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Top court: Kansas Constitution allows partisan redistricting

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' top court declared Tuesday that the state constitution doesn't prohibit partisan gerrymandering, prompting one dissenting justice to accuse the majority of ignoring a “full...

Kansas moves to phase out tax on groceries after election

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas moved Thursday to phase out the nation’s second-highest state sales tax on groceries, but Republican lawmakers wouldn't have the state decrease consumers' bills until after ...

Russian talking point: Blaming US for Ukraine church split

While Russia has sought to justify its assault on Ukraine with complaints about NATO's eastward expansion, it has also claimed that foreign actors have encroached on its religious turf in Ukraine — ev...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Sept. 12, the 255th day of 2021. There are 110 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. ...

Religious summit in US addresses China's threat to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China ramps up its threats to invade Taiwan, the democracy's envoy to the U.S. spoke at a summit in Washington on Friday (July 16), calling for international suppor...

Top Kansas court upholds law barring 'wrongful birth' suits

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' highest court on Friday upheld a law barring so-called wrongful birth lawsuits against doctors, in a case in which a couple sued because they weren't told of serious fetal ...

Kansas tax-cut fight revives memories of past GOP experiment

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Kansas are struggling to contain their impulses to slash state income taxes, conjuring memories of a past, nationally notorious GOP tax-cutting experiment a...

Taiwan foreign minister highlights need to protect religious freedom from authoritarianism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Monday (Nov. 16) called for solidarity among countries sharing similar values to protect religious freedom at the 2020 M...

Kansas court hears arguments over "wrongful birth" law

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court seemed worried Wednesday about the proper roles of the Legislature and courts as it wrestled with whether a state statute that prohibits lawsuits bas...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Sept. 12, the 256th day of 2020. There are 110 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept...

Kansas Democrats excited about ex-GOP lawmaker's Senate bid

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democrats are pinning their unusually high hopes for winning a U.S. Senate seat in Kansas for the first time in almost 90 years on a retired doctor and former Republican who vexed ...

Ted Cruz sarcastically responds to Chinese sanctions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Shortly after China announced sanctions against U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and several of his colleagues on Monday (July 13), the Texan politician sarcastically responded that ...

China bans Cruz, Rubio, Smith, Brownback over criticism

China on Monday (July 13) said it will ban entry to U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, Representative Chris Smith and Ambassador for Religious Freedom Sam Brownback over their criticism of the ru...

China bans Cruz, Rubio, Smith, Brownback over criticism

BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday said it will ban entry to U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, Representative Chris Smith and Ambassador for Religious Freedom Sam Brownback over their criticism of t...

China to bar entry to US Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, Rep. Chris Smith, religious freedom ambassador Sam Brownback

BEIJING (AP) — China to bar entry to US Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, Rep. Chris Smith, religious freedom ambassador Sam Brownback.