Summer heat impacting winter wheat in Kansas

Agriculture experts say hot and dry weather in parts of Kansas could impact hundreds of acres of winter wheat growing in the region.

  • Trump commutes Roger Stone's sentence before three-year prison term was to begin
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    Trump commutes Roger Stone's sentence before three-year prison term was to begin

    President Trump on Friday commuted the three-year prison sentence for Republican operative Roger Stone, who was to report to a federal prison on Tuesday after being found guilty of obstruction, witness tampering and lying to Congress. In a statement released Friday night, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany called Stone's prison sentence “unjust.” “Roger Stone is a victim of the Russia Hoax that the Left and its allies in the media perpetuated for years in an attempt to undermine the Trump Presidency,” McEnany said in the statement.

  • The St. Louis couple who threatened Black Lives Matter protesters with guns once made children cry after destroying their bee hives
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    The St. Louis couple who threatened Black Lives Matter protesters with guns once made children cry after destroying their bee hives

    Lawrence Bryant/File Photo/Reuters On June 28, St. Louis couple Mark and Patricia McCloskey drew national attention when they brandished guns at Black Lives Matter protesters walking down their street. An article by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch revealed the McCloskeys, both personal injury attorneys, have "nearly constantly sued other people and ordered people off their property," threatened neighbors at gunpoint and more. One incident in 2013 involved Mark, the neighboring Jewish Central Reform Congregation, and beehives that he smashed.

  • Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue features first transgender model
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    Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue features first transgender model

    Sports Illustrated will feature its first openly transgender model for the magazine's annual swimsuit issue. Valentina Sampaio was named a 2020 Rookie of the Year for the upcoming issue that hits stands on July 21, marking the first time a trans beauty is featured on the pages of the iconic publication. "I am excited and honored to be part of the iconic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue," she wrote on Instagram.

  • Hamburg sex workers demand Germany's brothels reopen
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    Hamburg sex workers demand Germany's brothels reopen

    Prostitutes demonstrated in Hamburg's red light district late on Saturday evening demanding that Germany's brothels be allowed to reopen after months of closure to curb the spread of coronavirus. With shops, restaurants and bars all open again in Germany, where prostitution is legal, sex workers say they are being singled out and deprived of their livelihoods despite not posing a greater health risk. "The oldest profession needs your help," read a notice held up by one woman in a brothel window in the Herbertstrasse, which was flooded with red light after being dark since March.

  • New Flynn Notes: ‘FBI Leadership’ Decided Not to Provide Russian Call Transcripts to Flynn in Interview
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    New Flynn Notes: ‘FBI Leadership’ Decided Not to Provide Russian Call Transcripts to Flynn in Interview

    Newly released documents in the Michael Flynn case include a January 2017 DOJ draft memo that states “FBI leadership” decided against showing Flynn transcripts of his calls with the Russian ambassador in the White House interview that led to his guilty plea. The DOJ document, dated January 30, 2017 — along with a batch of handwritten notes from DOJ and FBI officials describing Flynn's White House interview with former FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI agent Joseph Pientka on January 24, 2017 — shed further light on the FBI's spontaneous interview with Flynn, who had just begun his role as national-security adviser for President Trump.

  • US Surgeon General Jerome Adams says the US can turn coronavirus around in '2 or 3 weeks if everyone does their part'
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    US Surgeon General Jerome Adams says the US can turn coronavirus around in '2 or 3 weeks if everyone does their part'

    Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Sunday that the US could turn around novel coronavirus infections in two to three weeks if "everyone does their part." "Just as we've seen cases skyrocket, we can turn this thing around in two to three weeks if we can get a critical mass of people wearing face coverings, practicing at least six feet of social distancing, doing the things that we know are effective," Adams said. US Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Sunday that the US could turn around novel coronavirus infections in two to three weeks if "everyone does their part" by abiding with official prevention recommendations like social distancing and facial coverings.

  • Russia's journalists under increasing pressure from the secret services in wake of Putin's shaky referendum victory
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    Russia's journalists under increasing pressure from the secret services in wake of Putin's shaky referendum victory

    Russia's intelligence services have 'stepped up' their war on free media, carrying out a series of operations designed to intimidate journalists in the wake of Vladimir Putin's controversial referendum victory last week. In an unprecedented case for post-Soviet Russia, prominent defence reporter Ivan Safronov was seized outside his home on Tuesday morning by secret service agents and arrested on suspicion of treason. Last week's overwhelming approval of constitutional amendments allowing Vladimir Putin to stay in office at least until 2036 was hailed by the Kremlin as a “triumph.”

