Investigators in Kansas have captured a convicted murderer who escaped from jail this week along with three other inmates, authorities said Friday.
A convicted murderer and another inmate who escaped from a Kansas jail remained on the loose Thursday, as authorities scoured the region for the missing prisoners.
The Kansas legislature on Thursday introduced a bill that would partner some undocumented immigrants with jobs in industries facing worker shortages.
Travel through the southern Rockies into the central Plains "will be dangerous, if not impossible" Tuesday, forecasters warned, as a winter weather system blasts broad swaths of the West and Midwest.
A massive explosion at a grain elevator in northeastern Kansas has claimed six lives, authorities said Monday.
A young boy in Kansas was among millions in America who watched the horrifying news this past weekend about the Chinook that went down in Afghanistan's Wardak province.
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.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- The iconic No. 43 car and it's unmistakable blue-and-red paint scheme is making its return to NASCAR this weekend in Kansas.
One person was killed and at least 20 homes destroyed after a weekend tornado that struck a town in eastern Kansas, state officials said.
CNN's T.J. Holmes talks to Kansas Emergency Management's Sharon Watson about damage and a fatality from weekend storms.
A large grass fire prompted authorities in Satanta, Kansas, to briefly evacuate the town's 1,200 residents as the blaze damaged at least three homes, a spokeswoman for Haskell County Emergency Management said.
Tensions rise between veterans and a Kansas church that claims troop deaths are punishment by God.
A bus carrying 27 children returning from church camp rolled over Saturday morning on Interstate 35 in Franklin County, Kansas, authorities said.
A suspicious package prompted authorities to evacuate a Kansas convention center where a controversial Arizona sheriff was speaking, a police spokesman said Tuesday.
My wife always knows what's coming whenever her hometown of Cuba, Kansas comes up in conversation.* She always knows I'm going to tell the story of the first time I went there with her. We've been married for more than 11 years, so we're now in that early stage of finishing each other's stories. And I suspect that the "first time I went to Cuba" story has been told more than most.
Police are investigating four dead bodies found at a Kansas home as homicides, an official said Tuesday.
Thirteen-year-old Kavya Shivashankar of Olathe, Kansas, spelled "laodicean," Thursday night to take top honors in the 82nd annual Scripps National Spelling Bee.
U.S. communities are changing complexion as ethnic diversity grows in the American heartland.
Heavy rains swamped the Gulf Coast and a blizzard dumped more than 2 feet of snow in parts of the Plains on Saturday.
Tornadoes kill at least two people, injure numerous others and damage hundreds of homes and buildings in Kansas.
Rescue workers in Kansas searched for people Thursday among the wreckage left by tornadoes that ripped through the Midwest on Wednesday night.
SI.com caught up with Seth Davis, who's serving as a CBS studio analyst during the tournament, to get his impressions of Friday's Sweet 16 action.
When this year's NCAA tournament pairings were announced a week ago Sunday night, I took a look at the page and, for the first time in 20-plus years as a bracket hound, found myself tempted to pick all four No. 1 seeds to reach the Final Four.
The NCAA tournament wouldn't be what it is today without its annual dose of upsets and unpredictability. If everyone that was supposed to win did win, we wouldn't be able to call it March Madness. It would be Mundane March. Or March Morphine Drip.
Underrated: Siena. If you watched the Saints wallop a very good Rider team in the MAAC championship game, you know how dangerous this team can be. Siena has very little size (no starters taller than 6-foot-7) and experience (only one senior), yet it has four different players who are capable of scoring 20 or more points. Since they play a five-out, none-in style offense, they can lose to anyone when their threes aren't falling, but you could say that about a lot of teams -- including their first-round opponent, Vanderbilt.
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will deliver the Democratic response to President Bush's final State of the Union address - a marquee assignment for a woman who leads a state with fewer than 2 million voters.
