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Alva Supt. Steve Parkhurst turns in retirement notice

The Alva School Board meeting ended with a "New Business" addition to the agenda. Superintendent Steve Parkhurst said he had one item. When time came, he notified the board of his plans to retire at...

 

Waynoka School Board reports above-average ACT scores

The Waynoka School Board of Education reported in its Monday night meeting that the students' scores detailed in the ACT College Readiness Letter it received are all above the state average. Board members attending the meeting were Clint Olson,...

 

Jeff White resigns from Cherokee School Board

Early in the Cherokee Board of Education meeting Monday night a letter of resignation was read from board member Jeff White. The board accepted the resignation and declared Seat 1 vacant. Later,...

 

SNU Takes Third in West Texas

CANYON, Texas —In the second western show of the year, Southern Nazarene came home with a third place finish at West Texas A&M. Mia Landon led the way for the Crimson Storm as she finished third in advanced horsemanship and pointed up into the top...

 

FEMA rethinking ban on disaster aid to church buildings

When disaster strikes, houses of worship are often on the front lines, feeding and sheltering victims. Yet churches, synagogues and mosques are routinely denied aid by the Federal Emergency Management Agency when it comes time to repair or rebuild th...

 

Former star pitcher Halladay killed in Florida plane crash

HOLIDAY, Fla. (AP) — Roy Halladay, a two-time Cy Young Award winner who pitched a perfect game and a playoff no-hitter for the Philadelphia Phillies, died Tuesday when his private plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. He was 40. Pasco County Sheri...

 

Apollo 12 astronaut Richard Gordon, who circled moon, dies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Apollo 12 astronaut Richard "Dick" F. Gordon Jr., one of a dozen men who flew around the moon but didn't land there, has died, NASA said. He was 88. Gordon was a test pilot when he was chosen for NASA's third group of astronauts...

 

Texas church gunman once escaped from mental health center

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The gunman who carried out the massacre of 26 people at a small-town Texas church briefly escaped from a mental health center in New Mexico in 2012 and got in trouble for bringing guns onto a military base and...

 

Pentagon has known of crime reporting lapses for 20 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has known for at least two decades about failures to give military criminal history information to the FBI, including the type of information the Air Force didn't report about the Texas church gunman who had assaulted...

 

Twitter doubles character limit to 280 for (nearly) everyone

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter says it's ending its iconic 140-character limit — and giving nearly everyone 280 characters. Users tweeting in Chinese, Japanese and Korean will still have the original limit. That's because writing in those languages uses...

 

Iraqi VP calls Iran-backed militias his nation's top threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iraq's highest-ranking Sunni leader said Tuesday the growing influence of Iranian-backed Shiite militias looms as the nation's most pressing future security threat and called for bolstering U.S. military aid to Sunni forces. In...

 

Texas massacre is seized on by both sides in gun debate

Gun-rights supporters have seized on the Texas church massacre as proof of the well-worn saying that the best answer to a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Gun-control advocates, meanwhile, say the tragedy shows once more that it is too...

 

Friend says Rand Paul does not know what prompted attack

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul does not know why a longtime neighbor tackled him in his yard and broke five of his ribs, sidelining him from the Senate, a close friend of the lawmaker said Tuesday. Rob Porter, who says he has known...

 

Saudis' bolder moves to confront Iran echo across region

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia is more aggressively confronting its rival Iran on multiple fronts. It's a policy that risks sharpening several conflicts in the Middle East, even though so far it has failed to score any successes...

 

Trump abruptly talking negotiations, not threats in Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Softening his aggressive rhetoric, at least for the moment, President Donald Trump stood on South Korean soil Tuesday and urged North Korea to come to the negotiating table. It's time, he said, for the North to "make a dea...

 

Book: Hackers pursued Democrats into last days of election

Hackers hounded the Democratic Party into the final days of the 2016 election, breaking into a server carrying critical voter data, according to a book published Tuesday. The breach of the Democratic National Committee captured national attention...

 

Repeal of medical deduction prompts tax bill pushback

WASHINGTON (AP) — The medical expense deduction targeted for repeal by GOP tax writers has helped to offset costs including nursing home care and fertility treatments, laser eye surgery and travel out-of-state for a second opinion on a rare cancer....

 

Trump says tougher gun laws not answer after Texas shooting

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump says tougher gun laws would not have prevented a mass shooting at a south Texas church, arguing that more restrictions might have led to more casualties. Trump spoke at a news conference in South...

 

AP Exclusive: Oldest map to use word 'America' up for sale

LONDON (AP) — Christie's auction house said Tuesday it has discovered a previously unknown copy of a 510-year-old map dubbed "America's birth certificate" because it gave the New World its name. Julian Wilson, a senior specialist in Christie's book...

 

Drugstore pain pills as effective as opioids in ER patients

CHICAGO (AP) — Emergency rooms are where many patients are first introduced to powerful opioid painkillers, but what if doctors offered over-the-counter pills instead? A new study tested that approach on patients with broken bones and sprains and...

 

Pledge death, Greek life suspension to dampen FSU homecoming

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State's suspension of all fraternities and sororities after a pledge's death dampens Greek life on campus just as it prepares for homecoming week. But one critic says more may be needed to change fraternity...

 

Near but far: Trump, Kim find themselves closer than ever

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It's obvious to anyone who looks at a map but also, this week, especially noteworthy: The leaders of two nations that have squared off with harsh words and the threat of nuclear war are now closer to each other than New...

 

S. Koreans demonstrate to show support, disapproval of Trump

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hundreds of South Koreans took to the streets of Seoul on Tuesday for two separate demonstrations, one to show support for visiting President Donald Trump and the other to voice disapproval of the U.S. leader amid...

 

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