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Rich sex offender Epstein settles 1 suit, but more to come

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A decade ago, Florida financier Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty to sex crimes involving underage girls and got 13 months behind bars. What the public and his accusers didn't know at the time was that he had secretly...

 

George H.W. Bush's legacy on racial issues is complicated

George H.W. Bush got elected president after a campaign marked by the infamous Willie Horton ad, about a black murderer who raped a white woman while on a weekend furlough from prison. On the other side of the racial ledger, Bush appointed Gen. Colin...

 

House GOP campaign arm targeted by 'unknown entity' in 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of emails were stolen from aides to the National Republican Congressional Committee during the 2018 midterm campaign, a major breach exposing vulnerabilities that have kept cybersecurity experts on edge since the 2016...

 

Crowds honor Bush for long service, from war to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Soldiers, citizens in wheelchairs and long lines of others on foot wound through the hushed Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday to view George H.W. Bush's casket and remember a president whose legacy included World War military service...

 

Arkansas school district allows paper to post banned article

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas school district that ordered a student newspaper to take down an investigative report now says the article can be re-published on its website. A spokesman for the Springdale School District said Tuesday the...

 

1st baby born using uterus transplanted from deceased donor

LONDON (AP) — Brazilian doctors are reporting the world's first baby born to a woman with a uterus transplanted from a deceased donor. Eleven previous births have used a transplanted womb but from a living donor, usually a relative or friend....

 

2 attorneys general to subpoena Trump Organization, Treasury

WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorneys general of the District of Columbia and Maryland plan to file subpoenas Tuesday seeking records from the Trump Organization, the Treasury Department and dozens of other entities as part of a lawsuit accusing Donald T...

 

AP FACT CHECK: 'Tariff Man' Trump wrong on import taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump promised on Twitter that tariffs would maximize the country's economic heft and "MAKE AMERICA RICH AGAIN." Almost all economists say the president is wrong. That's because tariffs are taxes on imports. They...

 

US sets deadline for Russia, warns it may quit nuclear pact

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States warned Russia Tuesday it has 60 days to start complying with a landmark missile treaty or Washington could abandon the pact, creating doubts about nuclear security in Europe. At NATO talks in Brussels, Secretary...

 

Soldier who tried to help terrorists gets 25-year sentence

HONOLULU (AP) — A soldier based in Hawaii was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in prison for trying to help the Islamic State group. Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang, 35, pleaded guilty in August to four counts of attempting to provide material support to...

 

After CIA briefing, senators lay blame on Saudi crown prince

WASHINGTON (AP) — Breaking with President Donald Trump, senators leaving a briefing with CIA Director Gina Haspel on Tuesday said they are even more convinced that Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in the death of Saudi...

 

Good boy: Sully the service dog visits Bush's casket

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's often said that if you want a friend in Washington, get a dog. For the last six months, Sully the service dog was President George H.W. Bush's. The yellow Labrador Retriever visited the president's casket in the Capitol...

 

Israeli operation targets Hezbollah cross-border tunnels

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military launched an open-ended operation Tuesday to destroy what it said was a network of attack tunnels built by Hezbollah, saying it had foiled a plot by the Iranian-backed militant group to carry out a deadly...

 

Mueller to detail ex-NSA Flynn's cooperation in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller is set to give the first public insight into how much information President Donald Trump's former national security adviser has shared with prosecutors in the Russia investigation. The special counse...

 

Improving student literacy

Alva High School Principal Les Potter is enthusiastic about the school's classroom teachers. He told the Alva Board of Education Monday that he's asked school faculty and staff to focus on "telling...

 

Aline-Cleo November Student of the Month

Myah Cunningham, seventh grade, has been chosen as the November Student of the Month at Aline-Cleo school. She feels the school's students have become family because it is so small. She is inspired...

 

Find 'Christmas in the Heartland' at Kiowa Sunday afternoon

Hopefully there won't be too much snow for “Kiowa's Christmas in the Heartland” Sunday afternoon. That's because Kiowa's Chamber of Commerce has a full afternoon of activities planned for you from shopping, a free movie and Santa to a lighted...

 

SCCF gives $5,400 to Barber County, community and teacher grants

The South Central Community Foundation, based in Pratt, Kansas, awards grants to help provide funding for quality programs and projects that allow local communities to succeed. Recently the SCCF presented Barber County with a $5,400 grant for...

 

KDH Board – Jeans and Gems raises $20,000; room changes at manor

Kiowa District Hospital Board President Pat Myers called the December meeting of the board to order with all members present including Chantae Simpson, Miranda Allen, Jeff Miller and Jim Parker. Also at the board table were Robert Whitaker, CEO, and...

 

Barber County Cattlemen's Association scholarships

The Barber County Cattlemen’s Association will once again be offering scholarships to local high school seniors and college age youth. Scholarships will be a minimum of $500 each and are available to any Barber County resident, individual...

 

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