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Donald Trump Jr. to campaign with Kobach next month

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's sons will be in Kansas next month to support Republican Kris Kobach's bid for governor. The Wichita Eagle reports that Donald Trump Jr. will attend a fundraiser on July 17 in Wichita in support...

 

Weather service: Eureka twister winds at least 136 mph

EUREKA, Kan. (AP) — The National Weather Service says the tornado that ripped through the Kansas town of Eureka carried winds of at least 136 mph. The weather service on Wednesday determined that the twister was an EF-3. The tornado touched down...

 

Pet snake goes for ride through recycling facility

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Aluminum, cardboard, plastic and glass weren't the only recycled goods passing by on the conveyor belts at the Waste Management facility in Surprise. 12 News (KPNX-TV) reported Wednesday that a 6-foot (1.8-meter) pet python...

 

Interior watchdog reviews Zinke's ties to Halliburton boss

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Interior Department's inspector general is looking into a complaint about a land deal that links Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and the head of energy services giant Halliburton in Zinke's hometown of Whitefish,...

 

Threats from US put new pressure on Iranian oil importers

Importers of Iranian oil are facing pressure from the United States to find another energy source or be hit with sanctions. The Trump administration is threatening other countries, including close allies such as South Korea, with the sanctions if...

 

AP Explains: Iran reopens uranium plant in its latest gamble

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says it has restarted production at a "major" uranium facility involved in its nuclear program, though it still pledges to follow the terms of the country's landmark atomic deal now under threat after President Donald Trump...

 

Retail gasoline prices in Texas drop 4 cents per gallon

COPPELL, Texas (AP) — Average retail gasoline prices both in Texas and across the country have declined this week. AAA Texas on Thursday reported that the average price at the pump statewide was $2.65 per gallon, down from $2.69 a week ago. The...

 

Nevada AG safe campus plan cites mobile app, 'red flag' laws

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hardening school campuses, encouraging students to report troubled classmates and having the Legislature look at so-called "red flag" laws to confiscate guns from people deemed to be a threat are among ways to make Nevada schools...

 

Arkansas teen convicted in fatal shooting of college student

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — An 18-year-old Fort Smith man has been convicted of murder in the fatal shooting of his next door neighbor. A Sebastian County jury on Wednesday convicted Dionte Parks of first-degree murder, aggravated robbery and...

 
 By Gerry Shih    Sports    June 29, 2018

Chinese court hands US football coach 4-year prison sentence

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court sentenced former American football player Wendell Brown to four years in prison Thursday for being involved in a bar fight, a punishment his lawyer and an activist called excessive. Brown, a native of Detroit who...

 

Senate passes farm bill, setting up clash on food stamps

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed a bill that makes modest modifications to existing farm programs while largely avoiding changes to food stamps, setting up a showdown with the House. The bill passed 86-11. The legislation renews farm...

 
 By Mike Stobbe    Regional    June 29, 2018

Romaine lettuce outbreak tied to contaminated canal water

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say tainted canal water appears to be the source of a national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce. About 200 people were sickened in the E. coli outbreak, which started in the spring. Five people...

 

Central Texas toddler's snake bite prompts concerns

ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Central Texas residents are expressing concerns about snake activity after a 1-year-old boy was hospitalized from a rattlesnake bite. The toddler is recovering after being bitten on the hand by a 1-foot-long (0.3-meter)...

 

Robot with artificial intelligence about to invade space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A robot with true artificial intelligence is about to invade space. The large, round, plastic robot head is part of SpaceX's latest supply delivery to the International Space Station. Friday's pre-dawn liftoff also...

 

Beyond politics: Facebook to release limited info on all ads

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says it will release more information on all advertisements running on its service. The move is part of a broader effort to encourage "transparency" in its operations. The company said Thursday that it will let everyone...

 

Trump choice to head IRS says he'll work for all taxpayers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under sharp questioning from some Democratic senators, President Donald Trump's choice to head the IRS promised on Thursday to work for the benefit of ordinary taxpayers in administering the massive new tax law. Charles Rettig is...

 

House Republicans grill FBI, Justice leaders on Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans accused top federal law enforcement officials Thursday of withholding important documents from them and demanded details about surveillance tactics during the Russia investigation in a contentious congressional hearing...

 

US judge orders immediate release of detained Brazilian boy

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge in Chicago on Thursday ordered the U.S. government to release a 9-year-old Brazilian boy who was separated from his mother at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying their continued separation "irreparably harms them both." Ju...

 

House backs $675 billion spending bill for Pentagon

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Thursday approved a $675 billion spending bill for the Defense Department that includes a 2.6 percent raise for the military. The 359-49 vote sends the bill to the Senate, where the Senate Appropriations Committee app...

 

Faster delivery of nearly everything is the next big thing

NEW YORK (AP) — Waiting is so yesterday. Shoppers increasingly want their orders to arrive at their doorsteps as soon as they click a button, whether it's a hot meal, groceries or a sofa. In response, retailers are betting big on delivery services...

 

More conservative court may weaken, not kill abortion rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Is Roe v. Wade really in peril? The worst fears — and highest hopes — excited by the prospect of a new Supreme Court justice may well be overblown. Democrats and liberal interest groups, gearing up for President Donald...

 

Trump-Putin meeting to follow NATO gathering at tense moment

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin firmed up plans Thursday to meet in Helsinki next month for a closely watching sit-down that will play out just days after what is likely to be a tense meeting between...

 

Putin: New Russian weapons decades ahead of foreign rivals

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin boasted about his country's prospective nuclear weapons Thursday, saying they are years and even decades ahead of foreign designs. Speaking before the graduates of Russian military academies, Putin...

 

JOHN ANDREW ANDERSON

Memorial services for John Andrew Anderson, 62, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June, 30, 2018, with Pastor John Clapp officiating. He was cremated at his request under the direction of Marshall Funeral...

 

Kansas student prepares for college with mobile food trailer

ST. JOHN, Kan. (AP) — Ramsey McVey poured colored syrup over shaved ice and handed out sno-cones to two tree service workers taking a break from the afternoon heat. She graduated from St. John High School in May, but selling sno-cones and other tre...

 

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