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Teen leading in Kansas race admits blackmail, revenge porn

Aug. 14, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democrats are scrambling to deal with the strong possibility that a 19-year-old candidate for a Kansas House seat in Kansas City will unseat a veteran lawmaker despite making incendiary comments on social media and acknowledging abusive behavior online toward girls in middle school. ...

Missouri town divided by move to change its 'Savages' mascot

Aug. 9, 2020 9:26 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Mo. (AP) — A nearly all-white northwest Missouri town is divided over an effort to change its high school's “Savages” mascot that depicts a Native American amid a nationwide movement calling for racial justice. The high school had a “Savannah Savages” mascot since at...

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2019, file photo, state Sen. Barbara Bollier, D-Mission Hills, speaks during a meeting of Democratic senators at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Bollier is pitching herself as a “voice of reason” with a decade's worth of working with lawmakers from both parties (AP Photo/John Hanna File)

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

Aug. 8, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

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 conservatives with her support for Medicaid expansion and abortion and LGBTQ rights. State Sen. Barbara...

Kansas House Speaker Ron Ryckman Jr., R-Olathe, speaks with reporters following a meeting of legisative leaders with Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly, Friday, June 26, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Ryckman says a plan from Kelly to erase a budget shortfall that arose amid the coronavirus pandemic merely pushes the state's financial problems off a year. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Kansas House speaker had coronavirus; governor to get tested

Aug. 6, 2020 11:23 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A top Republican legislator in Kansas was hospitalized last month after testing positive for the novel coronavirus and didn't disclose it to colleagues until this week. The state's Democratic governor declared Thursday that she'll get tested because the two of them attended a meeting...

Roger Marshall pumps his fist after speaking to supporters near Pawnee Rock, Kan., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, after defeating Kris Kobach in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle via AP)

Kansas GOP picks Rep. Marshall for Senate seat over Kobach

Aug. 4, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Republicans on Tuesday nominated Rep. Roger Marshall for the Senate over polarizing conservative Kris Kobach, heeding the party establishment’s advice as it tries to keep a normally safe seat out of play in what could be a difficult year for the GOP. Marshall prevailed...

Chicago White Sox's Nick Madrigal stands on first base after hitting a single during the third inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. It was Madrigal's first major league hit. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Madrigal's first 4 big league hits help White Sox top KC 9-2

Aug. 2, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nick Madrigal was starting to lose sleep after two frustrating games without his first big league hit. Once the top prospect finally got it, they kept right on coming. Madrigal followed his first career hit with three more on Sunday, pacing the Chicago White Sox to a 9-2 romp over...

Agency probed abuse reports months before Kansas girl slain

Jul. 31, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas child welfare agency determined Friday that a 3-year-old girl whose battered body was found this month died as the result of child abuse, a belated finding that comes months after the agency first received reports of abuse. Laura Howard, Secretary for the Kansas...

Kansas agency balks at releasing records for slain child

Jul. 28, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' child welfare agency balked at releasing records about a 3-year-old girl whose battered body was found this month, despite a 2018 law that aimed to make such documents more transparent. That law says Kansas Department for Children and Families' documents are public records...

Austin Dillon crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, July 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin)

AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance

Jul. 25, 2020 10:09 PM EDT

All Times Eastern NASCAR CUP SERIES Super Start Batterries 400 Site: Kansas City, Kansas. Schedule: Thursday, race, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN). Track: Kansas Speedway. Race distance: 267 laps, 400 miles. Last year: Brad Keselowski won after starting fourth. Last race: Austin Dillon led a 1-2 finish for Richard...

LeGend Taliferro's father Raphael Taliferro attends an event on

Federal operation in Kansas City targets violent crime

Jul. 22, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A massive federal operation underway in Kansas City, Missouri, that targets violent crime has been largely welcomed by law enforcement and state officials, while some civil rights organizations are strongly opposed to having federal agents involved in solving local crimes. Under the...