• Thousands of educators expected at Oklahoma teacher rally

    SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press | Updated: 7 min ago

    For the second consecutive year, thousands of teachers from across Oklahoma plan to converge on the state Capitol to ask state lawmakers to appropriate more taxpayer dollars to public education. Monday’s rally is being spearheaded by the Oklahoma Education Coalition, a public school advocacy umbrella group. And participants will bring a laundry list of needs they want state lawmakers to address, including a long-term plan to improve teacher compensation, more resources for public school classrooms and increased instructional time. Unlike last year, though, Oklahoma’s top educator will be among those rallying for more classroom funding and better teacher pay.

  • Former Israeli Premier Olmert convicted in corruption case

    Updated: 26 min ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was convicted Monday of unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter in a retrial on corruption charges, the latest chapter in the downfall of a man who only years earlier hoped to lead the country to a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians. The conviction could land Olmert five years in prison, in addition to a six-year prison sentence he received last year in a separate bribery conviction, all but ensuring the former premier will not return to politics for many years to come. "His behavior constitutes a breach of trust which harms the public, harms morality, and harms the public's trust, in how he behaved corruptly," prosecutor Uri Korev said followin

  • Signed contracts to buy US homes rise 3.1 percent in February, point to stronger spring sales

    Updated: 27 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Signed contracts to buy US homes rise 3.1 percent in February, point to stronger spring sales.

  • Trevor Noah set to replace Stewart on 'Daily Show'

    Updated: 31 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to "The Daily Show" a handful of times during the past year, will become Jon Stewart's replacement as host, Comedy Central announced Monday. Noah was chosen a little more than a month after Stewart unexpectedly announced he was leaving "The Daily Show" following 16 years as the show's principal voice. The New Jersey-born Stewart is being replaced by the son of a black South African mother and white European father. Noah has an international presence, and hosted a late-night talk show in South Africa, "Tonight with Trevor Noah." He will join Larry Wilmore, a writer-comedian who replaced Stephen Colbert in January in the half-hour

  • OU Dental Hygiene Clinic at Tri-County Tech trains students, brings dental care to community

    By Kyla Toker, Tri County Tech | Updated: 33 min ago

    An adult cleaning is $18, and a child cleaning is only $8, making dental care affordable to Bartlesville and the surrounding rural communities. While it is a training ground for future dental hygienists, the Oklahoma University Dental Hygiene Clinic at Tri County Tech offers the public an opportunity to receive preventive dental hygiene care at affordable rates. “The OU dental clinic at Tri County provides a much needed resource to the community for individuals needing basic dental care such as cleanings and screenings,” said Tiffany Bruce, Tri County Tech chief marketing officer and director of human resources.

  • Prosecutors: Co-pilot treated for suicidal tendencies

    Updated: 41 min ago

    MARSEILLE, France (AP) — The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 that crashed into the French Alps last week had received treatment for suicidal tendencies several years ago, prosecutors said Monday. Duesseldorf prosecutors say co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, 27, had received psychotherapy "with a note about suicidal tendencies" for several years before becoming a pilot. "In the following period, and until recently, further doctor's visits took place, resulting in sick notes without any suicidal tendencies or aggression against others being recorded," prosecutors' spokesman Ralf Herrenbrueck said in a written statement.

  • Church van crashes into canal, killing 8 and injuring 10

    Updated: 51 min ago

    MOORE HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — A church van ran through a stop sign, crossed all four lanes of a rural highway and crashed into in a canal, killing eight people and injuring 10 early Monday in southwest Florida, authorities said. The van was heading back to church in Fort Pierce, north of West Palm Beach on the Atlantic coast, after a weekend convention in Fort Meyers, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Eighteen people were onboard when the van crashed about 12:30 a.m. Monday, said Lt. Gregory S. Bueno of the Highway Patrol. The driver and seven passengers died. The 10 other passengers were taken to four hospitals. Among them was a 4-year-old child in stable condition.

