• Poverty leads to higher newborn death rate in the US than in Europe, report shows

    Lane Anderson, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention measures how the U.S. stacks up against other rich countries in infant mortality: not well.

  • Inhofe drops opposition to Ebola funding

    BY RANDY KREHBIEL, Tulsa World | Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe said Friday he has dropped his opposition to the use of military resources to combat the spread of Ebola in West Africa. "After careful consideration," Inhofe said in a press release, "I believe that the outbreak has reached a point that the only organization in the world able to provide the capabilities and speed necessary to respond to this crisis is the U.S. military." Inhofe went on to say, however, that he is unlikely to agree with future requests "because of the failure of the Obama administration to responsibly and strategically plan in advance for how the U.S. will be involved in West Africa." Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Mom calls out Target for selling 'too-short' girls clothing

    Tracie Knabe Snowder, KSL | Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Stephanie Giese is a mom of three, Target lover and writer. When she discovered her favorite store was making extremely small clothing for toddlers and girls, she decided to call it out on her blog in a post that has gone viral.

  • Domestic abuse in the digital age

    Sara Jarman, KSL | Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    Celebrity cyber harassment stories get worldwide attention, but a less-discussed and disturbing side of cyber abuse impacts ordinary individuals who endure this form of sexual exploitation and emotional assault, mostly from intimate partners.

  • The number one thing parents need to teach their children

    Flint Stephens, FamilyShare | Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    All parents want their children to be successful in life. There is one specific character trait that parents can help their children develop that virtually guarantees a happy and successful life. It is something anyone can do.

  • Texas trooper seizes more than 14 pounds of meth

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    AMARILLO, Texas — A state trooper discovered more than 14 pounds of methamphetamine valued at more than $515,000 in a vehicle during a traffic stop in the Texas Panhandle. The Texas Department of Public Safety says the trooper made the discovery Wednesday after stopping the vehicle traveling eastbound on Interstate 40 for a traffic violation. The stop was made about 30 miles east of Amarillo. The two occupants of the vehicle, both from Oklahoma City, were arrested for possession of a controlled substance after the trooper discovered the 12 bags of methamphetamine in the vehicle. DPS says the drugs were allegedly being transported from Phoenix to Oklahoma City.

  • College students raise money for struggling friend

    Celeste Tholen Rosenlof, KSL | Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    When the dorm resident assistant faced serious financial problems that would have forced him to leave school, students rallied to help him and keep him in school, learning a bit about making a difference along the way.

  • Sunny prospects: Africa turns on the lights with solar power

    Lane Anderson, Deseret News | Updated: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    In Tanzania, 86 percent of people live without electricity. Solar panels are changing that — bringing power to schools and homes, and charging cellphones and computers.

  • U.S. Supreme Court rejects final appeal of Oklahoma death row inmate

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Published: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    Oklahoma death row inmate Benjamin Cole, convicted in the 2002 killing of his infant daughter, is now expected to get an execution date.

  • Teacher sends hungry first graders home with backpacks of food

    Celeste Tholen Rosenlof, KSL | Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    A New Mexico teacher is helping students who don’t have food to eat on the weekends when they are home from school.

  • U.S. Senate candidates differ on military, drugs and marriage rights

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Published: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Johnson meets Lankford in U.S. Senate debate

  • Grim conditions for women and children abducted by ISIS

    Lane Anderson, Deseret News | Updated: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    The report is the most detailed U.N. account of crimes committed by the Islamic State and reveals mass enslavement and abuse of women and children.

  • Oklahomans react to same-sex marriage becoming legal

    Published: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Gov. Mary Fallin disparages the Supreme Court decision to uphold appeals court rulings against state bans on same-sex marriage, including Oklahoma’s. Oklahomans speak out against and in favor of the high court’s action.

  • Same-sex marriage now is legal in Oklahoma

    BY CHRIS CASTEEL, Washington Bureau | Updated: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    Oklahoma couples began to marry after a surprise move by the U.S. Supreme Court not to take on the issue of whether states can ban same-sex marriage.

  • Oklahoma women executives agree with study showing women workers are twice as likely to be called 'bossy'

    By Paula Burkes, Business Writer | Updated: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    Forty percent of women have been called “bossy” at work, compared with 22 percent of men, according to a recent online survey by an Oregon software company.

  • Moore woman walking on Delaware highway struck and killed

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    NEWARK, Del. — An Oklahoma woman has died after getting out of her car on Interstate 95 and being struck by a car. Delaware State Police say the incident occurred a little after 9 p.m. Sunday in Newark, near the Maryland state line, in the highway’s northbound lanes. Police say 54-year-old Connie Gullion of Moore, Oklahoma was driving in the middle lane of the highway when she suddenly slowed and swerved into a median crossover. Police say that caused another car to swerve and stop on the highway’s right shoulder. According to police, Gullion got out of her car and attempted to cross the highway, possibly to check on the other driver, when she was struck. Gullion was taken to a nearby hospital, where she

  • Taking Stock: A whale of a buy?

    Published: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    Malcolm Berko:

  • D.C. Notes: Oklahoma Rep. Tom Cole says cost of new war uncertain

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Published: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    Chris Casteel: U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, R-Moore, says funding for operations against Islamic State will depend on overall strategy; also in Washington notes, a U.S. Senate debate on Tuesday and same-sex marriage signal possible.

  • Campaign worker sues U.S. Senate candidate Constance Johnson

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Published: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    U.S. Senate candidate Constance “Connie” Johnson is accused of stiffing campaign worker, while paying thousands to her daughter.

  • Video: Dog found covered in rock-hard tar rescued

    Tracie Knabe Snowder, KSL | Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    A five-month-old dog found smothered in rock-hard tar was barely recognizable when rescue workers found him but, after two days of rescue efforts, was finally able to walk free. The heartbreaking video is making its way into animal lovers' hearts.