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Indians wearing face masks as prevention against the coronavirus walk past a roadside bookshop in Bengaluru, India, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. For a seventh consecutive day India reported a record single-day jump in new virus cases. India has been easing its lockdown, with domestic flights resuming Monday at a fraction of normal. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

The Latest: India surpasses 150,000 virus cases

May. 27, 2020 2:16 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India surpasses 150,000 coronavirus cases with another...

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly answers reporters' questions about her veto of a sweeping coronavirus bill that would have curbed her power to direct the state's pandemic response during a news conference, Tuesday, May6 26, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The Democratic governor issued a new state of emergency and called the Republican-controlled Legislature into special session to extend that state of emergency. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Kansas governor vetoes limits on her power but loosens rules

May. 26, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Democratic governor on Tuesday vetoed a sweeping Republican coronavirus measure that would have limited her power to direct the state's pandemic response but then ceded to local officials the authority to keep restrictions on businesses. Gov. Laura Kelly not only killed a bill...

Kansas City, St. Louis leaders urge lakegoers to quarantine

May. 26, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Leaders in Kansas City, St. Louis and the state of Kansas urged people who partied close together at Lake of the Ozarks over the Memorial Day weekend to self-quarantine for two weeks, amid fears that the gatherings documented in social media postings will lead to a resurgence of...

Recent Missouri editorials

May. 26, 2020 9:01 AM EDT

The Kansas City, May 21 In roughly 90 days, nearly 20 million students will begin classes on college campuses across the nation, including dozens of schools in Kansas and Missouri. Will it be safe? That isn’t clear. Will coronavirus tests be given? How often? Can students be quarantined? Can professors and...

Man wounded in shooting by 2 Kansas City, Kansas officers

May. 25, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A man was hospitalized after being shot by two Kansas City, Kansas, police officers early Monday, police said. The officers were patrolling near an apartment complex when they spotted a vehicle that had been reported stolen out of Leavenworth. An apartment resident then alerted the...

Flash flood warnings in parts of Missouri, Kansas

May. 25, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The risk of heavy rain has prompted flash flood watches and warnings in several parts of eastern Kansas and western Missouri. Forecasters are calling for widespread rain and some storms, making for a wet Memorial Day. The National Weather Service offices in the Kansas City and...

Man hospitalized after Kansas triple shooting

May. 24, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A man is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a Kansas City, Kansas triple shooting on Sunday. Police said they responded to the reported shooting early Sunday and later located three men apparently hospitalized in connection to the shooting. One man is being treated...

Kansas police report fatal shooting in Kansas City

May. 24, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kansas City, Kansas police say a teenager or young adult has been fatally shot. Police responded to reports of a shooting early Sunday morning. The male victim was pronounced dead when police arrived at the scene. Police estimate the victim is between 17 and 20 years old. They...

A moderator signals 30-seconds remaining to senate candidate Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., right, during a GOP senatorial debate In Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, May 23, 2020. David Lindstrom, left, Susan Wagle, second from left, Kris Kobach, middle, and Bob Hamilton, second from right, share the debate stage. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Kansas GOP waits to see whether plumber's Senate bid surges

May. 23, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The founder of a Kansas City-area plumbing company who is running for an open U.S. Senate seat in Kansas acknowledged Saturday that he would love to have a highly coveted seat on the Senate Agriculture Committee but doesn't know how he'd go about getting it. The question to Bob...

About 1,000 Kansas City workers learn of potential layoffs

May. 23, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — About 1,000 contract employees of a federal agency have received notice that their jobs face elimination in what would be one of the largest mass layoffs of the year for the Kansas City area. The Kansas City Star reports that the employees work for the National Benefits Center,...