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Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and his allies are trying to revive their push to remake Kansas' courts by stoking public outrage after recent abortion and death penalty rulings.

February 9, 2016 2:39 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas is appealing a judge's ruling that the state must release candidates' applications for two county commission openings filled by Gov. Sam Brownback. The state has filed a notice of appeal in the lawsuit brought by The Salina Journal and The Associated Press seeking the...




Two Trains Collide in Germany, Ten Dead, at Least 100 Injured

iStock/Thinkstock(BAD AIBLING, Germany) —Two morning commuter trains have collided in Bad Aibling in southern Germany, killing ten people and injuring more than 100 others, police said.The train manufacturer, Merid...

 
 
Government Official: Indian Man Killed in Explosion Caused by Meteorite

Scientists are investigating a man's death after government officials initially said that he was killed by an explosion caused by a meteorite.The incident happened in the Indian district of Vellore on Saturday. One man...

 
 
Syrian Couple Takes Wedding Photos Amid Ruins of Homs

A Syrian couple recently held their wedding photo shoot amid the ruins of war-ravaged Homs, Syria, to prove that love is greater than war. Photos of the 18-year-old bride, Nada Mehri, and the 27-year-old Syrian army so...

 
 
Hong Kong 'Fish Ball Revolution' Erupts in Violent Crackdown

Violent clashes erupted overnight in Hong Kong after protesters defended unlicensed food vendors, set up for Chinese New Year celebrations, from being shut down by police.The night market has become popular over the ye...

 
 
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Reeling From a Super Loss

As I write this, it's been almost a day and a half since my heart was broken again. I'm healing slowly, but every now and then I see someone who demands to rip the scabs off of my wounds and the heali...

 
 
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What Are They Really Playing For?

In what can only be described as a SERIOUS lack of sportsmanship on the part of KU player Brannen Greene at the conclusion of the 228th meeting of the Sunflower showdown,I wanted to take a moment to r...

 
 
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#1 for a Day!

It’s safe to say there was concern last spring when K-State lost eight members off of their basketball team, which included six underclassmen, a number that tied Washington for the most players leav...

 
 
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Updating the Syphilis Outbreak

It has been 100+ days since a syphilis outbreak was made public.  The Saline County Commission, aka the Board of Health, has ignored my requests to review the outbreak. So, I asked Jennifer VandeV...

 
 
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Parking as a Personality Test

For almost 18 years now I have been parking in the same lot behind the “Beautifully Appointed Townsite Building.” And while many variables define and refine the human personality, I’ve noticed w...

 
 
John Kasich Supporters Told to Go on the Offensive Against Jeb Bush

John Kasich’s supporters are working the phones Tuesday, making “persuasion calls” to win over voters who are still undecided. But while the Republican presidential candidate himself has projected an ...

 
 
Everything You Need to Know About the New Hampshire Primary

some polling places are especially telling. University of New Hampshire polling director Andy Smith tells ABC News “for the GOP, I like to look at Derry as it has both a blue collar core and suburban parts.&rdquo...

 
 
Royal Caribbean Passenger Recounts Terrifying 12 Hours on Cruise Ship

One passenger on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship that was rocked by hurricane-force winds said she was afraid for her life as the boat tipped side to side and she lay in bed shaking.Guests on the Anthem of the Seas shi...

 
 
Woman Shot by Stray Bullet Had Been Warned Not to Move to Chicago

The father of a young woman who was struck in the head by a stray bullet in Chicago Friday has spoken out about his daughter's tragic shooting, saying he warned her not to move to the Windy City.Aaren O'Connor, 25, mov...

 
 
Slain Virginia Teen Discussed 'Her Boyfriend' Before Abduction, Friend Says

A friend of the 13-year-old Virginia girl who was allegedly abducted and murdered last month said the teen had told her about an older "boyfriend" before she went missing. Nicole Lovell, 13, was found dead four days af...

 
 
Obama Proposes New Cybersecurity Plan

President Obama announced Tuesday a new Cybersecurity National Action Plan to help combat what the president calls one of the most important challenges the U.S. faces.The plan calls for more than $19 billion for cybers...

 
 
Cornell Frat President Accused of Attempted Rape Released from Custody, Not Allowed on Campus

Tompkins County Jail(ITHACA, N.Y.) — A Cornell University fraternity president accused of attempted rape and sexual abuse was released from custody Tuesday, but a Cornell representative told ABC News the student is...

 
 
"The People vs. O.J. Simpson" Sets Record

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story has set a record for cable's FX channel. The series debut was the most-watched original scripted series premiere in FX history. It drew a total of 12 million viewers, ...

 
 
Hugh Jackman Undergoes Skin Cancer Treatment on His Nose

Hugh Jackman has again been treated for skin cancer on his nose, he revealed Monday. The X-Men star shared a picture of himself on Instagram, sporting a bandage on his nose, along with the caption, "An example of wha...

 
 
"Girls" Star Lena Dunham Taking Time Off for "Chronic" Illness

The HBO show Girls is back for its fifth season later this month, but its biggest star will not be making press appearances due to a "chronic condition." Lena Dunham took to Instagram Monday to write, "I just wanted ...

 
 
Sylvester Stallone Says He Considered Boycotting the Oscars

The topic of diversity in Hollywood and within the Academy was addressed by several stars Monday at the Oscar nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills. Sylvester Stallone, a best supporting actor contender for Creed, made...

 
 
"The Bachelor" Recap: Shocking Eliminations in the Bahamas

Monday night's episode of The Bachelor picked up where last week's episode left off: with Ben Higgins having a private chat with Olivia after he received several complaints about her from the other women. Olivia played...

 
 
New Bacteria Species That Causes Lyme Disease Found in Midwest

Researchers have discovered a new species of bacteria that causes Lyme disease the second species known to transmit the potentially debilitating illness in North America. The newly identified bacteria is called "Borr...

 
 
Zika Virus May Be Linked to Infant Eye Abnormalities, Study Says

The Zika virus may be associated with another birth defect in infants, according to a new study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association Ophthalmology. Researchers from Brazil found that som...

 
 
Zika Virus Outbreak: Florida Expands State of Emergency

New cases of people diagnosed with the Zika virus in Florida has prompted government officials to expand a state of emergency to two additional counties, for a total of seven counties.The Florida Surgeon General and Se...

 
 
Make-A-Wish Gives Kidney Transplant Survivor a Renovated Truck

Strangers from around the country came together to make over a pickup truck for an 18-year-old kidney transplant survivor. Nick Cesarini, of Greenwich, Connecticut, was surprised with the truck Saturday in a reveal so ...

 
 
Number of People Without Health Insurance in the US on the Decline

Things are apparently looking up in the effort to provide health insurance coverage to more Americans.The National Health Interview Survey, which studies civilian populations across the U.S., published its estimates fo...

 
 
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