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April 21, 2014 6:08 am
A deadline is approaching for Governor Sam Brownback to make a decision on whether he will sign a bill increasing spending for Kansas public schools, despite building pressure from opponents and supporters of the measure. Kansas Supreme Court issued a ruling March 7th giving legislators until July 1st to restore funding for two school finance provisions ...




Ferry Crew Members Could Face Accidental Homicide Charges in Sinking

Prosecutors are considering charges of accidental homicide against the captain, third mate and helmsman of last week’s doomed South Korean ferry, with new details revealing the frantic and confused ship-to-shore ...

 
 
Divers in South Korean Waters Reach Sunken Ferry, Find More Bodies

Divers Sunday were finally able to enter the capsized ferry that sank near South Korea last week, discovering more bodies, with the death toll expected to climb substantially as they make their way through the vessel.H...

 
 
Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Still Coming Up Empty

Forty-five days after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, there has still been no sign of any wreckage in the south Indian Ocean.It's expected that the air and surface sear...

 
 
Syrians to Cast Presidential Ballots June 3

Syria will hold presidential elections on June 3, despite the raging civil war believed to have killed around 150,000 people.Candidates have until May 1 to register. Syrians living abroad will have the opportunity to c...

 
 
Results of Afghan Election Still Far from Concluded

More than two weeks after millions in Afghanistan went to the polls to pick a new president, the Independent Election Commission has only counted half of the ballots.At this point, it appears a run-off will be necessar...

 
 
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Too Much Negativity Around Genetically Modified Crops

As a farmer in Cloud County, Kansas, I am writing to thank Rep. Mike Pompeo for...

 
 
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OPINION: Smart Money On Obamacare Success

Alan Jilka: The smart money appears to be on the future success of the Affordable Care...

 
 
Jerry Moran is the former representative of the Big 1st District and a current Senator representing Kansas.
Defeating Alzheimer’s Disease

Senator Jerry Moran: Every 68 seconds someone in America develops Alzheimer’s disease, a devastating and irreversible...

 
 
Jerry Moran is the former representative of the Big 1st District and a current Senator representing Kansas.
Congress Will Not Fund U.N. Arms Treaty Implementation

In October 2009, President Obama reversed the policies of both President Bill Clinton and President George...

 
 
Congressman Tim Huelskamp represents the First District of Kansas. He serves on the House Committee on Small Business and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. He is also a member of the Republican Study Committee.
Sebelius Show Us The Numbers

It comes as no surprise that once again, ObamaCare continues to receive a less-than-enthusiastic response from...

 
 
Obamas Get Some Extra Attention at Easter Church Service in DC

The Obama family Sunday attended an Easter service in the capital, drawing special attention from the pastor and a warm reception from the congregation.The first family’s decision to skip church on Christmas Eve ...

 
 
John Paul Stevens: Okay to Consider Politics in Retirement Decision

In an interview with George Stephanopoulos on This Week, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens revealed that he believes it is appropriate for justices to take "politics" into account in deciding when to r...

 
 
Rep. Michael McCaul Expresses Concern Over Potential Marathon Terrorist Copycat

Sunday on This Week, House Homeland Security Committee Chair Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, while noting the increase in security in Boston ahead of Monday's marathon, expressed concern over the potential that someon...

 
 
Not Everyone's Happy Michelle Obama Will Deliver a Graduation Address; School District Responds

First lady Michelle Obama plans to speak at a high school graduation next month in Topeka, Kansas, but not everyone's happy about it, as some families have voiced concerns that her presence could limit seating and ta...

 
 
Woman Sues After '8THEIST' Plate Denied, 'BAPTIST' Approved

A woman filed a federal lawsuit alleging that her First Amendment rights were violated when she was denied a license plate that would proclaim her atheist views in New Jersey, though a plate reading "BAPTIST" was app...

