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Jurors hear chilling audio of fatal shootings

Jurors listened to an audio recording Tuesday of the moments when two teenagers were fatally shot by a Minnesota homeowner who says he feared for his life after several previous break-ins.…
Rob Robinson, left, of Starkville, Miss., chats with Gil Alexander, of Nicodemus, Kan., at a prairie chicken display Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kansas. Robinson and Alexander are avid outdoorsmen who have developed a friendship and business partnership after Robinson donated a kidney to Alexander in 2012. (AP Photo/John Milburn)

Kansas farmer gets kidney donation from hunter

Two hunters brought together by a love of the outdoors formed a friendship leading one to donate a kidney to the other, a friendship that has led to a foundation aimed at sharing the outdoors with others.…
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Attacks on payment systems trail other cybercrimes

While Target's massive data breach last year caused consumers to panic and drew attention to Internet crime, a new study finds that breaches on retailer payment systems are less common than other kinds of attacks.…
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Photos: Earth Day 2014

People across the globe hold events to celebrate the Earth's environment and spread awareness on how to conserve its natural resources on Earth Day, observed annually on April 22.…
Photo By: Brian Dulle, Kansas First News

Prescribed burn of Burnett’s Mound

The Shawnee County Parks Department with the Assistance of the Topeka Fire Department will be conducting a prescribed burn of Burnett’s Mound starting Tuesday morning. …
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Photos: First Earth Day in 1970

Clean ups, protests, and gatherings were held across the country for the first Earth Day observance in 1970.…