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Mock funeral for dog held in South Korea on 'dog meat day'

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Activists wore dog masks and held a mock canine funeral during their protests against dog meat consumption in South Korea on Thursday, the first of three "dog meat days" in the country. Under a traditional calendar, Thursd...

 
 By Sean Murphy    Regional    July 17, 2020

Oklahoma moving inmates from private prison in Cushing

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has announced plans to move about 1,400 inmates out of a medium-security private prison in Cushing that has been the site of some of the state's worst prison violence in recent years. The...

 

Still no remains in search for Tulsa massacre victims

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The search for the remains of victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre continued for a fifth day Friday, and although the excavation at a cemetery in the city has yet to yield human remains, those involved remained optimistic....

 

Oklahoma COVID-19 cases rise by 699, fewer hospitalized

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's daily coronavirus report showed Friday that 699 more people have tested positive, and seven more people have died. Meanwhile, the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus,...

 

Kansas has new record COVID-19 spike, 1,000+ cases in 2 days

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas reported Friday that it saw more than 1,000 new novel coronavirus cases over the previous two days, again giving the state its worst seven-day spike since the pandemic began. The state has seen a resurgence in reported ca...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    July 17, 2020

Kansas congressman forced to leave committees after charges

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A freshman Kansas congressman facing felony criminal charges over previously listing a UPS Inc. postal box as his residence on a state voter registration form has been forced to temporarily give up his House committee...

 

Wichita man pleads guilty in hallucinogenic mushroom case

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man has pleaded guilty to growing hallucinogenic mushrooms in his home, federal prosecutors for Kansas said. Corey Logan, 35, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to manufacturing a controlled substance, prosecutors said. In...

 

Rural Kansas electric coops get federal coronavirus relief

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Fearing what the coronavirus might do to the power industry, six electric cooperatives in Kansas applied and received up to $20 million total in loans as part of the federal Paycheck Protection Program. "It looked pretty...

 
 By ANDREA KLICK    Regional    July 17, 2020

Pandemic poses challenges beyond classroom for some

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Even though the school year for Gwen Benegas' son was scheduled to continue through May, his education essentially ended when the district transitioned its classes online this March. During a normal school year, her son...

 

Biden: Science, not politics, should decide school reopening

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden on Friday unveiled a plan to reopen schools in the era of coronavirus, seeking to establish federal safety guidelines that he says will be based on science and not on political pressure for the country to arbitrarily...

 

Iowa meth kingpin is 3rd executed by US government this week

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. government on Friday put to death an Iowa chemistry student-turned-meth kingpin convicted of killing five people, the third execution by the federal government in a week. Dustin Honken, who prosecutors said killed...

 

Chinese executives get 'pre-test' injections in vaccine race

BEIJING (AP) — In the global race to make a coronavirus vaccine, a state-owned Chinese company is boasting that its employees, including top executives, received experimental shots even before the government approved testing in people. "Giving a he...

 

Vermont State Police recover, return shotgun stolen in 1994

SWANTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police troopers have returned to its rightful owner a shotgun stolen during a burglary in 1994 in the town of Albany. Police say they learned Monday that a shotgun found to be in possession of a Swanton resident...

 

Personal assistant charged in dismembered tech CEO's killing

NEW YORK (AP) — A personal assistant arrested Friday in the death and dismemberment of a 33-year-old tech entrepreneur was believed to have owed his boss a "significant amount of money," New York City police said. Tyrese Haspil faces a murder charg...

 

Republicans eye sweeping shield from coronavirus liability

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new plan from Senate Republicans to award businesses, schools, and universities sweeping exemptions from lawsuits arising from inadequate coronavirus safeguards is putting Republicans and Democrats at loggerheads as Congress rec...

 

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ CLAIM: A photo...

 

Pentagon bans Confederate flag in way to avoid Trump's wrath

WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of wrangling, the Pentagon is banning displays of the Confederate flag on military installations, in a carefully worded policy that doesn't mention the word ban or that specific flag. The policy, laid out in a memo...

 

New studies clarify what drugs help, hurt for COVID-19

Fresh studies give more information about what treatments do or don't work for COVID-19, with high-quality methods that give reliable results. British researchers on Friday published their research on the only drug shown to improve survival -- a chea...

 

Taliban make big changes ahead of expected talks with Kabul

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban have put the son of the movement's feared founder in charge of their military wing and added several powerful figures to their negotiating team, Taliban officials said. The shake-up, one of the most significant in...

 

Vatican indicates support to exhume babies at Irish home

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has indicated its support for a campaign to provide a proper Christian burial for hundreds of babies and toddlers by first exhuming their bodies from the grounds of a Catholic-run Irish home for unwed mothers. The...

 

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