• mlb notebook

    Updated: 5 min ago

    Fox hires Rose as special guest studio analyst Pete Rose is getting back in baseball while he awaits a ruling on his reinstatement request — as a television analyst. The career hits leader, who agreed to a lifetime ban from the sport 26 years ago, has been hired by Fox as a guest studio analyst. “We informed baseball of Pete's audition. Baseball was informed every step of the way,” Fox spokesman Dan Bell said Saturday. Bell said Rose will not be in stadium broadcast booths. Since the ban began, Rose has not been allowed in areas of ballparks not open to fans, except with special approval from the

  • Upcoming Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum events

    Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    A variety of Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum events are planned to mark the 20th anniversary of the April 19, 1995, Oklahoma City bombing.

  • Events to honor the 20th anniversary of the April 19, 1995, Oklahoma City bombing

    Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    A variety of activities are planned to mark the 20th anniversary of the April 19, 1995, Oklahoma City bombing.

  • Past winners

    | Updated: 30 min ago

    PAST PLAYERS OF THE YEAR 2014: Chauncey Collins, OKC Storm 2013: Stephen Clark, Douglass 2012: Stephen Clark, Douglass 2011: Ryan Spangler, Bridge Creek 2010: Tyler Neal, Putnam City West 2009: Xavier Henry, Putnam City 2008: Keiton Page, Pawnee 2007: Blake Griffin,

  • Oklahoma City bombing documentary explores community's resilience, 20 years later

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    “Resilience,” a 60-minute documentary co-produced by The Oklahoman and OETA, airs on 6 p.m. Sunday on OETA. It will also be available online.

  • Those who died as a result of the Oklahoma City bombing

    Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    Those who died as a result of the April 19, 1995, Oklahoma City bombing.

  • Mark Zuckerberg seeks to ease net neutrality concerns

    By Andrea Chang
    Los Angeles Times |
    Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    Mark Zuckerberg is defending Internet.org, the project to bring free Internet access to impoverished parts of the world. The Facebook-led initiative had been criticized for being against net neutrality. Internet.org grants access to only a dozen or so Internet destinations, including Facebook. In India, that limit led a number of startups to pull their support. In a blog post Friday, Zuckerberg said he strongly disagreed with characterizations Internet.org violated the spirit of net neutrality. He said universal connectivity and net neutrality “can and must coexist.

  • OKC rallied through its tears

    By Steve Lackmeyer
    Business Writer |
    Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    A look back at the remarkable pace of downtown development since the Murrah Building bombing 20 years ago in Oklahoma City.

  • Social media galleries offer readers another way to find stories

    By Alan Herzberger | Updated: 2 hr ago

    We launched a new form of galleries on NewsOK.com this month. It's like our photo galleries, but it has much more than static images. It's a social gallery, allowing us to gather posts from around the web about a topic and embed them into a gallery that makes it easy to slide through. The social gallery we've been featuring on the site this week highlights the Oklahoma Standard. We've curated the #OKStandard hashtag throughout the past couple of weeks from corporations, individuals and groups who have made the commitment to participate this month in the Oklahoma Standard — one act of service, honor and kindness.

  • Cats chat through meows, blinks and roving whiskers

    By SUE MANNING
    Associated Press |
    Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    LOS ANGELES — When it comes to cats, those meows mean … well, a lot of things. With each purr, yowl or even blink, felines are saying, “Hello,” “Let's snuggle” or “Beat it, Mom.” For the increasing number of pet owners who want to connect with their often-aloof fur babies, experts say there's something to gain from those attempts at communication. Cats are very independent, and so they are easily misunderstood, says Dr. Gary Weitzman, president and CEO of the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA and author of the new National Geographic book “How to Speak Cat.” He aims to unravel the mystery by helping people discern what

  • Slap, movie about slavery spark racial discrimination complaints in Oklahoma schools

    By Randy Ellis, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    In Stroud, elementary school students were shown a movie about slavery in which the N-word was reportedly used several times. A 9-year-old black student then was asked by his teacher to act out the role of a slave child being taken from his mother. Oklahoma has about 1.2 percent of the nation’s population, but the Office of Civil Rights estimated the state generated about 2.5 percent of the nation’s reports of black students being harassed. That’s basically double the amount that might be expected in a state the size of Oklahoma.

  • DUI-D cases on the rise in fatal crashes on Oklahoma roads

    By Michaela Marx Wheatley | Updated: 1 hr ago

    A family of three died on April 6 in Oklahoma City when an allegedly intoxicated driver T-boned their car. Twenty-two-month-old Ruby Fields and her parents were on a quick run to the store, when Demetrius Price, whose history with police includes an arrest for selling drugs, hit them. He survived the crash and now faces three counts of first degree manslaughter, DUI and driving without a license. Only one day earlier, 6-year-old Saxton Watley of Edmond was killed in a head-on collision caused by a driver going the wrong way on Kilpatrick Turnpike. The driver was suspected to be under the influence of medication, police said. These heartbreaking losses are part of a disturbing trend on

  • SpaceX shipment arrives at space station

    By MARCIA DUNN
    AP Aerospace Writer |
    Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The SpaceX supply ship arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, delivering the world's first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts. Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti captured the Dragon capsule, which arrived three days after its Florida launch, with the help of a giant robot arm. The cargo carrier holds more than 4,000 pounds of much-needed groceries, experiments and equipment. Italy provided the espresso maker for Cristoforetti, who's been stuck with instant coffee since her mission began in November. “It's been just amazing,” Cristoforetti said after snaring the Dragon over the

  • Spring rains spell good news for Oklahoma City water supply

    By Silas Allen
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    After much of the state received several inches of rain over the past week, that water is slowly making its way into Oklahoma City’s reservoirs. The city’s accessible water supply stood at just over 63 percent of its total capacity Friday after months of hovering just above 50 percent.

  • Oklahoma education news in brief

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Oklahoma education news briefs for Sunday, April 19, 2015.

  • Apple stores won't sell watch yet

    By BRANDON BAILEY
    Associated Press |
    Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO — If you're planning on buying the new Apple Watch, don't expect to walk into a store and leave with one next week. Apple, which began accepting advance orders for the watch last week, had previously said it would be “available” for sale in stores on April 24, at least for customers who made reservations to come in for a personal demonstration. But with supplies limited, Apple's retail chief has told store workers that the watch will continue to be sold only through online orders for at least the next several weeks.

  • Oklahoma City bombing documentary explores community's resilience, 20 years later

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    “Resilience,” a 60-minute documentary co-produced by The Oklahoman and OETA, airs on 6 p.m. Sunday on OETA. It will also be available online.

  • #MyOklahoma

    | Updated: 2 hr ago

    We asked our community of readers to show us why they live in and love Oklahoma. We received more than 43,000 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.

  • Those who died as a result of the Oklahoma City bombing

    | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Those who died as a result of the April 19, 1995, Oklahoma City bombing.

  • Children in Mideast risk missing education, U.N. says

    by The Associated Press | Updated: 23 hr ago

    BEIRUT — An estimated 21 million children in the Middle East and North Africa are out of school or at risk of dropping out despite improved access to education in the region over the past decade, the United Nations said in a report released Wednesday. Governments in the region, which includes 20 countries stretching from Morocco to Iraq, have invested in education in the past 10 years, which has helped push up enrollment rates, according to the UNESCO and UNICEF report. But progress has slowed in recent years in the face of conflict, poverty and discrimination.




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