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Supreme Court ends states’ delays on same-sex marriage, clears way for Kansas unions
09:02 a.m., October 6, 2014 Updated 03:03 p.m.
The Supreme Court unexpectedly cleared the way Monday for a dramatic expansion of gay marriage in the United States and may have signaled that it’s only a matter of time before same-sex couples can marry in all 50 states.
Eisenhower Memorial wins key design approval in DC
October 2, 2014
The long-delayed effort to build a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall has won a key approval, despite ongoing objections to architect Frank Gehry’s design.
Survey shows Midwest economic growth slower this fall
09:24 a.m., October 1, 2014 Updated 09:54 a.m.
The economy will likely grow more slowly this fall in nine Midwestern and Plains states, according to a monthly survey of business leaders released Wednesday.
Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in US
04:10 p.m., September 30, 2014 Updated 04:37 p.m.
A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials announced Tuesday.
Eisenhower Memorial panel considers new design
September 17, 2014
A federal commission planning a memorial near the National Mall honoring the late President Dwight D. Eisenhower considered whether to move forward Wednesday with a famed architect’s design after years of controversy surrounding the project.
Plane with unresponsive pilot crashes off Jamaica
September 5, 2014
A private U.S. plane with an unresponsive pilot crashed into the ocean north of the Caribbean island of Jamaica Friday after a journey of more than 1,400 miles.
Report: Kansas gasoline prices continue downward trend
August 18, 2014
As average gasoline prices continue a downward trend across the country, Kansas is no exception, according to a report released Monday by GasBuddy.com.
Obama appeals for ‘peace and calm’ in Ferguson
12:26 p.m., August 14, 2014 Updated 04:27 p.m.
Appealing for “peace and calm,” President Barack Obama on Thursday said there is no excuse for excessive use of force by police in a St. Louis suburb against crowds protesting the death of an unarmed black teenager shot by a white police officer. At the same time, he said there was no excuse for violence against police.
U.S. airstrikes attempt to curb Islamic State militants
August 8, 2014
Thousands of displaced Iraqis fled their camp in the face of advancing fighters of the Islamic State group, deepening the humanitarian crisis in the north of the country as the United States carried out its first airstrikes against the militants to blunt their assault.
Federal judge strikes down Kentucky’s ban on gay marriage
12:01 p.m., July 1, 2014 Updated 12:21 p.m.
A federal judge in Kentucky has struck down the state’s ban on same-sex couples getting licenses and marrying in the state.
Former U.S. Sen. Howard Baker Jr. dies
12:42 p.m., June 26, 2014 Updated 12:49 p.m.
Former U.S. Sen. Howard Baker Jr., who asked what President Richard Nixon knew about Watergate, has died. He was 88.
Two KU professors say U.S. should engage Iran’s help in Iraq
June 17, 2014
As President Barack Obama on Tuesday deployed several hundred troops to provide security for U.S. personnel in Iraq amid a growing insurgency, two Kansas University professors urged caution and talks with longtime foe Iran to help reach a political solution. By Scott Rothschild
House Majority Leader Cantor defeated in Virginia primary stunner
June 10, 2014
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was defeated Tuesday by a little-known economics professor in Virginia’s Republican primary, a stunning upset and major victory for the tea party.
Taking the beach at Normandy a ‘pure miracle’
June 3, 2014
In honor of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, this week we are publishing historic columns from noted war correspondent Ernie Pyle, courtesy of Scripps Howard.
Health care launch ‘terribly flawed,’ Sebelius admits
April 13, 2014
The Obama administration’s timeline for having ready the new health care law’s online sign-up system “was just flat out wrong,” outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in an interview that aired Sunday.