• There's a Keurig-inspired machine that makes individual tortillas

    Published: Thu, May 5, 2016

    Flatev churns out fresh tortillas like a Keurig churns out coffee. Just insert the pod, choose crispiness, and select either corn or flour tortilla.  It's the brainchild Carlos Ruiz, who searched in vain for authentic Mexican food while traveling far from his hometown of Guadalajara, Mexico. Flatlev is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter .

  • Don't 'manage' millennials; 'coach' them

    Published: Thu, May 5, 2016

    When Samantha Klein talks about millennials at work, she likes to talk in terms of sports analogies. "When your coach talks to you on the Little League team, they're like, 'Here's how you're hitting right now. If we want to make the playoffs, here's where you need to be; this is where you need to focus your practicing," she told Business Insider. The same principle should apply at the office — bosses should reinforce the team mentality and help young workers develop their professional skills.

  • 14 ways I trick myself into going to the gym

    Published: Thu, May 5, 2016

    My gym membership costs $90 a month. I know. Really — I know. Yes, I have tried to negotiate, and yes, I've looked into other gyms, but after joining my Manhattan chain on a corporate discount that was about $20 less than I currently pay, I couldn't bear to leave the gym when I went back to civilian status after changing jobs. I love the teachers! I know the schedule! The locations are so convenient! That's how they get you.

  • The Latest: UNC could lose $1.4 billion over due to LGBT law

    Updated: 20 min ago

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on disagreements over a North Carolina law that restricts transgender people to public restrooms aligned with their biological sex and prevents governments from passing their own anti-discrimination rules (all times local): 5 p.m. North Carolina's prized public universities risk losing more than $1.4 billion a year in federal funds if Republican state lawmakers don't change a new law limiting the rights of LGBT people. The U.S. Justice Department wants University of North Carolina officials to say by Monday that transgender people can use UNC restrooms aligning with their gender identity. The government says the universities and other state agencies are violating federal anti-discrimina

  • Popular OKC Zoo gorilla suffering from age related health problems

    Updated: 24 min ago

    Tatu, a popular western lowland gorilla at the Oklahoma City Zoo is being evaluated for age related health problems, the zoo announced Thursday. The 41-year-old gorilla has been showing signs of unusual behavior over the past week which has concerned his caretakers. Tatu was immobilized Thursday and a full medical exam was conducted to determine what is causing the behavior. Since his arrival to the Zoo in 1983 at the age of eight, Tatu has become a favorite of visitors.

  • Foreign investors in fizzled development are at wit's end

    Updated: 30 min ago

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Foreigners who had been banking on their investments in a biomedical research facility and a hotel and rental cottage project in Vermont to get green cards are scrambling to find a backup now that the project's developers are accused of misusing hundreds of millions of dollars in what investigators called a "massive eight-year fraud scheme." Wei Wang and his wife, who are from Beijing and living in Houston after graduate school, had hoped their investment of more than a half-million dollars would lead them down the road to starting a restaurant. "We were doing our business plans for the restaurant when this came up, so we have to change everything," Wang said. "It's hard to accept that we may lose all

  • Thunder stashed prospect Alex Abrines wins Euroleague Rising Star Trophy

    Anthony Slater | Updated: 42 min ago

    As part of the James Harden deal in October 2012, the Thunder received an early second round pick in the 2013 Draft, which OKC utilized on Spanish sharpshooter Alex Abrines. Over the last couple years, he's developed into a solid piece for FC Barcelona, one of the best teams in the Euroleague. On Thursday, Abrines was announced as the league's Rising Star, voted on by the coaches and given to the player, 22 or under when the season started, who had the most impact. Abrines averaged 9.5 points off the Barcelona bench this season, shooting 44.7 percent from three. He turns 23 in August. Here are some highlights from his season: The 2016 @Euroleague Rising Star Trophy goes to

  • Painful options for some Brooklyn subway riders amid repairs

    Updated: 41 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Riders who use a subway line that goes through the lone tunnel connecting some of Brooklyn's hippest neighborhoods to New York City's commercial heart are facing a "Would you rather" question they would rather not be asked. Should the tunnel be closed entirely for 18 months or have extremely limited service for three years as damage from Superstorm Sandy is repaired? The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which operates the city's subway system, will decide in the next few months which of the two painful scenarios it will inflict on people who rely on the L train to get across the city's East River. Work would start in 2019.

  • White House announces sentence commutations for 58 convicts

    Updated: 46 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Thursday commuted the prison sentences of 58 federal convicts, part of a broader push to revamp the criminal justice system and ease punishments for nonviolent drug offenders. The people whose prison terms were cut short include 18 who were given life sentences. Most who received clemency are now due for release on September 2, though others will be released over the next two years. The latest wave — which includes defendants convicted of dealing cocaine, crack and methamphetamine — brings to 306 the total number of inmates whose sentences Obama has commuted, the vast majority for drug crimes.

