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Crowdfunding effort behind plan to revitalize Route 66 hotel

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — There are plans to redevelop another dilapidated hotel along the longest urban stretch of historic Route 66, but this project on the edge downtown Albuquerque will be bankrolled in a unique way. ARRIVE Hotels & R...

 

Oklahoma City police report second mall shooting in a month

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in Oklahoma City say that for the second time in a month there was gunfire inside a northwest Oklahoma City mall. Police said there were no serious injuries, although one person suffered a minor shrapnel wound when g...

 

Oklahoma City bail bondsman charged with manslaughter

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City bail bondsman has been charged with first-degree manslaughter in the fatal Thanksgiving shooting of a woman at a south Oklahoma City hotel. Prosecutors say Howard Barnett, 49, was trying to arrest a fugitive a...

 

Task force recommends changes for Kansas Greek system

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A task force has recommended steps for the Greek organizations at the University of Kansas to take to eliminate hazing and to connect more with the Lawrence community. The 27-member task force established in November 2018 to i...

 

Couple together for nearly 65 years die on the same day

ARNOLD, Mo. (AP) — A couple who had been together for nearly 65 years have died on the same day at a St. Louis-area nursing home. Jack and Harriet Morrison's beds were placed next to each other in their final hours, allowing them to hold hands, t...

 

University to graduate first class in special needs program

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Ashley Mabry, who looks forward to family game night, sometimes watches TV and loves her internship at the ARC Pikes Peak Region, knew she wanted to go to college since the fourth grade, when she entered a "talent d...

 

Small earthquake reported in south-central Kansas

SOUTH HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A small earthquake was reported in south-central Kansas on Sunday. The U.S. Geological Survey said a magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck about 2 miles southwest of Hutchinson, Kansas, shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday. The H...

 

Bloomberg offers plan to tackle racial economic inequality

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg made a pitch to African American voters the day before the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr., visiting a black church in Tulsa, the site of a race massacre nearly...

 

Illinois approves coal company's mine water pumping proposal

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources approved the first of three permits for a coal company's plan to discharge waste water from a mine into the Big Muddy River. If approved by the Illinois Environmental Protection A...

 

Dartmouth-Hitchcock appoints new board trustees

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth-Hitchcock has elected five new people to its Board of Trustees including leaders in the business, financial and medical communities. The new trustees are Mark Begor, the CEO of Equifax; physician and innovator Elof E...

 

Schiff accuses NSA, CIA of withholding documents on Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is accusing U.S. intelligence agencies of withholding documents from Congress on Ukraine that could be significant to President Donald Trump's impeachment trial. "They appear to be su...

 

SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX completed the last big test of its crew capsule before launching astronauts in the next few months, mimicking an emergency escape shortly after liftoff Sunday. No one was aboard for the wild ride in the skies a...

 

No give: Trump's impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in

WASHINGTON (AP) — Advocates for and against President Donald Trump gave no ground Sunday on his Senate impeachment trial, digging in on whether a crime is required for his conviction and removal and whether witnesses will be called. But even as T...

 

Migration routes are an energy, environmental balancing act

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — It's 35 degrees outside. About nine mule deer shuffle through the bitter waters of Fremont Lake. A buck shakes, sending droplets of water flying. He pauses to look back at the herd trailing behind him and then trudges ahead, t...

 

Startups see a market in renting couches by the month

NEW YORK (AP) — Zachariah Mohammed's living room is filled with stuff he doesn't own. He pays $200 a month for the sofa, side table, bar cart, dining table and four chairs in his living room. It's worth it, the 27-year-old New Yorker says. If he n...

 

Many options await Prince Harry and Meghan after royal split

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, have made their choice: a radical break from palace protocol, constant press intrusion and a lavishly funded lifestyle. In exchange, they get personal freedom — the opportunity to start fresh in Canada...

 

Police: Man accidentally shot his scrotum while in bed

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man accidentally shot himself in the scrotum while sitting on his bed, police said. Providence police officers found Edward Martinez, 22, in a hallway wearing no pants with a gunshot wound to his scrotum T...

 

Kansas State faces tough test vs No. 3 Kansas

Kansas State (8-9, 1-4) vs. No. 3 Kansas (14-3, 4-1) Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: No. 3 Kansas presents a tough challenge for Kansas State. Kansas State has won one of its two games against ranked teams this se...

 

Paul, Thunder rally for 112-107 win over struggling Rockets

HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Paul scored 28 points and Danilo Gallinari added 25 as the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat cold-shooting James Harden and the Houston Rockets 112-107 on Monday. Paul scored 27 of h...

 

Tesla disputes claims its cars can accelerate on their own

Tesla is disputing claims by a California man that all three models of the company's cars can suddenly speed up on their own without the driver touching the accelerator pedal. Tesla said Monday it checks when drivers report that their car...

 

Wichita police investigate death of 7-day-old boy

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police are investigating the death of a 7-day-old boy. Officers were called to a home in north Wichita late Saturday. The newborn was taken to a hospital, where he later died. Spokesman Kevin Wheeler says the i...

 

University of Kansas to close its Languages school

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas will close its School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures but departments within the school will remain open and students will not be affected, according to a school official. The closing at the e...

 

1 person dead, 2 escape fire at Wichita home

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An elderly person died and two other people were able to escape from a fire Monday morning at a south Wichita home, authorities said. Wichita Fire Department Division Chief Darrel Kohls said firefighters found the person's b...

 

Mahomes gives Reid best hope to win that elusive Super Bowl

Andy Reid revitalized the Kansas City Chiefs the same way he did with the Philadelphia Eagles. He's one win away from finishing the job. The only thing missing from Reid's impressive resume is a Super Bowl title. He is seventh on the career wins...

 

4.5 magnitude earthquake shakes southern Kansas

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A small earthquake was reported in southern Kansas on Sunday. The U.S. Geological Survey said a magnitude 4.5 earthquake struck about 2 miles (3 kilometers) southwest of Hutchinson shortly after 1 p.m. The service had i...

 

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