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Threats of another perilous outbreak of tornadoes appeared to fizzle Sunday, a day after powerful storms tied to the same weather system tore through the Midwest and Plains states.

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Storm hits Iowa hospital; tornado warning issued for Wichitaupdated: Sat Apr 14 2012 23:13:00

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.

CNNMoney: Boeing to close Kansas plantupdated: Wed Jan 04 2012 15:19:00

Boeing announced Wednesday that it was closing a plant in Kansas that employs more than 2,160 people.

SI.com: Damon Hack: Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders likes what he sees in Lionsupdated: Sat Oct 29 2011 15:38:00

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.

Travel apps that really helpupdated: Mon Oct 03 2011 11:06:00

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 propane blast leaves 1 deadupdated: Wed Aug 03 2011 15:40:00

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.

Kansas propane blast injures 3updated: Wed Aug 03 2011 08:46:00

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.

More heat to sizzle central United Statesupdated: Mon Jul 25 2011 20:45:00

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.

Boy attacked by zoo leopardupdated: Mon May 09 2011 07:42:00

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.

Child attacked by leopard at Kansas zooupdated: Mon May 09 2011 07:42:00

A child on a school outing was attacked by a leopard at a Wichita, Kansas, zoo, authorities said Friday.

War vet charged with stalking church group is released, put under careupdated: Tue Dec 07 2010 20:38:00

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.

Vet accused of stalking infamous church updated: Tue Dec 07 2010 20:38:00

Westboro Baptist Church, which pickets soldiers' funerals, says it's being stalked by a dissenting, disabled war vet.

War vet charged with stalking church that protests soldiers' funeralsupdated: Mon Dec 06 2010 21:37:00

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."

Techies reject coasts for 'Silicon Prairie'updated: Sun Jul 18 2010 17:08:00

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.

Money Magazine: Secret 2: network outside the boxupdated: Tue May 18 2010 08:19:00

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.

Some prices can be too good to be trueupdated: Wed Feb 10 2010 16:05:00

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.

Will passengers pay for pillows?updated: Wed Feb 10 2010 16:05:00

Starting in May, American Airlines will charge passengers $8 for a blanket and pillow pack. Would you pay?

Scott Roeder being apprehendedupdated: Sat Jan 30 2010 01:09:00

Dash cam video of Scott Roeder being apprehended the day Dr. George Tiller was shot.

Sighs of relief on the front lines of the abortion battleupdated: Sat Jan 30 2010 01:09:00

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.

Jury hears 911 call made after abortion provider's shootingupdated: Wed Jan 27 2010 15:20:00

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.

Scott Roeder's historyupdated: Wed Jan 27 2010 15:20:00

In Session takes a look into Scott Roeder's family life, opposition of government and abortion, and mental state.

Anti-abortion activist can't use 'necessity defense' in slayingupdated: Tue Dec 22 2009 15:05:00

An anti-abortion activist charged with gunning down a Wichita, Kansas, doctor cannot use the "necessity defense" at trial, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Obama strays into abortion crossfireupdated: Fri Nov 13 2009 10:24:00

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.

People.com: Couples Watch: Tom & Katie, Matt & Luciana . . .updated: Mon Oct 12 2009 11:07:00

• 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.

CNNMoney: Congress is riled up - Overdraft feesupdated: Wed Oct 07 2009 10:34:00

A new battle is brewing in Congress, riding the same populist wave that pitted banks against consumers on credit card fees earlier this year.

Labor report: Hispanic workplace deaths declineupdated: Thu Aug 20 2009 19:30:00

Hispanic workers continue to suffer fatal work injuries at higher rates than others, but the gap is closing, according to federal statistics.

CNNMoney: Home prices fall a record 15.6%updated: Wed Aug 12 2009 11:52:00

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.

Holder pushes for hate-crimes law; GOP unpersuadedupdated: Thu Jun 25 2009 16:29:00

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.

