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OKC home show continues

The Oklahoma City Home + Garden Show continues this weekend at The OKC Fairgrounds. The 38th annual show features experts in...

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Protests close Louvre museum in Paris amid pension strikes

PARIS (AP) — Dozens of protesters blocked the entrance to the Louvre museum and forced the famous Paris landmark to close...

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Art experts confirm painting found hidden in Italian museum's walls is the stolen Klimt work "Portrait of a Lady."

ROME (AP) — Art experts confirm painting found hidden in Italian museum's walls is the stolen Klimt work "Portrait of a Lady.".

Health

Hong Kong airline stops pregnancy tests for Saipan travelers

HONG KONG (AP) — The airline Hong Kong Express has apologized for having required some female passengers bound for the U.S....

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Mom of 2 Oregon children swept into ocean thanks supporters

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mother of two young children who drowned off the Oregon coast when a rogue wave swept them into the...

Business

US shoppers lift retail sales a solid 0.3% last month after sluggish start to holidays

WASHINGTON (AP) — US shoppers lift retail sales a solid 0.3% last month after sluggish start to holidays.

Business

Emphasis on US exports, trade secrets in China trade deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China reached a trade deal Wednesday that eases tensions between the world’s two...

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Georgia O'Keeffe Museum is backdrop to US humanities grants

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The National Endowment for the Humanities is seeking to inspire private and local matching investments in...

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Teen missing for weeks found dead in vacant home's chimney

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A three-week-long search for a missing Ohio teenager who was last seen walking to school ended after...

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Questions of racism linger as Harry, Meghan step back

LONDON (AP) — When accomplished, glamorous American actress Meghan Markle married Prince Harry in 2018, she was hailed as a...

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Justices turn away appeal of women who went topless at beach

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is leaving in place the public nudity convictions of three women who removed their...

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Milan designers hybridize menswear for next fall/winter

MILAN (AP) — Milan designers continued their exploration of the shifting roles and representations of men in changing times.The...

Farzaneh brothers support education, housing, other causes in central Oklahoma

BusinessApr 28, 2019

MOORE — Revolution didn’t break out in Iran 40 years ago until after the Farzaneh brothers left to study architecture at the University of Oklahoma, but its effects reached around the world and lay a heavy weight on both of them. “Because of...

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Volcano erupts near Manila; villagers flee, airports shut

TAGAYTAY, Philippines (AP) — A small volcano near the Philippine capital that draws tourists for its picturesque setting in a...

Life

Back to the basics: Chopped salads can be boring, but not this one

When it comes to salads, a chopped salad is about as basic as it gets: a pile of greens topped with chopped vegetables, meats,...

Business

Oklahoma gardening calendar for Jan. 11, 2020

To submit items, send an email to Richard Mize at rmize@oklahoman.com. In the subject line, put "Garden calendar.” Please...

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Here's what millennials are looking for as homebuyers

They're here. For years, real estate agents and builders eagerly anticipated the entrance of millennials into the housing...

Life

Renovations chief: 'Notre Dame Cathedral is not saved yet'

PARIS — The French general overseeing the reconstruction of fire-devastated Notre Dame Cathedral says the Paris landmark is not...

Life

Oklahoma faith briefs for Jan. 11, 2020

Program set for older adults The Senior Players group at Mayfair Heights United Methodist Church will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Jan. 11, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $30 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 11, 2020

Key Construction Co. LLC: 8400 N Oklahoma Ave., restaurant, erect, $9,500,000. Callaway Architecture: 2201 NW 138, retail...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Jan. 11, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a modern farmhouse design in east Edmond. The 2,545-square-foot home at 7608 Sunset Sail Ave. has...

Business

Marni Jameson: And the color of the year is … confusing

In announcing Classic Blue the Color of the Year for 2020, Pantone Color Institute, a leading authority on color trends,...

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Rodd Moesel: Focus on 2020 garden planning, enjoy house plants

The new year is well under way, but it still is several weeks early to start planting our cool-season vegetables. This is a...

Business

Find inspiration for outside inside at the Oklahoma City Home + Garden Show

Nothing like a splash of life inside helps for coping with the dead of winter outside, even during a mild season like this...

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Real estate notes from The Oklahoman for Jan. 11, 2020

Oklahoma locations added to the National Register The Holy City of the Wichitas Historic District, four sites in Oklahoma City,...

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Architects in Arabia: Oklahoma City planner leads school accreditation team

Henceforth, I shall call her Lisa, Architect of Arabia, and surely she will grimace. Just as surely, Lisa Chronister,...

Life

Bible lesson for Jan. 11, 2020

"Later Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, 'See, you have been made well! Do not sin any more, so that nothing worse...

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Faith-based luncheon series attendees donate books for ReMerge library

Monthly gatherings bring hundreds of women together for faith and fellowship at a downtown Oklahoma City church. Now the Esther...

Business

Oklahoma City Remodeling Expo continues this weekend at Cox Convention Center

If you can't wait until next weekend for a home show, the Oklahoma City Remodeling Expo continues Saturday and Sunday at Cox...

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deadCenter Film Festival to celebrate '20 Years of Okie Shorts' with free Sunday screenings

The screenings will showcase several of the Oklahoma-made short films that have screened over the years as part of deadCenter's...

Business

White House considering dramatic expansion of travel ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering dramatically expanding its much-litigated travel ban to additional countries...

Business

Can cash buy the Dem nomination? Two billionaires are trying

WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaires Michael Bloomberg and Tom Steyer are testing an unproven theory in the contest for the...

Life

The United States of Oklahoma podcast: Best of 2019

The United States of Oklahoma podcast host Josh Dulaney looks back at some of 2019’s highlights on the show. Great stories,...

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David Dishman: Pour one out for liquor stores and Sooners fans alike

Most economists use pie, and the size of slices within, to illustrate a market. But this is the alcohol industry, so let’s use...

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Garth Brooks reaches new milestone with Blake Shelton duet 'Dive Bar'

Brooks is the first country star of the 2020s to score a five-decade streak.

