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Storm knock off Division I Oral Roberts

TULSA, Okla. — For the first time in school history, Southern Nazarene knocked off an NCAA Division I opponent with a 68-60 win at Oral Roberts in an exhibition Friday night. Micah Speight had a game-high 21 points as he was 7-for-14 from the field...

 

Bulldogs Fall To Panhandle State at the Buzzer

WEATHERFORD, Okla. – SWOSU Men's Basketball led Panhandle State by as many as 12 with 12:21 remaining in the second half, but the Aggies inched their way back and eventually won the game on a desperation deep three point shot as time expired ...

 

Trump hails civil rights heroes; protesters pan his record

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump paid tribute Saturday to the leaders and foot soldiers of the civil rights movement whose sacrifices help make the United States a fairer and more just country, though protests surrounding his visit to...

 

PM announces on state TV Iraq's war against IS has ended

BAGHDAD (AP) — After more than three years of combat operations, Iraq announced Saturday that the fight against the Islamic State group is over after the country's security forces drove the extremists from all of the territory they once held....

 

Israeli strikes kill 2 Hamas men after Gaza rocket attack

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli airstrikes killed two Hamas members early Saturday following a rocket attack on Israel, in the latest fallout from President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital — a development...

 

Firefighters forced to step aside as winds powered infernos

FALLBROOK, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters in Southern California were on high alert for dangerous fire potential even before the first blazes broke out. But once flames met ferocious winds, fire crews were mostly powerless to stop infernos that...

 

Archaeologists discover 2 ancient tombs in Egypt's Luxor

LUXOR, Egypt (AP) — Egypt on Saturday announced the discovery of two small ancient tombs in the southern city Luxor dating back some 3,500 years and hoped it will help the country's efforts to revive its ailing tourism sector. The tombs, located...

 

Trump trying to help push Moore across Alabama finish line

PENSACOLA, Florida (AP) — President Donald Trump is trying to push embattled GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore across the finish line in Tuesday's election in Alabama by contending the Democratic nominee would oppose "what we must do" for the nation....

 

New Mexico school closed indefinitely after deadly shooting

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — A northwestern New Mexico high school where a deadly shooting occurred will remain closed until further notice. Authorities say 21-year-old William Atchison, a former student at Aztec High School, shot and killed two students at...

 

Texas student takes to school gun reported stolen in 2012

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Authorities in West Texas say an elementary school student took a gun to his campus that had been reported stolen in New Mexico in 2012. The El Paso Times reports an investigation by police determined the gun and ammunition...

 

New Mexico school shooter left note plotting attack, suicide

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — A 21-year-old gunman who disguised himself as a student to get into a New Mexico high school where he killed two students had caught the attention of U.S. investigators more than a year ago, authorities said Friday. William...

 

Colorado mill looks for assurances on $500 million expansion

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — A Chicago-based steel company is seeking assurances of low electricity prices before it commits to a $500 million upgrade at a Colorado mill that would add 200 jobs. The Pueblo Chieftain reports that state and utility...

 

National monument eyed in Montana as others reduced by Trump

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Even as it clashes with American Indians over reductions to national monuments in the Southwest, the Trump administration is engaging with a Montana tribe over the creation of a new monument on the border of its reservation....

 

Tyson Foods increases investment in meatless meat company

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — One of the world's largest meat producers has increased its investment in a company that makes meatless meat. Tyson Foods had previously had a 5 percent stake in the protein producer Beyond Meat, and said in a statement...

 

Man featured in 'Farmers for America' documentary

AUGUSTA, W.Va. (AP) — Calvin Riggleman, 36, got his start in farming the way many do. He grew up on his family's multigenerational farm in Hampshire County, working in his grandparents' orchard. "It's something I did all the time, and it was never...

 

Colorado's cattle feedlots a potential risk to waterways

DENVER (AP) — After a 2015 rainstorm, bait shop owner Kenny Condrey went to check on some river-fed ponds near his eastern Colorado home. What he found confirmed his fears. Dead fish lined the banks and floated on the water. It was bad news for...

 

Forest Service using new tech for post-fire work in Montana

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The work is only beginning for the U.S. Forest Service when the last wisp of smoke disappears from any large wildfire. After more than 700,000 acres of national forest lands burned in Montana this summer, the agency decided...

 

Colorado Crisis Line expands to help farmers and ranchers

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado's crisis hotline is taking on a population that might not occur to you: Farmers and ranchers. The statewide, 24-7 crisis line was launched by Gov. John Hickenlooper and the Colorado Department of Human...

 

Oklahoma veterinarian removes 21 pacifiers from dog's belly

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma mother and father couldn't figure out what was happening to their child's pacifiers until the baby's grandmother saw the family dog swipe one off a counter. One nauseous pooch and a trip to their veterinarian's...

 

Minnesota researchers create Alzheimer's detection device

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — University of Minnesota researchers have created new technology aimed at making it easier to detect the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers from the Center for Drug Design used a camera to gather images of light...

 

Outreach fuels calls for mental health services on campuses

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mary Ciochetty stood in the middle of John C. Hodges Library at the University of Tennessee and wrote a note, "You are loved!!!" She posted it on a billboard filled with other words of encouragement. You can do it. Only one...

 

Delaware companies find value in autistic workers

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — More and more Delaware companies are seeking out people with autism because they're finding they have qualities — particularly their attention to detail and fierce loyalty — that make them high performing employees....

 

Funding at risk for children's health insurance, clinics

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and others are sounding the alarm over the expiration of federal funding that provides health insurance to 116,000 lower-income children in Michigan, saying cancellation notices may be sent to...

 

New drug could stall deadly symptoms of rattlesnake bite

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — As soon as a rattlesnake sinks its fangs into a victim, the venom starts traveling through the bloodstream. Within seconds, people can experience pain, swelling, bleeding and trouble breathing. It's a race against time to get...

 

Portrait of Hillary Clinton set off security dogs in Miami

MIAMI (AP) — When two security dogs reacted to a suspicious crate before an art show opening, Miami police officers briefly shut down the area to investigate the possible threat. But when they opened up the crate Saturday morning, officers found...

 

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