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AP FACT CHECK: Shades of gray in Turkey's stated Syria goals

BEIRUT (AP) — The Turkish attack on the Syrian border town of Afrin, controlled by Kurdish fighters, has been long in coming — Turkish officials have been threatening to launch the offensive and preparing for it for months. However, Ankara's...

 

Elton John says upcoming tour will be his last

NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John is retiring from the road after his upcoming three-year global tour, capping nearly 50 years on stages around the world. He calls it a "way to go out with a bang." "I've had a good run, I think you'd admit that," John sai...

 

Better than holograms: A new 3-D projection into thin air

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the enduring sci-fi moments of the big screen — R2-D2 beaming a 3-D image of Princess Leia into thin air in "Star Wars" — is closer to reality thanks to the smallest of screens: dust-like particles. Scientists have...

 

Trump aides questioned in Russia probe, Trump may be up soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned for hours in the special counsel's Russia investigation, the Justice Department said, as prosecutors moved closer to a possible interview with President Donald Trump about whether he...

 

Starbucks gives workers raises, stock grants due to tax law

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is giving its U.S. workers pay raises and stock grants this year, citing recent changes to the tax law. All employees will soon be able to earn paid sick time off, and the company's parental leave benefits will include...

 

Car bombs kill at least 27 in east Libya city of Benghazi

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Twin car bombs exploded as people left a mosque in a residential area of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing 27 and wounding over 30 in an attack timed to cause mass casualties among first responders, officials...

 

Ursula K. Le Guin, best-selling science fiction author, dies

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ursula K. Le Guin, the award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her Earthsea books, has died at 88. Le Guin died suddenly and peacefully Monday at her home in Portlan...

 

Changes in FBI leadership follow criticism from Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Christopher Wray is making changes to his senior leadership team, as President Donald Trump has continued to attack the bureau for perceived biases against him and has been calling for a shakeup at the top. Officials...

 

Powell taking over as Fed chairman at time of economic calm

WASHINGTON (AP) — It would seem like a pretty good time to take over as chairman of the Federal Reserve. Jerome Powell has won Senate confirmation to head the U.S. central bank, inheriting an economy on a roll, a booming stock market and...

 

MPR: Allegations against Keillor far beyond single touch

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Public Radio provided additional details of allegations of sexual harassment against humorist Garrison Keillor on Tuesday, saying his alleged conduct went well beyond his account in November of accidentally touching a...

 

Truck hauling 4 elephants stalls, blocking Oklahoma highway

EUFAULA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a truck hauling four elephants has stalled in eastern Oklahoma, blocking one lane of a busy highway. Patrol Lt. Jarrett Johnson said Wednesday that the commercial vehicle broke down on a...

 

Oklahoma studies impact of trout in northeastern stream

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission have contracted with the Oklahoma State University Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit to conduct a five-year study on a northeas...

 

Oklahoma woman convicted of retirement plan embezzlement

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma woman has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for embezzling more than $450,000 from a retirement and health benefits plan for unionized engineers. The Oklahoman reports that 51-year-old Susan Michelle...

 

Vote by Pence advances nominee for religious freedom post

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans needed a deciding vote from Vice President Mike Pence to advance Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's bid to be ambassador for international religious freedom in the Trump administration. Pence arrived in the chamber...

 

Senate moves toward confirming Kansas governor's nomination

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has taken a key step toward confirming Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's nomination for an ambassador's post. After senators voted 49-49 Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence broke the tie in Brownback's favor. The...

 

Former president of Lawrence Art Guild pleads in theft

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The former president of a nonprofit Lawrence arts organization has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor after stealing from the group. Thirty-six-year-old Amanda Monaghan was scheduled to go to trial Monday for felony theft...

 

Kansas leads state universities in four-year graduation rate

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas continues to lead the state's six public universities in the rate of students graduating in four years. The Lawrence Journal-World reports a report earlier this month to the Board of Regents found...

 

Popular Kansas lake to once again offer boat slips

CHENEY, Kan. (AP) — After two years without them, boat slips will be available this year at Cheney Reservoir. Kevin O'Brien and his wife, Stephanie, say they plan to install boat slips after signing a 15-year lease with the state in December to...

 

Police say death of Bill Snyder's grandson was suicide

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Police say the death of the 22-year-old grandson of Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder has been ruled a suicide. The Wichita Eagle reports that a Riley County Police Department report obtained through an open records...

 

Suspected Kansas bank robber arrested at Missouri casino

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man suspected of robbing a Kansas bank has been arrested at a Missouri casino. The Kansas City Star reports that 39-year-old Timothy Karpovich, of Kansas City, Missouri, was charged in federal court Tuesday. Prosecutors...

 

Orman kicks off campaign for Kansas governor as independent

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas City-area businessman who previously gained national attention as an independent U.S. Senate candidate has kicked off a campaign for Kansas governor. Greg Orman posted an ad online Wednesday after formally announcing...

 

Derby school worker arrested for sex crimes

DERBY, Kan. (AP) — A staff member at a suburban Wichita middle school has been arrested on suspicion of two counts of sexual exploitation of a child. KFDI-FM reports that the Wichita Police Department and the Sedgwick County sheriff's office...

 

Third victim identified in Kansas homicide, house fire

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A third victim found inside a burning Kansas City, Kansas, home has been identified. KMBC-TV reports that police have identified 53-year-old Kevin McBride as the third victim. McBride, 53-year-old Gwinn Green and...

 

Officials: Girl shot in neck, abdomen in Texas school attack

DALLAS (AP) — A 16-year-old student shot a classmate in the neck and abdomen at a Texas high school before firing at another student and missing, prosecutors said Wednesday. Details of the attack at Italy High School, south of Dallas, were...

 

A look at some deadly US school shootings of years past

Authorities say a boy opened fire with a gun at a rural Kentucky high school Tuesday, fatally shooting two students and wounding several others. Here's a look at some recent U.S. school shootings, and some of the deadliest of years past: — Dec. 7,...

 

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