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  • Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach found in contempt of court on voting case

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach violated a court order that required his office to inform certain people that they were eligible to cast a ballot while a lawsuit challenging a state law requiring proof of U.S. citizenship worked its way through the courts, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson found Kobach, a conservative Republican running for Kansas governor, in contempt of court. She did not fine Kobach but ordered him to […]

  • 3 men convicted in Kansas plot to bomb Somali refugees

    WICHITA, Kan. — A federal jury on Wednesday found three men guilty of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali refugees in Kansas. Patrick Stein, Gavin Wright and Curtis Allen were convicted of one count of conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and one count of conspiracy against civil rights. Wright was convicted of a charge of lying to the FBI. The three men were indicted in October 2016 for plotting an attack for the […]

  • Hays, Kansas man dies after farming accident

    HAYS, Kan. — Authorities say a man has died in a farming accident in Hays, Kansas. The Reno County Sheriff’s Office says 34-year-old Daniel Bruce Smith had been working with another individual Monday to set steel posts into the ground with a skid steer. The Hays Post reports that Smith was killed after the skid steer’s bucket he was standing under fell and hit him. It’s possible that the bucket hit Smith in the head before falling onto his lower extremities. The […]

  • Trump lawyer forced to reveal another client: Sean Hannity

    NEW YORK — A legal fight over what should happen to records the FBI seized from President Donald Trump’s personal attorney took a surprise twist Monday when the lawyer, Michael Cohen, was forced to reveal in court that he had also secretly done legal work for Fox News host Sean Hannity. The disclosure came as Cohen’s attorneys tried to persuade a federal judge in New York to delay prosecutors from examining records and electronic devices seized in the raids on […]

  • Judge will rule on Thursday if Greitens case will be dismissed

    ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis judge has said he will rule on Thursday whether or not to dismiss the case against Gov. Eric Greitens, after the governor’s defense attorneys complained that prosecutors have been withholding information. A top official with the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office says the “egregious mistakes” of the man hired to investigate Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens should not prompt dismissal of the indictment against the governor. In a court hearing Monday in Greitens’ felony invasion-of-privacy […]

  • Former first lady Barbara Bush in failing health, spokesman says

    HOUSTON — Former first lady Barbara Bush is in “failing health” and won’t seek additional medical treatment, a Bush family spokesman said Sunday. “Following a recent series of hospitalizations, and after consulting her family and doctors, Mrs. Bush, now age 92, has decided not to seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on comfort care,” spokesman Jim McGrath said in a news release. McGrath did not elaborate as to the nature of Bush’s health problems. She has been treated […]

  • Video shows aftermath of Will Ferrell’s rollover freeway crash

    ALISO VIEJO, Calif. — Video shows actor Will Ferrell was treated by paramedics after sustaining minor injuries from a rollover crash on a Los Angeles-area freeway. The video by OnScene.TV showed the 50-year-old Ferrell sitting on the side of the highway talking to a firefighter shortly after the Thursday night crash. Another video by LA-OC.tv showed Ferrell talking on a cellphone as he sits on a stretcher and firefighters load him into an ambulance. Ferrell is believed to have been […]

  • Defiant Syrians say US hasn’t shaken their resolve

    DAMASCUS, Syria — Hundreds of Syrians poured into the streets of Damascus on Saturday, dancing and chanting in defiance of what they called the West’s “failure” to shake their nation’s resolve with airstrikes that jolted the capital only hours earlier. The demonstrations in support of President Bashar Assad were carried live on state TV, which also reported that Syrian air defenses had intercepted most of the missiles fired by the United States, Britain and France to punish Syria’s purported use […]

  • Milos Forman, Oscar-winning director, dies at 86

    LOS ANGELES — Czech filmmaker Milos Forman, whose American movies “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Amadeus” won a deluge of Academy Awards, including best director Oscars, died Saturday. He was 86. Forman died about 2 a.m. Saturday at Danbury Hospital, near his home in Warren, Connecticut, according to a statement released by the former director’s agent, Dennis Aspland. Aspland said Forman’s wife, Martina, notified him of the death. When Forman arrived in Hollywood in the late 1960s, he […]

  • GOP devotes $250M to midterm strategy: Keep House majority

    WASHINGTON — The Republican National Committee has committed $250 million to a midterm election strategy that has one goal above all else: Preserve the party’s House majority for the rest of President Donald Trump’s first term. Facing the prospect of a blue wave this fall, the White House’s political arm is devoting unprecedented resources to building an army of paid staff and trained volunteers across more than two dozen states. The RNC is taking the fight to Senate Democrats in […]

  • Storm blasts central US with snow, ice and wind, killing 2

    MINNEAPOLIS — A storm system stretching from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes buffeted the central U.S. with heavy winds, rain, hail and snow, forcing flight cancellations, creating treacherous road conditions and killing at least two people, including a sleeping 2-year-old Louisiana girl. In the upper Midwest, the early spring storm brought snow to a region pining for sunshine and warmth. More than 200 flights were canceled Saturday at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and blizzard conditions forced the airport […]

  • St. Louis TV host resigns after vulgar threat against Parkland school shooting survivor

    Warning: Graphic language is used in the story below. ST. LOUIS — A conservative commentator who sent a tweet saying he would “ram a hot poker up David Hogg’s ass tomorrow,” referring to the outspoken 17-year-old survivor of the Florida high school shooting, has resigned from a St. Louis TV station and been taken off the radio after several advertisers withdrew from his shows. KDNL-TV accepted Jamie Allman’s resignation and canceled “The Allman Report,” according to a brief statement from […]