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No siren test today

The Shawnee County Emergency Management reports that due to overcast weather there will be no noon siren test today in Shawnee County.

Court: Can human genes be patented?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seems worried about the idea of companies getting patents for genes found inside the human body. Justice…

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'Tax Meat'

A PETA activist dressed in a pig costume will be outside the IRS office in Topeka today at noon to educate all people passing by about the n…

Ke$ha aims for worst-dressed list

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While many stars arrived to the MTV Movie awards dressed to impress, Ke$ha had another goal in mind_topping the worst-dre…

Wear blue for child abuse prevention

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and the Kansas Child Death Review Board are encouraging Kansans to wear blue on April 19 to increase a…

South Africa: Elephant overturns vehicle

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An elephant overturned a vehicle carrying two tourists, injuring both, on Monday, said South African officials. The tour…

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Proposal for new park

The budgets proposed by the Kansas House and Senate include a plan to buy land in northeast Kansas for a new park.