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Kansas GOP gears up for Trump visit amid Kavanaugh vote

TOPEKA - Kansas Republicans on Friday were making final preparations in advance of President Donald Trump's scheduled campaign rally on Saturday in Topeka, which could be the president's first public appearance after the U.S. Senate votes on the highly charged nomination of Judge Brett ...

Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh clears crucial Senate hurdle

Story updated at 10:43 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5: WASHINGTON — A deeply divided Senate pushed Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination past a key procedural hurdle Friday, setting up a likely final showdown this weekend in a spellbinding battle that's seen claims of long-ago sexual assault by ...

2nd District forum: Davis, Watkins clash on immigration, Social Security

TOPEKA - Republican congressional candidate Steve Watkins said Wednesday that he wanted the United States to build a wall along the Mexican border and crack down on illegal immigration "to keep our culture," and that younger workers today should expect to see smaller Social Security benefits ...

Witness details secret payments in college hoops recruiting

NEW YORK — A New Jersey financial adviser-turned-bag man in a college basketball corruption scandal testified Wednesday about a clandestine mission last year to deliver an envelope with $19,400 in cash to the father of a highly sought-after prospect. Munish Sood took the witness stand at the ...

Moran: Amtrak commits to keeping Southwest Chief route open through next year

TOPEKA - Amtrak officials said Wednesday that the national passenger rail service has committed to continuing operation of the Southwest Chief route, which runs through Lawrence, open at least for the next 12 months. Kansas Republican U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran announced that in a news release ...

Emergency alert test going out to mobile phones nationwide

WASHINGTON — About 225 million electronic devices across the United States will wail and buzz Wednesday afternoon as the Federal Emergency Management Agency conducts an emergency alert test. A tone will sound at 1:18 p.m. CDT, similar to that of an Amber Alert or flood watch warning, and the ...