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PrattTribune - Pratt, KS
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) " Illinois appears poised to enter a second year without a budget after lawmakers finished their legislative session Tuesday without agreement on a spending plan, setting up a November electoral showdown while public schools and social service providers brace for an uncertain future. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's suggestion for a last-minute, short-term budget to give the state some near-term stability amid the 11-month impasse also failed to gain traction with...

Updated at 1:16 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) " A third-party, independent investigation will be conducted after high amounts of lead were found in water sources at two schools, which led the district to close all water fountains, Portland Public Schools Superintendent...

Updated at 12:56 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) " A Canadian man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of torturing, mutilating and killing a girlfriend whose bloodless body was found in their Southern California apartment. Blake Leibel, 35, could face the death penalty...

Updated at 11:13 PM

A new government report says that while intruders routinely breach the security fences protecting runways and planes at U.S. airports, the federal Transportation Security Administration is not helping airports keep up with the...

Updated at 11:13 PM

A new government report says that while intruders routinely breach the security fences protecting runways and planes at U.S. airports, the federal Transportation Security Administration is not helping airports keep up with the...

Posted at 11:01 PM

What do you do when you want to move in with your girlfriend but she's not ready yet? If you're

Updated at 2:31 AM

CHESTER, Ill. (AP) " Jurors on Tuesday found former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson guilty of trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped to convict him in the killing of his third wife. Peterson was convicted of...

Updated at 2:11 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) " A former tycoon who was one of Taiwan's most wanted fugitives was in the middle of a decade-long fight to stay in the United States when he was killed in a California car accident, federal court records show. Wang...

Updated at 2:00 AM

RICHMOND, Texas (AP) " Residents of some rural southeastern Texas counties were bracing for more flooding along a river that reached a record high Tuesday as more rain was expected in the coming days. Large swaths of suburban communities...

Updated at 1:12 AM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) " A North Korean missile launch likely failed on Tuesday, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said, the fourth in a series of high-profile failures that somewhat tempers recent worries that the North is pushing quickly...

Updated at 11:11 PM

ST. ANTHONY, Idaho (AP) " An Idaho man will spend about four months in jail for taking his pregnant 14-year-old daughter to Missouri and having her marry a 24-year-old family friend who had raped her. The father pleaded guilty to injury to...

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