• Switzerland wins Davis Cup final

    Updated: 48 min ago

    LILLE, France (AP) — Roger Federer defeated Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the first reverse singles match Sunday as Switzerland took an unassailable 3-1 lead against France to win the Davis Cup final. The 17-time Grand Slam champion gave Switzerland its first title in the team competition and added the only big trophy in tennis missing from his collection. Federer and Stan Wawrinka had put Switzerland into a 2-1 lead Saturday with a straight sets defeat of Gasquet and Julien Benneteau in the doubles. Federer was thrashed by Gael Monfils in his first singles match after struggling with a bad back but recovered as the weekend progressed and did not face a break point on Sunday.

  • Afghan official says suicide attack kills at least 45 at volleyball tournament in east

    Updated: 55 min ago

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan official says suicide attack kills at least 45 at volleyball tournament in east.

  • Cops: Naked suspect assaults man, 84, at airport

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — A naked man fell through the ceiling of a women's bathroom at Logan Airport on Saturday, then ran out of the restroom and viciously assaulted an elderly man while he was still in the buff and bleeding, before being arrested, state police said. Cameron Shenk, 26, of Boston, was charged with attempted murder, mayhem, assault and battery on a person over 60, assault and battery on a police officer, lewd and lascivious conduct and malicious destruction to property. The bizarre behavior began shortly before noon when a woman using a restroom located before the security checkpoint in Terminal C reported that a naked man had fallen through the ceiling and landed in the stall area, state police spokesman David Procopi

  • Cleanup on, flood threat looms after huge NY snow

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The weekend offered the Buffalo region a chance to dig out of record levels of deep snow before a flood warning took effect because of rising temperatures and rain. With roughly the equivalent of six inches of rain tied up in the snowpack, volunteers moved through the area assisting residents. Beth Bragg's home was spared the worst of a lake-effect storm that buried parts of the Buffalo area under more than 7 feet of snow. But she still was out first-thing Saturday with her shovel — along with hundreds of other volunteers. "I know that people really need to get shoveled out, especially some of the older folks, so I'm just doing my part to help out," said the bank manager and "shovel brigade" mem

  • Big plays lead Huskies past Beavers 37-13

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — The momentum of Oregon State's upset victory last week disappeared quickly against Washington. The Beavers allowed touchdowns of 54 and 68 yards in the first 11 minutes of the game and found themselves trailing 17-0 early in the second quarter and never recovered in a 37-13 loss to Washington on Saturday night. Jaydon Mickens caught a 54-yard touchdown on Washington's first drive and added a 36-yard TD run in the fourth quarter and the Huskies became bowl eligible with their seventh victory. After upsetting Arizona State a week ago, Oregon State (5-6, 2-6 Pac-12) needed one victory in its final two games to become bowl eligible. Now, the Beavers need an upset victory over No. 3 Oregon next week to reach

  • Pacquiao knocks Algieri down 6 times, dominates

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    MACAU (AP) — Manny Pacquiao couldn't resist having a little fun after getting the signature win he desperately needed for the fight boxing fans desperately want to see. No reason not to enjoy himself after sending Chris Algieri to the canvas six times Sunday night in a performance that will once again heat up talk of a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. "He's going to fight me? Yes! Yes!," Pacquiao said, jumping up and down in the ring Sunday after tearing apart a reluctant Algieri on his way to a lopsided decision win. "I am ready to fight him next year." Pacquiao was playing off a new commercial where he celebrates after thinking Mayweather has agreed to the match. But he might have boosted his stock enough to entice M

  • Civic group: No Ferguson grand jury decision yet

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Crews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend. Tension has been mounting in Ferguson and elsewhere in the St. Louis area in recent days, with many speculating that the grand jury's decision would be announced on Sunday. That seemed increasingly unlikely by late Saturday, although there was a noticeable uptick in the preparations being made. Downtown STL Inc., a St.

  • Oklahoma baby boomers: Del City woman works to raise awareness about mental illness after suffering personal tragedy

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    Jean Wood has facilitated Survivors of Suicide support group meetings, organized for friends and family members who have lost someone to suicide.

  • Oklahoma state treasurer says $37 million in unclaimed death benefits are owed to Oklahomans

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller links people to lost property through the state’s unclaimed property fund, and $14 million has already been reported to the fund. He expects to turn up $23 million more from examinations of insurance companies. Some insurance companies would like to retain this money rather than see it placed in the unclaimed property fund, he said.

  • Oklahoma baby boomers: Churches say older members have urge to serve

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Published: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    Senior adults that make up the aging baby boomer population are still serving community.

  • Oklahoma baby boomers: Builders help baby boomers find the right home as retirement looms

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    As tens of thousands of Oklahoma baby boomers reach retirement age each day, home builders and real estate agents are working to keep up with their changing housing needs.

