Wichita was under a tornado emergency late Saturday as a large twister, part of a series of severe storms in the Great Plains, moved through south-central Kansas and threatened to destroy homes.
Boeing announced Wednesday that it was closing a plant in Kansas that employs more than 2,160 people.
The Detroit Lions are back in the headlines, and in his own understated way, so is Barry Sanders. He still watches the team he used to run so hard for, the team he made relevant even when the Lions were duds, the team he left abruptly after 10 seasons.
There are seemingly millions of smartphone apps out there designed to make traveling easier, but not all of them are very good. Every company seems to think that it needs an app to be cool, but not every app is worth the effort.
Kansas authorities began letting residents around a Wichita-area propane company return home Wednesday afternoon following a series of explosions that left one man dead, injured two more and burned surrounding homes.
A propane blast in a small town outside Wichita, Kansas, left three people injured and forced the evacuation of everyone living within a mile of the company, authorities said Tuesday.
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.
A 7-year-old boy is attacked by a leopard at a zoo in Wichita, Kansas. KWCH talks to a woman who witnessed the attack.
A child on a school outing was attacked by a leopard at a Wichita, Kansas, zoo, authorities said Friday.
A 26-year-old double-amputee war veteran charged with the armed stalking of a controversial Kansas-based church group was released on his own recognizance Tuesday, but he must remain under the care of the Department of Veterans Affairs, his attorney said.
Westboro Baptist Church, which pickets soldiers' funerals, says it's being stalked by a dissenting, disabled war vet.
A 26-year-old double-amputee war veteran has been charged with stalking members of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church, which holds demonstrations at soldiers' funerals to assert those deaths are God's punishment for America's "sin of homosexuality."
At a table in Caffe Moderne, a coffee bar in downtown Wichita, sat a couple of young Kansans sipping coffee and working away on Macbook Pros. Terms like "content management systems" and "web integration" floated in the air as Clint Brauer taught a local about his business.
After 12 years at the same tech firm, Dave Cunningham got the first pink slip of his working life last July. Married with three kids, he wanted to stay in Wichita. But with few tech companies in the area, he knew that would mean an industry change.
Royce Smith planned to visit Sydney, Australia, during spring break to attend an arts festival and work on a book, when he found an unbelievably good fare on American Airlines' Web site: A round-trip ticket from Wichita, Kansas, to Sydney for just $1,198.
Starting in May, American Airlines will charge passengers $8 for a blanket and pillow pack. Would you pay?
Dash cam video of Scott Roeder being apprehended the day Dr. George Tiller was shot.
Major King remembers a time before the abortion debate came to his hometown, a time when Wichita, Kansas, was known as the air capital of the world.
The trial of a man who confessed to killing a Kansas doctor who performed late-term abortions began Friday, with the prosecution telling jurors they will hear from witnesses to the shooting.
In Session takes a look into Scott Roeder's family life, opposition of government and abortion, and mental state.
An anti-abortion activist charged with gunning down a Wichita, Kansas, doctor cannot use the "necessity defense" at trial, a judge ruled Tuesday.
U.S. President Barack Obama probably never intended to do it, but his push for healthcare reform has reopened debate on one of America's most polarizing issues -- abortion.
â¢ On a break from shooting his new movie Wichita, Tom Cruise met up with wife Katie Holmes and daughter Suri for an afternoon in the park in Cambridge, Mass. The trio also walked along the Charles River, taking in the sights. Earlier, Holmes and Suri went shopping and stopped for a bite at Pizzeria Uno Chicago Grill.
A new battle is brewing in Congress, riding the same populist wave that pitted banks against consumers on credit card fees earlier this year.
Hispanic workers continue to suffer fatal work injuries at higher rates than others, but the gap is closing, according to federal statistics.
Median home prices fell a record 15.6% during the three months ended June 30, compared to the same period in 2008, according to an industry report.
Attorney General Eric Holder stepped up his call for the passage of federal hate crimes legislation Thursday, arguing that the federal government needs to take a stronger stand against criminal activity fueled by bias and bigotry.
Citing three recent fatal shootings fueled by hatred and simmering anger, Attorney General Eric Holder vowed Tuesday a stepped-up effort to enforce civil rights protections, and he renewed his call for expanding hate-crimes laws.
An anti-abortion activist accused of killing Kansas physician George Tiller was "obsessed" with the doctor and had debated whether to kill him in the past, his former roommate said Thursday.
Josh Levs looks at the life and work of Dr. George Tiller, who was shot dead Sunday in Wichita, Kansas.
Kansas prosecutors have brought murder and assault charges against the man suspected of killing Wichita physician George Tiller, whose women's clinic was a frequent target of protests against abortion.
Scott Roeder was charged with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault.
Dr. George Tiller, whose Kansas women's clinic frequently took center stage in the U.S. debate over abortion, was shot and killed while serving as an usher at his Wichita church Sunday morning, police said.
Dr. George Tiller knew that violence could come at any moment. For a reminder, he needed to think only of the old gunshot wounds in his arms from 1993 or the bombing of his clinic years earlier.
Prices at the pump in the United States have held virtually still over the past two weeks, according to a survey published Sunday.
Following their sold-out world tour, the group returns to the U.S.
