• Winter happenings at the OKC Zoo

    Matt Patterson | Updated: 15 hr ago

    Winter is on the horizon and closing fast but just because it's about to get colder doesn't mean there aren't things going on at the zoo. Two for one Tuesdays: From December through February  visitors can receive two for one admission every Tuesday beginning December 1 through the end of February. The zoo's regular hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Zoofriends holiday specials: Receive $5 off any new, renewal or gift membership purchased now through December 31 (excludes Junior memberships). Use the promo code “WILD15” and save an additional $5. Offer valid online at zoofriends.org, by phone at (405) 425-0618 or in the Zoofriends’ membership office.

  • The Latest: Russian tourist agencies halt trips to Turkey

    Updated: 13 min ago

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The latest on the war in Syria, including Russian warplane shot down by Turkey. All times local: 3:20 p.m. The Russian Association of Travel Agencies says several Russian agencies have stopped selling package tours to Turkey. Turkey, along with Egypt, has long been a top destination for Russian tourists. The travel industry group said in a statement Wednesday that several major travel agencies are no longer selling tours to Turkey following an official travel warning about a potential threat to Russian citizens there. The move comes a day after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border, provoking Moscow's indignation.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Nov. 25, 2015: Get free admission to the Oklahoma City Zoo

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Today's featured event: Get free admission from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the Oklahoma City Zoo, 2101 NE 50. Thanksgiving is one of only three days a year that the zoo is closed. For more information, go to www.okczoo.com. For more events, go to newsok.com/events.

  • The Morning Brew: Man released from prison after 44 years describes starkly different world

    Juliana Keeping | Updated: 41 min ago

    time warp: Man describes life after 44 years in prison As reported by Al Jazeera America, Otis Johnson went to jail at the age of 25 for attempted murder on a police officer. He rejoined a very different world at 69. This is his story.

  • OU football: Are the Sooners a Bedlam win away from making the College Football Playoff?

    By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com | Updated: 44 min ago

    The College Football Playoff committee gave Oklahoma football some much-appreciated validation. The committee moved up the Sooners to No. 3 Tuesday night in its weekly rankings, and now the Sooners can go all Sally Field.

  • Your Life: Resisting fear in the face of terror

    By Charlotte Lankard For The Oklahoman | Updated: 45 min ago

    Charlotte Lankard: There is no wrong way to feel about what we have witnessed, but how we respond is the challenge.

  • Top five pies from Pie Junkie

    Adam Kemp | Updated: 14 hr ago

    We spent part of the week with Pie Junkie, a local sweet spot in the Plaza District, as they prepared 1,200 pies for Oklahoma Thanksgivings.  The following are the five most ordered pies from the shop for Thanksgiving. To check out the full story, pick up a copy of The Oklahoman or visit Oklahoman.com No. 5: Apple Crumble Pie  No. 4: Pecan Crumble Pie No. 3: Original Pumpkin Pie  No. 2: Drunkin Turtle Pie [pagebreak] No.

  • Ukraine stops buying Russian gas, closes airspace

    Updated: 50 min ago

    MOSCOW (AP) — Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated further on Wednesday as Ukraine decided to stop buying Russian natural gas — hoping to rely on supplies from other countries — and closed its airspace to its eastern neighbor. Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in March 2014 and its support for separatist rebels in the east brought relations between the two countries to a post-Soviet low. The fighting between Russia-backed rebels and government forces in eastern Ukraine killed more than 8,000 people and left parts of Ukraine's industrial heartland in ruins. Ukraine still has no access to the territories under rebel control as well as hundreds of kilometers of the Ukrainian border with Russia.

  • Rude Behavior Spreads like a Disease

    Published: Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    Flu season is nearly upon us, and in an effort to limit contagion and spare ourselves misery, many of us will get vaccinated. The work of Jonas Salk and Thomas Francis has helped restrict the spread of the nasty bug for generations, and the influenza vaccine is credited with saving tens of thousands of lives. But before the vaccine could be developed, scientists first had to identify the cause of influenza — and, importantly, recognize that it was contagious.

  • Chip Kelly will reportedly be out as the Eagles coach

    Published: Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    The Philadelphia Eagles and Chip Kelly are reportedly likely to split up after the 2015-16 season.

  • Huge Australian wildfire kills at least 2 and injures others

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Officials say at least two people have been killed and several others injured by huge wildfires that also destroyed homes near the southern Australian city of Adelaide and continue to burn out of control. South Australia state Premier Jay Weatherill said on Wednesday two bodies have been recovered and a report remains unconfirmed of a third person killed when a car hit a tree in the razed rural area. He says firefighters were among those injured by the blaze that has scorched 85,000 hectares (210,000 acres) of farm and woodland and threatens several towns near Adelaide, the state's capital and largest city.