Life

Listen: Ronnie Dunn releases cover album 'RE-DUNN'

Dunn covers the likes of Electric Light Orchestra's "Showdown," George Strait's "Amarillo by Morning," The Hollies' "Long Cool...

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Indigo Girls to play OKC concert

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By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

NewsMay 16, 2019

SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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Norman store to host Good Neighbor Mixer on Friday

NORMAN — STASH will host a Good Neighbor Mixer from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at 412 E Main St. as part of Norman's 2nd Friday Art...

Life

Listen: St. Vincent drops funky remix of Beck's 'Uneventful Days'

"Uneventful Days" is from Beck's fall album "Hyperspace."

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Oklahoma City Museum of Art film program launches 2020 awards season preview

Museum Films is kicking off the series this weekend with the OKC Museum of Art hit "Parasite."

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Alliance of Women Film Journalists names 'Parasite' the best film of 2019

In a year when the Golden Globes and BAFTAs have been criticized for failing to recognize women filmmakers, 13 of the 25 EDA...

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Interview: OKC duo Husbands gets intentional with sophomore album 'After the Gold Rush Party,' plans Tower Theatre release show

It was the first time the duo worked in a professional recording studio, collaborating with Grammy-nominated Oklahoma producer...

Health

Four more flu-related deaths reported in Oklahoma

The most recent flu report shows four more Oklahomans have died from flu-related illness and more than 180 others were...

Life

Movie review: '1917' delivers immersive and intimate World War I story

The film - which earned two Golden Globes Sunday, for best dramatic motion picture and best movie director for Mendes - was...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 10, 2020: Hear OKC acts Jason Scott, Twiggs and J and the Bishops play a David Bowie tribute show at 51st Street Speakeasy

All the bands will performing songs by the late, great Ziggy Stardust, as well as their original music.

Health

Drinking tea regularly may help you live longer and healthier, new study finds

Thinking about your heart health? Consider pouring yourself a cup of tea – hold the milk and sugar.

Life

St. Vincent, John Legend, Foo Fighters and more to perform on 'Let's Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince'

Sheila E., Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are the co-musical directors of the special.

Life

Home for the holidays, celebrity chef holds pop-up at ChickNBeer

Danny Bowien cooks while home for the holidays, Rococo announces a pair of special events, The Railyard continues to add dining...

Life

Video: Trapped horse gets help from Oklahoma City firefighters

Oklahoma City firefighters helped rescue a horse that was trapped after falling into an old water well enclosure Thursday...

Life

A UPS driver started posting dog pictures in 2013. It's now a viral sensation with 1.6M likes

When Sean McCarren started having little four-legged “fans” follow him around on his UPS route, he decided to start taking...

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Oklahoma native and cowboy coffee connoisseur Kent Rollins featured on Disney+ series 'The World According to Jeff Goldblum'

In each episode, Goldblum travels around the world to explore a variety of topics from experts in the field.

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Season preview: Lyric Theatre presenting world-premiere Native American musical 'Distant Thunder,' The Go-Go's mash-up show 'Head Over Heels,' Tony winners...

Lyric will open its 2020 subscription season Feb. 19-March 8 with Emily Mann's 1995 play "Having Our Say," which relates the...

Health

Do you really need to walk 10,000 steps a day? Experts say there's a better goal

Walking 10,000 steps a day is a good baseline to help you stay fit, but it isn't the one-size-fits-all goal you might think.

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What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 9, 2020: Check out opening reception for Tulsa artist Whitney Forsyth's exhibit 'Re-New' at Artspace at Untitled

"Re-New," which will be on view through Feb. 29, features a series of mandalas. The mandala is a symbol of wholeness that is...

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Nonprofit notes for Jan. 9, 2020

Four state agencies receive national recognition The Oklahoma Department of Transportation, the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority,...

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D.J. Lafon's remaining works on display at JRB gallery

D. J. Lafon (1929-2011) was an artist whose realistic detail was rivaled only by satiric and surreal expressive elements in his...

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#ThrowbackThursday: Children's home showcased

We are running a #ThrowbackThursday image each week, showcasing Oklahoma’s history. Be sure to follow us on Twitter...

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UCO shares plans for church property

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma will house its new School of Design on property it purchased from a local church...

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Jennifer Garner unveils organic baby food made with squash from her Oklahoma family farm

Garner is co-founder of Once Upon a Farm, which produces organic, cold-pressed baby food with ingredients from farms across the...

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New OKC art gallery Objets Trouvé to feature work by Oklahoma sculptor Harold Castor

Castor became known as one of the significant mid-century sculptors working in New York City in the 20th century, with large...

Life

John Moreland announces free OKC in-store performance and signing for release of new album 'LP5'

Moreland is set to release his eagerly anticipated fifth solo album, "LP5," on Feb. 7 via Old Omens/Thirty Tigers.

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Anthony Michael Hall to attend OKC screenings of 'Sixteen Candles' and 'The Breakfast Club'

At the conclusion of each screening, Hall will be doing a question-and-answer session, signing autographs and taking pictures.

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Norman Music Festival 2020 headliners to include The Drums, Kero Kero Bonito, Y La Bamba, MIKE and more

The 13th annual free, independent festival will return to downtown Norman April 23-25, with music at several indoor and outdoor...

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New documentary 'A Piece of Home,' honoring Oklahoma WWI and WWII servicemen, to air on OETA

The documentary is a part of OETA’s award-winning Oklahoma history series "Back in Time."

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Will there be a draft? How to answer your kids' questions about a military draft

The killing of top Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani in an airstrike  ordered by President Donald Trump last week sparked...

Business

Retailers lost in the last decade: Toys R Us, Sports Authority, Blockbuster, Borders and Payless

A look at some of the biggest stores that shuttered all or nearly all locations in the 2010s, many of which relaunched an...

Life

Your 2020 checklist: 6 steps to a safer digital life

With 2020 now here, we at USA TODAY have some tips on how to take hold of your digital life.We’ve got six things for you to...

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Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani to sing Grammy Awards duet; Billie Eilish, Lizzo and Aerosmith also slated to perform

Hosted for the second year by Alicia Keys, the Grammys will be broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles from 7 to...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 8, 2020: Check out the multimedia interactive art installation 'Elemental Worlds' at Science Museum Oklahoma

"Elemental Worlds" lets visitors use digital drawing tools to decorate and color one of 12 animals that will come to life in...

