• Stories Begin With Opportunities

    By Brian Petrotta, OSU College of Arts and Sciences | Updated: 7 min ago

    Couple creates scholarships for multimedia journalism students

  • Forecaster warns of flooding during Memorial Day weekend

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    NORMAN — The National Weather Service says there’s a slight chance for severe weather along the Texas-New Mexico border and rainfall over the Memorial Day weekend will likely cause flash flooding across the southern Plains. Meteorologist John Hart of the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, says the risk Friday is mostly confined to southwest Texas and eastern New Mexico, where hail, thunderstorms and even a tornado could be possible overnight. Hart warned of flash flooding over the holiday weekend in North Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas, which are still soaked from recent storms. A forecaster in Norman says about 0.6 inches of rain in May will break Oklahoma City’s record for the wettest month ever

  • Boone Pickens celebrates 87th birthday in OKC

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: 13 min ago

    The Oklahoma-born oilman will celebrate with a full day of traveling, speaking to presidential candidates and scouring over oil and natural gas production and demand figures.

  • The View’s Epic Fight for Survival

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Loved and hated, hilariously parodied on Saturday Night Live, the first daytime talk show to host a sitting president—a show that was watched by 6.6 million viewers—and a must-stop for politicians and celebrities alike, The View, during Barbara Walter’s reign, was a cultural institution, reports Vanity Fair. But in the past year, it has become more of a cultural punch line. With viewership down to just under 3 million, and the show fighting for dominance in the ratings with shows that have copied it shamelessly, including CBS’s The Talk, the place had become mired in conflict. If press reports were to be believed, a group of high-powered, talented, and famous women were behaving like high-school mean girls. The co-hosts were bickering so badly, according to press reports, and the ratings were so weak, that the show might be canceled.

  • Ireland could make history with gay marriage vote

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    DUBLIN — In what could be a historic vote, says USA Today, an estimated 3 million people across Ireland were expected to cast ballots Friday on whether to approve same-sex marriage, a change that appeared likely to pass despite opposition from the Roman Catholic church in this overwhelmingly Catholic nation. A "yes" vote to change Ireland's constitution to give gay couples the same rights as married heterosexual couples would mark the first victory for gay marriage by nationwide referendum. Eighteen other countries have legalized same-sex marriage through legislation or the courts, but not by a public vote. Approval by Irish voters would be a sea change ,in a country that only decriminalized homosexuality in 1993.

  • Technology for religion: good or bad?

    Sarah Mikati, Deseret News | Updated: 16 hr ago

    While one study found that some members of the Baptist Church are comfortable using technology for religion, other studies have unearthed consequences of such usage.

  • KFOR: Nightmare road has rural Oklahoma residents fearing more rain

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    CLEVELAND COUNTY - More rain means more concern for rural Oklahoma citizens, says KFOR, as residents are pleading to the county for help. The road is about a mile long, and when it rains… people living there say it’s more of a muddy ditch.

  • KOCO: Accident snarls traffic on NB I-35 in Norman

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    NORMAN — Authorities are investigating an accident on northbound I-35 in Norman, KOCO reports. The crash is at the I-35 and Highway 9 interchange. A semi overturned in the crash.

  • The Clean Cut: Navy commander surprises his single mother

    Sarah Gambles, Deseret News | Updated: 16 hr ago

    Navy commander Ryan Breed, living in Norfolk, Virginia, surprised his mother, Cindy Breed, in Moreno Valley, California, with a video delivery from Teleflora thanking her for what she has done for him.

  • Is the 40-hour workweek falling out of fashion?

    JJ Feinauer, Deseret News | Updated: 13 hr ago

    Some argue that the 40-hour workweek too often leads to overworked employees, which in turn is bad for productivity.

  • US consumer prices up slightly in April; drop in energy costs mutes overall gains

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer prices up slightly in April; drop in energy costs mutes overall gains.

  • Goodbye, 'American Idol'

    Carmen Rasmusen Herbert, Deseret News | Updated: 17 hr ago

    I will always remember my time on “Idol” and hope anyone who has a dream has the courage — and the perseverance — to chase it down. It’s possible.

  • A black and white, and sometimes Technicolor, Memorial Day: Classic movies to remember the sacrifices of war

    Elizabeth Reid, Deseret News | Updated: 16 hr ago

    Celebrate Memorial Day and relive history by watching these classic movies about the events of World War I and World War II.

  • Five for Families: ‘Cinderella’ adds depth to classic tale

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider. Note: Since not all are appropriate for younger children, age recommendations are included.

  • Is Hollywood pushing too many superhero stories?

    Jim Bennett, Deseret News | Updated: 17 hr ago

    Dozens of superhero tales on the big and small screen may seem like overkill, but they're actually satisfying a demand for fundamental moral examinations of good versus evil in bright, shiny packages.

  • ‘American Sniper’ on Blu-ray, DVD

    Chris Hicks, Deseret News | Updated: 17 hr ago

    “American Sniper,” Clint Eastwood’s Oscar-nominated true story of the deadliest sniper in military history, has arrived on Blu-ray and DVD this week.

  • Grand jury indicts 6 officers in death of Freddie Gray

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A grand jury's decision to indict all six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, who died of injuries suffered in police custody, allows the state's attorney to press ahead with the most serious charges despite criticism that she was part of an "overzealous prosecution." The indictments announced Thursday were similar to the charges Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced three weeks ago. The most serious charge for each officer, ranging from second-degree "depraved heart" murder to assault, stood, though some of the lesser alleged offenses changed. Attorneys for the officers have said in court documents that they're the victims of an "overzealous prosecution" riddled with personal and po

  • Eiffel Tower closed amid workers' anger about pickpockets

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower closed to the public Friday as workers protested a rise in aggressive pickpockets around the Paris landmark that attracts thousands of visitors daily. The walkout came a day after Paris authorities said crime against tourists in the French capital had dropped this year thanks to reinforced police presence and video surveillance. The company that manages the tower said it did not open Friday because the staff was concerned about petty crime around the site and it is working with police to reach a solution. Crowds of tourists streamed around the monument, unable to reach its viewing towers. The tower is normally open every day of the year but sometimes closes briefly for bomb threats or strikes.

  • IS captures Iraqi town, purges opponents in Syria's Palmyra

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants have seized another town in Iraq's western Anbar province less than a week after capturing the provincial capital, a tribal leader said Friday, while in neighboring Syria the group's fighters killed dozens of pro-government forces in the ancient town of Palmyra. Islamic State fighters combed Palmyra, detaining and killing dozens of people two days after seizing the town, which is home to one of the Middle East's most famous archaeological sites, activists and officials said. Homs-based activist Bebars al-Talawy and an opposition Facebook page said that as many as 280 soldiers and pro-government forces have been killed in Palmyra since it was captured Wednesday.

  • Iraq deputy PM appeals for more help

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SOUTHERN SHUNE, Jordan (AP) — Iraq's deputy prime minister is appealing for greater international help in fighting the Islamic State group, saying its recent takeover of the key city of Ramadi was a "big disaster" and that the country's own forces could not adequately fight back. Saleh al-Mutlaq, speaking to AP at a regional conference of the World Economic Forum in Jordan on Friday called for a "new strategic plan" for Iraq and for international coalition forces to "terminate" the Islamic State group in Iraq. The jihadi group's conquest last week of Ramadi essentially completes its takeover of the key province of Anbar, whose other main city, Fallujah, fell over a year ago.