/ Jun 8, 2017

Oklahoma coach Stoops steps down after 18 seasons

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops abruptly announced his retirement Wednesday, a stunning offseason move by the 56-year-old future Hall of Famer who led the Sooners to 11 conference championships and a national title in 18 seasons. Stoops was the longest-tenured active coach in major college ...

Trump seen tapping fossil fuel ally Scott Pruitt to head EPA

/ Dec 8, 2016

Trump seen tapping fossil fuel ally Scott Pruitt to head EPA

President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency, transition officials told U.S. media Wednesday, drawing loud criticism from Democrats who warn the fossil fuel ally is a climate change denier. The Republican Pruitt has spent much ...

Nov 7, 2016

Magnitude-5.0 earthquake rocks central Oklahoma

A magnitude-5.0 earthquake centered near one of the world’s key oil hubs brought down building facades and shattered windows, triggering fears the temblor may have damaged key infrastructure and rendered century-old buildings unsafe in the latest Oklahoma town rattled by increasingly strong quakes. Cushing ...

Sep 4, 2016

Earthquake shakes swath of Midwest from Nebraska to Texas

A record-tying earthquake in the edge of Oklahoma’s key energy-producing areas rattled the Midwest from Illinois to the southwest part of Texas on Saturday, bringing fresh attention to the practice of disposing oil and gas field wastewater deep underground. The United States Geological Survey ...

Oklahoma lawmakers make it a felony to perform abortions

/ May 20, 2016

Oklahoma lawmakers make it a felony to perform abortions

Oklahoma lawmakers have moved to effectively ban abortion in their state by making it a felony for doctors to perform the procedure, an effort the bill’s sponsor said Thursday is aimed at ultimately overturning the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide. ...

May 12, 2016

Solar Impulse 2 set to soar from Arizona to Oklahoma

A solar-powered airplane that landed in Arizona last week after a daylong flight from California is headed to Oklahoma next on the latest leg of its around-the-world journey, project officials announced Wednesday. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 is scheduled to take off from Phoenix ...

U.S. midwest braces for twisters, grapefruit-size hail

Apr 27, 2016

U.S. midwest braces for twisters, grapefruit-size hail

Strong thunderstorms capable of dropping grapefruit-sized hail and producing a few intense tornadoes popped up across the Central U.S. on Tuesday after forecasters warned that millions of people faced a significant danger. Businesses set out to protect their goods ahead of storms while school ...