• Bedlam golf rivalry featured in NCAA Stillwater Regional May 16-18 in Stillwater

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, May 5, 2016

    STILLWATER -- Bedlam rivals Oklahoma State and Oklahoma will compete in the NCAA Golf Stillwater Regional May 16-18 at  Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla, the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Committee announced Thursday. The 14-team, 54-hole tournament, hosted by No. 1-seeded Oklahoma State, is one of six NCAA Regionals. It will include 18 holes each day and serve as a preliminary event for the NCAA Championships finals. The low five teams and the low individual not on those teams will advance to the finals May 27-June 1 at Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Ore. Oklahoma is ranked No. 20 nationally by Golfweek/Sagarin. Other NCAA Regionals will take place in Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Marana, Ariz.;

  • Chesapeake Energy records $921 million first-quarter loss, announces $470 million in asset sales

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: 28 min ago

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. on Thursday reported a first-quarter net loss of $921 million and announced almost $470 million in new asset sales. The loss translates to $1.44 a share and compares to a loss of $3.8 billion, or $5.72 a share, in the first quarter of 2015. The most recent numbers include a noncash impairment charge of $853 million because of the effect of lower commodity prices on the company's unproduced oil and natural gas. Adjusting for one-time expenses, Chesapeake reported a net loss of $120 million, or 10 cents a share, down from an adjusted profit of $42 million, or 11 cents a share, one year ago. Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization was $282 million, down from $928 million in

  • House bill would curb new regulation of e-cigarettes, cigars

    Updated: 29 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vape away. Increasingly popular e-cigarettes and cigar varieties could be exempt from new Food and Drug Administration rules if House Republicans have their way. The effort alarms Democrats and public health advocates who argue it could lead to unsafe products. Legislation approved by a House committee last month would ease rules announced by the FDA on Thursday to regulate e-cigarettes for the first time. The legislation would prevent the FDA from requiring retroactive safety reviews of e-cigarettes already on the market and exempt some premium and large cigars from those same regulations. E-cigarette products introduced in the future would face the safety reviews.

  • Good news for Thunder: Spurs have some road issues

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 1 hr ago

    The Thunder-Spurs series moves to Oklahoma City, with OKC trying to do what it did to San Antonio in 2012 and 2014: sweep Games 3 and 4 at Chesapeake Arena. Win both these games, and the Thunder is positioned for a huge upset. Of course, nothing easy about sweeping. The games figure to be tossup affairs. This season at home, the Thunder was a good, not great, 32-9. But 32-9 is not far from the Thunder standard. Forget the star-crossed last season. The Thunder was 34-7 at home in both 2013-14 and 2012-13. In 2011-12, the lockout-shortened season the Thunder made the NBA Finals, OKC played at a 32-9 pace at home. In 2010-11, another West finals season, the Thunder was 30-11 at home. So 32-9 is not out of the ordinary

  • San Antonio travelblog: 90 mph on the Pickle Parkway

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 56 min ago

    We made it home from San Antonio, and the MVP of the trip clearly was our photographer, Bryan Terry. Runnerup was whoever designed the Pickle Parkway. Bryan drove us all the way home Tuesday, allowing Erik Horne, A.C. Slater and I to work the entire 473-mile trip from San Antonio. It was a heavy news day. The chaos of those last 13.5 seconds, the national furor that ensued and the NBA’s eventual report that said the law left town during those 13.5 seconds that seemed like 13 minutes. Bryan’s driving was yeoman’s work and very valuable. And it was made easier by the new Texas turnpike that zips from Georgetown, on the far north side of greater Austin, to Seguin, about 36 miles east of San Antonio.

  • Electronic Cigarettes-FDA

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    FILE - In this April 23, 2014, file photo, a man smokes an electronic cigarette in Chicago. On Thursday, May 5, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration released long-awaited rules that bring the burgeoning electronic cigarette industry under federal oversight. (AP Photo/Nam Y.

