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Lawsuit filed to stop legalization of pot »

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska and Oklahoma are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Colorado’s legalization of marijuana unconstitutional. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning announced this week that the states are seeking a court order to prevent Colorado from enforcing a measure that was approved by voters in 2012. Bruning says Oklahoma Attorney General […]

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5 ways to make your email safer in case of a hack attack »

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TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Sony hack, the latest in a wave of company security breaches, exposed months of employee emails. Other hacks have given attackers access to sensitive information about a company and its customers, such as credit-card numbers and email addresses. One way hackers can sneak into a company […]

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Flu season, early again, hitting hard in South and Midwest »

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MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say the flu is now hitting hard in parts of the country, especially the South and Midwest. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday reported cases were widespread in 29 states last week. If the trend continues, it could bring another early […]

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US agriculture has big appetite for Cuba trade »

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STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. agriculture has a big appetite for freer trade with Cuba. From wheat to rice to beans, the industry stands to be a big beneficiary of President Barack Obama’s plan to ease economic and travel restrictions imposed against the communist-ruled island. Agricultural exports are among the few exceptions […]

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Staples: Customer data exposed in security breach »

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FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Staples Inc. says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security breach earlier this year. The office supply retailer said in October that it was looking into a potential credit card breach, adding to a long list of retailers recently hit by cyberattacks. Staples said Friday […]

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Huelskamp Completes More Town Halls than any other Congressman »

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Hutchinson, KS – Thursday in Hugoton, Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) hosted his 64th Town Hall of 2014. By hosting 267 Town Halls since 2011, he has continued the tradition of holding a Town Hall in every county of the Big First District each year. Huelskamp has hosted more in-person Town Halls than any other U.S. […]

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Chrysler gives in to gov’t, expands air bag recall »

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DETROIT (AP) — After resisting for several weeks, Chrysler is bowing to government demands to expand a recall of driver’s side air bag inflators across the entire nation. The company says in a statement Friday that it will recall nearly 2.9 million older cars and trucks across the U.S., as demanded by the National Highway […]

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Medicare cuts payments to Kan. hospitals with highest rates of infections »

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By Jordan Rau Kaiser Health News WASHINGTON, D.C. — In its toughest crackdown yet on medical errors, the federal government is cutting payments to 721 hospitals for having high rates of infections and other patient injuries, records released Thursday show. Medicare assessed these new penalties against some of the most renowned hospitals in the nation, […]

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Trial moved for Kan. man accused of shooting family »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The trial for a 39-year-old Wichita man accused of trying to kill his family has been delayed until March at the request of the man’s attorney. The Wichita Eagle reports Pettix McMillan is charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder for the March 24 shootings of his 36-year-old wife and […]

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2 women hurt when car crashes into Kan. home »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A suspected drunken driver plows into the living room of a west Wichita home and seriously injures the 93-year-old resident and a 69-year-old woman visiting her. The Wichita Eagle  reports the crash happened at 9:55 p.m. Thursday. Police Lt. Joe Schroeder says both women suffered multiple injuries and remained at a […]

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T-Mobile customers in Kansas eligible for refunds »

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TOPEKA – T-Mobile customers in Kansas who were charged for third-party services on their mobile phone bills without their consent are eligible to receive refunds as part of a multi-state settlement reached earlier this week, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a media release. The national settlement announced today was reached between T-Mobile, the […]

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Kan. semi driver hospitalized after truck rolls »

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INGALLS – A Kansas man was injured in an accident just before 9 a.m. on Friday in Gray County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1998 Kenworth semi driven by Donald L. Cregger, 51, Seward, was northbound on 13 Road three miles north of Ingalls. The right side of the trailer fell off of the […]

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Governor seeks study of big Kansas pension changes UPDATE »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget director says Brownback doesn’t plan to divert funds from the state’s public pension system again to help close budget shortfalls. Budget Director Shawn Sullivan told a legislative committee Friday that the diversion of nearly $41 million from the pension system for teachers and government workers to general […]

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