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Melissa Etheridge connects with incarcerated women in new docuseries 'I'm Not Broken'

Jul. 09, 2024 12:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Melissa Etheridge realized two career dreams with her new docuseries “Melissa Etheridge: I’m Not Broken”: performing for incarcerated women and recording the concert for a live album. The singer-songwriter grew up in Leavenworth, Kansas — an area home to a...

Today in History: May 25, police kill George Floyd

May. 25, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, May 25, the 146th day of 2024. There are 220 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a Black man, was killed when a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee on...

Man acquitted in 2016 killing of pregnant woman and her boyfriend at a Topeka apartment

May. 18, 2024 13:21 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A 41-year-old man has been acquitted in the 2016 killing of a pregnant woman and her boyfriend at a Topeka apartment. The jury's verdict of not guilty Friday in the capital murder and rape case against Yanez Sanford was met with an angry outcry from the slain...

Today in History: May 18, Mount St. Helens erupts

May. 18, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, May 18, the 139th day of 2024. There are 227 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 18, 1980, the Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington state exploded, leaving 57 people dead or missing. ...

Biden says landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling on school desegregation was about more than education

May. 17, 2024 17:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling that desegregated schools was about more than just race in education, President Joe Biden said Friday as he commemorated the 70th anniversary of the decision. It was about the promise of America, he said — that it is “big enough for...

Today in History: May 17, Brown v Board of Education ruling strikes down legal segregation

May. 17, 2024 00:19 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, May 17, the 138th day of 2024. There are 228 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 17, 1954, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court handed down its Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision which...

Topeka was at the center of Brown v. Board. Decades later, segregation of another sort lingers

May. 16, 2024 00:23 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The lesson on diversity started slowly in a first-grade classroom in Topeka, where schools were at the center of the case that struck down segregated education. “I like broccoli. Do you like broccoli?” Marie Carter, a Black school library worker, asked...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

May. 14, 2024 17:59 PM EDT

Topeka Capital-Journal. May 11, 2024. Editorial: Recent weeks have shown the power of nature and the resilience of the Kansas spirit Tornados can touch down anywhere. They happen so frequently in Kansas they’ve become part of the lore. We’ve seen...

Capitol Federal: Fiscal Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Apr. 24, 2024 09:13 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Capitol Federal Financial Inc. (CFFN) on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $13.8 million. On a per-share basis, the Topeka, Kansas-based company said it had net income of 11 cents. The holding company for...

Kansas GOP congressman Jake LaTurner is not running again, citing family reasons

Apr. 18, 2024 17:28 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two-term Republican U.S. Rep. Jake LaTurner is not running for reelection this year in his GOP-leaning eastern Kansas district so that he can spend more time with his four young children, he announced Thursday. LaTurner is among nearly two dozen Republicans in...