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Education funding hot topic in Kansas

updated: 06/26/2016 3:19 a.m. Discuss

Kansas is bracing for more legal and political fights over education funding even after legislators approved a narrow, short-term fix to satisfy a court mandate and avoid a threatened shutdown of the state's public schools.

The nation in brief

updated: 06/26/2016 3:04 a.m. Discuss

Firm seeks $15B over pipeline rejection WASHINGTON -- TransCanada Corp. has filed a claim seeking to recoup $15 billion for the rejection of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Names and faces

updated: 06/26/2016 2:57 a.m. Discuss

Aretha Franklin has participated in a street-renaming ceremony for her late father at the Detroit church where he was a longtime pastor and prominent civil-rights leader. Franklin played piano and sang Friday at New Bethel Baptist Church for hundreds gathered to celebrate the renaming of part of Linwood Avenue to Rev. C.L. Franklin Boulevard.

In the news

updated: 06/26/2016 2:55 a.m. Discuss

George Will, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, said he has split with the Republican Party because of its presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump, telling GOP voters that they should make sure Trump loses and just "grit their teeth for four years" and try to win the White House with a future candidate.

Britain's vote a global jolt, takes leader

updated: 06/25/2016 3:20 a.m. Comments 2

The people of the United Kingdom woke up to a different country after its unprecedented decision to leave the European Union sent shock waves through the country and around the world Friday.

Dow drops 610 as stocks sink globally on exit vote

updated: 06/25/2016 3:16 a.m. Discuss

Stocks plunged in the U.S. and worldwide Friday after Britain voted to leave the European Union. The referendum result stunned investors, who reacted by rushing to the safety of gold and U.S. government bonds as they wondered what's next for Britain, Europe and the global economy.

Clinton as nominee to get Sanders' vote

updated: 06/25/2016 3:13 a.m. Discuss

Bernie Sanders said Friday that he would vote for Hillary Clinton for president but stopped short of a full endorsement of his Democratic presidential rival.

On Secretary Clinton's calendar, entries missing

updated: 06/25/2016 2:55 a.m. Discuss

An Associated Press review of the official calendar Hillary Clinton kept as secretary of state identified at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors, loyalists, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate and other outside interests that were not recorded or were listed without the names of those she met.

Ruling crushed hopes, aliens say

updated: 06/25/2016 2:50 a.m. Discuss

After learning the Supreme Court deadlocked on an immigration plan that would protect her from being deported, Marta Gualotuna could barely speak through her tears.

House GOP tax plan slashes corporate rates

posted: 06/25/2016 2:49 a.m. Discuss

U.S. corporations would get the largest federal income-tax rate cut in history, and their foreign earnings would no longer face domestic taxes when they return to the U.S. under a plan that House Republicans unveiled Friday.

U.S. goes at Taliban from air

updated: 06/25/2016 2:44 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. military has launched its first airstrikes against the Taliban in Afghanistan since President Barack Obama's decision earlier this month to expand the United States' involvement, two U.S. officials said Friday.

Arkansans in D.C., leaders in state react to U.K. results

updated: 06/25/2016 2:41 a.m. Discuss

The decision to leave the European Union by the United Kingdom won't affect its relationship with the United States, members of the Arkansas congressional delegation said Friday.

FBI: No proof Orlando shooter was gay

updated: 06/25/2016 2:32 a.m. Discuss

FBI investigators so far have not turned up persuasive evidence that Orlando gunman Omar Mateen was gay or pursuing gay relationships, according to two government officials familiar with the investigation.

The nation in brief

posted: 06/25/2016 2:30 a.m. Discuss

At least 20 die in West Virginia floods CHARLESTON, WVa. — A deluge of 9 inches of rain damaged or destroyed more than 100 homes in West Virginia, knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said Friday. At least 20 people were killed.

Names and faces

updated: 06/25/2016 2:29 a.m. Discuss

Star Wars creator George Lucas announced Friday that he has abandoned plans to build his art museum in Chicago, blaming delays over a lawsuit from a parks group opposed to any development along the city's prized lakefront. The filmmaker said in a statement he would take his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art to California, but he did not name a specific location.





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