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Family of slain Kansas deputy to receive $300K in settlement

Published Mar. 22 2019

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas county commission honored a sheriff’s deputy who was killed in the line of duty...

Arkansas Senate approves tobacco tax increases for tax cuts

Published Mar. 22 2019

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Senate narrowly approved a $100 million plan Wednesday to raise taxes on tobacco...

Lawmakers mull 5-year trial run on private school vouchers

Published Mar. 22 2019

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers have introduced governor-backed legislation in the Senate that would fund a pilot private...

Unprecedented spring flooding possible, US forecasters say

Published Mar. 22 2019

The stage is set for unprecedented major flooding this spring for most of the nation, U.S. weather officials said Thursday.

The bump stock ban to take effect in matter of days

Published Mar. 22 2019

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — David Lunsford is an avid gun owner with a firing range on his Texas spread. With...

Migrant families overwhelm US border agencies

Published Mar. 22 2019

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — A mother cradled a crying toddler as she waited in line with 20 other women to...

Man pleads guilty to mailing bombs to Trump foes

Published Mar. 22 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida man pleaded guilty Thursday to sending pipe bombs to CNN and prominent critics of...

Gov. Mike Parson declares state of emergency amid flooding

Published Mar. 21 2019

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson declared a state of emergency Thursday following flooding that left several people stranded and continues to...

Flooded Iowa communities surviving with trucked-in water

Published Mar. 21 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As some communities along the Missouri River start to shift their focus to flood recovery...

National Guard to help protect California towns from fires

Published Mar. 21 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is calling in the National Guard for the first time next month to help protect...

Federal Reserve foresees no 2019 interest rate hikes

Published Mar. 21 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged Wednesday and projected no rate hikes this year,...

Remains of Utah pilot killed in WWII are finally home

Published Mar. 21 2019

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The remains of a World War II pilot shot down in Germany have arrived back...

Harvard profits from early photos of slaves, lawsuit says

Published Mar. 21 2019

BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University has “shamelessly” turned a profit from photos of two 19th-century slaves while ignoring requests to...

Missouri regulators approve Midwest wind energy power line

Published Mar. 20 2019

Missouri regulators have reversed course and given the go-ahead to one of the nation's largest renewable energy projects.

Passenger rail route suspended, more evacuate amid flooding

Published Mar. 20 2019

Passenger rail traffic along a popular Missouri route has been suspended and evacuations continue amid flooding along the Missouri River.

Floodwaters threaten millions in crop and livestock losses

Published Mar. 20 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Farmer Jeff Jorgenson looks out over 750 acres of cropland submerged beneath the swollen Missouri...

Twitter flap forces Kansas governor to drop court nominee

Published Mar. 20 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Posts on a Kansas judge’s Twitter feed that included vulgar language and criticism of President Donald...

Jurors see video of white officer shooting Antwon Rose, 17

Published Mar. 20 2019

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jurors on Tuesday saw a video recording of a white police officer gunning down an unarmed black...

Records show special counsel zeroed in on Cohen early on

Published Mar. 20 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of pages of court records made public Tuesday revealed special counsel Robert Mueller quickly zeroed...

Federal court orders appeal in kickback scheme to proceed

Published Mar. 20 2019

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The former president of a private Christian college in northwestern Arkansas who pleaded guilty in a...

Panel: Indiana AG should be disciplined over alleged groping

Published Mar. 20 2019

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A citizens’ panel said Tuesday that Indiana’s Supreme Court should discipline the state’s attorney general over allegations...

Statue of Liberty climber covers face in tape at sentencing

Published Mar. 20 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty last July 4 to protest...

Coal tax cut endangers federal black lung fund

Published Mar. 20 2019

COEBURN, Va. (AP) — Former coal miner John Robinson’s bills for black lung treatments run $4,000 a month, but the...