• Two energy sector companies qualify for job creation incentives through Oklahoma Quality Jobs Program

    By Brianna Bailey
    Business Writer |
    Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Companies aim to bring up to 127 new jobs to Tulsa, Oklahoma.

  • U.S. economic growth slowed more than expected in last quarter of 2014

    Associated Press |
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy slowed more sharply in the final three months of the year than initial estimates, reflecting weaker business stockpiling and a bigger trade deficit. The Commerce Department said Friday that the economy as measured by the gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 2.2 percent in the October-December quarter, weaker than the 2.6 percent first estimated last month. It marked a major slowdown from the third quarter, which had been the strongest growth in 11 years. Economists, however, remain optimistic that the deceleration was temporary.

  • 'House of Cards' paves way for television transformation

    Associated Press |
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO — Even if it never wins another award, “House of Cards” already ranks among the most influential series in television history. The political drama launched Netflix's expansion into original programming two years ago, a risky bet that might have toppled the Internet video service, had “House of Cards” flopped and squandered its estimated $100 million investment. Instead, the show was an immediate hit with viewers and critics, giving Netflix the financial clout and creative firepower to further transform how we watch and define “television.” And it spurred other online services such as Amazon.com Inc.

  • Oklahoma women's basketball: Teammates marvel at how much Sharane Campbell-Olds has grown — as a player and person — during her time in Norman

    By Jason Kersey | Updated: 15 hr ago

    “It was hilarious when she first got here,” said OU forward Kaylon Williams. “I was really nervous to talk to her, because Sharane just didn’t talk.”

  • Russian opposition leader Nemtsov is gunned down on Moscow street

    By Carol J. Williams | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    RUSSIA MOSCOW — Leading Russian opposition politician Boris Y. Nemtsov, a former first deputy prime minister under President Boris Yeltsin, was shot dead on a Moscow street near the Kremlin early Saturday, Russian officials and news agencies reported. A fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Nemtsov had been preparing to join an opposition rally Sunday against the Kremlin leader's backing of separatists in eastern Ukraine, which has brought international sanctions onto Russia and sent its economy into a tailspin. “An unknown person shot and killed Boris Nemtsov on St. Basil's slope by four shots from a handgun,” the Tass news agency

  • Online debate rages over color of dress

    By SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    ENGLAND LONDON — It's the dress that's beating the Internet black and blue. Or should that be gold and white? Friends and co-workers worldwide are debating the true hues of a royal blue dress with black lace that, to many an eye, transforms in one photograph into gold and white. Experts are calling the photo a one-in-a-million shot that perfectly captures how people's brains perceive color and process contrast in dramatically different ways. “This photo provides the best test I've ever seen for how the process of color correction works in the brain,” said Daniel Hardiman-McCartney, clinical adviser to Britain's College of Optometrists.

  • Homeland Security gets week of funds

    By DAVID ESPO and ERICA WERNER | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    WASHINGTON — The House has approved a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department for one week, with just two hours before a midnight deadline. The measure now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. The vote late Friday was 357-60 as Democrats joined majority Republicans in backing the bill that averts a partial government shutdown. The vote was a turnaround from a few hours earlier, when tea party conservatives rebelled against GOP leaders and helped sink a measure that would have ensured full funding for the agency for three weeks. Democrats had opposed that measure, arguing that the department should be funded through the end of the budget year on Sept. 30.

  • Leonard Nimoy, famous as Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies

    AP Television Writer |
    Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    LOS ANGELES — In 1975, Leonard Nimoy published an autobiography with the defiant title, “I Am Not Spock.” It was an attempt to show the world he had many more facets than the pointy-eared character that had come to define him. Yet two decades later, after proving that with a career that became a rich blend of roles beyond “Star Trek” along with directing, writing and photography, he bowed to fate with “I Am Spock,” a revisionist sequel. Nimoy had come to appreciate Mr. Spock's enduring legacy and the inspiration the man of logic provided the actor and his fans alike. “He's a part of

  • Deaths

    | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    ALTUS Sanchez, Elsie, 88, died Friday. Services pending (Lowell-Tims, Altus). BARTLESVILLE Brown, Karen Renee, 69, died Friday. Services pending (Arnold Moore & Neekamp, Bartlesville). Towery, Ada Elizabeth, 83, died Thursday. Services pending (Stumpff, Bartlesville). BUFFALO Hunter, Virgie, 84, convenient store owner, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Buffalo Senior Citizens Center (Wilkinson, Buffalo).

