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Comcast cancels event at home of Olathe state senator

Comcast has canceled an event promoting its services at the home of Kansas Sen. Julia Lynn of Olathe.

Gaza casualties climb as Israel approves 24-hour ‘pause’ in fighting

Israel agreed Saturday to a United Nations request to extend a “humanitarian pause” in its military offensive in the Gaza Strip for an additional 24 hours, following a day-long lull in which Palestinians stocked up on supplies and pulled dead and wounded from the rubble of neighborhoods devastated by fighting.

American doctor in Africa tests positive for Ebola

An American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus, an aid organization said Saturday.

17 reported incidents at Kansas prisons

More than dozen attacks on guards at Kansas prisons have been reported this summer, including a recent fight in which an inmate used a chair against two guards, leaving one of the guards with a concussion, according to a state employees union.

Boeing CEO sorry for 'cowering' workers remark

Boeing Co. CEO Jim McNerney apologized Friday for saying the aerospace giant's employees were "cowering" during his tenure, a comment one union official called "a new low" in the company's relationship with workers.

Man charged with threatening Canada-Panama flight

A 25-year-old man charged for allegedly making threats on a flight from Toronto to Panama City is being released on $1,000 bail.

Obama administration knew Islamic State was growing

Like the rest of the world, the U.S. government appeared to have been taken aback last month when Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, fell to an offensive by jihadis of the Islamic State that triggered the collapse of five Iraqi army divisions and carried the extremists to the threshold of Baghdad.

Rollover crash near Minneapolis kills Salina teen

A Salina teen is dead and another person injured after their vehicle rolled on Highway 81 near Minneapolis on Saturday afternoon.

Newton man waives hearing in toddler’s car-seat death

A Newton man charged with recklessly killing his girlfriend’s 18-month-old daughter, who was found dead after being left alone to nap in a car seat, has waived his right to a preliminary hearing and will face a jury trial on Aug. 25.

Wichita event to feature free immunizations, screenings

A community-wide health and wellness event that will feature free immunizations and health screenings as well as $10 school physicals is set for Aug. 9 in Wichita’s Delano district.

Woman, 22, killed in head-on crash north of Liberal

A 22-year-old woman died Saturday in a head-on crash on Kansas Highway 83, about 16 miles north of Liberal, according to a crash report from the Kansas Highway Patrol.

‘Two very different kinds of mindsets’ come to fore in Pompeo, Tiahrt race (VIDEOS)

On a boiling afternoon in downtown Augusta, Mike Pompeo has finally rolled up the sleeves of his white dress shirt and loosened his tie as he visits stores and businesses along State Street.

Grandmother of slain El Dorado girl disagrees with ruling that DCF can’t be held liable

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing a state agency of failing to protect an 18-month-old El Dorado girl before she was killed.

Officials: Few rapes reported, even fewer prosecuted

The intruder woke her in her bedroom early on a recent Sunday morning. He had a gun, he told her, and he forced her to do what he wanted.

Sedgwick County judge orders assets of state House candidate to be seized

A Sedgwick County District Court judge has signed orders to seize the assets of a candidate for the state House of Representatives.

Hot-car deaths could happen to any parent, experts say

It is a parent’s worst nightmare.

Nissan expands recall prompted by faulty air bag

Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry.

Man killed self by stepping in front of train, police say

A man committed suicide by stepping in front of an oncoming train Saturday morning near Lincoln and Washington, police said.

Junction City police investigating man's death

Junction City police are investigating the death of a man who was reportedly run over by a truck.

Officers find nude, injured man under tree near Pawnee, Hillside

Wichita police found a 37-year-old man who was nude, unconscious and suffering from obvious facial injuries under a tree in the 2600 block of South Holyoke about 4:30 a.m. Saturday.

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