• TV Land Pulls 'Dukes of Hazzard' Reruns

    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    The debate over the  Confederate flag  continues to spread to the entertainment world. A week after Warner Bros. announced it would no longer sanction the manufacturing of "Dukes of Hazzard" merchandise featuring the flag, TV Land announced it's pulling reruns of the 1980s’ TV series featuring John Schneider and Tom Wopat as Bo and Luke Duke in fictional Hazzard County, Georgia.

  • Media report: Former Oklahoma State basketball player Darrell Williams to join Chicago Bulls summer league roster

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: 25 min ago

    Former Oklahoma State forward Darrell Williams will be on the Chicago Bulls' summer league roster in Las Vegas this month, according to several media reports. Williams — convicted and later exonerated on sexual battery and rape by instrumentation charges stemming from an alleged 2011 incident in Stillwater — finished his playing career at Texas A&M-Commerce before receiving his diploma from OSU last May. Williams was named the Lone Star Conference Newcomer and Player of the Year after averaging 18.5 points and 12.4 rebounds last season. Although Williams was not selected in the 2015 NBA Draft, three teams offered summer league contracts, according to The Dallas Morning News.

  • Kevin Love says he's coming back to Cleveland Cavaliers

    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    There were doubts that Kevin Love would return to Cleveland for the 2015-16 season, but the All-Star power forward says he's coming back. Love wrote on theplayerstribune.com that he'll be returning to Cleveland next season to make another run at the NBA championship. Love missed a majority of the Cavaliers' playoff run after separating his shoulder in the first round against the Boston Celtics.  "At the end of the day, and after meeting with my teammates and with the front office, it was clear Cleveland was the place for me," Love wrote . "We’re all on the same page and we’re all in. We have unfinished business and now it’s time to get back to work."

  • Nicholas Winton, savior of Jewish children, dies at 106

    Updated: 32 min ago

    LONDON (AP) — He was just a 29-year-old clerk at the London Stock Exchange when he faced the challenge of a lifetime. Traveling with a friend to Czechoslovakia in 1938, as the drums of impending war echoed around Europe, Nicholas Winton was hit by a key realization. The country was in danger and no one was saving its Jewish children. Winton would almost single-handedly save more than 650 Jewish children from the Holocaust, earning himself the label "Britain's Schindler." He died Wednesday at age 106 in a hospital near Maidenhead, his hometown west of London, his family said. Winton arranged trains to carry children from Nazi-occupied Prague to Britain, battling bureaucracy at both ends and saving them from almost cert

  • Massive assault on Egypt army in Sinai kills 64 troops

    Updated: 33 min ago

    EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Dozens of Islamic militants unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks, including suicide car bombings, on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, killing at least 64 soldiers, officials said. The advanced planning and coordinated execution of the attacks show that the long-running insurgency in the area is growing stronger, posing a serious threat to Egypt's security as the military-backed government struggles to restore stability after years of unrest since the 2011 uprising. The assault came a day after Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi pledged to step up the battle against Islamic militants and two days after the chief prosecutor was assassinated in the

  • Federal judge: Alabama counties must allow gay marriage

    Updated: 44 min ago

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — With a handful of Alabama counties still refusing to grant gay marriages even as they issued licenses for straight weddings, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that all must abide by court decisions allowing same-sex unions. Meanwhile, gay marriage advocates said they would ask courts to impose penalties on the holdouts that refuse to relent. U.S. District Judge Callie Granade of Mobile issued a brief order saying state probate judges can't discriminate against gay couples since the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled gay marriage is legal everywhere.

  • PSO files $172 million rate case for environmental compliance

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Updated: 51 min ago

    Public Service Co. of Oklahoma said its rate case would increase the typical residential customer bill more than $14 per month. The utility has to comply with several federal environmental rules.

  • Four OKC Dodgers named to Triple-A All-Star Game

    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Dodgers have the best record in the Pacific Coast League, and they were rewarded for it. Four Dodgers have been named to the PCL All-Stars and will participate in the Triple-A All-Star Game on July 15 at Werner Park in Omaha, Neb. (7 p.m., MLB Network). Catcher Austin Barnes and second baseman Darnell Sweeney were each elected All-Star starters, and relief pitcher Ryan Buchter and shortstop Corey Seager were named reserves. Barnes is leading the Dodgers in batting average (.302) and has five home runs and 29 RBIs. Sweeney leads the PCL in stolen bases (25) and is the Dodgers leader in hits (82). Buchter ranks as one of the best relievers in the PCL with a 0.62 earned run average, and has only given up one run in 23 appearances. Seager is batting .290 with six home runs and 25 RBIs since being called up to Triple-A on May 1.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ex-California state senator pleads guilty to racketeering charge in Chinatown crime case .

