• Woman finds artwork by father killed in Vietnam

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    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Erika Colligan spent three decades searching for her father's artwork — paintings the South Vietnam pilot made for the U.S. Air Force aviators who trained him during the Vietnam war. The 50-year-old San Diego software consultant was only 1 when her father died in a plane crash in his native country in 1966. At age 10, her family fled Vietnam and came to the United States, leaving behind their belongings and his artwork. Colligan believes most of his paintings were destroyed after the Communist government took power, but she kept faith some of the artwork Phan Khoi made for his American friends was still out there, offering a tangible sliver of the father she never got the chance to know.

  • Curry leads Warriors past Rockets for 42nd straight home win

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    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry and the Golden State starters got a big boost from their bench. Curry had 35 points, nine assists and six rebounds, and the Warriors put away the Houston Rockets in the fourth quarter of a 123-110 victory Tuesday night. Even with a remarkable 47-4 record, Golden State is far from satisfied. "We can definitely play better and just sustain our level of play and be more consistent over 48 minutes. It's hard," Curry said. "As long as you keep that at the forefront and challenge yourselves, that's what hopefully inspires to continue to get better. It's not going to be pretty every minute we're out there, it's not going to be perfect, we're not going to blow everybody out. But we strive

  • PSC schedules hearing in Watford City on proposed pipeline

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    WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators are holding a public hearing in Watford City on a proposed oil pipeline in McKenzie County. Tesoro High Plains Pipeline Co. wants to build a 1.4-mile pipeline to carry up to 75,000 barrels of crude daily. The company says the $8.9 million Targa Antelope Lateral Pipeline Project would enable Tesoro to more fully utilize its existing pipeline system. The Public Service Commission hearing is 11:30 a.m. Central time Thursday at Teddy's Residential Suites.

  • Ferguson City Council seeks changes to DOJ reform agreement

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    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The Ferguson City Council agreed Tuesday to most proposals in a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department that would reform the city's courts and policing systems but also asked for several changes, including some limiting the city's cost. The changes announced before a crowd of about 300 at the Ferguson Community Center angered many who supported the original consent decree. Several protesters began chanting, "No justice, no peace," and other refrains common during protests in the St. Louis suburb after 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer in 2014.

  • Aussie lawmakers gifted designer watches, think they're fake

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    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's former prime minister and two other politicians were gifted designer watches by a Chinese businessman — but initially kept them only because they thought the 40,000 Australian dollar ($28,000) timepieces were fake. The Herald Sun newspaper reported Wednesday that former Prime Minister Tony Abbott and fellow Liberal party lawmakers Stuart Robert and Ian Macfarlane received the watches in 2013 when their party was in opposition. Macfarlane told the paper that a representative of China's Li Guancheng Investment Group gave them the watches in a plastic bag during an informal dinner. Macfarlane said they believed the watches were fake. Then last year a fellow lawmaker with a real Rolex pointed out the

  • Records fall as winter heat wave hits Southern California

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A midwinter heat wave baked Southern California again Tuesday, breaking more February records as temperatures soared into the 80s and 90s even as the Santa Ana winds that stoked the atmosphere began to fade. Records for the date fell by midday as temperatures climbed into the upper 80s, and by afternoon there were numerous readings in the 90s throughout the region. Downtown Los Angeles topped out at 89 degrees, beating the old Feb. 9 record by 4 degrees. The high was 21 degrees above normal for the date, the National Weather Service said. Other records were set or tied in Long Beach, where it reached 92 degrees, Santa Barbara, Camarillo and at Los Angeles International Airport.

  • Grin and bear it: NHL players say losing teeth part of game

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    When Brent Burns packs his bags for road trips, the San Jose Sharks defenseman often leaves something behind: His cosmetic teeth. "I don't wear them often," he said. "I usually find them in a drawer a couple months down the road and put them somewhere safe, forget where that is, and find them a couple months later." Burns, a happy-go-lucky guy, said he is missing three of his real teeth and a fourth is "hanging on by a thread." He is holding out hope it won't join his other missing Chiclets. "I need that one for corn on the cob," Burns said with a gap-filled smile.

  • Big-wave surfers gather in Hawaii for prestigious event

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    HALEIWA, Hawaii (AP) — The wait is over for a select group of big-wave surfers as "The Eddie" big-wave competition is set to get underway at Oahu's Waimea Bay. For the first time in six years, the surf conditions on Wednesday are expected to meet the organizers' strict minimum requirements, with wave heights around 40 feet high. According to organizers, however, the event is about more than just surfing. Native Hawaiian Eddie Aikau, one of the best big-wave surfers of his time, is credited with saving hundreds of lives as Waimea Bay's first lifeguard. According to organizers, there were no fatalities under Aikau's watch. However, Aikau died in 1978 after leaving a group of men in search of help when their tradit

  • Facebook dad warns parents of hair tourniquets for babies

    Megan Marsden Christensen, KSL.com | Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    A Wichita, Kansas, father recently took to social media to warn parents of hair tourniquets, and a picture he posted of his daughter has gone viral.

  • Trump and Sanders big winners, riding voter frustration

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    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders rode a wave of voter frustration with American politics to commanding victories in Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies. Sanders swept majorities of men, women, independents and young people in his win over Hillary Clinton, but faces challenges in the more diverse states that come next on the primary calendar. Trump, appealing to voters seeking a political outsider, could benefit from the persistent lack of clarity among the more mainstream Republicans struggling to challenge him. "We are going to do something so good and so fast and so strong and the world is going to respect us again, believe m

  • Myanmar Plane Crash

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    Villagers and military officers gather at a site of a Myanmar military aircraft that crashed in an area close to the airport in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. A number of military personnel were feared dead after a small aircraft went down in a field near the airport.

