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Remains of Cold War-era Russian sub seen in film catch fire

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The remains of a Cold War-era Russian submarine once seen in a movie starring Harrison Ford caught fire in Providence on Tuesday morning as workers were using a blowtorch to cut it up for scrap, fire officials said. The fire...

 

Arrested journalist pleaded with officer: 'This is my job'

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa journalist recounted getting pepper-sprayed and arrested while covering a protest for racial justice last year, testifying in her own defense Tuesday at her trial on charges stemming from the incident. Des Moines...

 

Arkansas governor signs near-total abortion ban into law

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday signed into law legislation banning nearly all abortions in the state, a sweeping measure that supporters hope will force the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit its landmark Roe v. Wade...

 

EXPLAINER: How Myanmar is cracking down on journalists

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar's military-controlled government is cracking down on coverage of mass protests, raiding media companies and detaining dozens of journalists since its Feb. 1 coup, including Thein Zaw of The Associated Press. The crackdown com...

 

GOP struggles to define Biden, turns to culture wars instead

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and the Democrats were on the brink of pushing through sprawling legislation with an eyepopping, $1.9 trillion price tag. But many Republican politicians and conservative commentators had other priorities in...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    March 10, 2021

Tucker is new city clerk for City of Kiowa

At the March meeting of the Kiowa City Council Monday night, Cady Tucker was announced as the new city clerk. The council passed an ordinance that states the city clerk shall reside within the Kiowa Township of Barber County, Kansas. She and her...

 

Biden dog Major in doghouse after injuring security agent

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has Major trouble. Family dogs Major and Champ have been banished from the White House for a doggie time out in Delaware after Major caused a "minor injury" to a Secret Service agent. White House press...

 

When to expect payments, other benefits from relief package

As the latest federal pandemic relief package makes its way to President Joe Biden's desk, Americans may be wondering when the benefits will reach them. The $1.9 trillion known as the "American Rescue Plan" is massive, both in size and scope. It...

 

Four oaks, one sacred destiny: Recreating Notre Dame's spire

JUPILLES, France (AP) — Four French oaks that have been standing for hundreds of years in a once-royal forest now have a sacred destiny. Felled Tuesday in the Loire region's Forest of Berce, they have been selected to reconstruct Notre Dame...

 

Cherokee School Board lifts mask mandate

Smiles and relieved sighs spread through the room as the Cherokee School Board voted to lift the mask mandate for both staff and students. Masks are now a personal choice, as recommended by Superintendent Bryce Schanbacher. “In Cherokee since our...

 

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