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Mountain Lion confirmed in Kansas »

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Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism PRATT – A deer hunter from Labette County got a surprise recently when he checked his trail camera he had set up for deer. He found a single image of a mountain lion walking away, down the trail, the characteristic long tail prominently displayed. Kansas Department of Wildlife, […]

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Company fined $25M for work-at-home scheme »

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BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has fined a California company $25 million for misleading 110,000 people to buy into a work-at-home scheme that almost never paid off. U.S. District Judge Dean Pregerson banned The Zaken Corp. on Wednesday from advertising or selling work-at-home business opportunities in the future. The […]

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Google unveils app for managing Gmail inboxes »

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is introducing an application designed to make it easier for its Gmail users to find and manage important information that can often become buried in their inboxes. The service, called Inbox, can sort electronic receipts and bank statements into bundles so they can be quickly fetched. This method is […]

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Man apprehended after jumping White House fence »

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service has apprehended a man who jumped over the White House fence. This latest incident comes about a month after a previous White House fence jumper sprinted across the lawn, past armed uniformed agents and entered the mansion. The fallout from that September incident and other Secret Service breaches in […]

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Social Security beneficiaries get a raise »

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STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year. It’s the third year in a row the increase will be less than 2 percent. The annual cost-of-living adjustment affects payments for more than […]

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Senate candidates in Kan. seek to bolster support »

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THOMAS BEAUMONT, Associated Press JOHN D. HANNA, Associated Press OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Embattled three-term incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts is taking the endorsement of a former governor and seeking votes in the rural west of Kansas, where he needs to win big to fend off independent challenger Greg Orman. Orman is pushing themes centered […]

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Charges dropped for 1 suspect in fatal fall of former Manhattan woman »

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PHOENIX (AP) — Charges have been dropped against one of three men accused of alcohol-related violations in connection with the fatal fall of an Arizona State University student. Court documents say prosecutors failed to provide probable cause to continue the case against 21-year-old Alex Kraus. Kraus’ attorney says his client was the victim of mistaken […]

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Junction City cites dozens for cellphone use »

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JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — Despite months of advance notice, dozens of drivers in Junction City were cited for improper use of cellphones during the initial week of enforcement of a new law. KJCK Radio reports police issued 51 citations from Monday through Friday of last week for talking on hand-held cellphones while driving. One […]

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Phony World Series Tickets, Merchandise Seized »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Federal agents have seized phony World Series tickets worth tens of thousands of dollars, along with counterfeit Royals panties and other merchandise. Before the first game of the series between the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants on Tuesday, agents for Homeland Security nabbed 126 counterfeit game tickets. U.S. Immigration […]

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Kan. man hospitalized after hit by law enforcement vehicle during chase »

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ATCHISON, Kan.,- A pedestrian was injured in an accident just before 10 a.m. on Wednesday in Atchison County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2013 Chevy Tahoe patrol vehicle driven by Joseph R. Butner, 64, Atchison was northbound on Walnut Street in Atchison. The vehicle was attempting a legal intervention on a fleeing vehicle and […]

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Ex-DA slams Brownback ad using Kansas murders »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The district attorney who prosecuted two brothers in a quadruple Wichita homicide is criticizing Gov. Sam Brownback’s use of the case in a new campaign commercial. Brownback’s ad references Reginald and Jonathan Carr, whose death sentences for the December 2000 killings were vacated in July by the Kansas Supreme Court. Former […]

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Cattle truck crashes on I-70 near Abilene »

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ABILENE, Kan. (AP) — A driver was unhurt but multiple head of cattle were killed or injured when a tractor-trailer transporting the animals crashed on Interstate 70 in east-central Kansas. KSAL-AM reports the accident happened around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday near Abilene in Dickinson County. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the semi was westbound when it […]

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2 dead in shooting at Canada’s Parliament, U.S. embassy on lockdown UPDATE »

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JEREMY HAINSWORTH, Associated Press ROB GILLIES, Associated Press OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country’s capital was shot to death Wednesday, and gunfire then erupted inside Parliament, authorities said. One gunman was killed, and police said they were searching for as many as two others. People […]

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