• No nuke agreement yet: Iran talks push past deadline

    Updated: 10 min ago

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — With stubborn disputes unresolved, nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers went past a self-imposed deadline and into overtime as negotiators renewed efforts to hammer out the outline of an agreement. Enough progress had been made to warrant the extension past midnight Tuesday, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said, although there still were "several difficult issues" to bridge. Secretary of State John Kerry, who had planned to leave the talks Tuesday, was remaining. And an Iranian negotiator said his team could stay "as long as necessary" to clear the remaining hurdles.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Why Wednesday's game against Dallas is key to OKC's chase for seventh seed

    BY ANTHONY SLATER | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    With a win, Dallas would move four games up on OKC with seven to go, while also clinching the head-to-head tiebreaker and all but eliminating the Thunder from anything higher than an eighth-place finish. But an OKC win would make things interesting.

  • Vinta, Oklahoma, bread factory ceases production

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Swiss company that makes Otis Spunkmeyer baked goods cuts 117 jobs.

  • Oklahoma may give five companies up to $25.6 million for job creation incentives

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: 33 min ago

    Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores Inc. is one of five businesses that have qualified for millions of incentive dollars for creating up to 1,161 new jobs in Oklahoma.

  • Mind Your Own Business: Health insurance tops list of most desirable employee perks, survey finds

    Paula Burkes | Updated: 38 min ago

    Private health care tops the list of most desirable workplace perks, according to survey results released this week by the money-savng website CouponCodePros.com. Of 2,932 job-seeking adults who responded to emailed surveys, 74 percent chose private health care as the benefit they want most, followed by a good social life, 69 percent; flexible working hours, […]

  • Defense rests in 1st phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial

    Updated: 43 min ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev rested their case in his federal death penalty trial Tuesday, a day after they began presenting testimony designed to show his late older brother was the mastermind of the 2013 terror attack. The defense admitted during opening statements that Tsarnaev participated in the bombings. But Tsarnaev's lawyer said he was a troubled 19-year-old who had fallen under the influence of his radicalized 26-year-old brother, Tamerlan, who died following a shootout with police days after the bombings. Prosecutors and Tsarnaev's lawyers will give closing arguments April 6. The jury is expected to begin deliberations the same day.

  • Washita National Wildlife Refuge to hold event on Saturday

    Ed Godfrey | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    The annual Washita National Wildlife Refuge Anniversary Celebration will be held in conjunction with the Foss State Park Easter EGGStravaganza on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Foss State Park. The event is free and include fun family activities and an Easter egg hunt at the Cedar Point Campground at Foss State Park. […]

  • Hotel subsidy necessary, Oklahoma City's top economic development officer acknowledges

    BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Oklahoma City’s top economic development officer acknowledged Tuesday that taxpayers would have to subsidize — in some form — the luxury hotel seen as a necessity to assure success of the $287 million MAPS 3 convention center.

  • Chances for severe thunderstorms return to Oklahoma this week

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    A week after a round of deadly tornadoes and strong storms passed through Oklahoma, severe weather is back in the forecast. If severe storms develop, they could bring golf ball-size hail and winds up to 70 mph, forecasters said.

  • Oklahoma City police identify man who jumped into river during pursuit

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Warren Michael Murray, 38, was arrested after he jumped out of a stolen pickup Monday afternoon and ran from police, jumping into the Oklahoma River. He remained in jail Tuesday.

  • Gerald Green looks back on decision to bypass Oklahoma State for the NBA

    Darnell Mayberry | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    While the fate of Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford twists in the wind, the men’s basketball program’s next great hope, Jawun Evans (Justin F. Kimball High/Dallas, Texas), will take the national stage Wednesday night in the 38th McDonald’s All American Game. Evans, a 6-foot point guard who has drawn comparisons to a young Chris Paul, […]

  • Garvin County man charged with raping homeless man after offering him work

    By Sheila Stogsdill, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Marshal Shawn Williams, 52, of Hennepin, is accused of threatening the victim with a handgun and of forcing drugs on him.

  • Oklahoma State football: Cornerback Ashton Lampkin recalls difficult recovery from season-ending injury

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Lampkin, who received a medical redshirt after missing the final nine games of the 2014 season, is back to 100 percent for the Cowboys after suffering a high-ankle sprain

  • Police investigate Lawton homicide

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Lawton police said the body of Ulric Adams, 46, was found by a person walking in an alley. Police are calling Adams’ death a homicide.

  • Two die in separate crashes in Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Two people died Monday and Tuesday as the result of separate crashes, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Le'Bryan Nash chosen for NABC's College All-Star game

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Oklahoma State senior Le’Bryan Nash is one of 21 players who have been invited to play in the 2015 Reese’s Division I College All-Star Game, the National Association of Basketball Coaches announced Monday. The game will be played on April 3 in Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium.

  • Carl Albert girls basketball coach Tim Price resigns

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Carl Albert coach Tim Price officially resigned last week, bringing to end a very successful tenure with the Titans that included 10 state tournament appearances in his 11 seasons.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Kevin Durant undergoes bone graft surgery; Dion Waiters sore but OK

    By Darnell Mayberry, Staff writer | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Kevin Durant underwent bone graft surgery Tuesday on the fifth metatarsal of his right foot, the Thunder announced.

  • Tennessee hires former Texas coach Rick Barnes

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When he gave his farewell press conference after an unwanted exit from Texas, Rick Barnes predicted he'd be coaching again "quicker than you probably think." It turns out Barnes already had a pretty good idea where he'd end up. Barnes had begun talking to Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart about the Volunteers' coaching vacancy Saturday, the day before his departure from Texas was announced. His move from one shade of orange to another became official Tuesday when Barnes was introduced as Tennessee's new men's basketball coach. "At that point in time, yes, it was something that had been discussed and it was something I truly wanted to see happen," Barnes said.

  • Gold Dome expected to sell next month to developer of The Rise

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Johnathan Russell plans to redevelop the landmark building at NW 23 and Classen.