• What to do in Oklahoma on Sept. 3, 2015: Hear Rob Thomas at Tulsa's Brady Theater

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 8 min ago

    Today's featured event: TULSA - Hear Rob Thomas at 7 tonight at the Brady Theater, 105 W Brady. Doors open at 6 p.m. Plain White T's and Vinyl Station also are on the lineup. As previously reported, the Matchbox Twenty frontman's Tulsa concert was originally scheduled for July but was postponed due to his wife, Marisol, needing treatment for a possible lesion at the base of her brain. All previously purchased tickets for Thomas' "Great Unknown Tour" Tulsa stop will be honored at tonight's rescheduled date. Tickets are available at Reasor's and Starship Records in Tulsa, Buy For Less locations in OKC, by phone at (866) 977-6849 and online at www.protix.com. Reserved seats are $69.50, $49.50

  • Lost Australian sheep yields 30 sweaters worth of fleece

    Updated: 22 min ago

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A lost, overgrown sheep found in Australian scrubland was shorn for perhaps the first time on Thursday, yielding 40 kilograms (89 pounds) of wool — the equivalent of 30 sweaters — and shedding almost half his body weight. Tammy Ven Dange, chief executive of the Canberra RSPCA, which rescued the merino ram dubbed Chris, said she hoped to register the 40.45 kilogram (89 pound, 3 ounce) fleece with the Guinness World Records. An official of the London-based organization did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The most wool sheared from a sheep in a single shearing is 28.9 kilograms (63 pounds, 11 ounces) taken from a wild New Zealand merino dubbed Big Ben in January last year, the G

  • Guatemala president resigns amid corruption probe

    Updated: 26 min ago

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina has resigned in the face of a corruption scandal that has brought his government to the brink, a spokesman said early Thursday. Spokesman Jorge Ortega said Perez Molina submitted his resignation at midnight Wednesday local time after a judge issued an order to detain him in the customs fraud case, which already has led to the jailing of his vice president, and the resignation of several cabinet ministers who withdrew their support for the president. His resignation, the first by a Guatemalan president, is not effective until Congress accepts it and names a new president. They were to convene early Thursday morning to do so.

  • Cabela's looks to welcome customers to first store in Oklahoma City

    BY BRIANNA BAILEY Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: 42 min ago

    The Oklahoma City Cabela's store is expected to open later this month to large crowds, company officials say.

  • Civic Center Foundation narrows search

    By William Crum Staff Writerwcrum@Oklahoman.com | Updated: 54 min ago

    A Civic Center Foundation committee plans to make a final selection by the end of the month on a partner to present its Broadway series in Oklahoma City.

  • The Morning Brew: Dead Syrian toddler washed ashore becomes tragic symbol

    Updated: 55 min ago

    Photo of dead Syrian toddler washed ashore on beach becomes tragic symbol There is a refugee crisis in Syria, and a photo of a dead toddler washed ashore on a Turkey beach encapsulated that crisis on Wednesday.  The photo series depicts the child lying still and alone and face down in the sand on a beach. An official arrives and picks up the  body. The series ricocheted through Twitter, prompting debate. One camp claimed the images are too disturbing to share.  The other camp insisted they are too disturbing to ignore. Newsrooms, too, launched into ethical discussions, especially in Europe, which is bearing the brunt of the diaspora, according to the New

  • Man missing at Red River in McCurtain County, Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Sep 3, 2015

    A man is missing from the Red River in McCurtain County. He had gone into the water while fishing.

  • Police return woman’s stolen car — with drugs, weapons added

    Published: Thu, Sep 3, 2015

    CALGARY—A Calgary woman says her stolen car was recently returned to her by police but they did a lousy job of searching it before giving it back to her. Courtney Pickering says the thieves appeared to have left drugs, identification and weapons behind in the vehicle. She says she has filed a complaint with the professional standards section of the Calgary police service.

  • Judge Says NSA Program Is Unconstitutional, 'It's Time to Move'

    Published: Thu, Sep 3, 2015

    A federal judge in the nation’s capital made clear Wednesday he would like to order the Obama administration to end its dragnet collection of U.S. call records as soon as possible. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon, in fact, outlined for anti-surveillance attorney Larry Klayman how to hasten the process. When the attorney quibbled about specifics during a status hearing, Leon repeated himself emphatically, saying he believes the constitutional rights of millions of citizens are being violated. “I’m prepared to lift the stay I issued,” Leon said, referring to the hold he placed on a preliminary injunction against the collection he issued to Klayman in December 2013. “It’s time to move, let’s get going.”

  • Teens who take nude selfie photos face adult sex charges

    Published: Thu, Sep 3, 2015

    After a 16-year-old Fayetteville, N.C., girl made a sexually explicit nude photo of herself for her boyfriend last fall, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office concluded that she committed two felony sex crimes against herself and arrested her in February. The girl was listed on a warrant as both the adult perpetrator and the minor victim of two counts of sexual exploitation of minor - second-degree exploitation for making her photo and third-degree exploitation for having her photo in her possession. A conviction could have put the girl in prison and would have required her to register as a sex offender for the rest of her life. A plea bargain arranged for her in July should clear her record next summer.

