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  • Rare albino penguin makes its debut at zoo in Poland

    WARSAW, Poland — An extremely rare albino penguin has made its debut at Gdansk Zoo in northern Poland. The albino penguin hatched in mid-December and has been under veterinary care. In the wild, such an unusual-looking penguin would be rejected by other penguins and would have little chance of survival. But in Gdansk, it has its parents and two other friendly penguins. The bird’s sex has not yet been determined. It weighs 1.1 pounds and stands 11 inches tall. Zoo […]

  • Mueller concludes Russia probe, delivers report to Attorney General Barr

    WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday turned over his long-awaited final report on the contentious Russia investigation that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump’s presidency, entangled Trump’s family and resulted in criminal charges against some of the president’s closest associates. The report, still confidential, marks the end of Mueller’s probe but sets the stage for big public fights to come. The next steps are up to Trump’s attorney general, to Congress and, in all likelihood, federal […]

  • Upset Alert: Kansas State falls to UC-Irvine 70-64 in first round of NCAA Tournament

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — UC Irvine got back-to-back 3-pointers from Evan Leonard to spark the deciding run in a 70-64 upset over Kansas State that marked the Anteaters’ first NCAA Tournament victory in school history. The Friday victory was the 17th consecutive for UC Irvine, which lost 57-55 to Louisville in 2015 in their only NCAA appearance. Leonard and Max Hazzard each scored 19 points to send UC Irvine (31-5) into the second round of the South Region for a […]

  • Facebook says it left millions of passwords readable by employees

    SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook left hundreds of millions of user passwords readable by its employees for years, the company acknowledged Thursday after a security researcher exposed the lapse. By storing passwords in readable plain text, Facebook violated fundamental computer-security practices. Those call for organizations and websites to save passwords in a scrambled form that makes it almost impossible to recover the original text. “There is no valid reason why anyone in an organization, especially the size of Facebook, needs to […]

  • Unprecedented spring flooding possible for most of US, forecasters say

    The stage is set for unprecedented major flooding this spring for most of the nation, U.S. weather officials said Thursday. More than 200 million Americans are at risk for some kind of flooding, with 13 million of them at risk of major inundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in its spring weather outlook. About 41 million people are at risk of moderate flooding. Major flooding now occurring in Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Missouri and other Midwestern states is […]

  • Kansas crushes Northeastern in first round of NCAA Tournament with 87-53 win

    SALT LAKE CITY — Dedric Lawson had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and Kansas dominated inside for an 87-53 rout over Northeastern on Thursday in the opening round of the Midwest Region. The fourth-seeded Jayhawks (26-9) had a notable size advantage inside and used it, outscoring the Huskies 50-16 in the paint while grabbing 17 more rebounds. Kansas shot 56 percent and advanced to Saturday’s second round against fifth-seeded Auburn. The best shot for the 13th-seeded Huskies (23-11) was to […]

  • Powerball grows to $625 million after no winners in latest drawing

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bad news: No one won Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing. Good news: Now you have a chance at an even bigger jackpot. There were no winners in the drawing on Wednesday night, so the next drawing will be Saturday. But instead of the previous jackpot of $550 million, Powerball says there will be an estimated $625 million up for grabs. That makes it the fourth largest Powerball in history and the seventh largest in US lottery history, […]

  • Passenger rail route suspended, more evacuate amid flooding

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Passenger rail traffic on a popular Missouri route has been suspended and evacuations continue as the flooding Missouri River busts more levees. Amtrak announced Tuesday that it is temporarily halting its Missouri River Runner Service between Kansas City and St. Louis because freight traffic has been diverted to the tracks it uses by flooding. Buses will transport passengers instead. In northwest Missouri’s Holt County, where two more levees were breached Tuesday, the 220 residents of the […]

  • Ex-priest’s medical licenses become inactive in Kansas & Missouri

    KANSAS CITY, Kan.  — A former Kansas City priest who was defrocked last year following an investigation into allegations of child sexual abuse no longer has valid licenses to practice medicine in Kansas and Missouri, according to registration records. John Wisner’s licenses to practice as a psychiatrist remained active for months after the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas removed him from the clergy over credible allegations that he abused three minors decades ago. Kansas registration records now list Wisner’s medical license as inactive, […]

  • Father & son who left Syria for “the safest country in the world” killed in shooting

    CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — A father and son who fled the civil war in Syria for “the safest country in the world” were buried before hundreds of mourners Wednesday, the first funerals for victims of shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that horrified a nation known for being welcoming and diverse. The funerals of Khalid Mustafa, 44, and Hamza Mustafa, 15, came five days after a white supremacist methodically gunned down 50 worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch — […]

  • University of Missouri fires campus cop over blackface photo

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — University of Missouri officials say they have fired a campus police officer after verifying he was in a photo depicting him in blackface. The university said Tuesday in a news release that Marcus Collins acknowledged he was the person in the picture and that it was taken before he was hired with the police department in January 2018. A message left for Collins was not immediately returned. Chancellor Alexander Cartwright said this type of behavior is not […]

  • DQ offering free ice cream cone to celebrate start of spring

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On Wednesday, March 20, fans can enjoy a free small vanilla soft-serve cone with the signature curl on top at participating non-mall DQ and DQ Grill & Chill locations throughout the U.S. “We love that our tradition of Free Cone Day has become synonymous with return of warmer weather and bringing people together,” said Maria Hokanson, Executive Vice President of Marketing at ADQ. “We know the start of soft-serve season brings joy to our fans, and […]

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