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Reward offered for information about fatal Langston shooting

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is announcing a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the fatal shooting of a man in Langston. The reward announced Wednesday is for information...

 

Two Native American geneticists interpret Elizabeth Warren's DNA test

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Krystal Tsosie, Vanderbilt University and Matthew Anderson, The Ohio State University (THE CONVERSATION) Dr. Carlos Bustamante, a...

 

Texts to voters purportedly from Trump roil Kansas election

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas election officials are reviewing text messages claiming to be from President Donald Trump and telling residents that their early votes hadn't been recorded, as Democratic leaders worried Thursday that they were part of...

 

New voters get notices listing wrong Dodge City polling site

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — After moving Dodge City's sole polling site outside city limits, county election officials sent newly registered voters an official certificate of registration that listed the wrong place to cast a ballot in the midterm electio...

 

Woman dies from injuries suffered in Topeka apartment fire

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a 70-year-old woman has died from injuries suffered in a Topeka apartment fire. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports fire officials announced the death of Katherine Bushey in a news release Thursday. She was...

 

Kansas governor hopefuls talk big on budget, avoid details

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The top candidates for Kansas governor have big and radically different ideas for moving their state ahead, after its name became shorthand for failed tax policies. Democrat Laura Kelly, a veteran state senator from Topeka,...

 

Man pleads guilty in death of Kansas police captain

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 22-year-old man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting a Kansas police captain in July 2016. Jamaal Lewis was scheduled to go to trial on Nov. 5, but he pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree felony murder in the...

 

No charges after crash into Topeka cafe that killed 1

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An 82-year-old woman whose car accidentally crashed into a Topeka cafe, causing the death of a customer, will not face charges. Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay said Thursday charges won't be filed against Peggy...

 

Goodwill workers in NJ find original 1774 'rebel' newspaper

BELLMAWR, N.J. (AP) — A quick eye by Goodwill workers in southern New Jersey turned up framed pages from an original 1774 Philadelphia newspaper with an iconic "Unite or Die" snake design on the masthead. The frayed Dec. 28, 1774, edition of the...

 

Key West's wacky and decadent Fantasy Fest is in full swing

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — It's party time in the Florida Keys during the islands' annual 10-day festival known as Fantasy Fest. The fun kicked off last weekend with a coronation ball for the king and queen and culminates with a weekend parade expected...

 

Yard's Halloween dummy display spooks Maryland drivers

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — He has Maryland drivers doing a double-take, but he's not dead — just a real dummy. Tim Leuba tells The Baltimore Sun that "Freddie" appears in his front yard in Towson every October. Stuffed with construction debris and...

 

Trump sending troops to border, an issue that fires up base

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is planning to dispatch at least 800 active-duty troops to the southern border at the direction of a president who has sought to transform fears about immigration into electoral gains in the midterms as a...

 

Sex offender lurked for days before killing Utah student

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A sex offender parolee who killed a University of Utah student and track athlete had been lurking on campus for days trying to confront the woman who had broken up with him weeks earlier when she discovered his criminal...

 

China building boom uncovers buried dinosaurs, makes a star

YANJI, China (AP) — At the end of a street of newly built high-rises in the northern Chinese city of Yanji stands an exposed cliff face, where paleontologists scrape away 100 million-year-old rock in search of prehistoric bones. Like many fossil...

 

Investigators dig for bomb motive, warn more could be found

WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators searched coast-to-coast Thursday for the culprit and motives behind the bizarre mail-bomb plot aimed at critics of the president, analyzing the innards of the crude devices to reveal whether they were intended to...

 

Amid bombs scare, call for unity shelved for political barbs

WASHINGTON (AP) — It didn't last. With the country on edge over a widening pipe-bomb scare, talk of national unity quickly gave way to finger-pointing Thursday. President Donald Trump cast blame on the media for fomenting anger in society, while...

 

Saudi Arabia again changes its story on Khashoggi killing

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Signaling a major pivot in its narrative, Saudi Arabia on Thursday said evidence shows that the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was premeditated, an apparent effort to ease international outrage over the death of...

 

Water out of thin air: California couple's device wins $1.5M

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It started out modestly enough: David Hertz, having learned that under the right conditions you really can make your own water out of thin air, put a little contraption on the roof of his office and began cranking out free...

 

Trump says new proposal will lower some US drug prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than two weeks before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump on Thursday announced a plan to lower prices for some prescription drugs, saying it would stop unfair practices that force Americans to pay much more than...

 

Government ranks 18 US volcanoes as 'very high threat'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government scientists have classified 18 U.S. volcanoes as "very high threat" because of what's been happening inside them and how close they are to people. The U.S. Geological Survey has updated its volcano threat assessments...

 

Buckle up: Wall Street volatility is back with a vengeance

NEW YORK (AP) — If you're an investor who was lulled to sleep by the stock market's calm, steady gains this summer, you're wide awake by now. Stocks have swooned over the last three weeks as investors worried about a sea of troubles, including...

 

US official: Russian arms impede Nagorno-Karabakh settlement

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said Thursday that Russian arms supplies to both Azerbaijan and Armenia have hampered the settlement of their conflict over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Speaking on a visit to...

 

ECU Volleyball Faces Southwestern

ADA – The East Central University volleyball team suffered a 3-0 (25-20, 25-18, 25-23) loss to Southwestern Oklahoma State at the Kerr Activities Center. Scoring Set One: L, 20-25 Three tie scores/Two lead changes The Bulldogs (19-5, 12-2 GAC)...

 

Soccer: Lady Bison Repeat as GAC Champions

SHAWNEE – Oklahoma Baptist claimed its second consecutive Great American Conference regular-season crown Thursday with an exciting 4-3 overtime win over Southwestern Oklahoma State. The win gives OBU an 11-0 record in the GAC on the field and...

 

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