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Judge orders officials to remove Julia Lynn from ballot

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A judge has ordered the Kansas Secretary of State's office to allow state Sen. Julia Lynn to remove her name from November's ballot so she can care for her ailing sister. The judge in Shawnee County found Friday that the Olathe...

 

From a stable job to a tent: A waiter's homeless struggle

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Lello has never been rich, but the 42-year-old could pocket $100 cash most weekend nights at the steakhouse chain where he waited tables. He always had enough money for groceries, his car and the modest Orlando...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump vs. Trump on virus; Biden missteps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Explaining his deceptive assurances about the pandemic, President Donald Trump suggested he was doing what Winston Churchill had done, soothing the public in a time of danger. That's not how it went down in World War II....

 

Oxford and AstraZeneca resume coronavirus vaccine trial

LONDON (AP) — Oxford University announced Saturday it was resuming a trial for a coronavirus vaccine it is developing with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, a move that comes days after the study was suspended following a reported side-effect in...

 

Rooftop alphorns power virus-safe concert in Germany

DRESDEN, Germany (AP) — Musicians have taken to the roofs of apartment blocs with alphorns in the German city of Dresden to perform a concert featuring distant harmonies at a time when cultural events have been disrupted by the coronavirus...

 

Pandemic chases 'Wonder Woman 1984' to Dec. 25

NEW YORK (AP) — Following the less-than-stellar theatrical debut of Christopher Nolan's "Tenet," Warner Bros. is delaying its next big release, "Wonder Woman 1984," to Christmas. The postponement Friday of the "Wonder Woman" sequel, which had been...

 

Uninvited Pigeon invades author Mo Willems' TV special

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mo Willems is very serious about the importance of being silly. That's apparent to the children and adults tickled by "There Is a Bird on Your Head!" or "We Are in a Book!" or any of the author and illustrator's other much-loved...

 

Oklahoma COVID-19 cases threatened game against Missouri St.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley confirmed after the No. 5 Sooners' opening victory over Missouri State that the game Saturday night had been jeopardy of being postponed or canceled because of the Sooners' COVID-19 cases. Earlier,...

 

Many Wichita bars ignoring local coronavirus curfew order

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Several Wichita bars and nightclubs have been ignoring the city's 11 p.m. coronavirus curfew, with one owner saying he has to do it for his business to survive. City and county officials say the venues that have been flouting...

 

Kansas City police investigate fatal shooting of 41-year-old

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police are investigating after a 41-year-old man was found dead inside an apartment in Kansas City, Kansas, on Sunday. Kansas City, Kansas, police spokesman Officer Dustin Dierenfeldt said officers were called to the...

 

ASU president alleges some bars violating COVID-19 protocols

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona State University President Michael Crow alleges several restaurant-bars near the school's Tempe campus have violated the safety protocols businesses must abide by to operate amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The Arizona Republic...

 

Oklahoma surpasses 900 reported COVID-19 deaths

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials reported six additional deaths from the coronavirus on Sunday as the state's death toll surpassed 900. The Oklahoma State Department of Health said the state's death toll is now at 905. Health...

 

Cities hope to build reservoir near Holy Cross Wilderness

HOMESTAKE CREEK, Colo. (AP) — A hundred miles from Colorado's Front Range house-building boom, field scientist Delia Malone dug her fingers into spongy high-mountain wetlands at the edge of the Holy Cross Wilderness. She found, about 15 inches...

 

Deer shot by teen may set new Kansas record for size

KIOWA COUNTY, Kan. (AP) — A 14-year-old Kansas girl may have set a new deer hunting record in the state with a buck she killed this month. Paslie Werth shot a 40-point whitetail buck while hunting on family property in Kiowa County with her...

 

Judge bars Postal Service from sending vote info in Colorado

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service on Sunday asked a federal judge in Colorado to reconsider an order barring it from continuing to distribute a mailer that the state says contains confusing information about Colorado's mail-in voting system....

 

Nvidia to buy rival chipmaker Arm from Softbank for $40B

Computer graphics chip company Nvidia said it plans to buy Britain's Arm Holdings for $40 billion, in a merger of two leading chipmakers. Santa Clara, California-based Nvidia and Arm's parent company, Japanese technology giant SoftBank, announced...

 

Whistleblower's claims on Russian interference fit pattern

WASHINGTON (AP) — A whistleblower's allegation that he was pressured to suppress intelligence about Russian election interference is the latest in a series of similar accounts involving former Trump administration officials, raising concerns the...

 

Bloomberg to spend at least $100M to help Biden in Florida

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is committing at least $100 million to help Joe Biden's presidential campaign in the crucial battleground state of Florida. Bloomberg's late-stage infusion of cash reflects Democrats'...

 

TikTok picks Oracle over Microsoft in Trump-forced sales bid

The owner of TikTok has chosen Oracle over Microsoft as its preferred suitor to buy the popular video-sharing app, according to a source familiar with the deal who was not authorized to speak publicly about it. Microsoft announced Sunday that its...

 

Sally set to become hurricane and threaten U.S. Gulf Coast

WAVELAND, Miss. (AP) — Tropical Storm Sally slowed down Sunday as it churned northward toward the U.S. Gulf Coast, increasing the risk of heavy rain and dangerous storm surge before an expected strike as a Category 2 hurricane in southern...

 

Taylor Swift returns to ACM Awards for 'Folklore' premiere

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country-turned-pop star Taylor Swift is coming back to her roots with a performance at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards. The nine-time ACM award winner will perform from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville,...

 

Wahoo woman donates hair to nonprofit for wigs

WAHOO, Neb. (AP) — Rich Joy was his sister's hero. "Ever since I was a baby, I always looked up to him," said Sally Klein of Wahoo. "He was always so sweet to me and he was always there whenever I needed him." It was rough when her brother died of...

 

Big 12 feeling blue after 0-3 weekend against Sun Belt

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Maybe the Big 12 Conference should have followed the lead of the Big Ten and Pac-12 and opted out of playing college football this fall. Or at least opted out of scheduling the Sun Belt. The lower-tier conference went 3-0...

 

Russell lifts Sporting KC past Minnesota, into West lead

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Johnny Russell scored in the 80th minute and Sporting Kansas City beat Minnesota United 1-0 on Sunday night to take the Western Conference lead. Minnesota (5-4-2) listed seven players not medically cleared for the match....

 

Oklahoma reports 869 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials on Monday reported 869 new confirmed cases of coronavirus but no new additional deaths from the disease caused by the virus. The latest numbers from the Oklahoma State Department of Health put the...

 

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