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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, Kimberly Hall, director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, looks over a photo display outside her office, in Columbus, Ohio. Lawmakers planned to question Hall about the state's response to the unprecedented number of claims for unemployment before the House Ways and Means Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins, File)

Human services chief: jobless claims came 'in a tsunami'

May. 27, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio faced an unprecedented surge in unemployment claims almost overnight as the pandemic led to widespread business shutdowns, leaving the state no time to retool its system to respond, the state's human services chief said Wednesday as she testified before Republican lawmakers critical of...

In this Tuesday, May 26, 2020, photo, emergency personnel dredge a pond at Shoreline Lakeside Apartments during their search for missing children Miracle Crook, 3, and Tony Crook, 2, in Tulsa, Okla. Searchers used sonar to examine the pond for the two young children last seen days ago with their noncustodial mother, who was arrested after being questioned about their disappearance. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

Body found in river may be that of missing Oklahoma child

May. 27, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police in Tulsa said Wednesday that a body found in a river in eastern Oklahoma was believed to be that of a 3-year-old girl who disappeared Friday with her younger brother, while the search expanded for the boy's body. Officer Jeanne Pierce said the body believed to be that of Miracle...

In this Friday, May 22, 2020 photo, Bob Baffert, two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer, lowers his bandana during an interview while keeping his distance at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Horse racing returned to the track after being idled for one and a half months because of public health officials' concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Reports: 2 horses trained by Bob Baffert fail drug tests

May. 27, 2020 12:51 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two horses from the barn of two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert have tested positive for a banned substance, according to published reports. The New York Times and Louisville Courier-Journal on Tuesday cited unidentified sources in reporting the positive tests occurred...

Kansas City, St. Louis leaders urge lakegoers to quarantine

May. 26, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Leaders in Kansas City, St. Louis and the state of Kansas urged people who partied close together at Lake of the Ozarks over the Memorial Day weekend to self-quarantine for two weeks, amid fears that the gatherings documented in social media postings will lead to a resurgence of...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, file photo, former Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton, center, talks to fans during a ceremony honoring the 10th anniversary of the death of 10 members of the Oklahoma State basketball program in a plane crash, at halftime of an NCAA college basketball game between Oklahoma State and Texas in Stillwater, Okla. Sutton, the Hall of Fame basketball coach who led three teams to the Final Four and was the first coach to take four schools to the NCAA Tournament, died Saturday, May 23, 2020. He was 84. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Eddie Sutton, Hall of Fame basketball coach, dies at 84

May. 24, 2020 1:17 AM EDT

Eddie Sutton waited so long to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He couldn't hang on long enough to make it to the ceremony. The man who led three teams to the Final Four and was the first coach to take four schools to the NCAA Tournament, died Saturday. He was 84. Sutton’s...

Most-attended outdoor play to open in Arkansas amid pandemic

May. 22, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas play that has been dubbed as the nation's most-attended outdoor drama prepared to open its season of performances Friday night with strict social-distancing guidelines in place due to the coronavirus pandemic. The opening of the Great Passion Play, which depicts the...

Arkansas State coach Anderson gets extension through 2023

May. 22, 2020 1:33 PM EDT

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson has received a restructured contract extension that runs through 2023. The school made the announcement on Friday. Terms of the deal were not released. Anderson took the job before the start of the 2014 season. He has led the Red Wolves to a pair...

Customers drink coffee at the Versailles restaurant and pastry shop in Lisbon, Monday, May 18, 2020. Some cafes and restaurants are reopening in Portugal on Monday. The government is gradually easing measures introduced to stem the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

Business, government operate under new rules, market rallies

May. 18, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Monday related to national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ DAY AFTER: States are trying to figure out the safest way to restart...

Vanderbilt adds guard Isaac McBride as transfer from Kansas

May. 18, 2020 1:54 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has signed guard Isaac McBride as a transfer from Kansas. Coach Jerry Stackhouse announced Monday that McBride will join the roster for the 2020-21 season. “He is a quick and explosive athlete who can play both guard positions, and is a young man who can really...

Shootout leaves US marshal hurt, murder suspect dead

May. 15, 2020 7:57 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A suspect in an Arkansas slaying was shot and killed by authorities Friday in Mississippi during a shootout in which a U.S. marshal was wounded, officials said. Hunter Carlstrom, 33, was fatally shot by authorities after he began firing at deputies attempting to pull him over in...