Life

5 kitchen resolutions that you can actually stick with in the new year

It's Jan. 8! Have you already ditched your totally unrealistic, pie-in-the-sky New Year's resolutions? Sure, the pressure to...

Health

Free tai chi course offered for seniors, adults with disabilities

BETHANY — Daily Living Centers of Oklahoma will host a free eight-week tai chi course for adults with disabilities and seniors....

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Achievers

Bret Belindo and Mason Williams, seniors at Edmond Memorial High School, recently received the 15th annual Shelby Hudson...

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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Bethany Animal Control Shelter: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month,...

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Roasting citrus adds a little sunshine to your winter recipes

Winter tempts us to roast everything — even fruit. Roasted fibrous apples or almost-ripe pears fill crostatas and crisps, turn...

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First Round Barn Rendezvous of year set for Jan. 12

ARCADIA — Local musicians are invited to the first Round Barn Rendezvous of the year, set for noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the...

Health

Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma to host 2020 Self-Advocacy Workshop Series

The Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma will host the upcoming 2020 Self-Advocacy Workshop Series titled #ADULTING....

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Deadline to sponsor 2020 Miss Mustang and Teen Pageant nears

MUSTANG — The deadline to sponsor the 2020 Miss Mustang and Teen Pageant is 6 p.m. Friday. The pageant will be at 6 p.m. Jan....

Health

Mustang students raise funds for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Mustang Horizon Intermediate School's HULK (Horizon Ultimate Leaders of Kids) Leadership students recently raised nearly $3,700...

Life

Partnerships and collaboration are key to saving animal lives

Looking back on the last decade of animal welfare in Oklahoma City, one thing that clearly stands out is that partnerships and...

Health

Canadian County Democrats to hear Medicaid expansion update Monday

YUKON — Canadian County Democrats will host a meeting about State Question 802 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Yukon Police...

Business

Cleveland County 4-H Trailblazers Horse Club invites 4-H member to annual horse competition

NORMAN — The Cleveland County 4-H Trailblazers Horse Club is inviting fellow Oklahoma 4-H members to compete at the annual...

Life

Edmond City Council seeks volunteers for Veterans Memorial Advisory Committee

EDMOND — The Edmond City Council is seeking 11 volunteers to serve on the Veterans Memorial Advisory Committee. Committee...

Life

MIO Coalition offers recipes for starting 2020

The annual calendar flip usually arrives behind a gale-force reminder it's time to get fit, which is just another opportunity...

Life

Celebrity chef does pop-up while home for the holidays

Last year, the Westmoore graduate who is a James Beard Award-winning chef matched up with Jenny Nguyen to do a vegan pop-up her...

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Melba's Swap Shop

LET'S HAVE MORE DIP AND CHIPS DEAR MELBA: A nice thing about these Hot Cheese Wafers is that they can be made and stored for 2...

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'We had to discuss those things and go deep': Play aims to help Oklahoma children of inmates

NORMAN — The story of a convict and his dog unfolded on a Norman stage Tuesday as playwright and producer Peter Zhmutski...

Life

Oklahoma native Luke Dick's documentary 'Red Dog' released on DVD and streaming services

A hit at the 2019 deadCenter Film Festival, where it won the Special Jury Prize for Best Documentary Feature, "Red Dog" also is...

Life

Video: Miranda Lambert croons 'Tequila Does' on 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert'

The former Tishomingo resident got her 2020 off to a hot start with her performance Monday night.

Business

Google really is listening and recording on apps

Google's connected devices can record every word you say to it – whether you use the wake word or not.

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'I just get a little chill thinking about it': Thunder uniforms honor bombing victims, educate new generation

Ryan Whicher is ecstatic the Thunder-Rockets game will be nationally televised Thursday night. It’s not because he lives in...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 7, 2020: See the exhibit 'Find Your Western' at the National Cowboy Museum

The exhibit explores the West as a genre and its creative influence around the world.

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Video: Superstar country band Rascal Flatts, which includes Oklahoman Joe Don Rooney, announces farewell tour

The trio has sold more than 23 million albums, scored 17 No. 1 hits and become the most awarded country group of the last decade.

Health

The other fake meat: Impossible Foods unveils pork, sausage

After a big year for its plant-based burger, Impossible Foods has something new on its plate.The California-based company...

Business

Luxury bus line launches service to Dallas

A new bus line has opened daily service between Oklahoma City and Dallas in the wake of Southwest Airlines' discontinued...

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OCAST program seeds innovative eye research

To the untrained eye, the image flashing on the computer screen in a small laboratory at the Dean McGee Eye Institute could...

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Bodywork: How many steps should you take each day?

Adam’s Journal Now that it’s the new year, I want to set some reasonable fitness goals. With my running shoes on the shelf...

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Health Notes

Neuro Night to focus on the brain and heart "The Brain and Heart” is the topic for January’s Neuro Night forum, scheduled for 6...

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An unhealthy year

Over the past year, health crises have sparked fears and dominated headlines across the globe. In Congo, an Ebola crisis that...

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Charlotte Lankard: A holiday season of laughter and inspiration

Two special moments the week of Christmas. One that made me laugh out loud. Another that moved me to tears. The first was a...

Life

Photos and video: Brad Pitt wins big while Bill Hader wins the red carpet at 2020 Golden Globes

Hosted for the fifth time by a razor-tongued Ricky Gervais, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's annual star-studded...

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Rascal Flatts to appear Tuesday on 'CBS This Morning'

"CBS This Morning" airs from 7 to 9 a.m. weekdays on CBS.

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Photos and video: Oklahoma native St. Vincent performs with Nirvana reunion at L.A.'s The Art of Elysium gala

The event featured a special music performance by Dave Grohl & Friends, which included surviving Nirvana members Grohl on...

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Parrot's chilling 'let me out' cries prompt 911 call, police visit to Florida man's house

“Let me out! Let me out! Ohhh! Ohhh! Ohhh!” When a Florida neighbor heard those chilling cries, the logical next step was to...

