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

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 6 min 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: 10 min 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: 10 min 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: 20 min 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: 21 min 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 AllenStaff Writersallen@oklahoman.com | Updated: 25 min 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: 35 min 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: 38 min 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: 2 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.

  • Female Journalists Barred From NFL Locker Room -- For Being Women

    Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    "It's still 2015, right?” That was the stunned reaction of journalist Joey Chandler after she, along with two other female journalists, was reportedly barred from entering the Jacksonville Jaguars locker room on Sunday night. The reporters were covering the team’s loss to the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, The Huffington Post reports.

  • IMF downgrades forecast for world, emerging market economies

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — China's slowdown and tumbling commodity prices will push global economic growth this year to the lowest level since the recession year 2009, the International Monetary Fund predicted Tuesday. In a report Tuesday in advance of the IMF-World Bank annual meetings here this week, the fund says the world economy will grow 3.1 percent this year, down from a July forecast of 3.3 percent and from 3.4 percent growth last year. "The risks seem more tilted to the downside than they did just a few months ago," IMF chief economist Maurice Obstfeld, told reporters. Still, Obstfeld downplayed the risk of a global recession.

  • Texas Professors Warn Allowing Guns In Class Will Inhibit Free Speech

    Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    As a women's and gender studies professor at the University of Texas at Austin, Lisa Moore is often the very first person to expose her students to the ideas that underpin LGBT literature and culture. Now, she's worried a new state gun law could change how she teaches, The Huffington Post reports. "I've had experiences over the years that have been frightening," Moore told The Huffington Post. "Like having my office broken into, and posters pulled off the walls and burned. Having 'Depravity Kills' written 16 times on my window."

  • Midwest City police release names in officer-involved shooting

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    Midwest City police have released the names of an officer and a man shot by the officer. The shooting happened after a call about a burglary. Police said a man pulled a gun on an officer.

  • Every new movie and TV show you can stream on Netflix this week (October 4 – October 10)

    Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    It’s that time of the week again, and BGR is bringing you a roundup of the best new Netflix movies and shows for your streaming pleasure. A lot of your time is wasted by looking around Netflix for something you haven’t seen yet, so this update will save you some precious ticks on the clock..

  • Blake Shelton Talks Weight Loss, 'Crisis and Chaos in Personal Life'

    Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    Blake Shelton opened up about his divorce from Miranda Lambert, saying he's doing better after a rough summer, Good Morning America reports. "I'm good, I'm not in rehab," he joked about tabloid reports during an interview with CMT's Hot 20 Countdown. "I have to pick up a magazine every now and then to see what's going on with my alter ego, I guess."