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Bob Saget, beloved TV dad of 'Full House,' dead at 65

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Saget, the actor-comedian known for his role as beloved single dad Danny Tanner on the sitcom "Full House" and as the wisecracking host of "America's Funniest Home Videos," has died, according to authorities in Florida. He...

 

UK plans holiday weekend to honor queen's 70 years on throne

LONDON (AP) — The United Kingdom will celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 70 years on the throne with a military parade, neighborhood parties and a competition to create a new dessert for the Platinum Jubilee, Buckingham Palace said Monday. Elizabeth...

 

Golden Globe Awards carry on, without stars or a telecast

The Golden Globe Awards, Hollywood's so-called biggest party that regularly drew 18 million television viewers, was reduced to a live-blog Sunday night for its 79th edition. The embattled Hollywood Foreign Press Association proceeded with its film...

 

Biden shied away from news conferences, interviews in Year 1

WASHINGTON (AP) — In what's become a familiar scene, President Joe Biden lingered after delivering a recent speech on the pandemic as reporters fired a barrage of questions. He bristled at a query about the shortage of COVID-19 rapid tests,...

 

Taxes, vaxes and maps: Kansas Legislature kicks off session

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly and Republican lawmakers are eager to cut taxes because Kansas is flush with cash, but the annual legislative session that opened Monday is shadowed by redistricting, election year-politics and...

 

Staff absences plague schools, health care amid COVID surge

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Employee absences fueled by a surge in COVID-19 cases are straining Kansas hospitals, schools and emergency services and raising questions about whether some court trials might need to be delayed. When students returned from...

 

Trail would connect 2 Kansas City, Kansas, history sites

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Plans are underway to connect a Civil War-era commercial port on the Missouri river and a Kansas City, Kansas, park where Lewis and Clark once camped. KCUR-FM reports that the Northeast Kansas City, Kansas, Heritage Trail...

 

2 adults, 12-year-old boy found dead in Kansas home

LARNED, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after two adults and a 12-year-old boy were found shot to death in Kansas. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that a man discovered the bodies Saturday night in a Larned...

 

Cat that perches on horses, donkeys reunited with family

GENESEO, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois family has solved the mystery of what happened to their missing cat that likes to sit on horses and donkeys. Ann Kandis said the cat, named Noodles, jumped into the trunk of her father's car in November 2018 while...

 

No progress seen after Russia-US talks over Ukraine tensions

GENEVA (AP) — The United States and Russia locked horns over Ukraine and other security issues Monday with no sign of progress from either side at highly anticipated strategic talks. Low expectations from both Washington and Moscow about the...

 

In 1st, US surgeons transplant pig heart into human patient

In a medical first, doctors transplanted a pig heart into a patient in a last-ditch effort to save his life and a Maryland hospital said Monday that he's doing well three days after the highly experimental surgery. While it's too soon to know if the...

 

Pilot rescued from wreckage in LA moments before train hits

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pilot of a small plane averted death twice in a span of minutes on Sunday, first when he crash-landed onto railroad tracks, then when Los Angeles police rescued him just before a commuter train smashed into the aircraft....

 

Home COVID tests to be covered by insurers starting Saturday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Starting Saturday, private health insurers will be required to cover up to eight home COVID-19 tests per month for people on their plans. The Biden administration announced the change Monday as it looks to lower costs and make...

 

Oklahoma death row inmates offer firing squad as alternative

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two men on Oklahoma's death row — at the prodding of a federal judge — agreed to choose execution by firing squad as a way to delay their upcoming lethal injections, one of their attorneys told the judge. The two inmates,...

 

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Final rankings and future prospects

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A season notable for upsets and highly ranked teams losing ended with a No. 1 team in the AP Top 25 that was not particularly surprising. Georgia finished No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll presented by Regions...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    January 9, 2022

Kansas governor seeks tuition freeze, calls state healthier

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly called Tuesday for another freeze in tuition at Kansas colleges in a State of the State address that portrayed the state as booming economically and previewed what are likely to be major themes in her...

 

Kansas governor raised, spent more last year than GOP foe

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Facing a tough reelection race in Kansas, Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly raised more cash last year, spent more money and entered this year with more funds than her presumed Republican opponent. Campaign finance reports filed Monda...

 

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