• US airline probe would need proof beyond business as usual

    Updated: 26 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other. Airlines routinely increase flights based on demand. A particularly cold winter in the Northeast, for instance, might merit more flights to the Caribbean. And sometimes, routes are cut because there isn't enough demand. Nothing is illegal about that. Any company can limit the supply of its own products, whether airline tickets, sneakers or smartphones. But it would be illegal for airlines to work together to limit flights in order to drive up fares. The government's invest

  • Thousands truckin' to Chicago for final Grateful Dead shows

    Updated: 28 min ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Grateful Dead is closing the lid on its storied half-century of concerts this weekend in Chicago, where a museum has captured the band's prankster heart by displaying its artifacts, skeletons-and-roses iconography included, in the shadow of a world-famous dinosaur. Soldier Field, which was the last place legendary guitarist Jerry Garcia played with the band before his death in 1995, is hosting the final three shows of the short "Fare Thee Well" tour in what the remaining core members — rhythm guitarist Bob Weir, bassist Phil Lesh and percussionists Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann — say will be the last.

  • KOCO: Police looking for 2 suspects following Motel 6 stabbing

    Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Police are looking for two suspects involved in a stabbing Friday morning at a motel near Interstate 40, KOCO reports. A 48-year-old man was stabbed in the back at a Motel 6 near I-40 and Sooner Road ...

  • Jefferson's iconic U.Va. Rotunda amid $53 million face-lift

    Updated: 30 min ago

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Thomas Jefferson's Rotunda at the University of Virginia is ensnared in a spider's web of scaffolding these days, the focus of a $58.3 million renovation of the World Heritage Site. The Rotunda face-lift is part construction zone — hardhats, safety glasses, big equipment — part art restoration. In its interior, also veined with scaffolding, workers are crouched in cramped spaces shoveling out red clay beneath the foundation to make room for modern mechanical features, such as wiring and plumbing. In another area, two patterns of brick have been laid out, like carpet samples, before a final selection is made. Outside, a crew uses a special concoction and brushes to scrub years of grime f

  • Small earthquakes recorded in north-central Oklahoma

    AP | Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    The largest was a 3.8 magnitude quake that was recorded at 12:19 a.m. Friday.

  • Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii after flight from Japan

    Updated: 55 min ago

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — A plane powered by the sun's rays has landed in Hawaii after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. Pilot Andre Borschberg and his single-seat solar aircraft arrived Friday at Kalaeloa, a small airport outside Honolulu after taking off from Nagoya about 120 hours ago. His team says his trip broke the record for the world's longest nonstop solo flight. The late U.S. adventurer Steve Fossett set the previous record of 76 hours. But the Solar Impulse 2 is flying without fuel. Instead, it's 17,000 solar cells charge batteries. The plane runs on stored energy at night.

  • Report: Dallas Cowboys think Dez Bryant is 'bluffing' about missing games

    Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant is still at a stalemate with the team over a long-term contract. Reports have the former Oklahoma State star even considering sitting out the Cowboys' season opener if he's signed to a deal by July 15. Bleacher Report Jason Cole says despite no progress being made in the contract talks, the Cowboys believe Bryant is bluffing about not playing. From Cole: "According to a source I talked to, there was no progress made between the two sides. That's because the Dallas Cowboys are not budging off of their long-term offer with approximately $20 million guaranteed and subsequent guarantees later on. One of the reasons why is the Cowboys believe that Bryant is bluffing when he talks about missing a game or two during the regular season. Despite the fact that he is on record saying that it is not a bluff. ... "The second part is the Cowboys believe that Bryant ultimately needs the money, that he has money problems, and that either he will sign the tender for approximately $13 million for a franchise player or will ultimately sign the long-term deal by July 15 when the deadline for a long-term deal expires. "The third thing is, Bryant has been around during the offseason, which gives the Cowboys further encouragement that he's going to be there when his teammates need him. ... The Cowboys believe that they have the leverage on their side in this deal."

