• Tulsan faces charges of threatening to kill U.S. Sen. Harry Reid

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    Charles Jason Moreland, 31, of Tulsa, was charged in federal court. He is accused of threatening the life of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his family in April via the internet.

  • U.S. job openings in June hit 13-year high

    By JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer | Published: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    U.S. employers in June advertised the most monthly job openings in more than 13 years.

  • Fake $100 bills eluded Secret Service because of their quality

    By Del Quentin Wilber, Bloomberg News | Published: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    Agents describe ring as sophisticated, saying the counterfeiters appeared close to mimicking the latest currency security features, including 3D ribbons.

  • It's time to talk openly about suicide, how to prevent it

    Michelle Sutherlin | Updated: Tue, Aug 12, 2014

    With the death of Robin Williams, it is time to talk openly about suicide and how to prevent it.

  • Official: Robin Williams hanged himself with belt

    Updated: Tue, Aug 12, 2014

    SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — Robin Williams committed suicide by hanging himself with a belt at his San Francisco Bay Area home, sheriff’s officials said Tuesday. Marin County Sheriff’s Lt. Keith Boyd said Williams’ personal assistant found the actor Monday in a bedroom at his Tiburon home. The actor also had superficial cuts on his wrist, and a pocketknife was found nearby. Boyd said Williams, star of “Good Will Hunting,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Good Morning, Vietnam” and dozens of other films, was seeking treatment for depression. He would not say whether the actor and comedian left a suicide note. The 63-year-old comedian’s wife had last seen him the night before and had left the home that morning

  • University president takes pay cut to boost worker salary

    Amy McDonald, Deseret News | Updated: Mon, Aug 11, 2014

    A university president decided to take a pay cut of $90,000 to help give the school's lowest-paid workers a higher wage.

  • Storm forecasters adding extra layers to warnings

    By KELLY P. KISSEL, AP | Published: Tue, Aug 12, 2014

    The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center said Monday it will add two threat levels to its weather outlooks so people aren’t surprised by really bad storms on days with just a “slight risk” of tornadoes, hail or high winds. Beginning Oct. 22, forecasters can say whether slight risk days are “enhanced” or “marginal” or just plain “slight.” Other categories remain, including “high” and “moderate.” The Norman, Oklahoma-based center traditionally targeted local forecasters and broadcasters across the U.S. with their advisories, known as “convective outlooks,” but the Internet makes that data available to anyone with a computer and basic scientific knowledge.

  • Struggling adjunct professors might have debt wiped away

    Lane Anderson, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Aug 8, 2014

    Think nobel laureates are teaching your kids? Think again … many classes are taught by struggling low-paid adjunct professors. A new loan-forgiveness bill could give them a leg up.

  • Oklahoma judge on 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals defies expectations in same-sex marriage case

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Updated: Sun, Aug 10, 2014

    Considered by many Democrats to be closed-minded on matters of civil rights, Jerome A. Holmes, of Oklahoma City, was the swing vote in striking down Oklahoma ban on same-sex marriage on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

  • What information is needed for Supplemental Security Income claim?

    Social Security Q&A: What information do I need for SSI? | Published: Sun, Aug 10, 2014

    What information do I need for SSI claim?

  • Sunday news shows

    Updated: Fri, Aug 8, 2014

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  • U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, R-Moore, says the world is full of problem spots as the size of the U.S. military is reduced

    BY RICK M. GREEN, Capitol Bureau | Published: Sun, Aug 10, 2014

    Multiple flashpoints around the globe make this a bad time to reduce U.S. military power, says U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, R-Moore.

  • Boeing share price could gain altitude

    Published: Sun, Aug 10, 2014

    Malcolm Berko recommends buying Boeing stocks. This 99-year-old company has a backlog of $453 billion, which is about five years’ worth of future revenues. And those revenues are expected to rise about 8 percent annually.

  • Orange juice prices squeezed; wheat grows

    Published: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    Wheat prices rise on uncertainty in Ukraine, where wheat crop finds itself in war zone.

  • Reel in excess back-to-school spending with these five tips

    By ALEX VEIGA, Associated Press | Published: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    Students may not be thrilled about their summer break drawing to a close, but retailers couldn’t be happier. That’s because back-to-school shopping traditionally brings in a windfall that’s second only to the December holiday season. The average family with kids in kindergarten through 12th grade will spend $669.28 on clothes, electronics and other school-related needs this back-to-school season, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation. That amounts to a 5 percent increase from last year. To help gin up sales, many stores roll out discounts and some states even get in on the act, offering sales tax holidays for clothing, backpacks, even computers. Hit the stores without a plan, and you

  • Teacher and former vet tries being homeless for a month

    Lane Anderson, Deseret News | Updated: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    A middle school teacher says living on the street is the "hardest thing he's ever done" and that he was turned down 150 times for work.

  • Airstrikes undertaken as U.S. re-engages in Iraq

    By JULIE PACE and ROBERT BURNS, AP | Updated: Fri, Aug 8, 2014

    WASHINGTON — U.S. fighters dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq Friday, the Pentagon said, redeeming President Barack Obama’s promise of military force to counter the advancing militants and confront the threat they pose to Iraqi civilians and Americans. Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said that two F/A-18 jets dropped 500-pound bombs on a piece of artillery and the truck towing it. In a televised to the speech Thursday night, Obama had threatened to renew U.S. military involvement in Iraq’s long sectarian war.

  • Oil boom, housing bust alter U.S. spending trends

    FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS | Published: Fri, Aug 8, 2014

    Oklahomans spend the least, per person, on food, according to new government figures.

  • Immigrant children leave Fort Sill a day early

    By Jennifer Palmer, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    The Army barracks at Fort Sill, near Lawton in southwestern Oklahoma, were empty Thursday, after having been used for weeks as temporary housing for thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children.

  • Texas shooting survivor gets personalized 'Dumbledore' letter

    Grant Olsen, KSL | Updated: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    J K Rowling, author of the Harry Potter book series, sent a special gift to the lone survivor of a family massacre in Texas.