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Gov't proposal envisions phone calls on airline flights

Airlines passengers would be allowed to make phone calls during flights using Wi-Fi with the permission of the air carrier under regulations the Department of Transportation proposed Thursday. Flight attendants and others have complained that the calls could be disruptive.

Politics & Government

Mixed martial arts fighters say the UFC exploits them, and turn to Congress for help

Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall of Famer Randy “The Natural” Couture testified on Capitol Hill to support Oklahoma Rep. Markwayne Mullin’s effort to expand the Ali Act, which would give MMA fighters the same protections boxers currently have. Those include requiring promoters to divulge their full amount of revenue, banning oppressive contracts and establishing an independent ranking system. The UFC opposes the effort.

Politics & Government

North Carolina native, pro wrestling mogul tapped for Trump’s Cabinet

President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to lead the United State’s federal agency in charge of helping small businesses get loans and government contracts is a North Carolina native from New Bern, a graduate of East Carolina University, and big-time donor to Trump’s charity and to Republican candidates. Linda McMahon, who twice unsuccessfully ran for U.S. Senate from Connecticut, grew a small, family-owned regional wrestling company with her husband Vince in the 1980s into the now-famous WWE or World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.

Politics & Government

Pearl Harbor, Oakland fire tributes are stuck in the Senate, and spending bill could be next

Wednesday, it was symbolic resolutions on the Pearl Harbor anniversary and last week’s deadly Oakland warehouse fire. Thursday, it could be funding to keep the federal government open beyond Friday. So far, a few Senate Democrats have made good on their promise to block Senate business until Congress approves a permanent fix a permanent fix to a pension plan that more than 100,000 retired coal miners and their families depend on for health care.

Videos

Wichita students have message for Brownback

Students in the Wichita school district talk about the importance of their education, and how it prepares them for the future. (Courtesy of Wichita Public Schools)
Wichita students have message for Brownback 8:42

Wichita students have message for Brownback

What if Sam Brownback goes back to Washington? 1:25

What if Sam Brownback goes back to Washington?

Kobach repeats Trump's unsupported claims 3:17

Kobach repeats Trump's unsupported claims

Wichita honors firefighters killed in '68 blaze 0:43

Wichita honors firefighters killed in '68 blaze