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Kobach lawyer seeks to delay release of video in Kansas case

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An attorney for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is seeking to delay the release of a video of Kobach being questioned in a federal voting-rights lawsuit to avoid hurting his campaign for governor. A court filing late W...

 

Prosecutor: Man who raped Kansas deputy had attacked others

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors are calling for a man who kidnapped and raped a suburban Kansas City sheriff's deputy to serve more time in prison than what's called for in Kansas sentencing guidelines, saying he also raped another woman while her to...

 

Faith leaders tell candidates to stop vilifying immigrants

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — More than 70 Kansas religious leaders and community activists are asking the state's political candidates to stop vilifying immigrants. The Kansas City Star reports that interfaith leaders signed an open letter to c...

 

Kansas sheriff arrested on felony theft charge

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says it has arrested the Geary County sheriff at his office. The agency said in a news release that 44-year-old Geary County Sheriff Anthony "Tony" Wolf was arrested Thursday morning. K...

 

Authorities looking for escaped Kansas inmate

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas authorities are looking for an inmate who escaped from a work crew in Topeka. The Shawnee County Department of Corrections says 27-year-old Brian Andrew Worrell ran away Wednesday on his first day with that crew. Maj. T...

 

4-year-old boy shot, wounded in apparent case of road rage

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man and a woman have been arrested in the shooting of 4-year-old boy in an apparent road rage incident after one vehicle cut off another in a Kansas city. Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay says the boy was shot in the s...

 

Black moms more likely to die from pregnancy-related ills

CHICAGO (AP) — Black women who have just given birth in Illinois are more likely to die from pregnancy-related issues within a year than non-Hispanic white women a new study finds. The Illinois Department of Public Health on Thursday released a s...

 

Facebook's election 'war room' takes aim at fake information

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook's expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads "War Room." Behind the door lies a nerve center the social network has set up to combat fake a...

 

States and feds unite on election security after '16 clashes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weeks before the 2016 election, federal officials started making mysterious calls to the head of elections in Inyo County, California. They asked her to contact them if she noticed anything unusual. But they wouldn't elaborate. "...

 

Wet and mild: Warm winter predicted for much of the US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Winter looks wet and especially mild for much of the country, thanks to a weak El Nino brewing, U.S. meteorologists said. The National Weather Service on Thursday predicted a warmer than normal winter for the northern and western t...

 

Would a Space Force mean the end of NASA?

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Space, that final frontier, is something that catches the attention of a country naturally inclined to believe in ide...

 

'Call my lawyer,' says sweater seized with stolen sneakers

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia store has had 20 right-foot shoes stolen over the course of three break-ins this year. The Roanoke Times reports Roanoke County police arrested 21-year-old Manuel Carlos Ramirez-Godoy in Sunday's burglary of Clean S...

 

Nebraska's message for tourists? 'It's not for everyone'

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's no longer nice, at least in its next tourism campaign. The new sales pitch has a decidedly self-deprecating bent: "Nebraska. Honestly, it's not for everyone." The slogan, which the Nebraska Tourism Commission u...

 

What's next for Paul Allen's big investments? It's not clear

SEATTLE (AP) — Prior to his death on Monday, billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen invested large sums in technology ventures, research projects and philanthropy, some of it eclectic and highly speculative. What happens to those commitments n...

 

Trump concedes Khashoggi likely dead, threatens consequences

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump acknowledged Thursday it "certainly looks" as though missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and he threatened "very severe" consequences if the Saudis are found to have murdered him. His warning cam...

 

Ex-FBI agent gets 4 years in prison for leaking documents

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A former FBI agent in Minnesota who admitted leaking classified internal documents to a reporter was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison. Terry James Albury, 39, pleaded guilty in April to one count each of unauthorized...

 

Taliban attack kills top Afghan officials, US general unhurt

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A high-level meeting to lay out security plans for Afghanistan's upcoming parliamentary elections had just concluded when an elite Afghan guard turned his gun Thursday on the departing delegation in an attack that killed t...

 

Random Thoughts

The United States Constitution went into effect in 1789. It had been written several months earlier – in the summer of 1787 – and had been ratified by the states only after a vigorous campaign by its...

 

GAC coaches predict sixth place finish for Rangers

ALVA, Okla. – The Northwestern Oklahoma State men’s basketball team has been predicted to finish sixth in the 2018 Great American Conference preseason coaches poll that was released Thursday. The Rangers earned 78 points in the poll and came in wit...

 

Northwestern ends road swing with loss to Southern Nazarene

Northwestern Oklahoma State University volleyball end their three-game road trip with a loss to the Crimson Storm of Southern Nazarene (14-14, 6-6 GAC) in three straight sets [25-27, 19-25, 23-25]. Northwestern and Southern Nazarene both came out...

 

Alva suffers hard loss to OCS 37-20

The Alva Goldbugs kept fighting but took a hard loss against Oklahoma Christian School Thursday night in Edmond. The Goldbugs move to an 8-2 record for the season, and OCS is now 5-3. Alva went into...

 

ECU Men's and Women's Cross Country Teams Claim Titles at MSU Endurance House Stampede

WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS – In the final race before the 2018 Great American Conference Championships, the East Central University men's and women's cross country teams both finished first at the 2018 Midwestern State Endurance House Stampede. The T...

 

ECU Volleyball Faces Oklahoma Baptist on the Road

SHAWNEE, OKLA. – The East Central University volleyball team dropped a 3-0 (25-15, 25-13, 25-16) decision at Oklahoma Baptist in Great American Conference action. Scoring Set One: L, 15-25 Oklahoma Baptist led from start to finish Set Two: L, 1...

 

ECU Soccer Falls to Southern Nazarene at Tiger Field

ADA – The East Central University soccer team dropped a 3-1 decision to Southern Nazarene in the first of three match in the next five days. Scoring 1st – 8:04 – ECU: Stephanie Wainscott (1), Allie Verner 2nd – 63:32 – SNU: Alejandra Andrade (...

 
 By Ray Fink    Sports    October 19, 2018

Men's Soccer: Bison Get Second Straight Road Win

BOLIVAR, Mo. – Oklahoma Baptist posted its second consecutive win Thursday, besting Southwest Baptist 6-3. OBU's six goals represent a new season high, topping the four-goal outing earlier this week at Southern Nazarene. The Bison got on the board q...

 

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