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'Shocking and horrifying': Israel destroys AP office in Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli airstrike on Saturday destroyed a high-rise building that housed The Associated Press office in the Gaza Strip, despite repeated urgent calls from the news agency to the military to halt the impending attack. AP called...

 

Police: Suspect in Leavenworth fatal shooting surrenders

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A 21-year-old suspect in last week's fatal shooting of a Leavenworth, Kansas, man surrendered Friday to authorities, police said. The suspect, whose identity was not immediately disclosed, faces a charge of first-degree...

 

Police arrest sister of Wichita woman who was fatally shot

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police arrested the sister of a 40-year-old woman who was found fatally shot on Saturday inside a Wichita home. Joy Wilson, 34, of Wichita was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder stemming from the shooting of Shawna...

 

Kansas company to pay $15,000 for unsolicited telemarketing

WICHITA (AP) — Genesis Health Clubs in Wichita has agreed to pay $15,000 in civil penalties and fees for making unsolicited telemarking calls to consumers on the Kansas do-not-call registry. The consent agreement with Genesis Health Clubs...

 

Pipeline operator says "normal operations" have resumed

ATLANTA (AP) — The operator of the nation's largest gasoline pipeline — hit on May 7th by a ransomware attack — announced Saturday that it has resumed "normal operations," delivering fuel to its markets, including a large swath of the East...

 

Israel stages new round of heavy airstrikes on Gaza City

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli warplanes unleashed a series of heavy airstrikes at several locations of Gaza City early Monday, hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled the fourth war with Gaza's Hamas rulers would rage...

 

Crews battle Los Angeles wildfire that forced evacuations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A smoky wildfire churning through a Los Angeles canyon community gained strength Sunday as about a thousand residents remained under evacuation orders while others were warned they should get ready to leave, authorities said....

 

Police: Missing Texas tiger has been found safe, healthy

HOUSTON (AP) — A tiger that frightened residents after it was last seen briefly wandering around a Houston neighborhood has been found after a nearly week-long search and appears to be unharmed, police said. In a short video tweeted by Houston...

 

Afghan cease-fire ends amid calls for fresh peace talks

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A three-day cease-fire marked by violent attacks — most claimed by the Islamic State group — ended Sunday in Afghanistan amid calls for renewed peace talks between the government and Taliban. Taliban political...

 

New Mexico ACLU sues over treatment of immigrant detainees

ESTANCIA, N.M. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico and the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center on Friday sued a private prison company over the treatment of nine immigrant detainees at the Torrance County Detention Center. The...

 

Biden meets DACA recipients in immigration overhaul push

President Joe Biden met Friday with six immigrants who benefited from an Obama-era policy that protected those brought to the U.S. illegally as children. The president is trying to turn attention toward overhauling the nation's immigration laws, but...

 

'There was no going back': Migrants send kids into US alone

LA JOYA, Texas (AP) — Marely had traveled for 13 days, trekking with her mother from Central America to the busiest corridor for illegal U.S.-Mexico border crossings. Then, as the 12-year-old Salvadoran girl got on an inflatable raft to cross the...

 
 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    May 16, 2021

Republican lawmakers seeks review of death row conviction

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican lawmaker in Oklahoma who supports the death penalty said Monday he and several of his GOP colleagues are seeking an independent investigation into the conviction of death row inmate Richard Glossip. In a letter sta...

 
 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    May 16, 2021

Oklahoma governor announces end to extra unemployment money

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma will end a $300-a-week supplemental unemployment benefit next month, Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Monday. To incentivize unemployed people to return to the work, Stitt said the state will offer a $1,200 stipend for the...

 
 By CLIFF BRUNT    Sports    May 16, 2021

Strange losing season finally over for Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder finally can move on from the strangest of seasons. A franchise that had missed the playoffs just once in the previous 11 seasons finds itself in the draft lottery with a 22-50 record. It was the...

 

Former Oklahoma prisons boss picked for county jail trust

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The former head of Oklahoma's prison system was appointed Monday to the Oklahoma County Jail Trust. The Oklahoma County Board of Commissioners announced Joe Allbaugh would fill a vacancy on the nine-member panel, which was...

 

Man charged in Leavenworth shooting death

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Leavenworth man has been charged with first-degree murder in a fatal shooting in Leavenworth on May 4. Cordell Marqueise Stewart, 21, was charged Monday in the death of 31-year-old Floyd Ross Jr., Leavenworth County...

 

Weekend rains lead to flash flooding in parts of Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Parts of Kansas are cleaning up after weekend storms brought flash flooding, along with pockets of wind and lightning damage. Residents of the north-central Kansas town of Natoma were assessing damage on Monday, a day after a...

 

Fatal house explosion in Holton caused by propane leak

HOLTON, Kan. (AP) — A propane leak is believed to be the cause of a home explosion that killed a man and seriously injured his wife in rural Holton last week. Jackson Co. Sheriff Tim Morse said Monday a great deal of propane from a nearby tank...

 

Kansas chamber cuts ties with US group for endorsing Davids

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Chamber of Commerce has cut ties with its national counterpart over the national group's support last year for reelecting the only Democrat in the state's congressional delegation. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    May 16, 2021

Kansas lawmaker faces 3 battery charges over school incident

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas House member was charged Monday with three counts of misdemeanor battery, accused of having made "rude, insulting or angry" contact with two teenage students in a classroom while working as a substitute teacher. The...

 

Trapped cat rescued from undercarriage of Isaac Yiadom's car

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Firefighters in Florida were called to rescue a cat — not out of a tree, but from the undercarriage of a car owned by New York Giants cornerback Isaac Yiadom, officials said. Rescue workers responded to Yiadom's home...

 

Man charged in gender reveal blast that rocked nearby towns

KINGSTON, N.H. (AP) — A man was charged Monday for an explosive gender reveal party that was heard by nearby residents in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Anthony Spinelli, of Kingston, was charged with disorderly conduct, police said. It wasn't...

 

Biden raises cease-fire, civilian toll in call to Netanyahu

President Joe Biden expressed support for a cease-fire between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers in a call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, but stopped short of demanding an immediate stop to the eight days of Israeli...

 

Arizona Republicans fight back against election fraud claims

PHOENIX (AP) — The top Republicans in Arizona's largest county gave an impassioned defense of their handling of the 2020 election Monday, calling on fellow members of the GOP and business leaders to speak out against an unprecedented partisan elect...

 

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