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'Precious individuals' taken in Texas school shooting

May. 26, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — One student was an avid runner, so fast she swept the races at field day. Another was learning football plays from his grandfather. One girl sensed something was wrong and wanted to skip school. On Wednesday, stories began to emerge about the lives of the 19...

Carter sparks Texas Tech past K-State 5-3 in Big 12 tourney

May. 25, 2022 21:34 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dillon Carter's two-run triple proved to be the difference as No. 2 seed Texas Tech jumped out to an early lead and held off No. 7 seed Kansas State 5-3 in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament on Wednesday. Texas Tech advances to play the winner between...

One person dies after standoff with Wichita SWAT team

May. 25, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 39-year-old man died after he exchanged gunfire with members of a Wichita SWAT team after a lengthy standoff on Wednesday, police said. Officers were called to a home in west Wichita after a report of a shooting. The officers found a woman and child in the...

Remains of man killed at Pearl Harbor returned to Missouri

May. 25, 2022 14:15 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man will be laid to rest on Saturday, more than 80 years after he died in the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. The U.S. Navy returned the remains of Seaman 1st Class Wilbur Francis Newton to Kansas City International Airport on Tuesday. ...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

May. 24, 2022 15:20 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. May 19, 2022. Editorial: Every GOP Missouri and Kansas US representative voted no on baby formula bill — but 1 Wednesday, the U.S. House approved a bill providing $28 million to the Food and Drug Administration “to address the current shortage of...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

May. 24, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. May 19, 2022. Editorial: Every GOP Missouri and Kansas US representative voted no on baby formula bill — but 1 Wednesday, the U.S. House approved a bill providing $28 million to the Food and Drug Administration “to address the current shortage of...

Kansas looking at $50M for businesses restricted over COVID

May. 23, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is moving to provide $50 million in relief to businesses such as bars, gyms and hair salons that were forced by state or local officials to shut down or restrict their operations during the first weeks of the coronavirus pandemic. The...

California couple gives McPherson College $25 million gift

May. 23, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

MCPHERSON, Kan. (AP) — A California couple well-known for their philanthropy has donated $25 million to McPherson College, the largest gift in the college's 135-year history. Melanie Lundquist announced the gift from her and her husband, Richard, while she gave the commencement...

Kansas authorities investigating after man shot by police

May. 23, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is probing the police shooting of a Junction City man over the weekend. The shooting happened late Saturday afternoon when officers were called to a Junction City home by a woman who reported that a man was outside her...

Urshela, Twins overcome 6-run deficit, rally past Royals 7-6

May. 22, 2022 19:04 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gio Urshela hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning to complete Minnesota's comeback from a six-run deficit, lifting the Twins over the Kansas City Royals 7-6 Sunday. “That win was pretty special,” manager Rocco Baldelli said. “It was special in...