Tuesday, May 3, 2016


State & Region
    • Convicted sex offender pleads guilty in ID theft case

      WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A decades-long ordeal ruined a Texas man, but his life might start to get better now that the convicted sex offender in Kansas who stole his identity has pleaded guilty to misusing a Social Security number.

    • Dos Santos stays hot as Galaxy plays Sporting KC to 1-1 draw

      KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Giovani dos Santos scored to help the Los Angeles Galaxy tie Sporting Kansas City 1-1 and extend its unbeaten streak to six games Sunday night.

    • Report: VA office in Kansas manipulated data on appeals

      WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Veterans Affairs regional office in Kansas listed erroneous medical conditions for three dozen patients who were appealing rejected claims — an apparent effort to speed up the review process that might have had the opposite effect, government investigators found.

    • Another patient accuses former VA employee of sex abuse

      LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — Another patient has filed a lawsuit accusing a former physician assistant at the Veteran's Administration hospital in Kansas of sexual abuse.

    • Man pleads guilty to explosives use tied to abortion clinic

      WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A homeless man has pleaded guilty to criminal use of explosives after he went to apply for a job a Wichita abortion clinic with a small bottle of gunpowder and a wick in his backpack.

  • May 03, 2016 | State St. Louis jury awards $55M in Johnson & Johnson cancer suit

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A jury in St. Louis has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $55 million to a South Dakota woman who claimed the company's talcum powder caused her to develop ovarian cancer.

  • May 03, 2016 | State Bassist: Prince found 'real happiness' as Jehovah's Witness

    MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) — A famous bassist and longtime friend of pop megastar Prince says the artist found "real happiness" in his faith and could stay up all night talking about the Bible.

  • May 03, 2016 | State Rich newspaper owners: Industry saviors or foes?

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Salt Lake Tribune's pending sale to the wealthy Huntsman family unshackles the newspaper from cost-cutting corporate owners and resolves crippling financial uncertainty — but it also raises concerns about whether the influential family will meddle in the paper's coverage.

  • May 03, 2016 | State Gaza sewage poisons coastline, threatens Israel

    SHATI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Each day, millions of gallons of raw sewage pour into the Gaza Strip's Mediterranean beachfront, spewing out of a metal pipe and turning miles of once-scenic coastline into a stagnant dead zone.

  • May 03, 2016 | State Solar plane on global trip arrives in Arizona

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — A solar-powered airplane landed in suburban Phoenix Monday night after a daylong flight from California — the latest leg in its around the world journey using only energy from the sun.

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