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A mix of risk-takers and classic Hollywood at Golden Globes

NEW YORK (AP) — Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington and Gugu Mbatha-Raw led the fashion risk-takers at the Golden Globes, while...

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The Drifters, Cornell Gunter's Coasters and The Platters to come together for Oklahoma concert

The three Rock and Roll Hall of Fame groups will perform favorites like "Under The Boardwalk," "Stand By Me," "On Broadway,"...

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Nature & You: Why do white birds have black feathers?

If you and I want to travel a long distance, we do so by boarding a bus, train or airplane. Pity the poor birds. They have to...

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20-40-60 Etiquete: Where do you put soup spoon after use?

QUESTION: Is it impolite to leave your spoon in a bowl or cup after you are finished eating? CALLIE’S ANSWER: When you are...

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Metro Jewish community looks at security

In the wake of a spate of deadly anti-Semitic attacks across the country, leaders of five metro Jewish organizations recently...

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This travel insider offers a peek behind the scenes of the Amtrak Auto Train

Somewhere north of Orlando, Florida, and south of Georgia, Sylvia Longmire rotates her right forearm to reveal 15 rows of...

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Foundation offers 7 ways to purge plastics

Earth is quickly becoming a plastic planet, National Geographic said in June. Plastic was invented in 1907 by Leo Hendrik...

Life

Family Talk: Go play outside

Given that we’re in the midst of winter weather, it might sound like an odd piece of advice, but I think it applies year-round:...

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Interview: Grammy-nominated violinist Jennifer Koh returns to Oklahoma for third concert with OKC Philharmonic

The orchestra will ring in the New Year Saturday with the internationally acclaimed violinist performing as the featured...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 5, 2020: Hear Vanilla Sugar at Norman's Red Brick Bar

Hailing from Los Angeles, Vanilla Sugar, aka Texas native Jessica Perry, makes eclectic music composed of keyboards, samples...

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Sunday Morning: Jan. 5, 2020; Helen Ford Wallace

OMRF’S CHRISTMAS PARTY Party: Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation President Dr. Stephen Prescott and his wife Susan Prescott...

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Art notes for Jan. 5, 2020

Gallery shows works of late Oklahoma artist JRB Art at The Elms, 2810 N Walker Ave., recently acquired all remaining works of...

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Oklahoma Methodist leaders sound off on possible split of church

Several Oklahoma United Methodist leaders shared their views about a plan unveiled on Friday for a new conservative...

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'The reality is it could happen anywhere': Faith leaders discuss safety in houses of worship

A metro area security professional said the odds are good that some Oklahomans are toting firearms along with their holy books...

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'The Witcher': Henry Cavill's Netflix fantasy is so bad, it's downright fantastic

"The Witcher" is not a good TV show. Netflix's high-fantasy drama, released Dec. 20 on the streaming service and based on...

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Oklahoma Muslims tell their own story with new guide book

Adam Soltani remembers the anti-Muslim rhetoric that seemed heightened during the 2016 presidential election. Soltani,...

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Gym class without the gym? With technology, it's catching on

Grace Brown’s schedule at West Potomac High School in northern Virginia is filled with all the usual academics, and she's...

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Richard Mize: To times gone by, Taking a look back at the last half of 2019

Denise Patterson was 2019 president of Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association, which had a female president for the first...

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Dialogue sessions will focus on Jewish, black communities

A series of sessions entitled "Two Community Dialogue for the Jewish and African-American/Black Communities" will begin on...

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Oklahoma City-area garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Jan. 4, 2020

To submit items, send an email to Richard Mize at rmize@oklahoman.com. In the subject line, put "Garden calendar.” Please...

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Using the Lord's name in-game

Gaming might yet have a kind of come-to-Jesus moment, after "I am Jesus Christ" was announced for PC earlier this month by...

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How to enhance the value of a house with art

Everyone has an opinion about what clinched the deal. For Christine Neptune, a collector and co-owner of Gallery Neptune &...

Business

Paul Bianchina: About insulation for a dryer vent

Q: I am running my dryer vent through my unconditioned crawl space and out the adjacent wall. I am using smooth rigid pipe and...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Jan. 4, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $40 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Oklahoma faith briefs for Jan. 4, 2020

Orthodox Christmas is Tuesday Many Orthodox Christians will celebrate Christmas on Tuesday.Most churches worldwide use the...

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Bible lesson for Jan. 4, 2020

“The sick man answered him, ‘Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; and while I am making my...

Business

This year's top 10 U.S. home sales totaled $1.1 billion

Last year saw weak annual gains in luxury home prices, new tax proposals on million-dollar properties, and restrictions for...

Business

New Year’s resolutions for the gardener in you

The winter months make it difficult to do much outside, but this is a great time to think about making resolutions for your...

Life

Longtime Oklahoma minister prepares for retirement

The Rev. Robin Meyers often has said he can't believe a liberal preacher like himself lasted so long in a conservative...

Business

Marni Jameson: Cure for holiday hangover: Own less, live more

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had enough — enough buying and spending, getting and giving, eating and, well, consuming in...

Business

Barry Stone: Should home inspectors disclose asbestos?

DEAR BARRY: When we bought our house, the home inspector said the heating ducts might be insulated with asbestos. He...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 4, 2020

Lusardi Construction: 1121 E Memorial Road, automotive sales, remodel, $1,200,000. No name provided: 7001 NW 150, storage,...

Business

Ex-Nissan chief made escape to Beirut aboard charter flights

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Charter flights that spirited ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn from Japan to Istanbul and from there to...

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Skeleton found last fall in California mountains was artist from Japanese internment camp who died on hike in 1945

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Skeleton found last fall in California mountains was artist from Japanese internment camp who died on hike...

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Lyric Theatre planning world premiere Native American musical 'Distant Thunder'

The book for the musical is written by famed director/choreographer Lynne Taylor-Corbett and her actor/writer son, Shaun...

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National Cowboy Museum receives Henry Luce Foundation grant for upcoming Spiro Mounds exhibit

The Spiro Mounds in LeFlore County, Oklahoma, are one of the United States’ most important ancient sites, and this exhibition...

