When President Kennedy took office in 1961, he immediately set out to combat communism wherever he could.
He didn’t need to look far, and signed off on a plan to overthrow Cuban dictator Fidel Castro put in motion by his predecessor, Dwight D. Eisenhower.
University of Oklahoma political scientist and Latin America scholar Charles Kenney says it’s no coincidence Kennedy launched the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba within a month of a massive ten-year development program for Latin America known as the Alliance For Progress.
One day after the assassination of President Kennedy, his good friend Bud Wilkinson led the Oklahoma Sooners on to the field to compete for the Big Eight Championship. The University of Oklahoma Athletic Department tells the story of that game.
Dr. Cross continued in his book by describing the day of the game. "The weather was bleak and cheerless the next day. The mood of the capacity crowd in the stadium was somber - in keeping with the weather and the tragedy of the day before.
A study released this week shows that Oklahoma's horse industry had an economic impact totaling $3.6 billion in 2012.
The survey was commissioned by the Oklahoma Equine Alliance and was completed this year. It also estimated the industry supported roughly 35,000 jobs and generated more than $100 million in state and local taxes.
Members of the alliance include the Thoroughbred Racing Association of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Farm Bureau, Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission and the OklahomaDepartment of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry, among other groups.
Bird kills due to collisions with wind turbines are on the rise, and taller turbines seem to increase mortality rates, The Journal Record reports. Scientists say research is hampered because there is no regulation that requires collision studies or reports be made public.Source: JournalrecordVia: Journal Record
The color red evokes images, thoughts and feelings.
We live in a red state. Red lipstick on the rim of a glass. Danger is red. Wine that goes great with a medium rare prime rib. Blood is red. In the late 1950s, red was also associated with the work of the artist, Mark Rothko.
Starting Friday night, Oklahomans can get a glimpse of the artist, his passion and struggles as he created some of the most well-known modern art pieces of his time.
Tyson Foods says it's ending a contract with a centra Oklahoma farm after an animal rights group says it videotaped workers at the farm abusing hogs.
Mercy For Animals distributed images of workers striking pigs and slamming piglets onto a concrete floor. In one portion of the tape, a worker is shown throwing a bowling ball at a pig, striking it in the head.
The animal rights group and Tyson have identified the farm as West Coast Farms in Henryetta, Okla. Phone calls to the farm have gone unanswered.
Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn has cast one of the three Republican votes that helped advance Janet Yellen's nomination to lead the Federal Reserve.
Coburn, a conservative lawmaker from Muskogee, says in a statement that he cast a vote in favor of Yellen's nomination Thursday because she is "unquestionably qualified" to serve as the next chair of the agency.
Republican Sens. Bob Corker of Tennessee and Mark Kirk of Illinois cast the other two votes in support of Yellen's nomination.
A federal judge in Oklahoma City is siding with the Comanche Nation in a dispute with the governor's office over the state's tobacco compact with the southwest Oklahoma tribe.
U.S. District Judge Robin Cauthron issued a temporary restraining order on Thursday that allows the Comanche Nation to enjoy the same tobacco compact the state has with the Chickasaw Nation. Under that deal, the $1.03 state tax rate per pack of cigarettes is distributed with 70 percent of the revenue to the tribe and 30 percent to the state.