• Kansas Feb 20

    Crossing Guard, 88, Killed Saving 2 Children From Car, School Says

    A beloved school crossing guard in Kansas died after he was hit by a car while saving two young children, the school said in a Facebook post.

  • food Aug 11, 2017

    Emaciated Dogs, Contaminated Food: Puppy Mill Problems Persist

    Five years after the Humane Society’s first report, it continues to find horrendous conditions across the country — emaciated dogs with open, festering wounds, rats feces in food, and puppies with mange. Its “Horrible Hundred” is not meant to be comprehensive, but to expose conditions prevalent among disreputable dog breeders and brokers.

  • Kansas Feb 11

    Soldier Who Discussed Attack in US Pleads Guilty to Distributing Bomb Instructions

    A soldier stationed in Kansas accused of talking about a terrorist attack in the United States pleaded guilty Monday to distributing instructions for making explosive devices over social media, federal prosecutors said.

  • Kansas Jan 22

    Bench-Clearing Brawl Erupts at End of Kansas-Kansas State Basketball Game

    A basketball game between the University of Kansas and Kansas State University ended in a bench-clearing brawl Tuesday night, NBC News reported.

  • attorney Nov 30, 2019

    Belated Bill to Help Solve Indigenous Cold Cases Gains Steam

    A bill originally meant to help law enforcement investigate cold cases of murdered and missing indigenous women that has floundered in Congress for two years may have the missing ingredients to become law — money and muscle. The money comes from an appropriations subcommittee chaired by Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who told The Associated Press that for the first...

  • head Oct 29, 2019

    Missouri Health Department Tracked Planned Parenthood Patients’ Periods

    Missouri’s health department director on Tuesday said he tracked the menstrual cycles of Planned Parenthood patients as part of an effort to identify what the agency says were “failed abortions” at a St. Louis clinic. Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams made the revelation during the second day of an administrative hearing to determine whether Missouri’s only...

  • Kansas Oct 8, 2019

    2nd Suspect in Kansas City Bar Shooting Still at Large

    The search for Hugo Villanueva-Morales, one of two men who allegedly opened fire inside a Kansas City, Kansas bar early Sunday, continues. Four were killed and five more wounded in the shooting.

  • Kansas Oct 7, 2019

    Suspect Arrested in Kansas Bar Shooting That Killed 4; 2nd Suspect Still at Large

    Two men suspected of opening fire inside a bar in Kansas City, Kansas, killing four people and wounding five others early Sunday, have been identified by police and charged with four counts of first degree murder, the Kansas Police Department said in a statement. Javier Alatorre, 23, was arrested late Sunday afternoon. The second suspect, Hugo Villanueva-Morales, 29, is “still...

  • Donald Trump Oct 7, 2019

    Supreme Court’s Election-Year Term Opens With Insanity Case

    The Supreme Court began its election-year term Monday by wrestling over whether states must allow criminal defendants to plead insanity. The one minor surprise when the justices took the bench just after 10 o’clock was the absence of Justice Clarence Thomas. The 71-year-old Thomas was at home, likely with the flu, the court said. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was in...

  • NBC Oct 6, 2019

    Police Look for 2 Men in Kansas Bar Shooting That Killed 4

    Two men opened fire inside a bar in Kansas City, Kansas, early Sunday, killing four people and wounding five others in a shooting believed to have stemmed from an earlier dispute, police said. Authorities were searching Sunday for the two gunmen, said Officer Thomas Tomasic, a police spokesman. He said the two men had apparently gotten into some sort of...

  • New York Oct 5, 2019

    Security, NY Incident Leave Some Unsettled After ‘Joker’

    Extra layers of security, intense on-screen action and a frightening incident inside a New York theater combined to create an unsettling experience for some moviegoers who went to see “Joker” on its opening weekend.

  • Donald Trump Oct 4, 2019

    Romney Slams Trump’s ‘Wrong and Appalling’ Actions Over Ukraine and China, Breaks With GOP Support, Silence

    U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney denounced President Donald Trump’s appeal to Ukraine and China to investigate one of his main political opponents, calling the overture “wrong and appalling.” The Utah Republican said Friday that Trump’s call for a probe of former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter was “brazen and unprecedented.” The former 2012 GOP presidential nominee rejected Trump’s...

  • New York Sep 26, 2019

    U.S. Income Inequality at Highest Level in 50 Years, Economic Gap Growing in Heartland States

    The gap between the haves and have-nots in the United States grew last year to its highest level in more than 50 years of tracking income inequality, according to Census Bureau figures. Income inequality in the United States expanded from 2017 to 2018, with several heartland states among the leaders of the increase, even though several wealthy coastal states still...

  • NBC Sep 23, 2019

    Soldier Talked of Killing Activists, Bombing Network: US

    An Army soldier was arrested for allegedly passing on bomb-making instructions to fellow “radicals” and sought to blow up cell towers and news stations, authorities announced Monday. Pfc. Jarrett William Smith, 24, stationed out of Fort Riley in Kansas, was arrested Saturday and charged with one count of distributing information related to explosives and weapons of mass destruction, U.S. Attorney...

  • California Sep 17, 2019

    Another California Resident Dies of Lung Illness Linked to Vaping

    A central California resident has died from complications related to the use of e-cigarettes, the seventh person to die of a vaping-related illness. The Tulare County Public Health Office confirmed the death Monday in a Facebook post, hours after Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order to spend $20 million on raising awareness about the dangers of vaping nicotine and...

  • Donald Trump Sep 16, 2019

    GM Walkout Brings Factories and Warehouses to a Standstill

    More than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers went on strike Monday against General Motors, bringing more than 50 factories and parts warehouses to a standstill in the union’s first walkout against the No. 1 U.S. automaker in over a decade. Workers left factories and formed picket lines shortly after midnight in the dispute over a new four-year contract....

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Sep 14, 2019

    AP Sources: Feds Probe Sex Abuse in Olympic Organizations

    Federal investigators are looking into the way the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and national governing bodies of Olympic sports handled sex-abuse allegations, people with knowledge of the investigations told The Associated Press on Friday. The probes, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, come in the aftermath of the Larry Nassar sex-abuse cases that led to massive turnover at...

  • New York Sep 12, 2019

    US Officials Revise Vaping Illness Count to 380 in 36 States

    The U.S. government has refined how it is measuring an outbreak of breathing illnesses in people who vape, now counting only cases that are most closely linked to electronic cigarette use. Health officials on Thursday said 380 confirmed cases and probable cases have been reported in 36 states and one U.S. territory. That marks a decrease from the 450 cited...

  • Donald Trump Sep 10, 2019

    Trump-Backed Candidate Wins North Carolina House Seat

    Conservative Republican Dan Bishop won a special election for an open House seat in North Carolina, averting a demoralizing Democratic capture of a district the GOP has held for nearly six decades. But his narrow victory didn’t erase questions about whether President Donald Trump and his party’s congressional candidates face troubling headwinds approaching 2020. Bishop, a state senator best known...

  • Donald Trump Sep 7, 2019

    Nevada, SC, Kansas GOP Drop Presidential Nomination Votes

    Republican leaders in Nevada, South Carolina and Kansas have voted to scrap their presidential nominating contests in 2020, erecting more hurdles for the long-shot candidates challenging President Donald Trump. “What is Donald Trump afraid of?” asked one of those rivals, former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld. Canceling primaries, caucuses and other voting is not unusual for the party of the White...

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