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US marshals arrest Oklahoma 'Most Wanted' fugitive in Mexico

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man accused of fatally stabbing his ex-wife 41 times in Oklahoma and who was among the U.S. Marshal's Service's 15 Most Wanted fugitives has been apprehended in Mexico. Federal marshals said Thursday that 34-year-old Luis...

 

Men arrested in Alabama in 2013 slaying in Oklahoma

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama authorities say they've arrested two people in the shooting death of a man who was killed during a robbery in Oklahoma more than five years ago. A statement from the Mobile County Sheriff's Office says officers arrested...

 

Stitt says he wants more diversity on OU Board of Regents

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt says he would like to see more diversity on the board of regents at the University of Oklahoma, which has been rocked by a series of racist incidents in recent years. Stitt said Thursday that he's...

 

Storm ices Oklahoma, threatens tornadoes in Arkansas

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A storm system brought ice to Oklahoma overnight, leaving roads slick and causing numerous schools to close, while neighboring Arkansas saw torrential downpours and strong winds. In Oklahoma, numerous traffic accidents were...

 

Attorney: Bus video proves principal used phone during crash

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An attorney said video will show that an Oklahoma elementary school principal was using his cellphone when he crashed a bus filled with students in Texas, injuring 27 passengers — a charge the principal has denied. David L. S...

 

3.5 magnitude quake shakes parts of northwest Oklahoma

CHEROKEE, Okla. (AP) — No damage has been reported following a 3.5 magnitude earthquake in northwestern Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was recorded at 9:54 a.m. Thursday in Alfalfa County near Cherokee, about 100 miles (161...

 

Oklahoma County sheriff announces citizens advisory board

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor has announced plans to create a citizens advisory board. Taylor said in a news release Wednesday that the board will work to help improve community relations between the sheriff's office and...

 
 By John Hana    Regional    February 8, 2019

Kansas Democrats attack GOP tax plan as corporate give-away

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Democrats are attacking a Republican tax relief bill approved Thursday by the state Senate as a give-away to large corporations and managed to peel away a couple of GOP votes Thursday by highlighting how it benefits big...

 

20 inmates charged in November Larned prison riot

LARNED, Kan. (AP) — Twenty inmates at the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility face felony charges after a riot at the prison in November. Pawnee County Attorney Doug McNett charged the inmates after a state prison official completed an...

 

Wichita police investigate deadly shooting near health club

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police are asking for the public's help as they investigate the shooting death of a 22-year-old in northwest Wichita. Officer Paul Cruz says police were called Wednesday evening to investigate a shooting in the parking...

 

Embattled Kansas military school plans to close

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An embattled Kansas military school announced Wednesday it plans to close after this school year, saying it has unfairly become a target for litigation and negative media portrayals. St. John's Military School in Salina release...

 

Veterinarians revive cat that nearly froze in Montana

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Veterinarians in Montana revived a cat named Fluffy that nearly froze to death after being found in a snowbank covered from head to tail in ice and snow. Dr. Jevon Clark of the Animal Clinic of Kalispell said Thursday that F...

 

Pedestrian run over when he takes shortcut underneath truck

EDISON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a pedestrian who tried to take a shortcut by scooting underneath a parked tractor-trailer was critically injured when the driver started up the vehicle and drove away. Edison police say the 30-year-old Princeton...

 

Inmate falls through ceiling trying to escape from jail

BROWNSTOWN, Ind. (AP) — An inmate fell through the ceiling while trying to escape from a jail in Indiana. Jackson County Sheriff Rick Meyer posted on Facebook that 28-year-old Blaze Ayers bolted from officers and locked himself in a medical room...

 

Bezos tells of Enquirer threats to publish revealing pics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says he was the target of "extortion and blackmail" by the publisher of the National Enquirer, which he said threatened to publish revealing personal photos of him unless he stopped investigating how the...

 

How Virginia Gov. survives scandal by staying out of sight

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — He promised to start an honest conversation about race and how to heal the lingering wounds of Virginia's painful past. Then he disappeared. For the past week, Gov. Ralph Northam has defied widespread calls for his resignation...

 

APNewsBreak: White House says no 'sabotage' of health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Borrowing a word from Democrats, a new White House report says changes made to the Affordable Care Act under President Donald Trump didn't amount to "sabotage." Due out Friday, the report from the Council of Economic Advisers says...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump plays on immigration myths

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has long railed against immigration as a scourge on the economy and national security. He's committed his administration to starting construction on a wall along the Mexican border to stop illegal...

 

Frank Robinson, baseball's fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83

Crowding the plate, fearsome and fearless, Frank Robinson hammered his way into the Hall of Fame. His legacy, however, was cemented that day in 1975 when he simply stood in the dugout at old Cleveland Stadium — the first black manager in Major...

 

Incapacitated woman's rape spurs push to catch up on cameras

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is trying to catch up to 10 states with laws allowing electronic monitoring and other technology that aim to deter abuse of vulnerable people at long-term care facilities following the rape of an incapacitated Phoenix woman...

 

Oil workers flee Venezuela's crisis for a better life

PUNTO FIJO, Venezuela (AP) — Nieves Ribullen, a Venezuelan oil worker sick of struggling to get by as his country falls apart, is betting it all on far-away Iraq's Kurdish region to give his family a better life. Over the years he's watched dozens...

 

Descendants from last US slave ship gathering in Alabama

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The years have been hard on Africatown USA. Established by the last boatload of Africans abducted into slavery and shipped to the United States just before the Civil War, the coastal Alabama community now shows scarcely a trace...

 

Supreme Court blocks Louisiana abortion clinic law

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court stopped Louisiana from enforcing new regulations on abortion clinics in a test of the conservative court's views on abortion rights. The justices said by a 5-4 vote late Thursday that they will not allow...

 

Former Rep. Dingell, US's longest-serving lawmaker, dies

DETROIT (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history and a master of legislative deal-making who was fiercely protective of Detroit's auto industry, has died. The Michigan Democrat was 92....

 

Parkland attack fueled big shift in America's gun politics

Last year's shooting at a Florida high school sparked a movement among a younger generation angered by gun violence and set the stage for a significant shift in America's gun politics. Thousands of student protesters took to the streets and inspired...

 

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