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Sargent Earns League Defensive Player of the Week for Third Time

WACO, Texas – Rogers State women's soccer goalkeeper Taylor Sargent was named the Heartland Conference Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week as announced by the Heartland Conference on Monday. Sargent garnered the award for the third...

 

Women's Basketball Preseason Ranked Third in WBCA Coaches Poll

SEARCY – Coming off its best performance in program history, the Harding women's basketball team is ranked No. 3 in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Preseason Poll Tuesday. Harding finished the 2016-17 season ranked fourth in NCAA...

 

A look at attacks where vehicles have been used as weapons

STOCKHOLM (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a man in a rented pickup who mowed down pedestrians and bicyclists along a bike path near the World Trade Center memorial Tuesday was a "lone wolf." The attack killed at least eight and injured 11 ot...

 

8 killed by New York motorist in 'cowardly act of terror'

NEW YORK (AP) — A man in a rented pickup truck mowed down pedestrians and bicyclists along a busy bike path near the World Trade Center memorial Tuesday, killing at least eight and injuring 11 others in what the mayor called "a particularly...

 

California wildfire insurance claims top $3.3 billion

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Property damage claims from a series of deadly October wildfires now exceed $3.3 billion, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said Tuesday. The figure represents claims for homes and businesses insured by 15 compa...

 

Former Trump adviser's guilty plea could rattle White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump dismissed George Papadopoulos on Tuesday as a "liar" and a mere campaign volunteer, but newly unsealed court papers outline the former adviser's frequent contacts with senior officials and with foreign...

 

Facebook, Twitter, Google defend their security measures

As revelations emerged that Russian-linked accounts reached many more American voters than previously thought, tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google on Tuesday defended their security measures and promised a Senate subcommittee they would do more...

 

Trump admin to defend Cuba embargo at UN, reversing Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will defend America's decades-old economic embargo on Cuba in a United Nations vote this week, the State Department said Tuesday, in a reversal from the Obama administration that reflects deteriorating...

 

Women rescued by Navy defend their account of ordeal at sea

HONOLULU (AP) — Two women from Hawaii who were rescued after being lost at sea defended their account of the ordeal Tuesday, insisting that a storm was whipping up 30-foot waves and near hurricane-force winds on the night they set sail in a...

 

Agents: Bergdahl debriefs were intelligence 'gold mine'

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was a "gold mine" of intelligence, helping the military better understand insurgents and how they imprison hostages, two agents testified Tuesday as defense attorneys sought to show the soldier's...

 

Germany marks 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's challenge

BERLIN (AP) — German leaders on Tuesday marked the 500th anniversary since the day Martin Luther is said to have nailed his theses challenging the Catholic Church to a church door, a starting point of the Reformation. German Chancellor Angela...

 

Iran says supreme leader limiting ballistic missile range

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader has restricted the range of ballistic missiles manufactured in the country to 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles), the head of the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard said Tuesday, which limits...

 

SKorea, China move to resolve disputes and hold summit talks

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and China announced Tuesday that they will work to improve their relationship, which has been badly strained by the deployment of an American missile defense system, with Seoul saying their leaders are set to...

 

Militant accused in Benghazi attack on his way to US jail

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. special operations forces captured a militant in Libya accused of playing an instrumental role in the Benghazi attacks, officials say, in a high-stakes operation designed to bring the perpetrators to justice five years after...

 

Google-bred Waymo aims to shift robotic cars into next gear

ATWATER, Calif. (AP) — Google's self-driving car spin-off is accelerating efforts to convince the public that its technology is almost ready to safely transport people without any human assistance at all. Waymo, hatched from a Google project...

 

Current war authority sufficient, top US officials say

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. national security officials have warned congressional Republicans and Democrats demanding a new war authorization that existing laws governing combat operations against terrorist groups are legally sufficient and that...

 

Oklahoma, Texas promote Houston affordable housing effort

HOUSTON (AP) — Dozens of low-income families in Houston whose homes were damaged by flooding after Hurricane Harvey are getting help thanks to a partnership with a housing agency in Oklahoma City. The torrential rainfall in late August damaged thou...

 

Interim director appointed for Oklahoma's finance agency

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says she has appointed an interim director to oversee the state's finance and operations agency. Fallin said Tuesday that Denise Northrup will serve as interim director of the Office of Management and...

 

Oklahoma auditor says agency 'concerns' prompt audit request

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Financial concerns that prompted Oklahoma's health commissioner to ask for a state audit of his agency also led to the commissioner's resignation, Oklahoma's top auditor said Tuesday. A team of state auditors has been reviewing...

 

Rural Oklahoma hospitals sue Blue Cross Blue Shield

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A judge has temporarily blocked an insurance company from ending its current contracts with several hospitals in rural Oklahoma. Four hospitals asked for the temporary restraining order after suing Blue Cross Blue Shield. The...

 

5 earthquakes recorded Tuesday in central Oklahoma by USGS

HENNESSEY, Okla. (AP) — Five earthquakes have been recorded in central Oklahoma, including one with a preliminary magnitude rated at 4.1. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the 4.1 magnitude quake struck at 4:50 a.m. Tuesday near the town of...

 

Oklahoma commission's website partially restored after hack

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Crews are working to restore full website access at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission after the agency's networks and computer systems were knocked offline last week by hackers. The Oklahoman reports that internal website...

 

Body found at Kansas storage unit during check on children

LENEXA, Kan. (AP) — An investigation into a man found sleeping with his two children in a Kansas storage unit has led to the discovery of a body in a cooler, police and court records say. Justin Rey, 35, is jailed on $1 million bond in Johnson Coun...

 

Woman's southern Kansas death investigated as suspicious

PECK, Kan. (AP) — The Sedgwick County Sheriff's office is searching for a 40-year-old Wichita man in the death of a woman whose body was found near train tracks in south-central Kansas. A passerby found the woman's body early Monday near train...

 

Kansas gas companies told to speed up pipeline replacement

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Corporation Commission has rejected a request from three gas companies, sticking to its original ruling that they need to speed up the replacement of obsolete pipeline deemed a safety risk. The commission ruled in Sep...

 

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