Kansas

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Feedlots, meatpackers closing with fewer US cows

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Years of drought are reshaping the U.S. beef industry with feedlots and a major meatpacking plant closing because there are too few cattle left in the United States to support them.

02/24/2013

Winter weather

Drought unrelenting despite recent snowstorms

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The snowstorm that pummeled the upper Midwest last week is helping ease dry conditions in Iowa but hasn’t done much to relax the overall grip of the worst U.S. drought in decades.

12/27/2012

In Cold Blood book cover

Kansas exhumes bodies of ‘In Cold Blood’ killers

LANSING, Kan. (AP) – Kansas officials have exhumed the bodies of two men executed for the 1959 slayings of a Kansas family made infamous in Truman Capote’s nonfiction novel, “In Cold Blood.”

12/18/2012

US drought worsens after weeks of improvement

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A new report shows that the nation’s worst drought in decades is getting worse again, ending an encouraging five-week run of improving conditions. The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor report shows that […]

11/21/2012

Eisenhower Memorial approval delayed into 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) – Plans to build a national memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower will be delayed into next year as the World War II general’s family continues to object to a design by architect […]

11/16/2012

91-year-old Navajo Code Talker to receive degree

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 91-year-old New Mexico man who was a Navajo Code Talker in World War II will receive a degree next week from the University of Kansas. Chester Nez is the last […]

11/08/2012

Dust storm shuts down interstate in northern Okla.

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – A massive dust storm swirling reddish-brown clouds over northern Oklahoma triggered a multi-vehicle accident along a major interstate Thursday, forcing police to shut down the heavily traveled roadway amid near blackout […]

10/18/2012

Bombardier Learjet machinists strike Kansas plant

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – Workers at the Bombardier Learjet plant in Wichita are striking after voting Saturday to reject a contract that would have increased health care costs. On Monday morning, traffic at the only […]

10/08/2012

Social media among threats to greeting card makers

  KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Fewer people are sending paper greeting cards, a worrisome challenge for the nation’s top card company. Kansas City, Mo.-based Hallmark Cards Inc. announced last week it’s closing a Kansas […]

10/08/2012

3 of 4 robbery suspects in custody

(CNS) – Three of four bank robbery suspects who led sheriff’s deputies on a wild morning chase that sparked a circus-like scene in South L.A. are in custody. Two suspects tossed money out of the […]

09/12/2012

Kansas revokes doctor's license in abortion case

(AP) – Kansas regulators have revoked the medical license of a doctor accused of performing inadequate mental health exams on young patients she then referred to the late Dr. George Tiller for late-term abortions. The […]

06/22/2012

Abortion files dumped

(AP) — Lawmakers want the Kansas Legislature to investigate after a former abortion provider discarded hundreds of patients’ medical records in a recycling bin outside a Kansas City-area elementary school. The general counsel for the […]

03/27/2012

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