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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -  The Kansas Supreme Court has struck down a stopgap law for funding the state's public schools, saying it left poor districts $54 million short. The justices ruled Thursday that the Republican-backed law enacted last year doesn't comply with the Kansas Constitution. The court...




Traveling One-Year-Old Has Visited 12 Countries With Backpacking Parents

Little Esmé Bayes is already a world traveler at the age of one.At just 10-weeks-old, she was off with her parents, Karen Edwards and Shaun Bayes, on her first trip to Singapore.After touching down in Bangkok We...

 
 
Iranian TV Video Appears to Show US Sailor Crying While Detained

New video broadcast on Iranian state TV Wednesday appears to show a U.S. sailor crying while briefly detained by Iran in early January. The sailor was one of 10 U.S. sailors aboard two small Navy vessels that strayed i...

 
 
Dramatic Rescue of Drowning Syrian Refugee Captured on Video

Dramatic video released by the Turkish Coast Guard Wednesday captured the rescue of a lone Syrian refugee who had been clinging for several hours to a sinking boat in the Aegean Sea near Edremit, a city in eastern Turk...

 
 
China Reports First Case of Zika Virus

China has confirmed its first case of the Zika virus, state news agency Xinhua reports.The state news agency says the National Health and Family Planning Commission announced on Tuesday that a 34-year-old man from Jian...

 
 
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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...

 
 
Bernie Sanders Looking Ahead to More Diverse Electorate

Bernie Sanders met with Rev. Al Sharpton Wednesday in New York in an apparent move to diversify his voting base, which may become crucial as the campaign moves into South Carolina."Sanders very much needs to up his gam...

 
 
Fresh Off New Hampshire Win, Trump Rallies South Carolina Crowd

– even driving around several RVs with Trump’s face and his “Make America Great Again!” slogan pasted all over.“People are tired of stupidity,” Trump said of his victory Tuesday night....

 
 
Young Clinton Supporter Crushed When His Mom Doesn't Vote for His Candidate

A 4-year-old boy experienced his first political disappointment when he realized he couldn't vote for Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, and it was all caught on video.Aiden Gerety, of Manchester,...

 
 
Bernie Sanders Believes Bill Clinton Has Hit Below the Belt

  Sen. Bernie Sanders believes Bill Clinton’s attacks on him have been inaccurate, he told ABC News Wednesday.And when asked whether Clinton has hit below the belt, Sanders said, "I think so."“Look, I k...

 
 
Chris Christie Formally Suspends Presidential Campaign

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie formally suspended his presidential campaign Wednesday.The New Jersey governor held a meeting with his campaign staff at 4pm Wednesday afternoon to thank them and announce the news, a spo...

 
 
Royal Caribbean Passengers Describe Harrowing Trip at Sea

ABC News (NEW YORK) — Passengers who were on board the Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas cruise ship are back on solid ground.Passenger Peter Aloupis said it felt "exactly" like being in a washing machine when the...

 
 
Oregon Occupiers Will Turn Themselves in to FBI Thursday

ROB KERR/AFP/Getty Images(BURNS, Ore.) — Armed occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon have said they will turn themselves in Thursday morning, ending a more than month-long standoff.On Wednesda...

 
 
Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Battered by Storm Arrives Back in New Jersey

  The Royal Caribbean cruise ship that was rocked by stormy weather arrived back in New Jersey Wednesday night, where it is expected to be inspected by the Coast Guard.The Anthem of the Seas arrived in Bayonne, New...

 
 
Ferguson Sued by Justice Department Over Alleged ‘Racial Bias’ in Policing

  The Justice Department has filed a federal lawsuit against Ferguson, Missouri, after the city rejected a deal that would have brought sweeping changes to its embattled police department, which allegedly engaged i...

 
 
Two Police Officers Killed in Maryland After Shootout

  Two Maryland police officers died Wednesday from injuries sustained in a shootout with a suspect, according to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office.“It is with great sadness that I tell you that both d...

 
 
See the New "House of Cards" Trailer Now

Netflix has released a new trailer for the fourth season of their hit political drama, House of Cards. The one-minute visual packs in dozens of glimpes of what Kevin Spacey's Frank Underwood has in store for viewers. T...

 
 
What Can We Expect from the Return of "Scandal" Tonight?

Gladiators, get ready because Scandal is back this week.  And of course, they will be bringing the drama this spring. The last time we saw Olivia Pope, played by Kerry Washington, she and POTUS Fitzgerald Grant, p...

 
 
Bruce Springsteen Autobiography, "Born to Run," Coming in September

You could argue Bruce Springsteen has already written his autobiography, in the form of the dozens of deeply personal, confessional songs he’s shared with fans over the decades.  But now the legendary ro...

 
 
Johnny Depp Portrays Donald Trump in Funny or Die "Movie"

Funny or Die has made a Donald Trump biopic based on his 1987 book The Art of the Deal, and it stars Oscar-nominated actor Johnny Depp as the presidential candidate. The 50-minute video is streaming now on the site, an...

 
 
Adele's "Carpool Karaoke" Segment Breaks YouTube Record

James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke" segment with Adele has reached a new milestone. The British pop superstar's appearance on The Late Late Show host's signature bit has surpassed 67.5 million views on YouTube, making it...

 
 
Twin Sisters Give Birth in Same Hospital Minutes Apart

Twin sisters from New Jersey were so in sync they even ended up having their babies within minutes of one another.Stephanie Edginton and Nicole Montgomery welcomed their daughters, Cora and Louisa, respectively, on Mon...

 
 
Your Body: New Guidelines for Mammograms

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorThere's a lot of confusion when it comes to mammograms.When should you get one? When should you not get one? It's a complex issue and the recomm...

 
 
Scientists Working on Editing Bad Memories

and that replaced what would normally be a fearful memory of spiders. Essentially, the new positive memory copied over the negative ones so much so that the test subject was able to pet a hairy, palm-sized tarantula ...

 
 
Parents Accuse Doctor of Performing Oral Surgery on Newborn by Mistake

The parents of a Tennessee newborn say that their infant was mistakenly operated on while they were still in the hospital.Nate Harper was born on Dec. 16 at University Medical Center in Lebanon, Tennessee, Nate's mothe...

 
 
Boy with Cerebral Palsy ‘Skateboards’ with Dad

An 8-year-old boy with cerebral palsy who uses a wheelchair is now the hottest skateboarder on his block thanks to a bit of ingenuity from his mom and dad.Atticus Edmunds, 8, got his first feeling of flying down a skat...

 
 
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