• Dr. Ben Carson to speak Tuesday in Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    Esteemed surgeon and conservative figure Dr. Ben Carson will headline an OKC Town Hall event at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Oklahoma City.

  • Can the simple innovation of paying moms for milk saves newborns?

    Lane Anderson, Deseret News | Updated: Sun, Oct 12, 2014

    A new company intends to secure large quantities of life-saving breast milk with a novel innovation: paying moms for it.

  • Workers, retailers prepare for Thursday's 'National Boss' Day'

    By Paula Burkes, Business Writer | Updated: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    Contrary to popular belief, Hallmark did not create National Boss Day, which is celebrated Oct. 16.

  • Falls Creek runs deep: Oklahoma Rep. James Lankford's first campaign relied on faith, connections

    By Chris Casteel -- Washington Bureau | Updated: Sun, Oct 12, 2014

    WASHINGTON — For many, it appeared that James Lankford had come out of nowhere when he laid waste to a field of Republican primary candidates in 2010 and claimed Oklahoma City's congressional seat. He looked like Opie — but spoke with a mismatched deep bass voice — and had no political experience or money to pay consultants. But the truth was that a lot of people knew exactly where Lankford had come from, and it wasn't nowhere. It was southern Okla homa's Falls Creek, the largest youth camp in the United States, where Lankford, the director, was a rock star among 50,000 Baptist kids each summer. “If you got your picture taken with James Lankford, it made your day,'' said one former Falls Creek camper now

  • The 10 States With the Best and Worst Quality of Life

    Published: Sun, Oct 12, 2014

    The United States is one of the world’s most prosperous economies, says 24/7wallst.com, with a gross domestic product that exceeded that of any other country last year. However, a vibrant economy alone does not ensure all residents are well off. In a recent study from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), U.S. states underperformed their regional counterparts in other countries in a number of important metrics that gauge well-being.

  • Taking Stock: Medical device company could be acquisition target

    Published: Sun, Oct 12, 2014

    Malcolm Berko: Globus Medical designs, makes and sells implants for cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral spinal disorders.

  • Same-sex marriage ruling has subdued effect in Oklahoma's rural counties

    BY SHEILA STOGSDILL, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Oct 12, 2014

    In the Grand Lake area that surrounds the rural counties of Delaware, Craig and Mayes no same-sex marriage licenses have been applied for, county officials confirmed.

  • Stock futures swings prompt varying forecasts

    Published: Sun, Oct 12, 2014

    Record-sized corn and soybeans crops predicted

  • Social Security Q&A: How to protect against identity theft

    Published: Sun, Oct 12, 2014

    Q: How can I protect myself against identity theft? A: First, don’t carry your Social Security card with you. Keep it secure at home with your other important papers. Second, don’t readily give out your Social Security number. While many banks, schools, doctors, landlords, and others will request your number, it is your decision whether to provide it. Ask if there is some other way to identify you in their records. If you are the victim of identity theft, you should report it right away.

  • 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