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Lawrence students to restore photos damaged in tornado

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Students from two Lawrence high schools are offering to digitally restore print photographs that were damaged when a tornado tore through Douglas County. The large storm last month damaged trees, struck power lines and left a...

 

May precipitation sets all-time records in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — May was the wettest month in Kansas history. The Kansas State University Weather Data Library says average rainfall in May was 10.26 inches, the wettest month on records going back 125 years. The Kansas News Service reports the...

 

Judge sets hearing for suspect in Colorado school attack

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) — A judge on Friday set a preliminary hearing for one of two teens charged in a Colorado school shooting that killed one student and injured eight others. Judge Theresa Slade scheduled the Sept. 24-26 hearing for Devon...

 
 By SARA COELLO    Regional    June 9, 2019

Ex-classmates at all-black Dallas school gather to remember

DALLAS (AP) — Fifty years after desegregation separated classmates at Booker T. Washington Technical High School in Dallas, the class of 1969 turned its recent reunion into a belated convocation. The Dallas Morning News reports although some...

 

Thousands pour into Colombia as Venezuela reopens border

CÚCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Thousands of people crossed into Colombia on Saturday to buy food and medicine after Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro reopened a border between the countries that had been shut down for the past four months. Long lines...

 

US-China trade war sparks worries about rare minerals

PHOENIX (AP) — Rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China have sparked worries about the 17 exotic-sounding rare earth minerals needed for high-tech products like robotics, drones and electric cars. China recently raised tariffs to 25% on...

 

US carrier in Persian Gulf region sends clear signal to Iran

ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (AP) — Under a starry sky, U.S. Navy fighter jets catapulted off the aircraft carrier's deck and flew north over the darkened waters of the northern Arabian Sea, a unmistaken signal to Iran that the foremost symbol...

 

Scientists feel chill of crackdown on fetal tissue research

WASHINGTON (AP) — To save babies from brain-damaging birth defects, University of Pittsburgh scientist Carolyn Coyne studies placentas from fetuses that otherwise would be discarded — and she's worried this kind of research is headed for the chop...

 

Hemp farmers, CBD producers hopeful for industry boom

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Hemp and CBD producers are hopeful about the future of the industry in Arkansas. The first batch of CBD has been processed from the first legal hemp harvest in the state, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. Hemp is a...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the credit and blame game

WASHINGTON (AP) — The apportioning of credit and blame went awry in President Donald Trump's remarks over the past week. He hailed pristine air quality that isn't, placed responsibility on Mexico for the entire U.S. drug problem and told Puerto...

 

Lost Texas hiker rescued after week in Arkansas wilderness

MENA, Ark. (AP) — Searchers have found a Texas man who went missing last weekend while hiking alone in a remote area of Arkansas. Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer says 38-year-old Joshua McClatchy, of Fort Worth, was dehydrated but in good spirits...

 

Attempt at Great Salt Lake to break float record falls short

MAGNA, Utah (AP) — A gathering at the Great Salt Lake in hopes of making it into the record books fell way short. Utah park officials invited people to a beach on the lake's south end Saturday in an attempt to set the world record for the largest...

 

Mexico: Country has 'dignity intact' after US tariff deal

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said he was reluctantly prepared to slap retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods if negotiators in Washington had failed to strike a deal, addressing a boisterous celebratory rally Sa...

 

Mexico-US tariff deal: Questions, concerns for migration

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As Washington and Mexico City both took victory laps Saturday over a deal that headed off threatened tariffs on Mexican imports, it remained to be seen how effective it may be and migration experts raised concerns over what it...

 

Sex abuse crisis tops agenda as Southern Baptists convene

The Southern Baptist Convention gathers for its annual national meeting Tuesday with one sobering topic — sex abuse by clergy and staff — overshadowing all others. Inside the meeting hall in Birmingham, Alabama, delegates representing the...

 

5-year-old girl paralyzed by rape shocks Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — At first no one knew why the 5-year-old girl could no longer move her legs or control her urine. For months she lay on the ground, unable to walk or play. Some in the community blamed witchcraft but the real reason...

 

Fraley hits two homers as Arkansas defeats Tulsa 11-7

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Jake Fraley hit two of the Arkansas Travelers' season-high five home runs in an 11-7 win over the Tulsa Drillers on Sunday. With the victory, the Travelers swept the four-game series. Evan White, Jordan Cowan and Nick Zammarelli...

 

Storms in Oklahoma cause power outages, street flooding

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Severe storms are moving through central and southeastern Oklahoma, causing power outages and resulting in Oklahoma City firefighters responding to at least 15 high water assist calls. Heavy rainfall, high winds and hail...

 

Tulsa officials warn residents about stench after flooding

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa health officials are cautioning residents to be aware of the natural stench that comes as the water continues to recede after last week's historic flooding. State experts said the smells can be mold decay, odors with...

 

Man who stole items from church won't face burglary charge

WELLINGTON, Kan. (AP) — A state appeals court says that a Kansas man who stole items from a Catholic church in Wellington won't face burglary charges because the church was open. The Wichita Eagle reports the Kansas court decided that the 2017...

 

Plant in central Kansas to produce more wind turbines

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A Spanish renewable energy company's plant in central Kansas is upping its capacity to manufacture wind turbines. The Siemens Gamesa plant in Hutchinson could primarily make one type of turbine three years ago, but the...

 

Entire state under moderate risk of West Nile infections

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas health officials say every county in the state is at moderate risk of West Nile virus infections. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Friday no human cases have been reported as of May 25. The virus can...

 

Protesters burn tires, block roads in Haiti, at least 1 dead

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Thousands of protesters denouncing corruption blocked roads and paralyzed much of the Haitian capital Sunday as they demand the removal of President Jovenel Moise. At least one person was reported killed. Demonstrators...

 

Average US price of gas drops 9 cents per gallon to $2.84

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline dropped 9 cents per gallon (3.8 liters) over the past three weeks, to $2.84. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says Sunday that lower crude oil prices...

 

Iran gears up for high-stakes diplomacy amid tension with US

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As its nuclear deal with world powers unravels amid heightened tensions with the U.S., Iran will see a week of high-stakes diplomacy capped by the first visit of a Japanese prime minister to Tehran since the...

 

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