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No. 23 K-State rallies from 11-point deficit to beat Kansas 31-27 in Sunflower Showdown

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State celebrated on the Jayhawk logo at midfield inside Memorial Stadium one more time Saturday night, shortly after the Wildcats extended their Sunshine Showdown winning streak to 15 straight in the final game before...

 

Kansas school forced 8-year-old Native American boy to cut his hair, ACLU says

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas grade school forced an 8-year-old Native American boy to cut off his hair after he grew it out for cultural reasons, the American Civil Liberties Union said. In a letter sent Friday, the ACLU demanded that the Girard...

 

Health workers evacuate 31 'very sick' babies from Gaza's largest hospital

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — The World Health Organization says 31 "very sick" premature babies have been evacuated from Gaza's largest hospital and safely transported to another in the south. A U.N. team said earlier Sunday that more than 250 pa...

 

A man who killed 3 women and a teenager is found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police say

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A suspect in Tennessee died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot while on the run early Sunday after he allegedly killed four and seriously injured a fifth victim during a deadly outbreak of domestic violence Saturday night,...

 

Why Americans feel gloomy about the economy despite falling inflation and low unemployment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation has reached its lowest point in 2 1/2 years. The unemployment rate has stayed below 4% for the longest stretch since the 1960s. And the U.S. economy has repeatedly defied predictions of a coming recession. Yet according...

 

A law that launched 2,500 sex abuse suits is expiring. It's left a trail of claims vs. celebs, jails

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — For a year, a special New York law has cleared the way for a wave of headline-grabbing lawsuits against famous men accused of sexual misconduct, including former President Donald Trump, hip hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs and the...

 

For this group of trans women, the pope and his message of inclusivity are a welcome change

TORVAIANICA, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis' recent gesture of welcome for transgender Catholics has resonated strongly in a working class, seaside town south of Rome, where a community of trans women has found help and hope through a remarkable...

 

Climate change is hurting coral worldwide. But these reefs off the Texas coast are thriving

OFF THE COAST OF GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Divers descending into azure waters far off the Texas coast dip below a horizon dotted with oil and gas platforms into an otherworldly landscape of undersea mountains crusted with yellow, orange and pink...

 

Carlton Pearson, influential Oklahoma megachurch founder who rejected hell, dies at age 70

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The founder of a former megachurch in Oklahoma who was branded a heretic and lost one audience — but gained a new one — after he rejected the idea of hell and supported gay rights has died, his agent said Monday. Bishop Car...

 

Save Room For Dessert And Football: States That LOVE The Thanksgiving Holiday

Last year, nearly 99 million Americans watched football in the midst or aftermath of their Thanksgiving feast – where they consumed around 4000 calories apiece. Thanksgiving is a cherished American holiday when people across the United States come...

 

2 people killed, 3 injured when shots were fired during a gathering at an Oklahoma house, police say

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two people were killed and three were wounded when shots were fired early Sunday during an argument at a gathering at an Oklahoma home, police said. Tulsa police said officers were called to the home at about 2 a.m. Police have...

 

Kansas strengthens grip on No. 1 in AP Top 25; Miami grabs its first top 10 ranking since 2018

Kansas' comeback win in a marquee matchup kept the Jayhawks firmly entrenched atop The Associated Press Top 25 men's college basketball poll on Monday while Miami climbed to its highest ranking in nearly five years. The Jayhawks stayed at No. 1 and...

 

Microsoft hires 2 leading executives from company that created ChatGPT

Microsoft on Monday hired two leading executives from the company that created ChatGPT after one of them was abruptly fired by OpenAI, the startup whose chatbot kicked off the era of generative artificial intelligence. The developments followed a...

 

Israel battles Hamas near another Gaza hospital sheltering thousands

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli forces pressed their offensive against Hamas in northern Gaza on Monday, battling militants around a hospital where thousands of patients and displaced people have been sheltering for weeks, and where...

 

Federal appeals court deals a blow to Voting Rights Act, ruling that private plaintiffs can't sue

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided federal appeals court on Monday ruled that private individuals and groups such as the NAACP do not have the ability to sue under a key section of the federal Voting Rights Act, a decision that contradicts decades of...

 

Company that created ChatGPT is thrown into turmoil after Microsoft hires its ousted CEO

The company that created ChatGPT was thrown into turmoil Monday after Microsoft hired its ousted CEO and many employees threatened to follow him in a conflict that centered in part on how to build artificial intelligence that's smarter than humans....

 

The lion, the wig and the warrior. Who is Javier Milei, Argentina's president-elect?

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — His legions of fans call him "the madman" and "the wig" due to his ferocity and unruly mop of hair. Javier Milei refers to himself as "the lion." The 53-year-old economist has rocked Argentina's political...

 

With the world's eyes on Gaza, attacks are on the rise in the West Bank, which faces its own war

QUSRA, West Bank (AP) — When Israeli warplanes swooped over the Gaza Strip following Hamas militants' deadly attack on southern Israel, Palestinians say a different kind of war took hold in the occupied West Bank. Overnight, the territory was...

 

Georgia deputy who shot absolved man had been fired for excessive force. Critics blame the sheriff

When Staff Sgt. Buck Aldridge fatally shot Leonard Cure during a roadside struggle after pulling him over for speeding, it wasn't the first time a traffic stop involving the Camden County sheriff's deputy had spiraled into violence. Last year,...

 

A Montana farmer with a flattop and ample lobbyist cash stands between the GOP and Senate control

BIGFORK, Mont. (AP) — After 17 years in the U.S. Senate, Democrat Jon Tester is a well-known commodity in Montana — a plain-spoken grain farmer with a flattop and a carefully cultivated reputation as a moderate. The 67-year-old lawmaker smiled an...

 

Michigan school shooting survivor heals with surgery, a trusted horse and a chance to tell her story

MAYFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 19-year-old college student who has survived two deadly mass school shootings in Michigan says things are looking up, but she remains dismayed by continued gun violence in the U.S. Kylie Ossege was shot and tempora...

 

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