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Wichita bird lovers oppose stray cat ordinance proposal

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A proposed Wichita ordinance that would make it easier for residents to maintain feral cat colonies is ruffling the feathers of the city's bird lovers. The Animal Control Advisory Board proposed an ordinance that would set...

 

Wichita woman sentenced for taking guns to pay drug debt

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Wichita woman was sentenced just over nine years in federal prison for stealing handguns from a store to pay off a drug debt. U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said in a news release that 28-year-old...

 

Nebraska woman arrested in Kansas crash that killed 3

HOLTON, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a woman involved in a collision that killed three people in Kansas has been captured in Nebraska. Jackson County, Kansas, Sheriff Tim Morse says in a news release that 49-year-old Maria Perez-Marquez, of Omaha,...

 

Shooting death of Kansas woman turned over to prosecutors

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office says an investigation into the shooting death of a 41-year-old woman has been presented to prosecutors. The Wichita Eagle reports Lisa Trimmell was shot in June 2017 at her home near...

 

Readers pick America's best-loved novel in nationwide vote

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "To Kill a Mockingbird," a coming-of-age story about racism and injustice, overcame wizards and time travelers to be voted America's best-loved novel by readers nationwide. The 1961 book by Harper Lee emerged as No. 1 in PBS'...

 

Acrimony over trade, politics sinking China-US ties further

BEIJING (AP) — "Both ignorant and malicious" was how the official China Daily newspaper recently described comments by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, offering a stinging insight into the current bitter tone of discourse between the...

 

Crime concerns take hold of New Mexico governor race

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Political attack ads, fliers and recriminations from the Republican candidate for governor are thrusting issues of crime and punishment into the race as voting entered its final two-week stretch on Tuesday. Republican...

 

Monsanto weed killer ruling is 1st step in long legal battle

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With its stock dropping and more lawsuits expected, Monsanto vowed Tuesday to press on with a nationwide legal defense of its best-selling weed killer Roundup after a San Francisco judge upheld a verdict alleging it causes...

 

Arizona state education board affirms teaching of evolution

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona State Board of Education will adopt revised history and social science standards that affirm the teaching of evolution. The vote Monday follows an outcry by parents and teachers last month protesting a proposal to remove...

 

Experts caution study on plastics in humans is premature

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Austria say they've detected tiny bits of plastic in people's stool for the first time, but experts caution the study is too small and premature to draw any credible conclusion. Presenting their findings at a congress...

 

Desperate & duped? GoFundMe means big bucks for dubious care

People seeking dubious, potentially harmful treatment for cancer and other ailments raised nearly $7 million over two years from crowdfunding sites, a study found. Echoing recent research on campaigns for stem cell therapies, the findings raise more...

 

Hawaii bonsai tree stolen after owner raised it for decades

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii police are trying to find a rare bonsai tree that was stolen from a nursery owner who says he spent 56 years caring for it. The tree was taken in September from David Fukumoto's nursery in the Big Island community of...

 

Seeking to remove MLK sculpture that doesn't look like him

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A community activist says he has gathered more than 6,000 signatures to replace a large sculpture of Martin Luther King Jr. in a western New York park. Samuel Herbert tells WIVB-TV his goal is to get 10,000 signatures and a...

 

Category 3 Willa makes landfall on Mexico's Sinaloa coast

MAZATLAN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Willa swept onto Mexico's Pacific mainland with 120 mph (195 kph) winds Tuesday night, hitting an area of fishing villages and farms after roaring over an offshore penal colony. The U.S. National Hurricane Center...

 

Police try to prevent retaliation after Chicago rapper shot

CHICAGO (AP) — Police took steps on Tuesday to stave off retaliatory attacks by street gangs after a Chicago rapper known for taunting rivals on social media was shot in the head in a shootout during a funeral for his friend and a fellow rapper...

 

Migrants pause to honor dead man, rest, still far from US

HUIXTLA, Mexico (AP) — Still more than 1,000 miles from their goal of reaching the United States, a caravan of Central American migrants briefly halted its arduous journey Tuesday to mourn a fellow traveler killed in a road accident, and to rest...

 

Turkish president: Saudis must name masterminds of killing

ISTANBUL (AP) — Saudi Arabia must identify those who ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and turn over the suspects for trial, the Turkish president said Tuesday in remarks that carefully ratcheted up pressure on a country that is a...

 

US to revoke visas of Saudis implicated in killing of writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday described the killing of a Saudi journalist as a botched operation and a "bad original concept" as his administration took its first, careful steps toward punishing the Saudis by moving to revoke...

 

Family behind drug company sued over toll of opioids

The family that owns a drug company is now being sued over the toll of opioid painkillers in one New York county — and it's likely to be sued by hundreds more. Well over 1,000 lawsuits filed by state and local governments blame drug companies for...

 

'Boogeyman' Trump stokes fears in election closing arguments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mob rule. A socialist takeover. Terrorists marching on the U.S. border. As President Donald Trump embraces the role of electoral boogeyman, he's making closing arguments to midterm voters that increasingly resemble a Halloween...

 

Sandra Day O'Connor announces likely Alzheimer's diagnosis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, announced Tuesday in a frank and personal letter that she has been diagnosed with "the beginning stages of dementia, probably Alzheimer's disease." The 88-year-old's...

 

Sandy Hook shooter's writings ordered released to public

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Some of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter's personal belongings, including personal journals containing stories about hurting children and a spreadsheet ranking mass murders, must be released to the public because...

 

Bomb found at philanthropist George Soros' suburban home

NEW YORK (AP) — A bomb was found in a mailbox at the suburban New York home of George Soros, the liberal billionaire philanthropist who has been denounced by President Donald Trump and vilified by right-wing conspiracy theorists, authorities said...

 

US health chief says overdose deaths beginning to level off

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of U.S. drug overdose deaths has begun to level off after years of relentless increases driven by the opioid epidemic, health secretary Alex Azar said Tuesday, cautioning it's too soon to declare victory. "We are so...

 

Ryel chosen as Aline-Cleo September Student of the Month

Megan Ryel, junior, was chosen as the September Student of the Month at Aline-Cleo. Ryel thinks the unique thing about Aline-Cleo is that everyone knows everyone. Her inspirations come from her...

 

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