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Members of Lawrence retirement community start veterans group to share war stories
November 10, 2014
Once a month, a group of Presbyterian Manor residents gather at the Lawrence retirement community to swap stories of serving in World War II, whether they were dodging kamikaze pilots or being held as prisoners of war.
Appeals court in Cincinnati rules for gay marriage bans, sets up Supreme Court review
03:44 p.m., November 6, 2014 Updated 04:48 p.m.
A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld anti-gay marriage laws in four states, breaking ranks with other courts that have considered the issue and setting up the prospect of Supreme Court review.
Report: Midwest economic growth slowing down
09:17 a.m., November 3, 2014 Updated 11:55 a.m.
The economy likely will slow to a crawl in nine Midwestern and Plains states in the months ahead, according to a monthly economic survey released Monday.
Chevy makes the best of exec’s nervous speech after World Series game
October 30, 2014
Shortly before 9 a.m. on the day after the worst night of his life, Rikk Wilde got the phone call from his big boss at General Motors. Yes, he committed a nationally televised, major-league blooper while presenting pickup truck keys to the World Series MVP. No, he wouldn’t be fired. Now get out there and sell some trucks.
Two dead, including gunman, in Washington high school shooting
02:11 p.m., October 24, 2014 Updated 03:54 p.m.
A student opened fire in a high school cafeteria north of Seattle on Friday, killing at least one person and shooting several others in the head, officials said. The gunman also died in the attack.
US jobless aid applications fall to 14-year low
October 16, 2014
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped to the lowest level in 14 years last week, the latest sign of a strengthening labor market that could help blunt worries about the impact of weak global growth.
First Ebola patient diagnosed in the US has died
October 8, 2014
The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States died Wednesday morning in a Dallas hospital, according to a hospital spokesman.
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.