TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the debate over expanding Medicaid in Kansas (all times local):
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — The man believed to be the last Kansas City-area resident to survive the attack at Pearl Harbor has died.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Medicaid expansion supporters have forced a debate in the Republican-controlled Kansas House on Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's expansion plan.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Lawrence man who's been in jail awaiting his murder trial for more than four years will remain in custody longer after a judge delayed the trial because attorneys gained last-minute access to the victim's phone.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man could face up to 30 years in federal prison after admitting that he drove to Missouri to meet what he believed was a woman willing to sell her 10-year-old daughter for sex.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Lawrence City Commission is backing a plan that would decrease the fine for possessing small amounts of marijuana to $1.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri regulators have reversed course and given the go-ahead to one of the nation's largest renewable energy projects.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Topeka authorities are investigating after an explosive device detonated early Wednesday near a duplex, damaging that home and a house next to it.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Some crop art in Central Texas features the face of Democrat Beto O'Rourke as the former congressman runs for president.
Lawrence city leaders are considering whether to slash the city's penalties for possessing marijuana.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a former president of a credit union in Topeka has pleaded guilty to embezzlement.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly withdrawing a nominee for the Kansas Court of Appeals over political posts on his Twitter feed (all times local):
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Records show a former Kansas City priest no longer has valid licenses to practice medicine in Kansas and Missouri after being defrocked last year following an investigation into multiple allegations of child sexual abuse.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former lawyer has admitted stealing from a bankruptcy estate of a couple he once represented.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 50 years for killing the father of her child whose body was found inside a burning house near Lawrence.
GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — Barton County is purchasing new voting equipment to replace its aging machines and move back to using paper ballots.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly has withdrawn a trial-court judge's nomination to Kansas' second-highest court in the face of opposition in the Republican-controlled state Senate.
MISSION HILLS, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a man in his 50s has died in a fire in a suburban Kansas City home.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say two people have been killed in a crash in Kansas City, Kansas.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's nominee to the state Court of Appeals (all times local):
The Kansas Senate's top leader says that she will oppose Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's nominee to the state Court of Appeals.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on an appeals court weighing whether to resurrect a Kansas proof-of-citizenship voting law (all times local):
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court is refusing to toss out a lawsuit filed by two female students alleging Kansas State University refused to investigate their rapes and other sex assaults at off-campus fraternity houses.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say the concentration of registered offenders and parolees in the area is straining resources and posing risks to public safety.
DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — Dodge City officials say the Kansas town's recent economic growth is endangered by the lack of a four-year college.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local):
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Investigators are trying to determine the cause of an overnight fire that destroyed a church near downtown Hutchinson.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The U.S. Attorney's office says a Michigan man has pleaded guilty in New Hampshire to impersonating others to withdraw or attempt to withdraw over $90,000 from banks in five states.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Three University of Kansas fraternity brothers on a spring break trip to Florida are credited with rescuing a young boy from a riptide.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita State University is planning a special goodbye for President John Bardo, who died earlier this month.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly has nominated a southeast Kansas judge who previously served in the Legislature for a seat on the state Court of Appeals.
INDEPENDENCE, Kan. (AP) — Charging documents say a Kansas sheriff who's charged with two misdemeanors tried to interfere in the drunken driving arrest of his then-girlfriend.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a former Wichita police officer who alleged she was discriminated against after a hit-and-run crash.
Republican legislators in Kansas helped advance Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's plan to boost funding for public schools Thursday before sending her an income tax relief bill that could make it harder for the state to sustain the new spending.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the Kansas Legislature's debates on school funding and tax relief (all times local):
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for killing a 34-year-old man and wounding the victim's father outside a Topeka home.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors say an Oklahoma man was sentenced to nine years in prison for trafficking more than 20 pounds of methamphetamine.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two Republican-controlled committees of the Kansas Legislature have stripped Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's proposed state spending for Medicaid expansion out of budget legislation.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kansas' two Republican U.S. senators have split over supporting President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A decision by the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas to deny enrollment to the kindergarten child of gay parents has prompted thousands of people to sign dueling petitions.
FAIRWAY, Kan. (AP) — Court records indicate a 26-year-old man who was shot by police near a Kansas elementary school said he wanted officers to kill him.
PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Attorney General's office says it executed a search warrant at a southeast Kansas hospital that closed last month.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Ferocious winds caused damage across much of Kansas, while a blizzard closed roads in western sections of the state.
A man has been convicted of killing his girlfriend's mother's boyfriend near a northeast Kansas lake.
Kansas lawmakers have condemned New York's new law protecting abortion rights in a statement that will be sent to every New York legislator and its governor.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A drunken driver who killed a 35-year-old motorcycle rider will serve two days in jail, five days of house arrest and a year of probation.
HORTON, Kan. (AP) — A northeast Kansas hospital run by an embattled health management company has shut down operations after struggling for months without enough funds to pay its employees or buy medication and food for patients.
A former emergency responder in Jackson County, Kansas, has been sentenced to five years on federal probation for stealing morphine from vials.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 34-year-old woman who stole charitable donations meant for an 11-year-old burn victim has been sentenced to a year of probation.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita State University has announced the death of its president after an illness.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police say a 4-year-old boy was struck and killed by a gas company truck in downtown Kansas City.
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis County jail worker is facing charges for allegedly having sex with one inmate and smuggling cigars and cigarettes to others.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on Midwest flooding (all times local):
GALENA, Mo. (AP) — A man suspected of shooting at southwestern Missouri deputies is dead after apparently shooting himself during a lengthy standoff.
OLIVETTE, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Lottery says someone is holding a Mega Millions ticket worth $1 million after buying a ticket in suburban St. Louis.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A suspect in an assault and robbery at a St. Louis County laundromat is hospitalized after being shot by an employee of the business.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis County police are investigating what they're calling a suspicious death near Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Passenger rail traffic on a popular Missouri route has been suspended and evacuations continue as the flooding Missouri River busts more levees.
The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that local courts can't throw people back in jail for not paying previous jail debts, a practice that critics said led to modern-day debtors' prisons.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a Missouri man they say caused a panic at a Los Angeles mall last week.
WARDELL, Mo. (AP) — Bill Burlison, a former six-term congressman from southeast Missouri, has died.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 19-year-old St. Louis man is in custody and facing first-degree murder charges after turning himself in just minutes after the shooting.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — University of Missouri officials say they have fired a campus police officer after verifying he was in a photo depicting him blackface.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two men are hospitalized after separate and unrelated officer-involved shootings a few hours apart in St. Louis County.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local):
SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a kidnapping suspect who escaped from a Missouri jail and an Oklahoma patrol car has been arrested after returning to Missouri.
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois husband and wife have been found dead in their home.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A motorcyclist is dead after a pileup in St. Louis involving a group of riders that police blame on a car turning in front of the group.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local):
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City region could see severe impact from global warning, and a coalition of leaders from throughout the region is trying to address the issue proactively.
HEAVENER, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a kidnapping suspect who escaped from a Missouri jail and then from an Oklahoma police car apparently stole a pickup truck and returned to Missouri.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of homes have flooded in several Midwestern states after rivers breached at least a dozen levees following heavy rain and snowmelt in the region, authorities said Monday while warning that the flooding was expected to linger.
VICHY, Mo. (AP) — A 13-year-old girl is dead after fire broke out at a home in south-central Missouri.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police are investigating several shooting scenes after an unusually violent day, even for the city with one of the nation's highest murder rates.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 12-year-old boy is dead after being struck by a car in St. Louis.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police have arrested a Missouri man they say caused a panic at a mall last week.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of homes have flooded in northwest Missouri after the Missouri River overtopped and breached several farm levees.
STAUNTON, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Police say a trooper is recovering at a hospital after being wounded during a shootout with a carjacking suspect who was fatally shot.
Police are investigating a stabbing death at a hotel.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Fixing Missouri's deteriorating bridges is a high priority for Gov. Mike Parson, and the state is getting help from an unexpected source — robots.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Nonprofit organizations and state bodies are already planning a celebration of 200 years of Missouri history and culture when the state reaches its bicentennial in 2021.
GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — The University of Arizona College of Nursing is spreading its wings to metro Phoenix.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — At least one person has died and at least two others are missing in floodwaters that have swamped towns and farmland, washed out roads and bridges and drowned livestock in Nebraska in the wake of a late-winter storm that overwhelmed rivers and creeks with rain and snowmelt.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker says he knows his legislation requiring every 18- to 35-year-old in the state to own an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle has no chance of passing.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri branch of the NAACP is backing legislation to change how colleges and universities handle sexual assault and harassment complaints.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A prosecutor wants to stop a Missouri judge's domestic abuse court, alleging the judge didn't follow proper procedure to set up the court and then appointed his daughter and friends onto the program's leadership team.
SALLISAW, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a knife-wielding Oklahoma man who was fatally shot by police had been reported as a possible escapee from a Missouri jail.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The chief of staff of Missouri Sen. Justin Brown is facing two misdemeanor charges after his gun fell to the floor during a bar fight.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Revenue Department Director Joel Walters is resigning following criticism over his agency's handling of tax changes.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 35-year-old man from Mexico has admitted driving 10 undocumented adults and three children from Mexico and Central America to various locations in the U.S.
Three men have been sentenced this week for the kidnapping and torture of a man over a drug debt.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Washington University student is suing after he was kicked out of the private St. Louis school over sexual assault allegations.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Jackson County jail inmate alleges in a lawsuit that a guard smashed his face into a wall in 2014 after he complained about a strip search.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former St. Louis police officer has been sentenced to 13 months in federal prison for taking bribes.
CAMDENTON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri school custodian has been charged with exposing his genitals to a child.
BUFFALO, W.Va. (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. on Thursday announced it is investing an additional $750 million at five U.S. plants that will bring nearly 600 new jobs, including the production of two hybrid vehicles for the first time at its Kentucky facility.
TROY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Lottery is looking for someone who purchased a Lotto ticket worth $1.9 million at a convenience store in Troy.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Columbia police have identified a man who was found dead last month inside a Chinese restaurant in Columbia.
BRIDGETON, Mo. (AP) — A woman is recovering from hypothermia after spending more than a half-hour in the Missouri River, clinging to tree roots until rescues arrived.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Heavy rains have caused rivers and creeks to rise across much of Missouri, flooding thousands of acres of agricultural land and closing several roads.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto says Energy Secretary Rick Perry has indicated a commitment to provide a timeline for removing secretly shipped plutonium out of Nevada.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Empire" co-creator and executive producer Lee Daniels says the weeks since cast member Jussie Smollett was arrested and charged with fabricating a racist and homophobic attack have been "a freakin' rollercoaster."
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Scheduling glitches led an immigration judge to deny a Trump administration request to order four migrants deported because they failed to appear for initial hearings in the U.S. while being forced to wait in Mexico.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's posthumous slam on Sen. John McCain flips reality on its head when it comes to who gave veterans the option to see a private doctor at public expense.
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on an Englishman who died in a Texas all-terrain vehicle crash (all times local):
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Wednesday signed a package of bills aimed at curbing abortion.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Accounts of Las Vegas police collecting bullet fragments and tracing gun purchases are among newly released records from the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — For the second time in days, a new Kentucky law imposing more restrictions on abortion has been temporarily halted by a federal judge.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to discredit a highly anticipated report on the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump is attacking the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller by falsely claiming it was biased and conflicted.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the naming of a new University of Southern California president (all times local):
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Trump administration and coal industry allies are insisting that a federal black lung trust fund will continue to pay benefits to sick miners despite a drastic cut in funding.
A growing number of Americans say immigration levels should remain the same or increase, according to a major U.S. survey, a shift that comes as the Trump administration has ramped up immigration enforcement.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi jury is awarding $250,000 in damages to woman jailed 96 days without seeing a judge.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest has been arrested on a misdemeanor assault charge after he was accused of groping a woman in home hospice care while giving her last rites.
The decision by Europe and Canada to break with U.S. air-safety regulators is likely to delay the resumption of flights by the Boeing 737 Max after two deadly crashes.
LINDEN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama newspaper owner who promoted a revival of the Ku Klux Klan said Wednesday that he had a deal to sell the business just days after the departure of the African-American employee he tapped to run the weekly.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — It was a good day for red-tailed hawks and a bad day for coyotes Wednesday as the New Hampshire House voted in favor of honoring one predator but against protecting another.
