School Funding Fight Kansas

Tax credit clouds Kansas Senate school bill

Critics of an amendment to give a property tax credit to parents of students attending private schools in Kansas are questioning its legality and financial impact.…
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A Month Of Good Deeds

Unemployed man launches four weeks of good deeds designed to help others in need.…
Supreme Court Birth Control

Hobby Lobby 401(k) invests in birth control makers

The company leading the legal challenge against birth control coverage under "Obamacare" offers its workers a retirement plan that includes investments in companies making contraceptive and abortion drugs.…
Missing Runner

California man lost in wilderness beat the odds

A California man who walked out of the wilderness with no injuries after being lost for two bone-chilling nights didn't follow a basic rule of search-and-rescue, but he still beat the odds.…
Judge Anthony J. Mellaci speaks on the bench during the first day of the Arthur E. Morgan III  trial for who is charged with the murder of his daughter Tierra Morgan-Glover, Freehold, N.J., Wednesday, March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Asbury Park Press, Tom Spader, Pool)

No verdict yet in toddler’s creek-toss death trial

Jurors in New Jersey have ended their first day of deliberations without a verdict in the case of a man charged with killing his 2-year-old daughter by tossing her into a creek while she was still strapped in her car seat.…
Kain Colter, Ramogi Huma, Tim Waters

College athletes take labor cause to Capitol Hill

Northwestern University athletes trying to unionize presented their case to lawmakers Wednesday after a federal agency said they have the same rights to bargain collectively as other workers.…
Wealth Gap-Shrinking Middle Class

More Americans see middle class status slipping

A sense of belonging to the middle class occupies a cherished place in America. It conjures images of self-sufficient people with stable jobs and pleasant homes working toward prosperity.…
Sheldon Whitehouse, Chuck Schumer

High court loosens reins on big campaign donors

The Supreme Court's conservative majority voted Wednesday to free wealthy donors to give to as many political candidates and campaigns as they want, further loosening the reins on giving by big contributors as the 2014 campaign moves into high gear.…