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Italian dentist presents fake arm for vaccine to get pass

MILAN (AP) — A dentist in Italy faces possible criminal charges after trying to receive a coronavirus vaccine in a fake arm made of silicone. A nurse in the northern city of Biella, Filippa Bua, said she could tell right away that something was...

 

7-day average of Oklahoma coronavirus cases again tops 1,000

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The seven-day rolling average number of new coronavirus cases each day in Oklahoma has again topped 1,000, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The average number of new cases daily during the past seven days...

 

Man acquitted in granddaughter's carbon monoxide death

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has been acquitted of first-degree murder in the death of his 4-year-old granddaughter from carbon monoxide poisoning. A Shawnee County District Court jury on Friday acquitted Timothy Wayne Funk, 58, of murder and...

 

Sheriff identifies girl, suspect killed in Kansas shooting

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office has identified a suspect in two shootings that left a 7-year-old girl dead and two other people wounded before he died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. Keith Johnson Jr.,...

 

Italian dentist presents fake arm for vaccine to get pass

MILAN (AP) — A dentist in Italy faces possible criminal charges after trying to receive a coronavirus vaccine in a fake arm made of silicone. A nurse in the northern city of Biella, Filippa Bua, said she could tell right away that something was...

 

Michigan parents found in building; bond set at $500K apiece

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A judge imposed a combined $1 million bond Saturday for the parents of the Michigan teen charged with killing four students at Oxford High School, hours after police said they were caught hiding in a Detroit commercial...

 

Trump media partner says it has lined up $1B in capital

PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — Donald Trump's new social media company and its special purpose acquisition company partner say the partner has agreements for $1 billion in capital from institutional investors. The former president launched his new...

 

EXPLAINER: How unusual to charge parents in school shooting?

Guns used in U.S. school shootings have often come from the homes of young perpetrators, but parents are rarely charged for the violence that occurs, experts say. That's what makes the case against Ethan Crumbley's parents uncommon, following the...

 
 By CLIFF BRUNT    Sports    December 5, 2021

New Oklahoma coach Brent Venables turns attention to players

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Brent Venables already has received two Oklahoma welcomes fit for a king. Hundreds of Sooners fans who watched coach Lincoln Riley leave for Southern California last week flocked to Norman's airport on Sunday night to cheer...

 

101-year-old returns to Pearl Harbor to remember those lost

HONOLULU (AP) — When Japanese bombs began falling on Pearl Harbor, U.S. Navy Seaman 1st Class David Russell first sought refuge below deck on the USS Oklahoma. But a split-second decision on that December morning 80 years ago changed his mind, and...

 

Kansas to get $27.6M from firm investigated over drug costs

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will receive nearly $27.6 million from a legal settlement with the company that manages prescription costs for its Medicaid program, after an investigation into whether the company had overcharged the state, Attorney...

 

Bob Dole, a man of war, power, zingers and denied ambition

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bob Dole willed himself to walk again after paralyzing war wounds, ran for Congress with a right arm too damaged to shake hands, and rose through the Senate ranks to become a long-serving Republican leader and tough and tireless...

 

Omicron v. delta: Battle of coronavirus mutants is critical

As the omicron coronavirus variant spreads in southern Africa and pops up in countries all around the world, scientists are anxiously watching a battle play out that could determine the future of the pandemic. Can the latest competitor to the...

 

Biden-Putin talks on Ukraine crisis rooted in older dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Cold War ended 30 years ago this month, but one unresolved issue — how closely Ukraine, a former Soviet republic, can ally with the West — is now creating some of the deepest U.S.-Russian tensions in years. The dispute...

 

Justice Department sues Texas over new redistricting maps

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Justice Department sued Texas on Monday over its new redistricting maps, saying the plans discriminate against minority voters, particularly Latinos, who have fueled the state's population boom. The lawsuit claims the...

 

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