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Prosecutor: No charges in Black Kansas teen’s custody death

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas prosecutor said Tuesday that he won't file criminal charges over the death of a Black 17-year-old who became unresponsive while being restrained facedown for more than 30...

Comments renew debate over adoption as abortion alternative

Year after year, several thousand women in the U.S. carry an unintended pregnancy to term and then offer the baby for adoption. It's a choice commended by many foes of abortion. Yet ...

DA: Death of Kansas teen in custody not necessarily criminal

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas prosecutor who will decide whether to charge employees of a juvenile center over a Black teen's death said Wednesday that an autopsy's finding that the death was a homicid...

Autopsy: Death of Black Kansas teen in custody was homicide

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Black youth's death following a physical struggle with staff at a Kansas juvenile center was a homicide, according to an autopsy report released Monday that contradicts an earlie...

Storm victims include Missouri girl, aunt's 'special angel'

Trey and Meghan Rackley and their three daughters sought shelter in a windowless bathroom in their southeast Missouri home as storms raged across the middle of the country. To prove they were in their...

Dole honored at home as 'greatest' of 'Greatest Generation'

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Bob Dole was remembered in his western Kansas hometown on Saturday as a compassionate patriot, shaped by small-town values and a tough prairie landscape to become "the greatest of ...

More turn to abortion pills by mail, with legality uncertain

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Before her daughter’s birth, she spent weeks in bed. Another difficult pregnancy would be worse as she tried to care for her toddler. Faced with that possibility,...

Criminal case leads Kansas lawmaker to step aside for week

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A 21-year-old Kansas lawmaker charged with domestic battery over a disturbance involving his brother said Thursday that he's stepping away from his legislative duties for a week. ...

Labor leader apologizes for likening Holocaust to mandates

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas labor leader apologized Wednesday for remarks he made during a legislative hearing comparing COVID-19 vaccine mandates to the Holocaust that killed millions of Jews. ...

3 men charged in deadly 2018 Missouri duck boat accident

A local prosecutor charged a boat captain and two other employees Friday over 17 deaths in July 2018 when a tourist duck boat sank on a Missouri lake during a severe thunderstorm, reviving the threat ...

Kansas agency's lost $72K: 4 years of probing, few answers

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Sometime after a January 2017 drug bust near Interstate 70's main exit for President Dwight Eisenhower's boyhood Kansas home, $72,000 in cash seized by the local sheriff's departme...

Kansas governor: Medical pot should fund Medicaid expansion

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly proposed Monday that Kansas should legalize marijuana for medical purposes and use the revenues to expand Medicaid health care for low-income res...

10 residents dead amid virus outbreak at Kansas nursing home

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A coronavirus outbreak has killed 10 residents in a nursing home in a northwestern Kansas county that proportionally already had the nation's largest increase in cases over two wee...

COVID spike arrives late, hits hard in rural Kansas county

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — As rural northwestern Kansas communities endured some of the state's biggest spikes in COVID-19 cases last week, a county sheriff who was among those testing positive found himself...

Debate over policing roils Kansas cradle of Brown v. Board

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — When police in Kansas' capital city used force the last couple of years, Black residents were on the receiving end 35% of the time, though they make up less than 11% of Topeka's po...