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Annual Chuckwagon Dinner at Beadles Nursing Home

Beadles Nursing Home's Annual Chuckwagon Dinner galloped off to a rip-roarin' start with a large number of family and friends joining in the celebration. Grub for the event began with Ranch Cracker...

 

Spain investigates missing imam, mysterious explosion

RIPOLL, Spain (AP) — A missing imam and a house that exploded days ago became the focus Saturday of the investigation into an extremist cell responsible for two deadly attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort, as authorities narrowed in on who...

 

Duke University removes damaged Robert E. Lee statue

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University removed a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee early Saturday after it was vandalized amid a national debate about monuments to the Confederacy. The university said it removed the carved limestone likeness before dawn...

 

Northwestern prof, Oxford staffer extradited to Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Two employees of elite universities charged in the fatal stabbing of a 26-year-old hair stylist were returned to Chicago early Saturday to face charges of first-degree murder in the brutal killing. Chicago police escorted fired...

 

Finland stabbings 'a likely terror act;' Ties to Spain eyed

HELSINKI (AP) — The knife attack in western Finland that left two people dead and seven others wounded is "a likely terror act," Finland's intelligence agency said Saturday, while police said Europol was investigating if it had any ties to deadly...

 

7 stabbed in Siberian attack; Russia skeptical of IS claim

MOSCOW (AP) — A knife-wielding man went on a stabbing rampage Saturday in a Siberian city, wounding seven people before police shot and killed him. The Islamic State's Aamaq news agency hours later claimed the attacker was "an Islamic State...

 

A look at US-S. Korea war games and how North might respond

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — America's annual joint military exercises with South Korea always frustrate North Korea. The war games set to begin Monday may hold more potential to provoke than ever, given President Donald Trump's "fire and fury"...

 

Colleges grappling with balancing free speech, campus safety

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — When Carl Valentine dropped off his daughter at the University of Virginia, he had some important advice for the college freshman: Don't forget that you are a minority. "She has to be vigilant of that and be concerned...

 

Louisiana high school student faces terrorizing charge

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy faces a terrorizing charge after he allegedly threatened to shoot a teacher and students at South Lafourche High School. Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre says the incident allegedly occurred on...

 

Iowa plant manager wants to convert food waste into fuel

MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — An eastern Iowa city is working to become the first in the state to convert food waste from restaurants, groceries and homes into renewable fuel for vehicles. Muscatine Water Pollution Control Director Jon Koch has been...

 

Professor works to save birds from building strikes

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Every spring and fall in the city of Chicago comes a strange and terrible sort of carnage: sidewalks littered with the carcasses of birds. Common birds, rare birds. Small birds, large birds. All victims of their anatomy,...

 

Kansas lawmaker Jim Ward announces gubernatorial run

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A top Democratic legislator, House Minority Leader Jim Ward, announced Saturday that he is joining a crowded field of candidates seeking to replace Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. Ward, an attorney from Wichita, has been an...

 

6 horses in Finney County contract equine infectious anemia

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Six horses at a Finney County facility will be euthanized after becoming infected with equine infectious anemia. The Kansas Department of Agriculture said in a news release Friday that it was contacted this month about a...

 

Former soldier sentenced for videotaping rape of 2-year-old

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A former Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier was sentenced to 20 years in prison after prosecutors said he videotaped himself raping a 2-year-old child with autism. The News Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2xehL3M ) 42-year-old...

 

Group aims to combat opioid epidemic on local scale

MANCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — Residents of a Vermont town who are fed up with the devastating impact of the nationwide opioid epidemic on their community have started an organization to help combat the problem. The group of Manchester citizens founded...

 

Judges in Ohio county hope IBM's 'Watson' helps manage cases

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — You've probably seen IBM's Watson talking on TV commercials, but Montgomery County is part of a pilot project that would put the lightning-fast, artificial intelligence system into the hands of judges across the country. Judge...

 

Teen suicides: The ones they left behind

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The memories of teenagers who died by suicide are closely guarded by those left behind. The smiles and laughter, the shared experiences, the first days at school and the last hours spent together are beacons for families of...

 

Woman comes to grips with early onset Alzheimer's

LITITZ, Pa. (AP) — Mary Read had been a nurse for years, using her extensive training to care for patients in nursing homes and doctors' offices. "But all of a sudden I was forgetting stuff," she says. "I didn't understand what the doctor wanted me...

 

Wear solar specs or make a viewer to safely watch eclipse

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Solar glasses are a must for safe viewing of Monday's total solar eclipse, the first to span coast to U.S. coast in 99 years. And parents beware: Eye doctors urge strict adult supervision for eclipse watchers under 16...

 

DNA lab reduces testing for missing people amid funding woes

DALLAS (AP) — Karen Stipes always believed her missing mother was "Mountain Jane Doe," buried unidentified in a paupers' cemetery deep in the woods outside Harlan, Kentucky. But without proof, it took nearly half a century and the development of...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    August 20, 2017

Kansas trial to examine bias claim against Kobach's office

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former employee in Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office alleges in a lawsuit headed to trial Monday that she was fired because she didn't go to church enough. Kobach — who until the middle of 2016 held after-hours...

 

Oklahoma sorting out replacements for RBs Perine, Mixon

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — In most cases, replacing two record-holders at one position would be cause for concern. Oklahoma feels as if it is reloading. The Sooners need to fill the slots left open when running backs Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon chose to...

 

Judge divides $100K to victims in 2015 Oklahoma parade crash

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — A Payne County judge has distributed $100,000 in insurance money to victims of a 2015 homecoming parade crash at Oklahoma State University that killed four people and injured dozens more. Associate District Judge Stephen...

 
 By CLIFF BRUNT    Sports    August 20, 2017

Oklahoma sorting out replacements for RBs Perine, Mixon

Norman, Okla. (AP) — In most cases, replacing two record-holders at one position would be cause for concern. Oklahoma feels as if it is reloading. The Sooners need to fill the slots left open when running backs Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon chose to...

 

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