• 10 Animals Whose Fates Rest In Our Hands

    Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    Our beautiful planet is a diverse and resilient place, filled with countless creatures who stir our hearts and imaginations. But sadly, human activities and the global climate change we're precipitating threaten that diversity and resiliency. In honor of The Huffington Post's 10th anniversary, here are 10 animals you should care about (if you don't already).

  • UPDATE: Power outages reported in central Oklahoma Wednesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Power outages are reported in central Oklahoma Wednesday. Heavy rain moved through the area overnight.

  • What a Knockout! Meet the Model-Turned-Boxer

    Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    While top men’s fighters Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao just fought in a $400 million Las Vegas spectacle, says ABC News, Mikaela Mayer and the world's top amateur female boxers have been fighting non-stop for months in anticipation of the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil . Originally from Los Angeles, Mayer, 24, is a top contender for the U.S. Olympic Boxing Team, but she actually started off her career as a model. “I thought the idea of being a model sounded cool. People told me that’s what I should do,” Mayer, who lives in Marquette, Michigan, told ABC News’ “Nightline.” “When I found boxing, I switched gears. It focused me. I stopped going out. I stopped partying. I cracked down on school.”

  • KFOR: 'Shorty shorts' bandit: Thief's hot pants are the hot topic in Chickasha

    Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    CHICKASHA -- A locally owned mom-and-pop restaurant is offering a unique reward to bring a criminal to justice, KFOR reports. Surveillance cameras got a good look at the thief, and the talk around town is her attire ...

  • Tech leaders remember Dave Goldberg as the great connector

    Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    PALO ALTO, Calif. — Long after the crowd gathered for Dave Goldberg's memorial service had left the auditorium at Stanford University on Tuesday, says USA Today, one friend of the SurveyMonkey CEO sat in the shade of a pine tree trying to make sense of things. Goldberg's passing Friday due to an accident while exercising in Mexico left his wife, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and two children without a husband and father and cast a shadow on this perpetually sunny landscape.

  • The 40-hour workweek is on its way out

    Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    If your ideal job involves clocking in at 9 and heading home at 5, good luck finding it, says Business Insider. According to new research from tax and consulting firm EY, people across the globe are working longer hours than ever before. In a global survey of 9,700 adults between ages 18 and 67, nearly half (46%) of managers around the world reported logging more than 40 hours a week, and 40% said their hours have increased over the past five years.

  • NASA’s Greased Lightning is half helicopter, half plane

    Natalie Crofts, KSL | Updated: 18 hr ago

    The Greased Lightning John Travolta sung about was a car, but NASA’s vehicle of the same name is something else entirely: a helicopter-plane hybrid.

  • Miami, Ok. woman killed in Rogers County crash Tuesday night

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 5 hr ago

    A woman died in a Rogers County, Oklahoma crash Tuesday night, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.

  • Man killed in northeast Oklahoma mowing accident

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 5 hr ago

    A Wyandotte man died in a mowing accident in Delaware County. The man died Tuesday, authorities report

  • UPDATE: Flash flood warning issued overnight in central Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 6 hr ago

    A flash flood warning was issued overnight in McClain and Cleveland counties. The warning expired at 4:30 a.m.

  • Here's how Jesus looked as a boy — according to Italy's police

    Mark A. Kellner, Deseret News | Updated: 20 hr ago

    Using computer software and working backwards from the image recorded in the Shroud of Turin, Italian police have created an image they say represents what Jesus would have looked like as a boy.

  • High School Soccer Scores: May 5, 2015

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    Oklahoma High School soccer playoff action continued across the state on Tuesday

  • Cherokee Nation seeking hunting and fishing compact from Gov. Mary Fallin

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: 11 hr ago

    The Oklahoma governor’s office and the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma soon will be in compact negotiations concerning the state’s hunting and fishing regulations, a spokesman for Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said Tuesday. “Negotiations will soon be underway with the Cherokee Nation on a possible tribal compact about hunting and fishing regulations,” said Michael McNutt, spokesman […]

  • Closing arguments set for $1 billion Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. case

    By Paul Monies
    Business Writer |
    Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    After a month of testimony, closing arguments are set for Wednesday at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission on OG&E’s request to recover $1 billion from ratepayers for environmental compliance and replacement generation.

  • Stillwater woman sentenced to 10 years in neighbor's death

    By Jonathan Sutton
    Staff Writer |
    Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    Rachael Willis, 37, pleaded guilty on Friday to accessory to arson.

  • What we're talking about

    | Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    ON LAM SINCE 1959: A convicted killer who walked away from an Ohio prison honor farm in 1959 is caught in Florida, at age 79, after a ruse to get his fingerprints, authorities say. HISPANIC HEALTH: A government report finds that among Hispanic groups in the United States, Puerto Ricans appear to have the worst health. ISRAEL — TEN COMMANDMENTS: The world's oldest complete copy of the Ten Commandments is going on rare display at Israel's leading museum in an exhibit tracing civilization's most pivotal moments.

  • Islamic State claim doubted in Texas attack

    By JULIE WATSON and RYAN VAN VELZER | Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    ARIZONA PHOENIX — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, but counterterrorism experts said IS has a history of asserting involvement in attacks in which it had no operational role. That suggests the two gunmen could have carried out their own lone wolf-style strike before they were shot and killed at the scene of Sunday's shooting in the Dallas suburb of Garland.

  • Oklahoma City officer attacked, injured during chase

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    An Oklahoma City police officer was seriously injured Tuesday afternoon when responding to a burglary report near NW 12 and May Avenue.

  • #MyOklahoma

    | Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    We asked our community of readers to show us why they live in and love Oklahoma. We received more than 46,000 responses via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or NewsOK.com and plan to run an image every day. Some images may have been digitally altered by the photographer. Follow us on Instagram @News_OK to see more photos.

  • Moms know best about budgeting

    By Paula Burkes
    Business Writer |
    Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    A recent survey determined 81 percent of Americans learned financial wisdom from their mothers.