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 By Alan Fram    Regional    August 3, 2017

Bipartisan drive to pay health insurers faces Senate hurdles

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan Senate effort to continue federal payments to insurers and avert a costly rattling of health insurance markets faces a dicey future. The uncertainty shows that last week's wreck of the Republican drive to repeal the...

 

Why you may not need all those days of antibiotics

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) A recent article in the British Medical Journal set off a bit of a firestorm with its claim that “the antibiotic co...

 

Court complicates Trump's threat to cut 'Obamacare' funds

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's bold threat to push "Obamacare" into collapse may get harder to carry out after a new court ruling. The procedural decision late Tuesday by a federal appeals panel in Washington has implications for...

 

Arizona county bans paid gay conversion therapy for minors

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Pima County Board of Supervisors in Arizona approved a resolution banning paid sexual orientation "conversion therapy" of minors. The decision made Tuesday echoes decisions in nine other states that have made conversion the...

 

Sessions: US prosecutors will help addiction-ravaged cities

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Justice Department will dispatch 12 federal prosecutors to cities ravaged by addiction who will focus exclusively on investigating health care fraud and opioid scams that are fueling the nation's drug abuse epidemic,...

 

German automakers to give 5 million diesel cars new software

BERLIN (AP) — German automakers committed Wednesday to fitting over 5 million diesel cars in the country with updated software to reduce harmful emissions and to finance incentives for drivers to trade in older models, the transport minister said....

 

Police dog in south Arkansas died from trauma, sheriff says

MALVERN, Ark. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a police dog in Arkansas. The Hot Spring County Sheriff's Office says the dog, named Luky, died last month and that authorities initially believed the cause was heat-related. But...

 

High-profile lawyers targeted in Mexico spyware scandal

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's surveillance scandal widened Wednesday to encompass a pair of prominent human rights attorneys probing a multiple homicide case whose victims include a photojournalist and an activist. The internet watchdog Citizen Lab...

 

US test-launches unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force successfully launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile from California, the fourth such test this year. The 30th Space Wing says the Minuteman 3 missile launched at 2:10 a.m....

 

US and allies call Iran's recent rocket launch 'threatening'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and three Western allies are calling Iran's recent launch of a satellite-carrying rocket "a threatening and provocative step" that is "inconsistent" with a U.N. resolution endorsing the 2015 agreement to...

 

Is there finally some relief from annoying robocalls?

NEW YORK (AP) — For Michael Rizzo, answering the phone is too often a waste of time. His Sports City Pizza Pub in Buffalo, New York, depends on customers calling to order wings, pizza and potato skins. But much of the time, it's an automated...

 

Widow confirms open software pioneer was executed in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — A Palestinian-Syrian software pioneer has been executed in prison after being arrested five years ago by Syrian authorities in Damascus, his widow and colleagues said Wednesday, in what Amnesty International said was a "grim reminder...

 

Dinosaur fossil found on future site of mountain bike route

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Colorado government officials say they found a dinosaur fossil while they were conducting early surveys for a bike trail. The Daily Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/2wlUbBK ) experts believe the large lower leg bone...

 

No monsters here: officer helps girl search for boogiemen

For a year now, 4-year-old Sidney Fahrenbruch has wanted to be a police officer. She wears a specially sized police uniform and has brought officers candy on Halloween, pies at Thanksgiving and cookies for Christmas, according to her mom Megan...

 

Police solve 'mystery' of beheaded statue in Austrian town

VIENNA (AP) — Police in Austria thought vandals were responsible after a statue in a town square was beheaded. Their investigations came to an abrupt end Wednesday when they found out that the statue's creator was the culprit. Police in the town...

 

German court rules against 'Spaghetti Monster church'

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has ruled that local authorities are entitled to prevent a group calling itself the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster from advertising its "noodle Masses" at the entrance to an eastern town. It's standard practice...

 

Judge dismisses most of Title IX lawsuit against Haskell

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed most of a Title IX lawsuit filed against Haskell Indian Nations University by a former student who says she was treated unfairly and ultimately expelled after she reported she was raped in a dormi...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    August 3, 2017

Kansas prisons chief confirms staffing emergency at lockup

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' corrections secretary acknowledged Wednesday that he called a staffing emergency at a maximum-security prison in response to a union grievance, a move that allows the state to require officers to continue working shifts...

 

Appeals court ruling requires Kobach to testify under oath

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court ruling will force Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to answer questions under oath about plans to change U.S. election law. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday denied the Kansas...

 

Kansas guide sentenced for violating hunting laws

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The owner of a southeast Kansas hunting guide company pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for violating state and federal hunting laws. U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said in a news release that 35-year-old Josh Hedges, of...

 

Longtime Kansas ranch for troubled boys to be torn down

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Sedgwick County Commission had decided to tear down a longtime ranch for troubled boys. The commission voted Wednesday to approve contracts to remove asbestos and then demolish the Judge Riddel Boys Ranch near Goddard. The...

 

Ex-Lawrence orchestra conductor pleads in sex crime case

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A prize-winning orchestral conductor has pleaded no contest to crimes involving a 15-year-old. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Carlos Espinosa-Machado previously worked in Kansas and Missouri but is currently employed...

 

4 Oklahoma jail inmates charged in death of fellow inmate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Four inmates in the Oklahoma County Jail have been charged with manslaughter in the beating death of another inmate. Martaveous D. Gillioms, Hareth Hameed, Antonio D, Ligons and Todd A. Miller were charged with the...

 

Several small earthquakes recorded in central Oklahoma

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — At least five small earthquakes have been recorded in central Oklahoma by the U.S. Geological Survey. The quakes struck Tuesday night and Wednesday just east of Edmond, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) northeast of Oklahoma...

 

Oklahoma officer charged with husband's death in fatal crash

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma police officer has been charged with manslaughter for the death of her husband, a deputy sheriff, in an auto accident. Online court records show 24-year-old Cassandra Cookson of Tahlequah was charged Tuesday in...

 

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