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 By WILL GRAVES    Sports    April 17, 2022

Five Alive! Oklahoma rallies to claim 5th national title

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma captured its fifth NCAA women's gymnastics title, rallying from last after the first rotation to the top spot at the end behind a stellar performance from junior Ragan Smith. The Sooners posted a team score of...

 

'Magic mushrooms' for therapy? Vets help sway conservatives

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The medicinal use of hallucinogenic mushrooms is making inroads in U.S. states as military veterans advocate for the therapeutic value of psychedelic drugs, including in conservative states like Utah, Texas and Oklahoma. At...

 
 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    April 17, 2022

Ex-EPA head Scott Pruitt to run for US Senate in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The scandal-ridden former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, has filed to run for an open U.S. Senate seat in Oklahoma. Pruitt filed paperwork on Friday to seek the seat being vacated by longtime...

 

Longtime Tulsa World executive editor Joe Worley dies at 74

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Longtime Tulsa World executive editor Joe Worley has died, the newspaper reported Friday. Worley, who had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, died Wednesday, according to the newspaper. He was 74. Worley, who retired in...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    April 17, 2022

Kansas governor nixes bills on trans athletes, parents' role

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday vetoed conservative Republicans' proposed ban on transgender athletes in girls' and women's sports and a GOP proposal aimed at making it easier for parents to try to remove materials from...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    April 17, 2022

Kansas governor signs new legislative, school board maps

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday signed a redistricting measure expected to preserve Republican supermajorities in the Kansas Legislature while also making it possible for conservatives to elect more members to the state...

 

WNBA players say life in Russia was lucrative but lonely

For the elite athletes in the WNBA, spending the offseason playing in Russia can mean earning more money than they can make back home — sometimes even two or three times as much. But those who have done that also describe the loneliness of being...

 

Crews fight New Mexico fires as some evacuations lift

RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have lifted some evacuation orders for a southern New Mexico mountain community hit by wildfire. Firefighters are working Saturday to contain a wind-driven blaze that killed two people and destroyed over 200 homes....

 

FDA investigating Lucky Charms after reports of illness

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating Lucky Charms cereal after dozens of consumers complained of illness after eating it. The FDA said Saturday it has received more than 100 complaints related to Lucky Charms so far this year....

 

Attorney: Man who shot Oklahoma officers feared for his life

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man who shot two Tulsa police officers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was in fear for his life after the officers beat, kicked, pepper sprayed and shot him with a stun gun after a traffic stop, his at...

 

Governor signs bill allowing police to keep videos secret

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Kevin Stitt signed legislation Monday to allow law enforcement to keep from the public audio or video recordings showing an officer's line-of-duty death. The measure was drafted after Tulsa police were required under...

 
 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    April 17, 2022

Oklahoma governor seeks massive incentives to lure company

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Monday asked state lawmakers to approve a massive package of financial incentives, including tapping into the state's reserve funds, to help lure an unnamed company to the state. The first-term Repu...

 
 By WILL GRAVES    Sports    April 17, 2022

Five Alive! Oklahoma rallies to claim 5th national title

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma captured its fifth NCAA women's gymnastics title, rallying from last after the first rotation to the top spot at the end behind a stellar performance from junior Ragan Smith. The Sooners posted a team score of...

 

Kansas to set up weevil program, let drinkers roam at fair

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — New Kansas laws will make the state fair home to drinkers who roam and allow the state to tax each bale of home-grown cotton up to $2 to pay for efforts to get rid of the bug that ruins cotton crops. Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly...

 

Police identify two people killed in Wichita hit-and-run

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Two 20-year-old men were killed when the motorcycle they were riding in Wichita was hit by a driver who fled the scene, police said Monday. Levi Ward and Jacob Fowler died from injuries suffered early Saturday in Wichita,...

 

Washburn University president Farley to plans to retire

TOPEKA, Kan (AP) — Washburn University President Jerry Farley plans to retire after 25 years leading the school in Topeka, the university announced Monday. The university said Farley, who has been Washburn president since July 1, 1997, will retire...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    April 17, 2022

Wefald remembered as leader who made Kansas State 'relevant'

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Jon Wefald is being remembered as "a human dynamo," a Kansas State University president for more than two decades who increased its enrollment, improved academic programs and boosted research funding — while finally finding a...

 

3 sheriff's deputies shot, suspect killed in central Kansas

WINFIELD, Kan. (AP) — Three sheriff's deputies were wounded by gunfire and a suspect was killed during a shootout in central Kansas on Friday, law enforcement authorities said. Cowley County Sheriff David Falletti said the deputies were responding...

 

Abortion training under threat for med students, residents

For many U.S. medical students and residents seeking abortion training, options are scant and under threat. Within the past year, bills or laws seeking to stifle abortion education have been proposed or enacted in at least eight states. More are...

 

Judge rules Amazon must reinstate fired warehouse worker

A judge has ruled Amazon must reinstate a former warehouse employee who was fired in the early days of the pandemic, saying the company "unlawfully" terminated the worker who led a protest calling for Amazon to do more to protect employees against...

 

Zelenskyy: Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine has begun

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia launched its long-feared, full-scale ground offensive to take control of Ukraine's east on Monday, attacking along a broad front over 300 miles (480 kilometers) long, Ukrainian officials said in what marked the opening...

 

Migrant crossings spike as US plans to lift curb on asylum

WASHINGTON (AP) — Migrants attempted to cross the U.S.-Mexico border at the highest level in two decades as the U.S. prepares for even larger numbers with the expected lifting of a pandemic-era order that turned away asylum seekers. Immigration...

 

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