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Man gets prison for shooting boyfriend of child's mother

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the 2016 shooting of the boyfriend of his child's mother. The Kansas City Star reports that 27-year-old Daniel Wilson was sentenced Thursday in Jackson County...

 

Weather Service: Weak tornado hit rural southeast Kansas

DOUGLASS, Kan. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that a weak tornado touched down Friday afternoon in a rural area near Douglass in southeastern Kansas. Television station KWCH reports that an EF-0 tornado, with winds from 65 mph...

 

New downtown Wichita complex could host culinary arts school

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A new culinary arts program could be in the works for downtown Wichita in a partnership among three centers of higher education. Wichita State University, WSU Tech and Butler Community College are in talks but have yet to...

 

Seized tiger, lion pelts donated to 2 Kansas zoos

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Tiger and lion pelts seized from wildlife traffickers have been donated to zoos in Topeka and Wichita. U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said Friday that his office donated pelts that were seized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

 

Toxic plants suspected of killing cows in Four Corners

SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — Ranchers in northwestern New Mexico suspect toxic plants, used in Navajo and Hopi religious ceremonies, are responsible for the recent deaths of more than a dozen cows. At least 15 cows from different herds in the Shiprock...

 

Students are brewing moonshine, and career opportunities

NEW STRAITSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The smoke from a coal seam fire once obscured the smell of stills in the hollows of southern Perry County near New Straitsville, hiding the odors of moonshine creation from the revenuers hoping to shut them down. One...

 

Trump downplays North Korean missile tests

TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump is downplaying recent North Korean missile tests, tweeting from Tokyo that they're not a concern for him — even though they are for Japan. Trump says, "North Korea fired off some small weapons, which disturbed...

 

Judge blocks Trump from building sections of border wall

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump from building key sections of his border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency, delivering what may prove a temporary setback on one of his high...

 

Mike Pence: West Point grads should expect to see combat

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence told the most diverse graduating class in the history of the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday that the world is "a dangerous place" and they should expect to see combat. "Some of you will join the...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and a tale of 2 sheets of paper

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump held up and read from a sheet of paper in the Rose Garden this past week as he argued he's been hounded by investigators in the Russia probe for no reason. "Nearly 500 search warrants," says the page, from...

 

Trump opens state visit, needles Japan over trade issues

TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Japan on Saturday by needling the American ally over its trade imbalance with the United States. "Maybe that's why you like me so much," he joshed. Trump also promoted the U.S. under his...

 

Albinism pageant in Zimbabwe joyfully breaks down prejudice

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Ayanda Sibanda, a model with albinism, has invariably been called "yellow" or "white" by friends and even some relatives. But she hardly recalls anyone referring to her by her actual race. "I am black, that's what I...

 

Nepal's record-setting Everest guide returns as a hero

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Family, friends and supporters welcomed a veteran Sherpa guide upon his return to Nepal's capital on Saturday, days after his 24th climb of Mount Everest extended his record. After flying back from Everest to Kathmandu,...

 

Oklahoma governor surveys damage from tornado that killed 2

EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has toured the area where two people were killed by a tornado over the weekend, saying it was "just unbelievable that anybody could survive." Stitt traveled Monday to El Reno, a city about 25 miles...

 
 By David A. Lieb    Regional    May 26, 2019

AP: Flood buyout costs rise as storms intensify, seas surge

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...

 

Coming home: Navajo to get treaty that ended imprisonment

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A 150-year-old document that allowed Navajos to return to their homeland in the Four Corners region where Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado meet is destined for a permanent home at the tribe's museum. Navajos had been...

 
 By Sean Murphy    Regional    May 26, 2019

Spotlight on Oklahoma for start of trial for opioid makers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is poised to become the first state to go to trial in a lawsuit against the makers of pharmaceuticals blamed for contributing to the nation's opioid crisis. Although several states have reached settlements with drugmak...

 

More showers raise flooding fears in Oklahoma, Arkansas

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Soaked areas of Oklahoma and Arkansas are forecast to receive more rain, increasing flooding concerns along the already swollen Arkansas River. Tulsa County officials say some residents west of Tulsa have already evacuated...

 

The Latest: 2nd apparent tornado hits Oklahoma near Tulsa

EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on tornadoes that touched down in Oklahoma (all times local): 1:45 p.m. The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down in the Tulsa area early Sunday, damaging structures, uprooting trees and toppling...

 
 By Josh Dulaney    Regional    May 26, 2019

Oklahoma City man receives a Ph.D. by using hip-hop research

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Stevie "Dr. View" Johnson wants to elevate the lives of young people of color, one beat, one rhyme and one doctorate degree at a time. A 29-year-old music producer from Longview, Texas, who put roots down in Oklahoma City with...

 

Stroud restaurant owners selling business via essay contest

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — For anyone who has a goal of owning their own business, the opportunity to actually do so can be challenging. From either not having the finances or not knowing how to get started, becoming self-employed can be a long...

 

Tornadoes rake 2 Oklahoma cities, killing 2 and injuring 29

EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — A tornado leveled a motel and tore through a mobile home park near Oklahoma City overnight, killing two people and injuring at least 29 others before a second twister raked a suburb of Tulsa more than 100 miles (160...

 

Historic flooding predicted along Arkansas River

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Residents in parts of Arkansas were preparing for what meteorologists on Sunday predicted will be the worst flooding in recorded history along parts of the Arkansas River over the coming week. The National Weather Service...

 

Discipline or treatment? Schools rethinking vaping response

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A glimpse of student athletes in peak physical condition vaping just moments after competing in a football game led Stamford High School Principal Raymond Manka to reconsider his approach to the epidemic. His school tradition...

 

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