The Latest: Estes says election shows Kansas still GOP state

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the special election for a Kansas House seat (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Republican Ron Estes says his victory in a special congressional election in Kansas shows that it remains a solid GOP state. Estes said in his victory speech...

Nuggets spoil Romo day for Mavericks, topping Dallas 109-91

AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez DALLAS (AP) — Gary Harris scored 20 points and the Denver Nuggets beat Dallas 109-91 on Tuesday night with the Mavericks honoring retiring Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo as a ceremonial player. With nothing at stake in a lost season that will be the...
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Trump administration to lift federal hiring freeze

AP Photo/Evan Vucci WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government hiring freeze implemented by President Donald Trump as one of his first acts in office will be lifted Wednesday. But budget director Mick Mulvaney says many jobs will remain unfilled as the White House embarks on...
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Mississippi police department denies taking rapper's jewelry

AP Photo/Bill Haber BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi police department denies that officers took a rapper’s jewelry. Boosie Badazz – formerly known as Lil Boosie – says in a Tuesday video that Biloxi police seized a bag of jewelry on Sunday when they...

Gennett’s 3 Hits, 3-run HR Power Reds Over Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Scooter Gennett homered for the second straight night and finished with three hits, helping the Cincinnati Reds overcome the early departure of injured starter Rookie Davis to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 Tuesday for their sixth win in seven games. Gennett...

The Latest: Republicans hang on to House seat in Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the special election for a Kansas House seat (all times local): 9:44 p.m. Republicans have held off a surprisingly strong Democratic challenge for a Kansas House seat in the first congressional election since President Donald Trump’s...

Murphy has 5 RBIs in Nats' 8-3 win over Cards

AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta WASHINGTON (AP) — Daniel Murphy homered, doubled twice and tied career highs with five RBIs and four hits and the Washington Nationals defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 8-3 on Tuesday night. Matt Wieters and Jayson Werth also hit solo shots to...

J. Geils, 'Centerfold' musician, dies at age 71

GROTON, Mass. (AP) — Musician J. Geils, founder of The J. Geils Band known for such peppy early 80s pop hits as “Love Stinks,” ”Freeze Frame” and “Centerfold,” has died in his Massachusetts home at 71. Groton police said officers...

Bill O'Reilly taking a break amid sponsor backlash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill O’Reilly told viewers he’s going on vacation, saying everyone needs a little “R&R.” O’Reilly’s announcement on his Fox News Channel show Tuesday came amid sponsor defections over a report of harassment...

Reds Pitcher Davis Exits After Being Hit By Pitch

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cincinnati Reds right-hander Rookie Davis left in the fifth inning of a game Tuesday night with a bruised left forearm after being struck by a pitch from Pittsburgh’s Jameson Taillon. Davis, a rookie starting pitcher, worked four innings in his second...