  • Wildfire in Alberta now 85,000 hectares in size

    Updated: 53 min ago

    FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — A massive wildfire raging in the Canadian province of Alberta grew to 85,000 hectares (210,035 acres) in size and officials said Thursday they would like to move south about 25,000 evacuees who had previously fled north, including 8,000 by air. More than 80,000 people have emptied Fort McMurray in the heart of Canada's oil sands, authorities said. The Alberta government said Thursday that more than 1,100 firefighters, 145 helicopters, 138 pieces of heavy equipment and 22 air tankers were fighting a total of 49 wildfires, with seven considered out of control.

  • Northwest Oklahoma City intersection reopened after gas line struck

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 58 min ago

    Roads have reopened after a gas line was hit near Memorial Road and May Avenue on Thursday morning.

  • "Flight of the Navigator" star charged with bank robbery

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SECHELT, British Columbia (AP) — A man who starred in Disney's 1986 adventure flick "Flight of the Navigator" when he was a child has been charged in connection with a bank robbery in British Columbia. Police arrested Deleriyes Joe Cramer, 42, earlier this week after a man dressed in a disguise left a bank with an undisclosed amount of money. Royal Canadian Mounted Police said a man wearing a wig of scraggly hair, a bandanna, sunglasses and a dark jacket, entered a bank on April 28 in Sechelt, British Columbia. Police said he demanded money and fled on foot. Police said no one was injured during the robbery and that Cramer drove off when he was approached by officers in the community northwest of Vancouver.

  • House Speaker Paul Ryan says he's not ready to support Donald Trump as the GOP nominee

    AP | Published: Thu, May 5, 2016

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan says he's not ready to support Donald Trump as the GOP nominee.

  • Panama reports 4 cases of Zika-related microcephaly

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PANAMA CITY (AP) — Health authorities in Panama said Thursday that they have identified four cases of the birth defect microcephaly linked to the Zika virus. The Health Department's chief epidemiologist said all four cases occurred among mothers of the Guna Yala indigenous group. Dr. Israel Cedeno said two of the four babies died at Panama City hospitals. Mothers from outlying provinces often travel to the capital to give birth, so it was unclear where they were infected. None of the four had been identified as having had Zika before giving birth. The Guna Yala people inhabit a stretch of low coast along Panama's Atlantic shore. In all four cases, either the mother, the baby or both tested positive for Zika.

  • Five things to know about former Guthrie star, new Vikings linebacker Kentrell Brothers 

    Published: Thu, May 5, 2016

    The Minnesota Vikings added to their defense in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft by selecting Missouri linebacker  Kentrell Brothers  with the 160th overall pick. Brothers, a graduate of Guthrie High, played outside linebacker for the Tigers but could shift inside for the Vikings. The 6-foot, 245 pounder was credited by Vikings general manager Rick Spielman for his instinctive playmaking, and Minnesota believes Brothers also could help on special teams. Here are five things to know about Brothers.

  • Walking Route 66 with Brianna Bailey - Day 4

    By Brianna Bailey | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Follow The Oklahoman's Brianna Bailey as she walks Route 66 this week. Here's a recap of Day 4:

  • Thunder journal: LaMarcus Aldridge in historic company through two games

    By Erik Horne and Berry Tramel Staff Writers | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Aldridge through two games is averaging 39.5 points and shooting 75 percent from the field.

  • Pro-Trump tow truck driver leaves disabled Sanders supporter stranded-

    Published: Thu, May 5, 2016

    When the North Carolina man saw Bernie Sanders apparel on a woman’s car he ‘very politely’ said he couldn’t tow her car as she was ‘obviously a socialist.’

  • Man charged in Michigan probe of contaminated food

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man suspected of spraying a contaminant on unpackaged food at grocery stores faces four charges of poisoning food. Kyle Bessemer appeared in an Ann Arbor court Thursday, two days after his arrest. The FBI says Bessemer admitted to spraying a mixture of hand sanitizer, water and mouse poison on produce and food bars at three Ann Arbor stores: Whole Foods, Meijer and Plum Market. The charges cover two stores. In court, investigators told a judge that the 29-year-old Bessemer believed someone was trying to poison him. Bond was set at $250,000. An attorney for Bessemer will be assigned.

  • KFC releases fried chicken-flavored nail polish

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Nope, this isn't a month-delayed April Fools' joke — Kentucky Fried Chicken is now making Kentucky Fried nail polish, USA TODAY reports. The chicken chain revealed a "Finger Lickin' Good Edible Nail Polish," infused with their secret spice blend, that comes in two flavors, "Original" and "Hot and Spicy."