<![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 Elizabeth Warren just equated Trump to the Death Eaters http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article86655142.html#storylink=rss The Massachusetts senator is ready to take up her wand against the Republican candidate

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:31:14 CDT By Teresa Welsh

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Sorry, kids: Here are this year’s most hazardous summer toys http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article86634327.html#storylink=rss For more than 30 years, World Against Toys Causing Harm has warned parents about hazardous summer toys

On this year’s list: hoverboards, kiddie pools, bouncy houses and more

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Disney World goes gator free; the reptiles are being removed from shows and rides http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article86656727.html#storylink=rss Walt Disney World has added new signs and temporary barriers across the park warning against alligators

Jokes about crocodiles eating children have been cut from the Jungle Cruise and the Kilimanjaro Safari

The changes were made after 2-year-old Lane Graves was snatched by an alligator near a Disney lagoon

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TV reporters charged with child abuse after their baby tests positive for cocaine http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article86621077.html#storylink=rss Krystin and Somchai Lisaius brought their baby to the hospital when the child became limp and stopped eating normally last month

Though they resisted blood tests on the child, hospital staff discovered the child had tested positive for cocaine

The mother told police officers that she had breast-fed her baby after snorting cocaine but said she did not think the child would be hurt

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Which are the worst cities to live in? Some will surprise you, some won't http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article86623772.html#storylink=rss Wide economic gap makes Miami worst place to live, says 24/7 Wall St.

Worst 5 cities: Miami, Detroit; Paterson, N.J, Hawthorne, Calif.; Fall River, Mass.

Study looked at crime rates, employment growth, housing affordability and more

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Clinton’s campaign likely to move past Benghazi investigations http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article86375547.html#storylink=rss New House Republican report comes weeks before Clinton’s nomination at convention

Democrats say report is designed to hurt former secretary of state in presidential race

Committee spent two years investigating attack that left 4 Americans dead in Libya

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 07:53:42 CDT

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Fathers have to be held back as kids, wives burn in fiery crash http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article86479527.html#storylink=rss They were passengers when a truck slammed into their vehicle, killing 2 women and 4 children inside

The two fathers and police officers were burned while trying to rescue them

‘It was very horrific seeing them try to get their families out, us trying to help get their families out.’

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Stephen Hawking: Greed, stupidity greatest threats to Earth http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article86494937.html#storylink=rss Physicist Stephen Hawking says pollution, greed and stupidity are the greatest threats to Earth.

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Suspected IS suicide bombers kill dozens at Istanbul airport http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/world/article86448762.html#storylink=rss A suicide attack at Istanbul's busy Ataturk Airport Tuesday killed dozens and wounded more than 140 as Turkish officials blamed the carnage at the international terminal on three suspected Islamic State group militants.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:24:04 CDT By ZEYNEP BILGINSOY, SUZAN FRASER and DOMINIQUE SOGUEL ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/world/article86448762.html
Why assigning blame for terrorist attacks in Turkey is difficult http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/world/article86510682.html#storylink=rss A bombing attack ripped through the airport in Istanbul Tuesday

Both the Islamic State group and PKK have carried out deadly attacks over the last year

Turkey has increased its campaign against its internal Kurdish element

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:49:28 CDT By Teresa Welsh

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Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley's first guitarist, dies at 84 http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article86571067.html#storylink=rss Scotty Moore, the pioneering rock guitarist whose sharp, graceful style helped Elvis Presley shape his revolutionary sound and inspired a generation of musicians that included Keith Richards, Jimmy Page and Bruce Springsteen, died Tuesday. He was 84.