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Memphis, North Carolina, or Kansas at No. 1? That, as we roll out the football-season-is-finally-dead edition of the Power Rankings, is college hoops' hottest debate -- aside from the one about whether it's a good idea to teach profanity to your 21-month-old grandson, while simultaneously forcing him to sit, petrified, on the dais of a post-game press conference. Discuss the latter topic amongst yourselves. Here I just put the teams in order.
Shameless plug alert: If you get a chance this week, check out the 'Bag's feature story in Sports Illustrated on Kansas State's Michael Beasley, the ultrasmooth 6-foot-9 forward who's the favorite to be the No. 1 pick in the next NBA Draft.
Kevin Owensby of Topeka, Kansas, captured this video of snow falling as a winter storm rolls through.
Near-whiteout conditions force the closure of Interstate 70 outside Topeka, Kansas. CNN's Tony Harris reports.
I-Reporter Raymond Munoz of Lawrence, Kansas, shot video of the weather as a winter storm blew in.
ATLANTA -- The scream came out at the end. Long and loud and passionate. Sherron Collins let out a yell to release the pressure that had been enveloping his Kansas teammates in the final minutes of Tuesday night's 71-66 victory at Georgia Tech. As the final buzzer sounded, Collins chest-bumped Russell Robinson and No. 3 Kansas walked off Bobby Cremins Court with its undefeated record intact.
CNN's Rob Marciano shares I-Reporters' images of the winter weather.
Theoretically, you come to the Mailbag each week seeking my "expertise" on college football matters. This week, however, the biggest story in the country involves a subject I feel somewhat unqualified to speak about.
CNN's Todd Benjamin speaks with Jonny Goldstone of Green Tomato Cars, a cab company that only uses hybrids.
SI.com's experts weigh in with their predictions for Sunday's race in Kansas City, Kan.
Rivers swollen to record levels by days of heavy rain inched higher in parts of the southern Plains on Monday, keeping people from returning to ruined homes
After flooding washed out parts of Kansas over the weekend, I-Reporters sent photos and video to capture the destruction. People were still awaiting their chance to head back to their homes as river levels continued to rise.
Kansas road flooded
Bishop Miege (Shawnee Mission, Kan.) rising senior shooting guard Travis Releford committed to Kansas on Tuesday. The 6-foot-5, 175-pounder is rated the nation's No. 21 overall recruit in the Class of 2008 by RISE.
A Kansas man appeared before a judge Thursday on charges he abducted a teenager from an Overland Park, Kansas, store parking lot and killed her.
Standing in a muddy lot, President Bush sought to bring comfort to the residents of tornado-ravaged Greensburg, Kansas, on Wednesday.
The mayor of this western Kansas town -- razed by a massive tornado that killed 10 people -- vowed Tuesday that Greensburg's 1,600 residents will band together to build "a brand-new town."
The tornados that devastated parts of Kansas and Oklahoma could happen anywhere. And while there is generally little to no warning at all when these storms strike, there are some things you can do to protect your family and your home from disaster.
More than 75 tornadoes ripped through the Plains on Saturday, just 24 hours after a deadly storm killed nine people and leveled Greensburg, Kansas.
Rescue crews Sunday resumed sifting through the rubble of a small Kansas town destroyed by tornadoes Friday night.
Tornadoes tore across the nation's midsection for a second night Saturday, 24 hours after a storm leveled Greensburg, Kansas.
Star forward Michael Beasley is "70 percent sure'' that he will fulfill his commitment to play for Kansas State next season, he told SI.com Sunday.
The corn market figures to be as unpredictable as, well, the weather over the next month or so.
Assuming that Florida's Corey Brewer, Taurean Green, Al Horford and Joakim Noah, Georgetown's Jeff Green and Roy Hibbert, Kansas's Brandon Rush, North Carolina's Brandan Wright, Ohio State's Greg Oden, Texas's Kevin Durant, UCLA's Arron Afflalo and USC's Nick Young all jump to the NBA, this is how next season's rankings shape up.