  • ‘Racist, hurtful and deeply inappropriate.’ California CEO resigns after racist rant
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    ‘Racist, hurtful and deeply inappropriate.’ California CEO resigns after racist rant

    A Silicon Valley tech CEO has resigned over a viral video of his ejection from a California restaurant for his racist tirade directed at an Asian family celebrating a birthday. “I have once again begun my journey back to sobriety and have enrolled in an anti-racist program with immediate effect,” said former Solid8 CEO Michael Lofthouse in a statement Saturday, reported The San Francisco Chronicle. “My comments towards the families involved were racist, hurtful and deeply inappropriate,” Lofthouse said, according to the publication.

  • Fire sends 3 people to hospital in Las Vegas
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    Fire sends 3 people to hospital in Las Vegas

    Fire sent 3 people to the hospital in Las Vegas

  • The Lincoln Project's 'Never Trump' ads expertly troll a president who never fails to take the bait
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    The Lincoln Project's 'Never Trump' ads expertly troll a president who never fails to take the bait

    A political campaign built around making videos designed to bait the president of the United States into overreacting would almost certainly have been a total waste of time at any other moment under any other commander in chief. But Donald Trump is unlike any other president. And so for the Lincoln Project, which was created by a group of anti-Trump Republican political operatives last December, that means there is a logic to being a metaphorical fly buzzing around the president's head.

  • The first federal execution in 17 years of a white supremacist killer was postponed because the coronavirus stopped the victims' family attending
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    The first federal execution in 17 years of a white supremacist killer was postponed because the coronavirus stopped the victims' family attending

    Daniel Lewis Lee was due to be executed on Monday for the 1996 killing of a family-of-three in Arkansas. Three of the victims' family members filed a lawsuit last week, asking for the execution to be delayed because traveling to attend would be dangerous due to the coronavirus. The Justice Department immediately filed an appeal to have the execution go on as scheduled, but there has been no ruling on that so far.

  • Fire ravages 249-year-old Spanish mission in Southern California
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    Fire ravages 249-year-old Spanish mission in Southern California

    No injuries were reported, and fire officials were trying to determine what caused the fire. Founded in 1771 by Franciscan priest Junipero Serra, from Spain, the San Gabriel Mission is considered a historical landmark for many faithful in Southern California. But Serra's legacy remains a flashpoint for many Native Americans and Latinos who condemn the colonization and brutalization of Indigenous populations in the region.

  • U.S. warns citizens of heightened detention risks in China
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    U.S. warns citizens of heightened detention risks in China

    The U.S. State Department warned American citizens on Saturday to "exercise increased caution" in China due to heightened risk of arbitrary law enforcement including detention and a ban from exiting the country. "U.S. citizens may be detained without access to U.S. consular services or information about their alleged crime," the State Department said in a security alert issued to its citizens in China, adding that U.S. citizens may face "prolonged interrogations and extended detention" for reasons related to state security. "Security personnel may detain and/or deport U.S. citizens for sending private electronic messages critical of the Chinese government," it added, without citing specific examples.

  • Xu Zhangrun: Outspoken professor freed after six days
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    Xu Zhangrun: Outspoken professor freed after six days

    An outspoken critic of China's rulers, Professor Xu Zhangrun, has been released after six days in police custody, friends say. The Beijing constitutional law professor was already under house arrest when he was detained on 6 July. He had criticised China's response to coronavirus and what he sees as a Mao-like cult of personality under China's current leader, Xi Jinping.

  • Japan is 'shocked' and furious at the US after a major coronavirus outbreak at 2 Marine bases in Okinawa — and says the US is not taking the virus seriously
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    Japan is 'shocked' and furious at the US after a major coronavirus outbreak at 2 Marine bases in Okinawa — and says the US is not taking the virus seriously

    Kyodo News via Getty Images Japanese authorities say they are "shocked" after a significant coronavirus outbreak at two US Marine bases in the country. Marines have been infected with the virus in recent days, spread across two bases in Okinawa prefecture, home to about 26,000 US service personnel. "We now have strong doubts that the US military has taken adequate disease prevention measures," Okinawa governor Denny Tamaki said at a press conference.

  • How to see Neowise before it disappears
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    How to see Neowise before it disappears

    A newly-discovered comet is giving skywatchers quite the show during the month of July. Early risers may have already caught a glimpse of the comet Neowise as it streaks across the sky, but don't worry — some of the best viewing moments have yet to come. Astronomers discovered the comet, known as Comet C2020 F3 NEOWISE, back in March.

