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:

U.S. Begins Airstrikes In Support Of Iraqi Ground Forces

The air attacks on Islamic State forces were requested by Iraqi security forces engaged in combat south of Baghdad.

Ukraine Approves EU Pact And Temporary Self-Rule For Rebels

The parliament voted to strengthen economic ties with the EU beginning in 2016. It also approved a deal to allow self-rule in some separatist-held areas, a move likely to be rejected by the rebels.

How To Measure Success Against The New Monster In The Middle East?

But most Americans are far from clear as to what this "ISIL" monster is, other than a few shadowy, portentous figures on disturbing videotapes.

Suicide Bombing In Kabul Kills 3 NATO Troops

The Taliban is claiming credit for the attack on a military convoy traveling near the U.S. Embassy that also wounded 20 people, including more than a dozen civilians.

With Debt Collection, Your Bank Account Could Be At Risk

A 1968 federal law allows debt collectors not only to garnish wages but to take from a debtor's bank account. Consumer advocates say the outdated law is overly punitive and out of touch with reality.

Community Keeps Calm Despite Questions About Wal-Mart Shooting

While the police shooting of an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Mo., caused high tension among the city's residents, another shooting near Dayton, Ohio, has been met with a more measured response.

Will Scotland Vote To Cut The Cord?

For three centuries, Scotland has been part of the U.K. Until recently, it looked likely to stay that way. But some voters have changed their minds and recent polls show independence ahead by a nose.

With U.S. Oil Supply Climbing, Some Call For End To Export Ban

Much of the U.S. oil industry wants to lift a ban that followed the 1970s energy crisis. But those worried about the possibility of higher gas prices and climate change want to keep the ban in place.

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