A Kansas church notorious for its angry, anti-gay protests at military funerals will continue the controversial practice despite new restrictions in a bill passed by Congress that awaits President Barack Obama's signature.
Tens of millions in the central and eastern United States are bearing the full brunt of summer, in all its sweltering and stormy fury.
Despite a delegate math challenge ahead, Newt Gingrich vowed to stay in the GOP presidential race after he won Georgia's Super Tuesday primary.
Survivors of a storm that killed 13 across the Mdwest recount their horror stories and the fear they felt.
A storm system that produced a number of tornadoes in the Midwest was blamed for at least seven deaths in two states, officials said Wednesday.
KFVS brings us the first pictures of damage left behind by a tornado that ripped through Harrisburg, Illinois.
A massive explosion at a grain elevator in northeastern Kansas has claimed six lives, authorities said Monday.
Authorities closed a 25-mile stretch of Interstate 70 in Kansas on Wednesday after a man barricaded himself inside his motor home and made threats following a traffic stop, the Kansas Highway Patrol said.
The deadly heat wave that has kept much of the eastern and central United States in its grip is expected to hold on longer in some central states this week.
It's truly the dog days of summer in the South.
Searing temperatures kept their grip on only three southern states -- Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas -- on Thursday evening, according to the National Weather Service.
Six o'clock on a Sunday morning and I'm dragging myself out of bed to drive to Norman, Oklahoma, of all places.
CNN producer Aaron Brodie shot video across the street from a tornado spiraling near Perry, Kansas.
The year-long wait is over: Google announced Wednesday that it has chosen to deploy its ultra-fast broadband network in Kansas City, Kansas.
A school in Pennsylvania is separating kids by race. It is part of a mentoring program for black kids.
A Pennsylvania high school says some students are separated by race, gender and language for a few minutes each day in an effort to boost academic scores, raising controversy over the historically contentious issue of segregation in schools.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed emergency legislation Tuesday that bars protests within 300 feet of a funeral and within an hour from its beginning or end.
The parents of 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green,killed in the Tucson shooting, remember her as a "great daughter."
Racers react to the death of 60-year-old Mark Niver after his fatal crash at the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.
Officials will conduct an autopsy Monday on Mark Niver, a drag racer who died when the parachute came off the back of his dragster -- sending him slamming into the netting at the end of the track.
He is the leader of "America's most hated family," a gaunt, craggy-faced preacher who displays "God Hates Fags" signs at the funerals of American troops, gay men and AIDS victims.
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In the rich tradition of April Fool's Day pranks, Google has renamed itself after Topeka, Kan., accompanied by an absurd explanation from the company's chief.
A small Kansas church that has gained nationwide attention for protesting loudly at funerals of U.S. service members will receive a Supreme Court hearing over free speech rights.
At 79, Bill Bunten doesn't exactly understand the Internet boom. The Topeka, Kansas, mayor has an e-mail account, he said, but his assistants take care of most of his online communications and tend to search the Web for him.
Travelers to China who display flu-like symptoms may be randomly quarantined over concerns of the swine flu virus, the U.S. State Department warned.
Marjorye Heeney knew something was wrong when she saw a bulging cloud of black dust darken the sky.
Bank may be the dirtiest of four-letter words these days. A close second is the acronym TARP. Several top banks have taken billions of dollars in government aid from the Troubled Asset Recovery Program during the past few months but there has been little evidence that they have used the funds to boost lending to consumers and businesses.
An atheist soldier says in a federal lawsuit that his superiors required him to be present for Christian prayers
Kay Ryan is the latest pick as the nation's top poet. If her predecessors are any guide, she'll have an exhausting year
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explores how to avoid surgical mishaps.
I thought my husband was crazy.
Rescue workers in Kansas searched for people Thursday among the wreckage left by tornadoes that ripped through the Midwest on Wednesday night.
The last surviving plaintiff in Topeka's Brown v. Board of Education case, which led to the historic 1954 Supreme Court ruling outlawing segregation in public schools, has died at 88
Cargill announces it's scrapping plans for a $200 million ethanol plant near Topeka, Kan. A judge approves the bankruptcy sale of an unfinished ethanol plant in Canton, Ill.. And that was just Tuesday.
Kevin Owensby of Topeka, Kansas, captured this video of snow falling as a winter storm rolls through.
Chuck Toeniskoetter says he's alive today because of a nurse and a paramedic who came to his aid when he collapsed one snowy day high atop a mountain.
A fallen Marine's father sues an anti-gay protest group, and wins.
Canadian pet food manufacturer Menu Foods has recalled numerous varieties of pet food made before March 6. Other companies have also issued alerts.
The United States honored its military dead Monday with speeches from its politicians, parades led by its heroes and outdoor celebrations featuring family and food.
This past Saturday morning I found myself in a five-car caravan cutting across the Kansas plains with about 30 religious protesters. In the back of a truck, there were signs that read "Thank God for IED's" and "Thank God for Dead Soldiers."
Million-dollar homes are not exactly a novelty in some parts of the United States, according to real estate brokerage giant Coldwell Banker.
Sports Brand Meat Branding Iron, $30 Sure, you can wear your favorite team's logo, but now, thanks to Topeka entrepreneur Ed Shamburg, you can eat it too. Similar to a cattle brand, his stainless-s...
It costs more to own a car in Detroit, an amazing $11,844 a year for a mid-sized sedan, than in any other city in the country, according to a new report comparing the cost of car ownership in various a U.S. cities.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg last week answered a phone call at his home from a woman with a housing complaint.
There she was, just like I remembered her. Sure, 29 years older, but she had that same smile. And the same curly, blonde hairstyle. I'd spent many an algebra class staring at that hair.
Rick Kuhlman isn't ashamed to say he's frugal.
Before Lisa Montgomery was arrested and charged with kidnapping resulting in death, she and her husband showed the abducted infant to people in their Kansas town, residents said Saturday.
The father of a baby girl cut from her mother's womb after the mother was slain called his daughter "a miracle" at their first meeting, according to a statement from a hospital in Kansas.
Authorities late Friday said a Kansas woman who had a miscarriage earlier this year confessed to strangling a pregnant Missouri woman in her home and then cutting the baby from her womb -- a crime the local sheriff described as the most gruesome he had ever seen.
Authorities believe an infant girl found at the home of a Kansas woman is the same baby taken from her mother's womb Thursday after the mother was killed in Missouri.
Rod Paige remembers it all too well -- the all-white school, two miles down the road from his own school in Monticello, Mississippi. The school that had everything his didn't. Two miles away, he says, that might as well have been 200.
Two landmark court rulings will propel civil rights to center stage in the '04 campaign today, but only for a few hours this morning.
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After 13 years of legal back-and-forth, the trial that promises to be one of the most sensational in business history has begun in a Topeka federal courtroom. Koch v. Koch not only pits brother aga...
I've got a few messages for you. While you were out, Bob Gerber called. The format incompatibility that's been blocking your e-mail transmissions of graphical spreadsheet material to corporate head...
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