  • No. 6 Kansas beats No. 10 West Virginia 75-65, moves into three-way tie atop Big 12

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    Kansas will break down film from its 75-65 win over West Virginia on Tuesday night and detail Landen Lucas’ work on the boards, Perry Ellis’ efficient scoring and the backcourt mostly holding up under the Mountaineers’ pressure. But Jayhawks coach Bill Self doesn’t need the breakdown. Tuesday’s victory was about responding. “We got punked in Morgantown,” Self said. “Tonight, we were much more competitive, made many, many more competitive plays.” The sixth-ranked Jayhawks didn’t succumb to No. 10 West Virginia’s pressure in the backcourt, and that led to a couple of man-advantage baskets. Self was delighted that Kansas won the board battle 33-28, and that Lucas turned in the rebounding game of his c

  • Missouri's smaller lineup shows benefits

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    It was a strange sight Saturday at Alabama to see Missouri freshman guard Cullen VanLeer stealing a few minutes at power forward. The move, of course, was made necessary by the Tigers’ lack of front-court depth, with three reserve forwards unavailable due to suspension or illness. That left coach Kim Anderson without a scholarship front-court player on the bench in an 80-71 loss in Tuscaloosa, Ala. It also might have inadvertently provided Missouri with a new, albeit unconventional, outlet for generating points from a struggling offense. “When he’s (VanLeer) playing the four, it’s a huge mismatch (offensively),” senior forward Ryan Rosburg said.

  • The Kansas City Star Vahe Gregorian column

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    Freshman forward Cheick Diallo came to Kansas with a resume that seemed to ensure instant stardom in what would surely be a brief passage through Lawrence. Among other accolades, he was the most valuable player at the 2015 McDonald’s All-American Game, chosen first-team All-American by Parade magazine and rated No. 7 among the nation’s best high school players in the ESPN100. Not far behind on the hype/anticipation index was freshman forward Carlton Bragg, who was ranked 14th by Rivals.com and 21st in the ESPN100 recruiting ratings. And then there was junior forward Landen Lucas, who wasn’t so much as a blip on Rivals.

  • BRIEF: Future KU basketball schedules to include Nebraska, CBE Classic

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    The ink isn’t dry on the contract, but Kansas and Nebraska are close to agreeing to play a two-year men’s basketball series that will begin in Lawrence next season with the return game in Lincoln during the 2017-18 season. The Jayhawks and Cornhuskers met annually as conference members for more than a century until Nebraska joined the Big Ten after the 2010 season. In other scheduling news, Kansas is scheduled to be part of the 2016 CBE Classic at the Sprint Center along with Georgia, George Washington and Alabama-Birmingham. Also, KU’s 2017-18 schedule is expected to include a game against Syracuse in Miami. Blair Kerkhoff: , ——— ©2016 The Kansas City Star (Kansas City, Mo.) Visit T

  • AAA Michigan: Statewide average gas price falls below $1.50

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    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says the statewide average price for gas has fallen below $1.50 for the first time since 2004. The Dearborn-based auto club said Tuesday that the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $1.49 per gallon. That's down about 13 cents from last week and about 73 cents from the same point a year ago. AAA Michigan says the last time the statewide average price was below $1.50 per gallon was Jan. 1, 2004. The auto club surveys daily fuel prices at 2,800 gas stations across Michigan.

  • Kiamichi Technology Center Selects January Student of the Month

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    Kiamichi Technology Center selected Shelbie Walker as the January student of the month. Shelbie is a senior at McAlester High School and is a student in the Biomedical Science Program at Kiamichi Technology Center, where she was selected outstanding student for the first semester. After graduating Shelbie plans on attending Oklahoma University and majoring in the medicine where she can pursue her dream of becoming a nurse anesthetist. Pictured from left to right are Angela Evans, campus director; and Shelbie Walker, biomedical sciences program.

  • Jury to decide fate of NY officer in stairwell shooting case

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors are weighing the fate of a New York City police officer charged with fatally shooting an unarmed man in a public housing complex stairwell. The 12-member panel will return to court Wednesday morning to continue deliberations in the trial of Officer Peter Liang. The 28-year-old officer faces manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and other charges in connection with the November 2014 death of Akai (ah-KEYE') Gurley. Prosecutors argue that Liang acted recklessly when his gun went off in a darkened stairwell. The rookie officer's attorney says it was a "terrible tragedy" and not a crime. Jurors deliberated for about an hour Tuesday before being sent home for the day.

  • Indonesia air force plane crashes into home; 2 aboard killed

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    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian air force plane crashed into a house Wednesday on the country's main island of Java, killing two people on board and critically injuring a woman in the home, an official said. The plane was on a routine training flight when it came down close to the Abdul Rahman Saleh air force base, said Maj. Hamdi Londong, the spokesman for the base, located in Malang, a hilly town in East Java province. He said that the two pilots in the Brazilian-made Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano light attack plane died instantly and that a woman living in the house was rushed to a hospital in critical condition.

  • Short-handed Flames hold on for 4-3 win over Maple Leafs

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    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Flames center Markus Granlund made the most of his opportunity after three teammates were benched. Granlund scored his first goal in 21 games and added an assist to lead Calgary to a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night. A healthy scratch the past three games, the 22-year-old Finn got back into the lineup only because coach Bob Hartley sat All-Star Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan — the team's top two scorers — along with veteran Lance Bouma for disciplinary reasons. "We established team rules at the start of the season. We're a very proud hockey club. We have built what we believe to be a very strong culture that goes for everyone," Hartley said. "It was tough be




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