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A Kansas Supreme Court ruling on education funding could mean over $1 million in additional funding for Salina USD 305 Schools. The high court 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 Re...




Riot at Mexican Prison Leaves at Least 49 Dead

At least 49 inmates are dead after a battle between opposing groups at a prison near the Mexican city of Monterrey, reports BBC News. The riot happened on Thursday at the Topo Chico jail and 12 other people were left i...

 
 
US and Russia Announce Plan to Increase Syrian Aid and Stop Violence

  Secretary of State John Kerry has announced new steps designed to help eliminate the violence in Syria after meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Munich, aiming for a "cessation of hostilities."...

 
 
British Soldier Hailed a Hero for Tripping Fleeing Suspect

  The bystander who helped British police capture a suspect last week has been revealed.The British Army said Lance Sergeant Matthew Lawson, 37, was out with his wife last Saturday when he saw police officers chasi...

 
 
Iran Mocks US Sailors in Revolution Day Parade

Marking the 37th anniversary of its Islamic revolution, Iran continued to publicly mock the 10 U.S. sailors its military forces detained in Iranian waters last month.Groups of shackled Iranian men and at least one woma...

 
 
Kim Jong Un Releases Video Purportedly Showing Rocket Launch

ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Kim Jong Un, the self-proclaimed "Supreme Leader" of North Korea, has released video footage showing the rocket launch he reportedly oversaw on Saturday.The KCNA, the state-own...

 
 
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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...

 
 
Jeb Bush Calls Marco Rubio’s Foreign Policy Attacks ‘Ludicrous’

  Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush fired back on attacks leveled by rival Marco Rubio that the former Florida governor has little or no foreign policy experience. “To suggest that he has foreign pol...

 
 
President Obama, First Lady Exchange Valentine's Day Wishes on 'Ellen'

   Leaving his dancing shoes at home this time around, President Obama returned to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Thursday for a wide-ranging interview for Friday's episode on everything from a “...

 
 
Sixth Democratic Debate: Bernie Sanders Attacks Hillary Clinton's Relationship With Henry Kissinger

After criticizing Hillary Clinton’s Iraq War vote at Thursday's presidential Democratic debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Bernie Sanders turned to attacking Clinton’s relationship with Henry Kissinger, whom S...

 
 
Five Moments That Mattered in the Democratic Debate

In the final Democratic debate before the Nevada caucuses, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders faced off at a pivotal moment in the race for the Democratic nomination.After a sweeping loss in the New Hampshire primary e...

 
 
Best Lines of the Democratic Debate

The Democratic debate took place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.Here are the best lines of the PBS debate:ON BERNIE SANDERS’ Health Care ProposalHILLARY CLINTON: “Because especially with health care, this is not a...

 
 
Sue Klebold, Mother of Columbine Killer Dylan Klebold: 'It's Very Hard to Live With the Fact That Someone You Loved and Raised Has Brutally Killed People'

  Sue Klebold, the mother of Columbine killer Dylan Klebold, told ABC News' Diane Sawyer that when the Columbine tragedy happened, she couldn’t stop thinking about the victims and their families. “I jus...

 
 
Suspected Teen Hacker Who Targeted Top US Officials Arrested Overseas

  British authorities, with help from the FBI, have arrested a teenager they believe is behind a series of cyberattacks targeting some of the highest officials in U.S. government, a source with knowledge of the mat...

 
 
Five Indicted in Deadly NYC Building Fire Caused by Alleged Illegal Gas Line

Five people have been indicted Thursday in connection with a fatal March 2015 building explosion in Manhattan's East Village that left two people dead and more than 20 injured. Maria Hrynenko, 56, the building's owner;...

 
 
Oregon Standoff Ends as Remaining Occupiers Arrested, Cliven Bundy Charged in Separate Case

  The remaining four members of a militia group occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon surrendered to the FBI Thursday, one day after authorities moved into the property, ending the six-week stand...

 
 
"Deadpool," "Zoolander 2," More Open Today

Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday: * Deadpool Ryan Reynolds plays Wade Wilson, who undergoes an experimental procedure that gives him healing powers and turns him into the snarky Marvel su...

 
 
Review: “Zoolander 2” (PG-13)

I thought 2001’s Zoolander was OK. I’ve met people who can quote lines from it with a passion, like they were quoting from a religious text, or a Shakespearean sonnet. These are the people that will be thri...

 
 
"Grey's Anatomy" Actress Says Cast Was "Starstruck" by Denzel Washington as Director

Grey's Anatomy resumes its 12th season Thursday night on ABC, and the latest episode was directed by an Oscar winner. Denzel Washington was behind the cameras for the episode, and according to cast member Sarah Drew, s...

 
 
Leonardo DiCaprio Is the Reason Kate Winslet Will Attend the Oscars

Kate Winslet said she will be at the Oscars this year because she hopes to see her "closest friend" Leonardo DiCaprio finally win. Winslet and DiCaprio, who is nominated for his role in The Revenant, appeared together ...

 
 
"How to Get Away with Murder" Returns Tonight

The dark and gritty legal mystery drama How to Get Away with Murder, starring Viola Davis as the diabolical diva lawyer Annalise Keating, returns to airwaves Thursday.  And the last image that has racked viewers&...

 
 
WHO Says Possible Zika Vaccines Months Away From Broad Trials

The World Health Organization (WHO) says that possible Zika vaccines could be months away from broad trials. Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, the Assistant Director-General of Health Systems and Innovation at the WHO on Research...

 
 
Couple Says Fitbit Data Revealed They Were Expecting

Forget the stork. A New York City couple said they found out they were expecting their first child with the help of a little technology Fitbit data. David Trinidad’s 2016 New Year’s resolution was to get ...

 
 
Increased Zika Virus Screening Deemed Ineffective for Travelers

While outlining its Zika virus response plan, the Department of Homeland Security said today it will not direct U.S. Customs officials to add new screening measures for travelers into the United States.“Based on ...

 
 
Model With Down Syndrome 'Excited' to Walk in New York Fashion Week

  After beginning her professional modeling career last year, Madeline Stuart has jetted across the globe for photo shoots and runway shows. A hectic schedule comes with the modeling territory. But Stuart has somet...

 
 
Mom Pens Heartbreaking Letter to 4-Year-Old Daughter Who Died of Cancer

  A Virginia mom is hoping to raise awareness of pediatric cancer by sharing a tearful video of herself reading a letter she wrote to her recently deceased daughter."The day that she passed, I wrote it that morning...

 
 
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