  • Brussels schools reopen, maximum threat alert still in place

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BRUSSELS (AP) — After a four-day shutdown prompted by a threat alert across Brussels, schools are reopening their doors with the help of beefed up security, including police armed with machine guns. Though the Belgian capital continues to be under the highest-level threat alert, meaning that an attack is serious and imminent, schools and subways began reopening across the city on Wednesday. That is restoring a sense of normality to the city, parts of which have been deserted since the alert was first raised to the top level in the capital on Saturday. The threat level is expected to be in place until at least Monday unless there are significant developments, like the capturing of suspects linked to the Paris attacks on Nov.

  • Winter weather advisory for western Oklahoma, flash flood watch in central Oklahoma Thanksgiving

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    A winter weather advisory has been issued for western Oklahoma. The advisory is for Thursday evening through Saturday morning, the National Weather Service reports. There is a flash flood watch in effect for central Oklahoma from Thursday evening until Friday afternoon

  • Biden meets southeast Europe leaders about surge of migrants

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is attending a summit of southeast European leaders on Wednesday that focuses on tensions and security concerns over a surge of asylum-seekers and migrants crossing the region. Biden's trip comes amid a debate in the U.S. about whether to admit Syrian refugees following the Islamic State group's attack in Paris. U.S. administration officials say security and humanitarian constraints are concerns for the European leaders, with up to 5,000 migrants reaching Europe each day over the so-called Balkan migrant route. The refugee crisis is stoking tensions among the countries on the so-called Balkan migrant corridor — Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia.

  • Revised nuclear deal between South Korea, US takes effect

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A new nuclear treaty with the United States governing South Korea's commercial nuclear activities during the next 20 years went into effect Wednesday, the South Korean government said. The treaty, which replaces a previous accord reached in 1972, opens the possibility of South Korea gaining the ability to enrich uranium to produce non-weapons-grade nuclear fuel depending on future negotiations with the United States. The new treaty took effect after South Korea's foreign minister and the U.S. ambassador exchanged documents in Seoul, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The countries agreed to the revised treaty in April after spending several years arguing over whether South Korea should

  • Palestinian assailant stabs, wounds Israeli in West Bank

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military has shot a Palestinian after he stabbed and wounded an Israeli in the West Bank. The military says the assailant's condition wasn't immediately known. Eli Bin, the head of Israel's rescue service MDA, told Israeli media that the Israeli was moderately wounded. Wednesday's incident is the latest in an unrelenting, two month-long wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence. It comes a day after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited the region to try to calm tensions. Attacks by Palestinians have killed 19 Israelis over this time period and 89 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire, among them 57 said by Israel to be assailants. Israel says the violence stems from inciteme

  • BC-billy-graham 11/25 TCA

    Tribune Content Agency | Updated: 6 hr ago

    DEAR DR. GRAHAM: It's been a bad year for me: My husband died, I've been in the hospital several times, our children seldom visit, etc. How can God expect me to be thankful? DEAR MRS. J.McL.: Don't think of thankfulness as an — Mrs. J.McL. obligation God demands of us. Think of it instead as an opportunity God gives us to pause and remember all the good things He has done for us. God knows what you've been going through, and He has never abandoned you. He loves you and has sustained you even when you weren't aware of it. I know he loves you because Jesus Christ was willing to go to the cross and give His life for you, so all your sins could be forgiven and you could be with Him in heaven forever. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving.


    By SAMUEL PETREQUIN and NICOLAS VAUX-MONTAGNY Associated Press | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Organizer of Paris attacks may have been planning more FRANCE | PARIS — The man believed to have planned the Nov. 13 Paris attacks that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more had likely planned to carry out another suicide bombing days later in the French capital's business district, the Paris prosecutor said Tuesday. Abdelhamid Abaaoud and an accomplice are believed to have been planning to attack La Defense on Nov. 18 or 19, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said. Abaaoud was among three people killed during a police raid on an apartment in a northern Paris suburb in the early hours of Nov. 18. His female cousin, Hasna Ait Boulahcen, died of asphyxia apparently from an explosive vest detonated by a third

  • Video: 'Captain America: Civil War' trailer premieres on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Marvel actors Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans teamed up on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" tonight to launch the first "Captain America: Civil War" trailer. And it is epic, especially the tease of the big showdown between Captain America (Evans) and his best pal Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Cap's fellow Avenger and one-time ally Iron Man (Downey). Directed by "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" filmmakers Joe and Anthony Russo, the film is due in theaters May 6. It's going to be a long wait.

  • Santa calls, gingerbread decor and more offered in Oklahoma City

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation will present several holiday activities, including calls from Santa and events at Martin Park Nature Center, Will Rogers Garden and Foster Indoor Pool.