  • Victory to the Sioux: Proud tribe defeats major oil firm backed by Trump
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    Victory to the Sioux: Proud tribe defeats major oil firm backed by Trump

    LaDonna Brave Bull Allard grins broadly as she contemplates the significance of the victory she and other members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe have just secured. The tribe began a bitter battle against an oil company and the federal government in 2016, when the Dakota Access pipeline was built on their doorstep, threatening their water supply. It is not often that a Native American tribe with scant resources defeats a major oil company, not least one that has the backing of the US president.

  • Mexico asks Canada to arrest, extradite ex-investigator
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    Mexico asks Canada to arrest, extradite ex-investigator

    Mexico is to seek the arrest and extradition from Canada of the former chief investigator in the murky disappearance of 43 students in 2014, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said Friday. Tomas Zeron, who was head of the Criminal Investigation Agency, is in Canada and work is underway to extradite him, the minister said. "There is going to be no impunity, part of our function at the ministry of foreign affairs is to guarantee that, when there are cases of this nature, extradition occurs," Ebrard said.

  • Author Christopher Buckley: 'Everything Trump touches dies'
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    Author Christopher Buckley: 'Everything Trump touches dies'

    Christopher Buckley's new novel “Make Russia Great Again” is a rollicking satire of Donald Trump's White House — and of a president whom Buckley told Yahoo News must not be reelected or “we're all going to be sitting in lifeboats.” “It's not really very funny when you think about it,” Buckley said during a Friday interview on the Yahoo News “Skullduggery” podcast. This latest effort skewers the Trump administration and its various enablers, including a South Carolina senator modeled after Lindsey Graham named Squigg Lee Biskitt “whose ability to adapt was beyond even Darwin's imagination.”

  • Russian accused of harassing Black family in Oregon was ordered deported 10 years ago
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    Russian accused of harassing Black family in Oregon was ordered deported 10 years ago

    One of the seven men arrested after police said they harassed a Black family at an Oregon beach was ordered deported to Russia a decade ago, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Oleg Saranchuk and six other men were arrested on July 4 after they were accused of yelling racial slurs and made a Nazi salute at a Black family at a Lincoln City beach, according to the Lincoln City Police Department. Saranchuk initially refused to identify himself to the police.

  • Shooting of man by Baltimore police highlights 'total failure' of city's behavioral health response, agency says
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    Shooting of man by Baltimore police highlights 'total failure' of city's behavioral health response, agency says

    After Baltimore police officers shot a man who pulled a firearm while undergoing a behavioral health crisis last week, the organization that oversees the city's behavioral health services called the current system “a total failure” that needs better integration of mental health professionals with the police. There is no indication that police dispatchers attempted to connect available behavioral health resources with officers on the scene before they shot Ricky Walker Jr. on July 1, said Adrienne Breidenstine, vice president of policy and communications for Behavioral Health System Baltimore. The city has two so-called crisis response teams that handle mental health issues, one inside the police department and another at the nonprofit Baltimore Crisis Response Inc. Breidenstine said the incident highlights how the city has created an unnecessarily complex system to deal with people in crisis.

  • Politico

    Tammy Duckworth bursts into VP contention

    If you put Tammy Duckworth on the ballot, a lot of veterans are saying to me, 'Boy, she represents not only the Midwest but she represents what our party is all about,'” Cotchett said. Having no legs, to me, is an attribute in this insane election year. It brings to the table a veteran who has been severely wounded that's speaking out for women and veterans and showing that she's someone who can take on 'Cadet Bone Spurs.

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    Colorado woman ‘very lucky’ after surviving bear attack with minor injuries, officials say

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife says a woman who survived a bear attack in Manitou Springs Thursday night is “very lucky” she suffered only minor injuries.

  • A revival of ultrafast supersonic passenger jet travel is inching closer to reality – take a look at the prototype debuting in October
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    A revival of ultrafast supersonic passenger jet travel is inching closer to reality – take a look at the prototype debuting in October

    Boom Supersonic Aircraft start-up Boom Supersonic is one step closer to bringing back supersonic passenger travel with its flagship Overture jet. The Overture's prototype and demonstrator, the XB-1, will be unveiled in October and plans to take to the skies in 2021. If the XB-1 has a successful test flight program, the Overture could fly within the next 10 years, bringing back supersonic travel to the public.

  • Hong Kong security law: Why we are taking our BNOs and leaving
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    Hong Kong security law: Why we are taking our BNOs and leaving

    Since China imposed a draconian national security law on Hong Kong, a lot of dinner party chatter in this protest-minded city has been about personal exit strategies. Michael and Serena have decided to leave Hong Kong for good and settle in the UK, a country they have never set foot in. The couple have British National (Overseas) - or BNO - passports, which were issued to Hong Kong residents that registered before the city was handed back to China on July 1997.