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News Minute: Here is the latest Kansas news from The Associated Press at 3:40 p.m. CDT

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Republican running for Kansas governor has released his income tax returns for the past three years and is calling for other candidates to do so. Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer said Friday that he's setting an example of transparency. Selzer earned $700,000 in 2017, $659,000 in 2016 and $801,000 in 2015. Most of his income was deferred compensation from the insurance-industry executive's job he held before becoming commissioner in 2015.

SALINA, Kan. (AP) - Saline County authorities say two people were arrested after nearly 190 animals were found starving or dead on property in rural Salina. Sheriff Roger Soldan says deputies went to the pasture on Saturday to investigate a report the cattle and horses appeared to be neglected. The Salina Journal reports the animals were seized and two people were arrested on Wednesday.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is asking the state Supreme Court for an extra 10 days to file part of his legal defense for a new public school funding law because of a flaw in it. Schmidt filed a request Thursday to have until May 10 instead of April 30 to report on how legislators increased education funding. The court ruled in October that current funding is inadequate.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Topeka man has been acquitted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of his best friend. A Shawnee County jury on Thursday found 19-year-old Ernest Williams not guilty in Justice Mitchell's death. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Mitchell died June 26 after being shot during an attempted robbery.

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