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Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy, right, talks with Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder, left, before their an NCAA college football game in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
November 20, 2017 - 3:48 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Turns out Kansas State coach Bill Snyder did want Jim Leavitt on his staff this season. As the coach-in-waiting? Well, that's still unclear. Snyder said during the Big 12's weekly teleconference Monday that he offered his former assistant a job on his staff after linebackers...
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November 18, 2017 - 9:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Higher monthly premiums for outpatient coverage await many Medicare beneficiaries next year, the government says. The additional expense will eat away at an increase in their Social Security checks. The news about "Part B" premiums was buried in the fine print of a notice issued...
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November 17, 2017 - 8:45 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Two nurses lost their licenses after a television station persuaded courts to unseal a video secretly recorded by the family of a man who died in their care. The video shows the World War II veteran repeatedly calling for help, saying he can't breathe. It also shows the nurses...
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November 17, 2017 - 6:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Medicare beneficiaries will pay higher monthly premiums next year for outpatient coverage, an expense that will eat away at an increase in their Social Security checks, the government announced late Friday afternoon. The news about "Part B" premiums was buried in the fine...
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November 17, 2017 - 5:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Senate Democrats is pressing President Donald Trump's choice to lead the Homeland Security Department to endorse bipartisan legislation to shield from deportation thousands of young immigrants brought to the U.S. as young children and living here illegally. In a letter...
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Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez becomes emotional as he speaks to reporters in front of the courthouse in Newark, N.J., Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. The federal bribery trial of Menendez ended in a mistrial Thursday when the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on all charges against the New Jersey politician and a wealthy donor. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 16, 2017 - 6:59 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The federal bribery trial of Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez ended Thursday with the jury hopelessly deadlocked on all charges, a partial victory for him that could nevertheless leave the case hanging over his head as he gears up for re-election to a sharply divided Senate. U.S...
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World Anti-Doping Agency or WADA, President Craig Reedie gestures during a press conference following the WADA's foundation board meeting in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. The World Anti-Doping Agency hurt Russia's hopes of competing at next year's Winter Olympics by refusing to reinstate the country's suspended anti-doping operation. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
November 16, 2017 - 1:29 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency placed Russia's fate for the upcoming Winter Olympics on perilous ground, refusing to reinstate the country's suspended anti-doping operation while Russia remained insistent the government is not to blame. At its meeting Thursday in South Korea...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2017, file photo, Northern Arizona head coach Jack Murphy reacts in the first half during an NCAA college basketball game against Arizona, in Tucson, Ariz. Murphy zigzagged his way through his hometown to watch recruits play in gyms across Las Vegas. While coaches at schools like Duke, Kansas and Arizona had their eyes set on the elite, five-star players during the high school showcases, Murphy and coaches at other low-major programs had their sights set on players much further down the recruiting ladder. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
November 16, 2017 - 1:01 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jack Murphy zigzagged across his hometown, ducking into gyms to watch AAU basketball players on all points of the Las Vegas compass. Some stops lasted minutes, long enough for Murphy to stand near a doorway to evaluate a player who just popped up on his radar. Others, he stayed the...
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Charter boat captain Dave Spangler holds a sample of algae from Maumee Bay in Lake Erie in Oregon, Ohio, on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Scientists estimate about 85 percent of the Maumee’s phosphorus, which promotes algal growth, comes from croplands and livestock operations. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
November 16, 2017 - 12:06 pm
Harmful algae blooms have become a top water polluter, fueled by fertilizers washing into lakes, streams and oceans. Federal and state programs have spent billions of dollars on cost-sharing payments to farmers to help prevent nutrient runoff, yet the problem is worsening in many places. Here's a...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, file photo, Jen Vargas looks at a call log displayed via an AT&T app on her cellphone at her home in Orlando, Fla. The app helps locate and block fraudulent calls although some robocalls still get through. On Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission adopted new rules giving phone companies greater authority to block automated messages known as robocalls from reaching customers. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
November 16, 2017 - 12:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Phone companies will have greater authority to block unwanted calls from reaching customers as regulators adopted new rules to combat automated messages known as robocalls. Rules adopted Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission represent the latest tools against robocalls,...
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