  • New NMF8 schedules and lineup additions are here

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Two Fowler car dealerships are driving the headlining stages at Norman Music Festival 8 this year. NMF organizers released the full schedules this morning for the Fowler Honda depot stage and the Fowler Toyota main stage. We’re less than a month away from the free, three-day festival that’ll line the streets of downtown Norman on April 23-25 […]

  • 4-year-old girl rides Philly bus searching for 3 a.m. snack

    Updated: 58 min ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A four-year-old Philadelphia girl has been returned safely to her parents after slipping out of her house at 3 a.m. and getting on a transit bus in search of a snack. Bus driver Harlan Jenifer said the girl swung her legs as she chanted, "All I want is a Slushie." Surveillance video showed the preschooler sitting on the bus early Friday, chatting to other passengers. Jenifer stopped the bus and called police. The police took the girl to a hospital, where she was reunited with her mother. The girl's father, Timothy Ridgeway, says, "Thank God for the bus driver stopping." Authorities say the girl's family didn't know she had awoken and unlocked the backdoor to start her trek during a down

  • Prosecutors: We found no indications of co-pilot's motive for crashing Germanwings plane

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Prosecutors: We found no indications of co-pilot's motive for crashing Germanwings plane.

  • Robin Williams' wife, children head to court in estate fight

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Attorneys for Robin Williams' wife and children are headed to court in their battle over the late comedian's estate. The lawyers are scheduled to appear before a San Francisco probate judge Monday to argue over who should get clothes and other personal items the actor kept at one of his Northern California homes. In papers filed in December, Williams' wife, Susan, says some of the late actor's personal items were taken without her permission. She has asked the court to exclude the contents of the San Francisco Bay Area home she shared with Williams from the items the actor said the children should have.

  • 'Killing Jesus' takes up middle ground on question of Christ's divinity

    Jeff Peterson, Deseret News | Updated: 21 hr ago

    Nat Geo's new TV movie, based on the best-selling book by Bill O'Reilly, is neither the best nor the worst depiction of the story of Jesus in recent years, but Christian audiences may have a hard time with its more human depiction of Christ.

  • Prosecutors: Germanwings co-pilot was treated years ago for suicidal tendencies

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Prosecutors: Germanwings co-pilot was treated years ago for suicidal tendencies.

  • Iran says US drone kills 2 advisers in Iraq; US denies claim

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard says a U.S. drone strike killed two of its advisers near the Iraqi city of Tikrit, though the U.S. said Monday its coalition conducted no airstrikes against the Islamic State group in the area during that time. U.S. Central Command said it didn't target the area around Tikrit from March 22 through March 24, the window when the Guard said the two men were killed. The claim came as negotiators on Monday attempted to reach a deal on Iran's contested nuclear program, which hard-liners in the Islamic Republic have opposed as giving away too much to the West. The Guard said on its sepahnews.ir website the strike happened March 23 as the men supported Iraqi forces trying to retake th

  • iHeartRadio Music Awards might be one show too many

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The stated theme for this year’s iHeartRadio Music Awards was “My Journey,” which meant that the show featured, in addition to performances and acceptance speeches, artists describing formative moments in their careers. There was Kelly Clarkson talking about winning “American Idol.” There was Nicki Minaj recalling her first conversation with her mentor Lil Wayne. There was Hozier remembering how his song “Take Me to Church” blew up online. And Cole Swindell? Well, this young country singer singled out the time he met Tim McGraw at — wait for it — the Academy of Country Music Awards.

  • UPDATE: Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Oklahoma City Monday downtown

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle Monday. The accident happened in downtown Oklahoma City.

  • Cook calls 'religious objection' laws dangerous

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook said that so-called "religious objection" legislation being introduced in a number of states is dangerous and bad for business. The bills, like the one enacted last week in Indiana, create a legal framework for individuals, mostly business owners, to claim that a law or regulation mandated by the government infringes on their religious beliefs. In an op-ed piece for The Washington Post, the leader of the nation's largest corporation said that the bills under consideration "have the potential to undo decades of progress toward greater equality." He cited actions taken by lawmakers in Texas, Indiana and Arkansas, but said that a "wave of legislation" has been introduced in more than tw

  • US consumer spending edges up 0.1 percent in February after 2 straight monthly declines

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer spending edges up 0.1 percent in February after 2 straight monthly declines.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — US, UK say disturbing signs of "political interference" in count in Nigerian presidential vote.

  • News 9: Yukon Family Learns Camper They Bought Online Was Stolen

    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    A family's time with their dream camper is cut short when they learn the camper they bought online was actually stolen,News 9 reports. They learned it belonged to another family through social media ...