  • Officials lift evacuation after Tennessee train derailment

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say thousands of eastern Tennessee residents are being allowed to return home after they were evacuated when a CSX train car carrying hazardous material derailed and caught fire. Maryville City Manager Greg McClain said during a Friday news conference that the evacuation has been lifted for about 5,000 people who live within a mile-and-a-half radius of the crash site. Most received urgent knocks at their doors between midnight and 6 a.m. Thursday by emergency workers who told them they should leave immediately. The concern stemmed from the contents of the car that derailed: liquid acrylonitrile, a hazardous material used in multiple industrial processes including making plastics. It's flamm

  • Sports on TV: Tuning in for Friday, July 3

    Compiled by Todd Schoenthaler Staff Writer tschoenthaler@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6 p.m.; OKC at Memphis; KGHM-AM 1340 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m.; Miami at Chi. Cubs; ESPN2 (Cox 28) 5 p.m.; S. Francisco at Washington; ESPN (Cox 29) 6 p.m.; Toronto at Detroit; MLBN (Cox 264) 7 p.m.; L.A. Angels at Texas; FSOK (Cox 37)/KRXO-FM 107.7 7 p.m.; San Diego at St. Louis; FSPLUS (Cox 68)/KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM 9 p.m.; N.Y. Mets at L.A. Dodgers; ESPN (Cox 29)/KTOK-AM 1000 AUTO RACING 8 a.m.; Formula One Practice; NBCSN (Cox 251) 1 p.m.; Xfinity Practice; NBCSN (Cox 251) 2 p.m.; Sprint Cup Practice; NBCSN (Cox 251) 3 p.m.; Xfinity Practice; NBCSN (Cox 251) 4 p.m.; Sprint Cup Practice; NBCSN (Cox 251) GOLF 8:30

  • OSU-IT's energy technology unit relaunches with new school

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology has reorganized several energy programs into a School of Energy Technologies. Three programs at the university — Power Plant Technologies, Pipeline Integrity Technology and Natural Gas Compression — will be part of the new school.

  • Australian academy prepares punters for US college football

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The fog is still lifting off a deserted playing field on the outskirts of this southern Australian city as 10 aspiring college football punters begin their morning drills. No one watches them practice on a chilly Melbourne day. Soon, they hope, almost all of them will be showing off their skills in front of crowds of more than 100,000 while punting at powerhouse college football programs 10,000 miles away. Experienced Australian rules football players for many years have considered punting in the National Football League after their pro careers at home. Now more young Australians are training with the Prokick Australia academy with plans to bypass the Australian Football League entirely and go st

  • Sheriff Stanley Glanz asks state Supreme Court to block grand jury probe

    By COREY JONES - Tulsa World | Updated: 1 hr ago

    In a last-second rush of district court filings before a three-day holiday weekend, the Tulsa County sheriff has mounted a second legal challenge to a petition calling for a grand jury inquiry into his office. Attorneys for Sheriff Stanley Glanz filed documents Friday showing that a state Supreme Court referee has scheduled an expedited hearing on the sheriff’s request that the court block Tulsa County Presiding Judge Rebecca Nightingale’s order impaneling a grand jury to investigate the Sheriff’s Office. A courier who was sent to file the documents told employees of the Tulsa County Court Clerk’s Office that she couldn’t give the filings to them until 5 p.m., a clerk told the Tulsa World. There were four

  • Hispanic leaders want GOP field to condemn Trump's 'idiocy'

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hispanic leaders are bristling at the largely tepid response by Republican presidential candidates to Donald Trump's characterization of Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers. Several 2016 contenders have brushed off Trump's comments while others have ignored them. Marco Rubio, a Florida senator who is Hispanic, denounced them as "not just offensive and inaccurate, but also divisive," after declining for two weeks to address the matter directly. Another Hispanic in the race, Ted Cruz, said Trump is "terrific," ''brash" and "speaks the truth." It's an uncomfortable moment for Republicans, who want more votes from the surging Latino population.