A representative from the NCAA's amateurism certification staff was in Wichita, Kan., on Friday morning to talk with former Wichita (Kan.) Northwest offensive lineman Colby Duranleau about his involvement with Brian Butler, who trains and advises top high school football prospects in Kansas. Butler is the mentor/advisor to running back Bryce Brown, the nation's top high school prospect in the class of 2009. Butler also helped Brown's older brother, Arthur Brown, last season.
Mike DuMond couldn't remember the terms of our wager.
The average price for regular unleaded gasoline rose by nearly 12 cents in the past three weeks, marking the first increase in six months, according to a national survey released Sunday.
Authorities investigating the case of a boy who disappeared in Kansas almost a decade ago plan to search an undisclosed residence Wednesday, the Butler County sheriff said.
Authorities in Kansas are looking for a boy who disappeared about a decade ago, but was not reported missing until a few weeks ago.
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"What do you do all day?" is a question Anne Marie Davis, 34, says she gets a lot.
If the recruiting class of 2007 became known as the "Year of the Quarterback," with Jimmy Clausen, Ryan Mallett, Tyrod Taylor and others, then 2008 could be labeled the "Year of the Linebacker." Teams looking for a game-changing linebacker this year don't have to look far, especially those that recruit the state of Florida.
The regular season is still more than a month away, but captain's practices and 7-on-7 competitions are already in full swing. Here's a list of five games, players and issues to look for in the upcoming football season:
Hey guys! Help me unwrap this present. I asked for a bullpen staff for my birthday! -- Ed, Philadelphia, Pa.
Americans have more money, buy fancier toys, and live in bigger homes than ever before. CNN.com asked you for your definition of luxury and how the standards have changed over the years. Here is a selection of comments, some of which have been edited:
It's payday at a Wendy's in Wichita, but the teens who flip the burgers aren't lining up to get their checks from the manager's office. In fact, they aren't getting checks at all. Instead, sometime...
Real estate developers say the hottest new retail venue is the "lifestyle center," an open-air mall that mimics a small-town Main Street. There are already 149 across the U.S., with 87 more planned...
When it comes to 401(k) plans, what doesn't work is pretty evident: Retirement investors tend to be lousy at picking the right mix of stock and bond funds. Many opt for either supersafe, low-returning choices, such as stable-value funds, or the most risky investment of all, company stock.
Gas prices remained flat over the past three weeks, at an average of $2.93 per gallon for self-serve regular, a national survey said Sunday.
Retail gasoline prices fell nearly 1.5 cents during the past two weeks, to $2.93 a gallon of self-serve regular, a national survey said Sunday.
High gas prices, traffic tie-ups, expensive housing - who needs it? Most Americans, if they want a good paying job.
"Syriana" has a lot of big, important things to say about big, important things, and it says them with a sense of urgency.
Prices at the pump fell more than 18 cents over the past two weeks, continuing a 10-week downward slide, according to a survey published Sunday.
As he listened to the chilling courtroom confessions of admitted BTK serial killer Dennis Rader, the son of his last known victim felt rage and disgust.
For the first time since 1977, Steve Relford came face to face Tuesday with the suspected BTK killer -- this time in court and not in his home.
A chart showing columns of 323 letters and 14 numbers that was sent almost a year ago to a Wichita television station, apparently from the BTK killer, appears to hold clues to his identity and tactics.
Law enforcement officials in and around the largest city in Kansas are combing through their cold case files, trying to determine if there are any unsolved deaths that could be linked to the BTK killer suspect.
Could a faithful church leader who was considerate enough to supply spaghetti sauce for a dinner he couldn't attend also be the killer of 10 people? Police say, "Yes."
Dennis Rader, 59, of Park City, Kansas, has been arrested in connection with Wichita's BTK serial killings, Wichita Lt. Ken Landwehr, commander of the task force investigating the case, announced Saturday.
The daughter of the man whom Wichita authorities arrested in the notorious BTK serial killings approached police with her suspicions and voluntarily gave them a blood sample, Wichita television station KAKE-TV reported Saturday night.
Authorities questioned a "person of interest" in the BTK killer investigation Friday, and converged on a home in Park City, Kansas, just outside Wichita, sources told CNN.
FBI investigators believe two letters found last year in Wichita, Kansas, are from the so-called BTK killer, police said Thursday.
Police in Wichita, Kansas, sent a package found in a park to the FBI laboratory to determine if its contents are linked to the notorious BTK killer.
Police in Wichita, Kansas, dismissed television reports Thursday that said a 64-year-old man arrested on minor charges may be linked to the so-called "BTK" killings in the 1970s.
Winged pigs have been good to the Hayes Co. The Wichita manufacturer sells thousands of hand-painted polyresin porkers, metal planters, and other lawn ornaments to retail powerhouses such as Wal-Ma...
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular dropped nearly a penny during the past two weeks, to $1.92, continuing a 9-week decline of 15 cents from its all-time high, according to a national survey.
A recent trend toward higher gasoline prices appeared to level off in early March, with the average price increasing little more than a penny per gallon over the past two weeks, according to a nationwide survey released Sunday.
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Stand on the mezzanine of Cessna Aircraft's new factory in Independence, Kan., look down on the crowded assembly lines below, and you might conclude you're in a time warp. From up here, the single-...
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The RTC's perpetual clearance sale has opened up high-return investment opportunities for savvy real estate players. There are even some limited ways for ordinary folks to get in the game, but buyi...
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