Holder again urges stronger hate-crime legislationupdated: Tue Jun 16 2009 17:59:00

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.

Slaying suspect 'obsessed' with Kansas doctor, ex-roommate saysupdated: Thu Jun 04 2009 21:04:00

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.

George Tillerupdated: Wed Jun 03 2009 12:39:00

Josh Levs looks at the life and work of Dr. George Tiller, who was shot dead Sunday in Wichita, Kansas.

Man charged with murder in Kansas doctor's deathupdated: Tue Jun 02 2009 18:32:00

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.

Man charged in doctor's killingupdated: Tue Jun 02 2009 18:32:00

Scott Roeder was charged with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault.

Doctor who performed abortions shot to deathupdated: Tue Jun 02 2009 10:15:00

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.

Abortion provider had guards at work, 'rigorous' security at homeupdated: Tue Jun 02 2009 10:13:00

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.

CNNMoney: Gas prices hold steady over past two weeksupdated: Sun Apr 26 2009 14:33:00

Prices at the pump in the United States have held virtually still over the past two weeks, according to a survey published Sunday.

People.com: New Kids on the Block Announce Summer Tour Datesupdated: Mon Mar 30 2009 14:27:00

Following their sold-out world tour, the group returns to the U.S.

SI.com: NCAA looks into role of Brown's mentorupdated: Fri Feb 27 2009 15:41:00

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.

SI.com: Andy Staples: Revisiting Signing Day battle with prediction machineupdated: Fri Feb 06 2009 13:47:00

Mike DuMond couldn't remember the terms of our wager.

CNNMoney: Gas prices rise for first time in 6 monthsupdated: Mon Jan 12 2009 04:01:00

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.

Police to search home, river for Kansas boy missing since 1999updated: Wed Jan 07 2009 14:24:00

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.

Sheriff: Parents didn't report boy missing for a decadeupdated: Mon Jan 05 2009 15:26:00

Authorities in Kansas are looking for a boy who disappeared about a decade ago, but was not reported missing until a few weeks ago.

12 emergency beauty substitutesupdated: Thu Oct 02 2008 13:31:00

Got milk? What about mayo? Here are some emergency stand-ins for your favorite hair products and beauty essentials:

No kids, no jobs for growing number of wivesupdated: Tue Aug 05 2008 15:53:00

"What do you do all day?" is a question Anne Marie Davis, 34, says she gets a lot.

SI.com: Class of 2008 boasts strong crop of tackling machinesupdated: Fri Oct 26 2007 16:22:00

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.

SI.com: Five things to watch heading into the HS football season updated: Thu Jul 19 2007 01:34:00

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:

SI.com: Caption This: Reader Responsesupdated: Mon Jul 09 2007 21:33:00

Hey guys! Help me unwrap this present. I asked for a bullpen staff for my birthday! -- Ed, Philadelphia, Pa.

Your e-mails: What luxury you can't live withoutupdated: Thu Dec 14 2006 11:06:00

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:

FSB: The end of the paycheckupdated: Tue Dec 05 2006 09:24:00

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...

Money Magazine: A Whole New Mall Gameupdated: Wed Nov 01 2006 00:01:00

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...

Money Magazine: What works: Good advice gets good resultsupdated: Thu Sep 07 2006 11:08:00

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.

CNNMoney: Gas prices hold steady, Lundberg Survey saysupdated: Sun Jun 11 2006 16:35:00

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.

CNNMoney: Gas edges lower, further declines seenupdated: Sun May 21 2006 15:49:00

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.

CNNMoney: Earn well, live cheapupdated: Thu May 11 2006 10:47:00

High gas prices, traffic tie-ups, expensive housing - who needs it? Most Americans, if they want a good paying job.

EW review: 'Syriana' lacks humanityupdated: Wed Nov 23 2005 13:03:00

"Syriana" has a lot of big, important things to say about big, important things, and it says them with a sense of urgency.

