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Northwest Domestic Crisis Services celebrates 10 years in Alva and new coordinator

The vision of many years ago to protect victims of domestic violence and sexual assault became reality when Northwest Domestic Crisis Services, Inc., started in Woodward. Then, through old-fashioned...

 

Mann Named Defender of the Week

SHAWNEE – Oklahoma Baptist women's soccer player Reagan Mann was honored as the Great American Conference's Defender of the Week, the conference office announced Tuesday afternoon. The award comes just one day shy of a year since the sophomore...

 

Rabo Picks Up Third GAC Player of the Week Honor

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – SWOSU Soccer's Alimata Rabo has been named the Great American Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the third time this season, tying the number of the times she was awarded the honor last year during her freshman campaig...

 

NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driver

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The pilot in the deadliest hot air balloon crash in U.S. history was probably impaired by Valium, opioids and cold and allergy medicine when he ignored weather warnings and flew the ride into a power line, investigators said Tu...

 

After IS collapse in Raqqa, US faces other extremism threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The imminent fall of the Islamic State's de facto capital leaves America a multitude of tasks to restore stability in the Middle East, starting with pockets of remaining IS resistance in Syria and Iraq. Then there are the more...

 

Senators reach deal on resuming payments to health insurers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Key senators reached a breakthrough deal Tuesday on resuming federal payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked. Insurers had warned that unless the money is quickly restored, premiums will go up. At the...

 

NFL players, owners hold 'constructive' talks on issues

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL players and owners met Tuesday to discuss social issues, a session Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross called "constructive" and Colts defensive back Darius Butler termed "positive." A group of 11 owners and more than a dozen...

 

Judge in Hawaii blocks latest version of Trump's travel ban

HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge in Hawaii blocked the Trump administration Tuesday from enforcing its latest travel ban, just hours before it was set to take effect. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson granted Hawaii's request to temporarily block...

 

US-backed forces celebrate fall of IS 'capital' of Raqqa

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces celebrated in the devastated streets of Raqqa on Tuesday after gaining control of the northern city that once was the heart of the Islamic State's self-styled caliphate, dealing a major defeat to the extremis...

 

Appeals court tosses $72 million award in talcum powder case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri appeals court on Tuesday that vacated a $72 million award to an Alabama woman who claimed her use of Johnson & Johnson products that contained talcum contributed to her ovarian cancer has thrown the fate of awards...

 

UK intelligence chief says terror threat is worst of career

LONDON (AP) — Britain's domestic intelligence chief warned during a rare public speech Tuesday that the terrorist threat the country faces has accelerated at an alarming pace and is worse now than at any time in his 34-year career. MI5 Director...

 

Taliban launch wave of attacks in Afghanistan, kill 74

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban unleashed a wave of attacks across Afghanistan on Tuesday, targeting police compounds and government facilities with suicide bombers in the country's south, east and west, and killing at least 74 people,...

 

Trump warns 'I fight back' after McCain hits foreign policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Sen. John McCain that "I fight back" after McCain questioned "half-baked, spurious nationalism" in America's foreign policy. McCain, a former Navy pilot who spent 5½ years in a Vietnam...

 

In Somalia, hope fades in desperate search for missing

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Anguished families scoured Somalia's capital Tuesday in search of scores still missing from Saturday's bomb blast that killed more than 300 people in one of the world's deadliest attacks in years. Sitting outside a...

 

Philippine military pushes to defeat last Marawi fighters

MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Gunfire rang out sporadically and explosions thudded as Philippine soldiers fought Tuesday to regain control of the last pocket of Marawi controlled by Islamic militants, with President Rodrigo Duterte declaring the...

 

China's Xi looks to extend power at Communist Party congress

BEIJING (AP) — Having bested his rivals, Chinese President Xi Jinping is primed to consolidate his already considerable power as the ruling Communist Party begins its twice-a-decade national congress on Wednesday. From meetings largely cloaked in...

 

The Latest: Daughter testifies against ex-officer father

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on a white former Oklahoma police officer on trial for a fourth time in the fatal shooting of his daughter's black boyfriend. (all times local): 3 p.m. Jurors in the trial of a white former Oklahoma police officer...

 

Oklahoma makes cuts to social service agencies

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Health will be severing ties with dozens of social service agencies that offer child-abuse prevention counseling and health services as part of a larger move to trim $3 million from its budget. The...

 

Oklahoma board considers reducing legislator pay, benefits

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A committee created to decide whether to give Oklahoma lawmakers a pay raise decided instead Tuesday to consider reducing the salary and benefits for the state's 149 legislators. The Legislative Compensation Board voted to...

 

Ex-Tulsa mayor: $4M payout for lost ring not enough

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The former mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma, is suing an insurance company and broker because she says the $4 million she received for a lost blue diamond ring isn't enough. The Tulsa World reports that Kathy Taylor's federal lawsuit fi...

 

2 arrested in shooting that killed 3 in Kansas college town

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Two Topeka men have been charged in a shooting that killed three people and wounded two others in Lawrence but police are looking for more suspects. Ahmad Malik Rayton, 22, was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder and...

 

Wichita landscaper who defrauded victims sent to prison

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita landscaper has been ordered to spend 10 months in prison after he failed to make restitution to two customers he defrauded. The Sedgwick County District Attorney's office says 31-year-old Ricky Moyer was previously...

 

Kansas woman sentenced for stealing from older acquaintance

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An elderly Wichita woman has been sentenced to probation for stealing more than $57,000 from an 89-year-old acquaintance. Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennet said Monday that 80-year-old Shirley Morgan was had...

 

3 missing Kansas foster children found safe; man detained

TONGANOXIE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man and found three sisters whose disappearance in August from their Kansas foster home touched off a larger debate about runaway foster children. Tonganoxie police chief Jeffery Brandau says...

 

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