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Capitol Police vehicles with the Kansas Highway Patrol sit parked outside the Kansas Statehouse Thursday afternoon, Jan. 14, 2021, in Topeka, Kan. Gov. Laura Kelly is restricting access to the Kansas Statehouse over the possibility of an armed protest in the coming week. (Evert Nelson/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)

Kansas closes buildings around Statehouse through Wednesday

Jan. 19, 2021 10:19 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — State office buildings around the Kansas Statehouse and state social services offices in Topeka and Kansas City, Kansas, are closed to the public Tuesday and Wednesday because of security concerns ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. Gov. Laura Kelly's decision to close...

Kansas officials say Oklahoma woman killed in rollover crash

Jan. 19, 2021 9:04 AM EST

BROOKVILLE, Kan. (AP) — An Oklahoma woman died in a rollover crash in north-central Kansas, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. The crash happened around 5 p.m. Sunday on Kansas Highway 140 about 2 miles (3.21 kilometers) east of Brookville when a pickup truck experienced a tire blowout and the driver...

Baylor guard Jared Butler (12) shoots a three-point basket past Kansas guard Marcus Garrett (0) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson)

Butler scores 30, unbeaten No. 2 Baylor tops No. 9 Kansas

Jan. 19, 2021 12:38 AM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Jared Butler hit a 3-pointer on the first shot of the game and No. 2 Baylor jumped out to a big lead. The standout guard kept scoring points — and making plays when No. 9 Kansas tried to get close late. Butler had a season-high 30 points and eight assists as the Bears remained...

Audubon sues over water rights at Quivira Wildlife Refuge

Jan. 18, 2021 5:55 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Audubon of Kansas has sued over water rights at a wildlife refuge in central Kansas. The federal lawsuit filed Friday by the environmental group against the U.S. Department of the Interior and various federal and state officials alleges they have failed to protect the senior water...

Buffalo Bills' Taiwan Jones (25) celebrates with Dion Dawkins (73) after an NFL divisional round football game against the Baltimore Ravens Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Bills won 17-3. (AP Photo/John Munson)

Bills believe they're improved since Week 6 loss to Chiefs

Jan. 18, 2021 5:42 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Quarterback Josh Allen spent the regular season leading the Bills to a franchise-record matching 13 wins and their first AFC East title in 25 years. Buffalo’s defense has done its part the past two weeks in getting the team to its first conference championship game...

Kansas lawmakers moving quickly on COVID-19 legislation

Jan. 18, 2021 1:46 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers have been moving quickly on legislation that would extend the state's COVID-19 emergency declaration before it expires on Jan. 26. “I’ve not seen, and I don’t think we’ve seen before, a bill that moved with such expediency,” said Sen....

Judge awards $1M to veteran in Kansas VA hospital abuse case

Jan. 18, 2021 12:27 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has awarded more than $1 million in damages to another veteran who says he was sexually abused by a former physician assistant at a VA hospital in Kansas. It’s the third time since November that U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree has ruled against the...

In this photo from Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, Rachel Sweet, a lobbyist for Planned Parenthood Great Plains, watches a legislative committee hearing on a proposed anti-abortion amendment to the state constitution in a hallway just outside the meeting room at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The proposed amendment would overturn a 2019 Kansas Supreme Court decision declaring access to abortion a

COVID-19 fuels quick push for Kansas anti-abortion measure

Jan. 18, 2021 12:14 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Abortion opponents are moving with unusual speed to put a proposed anti-abortion amendment to the state constitution on the ballot, fearing a COVID-19 outbreak could thwart them if they delay action even for a few weeks. The proposed amendment would overturn a Kansas Supreme Court...

Ex-Kansas prison guard charged in prison drug-smuggling

Jan. 18, 2021 9:41 AM EST

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas prison guard will stand trial on 10 counts related to a drug-smuggling case at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility. Zachary Wood was bound over for trial last week following a preliminary hearing on counts ranging from possession with intent to distribute to...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady leaves the field an NFL divisional round playoff football game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in New Orleans. The Buccaneers won 30-20. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Still playing: Bills, Bucs risen from Super Bowl droughts

Jan. 18, 2021 2:40 AM EST

In the 1990s, the Bills buffaloed their way to four successive — if not successful — Super Bowls. No other franchise has managed that. About a decade later, the long-downtrodden Buccaneers swashbuckled to an NFL title. Ever since, pretty much nothing for those teams. Until now. Next weekend,...