• 3rd Navy sailor guilty in case of women recorded in showers

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    KINGS BAY NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE, Ga. (AP) — A submarine sailor was sentenced Friday to 15 days in a Navy brig after he pleaded guilty to failing to alert superiors when fellow crew member showed him videos of female trainees undressing for showers. Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon McGarity was the third sailor to plead guilty this week to charges related to the secret recording of female officers and midshipmen aboard the USS Wyoming. His punishment also included a two-grade reduction in rank and forfeiture of two-thirds of his pay for a month. McGarity, a missile technician, told the officer presiding over his court-martial Friday that he didn't know about any videos taken of officers.

  • Bill Clinton at the UN applauds Ebola success

    Susan Roylance, Deseret News | Yesterday

    Speaking before the U.N. Economic and Social Council, former President Bill Clinton applauds the health care workers who helped achieve an Ebola-free Liberia, even though "no small number lost their lives" in the process.

  • Republican presidential hopefuls address defense spending

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    In Oklahoma City last week, none of the candidates who sat down for interviews took a position on military base closures and some said defense spending would depend on economic growth.

  • Car-centric cities leave the poor in the dust

    Lane Anderson, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    One thing that might help people get jobs? A reliable city bus.

  • He Sees A Whirlpool In The Water, But Keep Your Eyes On The Middle. Holy Cow

    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Nature is often simultaneously beautiful and terrifying. A man in Dviete, Latvia recorded a whirlpool that looked as if someone had pulled the plug on the river floor. 

  • What happens if you give some families global aid and some families nothing?

    Lane Anderson, Deseret News | Updated: Mon, May 18, 2015

    Yale researcher Dean Karlan found that no one had ever applied the scientific method to global aid. So he tried it.

  • Are schools preparing students for the new workforce?

    Lane Anderson, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    The U.S. education system hasn't been revamped in over 100 years. Can it prepare kids for a high-tech world?

  • Students release 72,000 ladybugs at Md. school for senior prank

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    MORGANZA, Md. (WUSA9) -- Several students at a St. Mary's County high school were charged with burglary after a senior prank where they allegedly released tens of thousands of ladybugs across their school.

  • Social Security Q&A: How many credits do I need for benefits?

    Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    Social Security Q&A: Same-sex couples may be eligible to apply for Social Security benefits.

  • Oklahoma legislators discuss opportunities on 'emerging leaders' panel

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Urban leadership is an untapped frontier as Republicans seek to extend their reach, state senator from Oklahoma City says.

  • Governors rule on second day of Republican conference in Oklahoma City

    BY CHRIS CASTEEL, Washington Bureau | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Two current governors and a former governor in the Republican presidential race told family stories, stressed their experiences as executives and outlined domestic and foreign policy positions at Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City

  • Republican faithful rally around red-meat speeches in Oklahoma City

    By Adam Kemp, Staff Writers | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Kenneth Johnson stood and applauded Chris Christie until the New Jersey governor exited the stage, then took a deep sigh of relief as he sat back down to wait for the next speaker. Johnson wasn’t sure what to expect Friday during the second day of the three-day Southern Republican Leadership Conference being held at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City, but the 58-year old felt moved by Christie’s story of family and his passion for logical policy making. “His whole thing centered on trust,” Johnson said. “I just felt like I could definitely trust him.” Christie was among five presidential hopefuls and one surrogate to speak at the conference Friday. Three candidates, Christie, former

  • Straw poll will provide ammunition for donors, candidates

    By Adam Kemp, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Standing in the middle of a hallway in the Cox Convention Center, Bill Shapard watched Friday as a woman walked up to one of his pollsters and began answering questions that could eventually lead to the election of the next U.S. president. In the first two days of the three-day Southern Republican Leadership Conference, nearly 500 people have cast their vote in a straw poll that asks attendees who they hope to see as the next Republican nominee. The poll, run by Oklahoma City-based SoonerPoll, hopes to give the candidates and donors a better indication of who has the momentum to become the next GOP standard bearer.

  • 6 reasons to think about Social Security when you are young

    Flint Stephens, KSL | Updated: Wed, May 13, 2015

    If you think Social Security is something you don’t have to worry about until you are 60, here are some reasons you need to think about your Social Security situation, no matter your current age.

  • Republican presidential hopefuls slam President Obama's Mideast policies at Oklahoma City conference

    BY CHRIS CASTEEL, Washington Bureau | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Foreign policy lines got the most enthusiastic applause on the first day of the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in downtown Oklahoma City, where Rick Perry, Scott Walker and Rick Santorum spoke.

  • Southern Republican Leadership Conference kicks off in Oklahoma City

    By Adam Kemp, Staff Writers | Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Southern Republican Leadership Conference attendees say they’re wooed and wowed by GOP presidential hopefuls on the first day of the Oklahoma City event at the Cox Convention Center.

  • Bin Laden kept a Tulsa World story in his bunker

    BY GINNIE GRAHAM, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    In a baffling revelation, terrorist Osama bin Laden kept a copy of a Tulsa World article about an American man who pleaded guilty to plotting the 2008 series of bombings in Mumbai, according to documents released Wednesday by a national intelligence agency. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence made public a large batch of documents seized during the May 2011 raid on the compound where bin Laden was hiding. Among the more unusual documents - other than the Tulsa World story - is a suicide prevention book, video game guide for "Delta Force Extreme 2" and silkscreening instructions. There were also hundreds of letters, books, studies and computer manuals in bin Laden's hideout. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Walmart cites wages, stronger dollar for earnings miss

    Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

    Walmart shares dropped in premarket trading after the retailer fell short of Wall Street expectations in its first quarter. Walmart reported revenue of $114.8 billion, down 0.1% from the same quarter a year

  • U.S. Senate clears amendment by Sen. James Lankford encouraging religious freedom among trading partners

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

    Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford’s amendment does not require changes before trading pacts are approved, but says U.S. trade representatives must consider a country’s policies regarding religious freedom.

  • Meet the former accountant who dumpster dives and lives in New York City on $5,000 a year

    Published: Mon, May 18, 2015

    Before coming to the US in 2007, Marie was an accountant living in France. Today she's living a middle-class American lifestyle in New York City — on only $5,000 a year. The poverty line in the US is  $11,700 a year for a single person .