• Power Lunch: Chat with OU writer Ryan Aber

    staff reports | Updated: 14 min ago

    We're in the thick of Big 12 baseball season. Check in with OU writer Ryan Aber at 11 a.m. on the Power Lunch chat for some Sooners talk on everything from baseball to offseason football and more.

  • Watch Jack Black And Jimmy Fallon Remake 'More Than Words' Video

    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    "More Than Words" just got way more hilarious. Jack Black and Jimmy Fallon gave Extreme's '90s ballad a nearly shot-for-shot music video remake on Monday. There was no Neil Young impression or rapping with Justin Timberlake. We're talking black and white shots, emotional pauses and, yes, painted fingernails.

  • Tulsa man accused of stabbing woman, leaving her in critical condition

    By KENDRICK MARSHALL - Tulsa World | Updated: 47 min ago

    A woman was taken to a Tulsa hospital in critical condition after she was reportedly stabbed in the neck during a domestic dispute late Monday, Tulsa police said. Officers were dispatched about 11:45 p.m. to the Royal Oaks Condos in the 2200 block of East 67th Street after a woman calling from a cellphone said "she was bleeding to death," according to a police report. A pedestrian told detectives at the scene that he saw the woman being attacked inside the residence, the report said. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Texas gunman was former target of FBI terror probe

    Updated: 52 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A man whose social media presence was being scrutinized by federal authorities was one of two suspects in a shooting at a Texas cartoon contest featuring images of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad, and the Islamic State group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the attack. An audio statement on the extremist group's Al Bayan radio station said "two soldiers of the caliphate" carried out Sunday's attack in the Dallas suburb of Garland. It did not provide details and it was unclear whether the group was opportunistically claiming the attack as its own. It was the first time that IS, which frequently calls for attacks against the West, had claimed responsibility for one in the United States.

  • Drumming Up Success

    By Brian Petrotta, OSU College of Arts and Sciences | Updated: 58 min ago

    OSU’s marching band ‘makes the dream work’

  • US service firms grew at a faster pace in April, driven by more orders, uptick in hiring

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US service firms grew at a faster pace in April, driven by more orders, uptick in hiring.

  • Is it worth it to save on airfare with an illicit 'hidden-city ticket'?

    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    A judge has thrown out United Airline's lawsuit against Skiplagged.com, a site created by Aktarer Zaman that helps travelers find cheaper airfare with "hidden-city ticketing." But Zaman's win doesn't mean the practice is now approved. Hidden-city ticketing involves booking a connecting flight, with the intention of staying in the layover city. Depending on the route, airfares that pass through a city can be significantly lower than airfares directly to the city.

  • Robert Downey Jr. offers chance to meet him on set of Captain America: Civil War

    Matthew Price | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    One lucky “Iron Man” or “Sherlock Holmes” fan will have the chance to meet Robert Downey Jr. as part of an auction being held by Charitybuzz. The winner of the auction will be able to meet Robert Downey Jr. on the set of one of his upcoming films, Sherlock Holmes or Captain America: Civil War. […]

  • Why Facebook is the best company to work for in America

    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Facebook is known for its cool perks, impressive salaries, and great corporate culture. So it's no surprise that it topped Business Insider's 2015 list of the 50 Best Companies To Work For In America, based on exclusive data from PayScale. This year, the social-networking site edged out Google (ranked No. 2) and Celgene (No. 6), the biopharmaceutical company that held the No. 1 spot in 2013 and 2014.

  • IS claims responsibility for Texas cartoon attack

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a weekend attack at a center near Dallas, Texas, that was exhibiting cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad — though it offered no evidence of a direct link to the attackers. An audio statement on the extremist group's Al Bayan radio station said that "two soldiers of the caliphate" carried out Sunday's attack and promised the group would deliver more attacks in the future. The Islamic State did not provide details and it was unclear whether the group was opportunistically claiming the attack as its own. It was the first time the IS, which frequently calls for attacks against the West, had claimed responsibility for one in the United States.

