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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,...

Texas to consider dedicating $600M to prevent highway deaths

Aug. 3, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — State transportation officials are considering a plan that would earmark $390 million to help reduce highway deaths by straightening roads, improving lighting and adding guardrails. On May 30, the Texas Transportation Commission ordered state Department of Transportation officials to...

Kentucky county agrees to pay $1.75M in inmate death

Aug. 2, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky county has agreed to pay the estate of a man who died while in jail custody $1.75 million. The Daily Independent reports it obtained documents on Thursday detailing the settlement that was reached in June between Boyd County and the estate of Michael Lee Moore. Five...

Bill to guard Venezuelans from deportation stalls in Senate

Jul. 30, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill aimed at protecting thousands of Venezuelans currently living in the United States from deportation stalled in the Senate on Tuesday after the Democratic minority urged its approval by unanimous consent. Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah raised a procedural objection to the request...

Kentucky doctor sentenced for writing illegal prescriptions

Jul. 30, 2019 4:44 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Kentucky doctor to 30 months in prison for illegally prescribing controlled substances. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Kentucky says 64-year-old Michael Lee Cummings of Albany was sentenced last week. He also was ordered to pay a...

Trump signs Sept. 11 victims' compensation fund extension

Jul. 29, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday signed a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund helping those impacted by the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks never runs out of money, ending years of legislative gridlock as the number of first responders dying of Ground Zero-related illnesses mounted....

Senate approves bill to extend 9/11 victims fund

Jul. 23, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. The 97-2 vote sends the bill to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it. The vote came after Democratic senators...

Manny Pacquiao beats Keith Thurman by split decision

Jul. 21, 2019 1:50 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — From his first-round knockdown punches to his tenacious 12th-round finish, Manny Pacquiao gave yet another one-sided thrashing to Father Time. Keith Thurman was a whole lot tougher to beat, but the 40-year-old Filipino senator managed to win that vote as well. Pacquiao floored Thurman...

Senators: Bill on 9/11 victims fund to be voted on next week

Jul. 18, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate will vote Tuesday on a bipartisan bill to ensure a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday. The announcement came after Democratic Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer, both...

KU's Miles figures he's back where he belongs -- on sideline

Jul. 16, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Les Miles sat for more than hour, a Kansas pin on his left lapel and his LSU national championship ring on his right hand, answering wave after wave of often repetitive questions as he closes in on his return to coaching — and the Big 12 — with the long-suffering...