South Africa: Mandela discharged from the hospital

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former President Nelson Mandela was discharged from a hospital on Saturday after an improvement in his health following treatment for pneumonia, the South African presidency said. The statement from the office of President Jacob Zuma…

Sandy Hook families bring emotion to gun debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bringing their emotional advocacy to the national gun debate, families of those killed in the Connecticut school shooting are appearing with President Barack Obama and walking the halls of Congress to plead for stricter regulations.…

Kennedy joins Iranian exiles protesting in Sweden

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Hundreds of supporters of an Iranian opposition group have rallied in Stockholm, denouncing the Islamic Republic’s regime and urging the U.N. to better protect the group’s members in neighboring Iraq. Former U.S. Congressman Patrick Kennedy…

Lebanon names UK-educated lawmaker prime minister

BEIRUT (AP) — A prominent Lebanese politician named prime minister on Saturday after receiving vast support from parliament said he will work to end divisions in Lebanon and prevent the civil war in Syria from spilling over into…

Made in Korea: Rare look at jointly run factories

There is a North Korean factory with no portraits of the country’s late leaders on the walls, no North Korean flags, no hand-painted posters screaming party slogans. Everything from the tissues to the toilets comes from South Korea.…

Robert Downey Jr. promotes ‘Iron Man 3′ in Beijing

BEIJING (AP) — Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr. has traveled to Beijing to promote “Iron Man 3,” which was filmed partly in China and features well-known Chinese actors. At a news conference Saturday, Downey — who reprises the…

Matisse in Norwegian museum was once Nazi loot

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The family of a prominent Parisian art dealer is demanding that a Norwegian museum return an Henri Matisse painting seized by Nazis under the direction of Hermann Goering, in the latest dispute over art…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Saturday, April 06, 2013. Quiet weather returns to the South on Saturday, while wet conditions persist for the Northern states. A low pressure system treks eastward across over the Northern Plains and into the…

Estonia operetta lyricizes economic austerity

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Tired of grumbling about economic austerity? Maybe it’s time to sing about it. So say two Americans living in Estonia. Inspired by a lively social media exchange between Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and…
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Friday H.S. sports roundup 4/5/13

Centennial League teams battled on Friday in baseball and softball. Find out who won the doubleheader matchups.…
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Northeast Kansas Roots for WSU Guard

The redshirt freshman guard starts for the Cinderella story Shockers. Baker made four three point field goals in the Shocker’s upset win over number one seed Gonzaga March 23. Baker scored nine points and played 33 minutes when WSU beat Ohio State to earn a spot in the Final Four. “For me that's goose bumps,” said DeVader. …
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Author signs copies of book about Topeka High

People lined up Friday for an autograph to help preserve the past. Gary Krohe, a graduate Of Topeka High's Class of 1971 signed copies of his book "Portraits Of Troy" Friday afternoon at the school.…

Investigators: Miss. suspect used detective’s gun

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The police detective killed while interrogating a murder suspect at department headquarters in Mississippi’s capital city was shot four times before the suspect shot himself in the head, authorities said Friday Hinds County Coroner…