  • The 20 highest-paying jobs for business majors

    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    If you're a business major getting ready to graduate and wondering where the money is, you've come to the right place. We recently turned to PayScale, the creator of the world's largest compensation database, to find the 20 highest-paying jobs for business majors. PayScale first identified the most common jobs for business majors with a bachelor's degree (and nothing more) who work full-time in the US. They then ranked those jobs by "Experienced Median Pay," which is the median compensation — including base salary, bonuses, commissions, overtime, and profit sharing (but not equity) — for those in any given profession with a "typical amount of experience."

  • Putting 'unemployed' on your LinkedIn profile makes you look desperate — here's what to write instead

    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Your LinkedIn professional headline is one of the first things recruiters and hiring managers will see upon scanning your profile — and sometimes it is the only section they will read. When setting up your profile, you may have noticed that it is also required to fill out — so what do you use as your headline if you're unemployed and currently seeking a job?

  • Attorney General Lynch to visit Baltimore after police death

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch and other Department of Justice leaders were set to visit Baltimore on Tuesday. The new attorney general's visit comes after protests over the death of Freddie Gray, who was fatally injured in police custody, and riots that prompted the governor to bring in the National Guard. The Justice Department said one of Lynch's first meetings would be with Gray's family and faith leaders. She was also expected to speak with law enforcement officers to thank them for their service, long hours and for protecting demonstrators. The department said Lynch wants to make it clear she doesn't want the image of the many officers who valiantly protect communities to be tainted by accusatio

  • New ovarian cancer test twice as effective as existing methods

    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    A new screening test that tracks changing levels of a protein in the blood can detect twice as many ovarian cancers as conventional methods, research has shown. The technique relies on a statistical calculation to interpret variations in the level of a protein called CA125 which is linked to ovarian cancer.

  • US trade deficit swells to 6-year high of $51.4 billion in March, reflecting flood of imports

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US trade deficit swells to 6-year high of $51.4 billion in March, reflecting flood of imports.

  • Building work starts on first all-robot manufacturing plant in China’s Dongguan

    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Construction work has begun on the first factory in China’s manufacturing hub of Dongguan to use only robots for production, the official Xinhua news agency reported. A total of 1,000 robots would be introduced at the factory initially, run by Shenzhen Evenwin Precision Technology Co, with the aim of reducing the current workforce of 1,800 by 90 per cent to only about 200, Chen Xingqi, the chairman of the company’s board, was quoted as saying in the report.

  • Kerry visits Somalia; 1st such trip for a secretary of state

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced trip to Somalia Tuesday in a show of solidarity with a government trying to defeat al-Qaida-allied militants and end decades of war in the African country. He is the first top U.S. diplomat ever to visit Somalia. Kerry arrived at Mogadishu's airport shortly before noon local time, greeted by Somalia's president and prime minister on the tarmac. He held a series of meetings that included both of them along with regional leaders and civil society groups, before flying back to Kenya a little more than three hours later.

  • Italian police reveal what Jesus looked like as a young boy

    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Detectives claim to have revealed how Jesus Christ looked as a child – based on computer forensics and the world’s most famous relic, The Independent reports. Using the Turin Shroud, the supposed burial cloth of Jesus, police investigators have generated a photo-fit image from the negative facial image on the material. And from this they reversed the ageing process to create an image of a young Jesus, by reducing the size of the jaw, raising the chin and straightening the nose.

  • Daycare worker fired after posting about hating children on Facebook

    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    THE COLONY, Texas — A daycare worker from Texas was fired before she even started her first day of work -- all because of what she wrote on Facebook, Pix11 reports. Single mom Kaitlyn Walls said she was happy that she finally found steady work to help pay the bills, but she seemed less excited that the job was at a daycare center.

  • Save the Children: Dozens feared dead in migrant tragedy

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — The Save the Children aid group reported another Mediterranean migrant tragedy Tuesday, with survivors saying "dozens" of their fellow passengers fell out of their rubber boat and likely drowned as a rescue vessel neared. Save the Children's Giovanna di Benedetto said the exact toll wasn't known. But she said that survivors, in their first interviews with aid officials, reported that many people fell into the sea and couldn't swim after their boat either deflated or experienced difficulty. The incident is believed to have occurred on Sunday in the sea between Libya and Sicily when a commercial vessel, the Zeran, approached the rubber boat to rescue the migrants. The survivors were brought to Catania o