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FDA OKs another Pfizer, Moderna COVID booster for people 50 and older

U.S. regulators on Tuesday authorized another COVID-19 booster for people age 50 and older, a step to offer extra protection for the most vulnerable in case the coronavirus rebounds. The Food and Drug Administration's decision opens a fourth dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines to that age ...

Moran, Marshall travel to Europe for NATO briefings amid invasion of Ukraine

TOPEKA — U.S. Sens. Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are part of a bipartisan 10-member entourage of senators traveling to Poland and Germany to gather information about NATO and the response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, the Iowa Republican leading the delegation, ...

Kansan embarks on risky journey to retrieve sister’s kids from Ukraine

Topeka — Oksana Seitz left Kansas on Tuesday with plans to travel to Romania and return with her Ukrainian sister’s two children by persuading embassy officials to expedite visas — or, if necessary, by taking the kids to Mexico and slipping across the U.S. border on foot. The daring ...

Near-threatened maned wolves have 4 pups; father wolf is from Kansas zoo

NEW ORLEANS — Near-threatened maned wolves brought to New Orleans to breed have done just that, and are rearing four puppies, the Audubon Zoo announced Thursday. Three are black and one is silver, but they'll mature to their parents' coloration — red coats shading to black on muzzles and ...