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Women's Soccer: SWOSU's Sandra Nabweteme Claims GAC Offensive Player of the Week Honor

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – SWOSU Soccer junior forward Sandra Nabweteme was has been named the Great American Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the first time this season. The award was announced by the league office on Tuesday afternoon....

 

Teen charged in fatal high school shooting appears in court

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The teenager accused of fatally shooting a fellow student at a North Carolina high school appeared before a judge Tuesday as his public defender requested a low bond and permission for the boy to remain home with his mother...

 

Hate-fueled violence colors final week of midterm campaigns

NEW YORK (AP) — With Election Day looming, hate itself colored the campaign trail Tuesday as President Donald Trump sought to console a community shattered by anti-Semitic violence just hours after he unveiled a divisive immigration proposal that r...

 

Stocks rally on earnings a day after ending at 5-month lows

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks climbed Tuesday after solid earnings reports from several big companies. Stocks had closed at five-month lows the day before, and groups of companies that struggled badly made big gains. Many of the best-performing...

 

Democrat Haaland keeping money edge in US House race

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democrat Debra Haaland is maintaining her fundraising edge over her Republican and Libertarian opponents for an open U.S. House seat in central New Mexico. According to new Federal Election Commission filings, the Laguna Pu...

 

Accidents highlight dangers, draw of US West's old mines

EUREKA, Utah (AP) — Underneath the mountains and deserts of the U.S. West lie hundreds of thousands of abandoned mines, an underground world that can hold serious danger and unexpected wonder. They are a legacy of the region's prospecting past,...

 

Ben & Jerry's unveils Pecan Resist flavor ahead of midterms

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's is taking a stand against what it calls the Trump administration's regressive policies by rebranding one of its flavors Pecan Resist. The company and its founders unveiled the limited batch ice...

 

Egypt's police step in to combat potato shortage

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's police are stepping in to fight a potato shortage that has caused prices for the staple to soar beyond the reach of many at a time when Egyptians are struggling with steadily rising food costs. Pro-government newspapers and TV...

 

Work continues in Texas to honor black sailor Doris Miller

WACO, Texas (AP) — As a Dec. 7 deadline nears for the $2.5 million Doris Miller Memorial under construction on the east bank of the Brazos River, organizers are preparing for a final fundraising push. They got a bump Monday afternoon, when Bank of...

 

Whirlpool making $55 million expansion in Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Whirlpool Corp. has announced plans for a $55 million expansion that will bring about 150 more jobs to Oklahoma. The home appliance company says in a news release Tuesday that it will build a distribution center adjacent to an...

 

Arkansas casino campaign raises more than $2.7 million

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A campaign to legalize casinos in Arkansas has raised more than $2.7 million this month from two American Indian tribes in Oklahoma and the parent owner of a dog track in West Memphis. Driving Arkansas Forward on Tuesday...

 

Key events in the life of James 'Whitey' Bulger

Key events in the life of James "Whitey" Bulger, the mob boss who was killed Tuesday in a federal prison in West Virginia: — Sept. 3, 1929: James Bulger is born the second of six children to Irish immigrant parents in Boston's Dorchester...

 

Stitt tops $10.2M in race governor's race; Edmondson has $4M

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The latest campaign finance reports show mortgage company owner Kevin Stitt has raised more than twice as much as his Democratic opponent in the Oklahoma governor's race, aided in part by nearly $5 million in personal loans to...

 

Chesapeake Energy to buy WildHorse Resource for nearly $4B

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oil and natural gas giant Chesapeake Energy Corp. plans to acquire Houston-based WildHorse Resource Development Corp. in a nearly $4 billion deal. The companies announced the agreement Tuesday. The boards of both companies...

 

Oklahoma woman files lawsuit against Narconon Arrowhead

CANADIAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma woman has filed a lawsuit alleging a drug rehab center linked to the Church of Scientology breached its contract. Attorneys for Sefika Talic filed the petition Friday at the Pittsburg County Courthouse, The...

 

Embattled GOP incumbent tries to paint Democrat as radical

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Republican incumbent in danger of losing his Kansas congressional seat is aggressively portraying his Democratic foe as a radical leftist "rooting against this country" and tried to turn her criticism of President Donald...

 

US attorney to send monitor to observe Dodge City election

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal monitor will be sent to observe voting in Dodge City in the November election, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said in a court filing. His notification to the court came on the same day that U.S. District Judge Danie...

 

Jackson County sheriff's deputy shoots suspect after pursuit

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — Jackson County authorities say a deputy shot a man who allegedly was involved in several shootings in Independence. The sheriff's office says the man was shot early Tuesday inside a vehicle that ended up in the front yard...

 

Orman's campaign treasurer resigns to support Democrat Kelly

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The campaign treasurer for independent candidate Greg Orman has resigned to endorse Democrat Laura Kelly in the Kansas governor's race. Tim Owens, a former Republican state senator from Overland Park, resigned Tuesday,...

 

Kelly leads Kobach in campaign contributions by nearly $1M

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic state Sen. Laura Kelly has raised $900,000 more than Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach since the end of July in the tight governor's race. The Kansas City Star reports that new campaign finance reports filed...

 

Kansas militia men blame Trump's rhetoric for planned attack

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Attorneys for Kansas militia members who conspired to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali immigrants have asked the court to take into account at a sentencing hearing next month what they called President Donald...

 

Demolition begins of Kansas waterslide on which boy died

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Crews are tearing down a giant waterslide that a 10-year-old Kansas boy was riding when he was decapitated two years ago. KMBC-TV reports that deconstruction of the 17-story Verruckt, which was billed as the world's...

 

Disbarred Kansas lawyer sentenced for hitting nurse with car

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A recently disbarred lawyer has been sentenced to two years and four months in prison for hitting a nurse while she was crossing a street. Fifty-five-year-old Mark Logan was sentenced for aggravated battery and failure to...

 

Kansas National Guard to send troops to US-Mexico border

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas National Guard says it will be sending soldiers and airmen to the U.S.-Mexico border. The announcement Monday comes after the Defense Department said it was sending 5,200 active duty troops to the southern border to...

 

Police suspect Kansas shooting could be connected to killing

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Wichita shooting that critically injured one man may be related to a killing outside an event venue in a nearby community. The Wichita Eagle reports that emergency crews responded around 5:45 p.m. Monday to...

 

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