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  • Kansas tax collections $47M short of expectations in January

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas collected $47 million less than anticipated this month, signaling that Gov. Sam Brownback and legislators may have to be more aggressive with spending cuts or other measures to balance the…

  • US to provide privacy group with memo on surveillance

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has agreed to turn over a legal opinion regarding government surveillance and census data after a years-long court fight with a privacy group. The department on Thursday dropped its…

  • US says Islamic State militant killed in Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military officials say a mid-level Islamic State militant who specialized in chemical weapons was killed in an U.S. airstrike near Mosul in Iraq last week. U.S. Central Command says Abu Malik…

  • Thousands protest right-wingers at Vienna ball, 38 detained

    VIENNA (AP) — Police say a demonstration protesting the presence of right-wingers at a ball in Vienna has left at least two people injured and dozens of protesters detained. Police estimated that about 5,000 demonstrators…

  • Obama, Dalai Lama set to attend National Prayer Breakfast

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama will be at the National Prayer Breakfast next week in Washington, the first time the two men have been together in nearly a year. While…

  • Mexico cuts spending by $8.4 billion due to oil price drop

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico said Friday it will cut government spending by $8.4 billion this year because of a drop in revenues due to declining oil prices. Finance Minister Luis Videgaray said the government…

  • US judge: No asylum for Afghan soldier who fled training

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An immigration judge denied asylum Friday for an Afghan military officer who sneaked away from a U.S. training exercise in Massachusetts to avoid returning to Afghanistan, where he said he had…

  • Oregon college: Saudi royal did not receive degree there

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Lewis & Clark College says Saudi Arabia’s new deputy crown prince did not graduate from the private school as the Saudi Embassy said last week, although he did attend classes. Prince…

  • Wearing Seahawks gear, lawmakers support fantasy football

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — On the last weekday before the Super Bowl, legislators wearing Seattle Seahawks gear made noise over a bill to allow Washington state residents to legally play fantasy football. The activity has…

  • Braves deal RHP David Hale to Rockies in 4-player trade

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves pulled off another trade in their busy offseason Friday, dealing right-handed pitchers David Hale and Gus Schlosser to the Colorado Rockies for minor league catchers Jose Briceno and Chris O’Dowd.…

  • Propane deliveries part of daily life in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — It was the sort of scene that plays out thousands of times a day across Mexico City: A tanker truck laden with propane rumbled down a crowded street, pulled up at…

  • Teen killed by police previously cited for resisting arrest

    DENVER (AP) — A 17-year-old girl who was shot to death by Denver police while driving a stolen car was accused in a separate incident of eluding a police officer and resisting arrest just three…

  • Figures on government spending and debt

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government’s fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. Total public debt subject to limit Jan 29 18,045,054 Statutory debt…

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.; former Defense Secretary Robert Gates; DeMaurice…

  • Romney not running: Former GOP nominee out of 2016 race

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney ended his rollercoaster return to presidential politics on Friday, declaring his party would be better served by the “next generation of Republican leaders” and concluding his unlikely comeback as suddenly…