<![CDATA[Nation & World News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:44:35 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:44:35 CST Nation & World 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Native American high-schoolers who want to wear eagle feathers for graduation take their cause to court http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article76052302.html#storylink=rss Last graduation, Waverly Wilson’s high school told her she couldn’t wear an eagle feather with her cap and gown

She wore it anyway

While most schools reportedly allow Native American students to wear eagle feathers at graduation, some do not

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Toddlers trigger brutal stretch of gun deaths http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/world/article75967487.html#storylink=rss At least 30 people were killed in accidental shootings last year in which the shooter was 5 or younger, a gun-control advocacy group says

“It’s clearly a tragedy, but it’s not something that’s widespread,” says spokesman for Gun Owners of America

Prosecutors face question of whether to charge stricken parent or family member with a crime

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Powerball's pull puts weekend jackpot at $415 million http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article76054317.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 10:58:40 CDT By SCOTT McFETRIDGE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article76054317.html Horsey McHorseface and Passing Wind: A Kentucky Derby season celebration of funny horse names http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article75987682.html#storylink=rss It’s another Triple Crown season, time to see what odd and weird horse names owners have come up with

Passing Wind, Ha Ha Ha and DoReMiFaSaLaTiDo make a lot of “silliest names” lists

But can anything really top Horsey McHorseface?

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Woman battling breast cancer wins second big lottery prize http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article75747527.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 06:23:00 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article75747527.html Joe Paterno knew about Sandusky sex abuse in 1976, insurer says http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article76014327.html#storylink=rss Documents say child told Joe Paterno he was abused

Judge issues split decision on court case

Penn State paid out millions in settlements

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Emma and Noah continue to be tops for baby names http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article76018262.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 10:14:01 CDT By MARY CLARE JALONICK ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article76018262.html Obama proposes to close loopholes amid Panama Papers http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article75972777.html#storylink=rss Treasury to create federal registry of company owners

White House urges ratification of information-sharing tax treaties

These moves are the first responses after a month of near-silence on revelations

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Indiana debuts drop-off boxes for unwanted babies http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article75797242.html#storylink=rss Indiana mothers with unwanted newborns can now drop them off safely to authorities

Indiana debuted new drop-off boxes at the end of Apri

All 50 states have “safe haven” laws allowing parents to surrender newborns without prosecution

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Math anxiety plagues girls more than boys across the world http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article75955687.html#storylink=rss Gender difference more pronounced in economically developed countries

Researchers can’t account for gender disparity

Anticipation of math problem equates to anticipation of physical harm in adults, study found

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Guilty verdicts in LA's Grim Sleeper serial killer case http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article75906457.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By STEPHEN CEASAR ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article75906457.html Man driving 112 mph seen fleeing crash scene with monkey on his back http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article75931767.html#storylink=rss He crashed and ran but returned to grab his pet monkey

Police had no trouble spotting him -- he was the only one with a monkey on his back

Police had to call man’s mother to pick up the monkey

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Flight forced to land in Florida following injuries http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article75909067.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 16:23:36 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article75909067.html She pushed Grandma, choked Mom, then twisted a deputy’s testicles, cops say http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article75831082.html#storylink=rss Deputies were called about a domestic disturbance

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Trump finance director has ties to Goldman Sachs, gave to Clinton http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article75847067.html#storylink=rss New finance chair has links to Hollywood and Wall Street

Hire comes as Trump, who put up his own money for primary, decides to raise money for general

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As doctors raced to save king cobra victim, 34 snakes removed from his home http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article75790962.html#storylink=rss Authorities also removed caiman, turtles, fish, chickens, quail – 60 animals in all

Victim taken to hospital and put on ventilator until anti-venom could be found

Anti-venom was found in another state, rushed to a waiting plane

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Massive recall of frozen fruits and veggies packaged in Pasco, Wash., expands after Listeria outbreak http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article75757197.html#storylink=rss About 360 products may be contaminated with the deadly bacteria

They’re sold at popular grocery stores like Trader Joe's and Costco

You may have purchased the frozen fruit and vegetables a while ago

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It’s Donald Trump, and Republicans deal with it, uneasily http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article75625027.html#storylink=rss Some accept the reality enthusiastically, and others say they could never support the New York businessman

But there’s no doubt, with Cruz and Kasich out of the race, that Trump has won the nomination

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Roaming gator tries to ring doorbell of South Carolina home http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article75769292.html#storylink=rss Alligator wanders through a subdivision near Charleston .

Creature walks onto front porch of a house and climbed up the front door

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Thu, 05 May 2016 09:15:42 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article75769292.html
Some Republicans insist they won’t support Donald Trump, who says he doesn’t need them http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article75580837.html#storylink=rss On Tuesday night, Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, sent out a tweet calling for party members to unite behind presumptive nominee Donald Trump

But some Republicans shot back with their own tweets: Over our dead bodies

And that’s just fine with Trump, who said Wednesday that it’s not imperative that the entire party come together

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Wed, 04 May 2016 13:13:59 CDT

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John Doe, mysterious whistleblower behind Panama Papers, finally speaks http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/world/article76059762.html#storylink=rss The leaker known only as John Doe saysincome inequality, corruption motivated massive data dump

Major media organizations passed on reporting on the documents, John Doe claims

The Panama Papers is the largest leak in history

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John Doe, mysterious whistleblower behind Panama Papers, finally speaks http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article76048342.html#storylink=rss The leaker known only as John Doe saysincome inequality, corruption motivated massive data dump

Major media organizations passed on reporting on the documents, John Doe claims

The Panama Papers is the largest leak in history

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Christian group aims to help families marry off their under-20 children http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article76051837.html#storylink=rss Kansas group encourages marriage before age 20

Camp Hiawatha says it won’t host “Get Them Married” event

District attorney: Betrothals legal as long as all parties consent

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Great-grandmother never thought she’d have to kill someone http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article76047627.html#storylink=rss 80-year-old uses gun against home intruder

She says her whole family could have been killed

Husband remains in the hospital

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These vegan restaurant owners began quietly eating meat. Then their customers found out. http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article76044642.html#storylink=rss Matthew and Terces Engelhart run a large vegan restaurant chain in California

They blogged about eating meat last year, but when customers found out it sparked outrage

The Engelharts have a history of business conflicts and lawsuits

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Presidential candidates no longer race to the Kentucky Derby http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article76037577.html#storylink=rss Kentucky Derby used to draw a lot of celebrities and politicians

Celebrities still head to the event, but presidential candidates are absent this year

Kate Upton, Aaron Rodgers and Kid Rock among expected celebrities

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Got rats? These homeless cats are for hire. http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article76032457.html#storylink=rss Shelters are matchmakers for antisocial cats and people who have rodent problems

There are “working cat” programs across the U.S.

“Predator pheromones” help keep rats at bay

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Truck dumps 50,000 pounds of potatoes on N.C. highway http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article76015072.html#storylink=rss Highway closed at Morehead Street exit, causing backups to Brookshire Freeway exit

State DOT: I-77 not expected to reopen until about noon

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Here’s what they’re actually naming ‘Boaty McBoatface’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article76016712.html#storylink=rss The National Environment Research Council started a public poll to name its new ship in March

The Internet responded with Boaty McBoatface, which the nation’s science minister rejected as “not suitable”

The newly named polar research ship will start operating in 2019

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‘Modern Family’ writes Realtor ad into the script http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article75974232.html#storylink=rss His Dunphy character twice makes the point that he’s a Realtor, not a real estate agent

National Association of Realtors goes beyond casual product placement of soda can or car

At end of Wednesday’s episode, Dunphy straightens an “R” insignia pinned to his suit

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