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Movie review: Uproarious and profound, documentary 'Red Dog' chronicles songwriter Luke Dick's childhood at the notorious OKC strip club

A Nashville, Tennessee-based singer-songwriter who has penned award-winning hits for Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves and Eric...

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Movie review: Oklahoma-bred auteur Terrence Malick beautifully explores epic issues with fact-based WWII drama 'A Hidden Life'

The three-time Oscar nominee's "A Hidden Life" is based on the true story of devout Austrian peasant farmer Franz Jägerstätter,...

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German zoo reopens after deadly New Year fire at ape house

BERLIN (AP) — Krefeld Zoo in western Germany reopened Friday, two days after a deadly fire swept through a primate enclosure...

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Oklahoma artists make plans to make new music in the new year

If you’ve resolved to catch more local music in the new year, there’s both good news and bad news. The good news is you’ll find...

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Oklahoma health advocates applaud raising tobacco sales age

Oklahoma health advocates are celebrating the prohibition on sale of tobacco products to people under the age of 21, per a new...

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Trump plan to curb teen vaping exempts some flavors

WASHINGTON — U.S. health officials will ban most flavored e-cigarettes popular with underage teenagers, but with major...

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The Week Ahead

THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT Oklahoma City multidisciplinary artists Holey Kids will open their new exhibition “Meant to Hint” at 6...

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Steve Martin donates unique banjo to OKC's American Banjo Museum

The banjo, now a part of the museum’s permanent collection, will become the centerpiece of an upcoming exhibit at the American...

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Class of West Virginia cadets fired for 'completely unacceptable' Nazi salute photo

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Monday approved the recommended firings of all correctional officer cadets who participated...

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OKC's Spaghetti Eddie launches new duo Parker & Alexander, releasing 'All of Us: Bible Songs for Everyone'

"All of Us: Bible Songs for Everyone" will be available at Apple Music/iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, and other streaming...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 2, 2020: See the exhibit 'Caballeros y Vaqueros' before it closes at the National Cowboy Museum

The exhibit explores the global roots of cowboys and their gear, from saddles and stirrups to bridles and quirts.

Life

Someday there might not be a menswear department

While gender-free clothing has been on runways and in fashion magazines for years, building a retail space around the concept...

Health

David Dishman: Comparing marijuana industries in Colorado, Oklahoma

Oklahoma has medical marijuana, but everyone knows neighboring Colorado is the real hotbed for cannabis with its nearly...

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Oklahoma population inches toward 4 million

Oklahoma’s population continues to creep toward 4 million, according to new U.S. Census Bureau estimates that show the state...

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Some Methodist churches vow solidarity with gay community

An Oklahoma City congregation has proclaimed the year 2020 as a period of "Holy Resistance" against the Methodist Church's ban...

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Nonprofit brief for Jan. 2, 2020

Parents Helping Parents to meet Jan. 7 EDMOND — The Edmond Chapter of Parents Helping Parents will meet from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m....

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Wildfires have burned more than 400 homes in Australia this week, New South Wales orders tourists to leave much of coast

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Wildfires have burned more than 400 homes in Australia this week, New South Wales orders tourists to...

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Buoy 'the size of a truck' washes up on Florida beach after being lost for 2 years

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – A navigational marker “the size of a truck” has been drawing groups of gawkers to an otherwise quiet...

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Couple gets married at Dunkin' Donuts 27 years after a memorable French vanilla coffee

In 1992, a young couple’s heart-to-heart conversation over coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts led to broken hearts. More than 27 years...

Life

'Christmas miracle': Ohio man shares emotional reunion with dog, Lucy, after 5 months apart

“Not knowing was just the hardest thing – not knowing her condition or where she was.”

Life

Carrie Underwood to release fitness and lifestyle book 'Find Your Path'

Throughout "Find Your Path," she opens up about her personal journey towards optimal health, from her passion for sports as a...

Health

Cheers, tears, prayers for 2020: A new decade is ushered in

Revelers around the globe are bidding farewell to a decade that will be remembered for the rise of social media, the Arab...

Business

Registration open for Edmond 2020 Economic Preview

EDMOND — The Edmond Economic Development Authority will host the 2020 Economic Preview from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 6 at the...

Life

Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Bethany Animal Control Shelter: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month,...

Life

Forensic anthropologist to discuss 'Lost and Found: Bones in Oklahoma'

Forensic anthropologist Angela Berg will discuss "Lost and Found: Bones in Oklahoma" during the upcoming meeting of the...

Life

Registration open for UCO’s Multicultural Education Institute

EDMOND — Registration is open for the 37th annual Multicultural Education Institute at the University of Central Oklahoma....

Health

Speaker to offer insight on difficulties of letting go of alcoholics, addicts

EDMOND — The Edmond chapter of Parents Helping Parents will meet from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at McLaren's Pantry, 3414 S...

Life

Scouts welcome soldiers home, thank them for their service

Hundreds of soldiers were welcomed home recently as Scouts from the Last Frontier Council thanked them for their service and...

Life

Genealogy group to hear speaker on dolls

The Oklahoma Home and Community Education Genealogy group will host a presentation on dolls at 10:15 a.m. Jan. 15 in the third...

Health

Parents group to hear speaker on health insurance, substance use disorder

The Oklahoma City chapter of Parents Helping Parents will host a speaker on health insurance during its upcoming meeting from...

Life

Arcadia Farmers Market expands indoor venue

ARCADIA — The Arcadia Farmers Market has expanded its indoor venue, welcoming Melissa Calvin, owner of The Feathery Crow, with...

Life

Sunbeam Family Services brings toys to more than 100 families

In partnership with the community, Sunbeam’s Season of Joy event celebrated 105 families this holiday season by providing them...

Life

Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage

Go to Oklahoman.com/life/weddings to view Oklahoma couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage. Publication of anniversary...

Life

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum offers interactive activities for kids

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum will be offering Kids Take Over the Cowboy events from 10 a.m. to noon the...

Life

Achievers

Three Harding Charter Preparatory High School students recently were chosen to be on the North Central Honor Orchestra. Poojita...

