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News Minute: Here is the latest Kansas news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. CDT

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The National Rifle Association has endorsed Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer in his Republican primary race against a field that includes Secretary of State Kris Kobach. But Kobach touted his own endorsement Monday by Gun Owners of America, which describes itself as a "no-compromise" gun-rights organization. Colyer released a copy of a letter Monday from the NRA's political action committee backing Colyer and giving him an "A" rating.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Authorities say a gunman being investigated in the killing of a university student from India shot and wounded three Kansas City police officers Sunday before dying in an exchange of gunfire with police. Police said the suspect, whose name has not been released, had been identified as a person of interest in the slaying of Sharath Koppu and was under surveillance. The 25-year-old Koppu was a University of Missouri-Kansas City master's degree student. Koppu was shot during a July 6 robbery.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A judge has ruled a Kansas woman accused of decapitating her ex-boyfriend's mother is competent for trial. Rachael Hilyard is charged with first-degree murder in the April 2017 death of 63-year-old Micki Davis, the mother of Hilyard's ex-boyfriend.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sue Manning, an Associated Press editor who for decades delivered stories of Southern California to the world, has died. She was 71. Manning's brother Daniel Manning says police found her dead at her home in Glendale, California on Sunday after family members couldn't reach her. The cause of death wasn't immediately known. Manning was at the center of the AP's coverage of the Los Angeles riots, the Northridge earthquake, the death of Michael Jackson and the O.J. Simpson saga.

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