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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...




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...

 
 
WATCH: Canadian Woman Dogsleds for Coffee in Snowstorm

A Canadian woman took matters into her own hands last week when it seemed a snowstorm was going to stop her from getting coffee.Allyson Mitton, who lives near Sussex, New Brunswick, hitched her two border collies, Shif...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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....

 
 
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,...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
Study: Some Weight Loss Centers Don’t Follow Medical Guidelines

Some weight loss centers may not be following medical standards for weight loss, a new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins University finds.The study, published Wednesday in the journal Obesity, found that the prog...

 
 
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 ...

 
 
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