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  • Farmer's lost phone journeys to Japan, returns undamaged

    By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    TULSA — Oklahoma farmer Kevin Whitney thought his iPhone was lost for good when it fell into a grain elevator last year. Eight months later, his phone was returned unscathed after a trip to Japan. Whitney, the manager of the Apache Farmers Co-Op in Chickasha, lost his phone in October after it slipped out of his shirt pocket as he was unloading grain from a truck into a silo holding roughly 290,000 bushels of grain. “I knew it was lost forever and there was no retrieving the thing,” said Whitney, 53. Whitney went out and bought a replacement phone the next day. But the loss of the phone was tough: Pictures of family from his daughter's

  • Oklahoma County public records for July 10, 2014

    | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Oklahoma County public records for July 10, 2014

  • Deaths

    | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    ADA Manuel, Suzan Gayle, 27, internal auditing officer at Vision Bank in Ada, died Tuesday. Services 11 a.m. Friday, First Baptist Church (Criswell, Ada). ALVA Zahorsky, Roger Gene, 83, retired, died Tuesday. Services 1 p.m. Friday, Wesleyan Church (Marshall, Alva). ARDMORE Loftis, Ella Louise, 59, homemaker. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Herb Clark Memorial Chapel, Tishomingo (Harvey-Douglas, Ardmore). ATWOOD Beck, Douglas

  • Ford expects to return to profit in Europe in 2015

    By DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Auto Writer | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Ford Motor Co. says it remains on track to make a profit in Europe next year despite the fragile economy.

  • New spy case linked to U.S.?

    By FRANK JORDANS | Updated: 2 hr ago

    GERMANY BERLIN — German authorities are investigating a second spy case reportedly involving the United States, a week after the arrest of a German intelligence employee cast a new shadow over relations between the two countries. “We have investigations in two cases of suspected espionage, a very serious suspicion,” government spokesman Steffen Seibert later told reporters in Berlin. He declined to provide further details, citing the ongoing investigations. The daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported, without naming sources, that the man being investigated worked at Germany's Defense Ministry and is suspected of spying for the U.S.

  • Senate OKs San Antonio mayor as housing secretary

    By The Associated Press | Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — The Senate easily confirmed San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro on Wednesday to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development, boosting the national profile of a Democrat with a compelling biography who's considered a vice presidential contender in 2016. The 71-26 vote makes Castro, 39, one of the government's highest-ranking Hispanics, a growing group of voters who lean solidly Democratic. His ascension comes two years after he got his first broad national exposure when President Barack Obama picked him to deliver the keynote address at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. All 26 votes against Castro came from Republicans, including one of his

  • Get beached: Tips and products for a perfect beach getaway

    By Heather Warlick | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Nothing is more fitting and relaxing for summer than a visit to a coast, especially for those of us who in landlocked areas. Here are some tips for making your beach visit safe and fun.

  • Community briefs

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    Community briefs

  • Birthdays

    | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Birthdays

  • Horoscopes

    | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Horoscopes

  • Art activities will highlight Norman's Second Friday event

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Gallery openings, music and refreshments are among activities planned for Friday’s art walk in Norman

  • Strong-willed Oklahoma boy fights back from premature birth

    By Kelsey Foskin | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Corban Walkup received help at the Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital in Bethany and is now home with his family.

  • John Arnold to perform in Norman park

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 10 hr ago

    The John Arnold Band will give a free performance Sunday in Norman’s Lions Park.

  • Dear Abby

    | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Dear Abby: Woman thinks bride-to-be’s friendship isn’t worth the cost

  • Billy Graham

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    Billy Graham

  • Theater review: 'The Little Mermaid' at Lyric in Oklahoma City

    By Rick Rogers | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” is a textbook example of style over substance. Fortunately, its stylish attributes are abundant, from eye-catching costumes to shimmering underwater scenes. Unfortunately, Oklahoma City Lyric Theatre’s production can’t draw sufficient attention away from the musical’s shortcomings.

  • Kanakuk Kamp at Faith Bible Church in Edmond brings fun with a message

    By Matt Patterson | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Kanakuk Kamp at Faith Bible Church in Edmond is an extension of the popular overnight camp based in Missouri.

  • Michael Gerson: The divided states of Obama

    | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    WASHINGTON — The headline — “Poll: Obama Worst President Since World War II” — was both provocative and misleading. The Quinnipiac survey did, indeed, place President Obama at the top of the worst since FDR. But this was largely a measure of partisan concentration. Republicans were united in their unfavorable historical judgment of Obama. Democrats divided their votes. We already know that Obama is a highly polarizing figure. But beneath the headline, the poll identified serious problems for the president. Fifty-four percent of respondents said the Obama administration is “not competent running the government.” A majority believe the president does not

  • Oklahoma City area thrilled to see major championship golf return

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    IT'S been eight years since major championship golf came to the Oklahoma City area. We're delighted it has returned with the U.S. Senior Open, which begins its four-day run Thursday at Oak Tree National in Edmond. Oak Tree hosted the 2006 Senior PGA Championship, ending a majors drought in these parts that extended to the 1988 PGA Championship. That event was won by Jeff Sluman, who's among the 156 players in this week's field and who says Oak Tree looks much as it did back then. That's high praise because in the 1980s, Oak Tree was considered one of the best and most challenging courses in America.

  • Obama tells border critics, 'This is not theater'

    By JULIE PACE | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    TEXAS Dallas — President Barack Obama, seeking to keep a humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border from becoming a deeper political liability, pushed back Wednesday at critics who have cast his administration's response to the influx of unaccompanied children as slow and ineffective. To those pressing Obama to visit the border during his two-day trip to Texas, he retorted: “This is not theater. This is a problem.” Among Obama's harshest critics has been Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a 2012 Republican presidential candidate who is considering another run for the White House.