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Watson earns first-career GAC Runner of the Week honor

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - Southern Arkansas sophomore runner Cole Watson has been named the Great American Conference's Male Runner of the Week as announced by the league offices on Wednesday morning. The honor for the Bryant, Arkansas, native came after...

 

Vegas killer's girlfriend says he left her in the dark

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The girlfriend of the Las Vegas gunman said Wednesday she had no idea of the massacre he was plotting when he sent her on a trip abroad to see her family. Marilou Danley issued the statement after returning from her native...

 

White House seeks $29B for disaster aid, flood insurance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday asked Congress for $29 billion in disaster aid to cover ongoing hurricane relief and recovery efforts and to pay federal flood insurance claims. The request comes as the government is...

 

Some Republicans open to banning 'bump stocks' used in Vegas

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior congressional Republicans said Wednesday they are open to considering legislation banning "bump stocks" like the shooter in Las Vegas apparently used to effectively convert semi-automatic rifles into fully automated...

 

Trump-Russia collusion? Still investigating, senators say

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the Senate intelligence committee said Wednesday that they have not determined roughly nine months into their investigation whether Russia coordinated with the Trump campaign to try to sway the 2016 presidential electio...

 

Tillerson denies he weighed resigning or called boss 'moron'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared Wednesday he never considered resigning as President Donald Trump's top diplomat, disputing what he called "erroneous" reports that he wanted to step down earlier this year. After pointedl...

 

Mental health concerns in aftermath of Puerto Rico hurricane

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Locked out of his home and with nowhere else to go, Wilfredo Ortiz Marrero rode out Hurricane Maria inside a Jeep, which was lifted off its wheels by floodwaters in the parking lot. He then endured days without enough...

 

Parties fight over funding children's health insurance

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided House committee battled Wednesday over how to pay for an extension of a popular health insurance program for millions of low-income children, suggesting that congressional approval will take time despite growing...

 

Judge lets Trump's pardon of former Sheriff Arpaio stand

PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump's pardon of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's conviction for disobeying a court order in an immigration case will stand after a judge on Wednesday rejected arguments that it would encourage government officials to...

 

CIA Director says more agents being sent into field

WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director Mike Pompeo on Wednesday outlined his vision for more aggressive intelligence work around the world, saying he's sending more spies to the field and moving decision-making down the chain of command to better protect n...

 

Saudi king arrives in Moscow on historic 1st visit to Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — Saudi King Salman arrived in Moscow Wednesday on the first ever visit by a Saudi monarch to Russia. As part of the four-day trip, the king is due to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday for talks in the Kremlin...

 

Nuke deal hangs in balance as Trump plans Iran policy speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump could announce his secret decision on the future of the Iran nuclear deal next week. U.S. officials familiar with the president's planning said Wednesday he is preparing to deliver an Iran policy speech in...

 

Gene therapy helps boys with "Lorenzo's Oil" disease

The fledgling field of gene therapy has scored another win: An experimental treatment seemed to help boys with the inherited nerve disease featured in the movie "Lorenzo's Oil." Fifteen of the 17 boys treated in a study had no major disability two...

 

IS latches on to global attacks as it fights for survival

BEIRUT (AP) — Just hours after Stephen Paddock unleashed a hail of bullets on a country music festival in Las Vegas, the Islamic State group issued a flurry of statements claiming the 64-year-old gunman as one of its own. The quick responsibility c...

 

Nobel-winning technique like "Google Earth for molecules"

NEW YORK (AP) — Three researchers won a Nobel Prize on Wednesday for developing a microscope technique that lets scientists see exquisite details of the molecules that drive life — basically providing a front-row seat to study these tiny...

 

Vegas shooting renews debate on high-capacity ammo magazines

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The rapid-fire shooting that killed or injured hundreds of concertgoers in Las Vegas has highlighted the easy availability of ammunition magazines that allow shooters to fire dozens of shots without having to reload....

 

Tracker: Trump tops pope as most-followed leader on Twitter

GENEVA (AP) — President Donald Trump has passed Pope Francis to become the most-followed world leader on Twitter, a social media tracker says. Twitplomacy says Trump, with about 40 million followers, over the weekend took the top spot on its...

 

Senate bill to clear obstacles to self-driving cars advances

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation that could help usher in a new era of self-driving cars advanced in Congress on Wednesday after the bill's sponsors agreed to compromises to address some concerns of safety advocates. The Senate Commerce, Science and...

 

AP-NORC Poll: Low marks for Trump's Puerto Rico response

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are more likely to disapprove than approve of President Donald Trump's handling of the Puerto Rico hurricane relief effort. According to a poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, just 32...

 

Florida to seek death penalty against killer clown suspect

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against a woman accused of dressing up like a clown in 1990 and fatally shooting the wife of a man she later married. Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg...

 

O.J. Simpson: 'Nothing has changed' during prison stint

LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson says "nothing has changed" in his life during the nine years he spent behind bars. The former football star and actor made the comment to a reporter for paparazzi outlet Splash News. The reporter approached Simpson...

 

Oklahoma lawmakers mull high-speed rail system

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma lawmakers are studying the cost of a high-speed rail system that would link Tulsa and Oklahoma City. An interim study sponsored by Sen. Kevin Matthews, D-Tulsa, was presented Tuesday to the Senate Transportation...

 
 By KEN MILLER    Regional    October 5, 2017

Police: Oklahoma man threatened Las Vegas-style shootings

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma man has been arrested after threatening to carry out shootings in Oklahoma City and San Antonio similar to the mass shooting in Las Vegas, police said Wednesday. Roderick Lamar Robinson was arrested Tuesday on a...

 

Oklahoma man charged with manslaughter in Dennis Byrd death

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man has been charged with manslaughter almost a year after a collision killed former NFL player Dennis Byrd. Rogers County court records indicate the charge was filed Wednesday against 18-year-old Zachary Reed...

 

Investigation: Drug court rehabs survive on forced labor

Judges across the country are ordering defendants into recovery centers that are little more than work camps for private industry, an investigation by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting has found. The programs promise freedom from add...

 

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