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  • 3 carnival workers charged in killings of Kansas couple

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Three carnival workers have been charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a couple at a Kansas fair whose bodies were found days later in shallow graves in a national forest in Arkansas. The Kansas Attorney General said 52-year-old Kimberly Younger, of McIntosh, Florida; 54-year-old Michael Fowler Jr., of Sarasota, Florida; and 35-year-old Rusty Frasier, of Aransas Pass, Texas, are jailed on $1 million bond in Arkansas, where they also face charges. Capital murder […]

  • Justices won’t hear states’ appeal over Planned Parenthood

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is avoiding a high-profile case by rejecting appeals from Kansas and Louisiana in their effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood over the dissenting votes of three justices. Lower courts in both states had blocked the states from withholding money that is used for health services other than abortion for low-income women. Abortion opponents have said Planned Parenthood should not receive any government money because of heavily edited videos that claimed to show the […]

  • Kevin Hart steps down as Oscars host after outcry over old homophobic tweets

    NEW YORK — Just two days after been named host of the Academy Awards, Kevin Hart has stepped down following an outcry over past homophobic tweets by the comedian. Capping a swift fallout, Hart wrote on Twitter just after midnight Friday that he was withdrawing as Oscars host because he didn’t want to be a distraction. “I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past,” wrote Hart. Hart stepped aside just about an hour after […]

  • Kansas hopeful Udoka Azubuike returns by start of Big 12 play in January

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas coach Bill Self is hopeful injured center Udoka Azubuike will be back on the floor by the time the second-ranked Jayhawks open Big 12 play against Oklahoma on Jan. 2. The 7-footer sustained a severe high ankle sprain when he landed awkwardly on a Wofford player early in the Jayhawks’ 72-47 rout on Tuesday night. Azubuike was still not putting much weight on the ankle Thursday, Self said, but he could be moving in a walking […]

  • Replay: Texas bids President George H.W. Bush farewell with country music, funeral train

    HOUSTON — George H.W. Bush’s family and friends praised his faith, humility and patience Thursday, saying the former president embodied courage and grace along with his unique brand of humor and kindness as days of national mourning in Washington took on a more personal feel during a final Texas farewell. Addressing a funeral at Houston’s St. Martin’s Episcopal Church where the 41st president and his family regularly worshipped, Bush’s former secretary of state and confidant for decades, James Baker, addressed […]

  • Former VP Joe Biden says he’s the most qualified person to be president

    MISSOULA, Mont. — Former Vice President Joe Biden says he believes that he is the most qualified person in the country to be president. The 76-year-old Democrat made his comments Monday to an audience at the University of Montana in Missoula, as he considers a 2020 challenge to President Donald Trump. Biden says nobody should run for president unless they believe they are qualified. He says he’ll decide within two months. Biden says the U.S. can’t have four more years […]

  • Ohio State says coach Urban Meyer will retire after Rose Bowl

    COLUMBUS, Ohio —  Urban Meyer is stepping down as Ohio State’s football coach, ESPN is reporting. Meyer will step down after the Rose Bowl. There have been rumors that Ohio-native Matt Campbell would be offered the position Meyer left. Multiple sources are saying offensive coordinator Ryan Day will replace Meyer. Reports have said he’s being forced into retirement because of the cyst in his brain. According to Yahoo Sports, the cyst has grown over the years causing headaches. The condition forced […]

  • Rockers Hootie & the Blowfish return with new album and tour that will stop in St. Louis

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Twenty-five years after “Cracked Rear View” launched their careers, Grammy-winning rock band Hootie & the Blowfish will release a new album and launch an official tour next year after a decade-long break. The Southern pop-rockers, featuring lead singer Darius Rucker, Mark Bryan, Jim Sonefeld and Dean Felber, broke out with their major label debut in 1994, which has been certified 21-times platinum and made the Recording Industry Association of America’s list of the top-10 most popular albums […]

  • Washington to pay respects, bid farewell to George H.W. Bush

    HOUSTON — George H.W. Bush is set to embark on his final tour of Washington. The capital city is remembering the 41st president’s lifetime of public service that began in the Navy during World War II, ended with one term as president and was characterized throughout by what admirers say was his innate decency, generosity and kindness. In Texas, students, staff and visitors have been flocking to Bush’s presidential library on the campus of Texas A&M University, with thousands of […]

  • 1 child dead, 40 people hurt in Arkansas charter bus crash

    BENTON, Ark. — Authorities say a charter bus carrying a youth football team has crashed in Arkansas, killing one child and injuring at least 40 other people. Arkansas State Police say the wreck happened early Monday along Interstate 30 near Benton, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) southwest of Little Rock. State police say the charter bus was traveling from Texas to Memphis, Tennessee. Police say the bus was carrying a football team that had played in a championship game in […]

  • Former President George H.W. Bush dies at 94 years old in Houston

    HOUSTON — George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, has died Friday at the age of 94. The World War II hero, who also presided during the collapse of the Soviet Union and the final months of the Cold War, died late Friday night, said family spokesman Jim McGrath. His wife of more than 70 years, Barbara Bush, died in April 2018. McGrath said funeral arrangements will be announced “as soon as is practical.” Statement by the […]

  • Kansas lawmakers discuss gas tax hike to pay for highway improvements

    TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas lawmakers are discussing raising the state’s gas tax and implementing new fees as a way to help fund highway improvements. A state task force finalized recommendations Thursday for a long-term transportation plan as Kansas prepares to replace T-WORKS, a 10-year, $8 billion program that began in 2010. The recommendations call for transportation funding through sales taxes, a fee on electric vehicles and raising the gas tax. State lawmakers and the Kansas Department of Transportation will consider […]