CNNMoney: Gas falling more than a penny a dayupdated: Mon Nov 21 2005 05:35:00

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.

BTK victim's son: Rader 'the lowest form of human filth'updated: Tue Jun 28 2005 09:52:00

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.

Victim's son wants Rader bound, tortured, killedupdated: Wed May 04 2005 01:09:00

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.

BTK puzzle may reveal identity, tacticsupdated: Thu Mar 03 2005 00:43:00

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.

Authorities search cold cases for BTK linksupdated: Wed Mar 02 2005 15:50:00

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.

BTK suspect a contradictionupdated: Mon Feb 28 2005 11:48:00

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."

BTK-related killingsupdated: Sat Feb 26 2005 13:11:00

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.

Report: Daughter of BTK suspect alerted policeupdated: Sat Feb 26 2005 08:11:00

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.

Sources: 'Person of interest' questioned in BTK case updated: Fri Feb 25 2005 22:17:00

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.

Police: FBI says letters are from BTK killerupdated: Thu Feb 17 2005 12:24:00

FBI investigators believe two letters found last year in Wichita, Kansas, are from the so-called BTK killer, police said Thursday.

FBI to analyze suspected BTK packageupdated: Wed Dec 15 2004 10:51:00

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 dismiss reports of 'BTK' arrestupdated: Thu Dec 02 2004 18:28:00

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.

FSB: How Pigs Flyupdated: Mon Nov 01 2004 00:01:00

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...

CNNMoney: Gas prices dip againupdated: Mon Jul 26 2004 05:35:00

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.

CNNMoney: Gas prices seen leveling offupdated: Mon Mar 15 2004 06:26:00

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.

Fortune: Mighty Tricept This tool aims to pick up where robots leave off.updated: Mon Jun 23 2003 00:01:00

Amassive cage sits tucked in the back of Hydro Automotive Structures' aluminum-extrusion plant in Holland, Mich. On first glance the apparatus looks about as clunky as any shop-floor machine tool. ...

Fortune: The Snap-Together Business Jet Bombardier's new recipe: a dozen big pieces, four days to assemble them, and updated: Mon Jan 21 2002 00:01:00

The flags hang high above the assembly line, starting at the rear with the Stars and Stripes and progressing forward through Canada's Maple Leaf and the banners of Germany, Austria, Australia, Fran...

Money Magazine: Am I Better Off Buying Bonds Via Treasury Direct Or A Mutual Fund?updated: Thu Jun 01 2000 00:01:00

Q. I have a long-term horizon for investing in intermediate-term bonds, so would I be better off buying 10-year treasuries via Treasury Direct and saving the fees of a bond mutual fund? NAME AND AD...

Fortune: Cessna Tackles Lean Manufacturing Introducing modern methods at a new plant has been a struggle for the top maker of business jeupdated: Mon May 01 2000 00:01:00

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-...

FSB: Crackerjack Parksupdated: Mon May 01 2000 00:01:00

Enjoy a bag of peanuts and a slice of Americana: Head out this summer to one of our 13 favorite minor league parks. And check out www.fsb.com for more choices, phone numbers, and online resources t...

Fortune: The Stuff In Stealth Bombers Goes Civilian As clever machines shrink the cost of making big parts from carbon composites, they'rupdated: Mon Dec 06 1999 00:01:00

The same carbon-fiber composites that help the Air Force's $2 billion, bat-shaped B-2 bomber sneak past enemy radar are finding a new market in business jets and commercial rockets. Automated produ...

Fortune: CAN I HIDE MY CRIME?...ANY GOOD JOBS IN EUROPE?... AND OTHER QUERIESupdated: Mon Dec 09 1996 00:01:00

DEAR ANNIE: I will be graduating in May with a master's degree in finance from a topnotch university and will be starting to interview with companies soon, but I have a problem. I grew up in a poor...

