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Don't like Phil's forecast? Check out these rodents instead

Rodents predicting weather trends. Why? Just as fair a Groundhog Day question, though, is this: Why not? And more importantly, why should Punxsutawney Phil always get to, well, hog the press? The spring-heralding (or spring-delaying) small animal...

 

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ No, food...

 

No. 2 Kansas extends home win streak against Oklahoma to 22

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — KJ Adams scored a career-high 22 points and No. 2 Kansas closed the game on an 18-4 run to beat Oklahoma 79-75 on Tuesday night. Kansas (14-1, 3-0 Big 12) got 17 points from Jalen Wilson, 11 from Dajuan Harris and 10 from...

 

Oklahoma State plays No. 24 West Virginia following Thompson's 23-point game

West Virginia Mountaineers (10-3, 0-1 Big 12) at Oklahoma State Cowboys (8-5, 0-1 Big 12) Stillwater, Oklahoma; Monday, 7 p.m. EST FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Oklahoma State -3.5; over/under is 139.5 BOTTOM LINE: Oklahoma State takes on the No. 24 West...

 

No. 4 Kansas visits Texas Tech after Wilson's 20-point game

Kansas Jayhawks (12-1, 1-0 Big 12) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (10-3, 0-1 Big 12) Lubbock, Texas; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: No. 4 Kansas plays the Texas Tech Red Raiders after Jalen Wilson scored 20 points in Kansas' 69-67 victory against the...

 

'Greatest of all time': Pelé as described by his peers

Pele has been praised over the decades by everyone from world leaders to artists. Here are superlatives from over the years about Pele, who died Thursday in Brazil at age 82: ___ "To watch him play was to watch the delight of a child combined with th...

 

Bucs' Gabbert, brothers rescue people in Tampa chopper crash

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Buccaneers backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert became an unexpected hero Thursday when a helicopter crashed into Hillsborough Bay in Tampa. He and his two brothers were cruising nearby on jet skis, checking out from afar some of...

 

Dick leads No. 4 Kansas against Harvard after 20-point game

Harvard Crimson (8-4) at Kansas Jayhawks (10-1) Lawrence, Kansas; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Kansas -21.5; over/under is 138.5 BOTTOM LINE: No. 4 Kansas hosts the Harvard Crimson after Gradey Dick scored 20 points in Kansas' 84-62...

 

Florida Gators square off against the Oklahoma Sooners

Oklahoma Sooners (8-3) vs. Florida Gators (7-4) Charlotte, North Carolina; Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: The Oklahoma Sooners and the Florida Gators square off in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Gators are 7-4 in non-conference play. Florida...

 

Oklahoma State takes home win streak into matchup with Texas A&M-CC

Texas A&M-CC Islanders (6-5) at Oklahoma State Cowboys (7-4) Stillwater, Oklahoma; Tuesday, 3 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Oklahoma State will try to keep its three-game home win streak alive when the Cowboys play Texas A&M-CC. The Cowboys are 4-1 in home...

 

Pain, few gains for investors as markets slumped in 2022

Investors found few, if any, places to safely put their money in 2022, as central banks in the U.S. and around the globe raised interest rates for the first time in years to fight surging inflation, stoking fear of a global recession. Uncertainty...

 

FTX founder agrees to extradition to US, attorney says

Sam Bankman-Fried may be ready to come to the U.S. to face criminal charges related to the collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX following a chaotic court appearance in the Bahamas. A lawyer for Bankman-Fried was quoted as saying Monday the...

 

Fortnite maker to pay $520M for privacy, e-commerce abuses

The maker of the popular Fortnite video game will pay $520 million in penalties and refunds to settle complaints revolving around children's privacy and its payment methods that tricked players into making unintended purchases, U.S. federal regulator...

 

AP's top albums 2022: 'Renaissance,' 'Motomami,' Bad Bunny

Ten of the best albums of the year, as selected by The Associated Press entertainment journalists. BEYONCÉ, "RENAISSANCE" Few would be shocked that Beyoncé's "Renaissance" would makes our top albums list, but just because it's low hanging fruit...

 

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Social media users shared a range of false claims this week. Here are the facts: Uncounted and counted ballots that got mixed together at two voting sites in Arizona's Maricopa County were counted in final midterm election results. The number of...

 

No. 3 Kansas edges North Carolina State in Self's return

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — First-year guard Gradey Dick scored a season-high 25 points to help No. 3 Kansas beat North Carolina State 80-74 in Wednesday's Battle 4 Atlantis opener, giving coach Bill Self a successful return to the bench after...

 

OSSAA Football Playoffs Friday

Quarterfinal Class 6A-I Bixby 63, Enid 0 Jenks 34, Mustang 31 Owasso 41, Norman North 34 Union 45, Broken Arrow 17 Class 6A-II Choctaw 48, Sand Springs 29 Deer Creek 45, Booker T. Washington 6 Muskogee 18, Ponca City 0 Stillwater 56, Bartlesville 0...

 

Elon Musk's Twitter reinstates Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

Elon Musk's Twitter has reinstated the personal account of far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, which was banned in January for violating the platform's COVID misinformation policies at the time. Greene's reinstatement comes after Musk over the...

 

Oklahoma State tries to remain in Big 12 hunt vs. Iowa St.

Oklahoma State still has an outside shot at reaching the Big 12 championship game, and a win against Iowa State would help. A loss would be the third straight for a team that just a month ago had been in the AP Top 10 and had aspirations of winning...

 

Missouri makes 1st visit to Auburn in SEC opener for both

Missouri (2-1, 0-0 SEC) at Auburn (2-1, 0-0), Saturday, noon ET (ESPN) Line: Auburn by 7 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Auburn leads 2-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Auburn and coach Bryan Harsin are trying to keep the season from going...

 

At least 9 killed as Iran protests spread over woman's death

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Clashes between Iranian security forces and protesters angry over the death of a 22-year-old woman in police custody have killed at least nine people since the violence erupted over the weekend, according to a...

 

No. 11 Oklahoma St. looks to continue climb vs. Arizona St.

Arizona State (1-0) at No. 11 Oklahoma State (1-0), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN+) Line: Oklahoma State by 11 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Arizona State leads 2-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Oklahoma State is trying to keep its...

 

After school shootings, are states making classrooms safer?

The shooting last May that killed 19 children and two teachers inside an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, led to pledges by governors in several states to make classrooms safer. But their speed in following through has varied. Here's a look at...

 

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking...

 

High cost of Russian gains in Ukraine may limit new advance

After more than four months of ferocious fighting, Russia claimed a key victory: full control over one of the two provinces in Ukraine's eastern industrial heartland. But Moscow's seizure of the last major stronghold of Ukrainian resistance in...

 

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