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In this Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, photo, a statue stands outside the Boys Scouts of America headquarters in Irving, Texas. The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy protection as it faces a barrage of new sex-abuse lawsuits. The filing Tuesday, Feb. 18, in Wilmington, Delaware, is an attempt to work out a potentially mammoth compensation plan for abuse victims that will allow the 110-year-old organization to carry on. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Boy Scouts' future uncertain after bankruptcy filing

Feb. 18, 2020 10:59 AM EST

Barraged with sex-abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday in hopes of working out a potentially mammoth victim compensation plan that will allow the 110-year-old organization to carry on. The Chapter 11 filing in federal bankruptcy court in Wilmington, Delaware, sets in...

In this Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 file photo, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks at the Munich Security Conference, in Munich, Germany. The Afghan Independent Election Commission said Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, that President Ashraf Ghani has won a second term as president. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, File)

Election commission: Afghan president Ghani wins 2nd term

Feb. 18, 2020 10:43 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Ashraf Ghani won a second term as president of Afghanistan, the country's independent election commission announced Tuesday, more than four months after polls closed. The commission said Ghani garnered 923,592 votes, or 50.64%, in the election that took place last Sept. 28. His...

Recent Kansas editorials

Feb. 18, 2020 9:10 AM EST

The Kansas City Star, Feb. 16 What if your loved one’s final resting place wasn’t as restful as promised? What if a bulldozer nearby gave way to new building construction? That could be the case for families all across Kansas if a bill before the Legislature uproots decades, indeed centuries, of...

Couple donates $10 million toward new Purdue bands building

Feb. 18, 2020 7:51 AM EST

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A new building for Purdue University's bands and orchestras program will be named after a Florida couple who donated $10 million toward the project. Purdue President Mitch Daniels announced the donation from Marc and Sharon Hagle on Saturday. Marc Hagle is president of the...

Xavier's Zach Freemantle (32) tries to get around the defense of St. John's LJ Figueroa during an NCAA college basketball game in New York on Monday, Feb 17, 2020. (Steven Ryan/Newsday via AP)

Xavier closes with 8-0 run to beat St. John's 77-74 at MSG

Feb. 17, 2020 10:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In a game they couldn't afford to lose, the Xavier Musketeers rallied just in time and got the biggest shot of the night from a freshman. Zach Freemantle made the go-ahead basket with 10.4 seconds left and added two late free throws as Xavier scored the final eight points to surge past St....

Yale students start drone delivery service on campus

Feb. 17, 2020 7:50 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A group of students at Yale University has set up a drone delivery service on campus. Kiki Air promises to deliver candy, snacks and other small items to students who place orders through an app. The service is currently being tested using a small group of student customers before...

Search continues for missing Milwaukee university student

Feb. 17, 2020 6:37 PM EST

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) — Police at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee said Monday they are still searching for a freshman who has been missing since early Friday. Sean Baek was last seen departing the Cambridge Commons residence hall. Police said they are searching the neighborhood and along the nearby...

Jerry Kruse, right, dean and provost of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, discusses SIU’s pilot project with the Illinois Department of Corrections to provide inmate health care at two prisons with Dawn DeFraties, executive director of SIU’s Office of Correctional Medicine, in this Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 photo. Defraties is responsible for the health care initiative that will begin this summer, add two prisons early next year, and eventually could expand statewide. (AP Photo/John O’Connor)

SIU Medical School to pilot state prison health care

Feb. 17, 2020 5:54 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois University School of Medicine will provide health care at two state prisons in a test that could expand statewide and which could provide answers for a troubled, $180 million-a-year medical program for 40,000 inmates, officials said Monday. SIU aims to have...

University of Wyoming president finalists to visit campus

Feb. 17, 2020 4:35 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The search for the University of Wyoming's next president has narrowed to three finalists, all of whom are expected to visit the campus next week, a university spokesman said Monday. The finalists' names will likely be announced soon, said spokesman Chad Baldwin. The only publicly...

13 cruise passengers exposed to coronavirus flown to Omaha

Feb. 17, 2020 3:50 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha said Monday they have received 13 people from a cruise ship in Japan who were part of a larger group of American citizens brought back to the U.S. Chris Kratochvil, an executive director of the Global Center for Health...