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia state trooper who was fired after an investigation into a traffic stop beating has been indicted in federal court.
MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man suspected of stealing more than a half-million dollars from his dead girlfriend fatally crashed his motorcycle into a tractor-trailer.
BALTIMORE (AP) — A truck driver who initially blamed his wife's slaying on a case of charity gone wrong is being flown back to Baltimore along with his daughter to face murder charges.
WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer came to the rescue after a 12-year-old autistic boy who lost his teddy bear called 911 for help.
A Florida man has been charged with bludgeoning to death a sleeping crew member aboard a fishing vessel in the Gulf of Mexico.
DETROIT (AP) — An elected official from Pittsburgh and her husband have been charged following an altercation with police in a Detroit hotel.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on efforts to remove the Confederate link from Arkansas' state flag (all times local):
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Trump's attacks on the late Sen. John McCain (all times local):
CHICAGO (AP) — Cash-strapped R&B singer R. Kelly wants a judge to let him travel to the Middle East to perform several concerts, saying he has struggled to get work in the U.S. since his February arrest on sex-abuse charges.
MIAMI (AP) — The names of two hurricanes that caused widespread devastation from Florida to Virginia last year have been retired.
CHICAGO (AP) — Advocates for clergy abuse victims say their list of 395 priests or lay people in Illinois who have been publicly accused of sexually abusing children is far more extensive than the names already released by the state's six dioceses.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says he deliberately exposed his children to chickenpox so they would catch the highly contagious disease and become immune.
NEW YORK (AP) — A man who joined the Marines two days after the Sept. 11 attacks has been sentenced to a decade in prison after blaming post-traumatic stress disorder for car bombing his neighbor after a parking dispute.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California has announced a new president to usher in "a new era."
KINGWOOD, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a New York woman is one of two people killed when a bus overturned on an Interstate 95 exit in Virginia.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two high-ranking members of a New York-based church have admitted their roles in a scheme to siphon millions of dollars from members for personal use and not pay taxes on the money.
LIMA, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump campaign in Ohio (all times local):
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana police officer who was suspended without pay after sharing a racist image on Facebook in 2017 has since become police chief of his small town. And he says he's developing social media policies that would result in termination for officers who make similar mistakes.
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the fate of a Pennsylvania man who authorities say raped, murdered and dismembered his girlfriend's daughter (all times local):
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon's inspector general says it will investigate a watchdog group's allegations that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has used his office to promote his former employer, Boeing Co.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top medical advisers say medicines proven to treat opioid addiction remain vastly underused in the U.S.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Law-breaking turned into breakdancing at the end of a Southern California vehicle pursuit.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) at the White House next week.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve signals no interest rate hike in 2019.
DALLAS (AP) — Officials say an Englishman has been killed in a head-on collision at an off-roading event in North Texas.
ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on shooting that killed a Washington state sheriff's deputy (all times local):
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State is set to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars from the defunct charity for at-risk youth founded by now-imprisoned Jerry Sandusky while he was an assistant football coach.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says if the U.S. gets a trade deal with China, tariffs could stay in place for some time to ensure Beijing "lives by the deal."
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says it's "ridiculous" that special counsel Robert Mueller is writing a report to summarize his findings — but says he's looking forward to seeing what it says.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the last of the Islamic State's territory in Syria will be freed by U.S.-backed forces "by tonight."
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The nation's largest Muslim civil rights organization says it has accepted an invitation from West Virginia lawmakers to visit the state Capitol in the wake of an Islamophobic display outside the House of Delegates chamber.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A judge has blocked oil and gas drilling on almost 500 square miles (1,295 sq. kilometers) in Wyoming and says the government must consider the cumulative climate change impact of leasing public lands across the U.S. for oil and gas exploration.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a mother with murder in the death of her 9-year-old daughter, whose body was found in a duffel bag along a suburban horse trail near Los Angeles.
The recycling industry is dying in many parts of the country. Cities are shutting down their…
Amtrak has suspended service between Kansas City and St. Louis through Sunday due to flooding.
A kidnapping suspect who escaped from a Missouri jail and days later drove off in an Oklahom…