  • A lost dog named Domino becomes rallying point for Oklahoma City neighbors

    Juliana Keeping,newsroom blog | Updated: 2 hr ago

    The first post went up July 9. A white boxer with a brown spot on his back, a blue collar and a stubby tail had gone missing from his Oklahoma City home near NW 34 and Youngs. I caught the post on Nextdoor, a neighborhood-focused social media platform I recently started using. With it, you are vetted in via a postcard or credit card info to keep the online community in the 'hood. I check in now and again to the stream of plumber and electrician recs, creeper sightings, gardening plant giveaways and other neighborhood topics.  Since Domino the dog went missing June 29th, Domino's owner Francine has held onto hope that

  • Hot days through Labor Day in Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Sep 3, 2015

    Weather will be hot in Oklahoma through the Labor Day weekend. Cooler temperatures are ahead next week.

  • Pacific bluefin tuna group puts off new moves to save fish

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — An international body that monitors fisheries in most of the Pacific Ocean ended a meeting in Japan on Thursday without agreement on fresh measures to protect the dwindling bluefin tuna. The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission was unable to get a consensus on either short-term or long-term measures to help restore the bluefin population. Bluefin numbers are estimated to have fallen 96 percent from unfished levels, according to a release by the group. Last year, the commission recommended that the catch of juvenile tuna be cut to half of its average level in 2002-2004. But conservation groups say more must be done to counter the sharp decline of the species.

  • Migrants flood Budapest rail station as police leave, but no trains running to Western Europe

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Migrants flood Budapest rail station as police leave, but no trains running to Western Europe.

  • Big cities scramble to be prepared for an oil train disaster

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — They rumble past schools, homes and businesses in dozens of cities around the country — 100-car trains loaded with crude oil from the Upper Midwest. While railroads have long carried hazardous materials through congested urban areas, cities are now scrambling to formulate emergency plans and to train firefighters amid the latest safety threat: a fiftyfold increase in crude shipments that critics say has put millions of people living or working near the tracks at heightened risk of derailment, fire and explosion. After a series of fiery crashes, The Associated Press conducted a survey of nearly a dozen big cities that, collectively, see thousands of tank cars each week, revealing a patchwork of prepared

  • Specially trained dogs help out farmers with disabilities

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    MAYSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Farmers with disabilities often fear they'll be unable to continue their way of life. But a small group of dedicated volunteers is helping some disabled farmers with specially trained dogs. PHARM Dog USA — or Pets Helping Agriculture in Rural Missouri —trains border collies and other dogs to help with chores specifically tailored to a farmer's needs. The dogs also provide emotional support and companionship. The group currently operates on a shoestring budget in four Midwestern states. Founder Jackie Allenbrand hopes to someday expand nationwide. One client, Alda Owen, raises Angus cattle with her husband in northwest Missouri and is legally blind.

  • Out of the sunroof, and the office: Glimpses of China parade

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — Brief looks at China's massive parade Thursday commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II: ___ Shortly before the military hardware lumbered past Tiananmen Square, Chinese President Xi Jinping was his own parade, rallying the long line of assembled troops from the sunroof of his limo as it drove past the waiting procession. Dressed in a slate-gray, high-buttoned suit of the sort worn by Chinese leaders going back to Mao Zedong, and Sun Yat-sen before him, Xi cut a rock-ribbed figure as he called out to the troops though four microphones mounted in front of him atop the roof of his Chinese-made Red Flag limousine, its red flag snapping in the wind.

  • Indonesia extradites ex-police officer sought in US murder

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A former Austin, Texas, police officer has been charged with capital murder in the death of his pregnant girlfriend, according to a federal affidavit unsealed Wednesday. VonTrey Jamal Clark was extradited from Indonesia to the United States. He arrived at an Austin airport late Wednesday night, the Austin American-Statesman reported, and records show he was booked into the Bastrop County jail. The Bastrop County Sheriff's Office scheduled a news conference Thursday to discuss the case against him in the death of Samantha Dean, whose body was found in February behind a vacant shopping center. A federal arrest affidavit says a Bastrop County judge had sworn out a state arrest warrant July 21 chargin

  • AP survey: How cities are handling surge in oil trains

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Mile-long trains carrying millions of gallons of crude have become a common sight in cities around the U.S., raising concern about the possibility of a catastrophic derailment near crowded neighborhoods or critical infrastructure. In the wake of a half-dozen fiery crashes this year, The Associated Press surveyed nearly a dozen cities with populations of more than 250,000 to gauge how prepared they are to respond to an oil-train derailment. Emergency officials in every city say they're aware of the threat and are taking steps to address it, but the level of preparedness differs from city to city. ___ BUFFALO, NEW YORK — City does not have an emergency plan that specifically addresses oil trains, but says it

  • Seoul prosecutors seek 15-year term for US envoy attacker

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Thursday asked for a 15-year prison term for the man they say slashed the U.S. ambassador during a breakfast forum in March. Prosecutors made the request at the end of the trial of Kim Ki-jong, who faces charges of attempted murder, assaulting a foreign envoy and obstruction, according to the Seoul Central District Court. The court will issue a verdict Sept. 11, a court official said on condition of anonymity citing official rules. Police said he attacked Ambassador Mark Lippert with a knife, inflicting deep gashes on his face and arm. Lippert was treated at a Seoul hospital for five days. Police said Kim told investigators he chose Lippert as a target to hig




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