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KU receives $7.8M federal grant to expand Bioscience and Technology Business Center

Local and state leaders hope a multimillion-dollar federal grant awarded Thursday could help create hundreds of bioscience jobs in Lawrence and help launch a new innovation district on the University of Kansas' west campus. Government officials gathered Thursday at KU's Bioscience and ...

In this Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 photo, Kansas state Sen. Barbara Bollier, D-Mission Hills, makes a point during a meeting of Democratic senators at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kansas. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Bollier says she raised nearly $13.5M for Senate bid

TOPEKA — Democrat Barbara Bollier said Monday that she raised nearly $13.5 million in three months for her U.S. Senate campaign, a record for Kansas that brought her total fundraising to more than $20 million in an unexpectedly tough race for Republicans in a conservative state. Bollier also ...

Trump says he’s leaving hospital for White House, feels good

Story updated at 3:26 p.m. Monday BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday he's leaving the military hospital where he has been treated for COVID-19 and will continue his recovery at the White House. He said he's feeling good and despite his attack the nation should not be ...

Trump, first lady test positive for coronavirus

Story updated at 11:14 a.m. Friday WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Friday that President Donald Trump was suffering “mild symptoms” of COVID-19, making the stunning announcement after he returned from an afternoon fundraiser without telling the crowd he had been exposed to an aide ...

Trump and the economy start to define the race for Kansas’ U.S. Senate seat

TOPEKA — It’s little surprise that the candidates for Kansas’ open U.S. Senate seat sharply disagree on taxes, trade, immigration and climate change. What’s unclear is who voters will most agree with in November: Republican U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall or Democratic state Sen. Barbara ...

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87. Ginsburg died of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer, the court said. Her death ...

Federal execution of Kansas girl’s killer on again after late ruling

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The scheduled federal execution of a 10-year-old Kansas girl's killer was back on track Friday after an appellate panel tossed a lower court's ruling that would have required the government to get a drug prescription before it could use pentobarbital to kill the ...

Farm ties key for GOP, Kansas Rep. Marshall in U.S. Senate race

TOPEKA — Republicans are likely to stress Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall's service on the House Agriculture Committee as he runs for the Senate. The two-term GOP congressman for western and central Kansas who sometimes calls himself “the only candidate who can sort heifers from steers" is ...

Biden selects California Sen. Kamala Harris as running mate

WILMINGTON, Del. — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to defeat President Donald ...