FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2009 file photo, an engineer of the FGSZ Ltd, Hungary's natural gas transporting company, checks the pressure in the pipelines forwarding natural gas from underground storage facilities for the country's capital at a gas receiving station in Vecses, Hungary, near Budapest. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky, File)

US gas boom: A tool against Russian coercion

The United States, with its abundant supplies of natural gas, would seem to have an easy answer to Europe's fears that a strong response to Russia's rapid takeover of Ukraine's Crimea region.…
A man crosses the street through the snow, Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in Bowling Green, Ohio. A winter storm warning was in effect Wednesday for much of northern Ohio, where 4 to 8 inches of snow are expected. (AP Photo/Sentinel-Tribune, J.D. Pooley)

After thaw, snow returns to Midwest, Northeast

A wet snow forced residents of Chicago and the Midwest to once again break out shovels and slog to work along slippery roads and slow transit lines, a reality check for winter-weary residents who had just reveled in a day or so of spring-like temperatures.…
FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2014 photo kindergarten students run during a physical education class at Frank Rushton Elementary School, which has a high percentage of poor/at-risk kids, in Kansas City, Kan. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Kansas Senate panel delays education reviews

A Kansas Senate committee is delaying discussion of education budgets to allow more time to study last week's ruling from the state Supreme Court on public schools. …
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Growing concerns over electronic cigarettes

Several communities including here in Kansas are struggling with how to regulate e-cigarette use in places which ban cigarette smoking. For now, state health leaders are hoping the FDA will begin actively regulating companies that make the liquid. …
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Burglars Lose Son

Boy taken into protective custody after being left home alone while his parents were out on a burglary spree.…
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NHL player, Peverley, hospitalized

Stars forward Rich Peverley remained hospitalized Tuesday in Dallas, undergoing heart tests after collapsing on the bench during a game that was postponed.…
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Ways eyed to make planes easier to find in ocean

For nearly five years, government and industry officials have been exploring ways to make it easier to find airliners and their critical "black boxes" that end up in the ocean.…
Pit Bulls Rethinking Bans

Attitudes and laws against pit bulls soften

For much of the past three decades, pit bulls have been widely regarded as America's most dangerous dog but attitudes have softened considerably since then.…
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Hot tub 911 call

A young girl is recovering after a near drowning in a hot tub. The accident provides a warning that parents need to know.…