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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...




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...

 
 
Death Toll from Fighting in Syria as High as 470,000

AMER ALMOHIBANY/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The findings of a new report puts the number of casualties from the ongoing fighting in Syria well above most estimates. That’s the word, according to a new report...

 
 
Albert Einstein Was Right: Scientists Detect Gravitational Waves

If Albert Einstein was alive today, he'd be saying: "I told you so."In one of the most experimental findings in recent years, scientists announced on Thursday they have detected gravitational waves, vibrations of space...

 
 
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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...

 
 
Why Hillary Clinton Has More Delegates Than Bernie Sanders

  Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton by 22 points in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday, the largest victory in the state's history for a non-incumbent in the Democratic party.But when the dust settled, the delegat...

 
 
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...

 
 
Congress Considers Weighing in on Airline Seat Sizes

For years, commercial flyers have complained about the shrinking size of their seats.And at least one congressman is pushing the federal government to get involved to protect these consumers.Congressman Steve Cohen, a ...

 
 
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....

 
 
American Airlines Flight Lands Safely At LAX After Declaring Emergency

  An American Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport this morning due to a "mechanical problem," an LAX spokesperson has confirmed.American Airlines flight 564 an Airbus A3...

 
 
FBI Arrests Last Four Occupiers of Oregon Wildlife Refuge

  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.The FBI said in a press release that the...

 
 
NASA Prepares Orion Spacecraft for Its First Big Mission

  The Orion space capsule is expected one day to carry astronauts to Mars, but for now, NASA is busy getting the vessel ready for its first big exploration mission to the moon.The conical-shaped Orion crew module p...

 
 
Ambulance Bill Charged to Tamir Rice's Estate Withdrawn

The estate of Tamir Rice will not be required to pay a $500 ambulance bill for which the city of Cleveland, Ohio, had filed a claim in court. Cleveland officials said on Thursday that the bill had been automatically ge...

 
 
Deputies Killed at Maryland Panera 'Are Heroes,' Sheriff Says

The Harford County Sheriff's Office has identified the two officers killed in Abingdon, Maryland, on Wednesday as Senior Deputies Mark Logsdon and Patrick Dailey.Dailey was a 30-year veteran of the force; Logsdon, a 16...

 
 
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&...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
Nine-Year-Old With Cystic Fibrosis Becomes 'Iron Boy' for the Day

  A 9-year-old boy with cystic fibrosis saw his wish to be Iron Man come true when the entire city of Sydney, Australia, got behind him and turned him into "Iron Boy" for the day.Domenic Pace even got a shout-out f...

 
 
WWE Star Daniel Bryan's Retirement Draws Attention to Concussion Dangers

Wrestling star Daniel Bryan announced his retirement Monday, citing multiple concussions he sustained over his 16-year career. Speaking at a WWE event, he revealed that doctors had already found evidence that repeated ...

 
 
Essentials for Expecting Moms to Pack for the Hospital

For expecting mothers, planning for the arrival of a newborn is a challenging activity that can be overwhelming for many women. The list of essential items include furniture, baby gadgets and best ways to pack a bag fo...

 
 
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