Ash Barty doing just fine with another win at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — If the pressure is getting to Ash Barty at Wimbledon, she's doing a great job of hiding it.

The top-ranked Australian came into the grass-court Grand Slam tournament after winning the French Open and a Wimbledon warm-up event in Birmingham.Read more on

‘Banjos in Space’: OKC entertainer Lucas Ross reaches for the stars with new album

By Brandy McDonnellFeatures writerbmcdonnell@oklahoman.comWhen considering the history of music, movies and television based on outer space, several sonic signifiers come to mind, from the brassy power of John Williams’ “Imperial March” from the “Star Wars” saga to the eerie theremin in Bernard Herrmann’s score for 1951’s “The Day the Earth Stood Still.”
The bright, tinny sound of a banjo isn’t often associated with the far reaches of the galaxy, which is why Lucas Ross wanted to explore such unlikely territory with his latest collection of comedic, kid-friendly tunes.
“Some of it came from all the ‘Star Wars’ things that have been going on, and especially recently, all the space stuff, with Rover and with us going to Mars,” Ross said.Read more on

Oklahoman Business cover brief for July 4, 2019

OK rig count declines
Oklahoma’s rig count fell by five this week to 97 while the number of working rigs nationally also declined, Baker Hughes reported Wednesday.
The national working rig count fell by four to 963, down 89 from the 1,052 that were drilling the same week a year ago.Read more on

Saudi-Russian oil fling becomes a marriage to last an ‘eternity’

By Javier Blas and Jack FarchyBloombergIt was supposed to be a six-month fling, but Saudi Arabia and Russia have instead signed up for eternity.
Complete with poem and celebratory badges, Moscow and Riyadh earlier this week led two dozen countries in signing a charter to formalize the OPEC+ group that for the past 2 1/2 years has coordinated supply to prop up the price of oil.
OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Barkindo compared the pact to a "Catholic marriage," saying it would last for "eternity.Read more on