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Immigration rally held in southwestern Kansas' Dodge City

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — Quiet reflection, not bullhorns and chants, was seen at a rally to protest the Trump administration's immigration policies in southwestern Kansas. About 100 people turned out Saturday for a rally in Dodge City, Kansas....

 

Ex-Kansas teacher gets probation in student sex case

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A former teacher at Gardner Edgerton High School has received a suspended prison sentence and three years' probation for having sexual contact with a student. The Kansas City Star reports that 45-year-old Todd Burd was ordered...

 

Police: 3 dead in 3 separate shootings overnight in Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police in the southern Kansas city of Wichita are investigating the deaths of three people in separate shootings overnight. Police said Saturday that the first happened around 12:30 a.m., when officers were called to hospital...

 

Report: Many child trafficking victims end up detained

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A newspaper investigation has found that one in five victims of possible child trafficking in Kansas are placed in juvenile detention, a process that experts say hampers the effort to heal them. The Wichita Eagle obtained data...

 

University: Kansas organization left $70K in unpaid bills

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas organization that received public funding to host a Junior Olympics event last year has left more than $70,000 in unpaid bills. University of Kansas Spokesman Joe Monaco told The Lawrence Journal-World that Lawrence...

 

Judge sets hearing on wannabe candidate's lawsuit

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has set a hearing for next week to hear arguments on the request by a Massachusetts man seeking to put his name on the Republican primary ballot for attorney general. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren will take...

 

Trump claims Saudi Arabia will boost oil production

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that he had received assurances from King Salman of Saudi Arabia that the kingdom will increase oil production, "maybe up to 2,000,000 barrels" in response to turmoil in Iran and...

 
 By TERRY FREI    Regional    July 1, 2018

Book focuses on trailblazing Colorado missionary physician

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — They are characters in a book now. But before that, they were characters in history. Bobby, however, soaked up all the rumors like a little sponge. "What will they look like, Mom?" Dorothy heard his question but had lost the...

 

Wisconsin farmers work on grass-fed, locally grazed meat

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Todd Carr's family has been trucking eggs, beef, pork and chicken from their Hollandale farm to market in Madison for the past 22 years. Not long ago, at a winter farmers' market downtown, a young customer approached Carr's...

 

Thriving after depression: Why are scientists ignoring good outcomes?

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Jonathan Rottenberg, University of South Florida and Todd Kashdan, George Mason University (THE CONVERSATION) In the wake of suicides...

 

Missouri physicians warn against bug-borne diseases

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri residents should be on the lookout for diseases caused by mosquito, flea and tick bites, according to a recent report. The 12-year study by the Centers for Disease Control found that bug-borne diseases have more than...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's week of faulty claims: MS-13, Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn't willing to embrace the truth when it comes to immigration, violence and MS-13 gangs. In speech after speech, he links weak border enforcement to pervasive crime and the "vile gang MS-13," with his admi...

 

New Mexico district tapped for 'rolling study halls' program

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Google is partnering with the Santa Fe public school district to give students with long commutes the ability to ride buses outfitted with Wi-Fi and an onboard tutor. Democratic U.S. Congressman Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico...

 

Protesters flood US cities to fight Trump immigration policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — They wore white. They shook their fists in the air. They carried signs reading: "No more children in cages," and "What's next? Concentration Camps?" In major cities and tiny towns, hundreds of thousands of marchers gathered...

 

Melania Trump seeing lots, saying little at migrant centers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump lit up when a 3-year-old boy darted out of "Family Unit 8" at a migrant center in Tucson, Arizona. "Hello!" said the first lady, brightening amid the semicircle of eight cells in a short-term holding center for...

 

Evangelical leaders downplay potential Roe v. Wade reversal

NEW YORK (AP) — For evangelical Christian leaders like Jerry Falwell Jr., this is their political holy grail. Like many religious conservatives in a position to know, the Liberty University president with close ties to the White House suspects...

 

Roberts may hold key vote as Supreme Court moves right

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts is the Supreme Court's new man in the middle. It's just that the middle may have moved well to the right. The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy means Roberts probably will be the conservative...

 

US ambassador to Estonia resigns over Trump comments

HELSINKI (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Estonia has resigned over frustrations with President Donald Trump's comments about the European Union and his treatment of Washington's European allies. In a private Facebook message posted Friday, James D. M...

 
 By David A. Lieb    Regional    July 1, 2018

Trump's own tariffs make it harder to rebuild infrastructure

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — President Donald Trump wants to rebuild the nation's transportation infrastructure. He also wants to strengthen the U.S. steel industry through tariffs on imports. But that second goal could make it more costly to...

 

Thailand cave rescue efforts pick up pace as flooding eases

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The effort to locate 12 boys and their soccer coach missing in a cave in Thailand for a week picked up pace Saturday, as a break in the rain eased flooding in the system of caverns and more experts from around the world...

 

Texas A&M facing criticism over sexual misconduct cases

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — As Texas A&M University faces backlash from current and former students over its handling of sexual assault allegations, records since 2003 show that 20 students were allowed to continue attending classes after the...

 

Report: Tulsa superintendent told teachers to change grades

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Education reports that investigators found "a lack of institutional control" at a charter school in Tulsa, including the school superintendent once using the intercom to tell teachers to change...

 

3.1 magnitude earthquake recorded in central Oklahoma

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.1 magnitude earthquake has been recorded in central Oklahoma. There were no immediate reports of damage. The agency says the earthquake was recorded at 9:58 p.m. on Saturday, about 8 miles...

 

Iran asks OPEC to 'refrain' from unilateral production hikes

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Sunday asked fellow OPEC members to "refrain from any unilateral measures" to increase oil production beyond the 1 million additional barrels of crude a day it already agreed to, a warning to Saudi Arabia after...

 

At another small paper, community ties are personal

HOUMA, La. (AP) — The news of the bloody attack came from a newspaper more than 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) away, but not unlike their own, with deep ties to their town stretching back more than a century. At The Courier in Houma, amid the...

 

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