• UPDATE: Grady County highway closed due to accident Monday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 0 min ago

    A Grady County crash with injury has been reported.

  • A Model of Wellness

    By Tory Dwyer | Updated: 10 min ago

    OSU Student Union director demonstrates his healthy choices

  • Company seeks rights to names of iconic Grand Canyon lodges

    Updated: 14 min ago

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — To those who know and love the Grand Canyon, the names of its historic lodges are synonymous with the national park itself. Phantom Ranch, Bright Angel Lodge, El Tovar — all bring to mind a place coveted worldwide for its sweeping views, river rapids and history told though layers of geology. But the fate of those names is up for debate after a longtime Grand Canyon concessionaire applied to trademark them. Approval of its bid would mean Xanterra Parks & Resorts could charge future concessionaires to use roughly 20 names of the park's most popular properties. It also could walk away with those names, leaving the iconic lodges and other facilities to adopt new identities. The National Pa

  • Small drone crashes at White House complex, origin unclear

    Updated: 15 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service says a small drone crashed overnight at the White House complex while the president was in India. An investigation is underway to determine its origin and identify suspects and their motive. Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary says the device was a quadcopter and was about 2 feet in diameter. A quadcopter is an unmanned aircraft that is lifted by four propellers. Leary says the quadcopter was flying at a very low altitude before it crashed on the southeast side of the executive mansion around 3:08 a.m. Monday. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama were in New Delhi and not at the White House.

  • Secret Service says a 2-foot 'quad copter' device crashed at White House complex

    Updated: 34 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service says a 2-foot 'quad copter' device crashed at White House complex.

  • Church of England consecrates first female bishop

    Updated: 40 min ago

    LONDON (AP) — Male domination in the leadership of the Church of England ended Monday, as the 500-year-old institution consecrated its first female bishop. The Rev. Libby Lane became the eighth Bishop of Stockport in a service at York Minster. Her consecration comes after the church ended a long and divisive dispute by voting last year to allow women to serve as bishops. The traditional service was interrupted by a lone protester, identified by the church as the Rev. Paul Williamson. He stepped forward and raised an objection when the congregation was asked if it was their will that Lane be ordained. Williamson said "No, not in my name," and asked to speak. Lane swallowed hard, but remained stoic.

  • Eurozone looks for dialogue after stunning Greece elections

    Updated: 42 min ago

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The election in Greece of a radical party that wants to overhaul the country's bailout program raises new uncertainties for the eurozone. But several European creditor nations hinted they will seek a compromise deal to avoid disastrous scenarios, like Greece falling out of the euro. Financial markets took in their stride on Monday the victory of the left-wing Syriza party after several leaders in the 19-country eurozone suggested they were open to discussing how to lighten Greece's debt burden. The country has since 2010 needed 240 billion euros ($270 billion) in loans from fellow eurozone countries and the International Monetary Fund to avoid bankruptcy.

  • Renowned Greek singer Demis Roussos dead at 68

    Updated: 48 min ago

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek singer Demis Roussos, whose often high-pitched pop serenades won him household recognition in the 1970s and 1980s across Europe and beyond and who sold more than 60 million records, has died in Athens at the age of 68, a hospital confirmed Monday. The hospital said the singer died following a lengthy hospitalization, but did not give an exact cause of death. For many an iconic presence with a colorful dress sense — Roussos was once dubbed the Kaftan King — and rotund, bearded appearance, he enjoyed the respect of his colleagues and a steady global following. "He had a superb voice, he traveled in the world ... he loved what he was doing," singer Nana Mouskouri told French radio RTL in a

  • Police ID 2 co-workers killed in NYC Home Depot shooting

    Updated: 50 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police have identified the two co-workers killed in a shooting at a Home Depot store in Manhattan. Police say one of the workers argued with a co-worker before fatally shooting him and then killing himself on Sunday. Police identified the man who shot himself as 31-year-old Calvin Esdaile of Brooklyn. The other man was identified as 38-year-old Moctar Sy of the Bronx. Police say Esdaile entered the West 23rd Street store around 2:45 p.m. They say he exchanged words with Sy and then pulled out a gun, shooting Sy in the abdomen and chest. Police say the gunman then shot himself in the head. It remained unclear Monday what the argument was about. About 70 employees were in the st

  • Panic attack, bad back: Theater shooting brings jury excuses

    Updated: 57 min ago

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — One prospective juror said she had a panic attack. Another claimed to have a bad back. A third is in the military and worried he would be deployed during the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes. Even as an unprecedented 9,000 prospective jurors were summoned for questioning, both sides in the mass murder trial are worried about letting too many potential jurors go. Prosecutors have asked the judge not to reveal why he releases jurors, for fear of handing out a road map for others trying to avoid serving. And defense attorney Daniel King warned the judge who was listing off the reasons to let people go: "You have to consider the fact that people may not want to sit on this jury."

