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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

Man run over by own truck during road rage

A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window.

FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel.

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran: Wichita VA center begged for surgical equipment

Wichita’s VA Medical Center left its laboratories unstaffed for entire shifts and sometimes resorted to “begging, borrowing and manipulation” just to obtain vital surgical equipment, U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran alleges in a letter to the top official at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Fire destroys historic theater in Abilene

Officials say a fire destroyed a theater housed in a historic church in Abilene.

Wichita weather: Sunny and hot

After an unexpectedly cloudy and cool day on Wednesday, Wichita will see more sunshine on Thursday.

Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, and its wreckage was found near the border of neighboring Burkina Faso — the third major international aviation disaster in a week.

Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began (VIDEO)

A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.

Minimum wage increase shines light on disabled worker earnings

Pull a roll of red plastic to a spot marked by brightly colored tape on a table. Cut the piece. Fold it up. Repeat.

GOP border report advises ‘compassionate but tough’ response

Rep. Kay Granger of Texas, who heads a Republican House of Representatives working group on the southern border crisis, offered recommendations Wednesday that she called “common-sense, compassionate but tough solutions” to deal with the surge of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children illegally entering the country.

New poll shows Tiahrt gaining on Pompeo

A poll released Wednesday shows that challenger Todd Tiahrt has edged closer to Rep. Mike Pompeo with two weeks to go in the Republican primary race for the 4th Congressional District.

Could plan to offer financial services save the Postal Service?

Lawmakers and government officials looking for a way to save the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service are considering a proposal that would make check cashing, small loans, prepaid cards and other financial services available at your local post office.

Solar-powered cars roll into Wichita on leg of competition (VIDEO)

Eight solar-powered vehicles traveled through Wichita on Wednesday in the American Solar Challenge, a 1,700-mile race involving colleges from the United States, Canada and Iran.

County commissioners grant permit for soil extraction operation in northwest Wichita

Sedgwick County commissioners voted 4-1 Wednesday to grant a conditional use permit for a commercial soil excavation operation in northwest Wichita, despite hearing from 12 residents opposed to the move.

Sedgwick County renews subsidy for Southwest Airlines

Sedgwick County commissioners voted 3-2 Wednesday to renew a revenue guarantee agreement for Southwest Airlines for fiscal year 2015.

Greater Wichita Ministerial League, assistant secretary of state clash at meeting

A group of predominately black Wichita-area pastors say an assistant Kansas secretary of state was rude and disrespectful during a presentation on voting issues at a recent meeting.

Brownback’s office clarifies his position on renewable energy standards

Hours after Gov. Sam Brownback expressed support for gradually phasing out the state’s renewable energy standards, his office issued a statement saying otherwise.

Coalition forms to protest proposed city sales tax in Wichita

Before it is even placed on the November ballot, a proposed 1-cent sales tax initiative is facing opposition from a new group.

Augusta couple charged with stealing $1.5M from assisted living company

An Augusta couple was indicted Wednesday on federal charges of stealing more than $1.5 million from assisted living centers by creating fictitious technology companies.

KNEA president Karen Godfrey dies at age 54

The president of the state’s largest teachers union died Tuesday after a yearlong battle with cancer.

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