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Is hunting moral? A philosopher unpacks the question

Joshua Duclos, Ph.D., Boston University (THE CONVERSATION) Every year as daylight dwindles and trees go bare, debates arise over the morality of hunting. Hunters see the act of stalking and killing deer, ducks, moose and other quarry as humane,...

 

Oklahoma governor pardons woman on his justice task force

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has pardoned a member of a task force that is advising him on criminal justice reform. Stitt on Thursday signed a pardon for Rhonda Bear, who served 19 months for drug possession before being...

 

Lawmaker ditches bid to name stretch of Route 66 after Trump

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker has abandoned his effort to rename a stretch of old Route 66 in northeastern Oklahoma after President Donald Trump. State Sen. Nathan Dahm told the Tulsa World on Wednesday that he's done trying to rename...

 

'The Lion King,' 'Toy Story 4' help boost Disney's profit

NEW YORK (AP) — Walt Disney Co. on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income that beat Wall Street's expectations thanks to strong theater revenue from films like "The Lion King" and "Toy Story 4," along with higher parks revenue. The...

 

The words Trump had to hear: Investigations, Biden, Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — There were three words President Donald Trump wanted to hear from the Ukraine president: Investigations, Biden, Clinton. That's according to the transcript, released Thursday, of an impeachment inquiry interview with career State...

 

Google digitizes artworks in Puerto Rico for 1st time

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The 1953 painting by Rafael Tufiño Figueroa features his mother with a red scarf on her head, a determined look on her face and heavy expression lines, a depiction of a working-class woman that broke from conventional...

 

The captain becomes a player as Tiger Woods picks himself

Tiger Woods will have an ear piece, a radio and his golf clubs at the Presidents Cup. Woods created his own slice of history Thursday night by becoming the first Presidents Cup captain to use one of his wild-card selections on himself. He is the...

 

People puzzled by peculiar texts, and no one can say why

If you woke up Thursday to a weird text that seemed totally out of place, you aren't alone. A mysterious wave of missives swept America's phones overnight, delivering largely unintelligible messages from friends, family and the occasional ex....

 

ECU Women's Basketball Comeback Falls Just Short Against Southwest Minnesota State

WICHITA, Kan. – The East Central University women's basketball team opened the 2019 season at the Clarion Inn Invitational against Southwest Minnesota State. The Tigers (0-1) trailed by as many as 13, but got within one in the final two minutes,...

 

Bison Fall in Season Opener

PITTSBURG, Kan. – The Oklahoma Baptist University women's basketball team opened their season with a tough loss to Pittsburg State 96-78. This was the first game of the GAC-MIAA challenge. The Bison started the game very strong having taken a...

 

Lady Dawgs Take Down Washburn 80-62 in Season Opener

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Behind a career-high 22 points on perfect 7-of-7 shooting from sophomore Lauren Ramey, the #20-ranked Lady Bulldogs defeated Washburn 80-62 on Friday at the GAC / MIAA Crossover. Ramey poured in 13 points in the first half,...

 

Henderson Women Nab Opening Win 79-70 Over MSSU

SEARCY, Ark. — Henderson State got a career-high 20 points from sophomore Maci Mains and stifling team defense to notch a season-opening win over Missouri Southern 79-70. The Reddies' (1-0) defensive effort was led by senior Hailey Estes, who...

 

10 hospitalized from Oklahoma facility after flu shot mix-up

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Ten people at an Oklahoma care facility for people with intellectual disabilities were hospitalized after they were apparently accidentally injected with what's believed to be insulin rather than flu shots, authorities...

 

Cherokee Nation considers cutting school funds over policies

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council is considering whether the tribe should cut funding to schools that ban Native American students from observing cultural practices during events such as graduations. The council's Rules Committ...

 

Oklahoma abortion clinic takes on 'physicians only' laws

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City abortion clinic filed a lawsuit Friday challenging longstanding state laws that allow only physicians to perform abortions in Oklahoma, marking the sixth time in five years that the state's abortion...

 

Oklahoma woman imprisoned in failure-to-protect case is free

McLOUD, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma woman whose sentence for failing to report her boyfriend's abuse of her children was far harsher than his for the abuse itself wiped away tears and hugged family and friends Friday as she was released after 15...

 

Kansas Rep. Watkins pays account after foreclosure lawsuit

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Kansas Rep. Steve Watkins paid a homeowners association in Alaska that was seeking to foreclose on his condominium, an email sent by the property manager shows. The email shows that Watkins called the property...

 

Family seeks upgrade to park that honors black police chief

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Boston Daniels was chief of the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department for only one year. But he is remembered not only as the city's first black police chief, but for distinguishing himself as a cop who worked his way up...

 

Fire victims include former state education board member

DEERFIELD, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have identified the victims of a western Kansas fire as a former Kansas State Board of Education member and her rancher husband. The Kansas State Fire Marshal's Office says the fire started early Tuesday in the...

 

Got a weird text? A telecom vendor says it's to blame

If you woke up to a weird text that seemed totally out of place, you aren't alone. A mysterious wave of missives swept America's phones overnight, delivering confusing messages from friends, family and the occasional ex. Friends who hadn't talked to...

 

Customers help Waffle House worker left to run diner alone

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Waffle House is known to not close for anything - even if there's only one worker behind the counter. Ethan Crispo told AL.com that was the case early Sunday morning at a location in Birmingham, Alabama. He says he came in...

 

Germany, allies mark 30 years since Berlin Wall fell

BERLIN (AP) — Germany marked the 30th anniversary Saturday of the opening of the Berlin Wall, a pivotal moment in the events that brought down Communism in eastern Europe. Leaders from Germany, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic...

 

Iran says case open on ex-FBI agent missing there on CIA job

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran is acknowledging for the first time it has an open case before its Revolutionary Court over the 2007 disappearance of a former FBI agent on an unauthorized CIA mission to the country, renewing questions over...

 

Global debate gets underway over married Catholic priests

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Catholics reacted enthusiastically when bishops from across the Amazon called for the ordination of married men as priests to address the clergy shortage in that region. Such reforms have been pushed for decades by many Germ...

 

Harris, Warren compete for support from black female voters

Kamala Harris got a much needed boost this week when the California senator picked up the endorsement of Higher Heights, the country's largest political organization aimed at electing black women. But Elizabeth Warren would not be outdone. A day...

 

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