WASHINGTON (AP) — A reality TV host at heart, President Donald Trump is promising the "show of a lifetime" for the hundreds of thousands of revelers who flock to the National Mall every year on the Fourth of July .Read more on NewsOK.com
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 NewsOK.com
By Berry TramelTrading Russell Westbrook seems like a nuclear option for the Thunder. Blow it all up.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Brandy McDonnellFeatures firstname.lastname@example.orgWhen 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 NewsOK.com
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Elaine Welteroth shook up Teen Vogue and ‘Project Runway’; now she’s telling her own story with ‘More Than Enough’
By Angela HauptSpecial To The Washington PostPreschool, small-town California, Elaine Welteroth's earliest memory: Her teacher had just plopped down a pile of magazines, glossy-page building materials to be used to construct a collage.Read more on NewsOK.com
The Oklahoman’s Super 30: Zach Middleton’s breakout at Tulsa Kelley coincided with visit from grandparents
By Cameron JourdanStaff email@example.comTULSA — JJ Tappana was waiting for Zach Middleton to break out, and Tulsa Kelley's football coach knew it wouldn't take much.
About halfway through Middleton's junior season, his grandparents flew to Tulsa to watch him play.Read more on NewsOK.com
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 NewsOK.com
By Josh WingroveBloomberg NewsPresident Donald Trump said Tuesday he’s planning to nominate Christopher Waller and Judy Shelton to serve on the Federal Reserve Board.
Waller, who is an executive vice president and the director of research at the St.Read more on NewsOK.com
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 NewsOK.com