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Officials say man drowns after falling through ice in Kansas

KIRWIN, Kan. (AP) — A man has drowned after falling through the ice at the Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge in northern Kansas, official said. The incident happened Tuesday afternoon at the national wildlife refuge near Kirwin in Phillips County,...

 

Democrats: Trump 'inciter in chief' of Capitol attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors in Donald Trump's impeachment trial said Wednesday they would prove that Trump was no "innocent bystander" but the "inciter in chief" of the deadly attack at the Capitol aimed at overturning his election loss to Joe...

 

Biden orders sanctions against Myanmar after military coup

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday ordered new sanctions against the military regime in Myanmar, taking action after the military this month staged a coup in the Southeast Asian country and arrested de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi...

 

Georgia prosecutor opens election probe after Trump call

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia prosecutor said Wednesday that she has opened a criminal investigation into "attempts to influence" last year's general election, including a call in which President Donald Trump asked a top official to find enough votes...

 

Police report: Gunman had made prior threats against clinic

BUFFALO, Minn. (AP) — A man who opened fire at a Minnesota health clinic, killing one staff member and wounding four others, previously threatened to carry out a mass shooting at the facility, according to a police report. Gregory Paul Ulrich, 67,...

 

Powell stresses commitment to full employment and low rates

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Wednesday underscored the Fed's commitment to reducing unemployment to multi-decade lows, where it stood before the pandemic, while signaling little concern about the risk of potentially...

 

Government investigating massive counterfeit N95 mask scam

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating a massive counterfeit N95 mask operation in which fake 3M masks were sold in at least five states to hospitals, medical facilities and government agencies. The foreign-made knockoffs are...

 

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To Feb. 11: Ronni Poe, Mark Wardrop, Chasity Stewart Feb. 12: Dawn Wares, Tom Russell Feb. 13: Chad Stewart, Shelia Bilyeu, Travis Woodson Feb. 14: Ashley Wilson, Darrel Bradt Feb. 15: Ernie Gay, Ty Ferguson, Dana Luddington Feb. 16:...

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To Feb. 12: Mr. & Mrs. Steve Brady Feb. 16: Mr. & Mrs. Dudley Winn, Mr. & Mrs. Travis Woodson Feb. 17: Mr. & Mrs. Lonnie Holbrook (Note: Send corrections, additions to: [email protected] or call 800-305-2...

 

Freedom School Calendar

Feb. 12: 6 p.m. High School Girls Districts vs Forgan at Forgan Feb. 12: 8 p.m. High School Boys Districts vs Forgan at Forgan Feb. 13: High School Boys Districts at Forgan Feb. 14-16: Woods County Spring Livestock Show Feb. 15: President’s Day...

 

Body of missing Missouri man found in Kansas backyard

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The body of a Kansas City, Missouri, man who was reported missing last month was found the same day 112 miles away in Kansas, authorities said Wednesday. Authorities identified the victim as 33-year-old Derrick A. Yule, the...

 

Wintry weather closes coronavirus vaccine sites in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Wintry weather across Oklahoma that has left roads slick and hazardous statewide on Wednesday has led to the closings of some coronavirus vaccination sites, including the state's two largest. Both the Oklahoma City-County...

 

First law signed by Oklahoma governor allows virtual meeting

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The first bill signed into law by Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt during the current legislative session allows public bodies to continue meeting virtually as a coronavirus safety precaution. The law signed Wednesday allows public...

 

Kansas schools rush to vaccinate teachers ahead of reopening

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Kansas school districts are rushing to vaccinate their teachers in preparation for an eventual return to a full reopening of classrooms and before a more contagious strain of the coronavirus can spread throughout the state....

 

Kansas bill to recognize other states' gun permits advances

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A House committee has advanced a bill to expand Kansas' recognition of other states' concealed carry permits. The bill is backed by Republican Attorney General Derek Schmidt, who said in a hearing last month that the bill would...

 

Trial highlights: Harrowing footage, focus on Trump's words

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats opened their first day of arguments in former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial Wednesday with searing footage of the U.S. Capitol riot as they painted Trump as an "inciter in chief" who systematically...

 

Mavs' Cuban relents on anthem after NBA reiterates policy

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban relented Wednesday and the national anthem will be played before home games this season after the NBA reiterated its "longstanding league policy" to include the song. The league's initial reaction to...

 

Prominent Saudi women's rights activist released from prison

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of Saudi Arabia's most prominent political activists was released from prison Wednesday, her family said, after serving nearly three years on charges that sparked an international uproar over the kingdom's...

 

Isbell to donate his share of Morgan Wallen's sales to NAACP

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning singer songwriter Jason Isbell says he is going to donate money that he makes from Morgan Wallen's cover of his song "Cover Me Up" to the NAACP. Wallen, who has had the No. 1 album in the country for the past...

 

Biden decree ends 'emergency' that Trump used to build wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has officially ended the “national emergency” that President Donald Trump declared in order to take money from the Pentagon to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The White House released a letter...

 

White House says it will defer to CDC on reopening schools

Facing criticism that President Joe Biden has not acted aggressively enough on reopening schools, the White House on Thursday said it’s aiming for a full reopening but will defer to science experts on how to achieve it in the middle of a pandemic....

 

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