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Achievers

Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center's automotive engine build team members in Jim LaFevers automotive program gained...

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Achievers

Meaghan Taylor, Meadow Brook Intermediate functional skills teacher, knew from an early age her calling was to be a special...

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Achievers

Brothers Harley Daniel Wacker, 17, and Austin Billy Wacker, 17, both of Norman, have earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the...

Life

Christmas trees can be recycled at two Edmond parks

EDMOND — Residents may recycle their Christmas trees by dropping them off by Jan. 17 at either Hafer Park or Mitch Park. The...

Life

Mustang Schools holds #FillTheBus event to benefit toy drive

Four buses full of toys and students eager to help unload them arrived at the Mustang Fire Department recently as part of the...

News

Kisses, cheers, fireworks welcome 2020 in Times Square

NEW YORK (AP) — Couples kissed. Others cheered and waved balloons as fireworks burst into the night sky and confetti fell to...

Life

Local fare took centerstage for diners in 2010s

Depending on your view of time measurement, today is either the beginning of a new decade or the first day in the last year of...

Life

Help-yourself breakfast buffet makes it easy on host, guests

Let’s say guests are staying with you for some part of the holiday. You’ve planned a beautiful, robust holiday dinner. You’ve...

Business

Top 10 most-read Oklahoman.com articles in 2019

Can you believe 2019 is over and done with? While taking a look at The Oklahoman's most-read articles of the year, it's clear...

Life

Minister: Gunman grew angry over cash requests

DALLAS — The congregation at a Texas church where two people were fatally shot had repeatedly given food to the gunman,...

Life

Drones will watch over Times Square during New Year’s Eve ball drop — a security first

With drones monitoring Times Square on New Year's Eve for the first time in its history, the New York Police Department says...

Business

Warren blasts billionaires as Democrats end year campaigning

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren marked one year of running for president on Tuesday by slamming billionaires...

Life

OKC singer-songwriter K.C. Clifford to celebrate new self-titled album's release with hometown show

The three-time Woody Guthrie Award-winning singer-songwriter has been making records since 2000, but this album marks the first...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on Dec. 31, 2019: Ring in the New Year with Husbands and more at Opolis in Norman

Admission to the New Year’s Eve show is $10 and limited to music fans ages 21 and older.

Health

How to build self-confidence

Books with the words “self-confidence” in their titles fill retail and home bookshelves. Yet many individuals still lack basic...

Life

Lankford says Trump a conundrum, not a role model

Like most Republican lawmakers, U.S. Sen. James Lankford has been asked repeatedly to respond to specific comments made by...

Health

Bodywork: A hangover cure?

Adam’s Journal Not saying I’m going to hit it hard for New Year’s Eve, but if I decide to have a drink or three, are there any...

Health

Positive habits can help you develop a cheerier outlook

Optimism is an inheritable trait in about 25 percent of individuals, according to an August 2017 NBC News report, but there are...

Health

The life-changing impact of clinical trials

Tonja Martin was running out of options. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2010, the Oklahoma City resident was undergoing...

Life

Downtown OKC ready to ring in 2020 with Opening Night New Year's Eve celebration

The long-running family-friendly downtown New Year’s Eve event is set for 7 p.m. to midnight Tuesday at Bicentennial Park and...

Life

Grand Opening: Arts Council Oklahoma City ready to ring in 2020 with Opening Night New Year's Eve celebration

The large, light-wrapped ball has been liberated from storage, the celebratory fireworks show has been devised, and a race...

Life

Carrie Underwood announces plans to 'pass the hosting torch,' won't return to host 2020 CMA Awards

Underwood co-hosted the Country Music Association's awards show for the past 12 consecutive years.

News

What to do with that leftover bubbly? Some ideas

From early December through Jan. 1 (or beyond, depending on how fervently you hang on to the holidays), the pop of a Champagne...

News

Local media and close friend: Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn has arrived in Beirut

Local media and close friend: Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn has arrived in Beirut.

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Bowien returns for hometown event

The Oklahoman's Food Dude, Dave Cathey, has the latest from the 405 diningscape.

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Federal prosecutors charge man accused of invading rabbi’s home, stabbing 5 people during Hanukkah celebration

MONSEY, N.Y. (AP) — Federal prosecutors charge man accused of invading rabbi’s home, stabbing 5 people during Hanukkah...

Life

Oklahoma Bridal Show is Jan. 5

A ring on your finger is just the beginning. Plan to attend this bridal show.

Life

Why Not? Comedy Show returning to OKC

The Why Not? Comedy Show will partner with a local nonprofit organization and donate a percentage of sales to a cause...

Business

Innovative fashion designers lead the way on sustainability

LONDON (AP) —Innovative fashion designers are turning to such things as horseradish and nettles to make sustainable clothing...

Business

Glimmers of cheer for Paris commuters on 26th day of strikes

PARIS (AP) — The start of a fourth week of French transport strikes saw some modest improvements Monday for beleaguered...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on Dec. 30, 2019: Hear guitarist Edgar Cruz at the UCO Jazz Lab in Edmond

the popular local musician will reunite with his brother, Mark Cruz, a fellow guitarist now based in Austin, Texas.

Life

Stargazing: Water bears may hold the secret to human survival on Mars

Tardigrades, also known as water bears for their cute appearance, are amazingly hearty microscopic creatures. They can survive...

Life

Nature & You: Fuzzy-tailed tree rats or winsome rodents?

Lots of people mellow with age ... with me being no exception to that rule. I have been witness to this planet’s 68...

Life

20-40-60 Etiquette: Is invite a vow to gift something on list?

QUESTION: We are invited to a spring wedding and the bride has registered her choice of gifts at several local stores. Are we...

Life

Don't be a scam target

Believing that fraud can’t happen to us — because we’re too smart, logical or informed — may make us more vulnerable....

Life

Family talk: What does the song 'Auld Lang Syne' mean to you?

It’s Auld Lang Syne week! But do you know the words to the song and do you know its origin? "Auld Lang Syne" literally means...

Crime

5 stabbed at Hanukkah celebration in latest attack on Jews

MONSEY, N.Y. (AP) — A knife-wielding man stormed into a rabbi's home and stabbed five people as they celebrated Hanukkah in an...

