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US Secretary of State visits Venezuelan migrants in Colombia

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Venezuelan migrants in Colombia on Sunday as he wrapped up a four-nation tour of South America aimed at pressuring Venezuela's socialist president, Nicolas Maduro. Pompeo went to...

 

'Mayor Pete' joins 2020 Dem race as face of new generation

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Pete Buttigieg, the little-known Indiana mayor who has risen to prominence in the early stages of the 2020 Democratic presidential race, made his official campaign entrance Sunday by claiming the mantle of a youthful generat...

 

Removal of fuel in pool at Fukushima's melted reactor begins

TOKYO (AP) — The operator of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant has begun removing fuel from a cooling pool at one of three reactors that melted down in the 2011 disaster, a milestone in the decades-long process to decommission the plant....

 

White House: Migrants to sanctuary cities not a top choice

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants to explore a twice-rejected proposal to send migrants to "sanctuary cities," but that is not the preferred solution to fix the straining immigration system, the White House said Sunday. Press...

 

APNewsBreak: Trump builds unmatched reelection war chest

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is set to report that it raised more than $30 million in the first quarter of 2019, edging out his top two Democratic rivals combined, according to figures it provided to The Associated...

 

Trump ups his attacks with Mueller report due Thursday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president isn't waiting. As Washington counts down the final hours until publication of the redacted special counsel report — now expected Thursday — Donald Trump stepped up his attacks Monday in an effort to undermine...

 

House oversight chairman to subpoena Trump's accountant

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House oversight committee said Friday he intends to subpoena President Donald Trump's accountant for his financial records. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., told committee members in a letter that Mazars USA...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump camp suggests AG found illegal spying

WASHINGTON (AP) — With release of the special counsel's fuller report looming, President Donald Trump and his campaign are twisting the words of his attorney general and the facts of the Russia investigation. His 2020 campaign is telling supporters...

 

Massive fire engulfs beloved Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

PARIS (AP) — A massive fire engulfed the upper reaches of Paris' soaring Notre Dame Cathedral as it was undergoing renovations Monday, threatening one of the greatest architectural treasures of the Western world as tourists and Parisians looked on...

 

NRA sues longtime ad agency over requests for bill details

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The National Rifle Association has sued its longtime advertising agency, accusing the company that has helped shape its Second Amendment advocacy of withholding crucial financial details in its billing documents. The lawsuit...

 

Audit finds lack of oversight at Murray County's 911 center

SULPHUR, Okla. (AP) — Financial supervision of a 911 emergency call center in a southeastern Oklahoma county was so lax that governing board members once gave a $65,000 check to a company that was only required to be paid $650, according to a...

 

Stitt picks retired Air Force general for cabinet post

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Kevin Stitt has picked a retired Air Force general and aerospace industry consultant as his secretary of veterans affairs and military, filling the last spot on his cabinet. Stitt announced on Monday his selection of...

 

Former Oklahoma police chief sworn in as Little Rock chief

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A former police chief in Oklahoma and Texas has been sworn in as police chief in Arkansas' largest city. Former Norman chief Keith Humphrey was sworn in Monday as head of the Little Rock Police Department. Humphrey comes...

 

Thousands join Tony Hawk in opening Oklahoma City skate park

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Skateboard enthusiasts turned out by the thousands to welcome industry legend Tony Hawk to a new Oklahoma City park. Hawk made an appearance Sunday for the grand opening of the skate park at Stars & Stripes Park on Lake...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    April 14, 2019

Kansas tells court broad support is reason to OK schools law

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Lawyers for Kansas told the state Supreme Court on Monday that it should sign off on a new law boosting spending on public schools and end a protracted education funding lawsuit partly because the law has broad, bipartisan...

 

Man convicted of 5 murders in Kansas City cul-de-sac in 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man with a violent past has been convicted of killing five people in 2014 in a quiet cul-de-sac in south Kansas City. Brandon Howell, 39, was found guilty Monday on five counts of first-degree murder and seven other...

 

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