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Phoenix faces Oklahoma City, looks to halt 4-game slide

Phoenix Suns (11-16, 10th in the Western Conference) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (13-14, seventh in the Western Conference) Oklahoma City; Friday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Phoenix is looking to stop its four-game losing streak with a win over Oklahoma...

 

Tribal leaders in Oklahoma reject governor's extension plan

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Leaders from nearly every Oklahoma-based Indian tribe that has a gambling compact with the state on Thursday rejected Gov. Kevin Stitt's offer to extend the compacts for an additional eight months. Flanked by leaders from 32...

 

Police search for suspect after 1 shot at Oklahoma City mall

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man shot another man Thursday during an argument inside an Oklahoma City mall, and police were searching stores for the suspect while also clearing out shoppers still hiding. Sgt. Kris Gellenbeck said the victim was...

 

Kansas man admits killing Missouri girlfriend on cruise ship

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has pleaded guilty to killing his girlfriend by strangling her then pushing her over a balcony on a cruise ship off the coast of Florida last year, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Eric Duane Newman, 55, of...

 

KU food, housing costs to dip; 4 other schools plan hikes

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — University of Kansas student will pay a little bit less for basic food and housing starting next fall, while costs will remain the same or increase at the state's five other public universities. Kansas Board of Regents voted...

 

What's next in legal drama over the Affordable Care Act?

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The federal appeals court ruling striking down the Affordable Care Act's requirement that people have health insurance left hanging key questions about what happens to other provisions of the law, like coverage for preexisting...

 

Secret Santa makes traffic stops joyful in Kansas community

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — Getting stopped by police was joyful for residents of one Kansas City suburb. KMBC-TV reports that Officer Ryanne Stevens was among the elves dolling out $100 bills on Wednesday in Shawnee, Kansas. After pulling over a van for...

 

Lawsuit: Artwork by late artist Thomas Hart Benton lost

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than 100 pieces of art by the late Kansas City artist Thomas Hart Benton have been lost from an estate mismanaged by UMB Bank, according to a lawsuit filed in probate court by his family. The lawsuit claims UMB Bank...

 

Kansas city's leaders want to move to 100% renewable energy

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Leaders in Lawrence want to move the city and its residents toward getting 100% of their energy from renewable resources. The Lawrence Journal World reports that the City Commission voted unanimously Tuesday night to direct...

 

Judge found in contempt by Oklahoma watchdog agency

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma County judge has been found in contempt by a state watchdog agency for failing to turn over subpoenaed records. The Oklahoma Ethics Commission voted 3-0 last week to find Judge Kendra Coleman in contempt. The...

 

Nike's sales get boost from direct-to-consumer strategy

NEW YORK (AP) — Nike's quarterly results again beat Wall Street expectations, as its online sales grew and customers shrugged off a series of corporate scandals. The company's revenues grew to $10.33 billion in the second quarter ending Nov. 30,...

 

Pentagon: Screenings show no new threats after Navy shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department has completed security screenings of all Saudi Arabian students in the U.S. for military training and found no indications of any immediate threats, the Pentagon said Thursday, nearly two weeks after a...

 

Senate passes anti-robocalls bill; Trump expected to sign

The Senate approved a bill Thursday to crack down on robocalls, sending to President Donald Trump a measure meant to combat a persistent and costly problem for Americans. The bill, which Trump is expected to sign, would stiffen enforcement and...

 

Georgia jury awards $8.6M in 'Walking Dead' stuntman's death

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia jury has awarded $8.6 million to the family of a stuntman killed during the production of a "Walking Dead" episode in 2017. The Daily Report reports the verdict Thursday comes after a weeklong trial before...

 

Swiss scientists devise method to make chocolate sparkle

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Switzerland have found a way to make brown chocolate colorful, without adding further ingredients. The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology said Thursday that researchers discovered a method to imprint a special...

 

Goldbugs lose to Fairview 57-53

The Alva Goldbugs and Fairview Yellowjackets came into Thursday night's match-up with identical 2-4 records. Fairview's older players showed their experience in better three-point shooting but had tro...

 

Ladybugs soar over Fairview 47-30

Before a vocal home crowd Thursday night, the Alva Ladybugs kept their winning streak going with a 47-30 victory over the Lady Jackets. Fairview went on a five point run before Alva put a score on...

 

Oklahoma man arrested, suspected of slaying teen girlfriend

A 24-year-old Oklahoma man has been arrested on a first-degree murder warrant in the suspected death of his 17-year-old girlfriend, authorities said Friday. Tanner Washington of Stratford was arrested Thursday night in the suspected death of Faith...

 

Oklahoma panel certifies $8.3B, projects flat budget in 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma will have about $8.3 billion in available revenue to spend on next year's budget, roughly the same as was spent on the current year's budget, a state panel determined on Friday. The Oklahoma Board of Equalization...

 

Suspect in custody after man shot at Oklahoma City mall

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man suspected of shooting another man during an argument inside an Oklahoma City mall, prompting frightened shoppers to hide, was jailed Friday on $500,000 bond after surrendering to police, authorities said. Capt. Larry...

 

Oklahoma governor gives consent for refugee resettlement

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Refugees looking to resettle in Oklahoma will continue to be welcome here, Gov. Kevin Stitt told federal authorities this week. In a letter Wednesday to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Stitt gave his formal consent to allow...

 

Warren's origin story, her mother and THE dress, comes home

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Elizabeth Warren lets the dramatic tension build as she begins the foundational story of her biography, the one about her mother and the black dress. It was 1962, and her father had suffered a heart attack. Her mother had no ch... Full story

 

Judges sue Kansas lawmakers hoping to boost courts' funding

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Six trial-court judges in Kansas filed a lawsuit Friday against the state Legislature in hopes of forcing it to increase funding for the court system in a move certain to intensify majority Republicans' ongoing frustrations...

 

Kansas man sentenced for molesting 2 girls for 4 years

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 51-year-old Maize man was sentenced on Friday for molesting two girls in Sedgwick County for four years.. Gene Cusick was sentenced to life with no chance of parole for 25 years. He pleaded guilty in October to two counts of...

 

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