Life

2020 Vision: What people said would happen by 2020

Jetpacks, disintegrator rays, nuclear energy, Mars. Decades ago, academics, futurists and government agencies cast their...

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EPIC Principal of the Year one of ‘original 30’ teachers

When the nine-year EPIC Charter Schools veteran educator recently was named Principal of the Year, it came as a shock to no one.

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7 science-based strategies to boost your willpower and succeed with your New Year’s resolutions

How can you increase your willpower and fulfill your New Year’s promise to yourself? These seven strategies are based on...

Crime

Denied asylum, migrants return to place they fear most: home

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — By now, the young couple thought they’d be in the United States. Somewhere, anywhere, in the...

Business

Insider Q&A: Doug Bauer, CEO of homebuilder TRI Pointe Group

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a sluggish start to the year, the market for newly built U.S. homes is on track to end 2019 on a solid...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on Dec. 29, 2019: Catch John Fogerty in concert at Tulsa's River Spirit Casino

The "Bad Moon Rising" singer-songwriter also will perform Tuesday at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville.

Life

Our favorite books of 2019

This time of year, many publications announce their "best books" list. Often these include the kind of books that very few...

Life

Sunday Morning: Dec. 29, 2019; Helen Ford Wallace

The Bachelors Club of Oklahoma City Event: Continuing the holiday tradition with the 74th annual Bachelors Club Ball were the...

Health
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Unaccountable: Oklahoma can look to other states in regulating midwives

An unlikely group spent countless hours last year exchanging emails and meeting over coffee, seeking common ground on an issue...

News

Ramapo police chief says NYPD has located a vehicle and possible suspect sought in stabbings during Hanukkah celebration

MONSEY, N.Y. (AP) — Ramapo police chief says NYPD has located a vehicle and possible suspect sought in stabbings during...

Health

Hangovers happen as your body tries to protect itself from alcohol’s toxic effects

Debaucherous evening last night? You’re probably dealing with veisalgia right now.

News

Southwest Virginia river the star of new state park

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As much of central Appalachia looks to reinvent itself amid the decline of coal, community leaders in...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on Dec. 28, 2019: Take the kids to see the 'PAW Patrol Live!' show 'The Great Pirate Adventure' at Tulsa's BOK Center

“The Great Pirate Adventure” follows the first "PAW Patrol Live!" show, “Race to the Rescue,” now in its fourth season.

Business

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Dec. 28, 2019

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $31 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

Life

Oklahoma faith briefs for Dec. 28, 2019

Monastery plans New Year's event The Buddha Mind Monastery will host a Diamond Sutra Ceremony and New Year's Celebration from...

Business

Barry Stone: Seller believes home inspections are unfair

DEAR BARRY: As a homebuyer, I can appreciate the obvious benefits of a home inspection. As a seller, however, there is...

Business

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Dec. 28, 2019

A.C. Owen Construction: 8100 N Interstate 35 Service Road, office-warehouse, erect, $3,000,000. A.C. Owen Construction: 8100 N...

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Oklahoma garden calendar for Dec. 28, 2019

To submit items, send an email to Richard Mize at rmize@oklahoman.com. In the subject line, put "Garden calendar.” Please...

Life

Bible lesson for Dec. 28, 2019

"Jesus said to him, ‘Go; your son will live.’ The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and started on his way.” — John...

Business

Marni Jameson: Lessons learned from 2019 part 2

Last week, as we looked back at our first six months of 2019, we talked about inspiration, love, archaeology, blended families,...

Business

Housing highs and lows: Taking a look back at first half of 2019

For metro-area homebuilders, 4,854 was so 2018. They zoomed past last year's total number of starts in November, enough new...

Life

Southern Baptist Convention sex abuse investigation voted No. 1 religion story of 2019

An expose by the Houston Chronicle that revealed hundreds of victims of abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention and that...

Life

Catholic church on OU campus dedicates new sanctuary

NORMAN — A church on the University of Oklahoma campus recently dedicated a new sanctuary during a standing-room only...

Business

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Dec. 28, 2019

The Listing of the Week is a new Craftsman-style home with a contemporary interior and open floor plan on 0.30 acre northeast...

Business

Moesel: Now's the time to look back and set goals for your garden

We have made it to the final weekend of 2019, and our attentions are torn between a look back at this year and looking ahead to...

Business

Paul Bianchina: Understanding insulation

This time of year, there’s understandably a lot of interest in keeping our homes warmer and more energy efficient, and of...

Business

Real estate notes from The Oklahoman for Dec. 28, 2019

ENID Oklahoma Realtor completes national program Lisa Weaver of Enid, 2019 president of the Oklahoma Association of Realtors,...

Life

Subscription box, an easy gift for any occasion

A gift every month? Yes, please.

News

Court upholds creation of national monument in Atlantic

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday upheld former President Barack Obama's designation of a federally...

Health

More Americans are dying at home than in hospitals

For the first time in more than 50 years, more Americans are dying at home than in hospitals — a shift that care providers in...

Life

How you can be nudged to eat healthier, recycle and make better decisions every day

Life is made up of countless decisions. The idea of nudging people in the right direction, instead of relying on their internal...

Life

Preview: Opening Night 2020 brings New Year's Eve entertainment to downtown OKC

Produced by the Arts Council Oklahoma City, the family-friendly downtown New Year’s Eve celebration is set for 7 p.m. to...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on Dec. 27, 2019: Hear Elizabeth Speegle at Saints in the Plaza District

The Oklahoma singer-songwriter specializes in a jazz-laced fusion of pop and blues.

Business

Newseum hailed free press, but got beaten by free museums

WASHINGTON (AP) — In 2008, the Newseum — a private museum dedicated to exploring modern history as told through the eyes of...

Life

Week ahead: Oklahoma concerts and shows for Dec. 27, 2019

SOARING EAGLE: Ponyboy OKC presents Mallory Eagle's Country Kicks (On Rt. 66), with Ottoman Turks & Tanner Fields, 7:30...

Life

Word Balloons: Top 10 comics series of 2019

More and more periodical publishers popped up in the comics market in 2019, leading some observers to believe the market could...

