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K-State settles on Thompson as starter at QB ahead of UTSA

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Skylar Thompson and Alex Delton spent an entire season, then a full offseason, pitching a back-and-forth battle for the starting quarterback job at Kansas State. All along, Bill Snyder said he would play both of them. That...

 

Missouri trooper hospitalized after man fights during arrest

GARDEN CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 19-year-old man is facing multiple charges after injuring law enforcement officers while they were trying to arrest him. The Cass County Sheriff's office says a Missouri State trooper suffered serious injuries and a...

 

Wichita OKs $81 million for new Triple-A baseball stadium

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita city officials have approved spending up to $81 million to build a new ballpark for a Triple-A baseball franchise. The council on Tuesday approved a plan that will also pay $2.2 million to the Wichita Wingnuts to break...

 

Manhattan flooding damaged hundreds of dwellings

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Manhattan officials say flood waters that inundated the college town over the Labor Day holiday weekend damaged 106 buildings and 381 homes and apartment units. The Manhattan Mercury reports that local entities haven't yet...

 

Kansas man charged with election fraud can remain on ballot

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas panel has ruled that a suburban Kansas City man who is charged with election fraud can remain on the November ballot. The Kansas City Star reports that the state objections board issued its ruling Monday in the case...

 

Driver strikes, kills toddler while backing out of driveway

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a driver has struck and killed a toddler while backing out of the driveway of a suburban Kansas City home. The Kansas City Star reports that police say the 18-month-old was hit Monday afternoon in Olathe. The...

 

Nielsen: Election security among biggest security threats

ST. LOUIS (AP) — U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says risks to election security are now among the "principal security threats" facing the country. Nielsen spoke Monday at a summit on election security in suburban St. Louis. The...

 

Colorado linebacker finds balance between football and faith

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Davion Taylor might have been great in high school, if he had played in games, rather than just practiced with his team. Hard to really know. The hints of the hybrid linebacker's talent, however, may just be presenting...

 

Colorado objects to Trump administration's public land rules

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Tuesday the Trump administration is not giving the public nearly enough time to comment on plans to drill for oil and gas on vast tracts of public land In a letter to the U.S. Bureau of Land...

 

'Big and vicious': Hurricane Florence closes in on Carolinas

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Motorists streamed inland on highways converted to one-way evacuation routes Tuesday as about 1.7 million people in three states were warned to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a hair-raising storm taking dead aim a...

 

Hurricane could flood many waste sites, creating toxic brew

The heavy rain expected from Hurricane Florence could flood hog manure pits, coal ash dumps and other industrial sites in North Carolina, creating a noxious witches' brew of waste that might wash into homes and threaten drinking water supplies....

 

Technology and energy companies help send US stocks higher

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rallied Tuesday as technology companies continued to recover from their recent losses. The approach of Hurricane Florence sent home improvement retailers and gas prices higher. The Department of Energy said it's seeing s...

 

Trump rollback would ease rules on climate-changing methane

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved closer Tuesday to rolling back Obama-era rules reducing oil and gas industry leaks of methane gas, one of the most potent agents of climate change. The Environmental Protection Agency formally...

 

Ex-CEO of Texas fracking sand company gets 15 years in scam

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The former CEO of a Texas fracking sand company must serve 15 years in federal prison over a $6 million Ponzi scheme that also landed an ex-lawmaker behind bars. Stanley Bates was sentenced Tuesday in San Antonio. The...

 

New Mexico AG critical of rolling back methane rules

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is criticizing the Trump administration's move to roll back rules intended to reduce methane leaks from oil and gas operations. Balderas, a Democrat, issued a statement Tuesday...

 

2 small earthquakes rattle parts of north-central Oklahoma

PERRY, Okla. (AP) — Two earthquakes recorded within less than one minute of each other have rattled an area of northern Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says each of the earthquakes was recorded Tuesday about 16 miles (27 kilometers)...

 

AP Interview: Iran nuclear chief hopes deal will survive

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's nuclear chief said Tuesday he hopes Tehran's landmark atomic deal with world powers will survive President Donald Trump withdrawing the U.S. from it, warning the Islamic Republic's program stands ready to build advanced c...

 

Trump: Storm response in Puerto Rico 'incredibly successful'

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a powerful hurricane bearing down on the southeast coast, President Donald Trump on Tuesday turned attention back to the federal government's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico a year ago, deeming it "incredibly...

 

O'Malley: Voters want to hear more about issues than Trump

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O'Malley said Tuesday that voters in this year's midterm election want to hear more about "kitchen table" economic issues like health care and college costs than they do about...

 

Active shooter study: Semi-automatic rifles more deadly

CHICAGO (AP) — Active shooters with semi-automatic rifles wound and kill twice as many people as those using weapons that don't self-load, although chances of dying if hit in either type of assault are the same, a new analysis shows. Researchers...

 

Agency seeks anti-lock brakes on all new US road motorcycles

DETROIT (AP) — A federal safety agency is recommending that all new motorcycles built for road use in the U.S. have anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control as standard equipment. The National Transportation Safety Board voted 5-0 on Tuesd...

 

Apple expected to unveil bigger, pricier iPhone on Wednesday

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is expected to unveil its biggest and most expensive iPhone on Wednesday as part of a lineup of three new models aimed at widening the product's appeal amid slowing sales growth. Most of the buzz is swirling around a...

 

Hurricane Florence has ingredients that make experts worry

WASHINGTON (AP) — To whip up a monstrous storm like the one chugging for the Carolinas you need a handful of ingredients — and Florence has them all. Warmer than normal sea temperatures to add energy and rain to a storm. Check. A wind pattern...

 

Labrador dog named Lucy saves Oregon man from sex conviction

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The discovery of a black Labrador named Lucy led to the unraveling of a criminal case Monday against an Oregon man who had begun serving a 50-year prison sentence. Joshua Horner, a plumber from the central Oregon town of...

 

Man buys Slim Jims for his dog, lottery ticket, wins $10M

FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man will be living large thanks to his decision to buy some Slim Jims for his dog. New York Lottery officials say Monday that 73-year-old Dale Farrand recently won the $10 million prize on a Cash Spectacular...

 

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