An astonishingly tragic year for air travel in Southeast Asia turned worse Sunday when an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people disappeared over stormy Indonesian waters, with no word on its fate despite several hours of searching by air and sea.
Conservative legislators and others in Topeka are signaling through their comments and actions a keen interest in curbing spending, weakening teachers unions and using public tools to aid private schools.
Any new law that leads to more injuries and deaths might be expected to lead to reconsideration by the Legislature as well. Yet such second thoughts about Kansas’ maximum 75 mph speed limit may be unlikely, because the 2012 change was viewed as pro-business.
Kansas Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran have long championed the normalization of U.S. trade relations with Cuba. So it was good that they didn’t let their animus toward President Obama keep them from supporting his call for lifting the trade embargo.
Thousands of police officers from across the nation pack a church and spill onto streets to honor Rafael Ramos. But tensions are evident as officers turn away from giant screens showing Bill de Blasio.
The heaviest snow is expected in northwest Kansas, with as much as 6 inches possible in the Colby and Goodland areas. Dodge City and Hays could see an inch or two, while Wichita may only see a half-inch or so by early Saturday morning.
Follow along on your mobile device or desktop for live stats and updates from Terez A. Paylor, The Star’s Chiefs beat writer, and other Star sportswriters and columnists at Sunday’s Chiefs-Chargers game in Arrowhead Stadium. Kickoff is noon. The game is televised on CBS.
“The Interview” was never supposed to be a paradigm-shifting film. But unusual doesn’t even begin to describe the series of events that transpired over the past few weeks, culminating in the truly unprecedented move by a major studio to release a film in theaters and on digital platforms simultaneously.