Life

Why did Trump ditch his church in Palm Beach on Christmas Eve for evangelical service?

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Six days after a scorching editorial in an evangelical Christian magazine called for his ouster, President...

Health

Local sports medicine doctor relates to the world of dance

A ballet barre featured alongside an elliptical machine, exercise ball and other equipment is the first clue that Dr. Megan...

Life

OKC's Opening Night to ring in 2020 with assorted entertainment

A year ago, Joe Coover rang in 2019 with the best start any performer could hope for: Multiple packed houses. "We had so many...

News

Christmas typhoon leaves 28 dead, 12 missing in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A strong typhoon that barreled through the central Philippines left at least 28 dead and 12 missing,...

Crime

Massive redwood tree falls, kills hiker in California park

MUIR WOODS NATIONAL MONUMENT PARK, Calif. (AP) — A huge redwood tree fell and killed a man visiting Muir Woods National...

Business

Online sales make up a larger portion of overall sales again

NEW YORK (AP) — More people did their shopping online this year during one of the shortest holiday shopping seasons in years,...

Life

The resolve to be thinner and fitter this year won’t lead to salvation

We could self-discipline ourselves to watch less television, shop less, reduce use of disposable plastics or volunteer more....

Life

Tulsa-based Woody Guthrie Center to celebrate 80th anniversary of 'This Land Is Your Land' with NYC concert

The program will feature performances by Oklahoma natives John Fullbright and Branjae, Gangstagrass, Haley Heynderickx, Jeff...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on Dec. 26, 2019: Hear Cody Barnett & the Misfires at Ponyboy

Led by central Oklahoma singer-songwriter Cody Barnett, the band blends Americana, red dirt, Southern rock and soul music into...

Life

The demise of formal nights on cruises

Gerry Eggert has taken a lot of cruises in his 78 years. But the Chilliwack, British Columbia, resident has noticed something...

Life

Makeup tips and tricks for women over 40

Many women dread their over-40 birthdays due to aging effects evident in the bathroom mirror, but beauty experts placate with a...

Life

Melba's swap shop for Dec. 25, 2019

Merry Christmas! DEAR READERS: What was your first thought when you woke up this morning? "I hope my family has a Merry...

Life

Coffee shop's homelessness to end soon

"Joe's Addiction has become a place where people who have lost their family have found a new one." — Jamie Zumwalt in "Beloved...

News

Trumps wish Americans 'Merry Christmas' as they mark holiday

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are wishing Americans a Merry Christmas as they...

News

Gala Christmas Day in country for Queen Elizabeth II, family

SANDRINGHAM, England (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II and her close family spent a gala Christmas Day at her palatial countryside...

Life

Movie review: Greta Gerwig stays faithful to 'Little Women' while giving venerable story new relevance

Beloved by generations of female readers, Alcott's tale of four sisters growing up in genteel poverty in 1860s Massachusetts...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on Dec. 25, 2019: Celebrate Christmas at Chickasha's famed Festival of Light at Shannon Springs Park

Additional attractions this year include an ice skating rink, Ferris wheel, carousel, food trucks, carriage rides through the...

News

JFK letter promising Santa safe during Cold War on display

BOSTON (AP) — In the throes of the Cold War, the Soviet Union was planning to test a massive nuclear bomb in the Arctic...

Life

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic holds annual toy giveaway

The Oklahoma City Indian Clinic recently hosted its annual Warm and Fuzzy Toy Wonderland benefiting families in need this...

Health

Group raises funds for Alzheimer's research, help for families

The Alliance of Women for Alzheimer's Research and Education (AWARE) held their eighth annual fundraising luncheon in November...

Life

Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage

Go to Oklahoman.com/life/weddings to view Oklahoma couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage. Publication of...

Life

Veterans sponsor Christmas luncheon at Norman Veterans Center

NORMAN — The Norman Veterans Center Residents Council recently hosted a Christmas luncheon for veterans living at the center....

Life

Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Bethany Animal Control Shelter: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month,...

Business

Bank offers cardholders free admission to museums

Bank of America is gifting access to the arts through its Museums on Us program, which will offer an opportunity for...

Life

Four east Norman bridges receive updated load posted ratings

Four bridges in east Norman are receiving updated load posted ratings after a regular review of city bridges as required by the...

Life

Oakdale Schools names new superintendent

Joe Pierce, a longtime educator who served as the founding superintendent and head of school for Oklahoma City’s John Rex...

Life

Nonny's Harvest Loaf bolsters chances for Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas for the last time in humankind’s 20-teens. Each holiday season this decade I’ve shared with you a special...

Life

Paseo shines in a busy year for local dining

Here at the intersection of Christmas and halfway through Hanukkah with Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, my birthday and New Year's Eve...

Life

Mustang High School woodworking students make toys to donate to Good Samaritan Toys

Almost 30 years ago, Glenn Morgan began making wooden toys, funded mostly from his own money, and donating them to children in...

Life

Red Andrews Dinner delivers goodwill toward all

Once again, local residents unable to provide Christmas for their family and those who'd like to volunteer to help them can...

News

Trump says North Korea may be planning nice 'Christmas gift'

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may be planning to give him “a...

Sports

The NBA's showcase day -- Christmas -- has arrived

The MVP is playing.So are the reigning champions, north of the border.And out in LA, the NBA’s newest dynamic duos will square...

Life

Choices increase Christmas night

A list of dining options on Christmas in Oklahoma City.

News

Advice to first-time gardeners: Think small. Find your spot.

Another growing season is building momentum with the arrival of the 2020 seed catalogs, and gardeners are drafting plans for...

Life

Video: Hear Reba McEntire as Will Smith and Tom Holland's boss in the animated adventure 'Spies in Disguise'

They are part of an all-star voice cast that also includes Karen Gillan, Rachel Brosnahan, Rashida Jones, Ben Mendelsohn, Masi...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on Dec. 24, 2019: See Lyric Theatre's 'A Christmas Carol' in the Plaza District

Lyric's ninth annual production of the cherished classic brings to the Plaza District the Victorian tale of a miserly...