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Oklahoma inmate dies after being found stabbed in prison

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Authorities said Saturday that an Oklahoma state prison inmate died after being found stabbed inside the Lawton Correctional Facility. The state Department of Corrections said Brian Piper, 31, was pronounced dead at a hospital F...

 

2 people shot, injured as they road along Kansas interstate

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police in Kansas City, Kansas, are looking for a shooter who injured two people on Interstate 35. The shooting happened just after 1 p.m. Friday, the Kansas City Star reported. The victims told police that a vehicle t...

 

Arkansas man convicted of killing Oklahoma sheriff's father

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — An Arkansas man has been convicted of killing the father of an Oklahoma county sheriff. Ricky Rainwater, 45, of Fort Smith was convicted Friday of second-degree murder and first-degree robbery in the September 2018 death of L...

 

Rollback proposed for Michelle Obama school lunch guidelines

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday took another step toward dismantling Michelle Obama's school nutrition guidelines, proposing a new rule that could lead to more pizza and fries and less fruit and a smaller variety of vegetables o...

 

Cities can't opt out of legal pot under new state proposal

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico would legalize recreational marijuana sales without exceptions for dissenting cities and counties under a rebooted proposal from legislators that stresses small business opportunities and ready access to pot for 8...

 

Bill de Blasio's bagel gaffe and the fraught politics of food

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Stacy A. Cordery, Iowa State University (THE CONVERSATION) If New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hadn't already dropped out of the 2020...

 

2 men accused of throwing dog into ice-covered lake charged

ELWOOD, Neb. (AP) — Two Elwood men accused of repeatedly throwing a dog into an ice-covered lake have been charged with animal cruelty. The Gosper County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Friday that James Pollock, 28, and Austin Vanburen, 1...

 

Arizona lawmaker wants fallen officers' families to get $1M

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona lawmaker wants the state's voters to approve a measure that would ensure the families of police, firefighters and other public safety officers get at least $1 million if their loved one dies on the job. Sen. David L...

 

Aviation maintenance company opening at Louisiana airport

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — An aviation maintenance and repair facility will open at a northwest Louisiana airport to serve commercial airline customers. Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Advanced Aero Services's plans for a new facility at the S...

 

Frozen food maker invests $27.3M, adding jobs in Mississippi

OAKLAND, Miss. (AP) — A frozen food manufacturer plans to invest $27.3 million in a project to increase capacity at its facility in north Mississippi. Ajinomoto Foods North America also is adding 15 jobs to its plant in Oakland, in Yalobusha C...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's compulsive claims of 'biggest' ever

WASHINGTON (AP) — Size matters to President Donald Trump. So much that he exaggerates continually, sometimes spectacularly, the size of what he does. Just as his tax cuts are far from the biggest in history, the economy isn't the best ever and his e...

 

Coming around again: Famous ice disk seems to be re-forming

What goes around comes around. An ice disk appears to be forming in the same Maine river where an unusually large one formed last winter and quickly gained international fame. The City of Westbrook tweeted an aerial view of the disk in the...

 

Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames

Australia's unprecedented wildfires season has so far charred 40,000 square miles (104,000 square kilometers) of brushland, rainforests, and national parks — killing by one estimate more than a billion wild animals. Scientists fear some of the i...

 

Harry, Meghan to quit royal jobs, give up 'highness' titles

LONDON (AP) — Goodbye, your royal highnesses. Hello, life as — almost — ordinary civilians. Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, are quitting as working royals and will no longer use the titles "royal highness" or receive public funds for their work...

 

Disabled couples navigate red tape on way to altar

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — As the wedding photographer snapped away, Sherri and Bill Adams leaned over their wheelchairs for a kiss. One felt good, so they enjoyed another. And another. "That's enough!" someone teased. Sherri beamed. How long had she w...

 

Man kills grizzly in self-defense, keeps claws as a memento

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man told authorities that he cut off a grizzly bear's claws as a memento after shooting it in self-defense because he was mad that the bear was going to eat him, according to court records. Bryan Berg, 35, appeared i...

 

Police rescue suspect who hid in air vent, got stuck

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say they had to rescue a suspect after he tried to escape arrest by hiding in an air vent. The man got stuck and had to be rescued by deputies before being taken to jail, according to the Rowan C...

 

Chisholm breaks Ladybug winning streak 50-48

After nearly a week off, the Alva Ladybugs had a cold start in their game against Chisholm Friday night. The Ladybugs won the Wheat Capital Tournament championship last Saturday against Kingfisher....

 

Northwestern alumni recognized as the Northwestern Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2020

On Saturday, four Northwestern alumni were recognized as the Northwestern Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2020....

 

Goldbugs lose to the Longhorns 54-48

The Alva Goldbugs had a difficult first half Friday night as they played host to the Chisholm Longhorns. They managed to pull within one point at the end of the third quarter, but they couldn't pull...

 

Second Half Run Not Enough as Rangers Take Loss to OBU

ALVA, Okla.– Northwestern Oklahoma State University Rangers dropped a tough a hard match-up against Oklahoma Baptist University on Saturday afternoon. OBU took an early lead and never let go d...

 

King and Otey combine for 49 points in win over Oklahoma Baptist

ALVA, Okla. – The Red and Black looked to bounce back after a heartbreaking loss at Southwestern Thursday evening. Northwestern prepared to take on Oklahoma Baptist Saturday afternoon on Hall of F...

 
 By Cliff Brunt    Sports    January 19, 2020

Paul's 30 lead Thunder past short-handed Portland 119-106

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Chris Paul had become annoyed with Oklahoma City's recent slow starts, so he did something about it. He scored 21 of his 30 points in the first half, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers 1...

 

Kyle Larson finally wins elusive Chili Bowl in 13th try

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Kyle Larson scored one of the biggest victories of his career by ending an 0-for-12 streak to finally win the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. Larson passed Christopher Bell with 17 laps in Saturday night's main event to end his f...

 

AUS Open '20: Venus Williams vs. Coco Gauff highlights Day 1

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A glance at the Australian Open, the year's first Grand Slam tennis tournament: SURFACE Hard courts SITE Melbourne Park SCHEDULE The 14-day tournament begins Monday (Sunday EST). The women's singles final is Feb. 1; the m...

 

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