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Pakistan Protests May Require US Fly War Cargo Out Of Afganistan

Posted: 12/19/2013 - U.S. officials, frustrated that hundreds of military shipments heading out of Afghanistan have been stopped on the land route through Pakistan because of anti-American protests, face the possibility of flying out equipment at an additional cost of $1 billion.

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Kansas Regents Approve Social Media Policy

Posted: 12/19/2013 - A new Kansas Board of Regents policy gives university leaders more authority to remove staff and faculty over comments made on social media.

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Oil Trains Create Risks

Posted: 12/19/2013 - It's tough to miss the trains hauling crude oil out of the Northern Plains. They are growing more frequent by the day, mile-long processions of black tank cars that rumble through wheat fields and towns, along rivers and national parks.

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Kansas Employment Numbers To Be Released

Posted: 12/19/2013 - Kansas labor officials are scheduled to release the latest snapshot of the state's economy with the announcement of the November unemployment rate.

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Panel Recommends Far-Reaching NSA Reforms

Posted: 12/18/2013 - The White House on Wednesday released a report suggesting far-reaching changes to the National Security Agency’s controversial data collection programs.

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Obama’s Approval Rating Lower Most Recent Presidents

Updated: 12/17/2013 - The first year of President Obama’s second term and the fifth year of his presidency has proven to be a rough one, with a year of gridlocked government and botched health care law taking a toll on his approval rating.

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"Wastebook" Targets Billions Of Government Waste

Wasted Government Money

Updated: 12/17/2013 - One million dollars to build a bus stop in Virginia. Five million for customized crystal stemware. Those are just some of the items paid for by the federal government last year.

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Federal Panel Suggests KanCare Delay

Updated: 12/17/2013 - KanCare, the state's privatized program for the poor and disabled, is scheduled to begin providing those services Jan. 1. However, it needs a waiver from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services by Jan. 1.

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Huelskamp Questions Budget Contents

Posted: 12/16/2013 - Congressman Tim Huelskamp is challenging a statement by a fellow Kansan in the U.S. House that funding for a new bioscience lab is secure under a new budget agreement.

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Mega Millions Jackpot Could Reach Billion Dollars

Posted: 12/16/2013 - The Mega Millions jackpot is juicy, but thanks to new, longer odds, it's entirely possible the payout could reach $1 billion by Christmas. That wasn't a typo -- "b" as in "boy."

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28 Years Prison For Navy Veteran Fraud

Updated: 12/16/2013 - A judge handed down a 28-year prison sentence Monday to a man convicted of masterminding a $100 million, cross-country Navy veterans charity fraud.

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South Africa Holds State Funeral For Nelson Mandela In Ancestral Qunu

Posted: 12/15/2013 - Big guns fired a salute in the rural village where Nelson Mandela grew up and military servicemen marched stiffly behind his casket on a winding dirt road Sunday as South Africa said goodbye for the last time to the man who reconciled the country in its most vulnerable period.

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Kansas Legislators Push Limit On Wind Power

Posted: 12/13/2013 - Some conservative leaders in the Kansas Legislature say they will try again during the next session to stop the state from requiring utilities to buy more wind power.

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Federal Budget Includes Kansas NBAF Funding

Posted: 12/13/2013 - Funding for the next phase of construction of a national research lab at Kansas State University is closer to reality after the U.S. House passed a bipartisan budget agreement.

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Judge Sends Voter Suit Back To Federal Officials

Posted: 12/13/2013 - A federal judge has sent back to federal elections officials a request by Kansas and Arizona to force modifications in a national voter registration form so the states can fully enforce proof-of-citizenship requirements.

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Panel Issues Report On Kansas Court Budget Woes

Posted: 12/13/2013 - A special panel appointed by Chief Justice Lawton Nuss has issued its report offering suggestions for solving budget shortfalls in the Kansas court system.

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WINNING NUMBERS | Are You A $425-Millionaire?

Updated: 12/13/2013 - The Mega Millions jumped to $425 million Friday, according to Charles Strutt, executive director of the Multi-State Lottery Association. It rolled over for the 20th time after no winner was picked in Tuesday's drawing.

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