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Oklahoma man in Arkansas custody after stabbing, abduction

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — An eastern Oklahoma man was arrested early Wednesday in western Arkansas for the stabbing of his supervisor at a fast food restaurant and the abduction of his wife and 2-year-old daughter. Police in Fort Smith say...

 

Plainville man convicted in wife's death in 2018

STOCKTON, Kan. (AP) — A Plainville man has been found guilty in the death of his wife. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a news-release that a Rooks County jury found 37-year-old Alifonso Eduardo Garcia guilty of first-degree murder on...

 

Kansas City, Kansas, police say burned body found in barrel

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kansas City, Kansas, police are investigating a homicide after a man's burned body was found inside a barrel near a cemetery. Police found the body Wednesday morning near Memorial Park Cemetery after a passerby reported...

 

Board member resigns then changes his mind after LGBT vote

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita school board member who quit after a vote to expand protections for LGBTQ students and staff has rescinded his resignation. Vice President Mike Rodee brought up concerns about potential litigation in voting against a...

 

Kansas ag department offers website for stressed farmers

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Department of Agriculture is offering stressed farmers a place to find support and resources. A new website, kansasagstress.org, comes at a time when the number of farmers' suicides is rising across the nation. The...

 

Ray of festive cheer: Santa feeds the fish in Berlin

BERLIN (AP) — Santa has taken a dive in Berlin. A diver dressed as Father Christmas - and a companion dressed as an angel - descended into the tank at the Sea Life aquarium in Berlin on Thursday to offer the fish some seasonal cheer. The festive...

 

Woman accidentally calls DA investigator, gets needed walker

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An 84-year-old New Mexico woman's misdial meant for a medical supply store went to an investigator in a district attorney's office — and led to a new walker. KOB-TV reports Bernice Weems mistakenly called Kyle Hartsock...

 

Nevada governor pans counties' request for Area 51 event aid

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's governor says the state might not reimburse two rural counties seeking disaster relief aid over "Storm Area 51" events that attracted less-than-anticipated crowds in September to remote towns near a formerly...

 

Baghdad mob kills teen gunman and strings up his corpse

BAGHDAD (AP) — An angry mob killed a 16-year-old and strung up the corpse by its feet from a traffic pole after the teen shot and killed six people Thursday, including four anti-government protesters, Iraqi officials said. Dozens of people pointed...

 

Judiciary panel debates Trump impeachment, moves toward vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee launched a lively, marathon session Thursday ahead of voting on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. a historic step as the deeply partisan panel prepares to send the charges to...

 

Authorities tie killers in New Jersey attack to fringe group

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The two killers who stormed a kosher market in Jersey City had apparently been followers of the Black Hebrew Israelites — a fringe group whose members have been known to rail against white people and Jews — and one of...

 

Sold to China as a bride, she came home on brink of death

MAZAIKEWALE, Pakistan (AP) — Sold by her family as a bride to a Chinese man, Samiya David spent only two months in China. When she returned to Pakistan, the once robust woman was nearly unrecognizable: malnourished, too weak to walk, her speech...

 

Trump criticizes climate activist Thunberg after Time honor

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg on Thursday, a day after she was named by Time as its Person of the Year, calling her selection "ridiculous." The Swedish teenager has become a...

 

New Zealand planning retrieval of bodies on volcanic island

WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — A team of eight New Zealand military specialists will land on a small volcanic island early Friday to attempt to retrieve the bodies of eight victims of an eruption that claimed eight other lives. New Zealand police sa...

 

Myanmar's Suu Kyi's defense of army puzzles former admirers

BANGKOK (AP) — What drives Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar who this week defended her country at the International Court of Justice against charges that it carried out genocide against its Muslim Rohingya minority? There was a time when...

 

Nobel winner's army defense blasted in Myanmar genocide case

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Lawyers seeking to halt what they allege is ongoing genocide in Myanmar have slammed leader Aung San Suu Kyi's defense of her country's armed forces, saying Thursday that the Nobel Peace Prize winner and former...

 

Wealthy German family gives millions to Holocaust survivors

BERLIN (AP) — One of Germany's richest families, which owns Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Pret A Manger and other international brands, is giving millions to support Holocaust survivors as it seeks to atone for its use of forced laborers during the Nazi...

 

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