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Oklahoma tribal leaders unite in gaming compacts stance

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Leaders of 29 Oklahoma tribal nations have sent a letter to Gov. Kevin Stitt saying they believe the current compacts governing tribal casinos in the state will automatically renew. The letter dated Tuesday and signed by 30...

 

Person of interest sought in fatal Oklahoma shooting

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police in Tulsa are seeking a person of interest in the fatal shooting of a man inside a south Tulsa apartment. Tulsa Police homicide Detective Jason White says authorities were notified about 12:15 p.m. Saturday that someone...

 

2 charged with providing heroin leading to Oklahoman's death

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted two McAlester residents for allegedly providing heroin to a person who died as a result of using the drug. Court documents show 31-year-old Callie Marie Woolsey and 41-year-old Darron Ray...

 

Officials: Airman killed, 3 injured in Wichita shooting

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities in south-central Kansas say a 20-year-old McConnell Air Force Base airman has been killed and three others injured in an east Wichita shooting. The shooting occurred around 2 a.m. Saturday at an apartment where a...

 

New Mexico chile plant selected to be grown in space

ESPAÑOLA, N.M. (AP) — It'll be one giant leap for chile-kind. A hybrid version of a New Mexico chile plant has been selected to be grown in space as part of a NASA experiment. The chile, from Española, New Mexico, is tentatively scheduled to be...

 

Another death tied to faulty care reported at Texas hospital

HOUSTON (AP) — Officials have reported another patient death in a Houston medical complex, the fourth such death in the last eight months due to apparent deficiencies in care. The Houston Chronicle reports the patient died at Ben Taub Hospital...

 

Brothers who sold deadly cantaloupe face Kansas hemp charges

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two brothers from Colorado whose contaminated cantaloupe killed 33 people and hospitalized many more in 2011 are facing drug charges in Kansas related to an industrial hemp shipment. Eric and Ryan Jensen grow industrial hemp...

 

Dickinson still working to mitigate flood risk after Harvey

DICKINSON, Texas (AP) — Crews are working to unclog tributaries and bayous snaking through Dickinson to reduce the risk of flooding nearly two years after Hurricane Harvey caused significant damage to the Houston suburb. The August 2017 storm dumpe... Full story

 

Plan halted to house migrant kids at Oklahoma Army base

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Officials say there is no longer a need to detain migrant children at an Oklahoma Army base and that preparations to house them there have stopped. Evelyn Stauffer, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human...

 

Amazon's new 'Making the Cut' is global in fashion, commerce

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Amazon Prime Video's "Making the Cut" isn't just about fashion, it's about worldwide commerce. Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke told a TV critics meeting Saturday that there's an international field of designers in...

 

Electric vehicles gain slow momentum in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Step on the accelerator in Capital Electric Cooperative's new Chevrolet Bolt and it, literally, bolts forward. "They're really snappy, quick and fun to drive," said Energy Services Supervisor Josh Schaffner as he demonstrated...

 

Trump's 'maximum pressure' campaign on Iran faces key test

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's "maximum pressure" campaign against Iran is at a crossroads. His administration is trying to decide whether to risk stoking international tensions even more by ending one of the last remaining components... Full story

 

Musician tip jar goes digital with Austin pilot program

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — No cash? No problem. Austin, Texas, is launching a pilot program that will let fans digitally tip their favorite musicians. The Austin American-Statesman reports the city is providing 10 artists with a DipJar, a device that...

 

The Latest: Fire north of Helena grows to about 100 acres

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on Montana wildfires (all times local): 11:33 a.m. Officials say a wildfire burning north of Helena has grown to around 100 acres (40 hectares). Lewis and Clark County Emergency Management officials said Saturday a b...

 

Food truck alliance offers free meals to homeless teens

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An alliance of food trucks in Spokane, Washington is offering free meals this summer to homeless students who normally rely on free and reduced-price school lunches during the school year. The pilot program gives free meals to...

 

Woman shares 'amazing story' of aliens in Kentucky

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — The story goes like this: On a hot summer night in August 1955, a farming family in the Christian County town of Kelly experienced an "invasion" from gray "little men." A shootout ensued, as well as a brief investigation...

 

Morgan Hurd inspires other young gymnasts to wear eyeglasses

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Morgan Hurd is such an inspiration for young American gymnasts — and anyone who wears eyeglasses and practices sports — that some have dressed up in leotards and her trademark glasses for Halloween. The costume surprised her...

 
 By John Leicester    Sports    July 28, 2019

How the Tour was won: 5 key stages of fabulous drama

PARIS (AP) — Before its damp-squib finish, with two last Alpine stages truncated by landslides and a hailstorm, the 2019 Tour de France thrilled — unusually — almost daily, guaranteeing that the three-week odyssey through Belgium and France wil...

 
 By Dennis Waszak    Sports    July 28, 2019

Jets' versatile backfield bunch should see plenty of action

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets will have a busy backfield this season. Le'Veon Bell is the star of the running backs group, of course. But, Ty Montgomery and Bilal Powell, and perhaps even Elijah McGuire and Trenton Cannon could all...

 

Average US price of gas down 2 cents per gallon to $2.81

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has dropped by 2 cents per gallon (3.8 liters) over the past two weeks to $2.81. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says Sunday that lower crude oil...

 

Driver investigated after striking, killing bicyclist

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether a driver who struck and killed a bicyclist in Kansas City was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. KMBC-TV reports that police say the driver went off the side of a road around 1...

 

2 charged with providing heroin leading to Oklahoman's death

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted two McAlester residents for allegedly providing heroin to a person who died as a result of using the drug. Court documents show 31-year-old Callie Marie Woolsey and 41-year-old Darron Ray...

 

Stephen County's Pathways set to take over Fiesta in Fuqua

DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) — Making sure every child has the needed supplies for the beginning of school is something Stephens County takes very seriously, which is why for more than a decade Fiesta in Fuqua has gone on to help families in need have some...

 

Despite calls to start over, US health system covers 90%

WASHINGTON (AP) — America's much-maligned health care system is covering 9 out of 10 people, a fact that hasn't stopped the 2020 presidential candidates from refighting battles about how to provide coverage, from Bernie Sanders' call for replacing...

 

Oklahoma mulling steps to curb missing Native American women

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Rebecca Ponkilla still remembers the last moment she saw her daughter. She hugged Ida Beard inside their El Reno home as her daughter's friends waited for her outside. Beard, 29, walked to a friend's house just blocks away,... Full story

 

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