  • Woman known for trying to sneak on planes released from jail

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — A woman who has repeatedly tried to sneak aboard airplanes around the country has been released from the Cook County Jail in Chicago. Sixty-three-year-old Marilyn Hartman told reporters outside that she felt "free as a bird." Hartman was arrested after trying several times to get past security at O'Hare and Midway airports in April and May. Hartman has tried numerous times in recent years to board flights without a ticket. She has succeeded at least once, getting on a Southwest Airlines plane and flying from San Jose to Los Angeles last August. She pleaded guilty this week to misdemeanor criminal trespassing on state land and was released Thursday after nearly two months in jail.

  • Patriotic Movies You Can Watch On Netflix This 4th Of July

    Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    In the spirit of this national holiday, the Huffington Post brings you some Netflix offerings from the home of the brave. Throw on your best red, white and blue, grab some pre-buttered popcorn and domestic beers, wrap yourself in an American flag and hum the Star Spangled Banner to your bald eagle as you get ready to watch a bunch of your countrymen (or pretend-countrymen) doing cool stuff.

  • The 15 Best Places to See Fireworks on the 4th of July

    Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Our Founding Fathers may not have been able to predict specifics about modern day society, but they knew our independence would always be something worth celebrating--and no celebration would ever be too grand, too loud or too bright. The Active Times lists the 15 best places in the United State to see fireworks display this July 4th. 

  • Former Sooners DB Tito Windham enrolls at Mississippi JC

    Ryan Aber | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Cornerback Tito Windham, who redshirted last year at Oklahoma, has returned close to home. Windham enrolled at Northwest Mississippi Junior College earlier this week, Northwest sports information director Kevin Maloney said in an e-mail to The Oklahoman. The Rangers began summer workouts Tuesday. Windham remains on the Sooners' online roster but OUInsider.com reported in May that Windham was transferring. Windham was a three-star recruit by Rivals.com coming out of high school in 2014 and also had offers that included Florida State, Louisiana-Lafayette and Southern Mississippi. He committed to the Sooners in May 2013. Windham is from Gulfport, Miss., about five hours

  • Alligator kills 28-year-old Texas man during late-night swim

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ORANGE, Texas (AP) — A man was killed early Friday when an alligator attacked him during a late-night swim at a Southeast Texas marina, according to police. Orange police Capt. Robert Enmon said Tommie Woodward, 28, suffered severe trauma to a limb when he was attacked early Friday morning at the private marina, which is along a bayou extending from the Sabine River near the Louisiana line. Orange County sheriff's deputies and a Texas game warden found his body nearby about two hours later. Police said Woodward, who lived near the marina in Orange, was swimming with a woman, but Justice of the Peace Rodney Price told KFDM-TV in Beaumont that she only jumped from a dock after he screamed for help. The woman was not hur

  • Dalai Lama celebrates 80th birthday with California summit

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — The Dalai Lama is celebrating his 80th birthday this weekend and just about everybody is invited. The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader will host a three-day summit on global compassion starting Sunday in Orange County, with events in Anaheim and at the University of California, Irvine. The Dalai Lama's actual birthday is Monday. Thousands are expected to attend his talks on compassion, youth leadership and climate change. Organizers have ordered an 8-foot-tall birthday cake for the Dalai Lama that will feature maroon-and-gold frosting. Followers are encouraged to tweet (hashtag) #WithCompassion as a present to the spiritual leader. The International Shugden Community also plans t

  • Student sues Fordham over demand for mental health records

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A graduate student has sued Fordham University, seeking $5 million in damages and saying the college violated her civil rights by demanding her entire record of mental health treatment as a condition for returning. The federal lawsuit by Emily Pierce also names the U.S. Education Department's Office of Civil Rights, saying the agency has been investigating her discrimination complaint for two years but has gone silent. Pierce, now 34, was studying at the Graduate School of Social Services in 2011 and 2012, then took two medical leaves. She alleges her federal complaint resulted in retaliation by Fordham, a Jesuit school in the Bronx. A university spokesman said Fordham followed well-established re-