• Clinton ran own computer system for her official emails

    Updated: 26 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The computer server that transmitted and received Hillary Clinton's emails — on a private account she used exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — traced back to an Internet service registered to her family's home in Chappaqua, New York, according to Internet records reviewed by The Associated Press. The highly unusual practice of a Cabinet-level official physically running her own email would have given Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate, impressive control over limiting access to her message archives.

  • Snow in Wednesday afternoon forecast for Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 56 min ago

    A winter storm warning has been issued for far southeast Oklahoma. The rest of the state is under a winter weather advisory Wednesday

  • Schools cancel classes Wednesday due to winter storm advisory in Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Major school districts in the Oklahoma City area have canceled classes Wednesday. Wintry weather is expected with snow in the afternoon and Wednesday evening forecast.

  • Oklahoma man found guilty in death of Weatherford teen

    Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    ARAPAHO, Okla. — A Custer County jury found a man guilty of first-degree murder Tuesday in the 2012 shooting death of a Weatherford teenager. The jury deliberated for about two hours before convicting 20-year-old Tucker McGee in 16-year-old JaRay Wilson’s slaying. Cody Godfrey, a prosecution witness, testified that he smoked synthetic marijuana with McGee and Wilson on October 14, 2012, and saw McGee shoot Wilson, KOKH-TV reported. Wilson was reported missing that month. Her body was found about 14 months later in a shallow grave near Weatherford, and an autopsy found she died from two gunshot wounds to the head. McGee’s defense attorney told jurors they should consider Godfrey an accomplice and question

  • Focus on the Family releases 'The Drop Box,' a documentary about helping orphans

    Whitney Butters Wilde, Deseret News | Updated: 14 hr ago

    "The Drop Box" encourages audiences to consider what they can do to help orphans and children around the world.

  • Peace in our time

    By Paul Greenberg | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Paul Greenberg: Peace in our time

  • Micromanaging the Internet

    | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    When Google's Eric Schmidt called White House officials a few weeks ago to oppose President Obama's demand that the Internet be regulated as a utility, they told him to buzz off. The chairman of the company that led lobbying for “net neutrality” learned the Obama plan made in its name instead micromanages the Internet. Mr. Schmidt is not the only liberal mugged by the reality of Obamanet, approved on party lines last week by the Federal Communications Commission. … The Progressive Policy Institute said: “There is nothing progressive about the FCC backsliding to common carrier rules dating back to the 1930s.

  • Ruth Marcus: Hillary Clinton's impulse to secrecy

    By Ruth Marcus | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton may not have a serious opponent for the Democratic nomination — except herself. The Clintons' unfortunate tendency to be their own worst enemy is on display, again, with reports that, as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton conducted official business solely from a personal email account. This is a problem — and not only because it presents a particularly unflattering contrast with the move by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to release a flood of official emails.

  • Gean Atkinson: Looming budget cuts don't darken the sky for Oklahoma tourism agency

    BY GEAN B. ATKINSON | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Budget shortfalls are nothing new to Oklahoma. Any of us who have been around for any length of time have experienced the challenges that come with such a downturn. The Department of Tourism is no exception. Last year it had its share of reductions in funds including a 5.27 percent budget cut and the transfer of $3.7 million from two agency revolving funds. And yet even with these decreases in operational budgets, the department remains committed to coming up with new solutions to allow it to accomplish its mission. How? By taking lessons from business. As the state's third-highest grossing revenue industry, with expenditures due to tourism of just over $7.5 billion generating $403.

  • Tornado shelters, football stadium high on Edmond list

    By Steve Gust, For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    School board members agreed Monday to spend $45 million to get started on projects approved by Edmond voters.

  • Sooners and Cowboys alike can get behind Mindy Corporon's vision

    Jenni Carlson | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    People sometimes ask me who has been my favorite person to interview. It’s a fair question. I am blessed to have a chance to talk to many interesting and important folks as a part of my job. But I often struggle with what to tell them; by the glint in their eye, I get the […]

  • Oklahoma House bill making GPS stalking illegal advances to Senate

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Bill would make it illegal to use GPS to stalk someone.

