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FHSU police warn of phone scam seeking nude videos

HAYS, Kan. (AP) — It might go without saying that a caller claiming to be with police who demands nude videos is a scammer. But Fort Hays State University police are warning the public anyway. The Wichita Eagle reports that a statement from the...

 

Washburn Tech gifts a Kansas mother with a recycled ride

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Washburn Tech Institute's Recycled Rides program has granted a Kansas mother the gift of a lifetime. Kayla Hupp is the beneficiary of the program's 25th vehicle, according to The Topeka Capital-Journal . Recycled Rides partners...

 

Ex-teacher pleads not guilty to sex encounter with student

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A former Olathe teacher and Shawnee City Council member will go to trial after pleading not guilty to having a sexual encounter with a student. Thirty-three-year-old Justin Adrian waived his right to a preliminary hearing...

 

Mmm ... Bacon! Vending machine a hit on Ohio State U campus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Many Ohio State University students are taking a break from studying for final exams by making a bacon run. Senior Sarah Page, who studies meat science, says the bacon vending machine at the College of Food, Agricultural, and...

 

China: Canada's detention of Huawei exec 'vile in nature'

BEIJING (AP) — China summoned the Canadian ambassador to protest the detention of a top executive of leading Chinese tech giant Huawei, calling it "unreasonable, unconscionable, and vile in nature" and warning of "grave consequences" if she is not...

 

Oklahoma's Murray edges Alabama's Tagovailoa for Heisman

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyler Murray replaced a Heisman Trophy winner by becoming a Heisman Trophy winner. The Oklahoma quarterback won college football's most prestigious individual award Saturday night, edging Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa and setting up a...

 

White House chief of staff John Kelly to leave at year's end

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job by year's end amid an expected West Wing reshuffling reflecting a focus on the 2020 re-election campaign and the challenge of governing with...

 

Comey: Russia investigation initially looked at 4 Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI's counterintelligence investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia initially focused on four Americans and whether they were connected to Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential...

 

Rioting engulfs Paris as anger grows over high French taxes

PARIS (AP) — The rumble of armored police trucks and the hiss of tear gas filled central Paris on Saturday, as French riot police fought to contain thousands of yellow-vested protesters venting their anger against the government in a movement that...

 

Man arrested in Texas after telling kids Santa isn't real

DALLAS (AP) — Police say a 31-year-old protester who told children Santa Claus is not real has been arrested for trespassing at a North Texas church. Aaron Urbanski was arrested Saturday after authorities were called to a church in Cleburne, which...

 

Dog that survived California wildfire guarded home for weeks

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A dog that survived the catastrophic wildfire in Northern California apparently protected the ruins of his home for almost a month until his owner returned. Madison was there waiting when Andrea Gaylord was allowed back to...

 

FBI: Man charged in kidnapping, death of North Carolina teen

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — Police have arrested and charged a man with killing a 13-year-old girl who was kidnapped last month from a North Carolina mobile home park. The FBI said early Saturday that Michael Ray McLellan has been charged in connection...

 

Protesters march as UN climate talks hit fossil fuel snag

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Thousands of people from around the world marched Saturday through the southern Polish city that's hosting this year's U.N. climate talks, demanding that their governments take tougher action to curb global warming. Proteste...

 

Closer legal peril for Trump in probes; he sees no collusion

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was in touch as far back as 2015 with a Russian who offered "political synergy" with the Trump election campaign and proposed a meeting between the candidate and Russian...

 

Analysis: Legal clouds over Trump grow with new disclosures

WASHINGTON (AP) — The more that special counsel Robert Mueller and federal prosecutors reveal, the darker grow the legal clouds over President Donald Trump. Trump's own Justice Department has now implicated him in a crime, accusing him of...

 

After defeat in Iraq, IS fights on in last enclave in Syria

BAGHDAD (AP) — A year after it was routed from Iraq in a devastating war that left entire neighborhoods and towns in ruins, the Islamic State group is fighting to hang on to its last enclave in eastern Syria, engaging in deadly battles with...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's trade claims, Paris protesters' chant

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager for a historic trade agreement, President Donald Trump is claiming done deals with China that aren't measuring up to the hype. He describes last week's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Buenos Aires, Argentina,...

 

SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, following a slight delay caused by a communication drop-out. The Dragon capsule pulled up at the orbiting lab three...

 

Battle of wills: Tiny order of French nuns takes on Vatican

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has an unusual dilemma on its hands after nearly all the nuns in a tiny French religious order threatened to renounce their vows rather than accept the Holy See's decision to remove their superior. The sisters argue...

 

Students learn about engineering while building edible cars

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A concoction of celery, cake frosting, uncooked spaghetti noodles and assorted candies would be enough to make a person's stomach turn, but for some area students it was a winning recipe. And while some did more snacking...

 

'Hamilton' choreographer works with Tulsa Ballet

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Right now, things are just a little too pretty for Andy Blankenbuehler. It's a Friday afternoon in November, and Tulsa Ballet dancers are working through a passage from the first ballet created by Blankenbuehler, the Tony...

 

Oklahoma woman expresses herself through poetry

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Two things have long weighed on Jessica Steward's heart — serving her country and sharing her emotions. She said she had wanted to be in the military for as long as she could remember. "This is my country, I'm supposed to...

 

Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray apologizes for anti-gay tweets

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Newly minted Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray is apologizing for anti-gay tweets posted to his Twitter account several years ago, when he was 14 and 15. The Oklahoma quarterback tweeted : "I apologize for the tweets that...

 

Wichita gets anti-gun violence mural sponsored by Toms

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita's newest mural is among several pieces of outdoor artwork to be painted throughout the Midwest as a part of a national campaign to end gun violence. Oklahoma artists Daniel Gulick and Anthony Carrera painted the...

 

'Person of interest' in Albuquerque double homicide arrested

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Albuquerque say a "person of interest" in a double homicide investigation has been arrested in Oklahoma. They say 39-year-old Richard Alan Ross was found with the victims' vehicle and other pieces of evidence....

 

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