• Strong earthquake felt in Nepal's capital, some damage reported

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Strong earthquake felt in Nepal's capital, some damage reported.

  • On Sunday, Liv Adams will be mindful of another significant event — Operation Babylift

    By Jenni Carlson
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Forty years ago this month, the United States evacuated orphans from war-torn Vietnam. They were babies, toddlers and children in overcrowded, impoverished orphanages. Liv Adams was one of them.

  • Starbucks: Computer outage resolved and the thousands of affected stores to reopen Saturday

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks: Computer outage resolved and the thousands of affected stores to reopen Saturday .

  • Oklahoma County public records for April 25, 2015

    | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Oklahoma County public records for April 25, 2015

  • Moore, OK, school district to rebuild tornado-damaged portions of school

    By Tim Willert
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Despite construction, the Moore schools superintendent expects students to return to Southgate-Rippetoe Elementary when school starts in August.

  • Oklahoma state briefs: April 25, 2015

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    Oklahoma state briefs: April 25, 2015

  • Purcell man dies in Grady County accident

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Rodolfo Escobedo, 42, of Purcell, died late Friday morning after a single-vehicle accident on U.S. 277 in Grady County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Man dies in industrial accident Friday in southeast Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 3 hr ago

    A man died in an industrial accident Friday, Oklahoma City police reported. The accident was at Quad/Graphics, 6801 S Sunnylane Ave.

  • Storm shelter applications increase in Moore, OK, after March 25 tornado

    By Silas Allen
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    A month after a tornado touched down there, a growing number of residents in Moore are building storm shelters, city officials said. Skilled volunteers are needed as recovery efforts continue.

  • Kansas man died in car fire at weather center in Norman, OK

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 3 hr ago

    The FBI released the name of the man who was found in a vehicle that on fire Thursday afternoon outside of the National Weather Center in Norman.

  • Interest for Kurdish oil cools amid turmoil

    By BRAM JANSSEN and PAUL SCHEMM
    Associated Press |
    Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    IRBIL, Iraq — The hall for the Irbil Oil and Gas Exhibition this week was crowded with company displays, executives and investors. But conspicuously absent were international oil giants like Shell, Exxon-Mobil and Chevron that only a year ago were eager to exploit the promising reserves of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region. The threat of Islamic State group militants, who have swept across much of northern Iraq and are battling Kurdish forces only miles away from the Kurdish capital, Irbil, has dampened international interest. The security threat only increases oil companies' doubts, on top of falling oil prices and disputes between the Kurds and the Iraqi

  • Oklahoma business news in brief

    | Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    Oklahoma business news briefs for Saturday, April 25, 2015.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for April 25

    | Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $53.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $41.75 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted April 10: COMPLETION Craig: Olap Operating Co. LLC; Olap No. 11 Well; NE1/4 NW1/4 SE1/4 SW1/4 of 20-26N-18E; 10,000 cu-ft gas per day: TD 638. Garfield: ARP Oklahoma LLC; Otterhound SWD No. 1 Well; SE1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 SW1/4 of 05-24N-07W; TD

  • Oklahoma County land sales

    | Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $45 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk Carolynn Caudill's Office. Major sales are those of $200,000 or more.

  • Ander's Shoe Store owner kicks up heels for her 100th birthday

    By Sheila Stogsdill
    For The Oklahoman |
    Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    Dena Ander, who just turned 100, began working in her father’s shoe store in Miami, OK, in 1930.

  • Deaths

    | Updated: 3 hr ago

    BARTLESVILLE Ortiz, Marie, 83, died April 23. Services pending (Walker-Brown, Bartlesville). Roche', Clara Mae, 67, homemaker and Stumpff Funeral Home visitation receptionist, died April 24. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday (Stumpff, Bartlesville). BETHANY Jepsen, Billie Lynn, 60, homemaker, died April 23. Services pending (Affordable Cremation Service, Oklahoma City). BLANCHARD Myers, Mark Allen, 59, school teacher, died April 24. Services pending (John M. Ireland, Moore).

  • Is ice cream safe?

    By MARY CLARE JALONICK
    Associated Press |
    Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Is ice cream safe to eat? Federal officials say yes, even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections. The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say there's no reason to think that listeria illnesses and deaths linked to Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries and the discovery of listeria in Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams are related. “Based upon what we know now, there is no connection between these two ice cream companies nor any reason to suspect that ice cream as a whole poses any special foodborne disease risk,” said CDC's Dr. Robert

  • Energy meeting's theme focuses on oil, gas, power, price

    By JONATHAN FAHEY
    Associated Press |
    Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    HOUSTON — In the year since the energy industry last gathered for its big annual confab in Houston, prices for oil and natural gas took a dive that few, if anyone, saw coming. A chastened parade of energy executives, analysts, academics and government officials from several countries delivered speeches and participated in panels as part of IHS's CERAWeek energy conference, worrying over prices and making a profit, and speculating on what it could all mean for economies and consumers around the world. Here are five major themes from this year's conference.

  • Oklahoma real estate notes

    | Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    Oklahoma real estate notes for April 25, 2015

  • Kourlis: Progress being made in civil justice system

    BY REBECCA LOVE KOURLIS | Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    Lawyers and judges may have been the last to know, or maybe just the last to admit the truth. The American public is fed up with the civil justice system. It costs too much, is convoluted and agonizingly slow. In the end, it seems to be all about putting both parties in a posture where anything is better than forging ahead, and they settle — often with little attention to the facts or the law, but rather on the basis of who blinks first. The civil jury trial is all but gone, and the development of appellate case law arising out of trial court decisions in civil cases is waning. In short, the American civil justice system — the bulwark of our social contract with one another that protects individuals, enforces constitutional




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