Five things we learned on Saturday as SI's title pick (Kansas) hit the pavement:
A chemical used in rat poison was found in recalled pet food that has killed several animals and sickened hundreds of others, the food laboratory of New York state and the Animal Health Diagnostic Center at Cornell University said in a news conference Friday.
It's not hard to notice a theme to the NBA's version of March Madness, one that sees even the best of its players "pacing" (read: not showing up) for entire quarters at a time as the season drones on and a nation's eyes focuses on Kansas and Ohio State. Luckily for you, dear reader, my tuner doesn't pick up CBS (seriously), I have no idea why Boston and Milwaukee aren't playing their starters, and One Shining Moment sounds like the official name of the #42 entrée (scallops and some sort of lobster sauce, heavenly) at my local Chinese eatery.
SI.com checked in with an assistant coach from a former Kansas opponent to get an anonymous scouting report on the West Region's top seed.
One of the themes of this year's NCAA tournament is the lack of upsets, and therefore the lack of Cinderellas. The fact that Butler and Southern Illinois can reach the Sweet 16 and not at least raise some eyebrows is an indication of the increased parity in college basketball and the narrowing of the gap between mid-major and major programs.
Looking vulnerable: UCLA Perhaps if UCLA hadn't stumbled down the stretch, losing its last two games, including in the first round to Cal in the Pac-10 tournament, I might not be so concerned about the way the Bruins blew a late lead against Indiana. The truth is, even while UCLA was rolling up wins this season, there were plenty of occasions it looked vulnerable and spotted opponents double-digit leads. The Bruins still have that big hole in the middle that used to be filled by Ryan Hollins, so they don't have as big a margin for error as they had last year. They can't afford any more mental lapses in this tournament.
Underrated: Gonzaga Is it possible the Zags are a better team without Josh Heytvelt, who was suspended after his arrest for drug possession? Without Heytvelt, Mark Few has been forced to give more playing time to glue-guy David Pendergraft as well as Micah Downs, the former McDonald's All-American who transferred in from Kansas and was hurt at the beginning of the year. The Zags lost a slew of games in late December, but that was the result of a brutal non-conference schedule. In Derek Raivio and Jeremy Pargo, Gonzaga has a dynamic backcourt, and I really believe it will relish the role of being an overlooked underdog again.
CNN Student News asked viewers for their thoughts on last week's panic in Boston. Was the incident a harmless stunt or a crime? Did they think anyone should be punished? Here is a sampling of the responses we've received, some of which have been edited.
I was scrolling through the Pentagon's list of American troops killed in action in October, trying to determine how many deaths were caused by roadside bombs and how many by small-arms fire.
The Supreme Court upheld Kansas' death penalty law Monday with a 5-4 decision that offers further proof of how deeply at odds the justices remain over the issue.
The Supreme Court used a shocking decade-old Kansas murder Tuesday to examine the factors juries must weigh when deciding whether defendants deserve the death penalty.
The oldest of five students charged in what prosecutors call a failed plot at a Kansas high school can be released under house arrest after his parents post a $50,000 bond, the judge ruled during a hearing Monday afternoon.
At the risk of re-igniting the same heated nationwide debate it sparked six years ago, the Kansas Board of Education approved new public school science standards Tuesday that cast doubt on the theory of evolution.
We sold our home in Los Angeles for a profit of $85,000, moved to Kansas and are now looking to purchase a new home. My husband says we should put as little as possible of our home-sale gain toward the down payment, but I'm worried we'll get taxed on our gain if we don't invest it in a new house. What do you think we should do?
Six inmates will be resentenced and avoid execution after the Kansas Supreme Court ruled Friday that the state's death penalty law is unconstitutional.
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.
Editor's note: The following is adapted from "We're not in Kansas anymore: Strategies for retiring rich in a totally changed world," by Walter Updegrave, senior editor at Money magazine.
It's one of the greatest moments in one of the greatest movies of all time, "The Wizard of Oz."
An emergency medical technician and paramedic were shot dead early Saturday in Kansas, just outside of Kansas City, police said.
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