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Mountain lion fatally struck trying to cross LA freeway

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A male mountain lion who successfully crossed a 10-lane freeway in Los Angeles two months ago has been struck and killed on the same section of the freeway. A National Park Service ranger said the 4-year-old big cat known as...

 

Western Kansas congressman opens Senate bid to block Kobach

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Western Kansas' congressman launched a Senate campaign on Saturday, pitching himself to fellow Republicans as a pragmatic conservative who can keep the seat in GOP hands by thwarting immigration hardliner Kris Kobach's bid for...

 

SC, Kansas GOP scrap 2020 presidential preference votes

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republican leaders in South Carolina and Kansas have voted to scrap their presidential nominating contests in 2020, while party officials Nevada were deciding whether to follow suit as the GOP erects more hurdles for the long...

 

Alaska ferry system to stop winter service to nearby island

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska ferry system has released a new schedule that stops service to and from Kodiak Island in the winter, officials said. The Alaska Marine Highway System announced the schedule Thursday, but it does not list ferry...

 

US mass shooters exploited gaps, errors in background checks

Most mass shooters in the U.S. acquired the weapons they used legally because there was nothing in their backgrounds to disqualify them, according to James Alan Fox, a criminologist with Northeastern University who has studied mass shootings for...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and Democrats mangle science

WASHINGTON (AP) — Science took a beating in the political arena this past week as President Donald Trump sowed confusion about Hurricane Dorian's path and Democratic presidential candidates rang false alarms about the air we breathe. Trump found...

 

The Latest: Dorian expected to weaken before Canada landfall

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Weather forecasters in Canada say Hurricane Dorian is expected to lose strength when it makes landfall near Halifax. Dorian strengthened Saturday to a Category...

 

Wrong anthem played for Albania before match against France

PARIS (AP) — In an embarrassing mix-up, the wrong national anthem was played for Albania before it faced France in a European Championship qualifier on Saturday. Players looked bemused as they realized it was the wrong anthem — Andorra's,...

 

A bottle of rosé instead? Tap water turns pink in NY capital

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — That's not rosé flowing from your faucet. The tap water in parts of New York's capital is turning pink, but officials say it's perfectly safe to drink. The Albany Water Department says the coloration seen Saturday is the...

 

Freedom woman critically injured

A Freedom woman was critically injured in a roll-over crash in Ellis County Saturday. Tara Kay Jones, 38, of Freedom, was transported by Ellis County EMS to Arnett where she was air lifted by Air Evac and taken to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City....

 

Goldbugs lose season opener to Thomas 33-26

The Alva Goldbugs opened football season at Thomas-Fay-Custer Friday night. The Class 2A Goldbugs came away with a loss, 33-26, against the powerhouse Class A team. Both teams are relatively young wit... Full story

 

Rangers tame Tigers in football season opener

ADA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State football team used a dominating defensive performance to conquer East Central, 21-13, on the road on Thursday at Norris Field in Koi Ishto Stadium. The Red and Black moves to (1-0), while ECU falls to (0-1)...

 

Northwestern Soccer blanks Oklahoma Christian 3-0 in opener

EDMOND, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State soccer opened the season with a 3-0 victory over Oklahoma Christian University Thursday. This is the first time Ranger soccer started the season 1-0 since 2011. "Obviously it's great to start the season...

 

Rangers drop two at Kathleen Brasfield ASU Invitational

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s current volleyball record is deceiving as the Rangers played well through their first two games at the Kathleen Brasfield ASU Invitational. The Rangers took their first loss to opponent...

 

Tulsa runs all over San Jose State in 34-16 win

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Shamari Brooks ran for 140 yards and a touchdown to help Tulsa roll to a 34-16 victory over San Jose State on Saturday night. It was the ninth 100-yard career game for Brooks. T.K. Wilkerson added 92 yards rushing on 15...

 

Sanders, Wallace lead Okla. St. to big win over McNeese

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Spencer Sanders believed that it was his fault that Oklahoma State was unable to move the ball on its first two possessions Saturday night, and put it on himself to turn the Cowboys' potent offense around. On the third...

 

Hurts throws 3 TD passes, No. 4 Oklahoma routs South Dakota

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma worked out a few kinks against an overmatched South Dakota squad. Jalen Hurts passed for 259 yards and three touchdowns in just over two quarters and fourth-ranked Oklahoma rolled past the Coyotes 70-14 on Saturday...

 

Tulsa Transit provides a glimpse of new Aero bus station

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Bus Rapid Transit systems are often sold as providing the speed and convenience of rail service without the cost and time required to construct a rail system. That was evident on a recent Monday morning when one of Tulsa's Aero...

 

Deputies find 3 people dead in eastern Oklahoma residence

BEGGS, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Oklahoma say three people found dead in an eastern Oklahoma residence all sustained gunshot wounds. The Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office says the victims were discovered about 3 p.m. Saturday in Beggs,...

 

Man reels in rifle while fishing at Texas lake

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — It's not the usual catch of the day. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that a man who was fishing on Saturday at a North Texas lake reeled in something unusual: a semi-automatic rifle. Police say the man had been...

 

In a jiu-jitsu studio, kids grapple with insecurity

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — On a steamy summer morning in Memphis, students spanning decades in age filed into Stardust Jiu Jitsu, a small gym space that faces Sam Cooper Boulevard in the Binghampton area. On a black mat custom-cut to fit a slim space,...

 

32-mile trail system planned for South Carolina county

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Plans for a trail system would connect 32 miles across upstate South Carolina, in what a health-promotion group is calling the Daniel Morgan Trail System. The plan by Partners for Active Living will connect current trails...

 

Woman reunited with ring lost over 30 years ago in Oklahoma

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — A ring that was lost in a local lake more than 30 years ago was recently returned with its owner. Giovanna Hasty said her sister, Mary Walling, lost her ring while she was swimming in Carlton Lake at Robbers Cave State Park...

 

San Antonio Fire Department to form task force on hoarding

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Fire Department says it's working to form a task force to help identify people in hoarding situations around the Texas city. The San Antonio Express-News reports all four fire fatalities this year in the city...

 

Old-fashioned harvest: Preserving past using horses, mules

COLFAX, Wash. (AP) — Harvest time in eastern Washington usually brings out tractors, trucks and other modern machinery as farmers bring in their crops. But on one parcel of farmland, plowing, planting and harvesting is still done the old-fashioned...

 

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