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Correction: Kansas-Miles of Miles story

Aug. 25, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — In a story Aug. 23 about the many football players and coaches named Miles at Kansas and elsewhere, The Associated Press reported erroneously Trent Miles' job status. He is a former, not current, coach at Georgia State. The current coach is Shawn Elliott. A corrected version of the...

Indictment: US researcher working for Chinese college

Aug. 21, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An associate professor at the University of Kansas was secretly working full time for a Chinese university while doing research in Kansas on projects funded by the U.S. government, an indictment filed Wednesday alleges. Feng "Franklin" Tao was charged with one count of wire fraud and...

FBI investigating University of Kansas research complex

Aug. 20, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Federal authorities are conducting an investigation at a research facility on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence. FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton confirmed the FBI and Lawrence police were at the Life Sciences Research Laboratories complex Tuesday but said she could not...

Dreadful heat, humidity invade South as misery continues

Aug. 13, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Stifling heat smothered states from Texas to South Carolina on Tuesday with temperatures that felt like 120 degrees (49 Celsius), making it difficult to be outside for long, much less work or play. As the entire Southeast baked amid heat warnings and advisories that reached from central...

Les Miles sets out to turnaround moribund Kansas program

Aug. 12, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Les Miles has plenty of experience taking over floundering Big 12 football programs. Oklahoma State was coming off three straight losing seasons when he arrived in Stillwater for the 2001 season, a highly regarded coach coming off a stint with the Dallas Cowboys. And in short order,...

Judge allows former KU football coach's lawsuit to proceed

Aug. 9, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled former Kansas football coach David Beaty's lawsuit against the school will proceed. Federal Judge Kathryn Vratil declined a motion from the university to dismiss the lawsuit on Thursday. Beaty sued Kansas in March. He alleges breach of contract and claims...

Ngakoue ends holdout, reports to Jags camp without new deal

Aug. 4, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Yannick Ngakoue's holdout failed to land him a new contract. The standout pass rusher reported to Jacksonville Jaguars training camp Sunday following an 11-day absence and is ready to play out his rookie deal. He insisted he's not angry and not worried about risking an injury that...

Longtime KU broadcaster Max Falkenstien dies at 95

Jul. 29, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Max Falkenstien, the affable and silver-tongued "Voice of the Jayhawks" who brought Kansas football and basketball into the homes of fans for six decades, died Monday. He was 95. The school announced his death in a statement. No cause was given. Falkenstien did his first broadcast of...

Ex-volleyball assistant coach guilty of stealing underwear

Jul. 26, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A former University of Kansas volunteer assistant volleyball coach has admitted stealing underwear from women on the team. Twenty-four-year-old Skyler Yee pleaded no contest Friday to two felony counts of burglary, in exchange for prosecutors dropping 13 other charges. Judge Peggy...

Jaguars expect Ngakoue's holdout to be relatively brief

Jul. 25, 2019 8:30 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars expect defensive end Yannick Ngakoue's holdout to be relatively brief. Coach Doug Marrone said Thursday that Ngakoue "will report," presumably in the next two weeks. According to the NFL's collective bargaining agreement, Ngakoue must report no later than...