burn ban

Burn ban in Osage County

A burn ban has been issued for Osage County effective immediately through April 28, 2014 or until further notice. …
Crimea

Russia pulls back a battalion from Ukraine border

Russia pulled back a battalion from along the Ukrainian border on Monday and sent its prime minister to shower promises on Crimea, pledging quick funds to improve power supplies, water lines and education on its newly annexed peninsula.…
A line of emergency vehicles line a roadway in sight of the Williams Northwest Pipeline plant in the distance, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Plymouth, Wash.  Company spokeswoman Michele Swaner says all employees were evacuated and accounted for after an explosion Monday morning at the plant, where liquefied natural gas is converted into vapor. She says one employee was burned but will recover.  (AP Photo/Tri-City Herald, Bob Brawdy)

4 hurt, 200 evacuated after Washington plant fire

A large explosion and fire Monday at natural gas processing plant near the Washington-Oregon border injured four workers and led to the evacuation of about 200 people from nearby homes as flames and a mushroom-shaped cloud of black smoke reached high into the air.…
Albuquerque Police Shootings

New Mexico governor calls for calm after protest

A day after hundreds of people clashed with Albuquerque riot officers over police shootings, Gov. Susana Martinez said Monday that she understands the public's frustration but called on protesters to remain calm while federal officials investigate.…
Marc Rhoades

Kan. House panel’s leader resigns over school bill

Rep. Marc Rhoades unexpectedly resigned Monday as chairman of the Kansas House Appropriations Committee, saying he couldn't support the House Republican leadership's school funding bill because of how much it would cost and the lack of control over how the money would be spent.…