• Donald Trump Dec 2, 2019

    Ballroom Dancers Say Immigration Clampdown Hurting Business

    When no Americans replied to her ads seeking a dance instructor, studio owner Chris Sabourin looked overseas. But she was stymied again by a federal tightening of visa application rules she and others contend is hampering the ballroom dance industry. Sabourin had to eventually give up after a year and thousands of dollars trying to hire a top ballroom dancer...

  • The Associated Press Dec 2, 2019

    Furry Prehistoric Puppy Unearthed From Permafrost

    Russian scientists on Monday showed off a prehistoric puppy, believed to be 18,000 years old, found in permafrost in the country’s Far East. Discovered last year in a lump of frozen mud near the city of Yakutsk, the puppy is unusually well-preserved, with its hair, teeth, whiskers and eyelashes still intact. “This puppy has all its limbs, pelage – fur,...

  • Donald Trump Dec 2, 2019

    ‘Existential' Is Dictionary.com's Word of the Year

    Climate change, gun violence, the very nature of democracy and an angsty little movie star called Forky helped propel “existential” to Dictionary.com’s word of the year. The choice reflects months of high-stakes threats and crises, real and pondered, across the news, the world and throughout 2019. “In our data, it speaks to this sense of grappling with our survival, both...

  • United States Nov 27, 2019

    GoFundMe Donations Skyrocket for SFA Player After Upset of Duke

    The biggest winner in the aftermath of Stephen F. Austin’s shocking upset of No. 1 Duke might be the fundraising effort for the family of the player who hit the game-winning layup.

  • The Associated Press Nov 27, 2019

    Texas Inmate to be Freed While Innocence Claims Investigated

    A Houston judge has agreed to release on bond a man who has spent the last seven years in prison while prosecutors investigate whether new DNA evidence exonerates him in a 2010 fatal stabbing.

  • texas Nov 26, 2019

    Officer, 2 Others Shot in Texas Border City

    Police say an officer and two other people have been shot and injured in the Texas border city of Laredo.

  • The Associated Press Nov 26, 2019

    Remains Found Believed to Be UFC Fighter's Stepdaughter

    An Alabama district attorney said Monday that authorities have “good reason” to believe human remains found in a wooded area belong to the missing stepdaughter of a UFC heavyweight fighter. The remains were found on a county road in neighboring Macon County, Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes told The Associated Press. “I can confirm that human remains have been...

  • China Nov 24, 2019

    The Man Behind China's Detention of 1 Million Muslims

    After bloody race riots rocked China’s far west a decade ago, the ruling Communist Party turned to a rare figure in their ranks to restore order: a Han Chinese official fluent in Uighur, the language of the local Turkic Muslim minority. Now, newly revealed, confidential documents show that the official, Zhu Hailun, played a key role in planning and executing...

  • coach Nov 23, 2019

    Brown, Hubbard Lead No. 22 Oklahoma State Over WVU

    Dru Brown threw two touchdown passes in his first start, Chuba Hubbard surpassed 100 yards rushing for the ninth consecutive game and No. 22 Oklahoma State beat West Virginia 20-13 on Saturday.

  • texas Nov 23, 2019

    Boy Scouts Mortgage Vast New Mexico Ranch as Collateral

    Amid financial crisis, Boy Scouts mortgage popular scout ranch in New Mexico as collateral to secure its line of creditv

  • Facebook Nov 22, 2019

    Israel Braces for Bitter Fight After Netanyahu Indictment

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s indictment is expected to sharpen the battle lines in Israel’s already deadlocked political system and could test the loyalty of his right-wing allies, Israeli commentators said Friday. The serious corruption charges announced Thursday appear to have dashed already slim hopes for a unity government following September’s elections, paving the way for an unprecedented repeat vote in...

  • coach Nov 20, 2019

    Oklahoma Receivers Show They Can Fill Void for CeeDee Lamb

    Oklahoma wide receiver CeeDee Lamb was ruled out of last Saturday’s showdown with Baylor for undisclosed medical reasons. Oklahoma’s remaining pass catchers filled the void. Quarterback Jalen Hurts completed 30 of 42 passes for 297 yards and four touchdowns as the Sooners rallied from a 25-point deficit to top the Bears, 34-31.

  • The Associated Press Nov 20, 2019

    AMA Calls for Total Ban on All E-Cigarette, Vaping Products

    The American Medical Association on Tuesday called for an immediate ban on all electronic cigarettes and vaping devices. The group adopted the sweeping stance at a policy-making meeting in San Diego. It aims to lobby for state and federal laws, regulations or legal action to achieve a ban, but the industry is sure to fight back.

  • PRESIDENT Nov 20, 2019

    Haiti Mourns 5 Killed During Ongoing Protests

    Wails filled a church in Haiti’s capital on Tuesday during funeral services for five people killed in anti-government protests that began more than two months ago. Among those killed was 15-year-old Jasmine Pierre, whose father told The Associated Press that she was hit inside their home by a stray bullet when police began firing at protesters.

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Nov 19, 2019

    Criminal Charges Expected This Week Against Epstein Guards

    Two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein when he took his own life are expected to face criminal charges this week for falsifying prison records, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. The federal charges could come as soon as Tuesday and are the first in connection with Epstein’s death. The wealthy financier died at the...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Nov 18, 2019

    3 Dead After Shooting at Walmart in Oklahoma

    Two men and woman are dead after a shooting outside a Walmart in Duncan, Oklahoma.

  • The Associated Press Nov 19, 2019

    Police Chief: 3 People Killed in Oklahoma Walmart Shooting

    Two men and a woman were fatally shot Monday morning outside a Walmart store in southwestern Oklahoma, and the shooter is among the dead, authorities said. Two victims were shot inside a car and the third died in the parking lot just before 10 a.m. outside the store in Duncan, Police Chief Danny Ford said. Authorities did not immediately describe...

  • The Associated Press Nov 17, 2019

    Ariana Grande Tells Fans She's Struggling With an Illness

    Singer Ariana Grande is telling her fans that she has a bad sinus condition that has made her “very sick” and might force her to cancel upcoming shows on her world tour. Grande, 26, says in videos posted Saturday on Instagram that “my throat and head are still in so much pain.” While she sounds OK, “I’m just in a...

  • Mexico Nov 16, 2019

    Bolivia's Crisis Turns Deadly Again as 5 Killed in Clash

    Bolivia’s political crisis turned deadly again when security forces opened fire on supporters of Evo Morales. At least five people died and dozens were injured, threatening the interim government’s efforts to restore stability following the resignation of the former president in an election dispute. Most of the dead and injured Friday in Sacaba, near the city of Cochabamba, had been...

  • The Associated Press Nov 16, 2019

    Youth Seminary Scandal Grows With New Abuse Claims

    A scandal over alleged sexual molestation and abuse at the Vatican’s youth seminary is growing, with more former papal altar boys alleging inappropriate behavior by priests inside the Vatican walls. Le Iene, an Italian investigative television program, plans to air the new allegations Sunday; the show provided the broadcast to The Associated Press ahead of time. The Vatican announced in...

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