  • Oklahoma City's Union Station sign gets a close examination

    Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Oklahoma City officials are expected to decide the fate of the old Union Bus Station later this week.

  • Michael Barone: Getting Africa's health systems to be self-reliant

    By Michael Gerson | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — After a storied history of revolutionary defiance toward America, this country can hardly get enough of the U.S. of A. Rumors still float among cabbies and tour guides that George W. Bush bought land here during his 2008 visit and plans on returning. When President Obama came in 2013, a main road was renamed in his honor: Barack Obama Drive. But locals now complain about the road's upkeep. The traffic in Dar es Salaam is so bad that it is a cause of teen pregnancy (some girls trade sexual favors for rides on motor scooters that dart between cars).

  • Rail crackdown would put squeeze on U.S. oil companies

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    IT may soon take longer, and cost more, for oil companies to get crude oil to North American refineries. As the administration puts the squeeze on pipelines, it also has its eye more than ever on products moved by rail. Last month the federal Department of Transportation sent to the White House draft rules that would require, among other things, the use of stronger tank cars hauling crude oil. The Associated Press noted that the Office of Management and Budget usually demands that proposals by safety regulators be scaled back, but this time there may not be as much pushback. The reason is that there have been some spectacular and damaging derailments of late involving trains

  • Proposed election change could temper sway of special interest groups

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    LEGISLATION to hold local elections on the same day has received committee approval, and Oklahoma lawmakers deserve praise for taking that step. By simplifying the election calendar, the proposal could increase voter participation, which in turn will reduce the sway of special interest groups that often dominate such elections. Senate Bill 312, by Sen. David Holt, R-Bethany, would consolidate all local candidate elections to one cycle in the spring or one cycle in the fall. The bill passed unanimously out of the Senate Rules Committee. While many Oklahomans tout the importance of local control of government, low participation in local elections undermines that concept.

  • Agency closes tire review without seeking recall

    | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    DETROIT — The U.S. government's highway safety agency has closed an investigation into reports of Michelin truck tire failures without seeking a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating the 2014 model of Michelin's 22.5-inch diameter XZA tires in after getting six complaints and a police report about seven crashes involving the tires. But in documents posted Tuesday, the agency says the failures were not the fault of the tires. They were caused by a road hazard, owners using the tires on the wrong-size rim, or a combination of violating tire load limits, letting the air pressure get too low or traveling at a higher-than-rated

  • FCC chairman defends Internet neutrality rules

    Associated Press |
    Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    NEW YORK — The head of the Federal Communications Commission is taking the defense of new Internet regulations on the road. Speaking at the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said Tuesday that “there needs to be a referee” for the Internet. The FCC's vote last week approved “net neutrality” rules that prevent Internet providers such as Comcast and Verizon from slowing or blocking Web traffic or from creating Internet fast lanes that content providers such as Netflix must pay for.

  • Gadget fans get a peek at gizmos in Barcelona

    By The Associated Press | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    BARCELONA, Spain — Gadget lovers from around the world are in Barcelona to view the latest in handheld and wireless technology. Here's a look at the event, where BlackBerry unveiled its new Leap, which has a five-inch display and a 25-hour battery, and promised three more handsets in the coming year. Tech giants like Samsung, Sony and Lenovo also showcased their latest offerings. The show continues until Thursday.

  • U.S. oil storage nears 'tank tops;' price collapse next?

    Associated Press |
    Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    NEW YORK — The U.S. has so much crude it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in coming months. For the past seven weeks, the United States has been producing and importing an average of 1 million more barrels of oil every day than it is consuming. That extra crude is flowing into storage tanks, especially at the country's main trading hub in Cushing, pushing U.S. supplies to their highest point in at least 80 years, the Energy Department reported last week.