Hierarchies Categories News National

News / National

Child categories

Category Path
Afghanistan /News/National/Afghanistan
Economy /News/National/Economy
Gulf Oil Spill /News/National/Gulf Oil Spill
Hurricane Katrina /News/National/Hurricane Katrina
Iraq War /News/National/Iraq War
Leonard Peltier /News/National/Leonard Peltier
September 11 /News/National/September 11
World War II /News/National/World War II

Congress OKs bill banning Guantanamo detainees from US

Congress sent President Barack Obama a $607 billion defense policy bill Tuesday that bans moving Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States — something Obama has been trying to do since he was sworn in as president.

Mortgage rates holding steady at record low levels

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates were slightly lower to unchanged this week amid expectations that the Federal Reserve isn't ready yet to raise its key short-term interest rate.

U.S. Supreme Court justices appalled by details of Kansas murder cases

The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed likely to rule against three Kansas men who challenged their death sentences in what one justice called “some of the most horrendous murders” he’s ever seen from the bench.

Professor fatally shot on Mississippi campus was KU doctoral grad

The professor shot and killed Monday morning in his office at Mississippi’s Delta State University received his doctorate from Kansas University just eight years ago.

Textbook publisher McGraw-Hill to go public

Educational content maker McGraw-Hill Education plans to go public. Best known as a publisher of textbooks and instructional materials, the company is now investing heavily in developing digital content and technology.

Ex-candidate Wolf confronts Kansas Sen. Moran at town hall

Dr. Milton Wolf, a tea party-backed former Senate candidate, confronted U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran at a town hall meeting Monday over the Kansas medical board's past investigation of Wolf's license but declined to say whether he's planning to challenge the incumbent in the Republican primary next year.

Wealthy conservatives cap Koch brothers weekend with pledges

One by one, the wealthy conservative donors stood up Monday and pledged millions of dollars to the favorite causes of billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch.

Bob Dole instrumental in passage of Americans with Disabilities Act 25 years ago

Five days before he was to start college, Fred Maahs’ world turned upside down. Off the Delaware coast in 1980, on the last day of summer vacation, the 18-year-old took a dive from his family’s boat into an unseen sandbar barely a foot below the surface, sustaining injuries that paralyzed him from the chest down.

Baby owl wins face-off with sheriff's deputy

A Boulder County sheriff's deputy got into a face-off with a baby owl with an attitude, and the owl won.

Confederate flag to come down Friday morning in South Carolina

Saying South Carolina's history has forever changed, Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill Thursday to relegate the Confederate flag to the state's "relic room," more than 50 years after the rebel banner began flying at the Statehouse to protest the civil rights movement.

KU freshman found dead on Sunday killed by alcohol, father says

We'll see plenty of sunshine throughout the day, but cooler temperatures hang tough as we top out around 35. North winds of 10-20 mph. Overnight, we're looking at mostly clear skies. Lows around 18. In today's news: Father says alcohol ...

New record set for biggest pumpkin

The Minnesota gourd weighed in at 1,810 pounds.

70-year-olds skydive for birthday

A group of high school graduates from Minnesota celebrated their 70th birthdays by skydiving. Seven classmates took part in the adventure.

Rubber ducks take over Chicago river

About 33,000 rubber ducks were dumped into the river in Chicago in support of the Special Olympics. The fundraiser allowed participants to buy single ducks or a "quack pack" of six.

Topeka giraffe to make national debut

Hope, a young giraffe at the Topeka Zoo, is garnering national attention after undergoing surgery to repair problems with its legs. The staff at the zoo is also expected another baby giraffe to be born in the near future. Hope will appear on the Today Show on Sunday.

Arizona immigration law goes into effect

The most controversial parts of the law have been put on hold by a federal judge.

Toyota recalls 400,000 vehicles

The vehicles were recalled after a potential problem was discovered with the steering.

Pony swim an annual tradition in east

The ponies are auctioned off after the swim in Virginia.

Missouri men catch record-setting fish

Two St. Louis men caught a 130 pound catfish. The catfish, if confirmed, would set a new world record.

Lawrence youth takes second in Braille contest

Lawrence youth Luther Fuller took home a second place finish in the National Braille Challenge held during the weekend. Luther placed second in his age group at the contest and was awarded a $1,000 savings bond.

Homeless shelter in national spotlight

The Lawrence Community Shelter spent some time in the national spotlight Wednesday. Good Morning America spent talked with shelter director Loring Henderson Wednesday morning.