  • Morning roundup

    Compiled by Hayley Riggs McGhee from Wire Reports | Updated: 15 hr ago

    Browns sign McCown The Browns have yet another new quarterback, and this one has a familiar last name. Josh McCown, who went 1-10 as Tampa Bay's starter last season, agreed to terms on a three-year contract with Cleveland on Friday. McCown's younger brother, Luke, played for the Browns in 2004 — one of 22 different starting quarterbacks the Browns have used since 1999. The 35-year-old McCown had also been in contract talks with the Buffalo Bills, who like the Browns have QB issues. McCown gives the Browns options as they try to solidify a problematic position.

  • Oklahoma Real Deals real estate transactions for Feb. 28

    | Updated: 17 hr ago

    Oklahoma Real Deals real estate transactions for Feb. 28, 2015

  • Tulsa Community College helping veteran with PTSD

    Tulsa World |
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Upon returning from duty in Iraq, Travis Bramblett needed to change directions. While serving as a combat engineer in the U.S. Army, Bramblett was injured, forcing him into medical retirement. The Hannibal, Mo., native had moved to Tulsa in 2005 and went to school to be a welder before enlisting in the service. Because of his injury, he needed a new line of work. He enrolled in courses at Tulsa Community College, but post traumatic stress disorder from his time in a war zone caused such anxiety that he came close to giving up. “It caused a big struggle to return not just to civilian life, but to school,” he said. “School was a daily

  • Oklahoma City businessman, philanthropist Jackie Cooper dies at 82

    By Adam Wilmoth
    Energy Editor |
    Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Oklahoma City businessman and philanthropist Jackie Cooper died Friday.

  • Hall Capital investment fund buys two warehouses near Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City

    By Brianna Bailey
    Business Writer |
    Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    $60 million fund with focus on commercial real estate and energy closed

  • Creativity on display at the Moore school district's Fairview Elementary reading fair

    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Colorful storyboards depict characters, plots, conflicts and resolutions.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Frank Booker has become critical player off bench for Sooners

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    After scoring in double figures just once in the Sooners’ first 23 games, Booker has hit the mark in three of the last four.

  • Understanding home sale commission fees

    | Updated: 17 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — As a homebuyer or seller, do you really understand real estate commissions? Do you know how much a real estate agent who lists a house for sale typically gets? Equally important, how much the agent who brings you in as a buyer gets paid — in other words, how the total commission pie gets sliced up? You may have heard that the “standard” commission is 6 percent, split between the listing agent and the selling agent who represents the buyer. A portion of the agents' splits then goes to the brokerage under whose banner they work. But 6 percent isn't the real number.

  • Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Saturday, Feb. 28-Sunday, Feb. 29

    | Updated: 15 hr ago

    SATURDAY NBA 8 p.m. San Antonio at Phoenix NBATV (Cox 256) NHL

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Cowboys guard Phil Forte gets break to recharge, refocus

    By John Helsley | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    The junior has gone from being the Big 12’s Sixth Man of the Year to the Big 12’s leading man. He leads the Big 12 in minutes played and he’s perhaps the league’s lead figure when it comes to the primary focus of scouting reports.

  • Why would GOP candidate for Mo. governor kill self?

    By DAVID A. LIEB | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    MISSOURI JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri's auditor, who fatally shot himself in an apparent suicide, had vowed to take down the state's most powerful politicians and donors, including fellow Republicans, when he launched an anti-corruption campaign for governor last month. But in his final days, Tom Schweich described having knots in his stomach over what he thought was an anti-Semitic whisper campaign by a GOP consultant who now runs the state party. His intensity had served him well in the past — he was proud of exposing corruption in his four years as auditor. But his tendency to fixate on issues also sometimes made it hard for him to get over political attacks, say some of his advisers and colleagues.