BC-WEA–Global Weather-Fahrenheit, WEA

NEW YORK (AP) — Minimum and maximum temperatures in Fahrenheit, precipitation in inches and weather conditions as recorded for the previous day and forecast for the current and following day in each city as of 0800 GMT: ;MIN;MAX;COND;PRECIP;MIN;MAX;COND;MIN;MAX;COND…

President’s brother key to Syria regime survival

BEIRUT (AP) — He is rarely photographed or even quoted in Syria’s media. Wrapped in that blanket of secrecy, President Bashar Assad’s younger brother has been vital to the family’s survival in power. Maher Assad commands the elite…

3 Afghans die as car bomber targets NATO troops

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — An official says a suicide car bomber apparently aiming to hit a NATO-Afghan convoy near the southern city of Kandahar blew up early, killing at least three civilians. Saturday’s explosion occurred along a highway…

Japan launches new, cheaper rocket

TOKYO (AP) — Japan launched a new rocket Saturday that it hopes will be a cheaper and more efficient way of sending satellites into space. The three-stage Epsilon lifted off from a space center on Japan’s southern main…

UAE leads Gulf front against Egypt’s Islamists

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — More than six months ago, Dr. Mahmoud al-Jaidah was asked to step out of line as he transited through Dubai en route home to Qatar. He has been held ever since, allowed…

Hawaii can’t fit woman’s last name on license

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii woman’s last name is a real mouthful, containing 36 characters and 19 syllables in all. And it’s so long that she couldn’t get a driver’s license with her correct name. Janice “Lokelani” Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele…

Hot spots could slow search for cause of NJ fire

SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — Continuing hot spots could hamper investigators trying to figure out the cause of a fire that charred four blocks of bars, pizza shops and T-shirt stands — perhaps 50 businesses in all —…

Police end occupation of Mexico City center

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican riot police have cracked down on the strongest challenge yet to President Enrique Pena Nieto’s reform program, sweeping thousands of striking teachers out of Mexico City’s main square with tear gas and water…

Rescuers issue stern warning to flooded towns

LYONS, Colo. (AP) — By air and by land, the rescue of hundreds of Coloradoans stranded by epic mountain flooding was accelerating as food and water supplies ran low, while thousands more were driven from their homes on…

US state, Chinese officials announce climate deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown and China’s top climate negotiator on Friday signed the first agreement between a U.S. state and China that seeks greater cooperation on clean energy technologies and research meant to reduce…

Today in History

Today is Saturday, Sept. 14, the 257th day of 2013. There are 108 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 14, 1814, Francis Scott Key was inspired to write a poem, “Defence of Fort…

Cambodian police clash with opposition; 4 wounded

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s long-ruling Prime Minister Hun Sen briefly met the head of the main opposition party for the first time in years Saturday, but the two rivals reached no agreement on how to end…

3 Pre-Hispanic artifacts returned to Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans received their first chance Friday to see three pre-Hispanic stone carvings that were returned by the Lowe Art museum in Miami after they were apparently removed illegally from Mexico. Mexico’s National Institute of…

‘Wild Recon’ host accused of selling rare lizards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former host of Animal Planet’s “Wild Recon” show has been charged in Los Angeles with selling two endangered Iranian desert monitor lizards without a permit. City News Service says Donald Schultz, a herpetologist…

‘Wild Recon’ host accused of selling rare lizards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former host of Animal Planet’s “Wild Recon” show has been charged in Los Angeles with selling two endangered Iranian desert monitor lizards without a permit. City News Service says Donald Schultz, a herpetologist…
The Kansas First News Sports team brings scores and highlights every Friday night in the Football Frenzy.

Football Frenzy week two 9/13/13

Week two of action across the state of Kansas brings plenty of excitement. See all of the scores and highlights on the Football Frenzy.…