  • Oklahoma baby boomers: Professional associations increase recruiting as members reach retirement age

    By Kyle Hinchey, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    Baby boomers continue nearing the age of retirement, and professional associations realize a bulk of their members are aging out. To replace these numbers, the associations are looking for ways to recruit younger members.

  • What's it like: To suffer from compulsive overeating

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    Binge eating disorder is the most common eating disorder in the U.S., affecting an estimated 3.5 percent of women and 2 percent of men. The cause of binge eating remains unclear. It could be a mixture of factors, including genetics, psychological factors, a person’s social interactions and culture.

  • Oklahoma City federal court collects more than $36 million in 2014

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Updated: 10 hr ago

    The total collected by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Oklahoma is $36,340,329.15, and includes court cases as well as asset forfeiture for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, spokesman Bob Troester said.

  • Smuggler of illegal immigrants sentenced to 57 months in prison after Oklahoma wreck killed passenger

    By Nolan Clay, Staff Writer | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Jonathan Rene Martinez, 27, of Houston, fell asleep in northern Oklahoma in October 2013 driving illegal immigrants who had paid for a ride to California. Man who hired him snuck out of hospital with help despite severe injuries.

  • OSU football: What they're saying about Baylor's 49-28 win over Oklahoma State

    BY KYLE FREDRICKSON, Staff Writer, kfredrickson@opubco.com | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    WACO, Texas — Oklahoma State fell to 5-6 on the season and 3-5 in Big 12 Conference play after Saturday’s 49-28 road loss to Baylor. Here’s a look at what players and coaches had to say after the game. OSU coach Mike Gundy on the overall performance: “This could’ve very well been the best game we have played in a month … it’s almost like we figured out that, ‘Hey, it’s going to be OK.’ Some of that can be from lack of confidence. When you don’t win in a certain number of games, you’re not going to play with confidence early in games.” OSU linebacker Seth Jacobs on the Cowboys’ fight late in the game: “We definitely played hard throughout the game. We didn’t quit and gave great effort to

  • OSU football: In Mason Rudolph, Cowboys seem to have found their quarterback of the future

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    WACO, Texas — Mike Gundy really isn’t in to answering questions these days, but the longer this game went on the banks of the Brazos, the more the prevailing question changed. No longer was it, why did Gundy pull the redshirt status off quarterback Mason Rudolph in the 11th game of the season? The question was, what took Gundy so long? Oklahoma State football absorbed its fifth straight loss, 49-28 at the hands of seventh-ranked Baylor, but this defeat was different from all those browbeating decisions that turned this season so sour. The Cowboys in this game found a quarterback and the future hope that goes with such a discovery. Rudolph, the true freshman from Rock Hill, S.C., with the old golfing

  • OSU football: Cowboys o-lineman Zach Crabtree talks returning from injury, Mason Rudolph's demeanor

    BY KYLE FREDRICKSON, Staff Writer, kfredrickson@opubco.com | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    WACO, Texas — Oklahoma State offensive tackle Zach Crabtree made his first start Saturday since being injured against Iowa State in October. And while the Cowboys fell to Baylor 49-28, Crabtree undoubtedly bolstered an improved offensive line unit against the Bears. Crabtree spoke with reporters after the game to discuss his and the team’s performance Q: How did it feel to make your first start since the injury? A: “It felt good. It was good to be back and play here and be back on the field. That’s what we work for in the offseason … it was fun.” Were you playing with any pain? “100 percent. I feel good.

  • New Mexico spaceport sets sights on new customers

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The scramble to get everything ready for the launch of the world's first commercial flights from Spaceport America came to a screeching halt nearly a month ago when Virgin Galactic's spaceship broke up over the California desert during a test flight. There was heartbreak, but now the New Mexico Spaceport Authority is scrambling again. This time, the focus is on drawing more tenants to the nearly quarter-billion-dollar spaceport and maintaining support among state lawmakers. Christine Anderson, the authority's executive director, learned this week she might have to do that one legislator at a time. Anderson was called out by Rep.

  • OSU football: No. 6 Baylor holds off Mason Rudolph-led Cowboys

    BY KYLE FREDRICKSON, Staff Writer, kfredrickson@opubco.com | Updated: 9 hr ago

    WACO, Texas — Bryce Petty threw touchdowns on Baylor’s first two drives that took less than a minute combined, putting the No. 6 Bears ahead to stay in a 49-28 victory over Oklahoma State on Saturday night. Playoff-contending Baylor (9-1, 6-1 Big 12, No. 7 CFP) won its 15th consecutive home game on a dreary and rainy night along the banks of the Brazos River, staying in a three-way tie with No. 5 TCU and No. 12 Kansas State for the Big 12 lead with two games left. Devin Chafin ran for 106 yards and three touchdowns, while Shock Linwood had 113 yards rushing with a score for Baylor. Corey Coleman extended his nation’s best streak with a TD catch in his seventh consecutive game. Oklahoma State (5-6, 3-5) has lost