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Court voids last conviction of Kansas researcher in case that started as Chinese espionage probe

Jul. 13, 2024 14:01 PM EDT

A federal appeals court has reversed the conviction of a researcher who was accused of hiding work he did in China while employed at the University of Kansas. Feng “Franklin” Tao was convicted in April 2022 of three counts of wire fraud and one count of making a materially false...

Federal judge refuses to block Biden administration rule on gun sales in Kansas, 19 other states

Jul. 12, 2024 16:11 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge in Kansas has refused to block the nationwide enforcement of a Biden administration rule requiring firearms dealers to do background checks of buyers at gun shows, leaving Texas as the only state so far where a legal challenge has succeeded. U.S....

A federal judge has ruled that Dodge City's elections don't discriminate against Latinos

Jul. 11, 2024 16:23 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a Latino majority's voting rights aren't violated by the election system in the former Wild West town in Kansas that inspired the long-running television series “Gunsmoke.” U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren concluded that Dodge...

Kansas QB Jalon Daniels ready to play after missing most of '23 with back injury

Jul. 10, 2024 20:14 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kansas quarterback Jalon Daniels said he would be ready to play a game now. Coach Lance Leipold and the Jayhawks just need him to be ready for the season. Daniels missed most of last season because of a back injury, playing in only three games before the end of...

Former reporter settles part of her lawsuit over a police raid on a Kansas newspaper for $235,000

Jul. 05, 2024 15:34 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former reporter for a weekly Kansas newspaper has agreed to accept $235,000 to settle part of her federal lawsuit over a police raid on the paper that made a small community the focus of a national debate over press freedoms. The settlement removed the former...

Kansas’ top court bolsters a state right to abortion and strikes down 2 anti-abortion laws

Jul. 05, 2024 13:15 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ highest court strongly reaffirmed Friday that the state constitution protects abortion access, striking down a ban on a common second-trimester procedure and laws regulating abortion providers more strictly than other health care providers. The pair of...

Man dies after strong storm overturns campers at state park in Kansas

Jul. 05, 2024 11:23 AM EDT

RUSSELL, Kan. (AP) — One man died and three other people were injured when a strong thunderstorm struck a camping area in Kansas. Christopher Montoya, 64, of Holyrood, Kansas, was found dead after the storm struck late Wednesday at Wilson Lake in central Kansas. The storm brought...

Kansas Supreme Court strikes down 2 anti-abortion laws, bolstering the state's right to abortion access

Jul. 05, 2024 10:36 AM EDT
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Supreme Court strikes down 2 anti-abortion laws, bolstering the state's right to abortion access.

Ex-Kansas stars Chalmers, Collins file class-action lawsuit vs. NCAA, others over March Madness

Jul. 03, 2024 15:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kansas stars Mario Chalmers and Sherron Collins are among 16 former men’s college basketball players who have sued the NCAA and multiple conferences, claiming they are profiting from the unauthorized use of their names, images and likenesses in promoting and monetizing the March...

Kansas businessman pleads guilty in case over illegal export of aviation technology to Russia

Jul. 03, 2024 14:05 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas businessman has pleaded guilty to illegally exporting sensitive aviation technology to Russian companies in violation of U.S. sanctions. Douglas Edward Robertson, who lives in the Kansas City suburb of Olathe, was the second Kansas business executive...