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Oklahoma State adds Cunningham to coaching staff

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State has hired Cannen Cunningham as an assistant basketball coach. Cunningham, a former SMU star, spent last season at Tulane as the associate director of video operations under Mike Dunleavy Sr. He was...

 
 By Ben Felder    Regional    June 26, 2019

Hundreds of Oklahoma inmates using federal funds for college

HOMINY, Okla. (AP) — Darrell Elliott carried a crate of lavender flowers out of the greenhouse into the direct sunlight, taking advantage of a break from a recent string of spring storms that left northeast Oklahoma soggy and humid. Wearing an...

 

Order stops OKC school board from discussing member conduct

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A member of the Oklahoma City School Board has obtained a court order preventing the board from discussing his conduct. The Oklahoman reports that board member Charles Henry obtained a temporary restraining order against board...

 

Oklahoma Supreme Court declines to take liquor lawsuit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court says a lower court should first consider a case brought by a group of liquor wholesalers who are challenging a change in the state's alcohol laws. The court rejected the request Monday to immediately...

 

Kansas man sentenced to nearly 49 years in toddler's death

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has been ordered to spend nearly 49 years in prison in the fatal beating of his girlfriend's toddler who died several months after state welfare officials received reports that he was being abused. KSNW-TV reports...

 

4-seat plane lands on its belly at Wichita airport

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say no one was hurt when a pilot landed a four-seat plane on its belly at a Wichita airport. The Wichita Eagle reports that emergency crews were called around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday after the 1966 Mooney M20C landed...

 

More tips sought on third anniversary of woman's killing

ASSARIA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are asking for more information about the killing of a Kansas dog breeder on the third anniversary of her death. The Kansas Bureau of Information said in a news release that it's followed up on hundreds of leads in...

 

Police apprehend ex-worker who threatened shooting in caves

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have apprehended a fired worker who is accused of threatening a shooting in Kansas City's massive subterranean network of businesses housed in old limestone mines. Police said Tuesday in a tweet that they found...

 

Man convicted in shooting that killed 3 in downtown Lawrence

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A man was convicted Tuesday in a shooting that killed three people in a popular downtown area of a Kansas college town. Anthony Roberts Jr., 22, of Topeka, was found guilty of two counts of first-degree felony murder, one...

 

Leader of Wichita drug ring sentenced to 15 years

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 54-year-old Wichita man who admitted he led a drug ring has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Federal prosecutors announced that Daniel Nicholson was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute...

 

Trial site chosen for suspect in 2018 Texas school shootings

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A teenager accused in the fatal shooting of 10 people at his Houston-area school faces trial 45 miles (72.42 kilometers) from where the attack happened. A judge in Galveston County has moved the capital murder trial of...

 

Arkansas school using a drug dog to address substance abuse

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Fouke Public School District recently introduced its new canine officer, named Major, at the school. Major is a narcotics detection canine. "This is primarily a deterrent for our students who are into drugs and substance...

 

Texas teen sentenced for school shooting that wounded girl

WAXAHACHIE, Texas (AP) — A teenager who opened fire last year at a Texas high school, seriously wounding a 15-year-old girl, has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. Eighteen-year-old Chad Anthony Padilla (pa-DEE'-yah) was sentenced Monday after...

 

A look at the US economic plan for the Palestinians

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is kicking off a two-day conference in Bahrain to build support for the economic portion of his Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, which has met with...

 

US government investigating poultry price-fixing claims

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. government is investigating price-fixing charges against the country's biggest poultry companies. The Department of Justice tipped its hand last week when it requested a temporary halt to discovery proceedings in a 2016...

 

Expensive medical devices proving its worth in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Building a successful medical device startup is more expensive and time-consuming than building other types of small businesses, but the potential return on investment is higher, according to founders and investors in...

 

Scientists successfully transfer 1st test tube rhino embryo

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Europe said Tuesday they've successfully transferred a test tube rhino embryo back into a female whose eggs were fertilized in vitro, as part of an effort to save another nearly extinct sub-species of the giant horned...

 

House Democrats told they're too focused on impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats convened privately Tuesday to discuss campaign issues and heard a sobering assessment: They're seen as too focused on impeachment of President Donald Trump and voters are not hearing enough about their work on...

 

Missouri's only abortion clinic continues fight over license

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's only abortion clinic on Tuesday asked a state panel for an extension to continue providing abortions after its license is set to expire Friday. The state health department last week refused to renew the St. Louis...

 

E-bikes encounter rocky road to approval despite popularity

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Gordon Goodwin and his wife are rediscovering their passion for bicycling in their senior years thanks to new electric-assist bikes. The electric motors provide a gentle kick, making it easier for them to pedal up hilly...

 

Blind children in Chile get solar eclipse experience

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A group of children at a Chilean school for the blind used sound and braille Tuesday to experience conditions that resemble a total solar eclipse. The project at the Hellen Keller school in Santiago comes a week before a...

 

Illinois becomes 11th state to allow recreational marijuana

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' new governor delivered on a top campaign promise Tuesday by signing legislation making the state the 11th to approve marijuana for recreational use in a program offering legal remedies and economic benefits to min...

 

Powell says economy facing growing uncertainties

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday the outlook for the U.S. economy has become cloudier since early May, with rising uncertainties over trade and global growth causing the central bank to reassess its next move...

 

Accelerating exoplanet discovery using chemical fingerprints of stars

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Stars are born when huge clouds of dust and gas collapse in on themselves and ignite. These clouds are made up of...

 

Scientists warn Alabamians of yellow jacket super nests

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Scientists are cautioning Alabamians to be on the lookout for yellow jacket super nests. Researchers say milder winters combined with an abundant food supply allow some colonies to survive later in the year and grow to the...

 

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