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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...




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

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Government Official: Indian Man Killed in Explosion Caused by Meteorite

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Syrian Couple Takes Wedding Photos Amid Ruins of Homs

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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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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...

 
 
Cars Backed Up for Miles to Vote in New Hampshire Primary

– and they’re still coming even though most polls are either closed or will close shortly. One polling location in Merrimack had a two-mile-long line of cars waiting to cast their ballots in the crucial, firs...

 
 
New Hampshire Primary Exit Poll Analysis: Voters More Divided Than Ever

– far more so than Democrats: Three-quarters of GOP voters are “very” worried about the economy’s direction – that compares with about a quarter of Democratic voters. Six in 10 Republican vo...

 
 
Massive Pig Corralled at New Hampshire Polling Station

One New Hampshire voter Tuesday morning wanted to see how the sausage gets made. A massive pig weighing over 600 pounds was corralled Tuesday from outside a voting station in Pelham, New Hampshire, according to the Pel...

 
 
Senator Worries Too Many Ineligible People Getting Obamacare Subsidies

The head of a key congressional homeland security committee said Tuesday he's worried the Obama administration's system for denying Obamacare tax credits to ineligible applicants is so lax that it could lead to many un...

 
 
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 ...

 
 
Royal Caribbean Cruise Captain: Weather Forecast Wasn't 'Anything Near' What Happened

The captain of the Royal Caribbean cruise ship that was rocked by terrifying, hurricane-force winds off the coast of the Carolinas Sunday told passengers that the forecast wasn't "anything near what we actually experie...

 
 
Biggest Threats to US Include Homegrown Terror, North Korea, Intel Chiefs Say

Top U.S. leaders laid out the major worldwide threats facing the United States at Tuesday's Senate Armed Services Committee hearing including homegrown terrorism and North Korea's nuclear program. "It's a very accura...

 
 
Man Accused of Tossing Gator Into Wendy's Drive-Thru Window

A man was arrested Monday for allegedly tossing a live alligator through the drive-thru window of a Wendy's restaurant in Loxahatchee, Florida, according to Palm Beach County officials and the Florida Fish and Wildlife...

 
 
Florida Man Attacks Victims With Metal Rod and Samurai Sword, Police Say

A 22-year-old man clad in a bright red bucket hat went on a bizarre and violent crime spree in Lauderhill, Florida, on Sunday morning, injuring two, police said. Jovaughn Walker stole a vehicle, attacked an elderly man...

 
 
Whoopi Goldberg on Board for "White Rabbit Red Rabbit" Play

Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award winner Whoopi Goldberg is showing no signs of slowing down. Even though her daily duties a ringleader of ABC’s chat fest The View could be enough for the average 60-year-old fun...

 
 
"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...

 
 
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...

 
 
"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 ...

 
 
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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