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Adam Causey named Texas-based news editor

DALLAS (AP) — Adam Kealoha Causey, The Associated Press' administrative correspondent in Oklahoma, has been named news editor overseeing Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma. The appointment was announced Thursday by Tom Berman, the AP's news director for...

 

Walmart chooses Topeka for distribution center with 300 jobs

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Walmart will build a $200 million distribution center in Topeka, bringing 300 jobs over the next five years to the Kansas capital, the company announced Wednesday. The company announced the plans at a meeting with the city's...

 

Inmate charged in riots leading to Oklahoma prison lockdowns

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Charges were filed this week against an Oklahoma state prison inmate in connection with prison fights that led to a statewide lockdown of the facilities. Court documents show former Lawton Correctional Facility inmate Justin...

 

Long-awaited Native American museum in Oklahoma has new name

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The long-awaited American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in Oklahoma City is getting a new name. City and tribal officials announced Thursday the facility will be called the First Americans Museum. Museum officials say the...

 

Houston's Altus Foundation Gala Attendees Pledge More Than $1.5 Million to Help Communities With Free Healthcare, Pathways to Opportunity and More

HOUSTON - December 11, 2019 - ( Newswire.com ) The Altus Foundation's annual Houston Gala on Saturday, December 7, hosted 1,300 guests and broke previous records, receiving more than $1.5 million in pledges that will give back to the community...

 

Adam Causey named Texas-based news editor

DALLAS (AP) — Adam Kealoha Causey, The Associated Press' administrative correspondent in Oklahoma, has been named news editor overseeing Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma. The appointment was announced Thursday by Tom Berman, the AP's news director for...

 

Winter is coming: 5 essential reads about snow and ice

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Jennifer Weeks, The Conversation (THE CONVERSATION) As cold weather settles in across North America, some communities have already...

 

Oklahoma court upholds convictions in deaths of 2 children

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Thursday upheld the separate murder convictions and life prison sentences of two people in the deaths of two young girls. The court rejected appeals by Michael Andrew Nordbye, 33, of...

 

Land management relocation plan to receive further scrutiny

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A federal oversight office will look into a plan to relocate Bureau of Land Management jobs to Colorado and other western states, officials said. The Government Accountability Office agreed to review the Interior...

 

House panel presses toward historic Trump impeachment vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee pushed deliberately toward a historic vote Thursday night to approve articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, splitting sharply along party lines in a grueling session that stretched la...

 

T-Mobile CEO says if Sprint deal fails, prices may go up

NEW YORK (AP) — T-Mobile CEO John Legere said if his company's $26.5 billion deal to buy Sprint fails, it may have to raise prices to slow user growth and relieve stress on the T-Mobile network. He said that would be his "worst nightmare."...

 

California library gains hundreds of presidential documents

SAN MARINO, Calif. (AP) — History scholars are getting a new trove of priceless presidential papers to pore over at Southern California's Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens. The Huntington announced Thursday that 340 artifacts foc...

 

Regulators to set up 3-digit suicide hotline number like 911

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators are setting up a new three-digit number to reach a suicide prevention hotline in order to make it easier to seek help and reduce the stigma associated with mental health. Once it's implemented, people will just...

 

NYPD: 'Grinch' gets in way of Rockefeller Center tree-goers

NEW YORK (AP) — Call him the Grinch who blocked traffic. Police issued a summons Thursday to a man dressed as Dr. Seuss' famed yuletide killjoy for getting in the way of pedestrians flocking to the Christmas tree at New York City's Rockefeller...

 

Competency trial underway for man in 1999 Oklahoma slayings

VINITA, Okla. (AP) — A trial began Friday to determine the mental competency of a Kansas man to stand trial on murder charges in the deaths of a northeast Oklahoma couple and the presumed deaths of their 16-year-old daughter and her 16-year-old...

 

Man suspected of abducting woman is fatally shot by police

CORDELL, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man suspected of abducting a woman and missing a court date on charges of assaulting two police officers was shot and killed Thursday by police in western Oklahoma, authorities said. Cade Humphrey, 30, died at a...

 

Security guard convicted in fatal shooting near Missouri bar

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A security guard who claimed he was acting in self-defense when he fatally shot a man who was sitting in a car near a Kansas City bar has been convicted of second-degree murder. Christopher Jones, 37, was convicted Thursday...

 

Virginia man convicted in $3 million romance fraud scheme

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Virginia man was convicted Friday in federal court in Missouri for his role in a scheme that defrauded lonely women across the country out of nearly $3 million. Henry N. Asomani, 34, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Ghana...

 

Kansas Sen. Moran says he is undecided on removing Trump

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Republican Sen. Jerry Moran said Friday that he hasn't decided how he would vote on removing President Donald Trump from office if the House impeaches Trump as expected. Moran was asked while attending an event in Topeka...

 

Man pleads guilty in accidental shooting death of cousin

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man has been convicted of killing his cousin in an accidental shooting while passing around guns and drinking alcohol. Martin David Ruiz Jr. is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 11 for involuntary manslaughter in the...

 

Kansas community college denies claims in heatstroke death

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Attorneys for the parents of a 19-year-old football player who died of heatstroke on the first day of practice at a Kansas community college said Thursday that negotiations with the school remain on track, downplaying the...

 

In surprise decision, US approves muscular dystrophy drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators approved a second drug for a debilitating form of muscular dystrophy, a surprise decision after the medication was rejected for safety concerns just four months ago. The ruling marks the second time the...

 

141-year-old fruitcake is a Michigan family's heirloom

TECUMSEH, Mich. (AP) — Some families pass down jewelry, watches or even recipes. But a Michigan family has its own heirloom: a 141-year-old fruitcake. "It's a great thing," said Julie Ruttinger, the great great granddaughter of Fidelia Ford, who...

 

Wandering camel, cow, donkey to be featured in live Nativity

GODDARD, Kan. (AP) — A camel, cow and donkey that were found roaming together along a Kansas road have been booked to appear in a Christmas Nativity scene. The trio will be the celebrity guests Saturday during a holiday event at the Tanganyika...

 

Boy, 13, arrested in killing of Barnard College freshman

NEW YORK (AP) — A 13-year-old boy was arrested Friday in the stabbing death of a Barnard College freshman who was approached in a park by as many as three youths as she ventured from her New York City campus on the eve of final exams. The arrest...

 

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