  • NBA free agency: The next two summers will be even more wild

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 4 hr ago

    NBA free agency is fun. You can blow a whole day doing nothing but following rumors. Just in a 75-minute span Wednesday morning, the headlines read: “Jimmy Butler Ponders Max Offer From Bulls;” “Bulls to Re-Sign Mike Dunleavy;” “Paul Millsap Deciding Between Magic, Hawks;” “Heat To Re-Sign Goran Dragic;” and “Blazers Close To Max Extension With Damian Lillard.” Sometimes, the stuff comes so fast, you can’t keep up. But this NBA free agency season might be chump change compared to the next two. The current salary cap is around $68 million (it’s been projected up, just this week). Next season, the cap soars to $90 million thanks to

  • Air Force professor found stranded on cliff after 2 days

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — An Air Force Academy professor who went missing for two days while on a hike is recovering after he got injured and stranded on a cliff face in Colorado. Rescuers found Lt. Col. Dave Richie with a leg or ankle injury Tuesday after using signals from his cellphone to narrow the search area. Because of the rugged, steep terrain, an Air National Guard Blackhawk was used to hoist Richie off the cliff in the Sawatch Range about 150 miles southwest of Denver. Academy spokesman John Van Winkle told The Gazette of Colorado Springs (http://bit.ly/1LGXjN2 ) that the 43-year-old astronautics professor was "injured, but talkative" after the rescue. It's unclear what led to his injury.

  • Media report: 2016 Kansas lineman Isaiahh Loudermilk names Oklahoma State in top two

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Oklahoma State is in the running to land a verbal commitment from Isaiahh Loudermilk — a 6-foot-7, 260-pound, 2016 lineman from Howard, Kan. — who recently told Scout.com that Kansas State and the Cowboys are currently his top-two schools. Loudermilk is one of the Sunflower State's top talents, despite playing 8-man football at Howard West Elk High School. He's the No. 4 overall prospect (according to Rivals) and the top defensive tackle prospect (according to Scout) in Kansas. Loudermilk stars on both the offensive and defensive line and discussed where the Cowboys envision him playing in the college game. From his interview with Scout: "Oklahoma State has everything,"

  • Tulsa-based AEP-PSO seeks $172 million increase; would raise average customer bill $14.53 monthly

    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Tulsa-based AEP-PSO, Oklahoma's second largest utility, filed a rate request with state regulators Wednesday to raise revenues $172 million annually to recover its costs in meeting its federal agreements on regional haze and air emissions. American Electric Power-Public Service Co. of Oklahoma, if successful in its case with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, would raise costs an average 13.6 percent on its 540,000 customers. The utility plans to close one of its coal-fired generation units next year, upgrade the other one and later close it in 2026. It would raise the average customer's bill $14.53 per month, beginning early 2016.

  • Ellen DeGeneres launches lifestyle collection

    Linda Miller | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Ellen DeGeneres’ new collection of home items, apparel and accessories may surprise you.

  • Oklahoma City woman who died after kitchen fire identified

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 2 hr ago

    The woman lived in a retirement center in northwest Oklahoma City. Her clothes caught fire while she was cooking, a fire official said.

  • Video: Cruise around Adventure Road in Oklahoma this holiday weekend

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Paige Williams, director of tourism with the Chickasaw Nation Department of Commerce, talks about Adventure Road and the features of adventureroad.com.

  • 10 secret places in national parks

    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Here are 10 scenic spots you can have all to yourself inside the country’s most-visited national parks.

  • Macy's dumps Trump, Flo Rida pulls out of Miss USA pageant

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Flo Rida has pulled out of his guest appearance at the "Miss USA" pageant later this month, part of the continued fallout over pageant owner Donald Trump's remarks about Mexican immigrants during his presidential campaign announcement. A representative of the platinum-selling rapper confirmed that Flo Rida won't be performing at the July 12 pageant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The pageant lost both its co-hosts Tuesday, with "Dancing with the Stars" Cheryl Burke and MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts bowing out. Earlier Thursday, Macy's became the latest company to end its relationship with Trump.

  • OKC Thunder: NBA TV to show Thunder's games in Orlando Summer League

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    NBA TV will carry five Oklahoma City Thunder games as part of the Orlando Summer League, which kicks off Saturday. The Thunder's first televised game will be 2 p.m. on Saturday vs. the Charlotte Hornets.

  • Report: Kendrick Perkins drawing interest from Rockets, Pelicans, Knicks

    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Former Thunder center Kendrick Perkins is reportedly drawing interest from the Houston Rockets, New Orleans Pelicans and New York Knicks in free agency, according to ESPN's Royce Young. Perkins was traded to the Utah Jazz this past season but was waived and acquired by the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he averaged 9.8 minutes per game in 17 games for the Eastern Conference champions.