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Child sex abuse substantiated against ex-Oklahoma priest

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City said Tuesday that it has substantiated allegations of child sexual abuse against another priest. The archdiocese said in a news release that allegations of abuse of a minor were substantiated...

 

There's more than one good way to teach kids how to read

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Kindel Turner Nash, University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Leah Panther, Mercer University (THE CONVERSATION) We are literacy...

 

Inhofe says wife suffered mild stroke, 'progressing nicely'

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe said Tuesday that his wife, Kay, suffered what he described as a mild stroke last week, causing the Republican to miss the first day of impeachment trial proceedings. Inhofe, 85, told the Tulsa World...

 

Attorneys challenge Oklahoma redistricting initiative

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An initiative petition that seeks to prevent partisan gerrymandering of legislative districts is unconstitutional because it contains multiple subjects and should be thrown out, an attorney argued before the state Supreme...

 

Consultants recommend renovating Docking state building

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Consultants have recommended the state spend more than $100 million to renovate the Docking State Office Building in Topeka, in part to consolidate state agencies in the building adjacent to the Kansas Capitol. The Kansas...

 

Lawsuit filed to protect turtles in Mississippi, Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two environmental groups have sued the Trump administration, saying it has failed to protect map turtles found in Mississippi and Louisiana under the Endangered Species Act. The lawsuit calls for endangered or threatened status...

 

Oklahoma state senator announces resignation before session

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican state senator from Stroud announced on Tuesday plans his plans to resign, just days before the start of the legislative session. Sen. Jason Smalley announced in a news release that he would resign his seat,...

 

GOP right looks to put own mark on Kansas Medicaid expansion

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Conservative Republican lawmakers are looking to modify a bipartisan plan for expanding Medicaid in Kansas by adding two provisions that Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly opposes. GOP conservatives want to insert a work requirement...

 

US stocks close lower amid jitters over virus outbreak

Banks led a slide in U.S. stocks Tuesday as a virus outbreak in China rattled global markets, prompting investors to shift assets into bonds and defensive sector companies. The sell-off snapped a three-day winning streak by the S&P 500. The...

 

Air bag woes force Honda, Toyota to recall 6M vehicles

DETROIT (AP) — Two different air bag glitches have forced Toyota and Honda to recall over 6 million vehicles worldwide, and both problems present different dangers to motorists. The Toyota recall affects about 3.4 million vehicles globally and is...

 

McConnell backs off, abruptly eases some Trump trial rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump's impeachment trial on Tuesday with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two late-night sessions and Democrats arguing for more witnesses to...

 

Facebook to add 1,000 UK jobs, including tech, content roles

LONDON (AP) — Facebook said Tuesday it plans to hire 1,000 more staff in Britain, mainly for its technology and harmful content teams. The U.S. tech company said Tuesday that it will add the new roles by the end of the year, bringing its U.K....

 

Netflix holds its own in the streaming wars - for now

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is holding its ground in the streaming wars, passing its first big test since Apple and Disney launched rival services. The company added 8.8 million worldwide subscribers during its fourth quarter, surpassing...

 

Washington man is 1st in US to catch new virus from China

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. on Tuesday reported its first case of a new and potentially deadly virus circulating in China, saying a Washington state resident who returned last week from the outbreak's epicenter was hospitalized near Seattle. The man,...

 

Taylor Swift reveals her mother has a brain tumor

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift has revealed in a new interview that her mother has a brain tumor. Swift, who has spoken about her mother's battle with cancer over the years, told Variety in an interview published Tuesday that while her mother was...

 

Cold-stunned iguanas expected to fall from Florida trees

MIAMI (AP) — The National Weather Service routinely warns people about falling rain, snow and hail, but temperatures are dropping so low in South Florida the forecasters warned residents Tuesday about falling iguanas. "This isn't something we...

 

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