Kansas Statehouse

Kan. legislators return, formally end 2013 session

Kansas lawmakers have returned to the Statehouse and made quick work of the ceremonial conclusion of a 2013 session that produced additional tax cuts on top of sweeping changes made a year earlier…

Obama opens 24-hour trip to Germany

President Barack Obama is opening a 24-hour visit to Germany, the culmination of which will be a speech Wednesday at Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg Gate. …
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More anti-government protests occur in Bulgaria

Bulgaria’s prime minister said Monday that Parliament’s appointment of a media mogul as the nation’s security chief was a mistake, but that his government will not resign over it.…
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Bulgaria media mogul elected security chief

The Bulgarian parliament’s quick appointment of a legislator and media mogul to head the country’s security service sparked massive protests Friday and prompted the president to demand the decision be immediately reversed.…

Ideas for keeping your data safe from spying

Phone call logs, credit card records, emails, Skype chats, Facebook message, and more: The precise nature of the NSA’s sweeping surveillance apparatus has yet to be confirmed. …

Global defense contractor settles overbilling suit

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Global defense contractor Science Applications International Corporation has agreed to pay $11.75 million to settle a federal civil claim alleging it overbilled the government for homeland security training programs under a decade-long scheme.…

Sunni governor escapes assassination in Iraq

Iraqi officials say that the governor of Iraq’s northern Sunni-dominated province of Ninevah has escaped an assassination attempt that left two people killed and three others wounded.…
Nicaragua Canal

Nicaragua approving massive canal project

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A $40 billion plan to plow a massive rival to the Panama Canal across the middle of Nicaragua is headed for approval by the country’s leftist-controlled National Assembly.…

Health care law’s employer requirements

Requirements that medium-sized and large employers offer insurance coverage or face fines are one of the most complicated parts of President Barack Obama’s health care law. …