• Angels acquire Shane Victorino from Red Sox for stretch run

    Updated: 31 min ago

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels acquired veteran outfielder Shane Victorino and more than $3.8 million from the Boston Red Sox on Monday for infielder Josh Rutledge. The 34-year-old Victorino is a two-time World Series champion, a two-time All-Star and a four-time Gold Glove winner. He has spent the past three years in Boston, batting .245 in just 33 games this season with two stints on the disabled list. Overall, Victorino has hit .276 with 108 home runs, 486 RBIs and 229 stolen bases in 12 major league seasons, including stints with San Diego, Philadelphia, Los Angeles Dodgers and the Red Sox.

  • 2 ways to achieve a lifetime of happiness

    Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    In her book "The Myths of Happiness," psychology professor Sonja Lyubomirsky notes what is needed to sustain happiness.

  • TV: Here's how a former Dallas Cowboys signee influenced ABC's BattleBots title bout

    Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    It took a former Dallas Cowboys signee to decide which fighting robot would win the BattleBots championship show.

  • Big Soda Sues San Francisco over beverage warnings

    Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    The soda industry’s largest trade body is suing the city of San Francisco over rules that would require mandatory warning labels on soda advertisements and ban their display on city property.

  • Authorities: 4 dead after small plane crashes in Wisconsin

    Updated: 58 min ago

    AMERY, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say four people have died after a small plane crashed in a field in rural western Wisconsin. A statement from the Polk County Sheriff's Office says the department was notified of the crash in the town of Alden just before 5:30 p.m. Monday. Deputies who responded found a single-engine Beechcraft plane burning in the field. The statement says firefighters extinguished the blaze and the remains of four occupants were found inside the aircraft. The remains have been taken to a medical examiner's office in Anoka, Minnesota, for autopsies and identifications. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating. No names or ages of thos

  • Oklahoma City Dodgers: Round Rock hammers Dodgers

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Ryan Strausborger had three hits, and three other players added two apiece to help the Express score in every inning but the third and eighth.

  • Oklahoma strong: Ralph Terry overcame injury and disappointment several times, and in the process, the big-league pitcher earned a spot among Oklahoma’s best.

    BY JENNI CARLSON | Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    On Aug. 3, Ralpth Terry will be inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. He’ll join gold medalists and world champions and legends of sport.

  • OKC Central: Downtown arts community is result of vision, commitment

    By Steve Lackmeyer Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Steve Lackmeyer: And as the arts community gathers downtown, they are finding themselves joined by other groups and venues.

  • Nine people are injured in church van crash headed to youth rally

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    The van, owned by the Fresh Fire Outreach Center Church in Shawnee, was traveling east on Will Rogers Turnpike when the driver's side rear tire blew out near mile marker 270 east of Claremore, said Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. John Vincent.

  • Court rejects state’s attempt to keep monument at Capitol

    By RICK M. GREEN Capitol Bureau rmgreen@opubco.com  | Updated: 1 hr ago

    The state Supreme Court has rejected an attempt by the state to keep a Ten Commandments monument next to the Oklahoma Capitol. The court ordered it removed, and Monday denied a request from the state to reconsider that order.

  • Clinton school official calls free reading software 'game-changer'

    TIM WILLERT Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Clinton, Oklahoma, school district officials say the Footsteps2Brilliance program will allow all Clinton residents who are learning to speak English to get free access to reading software and songs and games in English and Spanish.

  • Obama calls GOP criticism of Iran deal 'ridiculous,' 'sad'

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama unleashed a blistering and belittling rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls Monday, calling their attack on his landmark nuclear deal with Iran "ridiculous if it weren't so sad." Standing before television cameras during a trip to Africa, Obama suggested the bellicose rhetoric from some GOP candidates was an attempt to divert attention from Donald Trump, the wealthy businessman-turned presidential contender whose popularity is confounding the Republican field. "Maybe it gets attention and maybe this is just an effort to push Mr. Trump out of the headlines, but it's not the kind of leadership that is needed for America right now," Obama said during a news conference in

  • Texas prosecutor names committee to review Sandra Bland case

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — A committee of outside attorneys will assist the Texas district attorney investigating the death of Sandra Bland, the black woman who authorities say hanged herself in her jail cell three days after a traffic stop by a white state trooper. Authorities also released an initial toxicology report for Bland on Monday, a report that two experts who reviewed it for The Associated Press said raises the possibility that Bland may have used marijuana while in custody. Bland died in the county jail after the traffic stop for failing to use a turn signal escalated into a physical confrontation. Authorities have said Bland hanged herself, a finding her family disputes.

  • Midwest City police make three arrests in slaying, seek fourth suspect

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Three people have been arrested in a fatal shooting at a Midwest City home, and an arrest warrant has been issued for a fourth suspect.

  • Ex-police officer ordered to jail in bond violation

    BY MATT DINGER Staff Writer mdinger@oklahoman.com | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Daniel Ken Holtzclaw, a former Oklahoma City police officer accused of rape, will spend 15 days in jail for violating his house arrest.

  • Deva-station: Former bus station in OKC torn down

    By Steve Lackmeyer Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    The demolition of Union Bus Station by Midwest Wrecking started Saturday, one day after the developer, Texas-based Hines, received a permit from the city of Oklahoma City.

  • All-State swimming notebook: Bethany's Dustin Bielich an ambassador for young program

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Bielich has been involved in all kinds of sports for the Bronchos. He was the kicker on the football team. He did the high jump in track season. He also played basketball for three years. But establishing a swim program might be his biggest accomplishment.

  • Man shot by officer made threatening gesture, police say

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 3 hr ago

    A man is recovering after being shot in the leg by an Oklahoma City officer early Monday.

  • HERE COMES THE SUN: Gov. Mary Fallin, OG&E flip switch on solar power project at Mustang plant

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin praised a 2.5 megawatt solar farm at Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co.'s Mustang plant in far western Oklahoma City at opening ceremony.

  • Enid man dies after motorcycle crash

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    An Enid motorcyclist, Steven C. Siegfried, 58, died from injuries suffered in a Saturday morning crash, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported Monday. He died about 10:05 a.m. Saturday.