Fortune: INDEX TO THE 100 COMPANIESupdated: Mon Oct 14 1996 00:01:00

INDEX TO THE 100 COMPANIES HEADQUARTERS STOCK EXCHANGE 100 SYMBOL RANK

Money Magazine: AMERICA'S SAFEST PLACESupdated: Mon Jul 01 1996 00:01:00

Protecting yourself and your family from crime is your highest priority, according to MONEY's 1996 reader poll ranking 41 different quality-of-life factors. (For more on what matters most when choo...

Fortune: RTC DEALS: ARE ANY GOOD FOR YOU?updated: Mon Nov 16 1992 00:01:00

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...

Money Magazine: Two books worth a look; new car-leasing plans; reverse mortgages; a visit to a wild stock exchange. THE LATEST WAY FOR YOU TO BUupdated: Tue Sep 01 1992 00:01:00

Airline passengers who like to shop till they drop back to the runway have yet another new option. It's called SkyMall, and it may be just the ticket if, say, you are passing over Wichita and are g...

Fortune: The menace of consumers, sorrow in Pennsylvania, child abuse at the Fed, and other matters. FILTHY POLITICSupdated: Mon Nov 04 1991 00:01:00

In which Kindly Dr. Keeping Up doggedly answers the question nobody is asking: Why is an allegedly conservative U.S. Justice Department appealing the court decision that allowed VMI to remain a sin...

Fortune: THE ALLURE OF SMALLER CITIESupdated: Mon Oct 22 1990 00:01:00

Companies shopping for locations should consider a lesson car buyers learned years ago: Small to midsize models often do the job more efficiently than bigger, better-known alternatives. As growth o...

Fortune: THE THREE R'S ON THE SHOP FLOOR Companies can't afford to wait for education reform to take hold. So they're updated: Mon May 28 1990 00:01:00

BALDOR ELECTRIC was having a serious problem on its assembly line. The maker of industrial motors had just installed a high-tech ''flexible flow'' manufacturing system at its plant in Columbus, Mis...

Money Magazine: MORE ON RACE AND MONEY updated: Thu Feb 01 1990 00:01:00

Your December article on ''Race and Money'' was one of the most informative and balanced presentations on the economic impact of racial discrimination that I have read. Many people understand that ...

Fortune: OZ AT 50: AS MAGIC AS EVERupdated: Mon Jul 31 1989 00:01:00

Zeke! Uncle Henry! Get those wallets into the storm cellar! A towering twister of hype, sent spinning by the 50th anniversary of MGM's The Wizard of Oz, is bearing down on consumers. When it hits i...

Fortune: SHAPING UP YOUR SUPPLIERS It's survival time. And to make the cut yourself you've got to get real tough with your vendors. Innovupdated: Mon Apr 10 1989 00:01:00

SMALL manufacturing companies are in crisis. Their main customers, the big boys of U.S. industry, have been humbled by global competition and are seeking their salvation in higher standards of qual...

Fortune: ROCK, ROCK, ROCK AROUND THE OFFICEupdated: Mon Oct 10 1988 00:01:00

Here's Sheldon Coleman, 35, at the head of Coleman Co., the $600-million-a- year maker of camping and outdoor recreation products his grandfather founded in 1900. But wait. Here's Coleman performin...

Fortune: THE JOY OF TWO SEXESupdated: Mon Aug 01 1988 00:01:00

Male chauvinists might think the Supreme Court's ruling that many men's clubs must admit women rings clubdom's death knell. But a look at clubs that have gone coed voluntarily suggests quite the op...

Money Magazine: IF YOU'RE SO SMART, WHY AREN'T YOU RICH? THE BIROZYS HAVE HIGH IQS -- BUT EVEN HIGHER DEBTS.updated: Sat Nov 01 1986 00:01:00

Strangers often assume that Dennis Birozy, 44, and his wife Judy, 41, must be very affluent. After all, the couple are unquestionably brainy, and they have credentials to prove it. They belong to M...

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