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Shell to close Louisiana oil refinery that employs hundreds

CONVENT, La. (AP) — Shell announced Thursday that it is closing one of its refineries between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, after failed attempts to sell the facility. The refinery in Convent can process 240,000 barrels of crude oil per day. It employ...

 

Slumping energy prices drag down Oklahoma tax collections

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Slumping oil and natural gas prices are dragging down overall collections to the state treasury, Oklahoma Treasurer Randy McDaniel reported Thursday. Gross receipts to the treasury in October were down about $47 million, or 4...

 

Weakened Eta drenches Central America; at least 57 dead

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — The rain-heavy remnants of Hurricane Eta flooded homes from Panama to Guatemala Thursday as the death toll across Central America rose to at least 57, and aid organizations warned the flooding and mudslides were c...

 

Washington Supreme Court: Farmworkers to get overtime pay

SEATTLE (AP) — A divided Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday the state's dairy workers are entitled to overtime pay if they work more than 40 hours a week, a decision expected to apply to the rest of the agriculture industry. For the past 60 y...

 

In South, most Black Senate candidates since Reconstruction

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In the battle for control of the U.S. Senate this year, the Deep South is fielding more Black candidates than it has since Reconstruction. In South Carolina, Jaime Harrison is raising a previously unfathomable amount of money i...

 

Study: Fix to food climate problem doesn't require veganism

The world likely can't keep global warming to a relatively safe minimum unless we change how we grow, eat and throw away our food, but we don't need to all go vegan, a new study says. Researchers looked at five types of broad fixes to the food...

 

EXPLAINER: Why ballot-counting in Nevada is dragging on

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The pace of vote-counting in Nevada is being criticized for taking too long and it's even become fodder for online jokes. But government officials say they are emphasizing accuracy over speed in a year when processing an u...

 

Pro-Trump protesters decry the vote-counting

Pro-Trump protesters — some of them openly carrying rifles and handguns — rallied outside vote-tabulation centers in a few cities around the country Friday, responding to groundless accusations from President Donald Trump that the Democrats were try...

 

Experts express alarm by record Oklahoma coronavirus cases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — New coronavirus cases and related hospitalizations in Oklahoma have surged to record highs in the past week, while the rate of positive tests rise and the number of total tests have declined, medical officials said Friday. There...

 

Oklahoma man sentenced to prison after Wichita crime spree

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An Oklahoma man was sentenced Friday to nearly nine years in prison after a series of crimes two years ago in Wichita, prosecutors said. The events unfolded when 28-year-old Taylor Kremer of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, set his car o...

 

Man at center of tribal sovereignty ruling heads to retrial

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A member of the Seminole Nation who was convicted in state court of sexually assaulting a child will be retried in federal court after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in July that Oklahoma prosecutors lack the authority to pursue c...

 

Kansas budget gap mostly melts away with new fiscal forecast

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas saw most of a projected state budget shortfall melt away Friday with a fiscal forecast that is less pessimistic about the economy and tax collections than a dire estimate issued this spring during a statewide lockdown f...

 

Kansas adds record-setting 5,418 new COVID-19 cases

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Kansas added a record-setting 5,418 new coronavirus cases Friday as hospitals warned that staffing was being seriously strained and the state's top public health official said many local officials "haven't done anything" to c...

 

Kansas: Man who did illegal autopsies duped 82 consumers

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man accused of performing illegal autopsies duped at least 82 consumers, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. The state now has control of more than 1,600 biological samples collected by Shawn Parcells of Leawood,...

 

Missouri has record COVID-19 increase amid hospital concerns

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Missouri surpassed the 200,000 mark Friday, and the number of people hospitalized with the virus is fast approaching 2,000, according to state health department records. Missouri had a r...

 

Kansas court expands parental rights of same-sex couples

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court issued two decisions Friday with far-reaching implications for same-sex couples, finding that parenting intentions at the moment of a child's birth are critical to establishing parental rights. B...

 

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