 
 
FBI: 16-Year-Old Stows Away on California-Hawaii Flight

A 16-year-old boy from California hopped a fence at the San Jose Airport and snuck into the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines flight, stowing away for a five-hour flight, FBI spokesman Tom Simon told ABC News.Simon sai...

 
 
Boston Expands Security Efforts for Monday's Marathon

– a lot of our officers, during their training, [are] looking at the characteristics of someone who might be carrying explosives." Beyond just watching, Schwartz said security officials will be tailoring their t...

 
 
Foreign Enrollment at US Grad Schools Picks Up

They're coming to America to go to graduate school, that is.A new report from the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) reports that graduate school applications from outside the U.S. were up seven percent in 2013, compa...

 
 
Car Plows into Florida Church, Leaving 21 Hurt

Twenty-one people were injured Sunday night by a car that plowed into their church during Easter services in Fort Myers, Fla.While no fatalities were reported, some of the church-goers were severely injured. Eighteen p...

 
 
Snowmobilers Escape Uninjured After Moose Encounter in Maine

A run-in with an angry moose ended without injury for a pair of New Hampshire snowmobilers, but they say that the incident has changed how they think about wildlife. Janis and Bob Powell saw the moose while snowmobil...

 
 
Lindsay Lohan's Bombshell: I Suffered a Miscarriage

Lindsay Lohan made a bombshell announcement on Sunday's episode of her reality TV show, revealing that she suffered a miscarriage during filming."No one knows this…I had a miscarriage for those two weeks that I ...

 
 
Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, Boxer Portrayed by Denzel Washington in "The Hurricane," Dead at 76

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer who inspired a Bob Dylan song and a movie starring Denzel Washington, has died following a battle with prostate cancer.Carter's friend, John Artis, says the boxer died in his sleep Sun...

 
 
"Dancing with the Stars" Celebrating Party Anthems on Monday Night

Dancing with the Stars is throwing a party on Monday night. The show's remaining couples will perform dances to popular party anthems.Adding to the fun will be Redfoo of the musical duo LMFAO, whose hits include "Party...

 
 
Discovery Channel Cancels Everest Jump Live Special in Wake of Avalanche

The Discovery Channel has canceled Joby Ogwyn's planned live jump from Mt. Everest on May 11 in the wake of an avalanche on Friday in which 13 people lost their lives.A statement from the Discovery Channel reads, "In l...

 
 
Kardashians Settle Copyright Infringement Lawsuit with Robert Kardashian's Widow

The Kardashians have settled their copyright infringement lawsuit with Robert Kardashian's widow, Ellen Pearson.Attorney Even Spiegel tells E! News, "Kris Jenner and Kimberly, Khloé, Kourtney and Robert Kardashi...

 
 
Health Officials Step Up Psychological Support Efforts at Boston Marathon

Bob Spiner, Jr. has breezed through several 20-mile runs in the past few weeks. The 50-year-old lawyer from Lynbrook, N.Y., has trained a steady 40 to 50 miles a week for the past year and said he is in top physical co...

 
 
Weight Gain Is Another Occupational Hazard

Is your job weighing you down? Maybe it's because you're packing on the pounds at work.A CareerBuilder survey of more than 3,000 job professionals finds that close to half of them claim they've put on weight at their c...

 
 
Good Things Can Happen When Tastes Change After Surgery

Is it possible that weight loss surgery not only affects one's appetite, but taste and smell too?That appears what Leicester Royal Infirmary researchers found after a study of 100 patients whose stomachs were made smal...

 
 
Woman Reportedly Finds Bird Leg in Bagged Spinach

An Ohio woman is unhappy with the food giant Dole after reportedly finding a bird leg in her bagged spinach. Rose Carducci said, after she opened the bag, "As I started looking some more I saw what looked like nails, l...

 
 
Laughing Makes Your Brain Work Better, New Study Finds

Ever have trouble remembering where you just left your keys? Just laugh it off. New research suggests that humor can improve short-term memory in older adults. In a recent small study conducted at Loma Linda Universi...

 
 
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