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Launch of next generation GPS satellite postponed for 1 day

DENVER (AP) — The launch of a new GPS satellite was postponed for one day Tuesday because of an unspecified problem with the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that will put the satellite in orbit. Liftoff was rescheduled for Wednesday at Cape Canaveral, Flori...

 

Social media and misinformation: It's a game of whack-a-mole

NEW YORK (AP) — It's a high-stakes game of whack-a-mole with no end in sight. Social media companies are fighting an expensive and increasingly complex battle against Russian trolls who are using catchy memes, bots and fake accounts to influence...

 

Denver airport first to use new TSA full-body scanner

DENVER (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration at Denver International Airport is using a new technology that allows travelers to keep their hands at their side when screened at security checkpoints. The Colorado Sun reports airport CEO...

 

Texas county official wants resignations after $525K scam

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — The top elected official in a South Texas county is calling for the resignation of two officials for failing to protect the county from an electronic payment scam that cost it more than $525,000. An outside review...

 

Democrats unable to quell internal squabble over voter data

Democratic National Committee officials and a group of state party leaders were unable Tuesday to resolve their bitter fight over how the party manages and pays for the voter data used in campaigns. The saga, which spilled into open view in recent...

 

NASA's 1st flight to moon, Apollo 8, marks 50th anniversary

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Fifty years ago on Christmas Eve, a tumultuous year of assassinations, riots and war drew to a close in heroic and hopeful fashion with the three Apollo 8 astronauts reading from the Book of Genesis on live TV as they...

 

Elon Musk to unveil underground tunnel, transport cars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk is set to unveil an underground transportation tunnel on Tuesday that could move people faster than subways. Musk also plans to show off the autonomous cars that will carry people through the test...

 

Police: Man tried to pay for McDonald's with bag of weed

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida say a 23-year-old man went through a McDonald's drive-thru and tried to pay for his order with a bag of marijuana. News outlets report Port St. Lucie police say the fast food worker denied the trade...

 

Good boy! Service dog gets honorary diploma

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Whenever Brittany Hawley went to class, her loyal service dog Griffin was there. If she needed her cell phone, Griffin would fetch it. Even when she assisted patients as part of an internship, Griffin was there helping out as...

 

Senate overwhelmingly passes criminal justice overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a sweeping criminal justice bill Tuesday that addresses concerns that the nation's war on drugs had led to the imprisonment of too many Americans for non-violent crimes without adequately preparing them for...

 

Judge delays Flynn sentencing, 'not hiding disgust' at crime

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge Tuesday abruptly postponed the sentencing of President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, declaring himself disgusted and disdainful of Flynn's crime of lying to the FBI and raising the...

 

Martha McSally to fill McCain Senate seat after losing race

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's governor on Tuesday appointed U.S. Rep. Martha McSally to replace Sen. Jon Kyl in the seat that belonged to the late John McCain, sending the GOP congresswoman back to Washington just a month after she lost a tight race for...

 

Trump Foundation reaches deal to dissolve amid lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's charitable foundation reached a deal Tuesday to go out of business, even as Trump continues to fight allegations he misused its assets to resolve business disputes and boost his run for the White House. New...

 

'Laverne & Shirley' star, 'Big' director Penny Marshall dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Penny Marshall, who indelibly starred in the top-rated sitcom "Laverne & Shirley" before becoming the trailblazing director of smash-hit big-screen comedies such as "Big" and "A League of Their Own," has died. She was 75. Michelle...

 

Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration Tuesday banned bump stocks, the firearm attachments that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like machine guns and were used during the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.  The regulation gives...

 

Truce brings hope for Yemen, but peace could prove elusive

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A cease-fire on Tuesday halted months of heavy fighting in Yemen's port city of Hodeida, raising hopes that the latest U.N.-led peace efforts can end the civil war and alleviate the world's worst humanitarian crisis. But the...

 

CherokeeFCCLA compete in STAR events

Fourteen members of the Cherokee High School FCCLA Chapter traveled to Fairview on Dec. 5 to compete in the FCCLA North-1 District STAR Events. STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition)...

 

Cherokee students compete in National FCCLA competition

The Cherokee Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapter, youth members and adult advisers recently gathered in Phoenix, Arizona, on Nov. 16-18 for the annual National Cluster Meeting. The meeting provided Cherokee members with...

 

City of Kiowa closer to renovation project, under budget toward year-end

The Kiowa City Council met for their monthly meeting Dec. 10. Mayor Ron Rohr opened the meeting with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. He called the meeting to order with all members present including: Russ Molz, Brian Hill, Tom Wells, R.L....

 
 By Kat Lunn    Local    December 19, 2018

County commissioners approve backhoe purchase

At the usual Woods County commissioners meeting Monday, the commissioners approved the minutes from regular meeting on Dec. 10. The commissioners will have a special meeting on Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. The following road crossing permits were approved:...

 

County fair checks are available at the Woods County OSU Extension Office

The Woods County Fair Board has county fair premium checks available to be picked up at the Woods County OSU Extension Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The OSU Extension office is located on the east side of the bottom level of...

 

South Barber concession stands raise $900 for Ministerial Alliance Food Bank

A long holiday tradition at South Barber High School has been to collect goods for the South Barber Ministerial Alliance in Kiowa, Kansas. For years the school had a Block the Door event. Students brought non-perishable food to block their classroom...

 

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