• Steven Adams to likely miss Thunder's first preseason game

    Erik Horne | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Thunder coach Billy Donovan said Steven Adams will likely miss the Thunder’s first preseason game against the Minnesota Timberwolves as he continues to work through back soreness. Adams participated in some contact portions of Thunder practice Tuesday, but has practiced sparingly since missing practice last Thursday. The 7-footer was also held out of the Thunder’s scrimmage Sunday. “My guess is right now, from a precautionary standpoint, they’ll probably hold him out,” Donovan said. “I think he’s moving in the right direction, I just don’t think he’ll play tomorrow.

  • Correction: Protecting the Ocean story

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    VALPARAISO, Chile (AP) — In a story Oct. 5 about the United States and Chile setting up new marine sanctuaries, The Associated Press incorrectly quoted Secretary of State John Kerry as saying, "There is literally too much money chasing too much fish." What Kerry said was, "There is literally too much money chasing too few fish.

  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Previewing OU-Texas and OSU-West Virginia

    Ryan Aber,Jason Kersey,Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Welcome to the home of "The Non-Fiction Writers," NewsOK.com's college football podcast from beat writers Jason Kersey, Ryan Aber and Kyle Fredrickson. The podcast's name is a nod to legendary former OU football coach Barry Switzer, who has famously referred to reporters as "fiction writers."  The Non-Fiction Writers is presented by Edward Jones. You can click on the link below to listen and download the podcast to your computer, or you can subscribe on iTunes by clicking here. The Non-Fiction Writers: 10/06/2015 -- Ryan Aber, Kyle Fredrickson and Jason Kersey preview the annual Red River game in Dallas and Oklahoma State's upcoming game at West Virginia.

  • Cops: Comedian changes story about stabbing

    Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    A local comedian stabbed Saturday was allegedly attacked by a friend and not by two random men, as he initially told investigators, a police source said tonight.

  • Poll: What do you dislike about Texas?

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 4 hr ago

    The Red River Rivalry game between the University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas is this weekend, so let's have some fun. What do you dislike about Texas outside of football? Take the poll.

  • Sapulpa gun store owner loses license for illegal sale

    AP | Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The owner of a Sapulpa gun store has lost his federal firearms license after being convicted of selling a firearm to a convicted felon. U.S. Attorney Danny Williams Sr. announced Tuesday that 45-year-old James Okey also was fined $3,000 and placed on probation for five years after pleading guilty in July to charges he sold a firearm to a prohibited person. Federal prosecutors allege Okey sold the weapon to a person he knew to be a convicted felon, who are prohibited from lawfully possessing a firearm. As a result of the conviction, Williams says Okey lost his federal firearms license and had to liquidate his inventory and close his business. Okey's attorney James Watzke of Sapulpa declined to

  • Oklahoma football: Eric Striker earns two national honors for last week's performance

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 5 hr ago

    NORMAN — Senior linebacker Eric Striker was given two national honors Tuesday for his performance in last weekend’s 44-24 win over West Virginia. He was named the AutoNation National Defensive Player of the Year by the Football Writers Association of America, and also the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week. Striker tied a career high with 12 tackles, recorded two sacks and forced a fumble against the Mountaineers. The national honors come one day after he was named the Big 12 Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week. AutoNation will donate $1,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in Striker’s name, and the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation will make a $1,000 donation to OU’s general

  • After weeks of unrest, Palestinian leader appeals for calm

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Tuesday for calm after several weeks of heightened unrest with Israel, saying his people had no interest in any further "escalation" and urging renewed dialogue. The comments marked the Palestinian leader's strongest attempt yet to restore calm after the worst outbreak of fighting in months, and came as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to take even tougher measures to quell the violence. The clashes erupted three weeks ago at the start of the Jewish new year and have turned more violent in recent days.

  • Oklahoma football: Trevor Knight embracing 'different' role in 2015

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 5 hr ago

    NORMAN — Trevor Knight repeated one word when asked this week about this season for him individually. “Different,” Knight said. “That’s the main word. It’s just different. “It’s a different role. It’s a different preparation process. It’s different not taking every rep every day and learning the new adjustments that we put in.” But for him, “different” hasn’t necessarily meant “bad.” If he’s angry or upset about not playing much this season, he’s doing a really good, convincing job hiding it. “It’s been enjoyable to watch Baker (Mayfield) go out there and play the way he

  • MLB Playoffs: How a mother’s cross-country trip helped Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch continue his baseball journey

    By Jenni Carlson Columnist jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Updated: 5 hr ago

    It's been 22 years since she made the move to be near her son. He was a baseball standout. A product of Midwest City High. A soon-to-be sophomore at Stanford. But he was also a 19-year-old who'd just lost his dad.

