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Kansas man charged in killings of girlfriend, her daughter

Apr. 5, 2020 12:23 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has been charged with capital murder in the shooting deaths of his girlfriend and her 8-year-old daughter. The suspect, Daniel Lopez, has not been arrested. Sedgwick County authorities charged him in the deaths of Mickayla Sorell, 25, and her daughter, Natalya Sorell....

FILE - In this April 3, 2012, file photo, Kentucky forward Anthony Davis, left, and forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, right, kiss the trophy after the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game against Kansas in New Orleans. Davis had 16 rebounds, six blocks, five assists and three steals in the Wildcats’ 67-59 victory over Kansas. His ability to help his team in so many different ways made him one of the best one-and-done players in college basketball history.
 (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)

AP top tourney one-and-done players led by Davis, 'Melo

Apr. 4, 2020 11:48 AM EDT

Anthony Davis didn’t need to score big to control a game for Kentucky. He made that clear during the final performance of his freshman season. Coach John Calipari recalls the conversation Davis had with his teammates after struggling to shoot during the first half of the 2012 NCAA championship game....

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2019, file photo, Kansas' Udoka Azubuike celebrates after making a basket during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against UNC Greensboro in Lawrence, Kan. Kansas finished the season No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll, receiving 63 of 65 first-place votes from a national media panel Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Toppin, Howard, Powell among finalists for Wooden Award

Apr. 1, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Udoka Azubuike of Kansas, Luka Garza of Iowa, Markus Howard of Marquette, Myles Powell of Seton Hall and Obi Toppin of Dayton are the five finalists for the John R. Wooden Award as the nation's top college basketball player. The 44th annual award will be presented on April 7 during...

FILE - In this June 5, 2019, file photo, Mississippi River flood water surrounds a home built on high ground outside of West Alton, Mo. With flood concerns already high in the Midwest, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is warning that many levees on the Missouri and Kansas rivers that were damaged during last year's devastating floods remain vulnerable to high water. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)

Corps: Some levees damaged in 2019 still vulnerable

Mar. 31, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — With flood concerns already high in the Midwest, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is warning that many levees on the Missouri and Kansas rivers that were damaged during devastating floods last spring remain vulnerable to high water. The National Weather Service has said Nebraska, Iowa,...

K-State brings back ex-player Southwell as assistant coach

Mar. 31, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State brought back former player Shane Southwell as an assistant basketball coach Tuesday, rounding out Bruce Weber's staff after Brad Korn left to become the head coach at Southeast Missouri. Southwell was a standout for the Wildcats from 2010-14, helping them to a...

Chiefs bring back wide receiver Robinson on 1-year deal

Mar. 29, 2020 3:36 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs and wide receiver Demarcus Robinson have agreed to terms on a one-year deal that helps the reigning Super Bowl champions keep their top four receivers under contract heading into next season. Tyreek Hill has signed a long-term deal and Mecole Hardman is coming off a...

The Latest: Michigan executive order restores water service

Mar. 29, 2020 12:33 AM EDT

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FILE - This is a January 1970 file photo showing Notre Dame college basketball player Austin Carr. Carr played for Notre Dame in an era when prolific scorers dominated college basketball. LSU's Pete Maravich, still No. 1 on the all-time points list, was scoring 40 a night. Niagara's Calvin Murphy, Purdue's Rick Mount and St. Bonaventure's Bob Lanier, along with Carr, were others putting up eye-popping numbers. It wasn't until Carr scored a still-standing NCAA Tournament-record 61 points against Ohio in the first round in 1970 that, in his mind, he started to separate himself. (AP Photo/File)

NCAA's greatest hits: Austin Carr's record 61 points in 1970

Mar. 28, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

Austin Carr played for Notre Dame in an era when prolific scorers dominated college basketball. LSU's Pete Maravich was scoring 40 a night and still No. 1 on the points list. Niagara's Calvin Murphy, Purdue's Rick Mount and St. Bonaventure's Bob Lanier, along with Carr, were others putting up eye-popping numbers....

FLE - In this Jan. 12, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs inside linebacker Reggie Ragland (59) plays against the Houston Texans during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. The Detroit Lions have agreed to a contract with linebacker Reggie Ragland, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Friday, March 27, 2020, because the deal had not been announced.  (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann, File)

Lions reach deals with LBs Reggie Ragland, Elijah Lee

Mar. 27, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have agreed to contracts with linebackers Reggie Ragland and Elijah Lee. The Lions confirmed the deals Friday. Ragland started 32 games over the past three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the second round in 2016, but a knee...

In this March 25, 2020 booking photo provided by the Wichita County (Texas) Sheriff's Office is Gavin Perry. Perry faces federal charges after he made online posts threatening Democrats, including U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, authorities said. (Wichita County Sheriff's Office via AP).

Texas man jailed for online threats against Nancy Pelosi

Mar. 27, 2020 11:25 AM EDT

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — A Texas man faces federal charges after he made online posts threatening Democrats, including U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, authorities said. Gavin Weslee Blake Perry, 27, of Wichita Falls, was charged Wednesday with transmitting a threatening communication in interstate...