• Clinton says no reason to save personal emails

    Updated: Tue, Mar 10, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says she had no reason to save personal emails from her time as secretary of state. The possible Democratic presidential candidate during a news conference on Tuesday there were more than 60,000 emails in total sent and received. About half of them were personal emails, she said. Clinton was answering questions Tuesday for the first time about her email practices as secretary of state. She spoke following a Tuesday afternoon speech at the United Nations. She says she went “above and beyond” what she was required to do as a State Department employee.

  • SAE president reports racist behavior at other chapters, denies song is fraternity tradition

    BY ADAM KEMP | Updated: Tue, Mar 10, 2015

    On Monday night, Brad Cohen, Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s national president, amended his statement from earlier in the day to add that the national chapter is investigating other possible acts of racist behavior at other campuses. He said additional allegations of improper behavior arose following the release of a video showing members of OU’s SAE fraternity singing a racist song. “Several other incidents with chapters or members have been brought to the attention of the headquarters staff and leaders,” the statement reads. “Each of those instances will be investigated for further action.” Cohen also addressed rumors that the chant is part of SAE tradition, an accusation the organization denies.

  • Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe introduces bill making English official language of U.S.

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Mon, Mar 9, 2015

    Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, re-introduced a bill requiring the federal government to use the English language when conducting business.

  • What can Oklahoma do to attract more venture capital?

    Published: Tue, Mar 10, 2015

    Other areas that, like Oklahoma, lured little venture capital are starting to make some gains.

  • Oklahoma senators sign GOP letter as partisan fighting over Iran nuclear talks heats up

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Published: Tue, Mar 10, 2015

    Oklahoma’s senators join 45 other Republicans on letter telling Iranian leaders that any deal they make with President Barack Obama over their nuclear program could easily be undone by his successor.

  • Social Security Q&A: How much did benefits increase in 2015?

    Published: Sun, Mar 8, 2015

    Social Security Q&A: What is the average Social Security retirement payment that a person receives each month?

  • Taking Stock: Shine may be off Yahoo's Golden Girl

    Published: Sun, Mar 8, 2015

    Malcolm Berko: Marissa Mayer is a tech genius, but sadly there is nothing in her playbook about employing a marketing professional to increase revenues from Yahoo’s numerous products.

  • D.C. Notes: Oklahoma lawmakers join letter against ammunition ban

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Published: Sun, Mar 8, 2015

    Chris Casteel: More than half of the U.S. House opposes an administration proposal to ban popular ammunition used in AR-15 handguns and rifles; in other Washington news, Sen. Jim Inhofe, of Oklahoma, says he wants Israeli prime minister to run for U.S. president.

  • Future Files: Oil storage filling up, putting further pressure on prices

    Published: Sun, Mar 8, 2015

    Walt and Alex Breitinger: The euro slides to an 11-year low as the European Central Bank is poised to launch massive bond-buying program.

  • The Nation's Housing Column: Rent payments can improve your credit score

    BY KENNETH R. HARNEY | Published: Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    Young, first-time buyers would greatly benefit by having their rent histories included in credit reports and factored into their scores.

  • A mammoth dispute: Plan to move Seattle elephants to Oklahoma City draws protests

    By Adam Kemp, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    A plan to move two Asian elephants from a Seattle zoo to the Oklahoma City Zoo’s elephant habitat is drawing protests from animal rights activists, Seattle City Council members and that city’s leading newspaper.

  • U.S. Supreme Court justices appear torn by health care subsidies case

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    In oral arguments in a case that could determine the survival of the Affordable Care Act, liberal justices and some conservatives seem sympathetic to one side or the other. But justices holding votes that could decide case are not easy to read.

  • Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu warns Congress that Iran deal could lead to nuclear arms race in Middle East

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    In divisive speech, Netanyahu says “militant Islam” Iran can’t be trusted. President Barack Obama responds that Netanyahu is offering no alternative and that sanctions and military action aren’t options.

  • Cutting unemployment benefits reduces unemployment, study shows

    Matthew Jelalian, Deseret News | Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    In January three economists published a paper finding that cutting unemployment benefits contributed a to a large amount of job growth in 2014. Other economists aren't convinced that these findings are correct.

  • Can tourism end poverty in the most remote place in the world?

    Lane Anderson, Deseret News | Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Been to Everest? So have a lot of people. But the remote Himalayan villages in the Pamirs offer peaks that no one has summited before. Local and American entrepreneurs are hoping that the appeal will draw tourist dollars and alleviate poverty.

  • Health insurance for nearly 100,000 Oklahomans hinges on Supreme Court case

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    U.S. Supreme Court justices are set to hear arguments in a case that could determine whether the basic framework of the Affordable Care Act survives. At stake are the subsidies people get in Oklahoma and 36 other states to buy health insurance.

  • In Supreme Court case, hospitals and insurers argue for subsidies while conservatives argue against

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Dozens of friend-of-the-court briefs have been filed in Supreme Court case about Obamacare as groups try to sway justices ahead of a critical ruling.

  • Premium users of LinkedIn to receive $1 each in password-leak settlement

    William E. Lewis Jr., KSL | Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    To settle a class-action lawsuit that alleged LinkedIn failed to protect the passwords and private information of its premium subscriber customers, the company has agreed to pay $1.25 million to about 800,000 users impacted by privacy concerns.

  • Family and Medical Leave Act rights expanded for same-sex couples

    BY PAULA BURKES | Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Charlie Plumb, of Oklahoma City law firm McAfee & Taft, discusses updates to federal guidelines that make the treatment of same-sex couples more consistent under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

  • Education, not harsh penalties, a more effective solution for teen sexting

    Sara Israelsen-Hartley, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Rather than empty threats or judicial involvement, teens caught sexting need more education about appropriate online behavior and healthy relationship skills, which can come from parents, school officials and police officers.