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Former Cuban President Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half century rule, has died at age 90.
A Brazilian police official is telling The Associated Press that American swimmer Ryan Lochte fabricated a story about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro.
A Tunisian living in France drove a large truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day along Nice's beachfront, killing at least 84 people, many of them children, according to police and hospital officials. The slaughter ended only after police killed the armed attacker in a hail of bullets.
A suburban Kansas City nonprofit has sent an official team to Ecuador to determine what type of medical assistance the group can provide in the wake of the deadly earthquake.
The wait was on the long side for the pizza — 18 hours — but this was an extraordinary pie: 1.59545 kilometers, or nearly a mile long.
An Austrian brothel is offering a summer special that competitors will find hard to match — free sex. Its owner says it's his way of protesting a tax squeeze.
To scientists' relief and delight, the Philae spacecraft that landed on a comet last fall has woken up and communicated with Earth after seven long months of silence, the European Space Agency announced Sunday.
KU's new international recruitment program hits first enrollment target, but has yet to hire permanent leader
Kansas University’s fledgling international student recruitment program met its modest first semester goal, and leaders are confident enrollment will grow even as colleges increasingly compete for the same student pool. But while students are in place and KU says a partnership with Shorelight Education is going well, the program still lacks permanent hires for two of its top three jobs. By Sara Shepherd
As Marike Janzen remembers, the crowd around the Berlin Wall when it fell was joyful but at the same time, solemn. After all, people had died trying to cross it, Janzen said. “The wall was this really violent thing.” Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the day the wall came down, reopening a barrier between West Germany and Communist East Germany. Janzen is one of several Kansas University professors who experienced the historic event first hand, or whose experiences with the wall led them to study its social and political impact on the world. By Sara Shepherd
Iryna Yeromenko and her family are staying with a friend in Lawrence, not legally allowed to work and earn money, and unsure of their future. The situation is not ideal, she said, but she’s afraid of returning home to Ukraine. “We came here thinking that by the time the summer’s over ... everything will settle down,” said Yeromenko, who has applied for political asylum for herself, her husband and their son. “But it just got even worse.” By Sara Shepherd