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Kansas agrees to pay $1.03M for wrongful conviction

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has agreed to pay $1.03 million to a man who spent nearly 16 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of the 1999 kidnapping, rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl. Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced in a news...

 

Bill targets vaccine misinformation amid measles outbreak

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas is partnering with two Midwestern Democrats to fight the spread of misinformation about vaccines in the face of measles outbreaks across the nation. The Kansas City Star reports Roberts...

 

Kansas police kill man who fired shots in standoff with them

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police in Kansas say a man who was firing gunshots inside an apartment has been shot and killed by officers after they tried to get him to surrender. Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay says officers responding to a report of...

 

Maine company wants to turn cow poo into gas to heat homes

CLINTON, Maine (AP) — A natural gas distribution company in Maine plans to get into the production side of things with a poop-to-gas renewable energy project to heat homes. Summit Utilities is partnering with Maine's dairy industry through...

 

Someone breaks into home, takes nothing, gives it good scrub

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Whoever broke into a Massachusetts man's home last week didn't take a thing. They did, however, leave the house spotless. Nate Roman tells The Boston Globe that when he returned to his Marlborough home from work May 15,...

 

ISO affirmation: Trump has aides vouch that he's 'very calm'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sometimes even the president of the United States needs somebody to vouch for him. No, Trump insisted Thursday, he did not have a temper tantrum a day earlier when he cut off a White House meeting with congressional Democrats afte...

 

Trump moves to escalate investigation of intel agencies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed the U.S. intelligence community on Thursday to "quickly and fully cooperate" with Attorney General William Barr's investigation of the origins of the multi-year probe of whether his 2016 campaign...

 

Congress on cusp of delivering long-overdue disaster aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday passed a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill by a broad bipartisan vote, but only after Democrats insisted on tossing out President Donald Trump's $4.5 billion request to handle an unprecedented...

 

Trade impasse: Trump pledges $16B to farmers; markets slump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump rolled out another $16 billion in aid for farmers hurt by his trade policies, and financial markets shook Thursday on the growing realization that the U.S. and China are far from settling a bitter,...

 

US charges WikiLeaks founder with publishing classified info

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a case with significant First Amendment implications, the U.S. filed new charges Thursday against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, accusing him of violating the Espionage Act by publishing secret documents containing the...

 

Pentagon proposing troop reinforcements in Mideast

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Thursday outlined proposals to the White House that would send military reinforcements to the Middle East to beef up defenses against Iran amid heightened tensions in the region. President Donald Trump, speaking...

 

NASA's first-of-kind tests look to manage drones in cities

RENO, Nev. (AP) — NASA has launched the final stage of a four-year effort to develop a national traffic management system for drones, testing them in cities for the first time beyond the operator's line of sight as businesses look in the future to...

 

GOP, Democrats team up to address surprise medical bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — Plunging ahead despite paralyzing partisanship in the nation's capital, senior lawmakers of both parties Thursday proposed legislation to tackle surprise medical bills and other concerns, from prescription drug costs to uneven...

 

Yes or No: Who's in charge? Power struggles roil Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dozen times, Rep. Ayanna Pressley asked the witness for a yes or no answer on housing policy. Not once did Ben Carson, President Donald Trump's housing secretary, give her one. Instead, he mocked her: "Yes or no, can you ask me...

 

Golf: Sensational spring propels OC to highest finish in Heartland Commissioner's Cup

WACO, Texas (May 24, 2019) – A stellar spring that saw Oklahoma Christian win two conference titles and finish as the league runner-up in another sport propelled OC to its highest-ever finish in the final standings for the Heartland Commissioner's...

 

Rogers State Opens Up 2019 NCAA Track & Field Championships

KINGSVILLE, Texas – The Rogers State Track & Field team opened up the NCAA Championships on Thursday with the preliminary rounds of the 4x100-meter relay and the 100-meter dash. Alfred Thomas had a strong showing in the 100-meter dash, but fell...

 

Golf: Wonder Boys fall to West Florida in National Quarterfinal

DANIELS, W. Va. — Arkansas Tech fell to No. 3 West Florida 5-0-0 in the NCAA Men's Golf Division II National Quarterfinals at the Resort at Glade Springs. All Wonder Boys started on hole 10. Francois Jacobs led by two strokes halfway through and...

 

Harding baseball: Ryder Yakel Receives NCBWA Honorable Mention All-Central Region

SEARCY – Harding junior Ryder Yakel received 2019 National College Baseball Writers' Association honorable mention All-Central Region honors as a relief pitcher Thursday. Yakel, a native of Lakin, Kansas and transfer from Garden City Community...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    May 24, 2019

Bodies in submerged Missouri vehicle bring storm toll to 9

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The bodies of a man and a woman were discovered Friday in a submerged vehicle near the Mississippi River in Missouri, bringing the death toll to nine from storms that have ravaged the central U.S. this week and threaten major...

 
 By David A. Lieb    Regional    May 24, 2019

Cost of buying out flood-prone homes: $5B and rising

MOSBY, Mo. (AP) — The residents of this small riverside town have become accustomed to watching floods swamp their streets, transform their homes into islands and ruin their floors and furniture. Elmer Sullivan has replaced his couch, bed and telev...

 

Attorney general seeks to rework Medicaid expansion petition

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court should reject a proposed petition to expand Medicaid because the summary contradicts the body of the petition concerning income eligibility for the public health insurance program, according to the...

 

Oklahoma governor signs $8.1B budget, state's largest ever

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed the state's largest-ever appropriations bill, an $8.1 billion spending plan that funds pay raises for teachers and state workers and pumps tens of millions more dollars into public schools....

 

Feds defer prosecution of Kansas online gamer in hoax case

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas online gamer whose dispute over a $1.50 bet sparked a hoax call that resulted in police shooting a man who lived at his old address has struck a deal with prosecutors that could allow the charges against him to be...

 

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