Local News:

Hawker Beechcraft Intends To Emerge From Bankruptcy As Standalone Company

Hawker Beechcraft says it will no longer pursue the sale of its operations to Chinese-based Superior Aviation Beijing Company.

Top Morning News 10/18/12

ACT Scores Dropped From KS Report Card; New Portal For Reporting School Inefficiencies; Kobach Recall Effort

Kansas Man Launches Effort To Recall Kobach

A Topeka resident formally launched an effort Wednesday to recall Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, but state law creates large hurdles to force an election.

ACT Scores Will Not Be Included In KS Report Card

Three school districts in Kansas have stopped using the official state assessment tests for student performance.

Top Morning News 10/17/12

KS Officials Defend Science Standards; New KS Driver’s License; Applications For Court Vacancy Due Nov. 14

New Kansas Driver’s License Is Harder To Fake

Kansas has unveiled a new driver’s license. The update includes new holograms and hidden images that can only be seen under an ultraviolet light.

Sen. Steve Abrams Running For Senate President

Abrams, a Republican who has represented the 32nd District since 2008, says he would champion conservative principles if he is chosen Senate president.

Top Morning News 10/16/12

Last Day To Register To Vote; School Board Reviews Science Standards; Mild Flu Season Expected

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NPR Headlines:

Eric Frein, Suspected Of Killing Pennsylvania Trooper, In Custody

Police say Frein opened fire on two state troopers more than a month ago, and they've been searching for him since. The Pike County district attorney says he intends to seek the death penalty.

The Devastating History Of Midterm Elections

Over the past century, midterm elections have been pretty rough on the party that holds the White House.

Red Cross Responds To NPR/ProPublica Report On Storm Response Inefficiencies

An NPR investigation revealed how the emergency organization funneled its resources away from storm victims to create an "illusion of mass care." The Red Cross tells PBS NewsHour that's not true.

The Billionaire Who Remade Retirement Living On A Massive Scale

Gary Morse developed a mega retirement community called The Villages. His Florida haven for retirees grew to become the largest master-planned community in the country. Morse died Wednesday at 77.

Awful Moments In Quarantine History: Remember Typhoid Mary?

Quarantines have been imposed on the sick and contagious for thousands of years. We look at the use — and abuse — of this strategy to stop the spread of disease.

Maker Of 'Body Cams' Used By Police Reports Spike In Sales

What's interesting is the spike started well before the August shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Ebola Researchers Banned From Medical Meeting In New Orleans

One of the top scientific conferences on tropical diseases will take place without the people who have the most recent and direct experience with Ebola in West Africa.

Sweden Recognizes Palestine, Drawing Sharp Israeli Criticism

Israel's foreign minister says diplomacy is "more complicated than ... furniture from Ikea." His Swedish counterpart responds that diplomacy, like Ikea furniture, needs "a partner ... [and] a manual."

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