New Kansas elections head: 'People want things to calm down'

Kansas state Rep. Scott Schwab is preparing to take over as secretary of state after promising to be less colorful and more focused on nuts-and-bolts administra
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Officials find 18 children missing from Kansas foster homes

Authorities say they have located and recovered 18 missing children who ran away from foster homes in Kansas
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Former Wyandotte County deputy charged with sexual battery

A former Wyandotte County sheriff's deputy has been accused of sexual misconduct against another law enforcement officer
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Firefighter charged with sexual exploitation of a child

A 33-year-old Kansas City, Kansas, firefighter has been charged with sexual exploitation of a minor after he allegedly solicited sex from someone he thought was
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Overstock.com plans distribution center in Kansas City area

Overstock.com, an online retailer of surplus and new merchandise, plans to operate a large distribution center in Kansas City, Kansas, and employ more than 100
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AP-KS--Kansas News Digest 1:15 pm, KS

AP-KS--Kansas News Digest 1:15 pm, KS
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Wyandotte County Attorney unveils conviction integrity unit

The Wyandotte County District Attorney's Office is opening a division to look into claims of those who say they've been wrongfully convicted
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Mexican citizen deported 4 times gets prison for US re-entry

A Mexican citizen who has lived in the U.S. for most of his life and compiled a long criminal record has been sentenced to nearly seven years in prison for ille
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Judge says waterslide on which boy died can be torn down

A Kansas judge says crews can begin tearing down a 17-story waterslide on which a 10-year-old boy was decapitated when his raft went airborne
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Kobach widens lead over governor in Kansas GOP primary

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has slightly widened his lead over Gov. Jeff Colyer in the state's Republican primary for governor
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Count in Kansas governor's race turns to provisional ballots

Counting of last ballots in tight, contentious Republican primary for Kansas governor will stretch out over the week and still might not settle race
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Woman faces 2 murder counts in death of pregnant woman

A suburban Kansas City woman is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the June deaths of a woman and the victim's unborn child
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Kansas police agencies oppose innocence case reviews

Police agencies in northeastern Kansas are opposing a proposal from the District Attorney's Office to study potential wrongful conviction cases
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Memorial to honor Kansas City teen raped, dismembered

A $2,500 commemorative park bench to honor a teen, who was raped and dismembered in 1998, will soon be placed along a walking trail in Independence.
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Fireworks hurt more than 130 during the Fourth of July week

Officials say fireworks injured more than 130 people in Kansas during the week of the Fourth of July
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Ex-liturgy director starts independent Roman Catholic church

Until about two weeks ago, Bill Mentz was a full-time liturgy director for the Roman Catholic Church
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Final charge dropped against former Flint utilities official

A final misdemeanor charge has been dropped against the former utilities director in Flint, Michigan, in an investigation of the city's lead-tainted water
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Dispute over Republican-drawn district maps will go to trial

A three-judge panel has cleared the way for a trial that could upset districts in the Michigan Legislature and the state's congressional delegation
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ArtPrize competition announces info on Michigan event

The international ArtPrize competition has announced the schedule and advisory committee for a Michigan art event
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White House staffers admonished for posting political tweets

Six former and current Trump administration staffers were reprimanded for posting political tweets, such as the Donald Trump campaign slogan "Make America Great
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Inspiration vs. pragmatism: Democrats face tough 2020 choice

Democrats beginning to think about the type of person they'd like to see take on President Donald Trump face an early conundrum: whether a pragmatist has a bett
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Unbeaten Michigan playing with an edge with Purdue up next

Less than two years after a Big Ten opponent called Michigan a 'white-collar' team, the Wolverines have emphatically shed that label
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Bowden, Muschamp renew ties in Akron-South Carolina game

Akron coach Terry Bowden, South Carolina's Will Muschamp renews ties in makeup game; Bowden hired Muschamp as an Auburn graduate assistant
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Correction: Aretha Franklin-Detroit Mansion story

Correction: Aretha Franklin-Detroit Mansion story
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