  • Utility challenged over charges after coal plant outage

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — NorthWestern Energy wrongly charged customers at least $8.5 million after a 2013 power plant outage forced it to buy electricity on the open market, attorneys for Montana consumers and environmental groups argued Tuesday before state regulators. The case centers on costs incurred by NorthWestern after the huge Colstrip coal plant was partially idled for more than six months for repairs beginning in July 2013. A hearing on the rate dispute began Tuesday before the state Public Service Commission and could last several days. Representatives of the South Dakota-based utility said it followed state regulations by passing along electricity replacement costs to its 350,000 Montana customers.

  • U.S. government, tribes announce historic settlement worth millions

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: 5 hr ago

    DURANT — U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Tuesday that a $186 million settlement with the Chickasaw and Choctaw nations represents an opportunity for the federal government to wipe "a black mark of history" off its record. Jewell said she also hoped the agreement would help establish better relations between the two tribes and the federal government. “It recognizes that there has been a very painful history between the Choctaw Nation and the Chickasaw Nation and the United States government,” Jewell said.

  • Obama begins selling trade agreement to Congress, public

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Negotiations over the complex trade deal took more than five years. On Tuesday, President Barack Obama began what may be a similarly difficult task — selling the Trans-Pacific Partnership to Congress and the American public. Obama met with business and agricultural leaders at the Department of Agriculture. The site of the meeting reflects the urgency that farm groups have attached to the deal to remove tariffs and other trade barriers that would increase exports ranging from meat and poultry to grains and cotton. Obama emphasized that the deal would eliminate or reduce more than 18,000 tariffs that participating countries impose on U.S. exports. The reduction of those tariffs will lower the price that in

  • US forecast calls for lower heating bills this winter

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Some U.S. households can expect to save hundreds of dollars this winter with a drop in heating bills, thanks to a combination of lower energy prices and warmer weather across most of the country, the U.S. Energy Department predicted Tuesday. The department's annual outlook calls for lower heating bills, with the biggest savings for those who use propane or oil to heat their homes. The government predicts a 25 percent drop for homes using heating oil and an 18 percent drop for homes using propane, compared to last winter. The outlook is based on a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecast that calls for warmer weather across all regions except the West, which is expected to be slightly c

  • Ivy League professor calls Carson racial slur

    Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    The professor tweeted that Carson should win "coon of the year" after his comments on Confederate flags.

  • Edmond Schools hires firm to help redraw school boundaries

    Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    Edmond Public Schools have hired a firm to help the district redraw secondary school boundaries.

  • Crews battle fire near South Harrah Road in Cleveland County

    Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    Multiple crews are battling a fire Tuesday afternoon in Cleveland County, officials said.

  • Oklahoma Supreme Court reinstates attorney it had suspended

    AP | Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has reinstated a prominent Oklahoma City criminal defense attorney it suspended from practice after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of obstructing a police officer. The court handed down the decision Tuesday in the case of David Ogle, who was suspended in August 2012. Ogle had pleaded guilty to trying to bribe an Edmond police officer to skip a driver's license revocation hearing to keep his client from losing his license for drunken driving. The case against Ogle has since been dismissed. In a statement, Ogle expressed thanks to the court "for seeing my value in the legal community.

  • Car bombers claimed by IS kill 15 in Yemen's Aden

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Suicide car bombings targeting exiled Yemeni officials and the Saudi and Emirati troops backing their efforts to retake the country killed at least 15 people Tuesday in the port city of Aden, authorities said. A new Islamic State affiliate claimed responsibility for the assault, which officials earlier blamed on Yemen's Shiite rebels. The addition of the extremist Islamic State group, which holds a third of Syria and Iraq in its self-declared "caliphate," only would add further chaos to the civil war gripping the Arab world's poorest country. Up until Tuesday, the Sunni extremists largely targeted Shiites in Yemen as a myriad of forces fought over the ouster of internationally recognized President Abed Rabbo M

  • Egg McMuffin fans, rejoice: Your day has arrived

    Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    Come Tuesday, red-blooded Americans will be able to buy McDonald’s breakfast throughout the day and night.