  • Man on motorcycle tried to elude police, crashes in north Oklahoma City Wednesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    A man on a motorcycle crashed after trying to elude police in north Oklahoma City Wednesday night. He was taken to a hospital in serious condition, police report.

  • Iraq routed IS from Ramadi at a high cost: A city destroyed

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    RAMADI, Iraq (AP) — This is what victory looks like in the Iraqi city of Ramadi: In the once thriving Haji Ziad Square, not a single structure still stands. Turning in every direction yields a picture of devastation. A building that housed a pool hall and ice cream shops — reduced to rubble. A row of money changers and motorcycle repair garages — obliterated, a giant bomb crater in its place. The square's Haji Ziad Restaurant, beloved for years by Ramadi residents for its grilled meats — flattened. The restaurant was so popular its owner built a larger, fancier branch across the street three years ago. That, too, is now a pile of concrete and twisted iron rods.

  • 5 ways to find your personal pattern for peace

    Gary and Joy Lundberg, FamilyShare | Published: Thu, May 5, 2016

    Peace is possible for each person to achieve. Here are 5 steps that can lead you to that beautiful place.

  • 4 things wives can get away with that husbands can’t

    Megan Shauri, FamilyShare | Published: Thu, May 5, 2016

    There are just some things that wives can get away with that husbands can't. Here are four.

  • 7 unconventional role models your children can actually look up to

    Braden Jenks, FamilyShare | Published: Thu, May 5, 2016

    Struggling to find positive role models for your children? These 7 individuals will change that.

  • Have You Seen This? The Wowwowwow cat

    John Clyde, KSL.com | Published: Thu, May 5, 2016

    This cat has a secret button. What happens when you push it, you ask? Adorableness, that's what.

  • 'Biggest Losers' show why we regain lost weight

    Jennifer Graham, Deseret News | Published: Thu, May 5, 2016

    The first woman to win "The Biggest Loser" admitted recently that she has regained much of the weight she lost in the reality-show competition Researchers at the National Institutes of Health may have figured out why.

  • How often should you have sex?

    Amberlee Lovell, FamilyShare | Published: Thu, May 5, 2016

    You’ve heard the more sex, the better. Is that true?

  • Product review: The super light Pack Trench jacket

    Grant Olsen, KSL.com | Published: Thu, May 5, 2016

    Spring adventures often bring rain. Shell jackets like the Pack Trench from Sierra Designs are an excellent way to keep the weather from dampening your day.

  • Creative gardening: How to be smart with your space, climate

    Sydney Cobb, Deseret News | Published: Thu, May 5, 2016

    Spring is the season for traditional planting, but for some burgeoning gardeners, nontraditional options may be more realistic.

  • Living History Days set for Kingfisher

    Matt Patterson | Updated: 18 hr ago

    KINGFISHER – History will come alive on the streets of Kingfisher as the city once again plays host to Living History Days May 13 and 14 at the Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue. The first day of the event is exclusively for students but the second day is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for kids 5 to 18. Encampments manned by living historians on the music grounds will illustrate the lives of lawmen, gunfighters, soldiers and early settlers from the Chisholm Trail era of Oklahoma history. There will also be food demonstrations, including butter churning and a chuck wagon. Folk music and the art of spinning, weaving and lace making will also be

  • 5 must-try foods at Disneyland

    Megan Marsden Christensen, KSL.com | Published: Thu, May 5, 2016

    In a magical land where even the corn dogs are revered, visitors consume possibly the most delicious cuisine that has ever inhabited their eager mouths.

  • The U.S. hands over $5.28 billion a year to these 5 countries

    Sam Turner, Deseret News | Published: Thu, May 5, 2016

    Why does the U.S. spend billions of dollars on military aid for foreign countries like Israel? It may be part of the U.S. defensive strategy.

  • Hulu could soon launch new service with live TV, sports

    Natalie Crofts, KSL.com | Published: Thu, May 5, 2016

    If you love the idea of cutting the cord but hate waiting until the day after an episode airs to watch, you might have a new option in the coming year.