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Shawnee Mission district to settle sexual assault lawsuit

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — The Shawnee Mission School District will settle a lawsuit that alleged school officials didn't act when a male student was repeatedly accused of sexual offenses before he assaulted a student in a middle school classroom....

 

LaTurner hires former Watkins' campaign manager in 2020 race

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Republican congressional candidate Jake LaTurner has hired the former campaign manager of U.S. Rep. Steve Watkins, his opponent in the race for the GOP nomination in the 2nd District. LaTurner announced Wednesday that...

 

Wichita-area district prepares to sue over e-cigarettes

GODDARD, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita-area school district plans to sue the makers, distributors and sellers of electronic cigarettes and vaping products, which has become a "growing crisis" because of its popularity with students, officials said....

 

Body, submerged vehicle found in northeast Kansas lake

HILLSDALE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have found a body and submerged vehicle in a northeast Kansas lake. The Kansas City Star reports that the Miami County Sheriff's Office and firefighters responded Wednesday morning to Hillsdale Lake after a...

 

Man charged with second-degree murder in beating death

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of beating another man in a Wichita grocery store parking lot has been charged with second-degree murder after the victim died from his injuries two weeks after the attack. Thirty-five-year-old Steven Speakman...

 

Ohio State denied request to trademark 'The' for merchandise

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University has lost its fight to trademark the word "The." The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office turned down the university's request to trademark "The" when used as part of the school's name on university...

 

450 miles of border wall by next year? In Arizona, it starts

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — On a dirt road past rows of date trees, just feet from a dry section of Colorado River, a small construction crew is putting up a towering border wall that the government hopes will reduce — for good — the flow of immigrants...

 

Report: Justify failed drug test before Triple Crown run

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times says Justify won the 2018 Triple Crown after a failed postrace drug test at a California track that could have kept the horse out of the Kentucky Derby. The newspaper reported Wednesday that Bob Baffert-trained...

 

18 years later, America vows to 'never forget' 9/11

NEW YORK (AP) — People who were too young on 9/11 to even remember their lost loved ones, and others for whom the grief is still raw, paid tribute with wreath-layings and the solemn roll call of the dead Wednesday as America marked the 18th...

 

Supreme Court allows broad enforcement of asylum limits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American immigrants from seeking asylum in the United States. The justices' order late Wednesday temporarily...

 

Government plans to ban flavors used in e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government will act to ban thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes, President Donald Trump said Wednesday, responding to a recent surge in underage vaping that has alarmed parents, politicians and health authorities...

 

Ministry had growing empire before forced-labor charges

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Southern California ministry whose leaders are charged with using deadbolt locks to detain homeless residents and making them turn over panhandling money was no fly-by-night operation. Imperial Valley Ministries was known in the...

 

Tentative list of the missing in Bahamas has 2,500 names

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — An estimated 2,500 people are listed as missing in the Bahamas in Hurricane Dorian's aftermath, the government said Wednesday. But it cautioned that the names had yet to be checked against the rosters of people evacuated...

 

Trump denies ordering NOAA to rebuke forecasters over Dorian

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday denied instructing an aide to urge a federal agency to repudiate weather forecasters who contradicted his claim that Hurricane Dorian could hit Alabama. Trump responded to a New York Times...

 

Tentative opioids settlement falls short of nationwide deal

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A tentative settlement announced Wednesday over the role Purdue Pharma played in the nation's opioid addiction crisis falls short of the far-reaching national settlement the OxyContin maker had been seeking for months, with...

 

Tornado hits South Dakota hospital: 'All are safe and sound'

When the warning sounded shortly before midnight that a tornado could be approaching, the clock turned into a stopwatch for staff members working the night shift at a behavioral health center at a Sioux Falls hospital. "We had 10 minutes to wake up...

 

A gene-editing first: scientists tried CRISPR to fight HIV

Scientists are reporting the first use of the gene-editing tool CRISPR to try to cure a patient's HIV infection by providing blood cells that were altered to resist the AIDS virus. The gene-editing tool has long been used in research labs, and a Chin...

 

Friendly fire: In trade fights, Trump targets US allies, too

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has risked turmoil in the financial markets and damage to the U.S. economy in waging his trade war with China, America's top strategic rival. But Trump hasn't exactly gone easy on America's friends, either....

 

Water, temperature right for life at another star's planet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — In a tantalizing first, scientists have discovered water at a planet outside our solar system that has temperatures suitable for life. Two research groups announced this week that they've found water vapor in the...

 

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