  • Justin Townes Earle and more added to Queen of the Prairie Festival

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    Justin Townes Earle, Robert Ellis, Lindi Ortega, Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers and Jonny Fritz are the latest additions to Guthrie’s Queen of the Prairie Festival, an inaugural alt-country and Americana concert slated for May 1-2 at Cottonwood Flats. If you are one of tens of thousands familiar with the 2013’s Mumford-centric Gentlemen of the […]

  • Couple is missing after long drive to meet Craigslist seller

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia couple is missing after driving across the state to check out a classic car advertised on Craigslist, and police say the man who last had phone contact with them faces charges. Investigators have obtained warrants for 28-year-old Ronnie Adrian "Jay" Towns on charges of giving false statements and criminal attempt to commit theft by deception. He hasn't been accused of harming 69-year-old Elrey "Bud" Runion and his wife 66-year-old June Runion. Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson tells WMAZ-TV in Macon (on.wmaz.com/15zHjtJ) that Towns was interviewed, and information he provided didn't match what investigators knew of the case. The Runions are from Marietta, just outside Atlanta.

  • Malaysia Air site hacked, some customer data appears online

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hackers defaced the website of Malaysia Airlines on Monday and threatened to dump stolen information online after posting a glimpse of customer data obtained in the attack. The airline's site was down for at least seven hours, replaced by a message from the Lizard Squad hacker group, before the company brought it back online by mid-afternoon in Malaysia. The hackers at first changed the site to display a message saying "404 - Plane Not Found" and that it was "Hacked by Cyber Caliphate," with a photo of one of the airline's Airbus A380 superjumbo jets. The browser tab for the website said "ISIS will prevail.

  • Love story: Tulsa couple married 68 years dies within hours of each other

    By TIM STANLEY - Tulsa World | Updated: 1 hr ago

    In Nancy Appleby, Jack Gatewood had found the apple of his eye. Of that, he had no doubt. But making it permanent would have to wait. There were the Japanese to deal with first. With World War II raging in the Pacific, the recent high school graduate volunteered for the Navy, thus beginning a two-year stint of service to his country. In the end, though, Jack came home to stay, and he and his high school sweetheart were married. Two weeks ago, 68 years after their exchange of vows — and within just a few hours of each other — Jack and Nancy Gatewood died, she on Jan. 15, he the following morning. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Officials say 2 sons of Egypt's Mubarak freed from prison

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — The two sons of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak were released from prison Monday, nearly four years after they were first arrested along with their father, authorities said. Security officials said the pair, wealthy businessman Alaa and Mubarak's one-time heir apparent Gamal, walked free from Torah Prison in a southern Cairo suburb shortly after daybreak and headed to their respective homes in the capital's upscale Heliopolis suburb. Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim, who is in charge of police and prisons, confirmed the release of the two, but would not say when they walked free. There has been intense speculation among activists in Cairo that they may actually have been secretly freed over the weeken

  • Airlines cancel thousands of flights ahead of Northeast snow

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Airlines cancelled thousands of flights into and out of East Coast airports as a major snowstorm packing up to three feet of snow barrels down on the region. JetBlue, whose flights are largely in the Northeast, has already cancelled about a third of its entire schedule. Airlines cancelled 2,194 flights Monday, according to the flight tracking site FlightAware. More than 2,000 additional flights have been scrapped for Tuesday. Problems in the Northeast are rippling outward, however. In West Palm Beach, Florida, where temperatures are expected to be in the 70s Monday, about 30 percent of all flights have been cancelled. Fort Lauderdale and Orlando are also reporting major cancellations.

  • Cuban youth build secret computer network despite Wi-Fi ban

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    HAVANA (AP) — Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies in a mini-replica of the online world that most can't access. Home Internet connections are banned for all but a handful of Cubans, and the government charges nearly a quarter of a month's salary for an hour online in government-run hotels and Internet centers. As a result, most people on the island live offline, complaining about their lack of access to information and contact with friends and family abroad.

  • Prosecutor seeks 26 years for Costa Concordia captain

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ROME (AP) — Prosecutors asked a court to convict the captain of the Costa Concordia and sentence him to 26 years in prison Monday for the 2012 shipwreck off Tuscany that killed 32 people, saying the term is hardly excessive given the death toll. Prosecutor Maria Navarro also asked the court to detain Capt. Francesco Schettino again and seize his passport and navigation license, saying he is a flight risk. She said the trial had proved that Schettino "thought only and always about himself." Schettino is being tried for manslaughter, causing the shipwreck and abandoning the Concordia while many passengers and crew members were still aboard. Survivors of the Jan.

  • Kurdish officials, Syrian activists: Islamic State group militants nearly pushed out of Kobani

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish officials, Syrian activists: Islamic State group militants nearly pushed out of Kobani.

  • Blizzard warning for NYC and suburbs, starting 1 p.m. Monday

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A blizzard warning is in effect for the metropolitan area from lunchtime Monday until midnight Tuesday. The National Weather Service says the storm is starting with light snow Monday morning. About 1 to 3 inches are possibly by sunset. The intensity of the snow will pick up after that. The agency says 2 to 4 inches per hour are expected to fall Monday night into Tuesday morning. Accumulations of 18 to 24 inches are possible by Tuesday afternoon. The agency says winds will be from the north, gusting up to 55 mph. They will strongest across eastern Long Island. Visibility will be only a quarter of a mile or less at times. The Weather Service says some roads may become impassable due to the he




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