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News Minute: Here is the latest Kansas news from The Associated Press at 2:40 p.m. CDT

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says he will endorse Republican nominee for governor Kris Kobach after conceding in the state's GOP primary. Colyer accepted defeat in a surprise announcement Tuesday evening. It came a week after a neck-and-neck primary finish between him and Kobach, who is the current secretary of state. Kobach threatened to send the race to a recount. A review of some provisional ballots from most Kansas counties failed to find enough votes for Colyer.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Secretaries of state from middle America aren't generally household names. Kansas' Kris Kobach is the exception, and is the Republican nominee for governor after incumbent Jeff Colyer conceded the primary race Tuesday night. Despite holding what is usually a low-profile state post, Kobach has a national following, thanks to his tough stance on immigration and his push for stricter voter ID laws.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - Two nurse midwives are trying to overturn a Kansas law prohibiting them from practicing without physician oversight after they lost the ability to deliver babies at a hospital. The Kansas City Star reports that Kara Winkler and Julie Gorenc have filed a federal lawsuit that says requiring nurse practitioners to practice under a physician is unfair because it allows doctors to control the health care market. The women allege they lost 25 clients at a hospital after a doctor ended their agreement.

LENEXA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Highway Patrol says a driver going the wrong way on Interstate 435 died when his truck collided with a semi-trailer truck. The patrol says the Ford truck was going north in the southbound lanes early Wednesday near Lenexa when it collided nearly head on with the tractor-trailer. The Ford was torn in two by the force of the collision and the driver was killed. The driver's name was not released.

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