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Much of central US faces severe thunderstorm threat and possible tornadoes

Apr. 15, 2024 22:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of millions of Americans stretching from Lincoln, Nebraska, to Baltimore could face strong thunderstorms Monday night through Wednesday, with tornadoes possible in some states. A large storm system hitting much of the central U.S. over the next few days is...

Members of self-proclaimed anti-government group ‘God’s Misfits’ held in killings of Kansas women

Apr. 15, 2024 17:11 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Kansas women who vanished as they tried to pick up children for a birthday party two weeks ago were killed over a custody dispute involving a group of anti-government Oklahomans calling themselves “God’s Misfits,” authorities said Monday. Their...

CrossFirst: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

Apr. 15, 2024 16:39 PM EDT

LEAWOOD, Kan. (AP) — LEAWOOD, Kan. (AP) — CrossFirst Bankshares Inc. (CFB) on Monday reported first-quarter earnings of $18.2 million. The bank, based in Leawood, Kansas, said it had earnings of 36 cents per share. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The...

Four people charged in the case of 2 women missing from Oklahoma

Apr. 14, 2024 15:44 PM EDT

Four people were arrested and charged with murder and kidnapping over the weekend in connection with the disappearances of two Oklahoma women. Veronica Butler, 27; and Jilian Kelley, 39, of Hugoton, Kansas, were driving through the Oklahoma panhandle to pick up Butler’s children...

Bird flu is spreading to more farm animals. Are milk and eggs safe?

Apr. 13, 2024 12:40 PM EDT

A bird flu outbreak in U.S. dairy cows has grown to affect more than two dozen herds in eight states, just weeks after the nation's largest egg producer found the virus in its chickens. Health officials stress that the risk to the public is low and that the U.S. food supply remains...

Kansas governor vetoes ban on gender-affirming care for minors and 2 anti-abortion bills

Apr. 12, 2024 19:40 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' governor on Friday vetoed a proposed ban on gender-affirming care for minors, a measure to require more reporting from abortion providers and what she called a “vague” bill making it a crime to coerce someone into having an abortion. Democratic Gov....

Biden administration announces another round of loan cancellation under new repayment plan

Apr. 12, 2024 05:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is canceling student loans for another 206,000 borrowers as part of a new repayment plan that offers a faster route to forgiveness. The Education Department announced the latest round of cancellations Friday in an update on the progress of...

Kansas has some of the nation's lowest benefits for injured workers. They'll increase in July

Apr. 11, 2024 18:38 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will increase what have been among the lowest benefits in the U.S. for workers who are injured or killed on the job under bipartisan legislation that Gov. Laura Kelly signed into law Thursday. The new law is set to take effect in July and includes the...

Kansas deputy fatally shoots woman holding a knife and scissors

Apr. 10, 2024 11:23 AM EDT

ATTICA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas deputy fatally shot an Oklahoma woman who was wielding a knife and scissors and lunged at another officer, investigators said. A Harper County deputy responded to a report just before 7 a.m. Tuesday of a car stopped in the middle of U.S. Highway 60 near...

A bill passed by Kansas lawmakers would make it a crime to coerce someone into an abortion

Apr. 10, 2024 10:16 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — People who make physical or financial threats against others in Kansas to force them to get an abortion could spend a year in prison and be fined up to $10,000 under one of several proposals pushed through the Republican-controlled Legislature. Abortion...