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Big Ten, Pac-12 pull plug on fall football amid pandemic

A crumbling college football season took a massive hit Tuesday as the Big Ten and Pac-12, two historic and powerful conferences, succumbed to the pandemic and canceled their fall football seasons. Five months almost to the day after the first spikes...

 

Empire Petroleum Corporation Announces a Joint Development Agreement with Petroleum Independent & Exploration LLC

TULSA, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 11, 2020-- Empire Petroleum Corporation ("Empire") (OTCQB:EMPR) announced today that it has completed an equity transaction and a field level debt issuance, fully funding a substantial workover/recompletion program...

 

Oklahoma deputy fatally shoots man after brief chase

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A northeastern Oklahoma sheriff's deputy fatally shot a man who tried to grab another deputy's gun following a brief chase early Tuesday, a sheriff said. The chase began when a deputy tried to stop the man for having no rear...

 

Body found in 1986 in Kansas creek was California woman

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A beaten body found 34 years ago in a Kansas creek has been identified as a Los Angeles woman, authorities announced Tuesday. Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan said the woman, long referred to as "Mrs. Molly," was Robin Ann...

 

Police say 2 killed, another injured in Topeka shooting

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two people were killed and another person injured in a late-night shooting at a Topeka mobile home park, police said. Officers were called to the mobile home park around 10:15 p.m. Monday and found three people with gunshot...

 

Walker finds skeletal remains in southeast Kansas

MCCUNE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the discovery of decomposed human remains in rural southeast Kansas. The Crawford County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that someone found the skeletal remains Monday while out on a walk....

 

ClassWallet Awarded Contract by State of Oklahoma to Distribute Federal Funds Supporting Private School Tuition and Educational Needs of Low-Income Families During COVID-19

MIAMI and OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ClassWallet has been awarded a contract from the office of Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt to implement its innovative fintech platform to help distribute $18 million in federal funds to support...

 

Oklahoma governor donates plasma after coronavirus recovery

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Several members of Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt's staff, along with five state lawmakers, have recovered from the coronavirus and have agreed to donate plasma to help other virus patients recover, Stitt's office announced on Tuesd...

 

'Black Lives Matter' sign in Tulsa defaced with blue paint

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A "Black Lives Matter" street sign in Tulsa that has been the cause of ongoing tension has been vandalized amid national calls for racial justice. Community members repainted the sign Sunday after it was defaced with a line of...

 

Strong winds 'likely' toppled train in western Oklahoma

GAGE, Okla. (AP) — A BNSF Railways train derailment in western Oklahoma was "likely" caused by wind gusts of up to 70 mph (113 kph), National Weather Service meteorologist Phillip Ware said Tuesday. The strong winds and the derailment both...

 

US attorney experiencing 'tidal wave' of cases after ruling

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Federal prosecutors from as far away as New York and Florida are helping the U.S. attorney in Tulsa, Oklahoma, deal with what he described Tuesday as a "tidal wave" of new cases resulting from a recent U.S. Supreme Court...

 

Sisolak signs business liability and worker protection bill

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak signed legislation Tuesday expanding workplace safety protections for hotel and casino employees and shielding businesses that follow health directives from coronavirus-related lawsuits. "It's about...

 

Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, first Black woman

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party's presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters...

 

Rising star in Detroit departs suddenly for Silicon Valley

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The chief financial officer at General Motors, Dhivya Suryadevara, is trading Detroit for Silicon Valley in a surprise departure to join the payments startup Stripe. A rising star in the auto sector, Suryadevara became...

 

Fox news, business cable channels to stream internationally

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Fox News and Fox Business channels are going international. A digital streaming service with the pair will launch in Mexico on Aug. 20, expanding to Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom on Sept. 17, Fox News Media said...

 

Jolie seeks removal of private judge in Pitt divorce case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angelina Jolie asked Monday that the private judge overseeing her divorce from Brad Pitt be disqualified from the case because of insufficient disclosures of his business relationships with one of Pitt's attorneys. In a filing in...

 

Egg producer gouged prices when pandemic hit, lawsuit says

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the country's largest egg producers illegally inflated prices when the pandemic hit New York, taking in $4 million as it charged up to four times more per carton, state Attorney General Letitia James charged in a lawsuit...

 

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