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 07:59:01 CDT By ADRIAN SAINZ and HILLEL ITALIE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article86571067.html
Supreme Court leans left in term unsettled by Scalia's death http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article86437152.html#storylink=rss Justice Antonin Scalia's sudden death transformed the Supreme Court's term, shifted power to its liberal wing and started a transition that will be greatly affected by who wins the presidency.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:59:02 CDT By MARK SHERMAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article86437152.html
Partisan squabbling kills efforts to pay for battling Zika virus http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article86413452.html#storylink=rss Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., played key role in shaping bill, bipartisan negotiations that collapsed

Democrats say Republicans inserted ‘poison pill’ measures in bill to force Democrats to reject it

Blunt’s Democratic challenger for Missouri Senate seat uses the loss to attack Blunt

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Trump blasts trade deals, departing from GOP orthodoxy http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article86427557.html#storylink=rss Donald Trump called for a new era of economic "Americanism" Tuesday, promising to restore millions of lost factory jobs by backing away from decades of U.S. policy that encouraged trade with other nations — a move that could undermine the country's place as the dominant player in the global economy.

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Convicted U.S. leader of Afghan ‘kill team’ wins a new hearing http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article86400712.html#storylink=rss Military appeals court questions use of immunity in case of Army Staff Sgt. Calvin Gibbs

Gibbs was found guilty of murdering 3 Afghan civilians in 2010, posing with their corpses

Gibbs’ attorney says granting of post-trial hearing is first step toward a getting new trial

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Couple ‘together all the time’ dies together in wildfire http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article86552492.html#storylink=rss Byron McKaig, 81, died shielding wife Gladys McKaig, 90, from flames

Lake Isabella, Calif., couple only two known casualties of devastating wildfire

Couple recalled as very religious, devoted to each other

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For Hillary Clinton, the Benghazi damage has been done http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article86403672.html#storylink=rss Researchers asked Americans whether or not they believed in a variety of political conspiracy theories

The poll result regarding Hillary Clinton’s responsibilty in Benghazi varies directly along party lines

Despite the results of the extensive investigation, most minds will not be changed

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 11:17:52 CDT

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Zika funding fails in Senate as Democrats decry ‘poison pills’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article86398802.html#storylink=rss Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas said Democrats, not Republicans, will pay a political price for blocking the $1.1 billion Zika funding package

The measure was blocked on a 52-48 vote, falling short of the 60-vote threshold needed to advance it

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Dad re-creates teen daughter’s sexy selfies — bare tummy, tattoo and all http://www.kansascity.com/living/article86397952.html#storylink=rss Chris Martin tried to get his daughter to “tone down” her sexy selfies, but she didn’t

So he joined the fun, re-creating some of her poses, including the one where she bared her tummy

His daughter sort of liked it, posting the photos to her Twitter account

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Poll shows Americans support both an assault weapons ban and carrying guns for self defense http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article86382167.html#storylink=rss A new Washington Post/ABC poll shows Americans narrowly support an assault weapons ban

A majority also support carrying guns legally for self-defense

The poll was conducted a week after the Orlando attack, which claimed 49 lives in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history

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It’s not paranoia: Hackers can use your webcam to spy on you http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article86644772.html#storylink=rss They might be monitoring your kids, too, through their laptops

Some of the most savvy about the internet block their webcams with tape

Data security experts say the threat is real, prevalent and worth action

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:51:23 CDT

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‘War hero’ who feared martial law sentenced for violent anti-government plot http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article86605952.html#storylink=rss Walter Litteral, 51, was sentenced for firearms violations

The retired Marine was awarded the Bronze Star during first Iraqi War and suffered from PTSD

Judge said Litteral ignored his oath to protect the country and its laws

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Toyota recalled 3.4 million cars this week – but that doesn’t crack the 10 largest auto recalls http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article86594807.html#storylink=rss Toyota recalled a total of 3.37 million vehicles this week due to problems with airbags and emissions

The large amount doesn’t even crack the top 10 worst auto recalls

Toyota itself had a much worse recall in 2010 due to sudden acceleration issues, which was linked to 12 deaths

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US flags found piled up like trash at veterans cemetery http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article86635712.html#storylink=rss Residents outraged after photos are posted on Facebook

Veterans Affairs director says staff didn’t follow protocol

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Can you hear them now? New buoy listens for singing whales http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article86558387.html#storylink=rss Buoy to eavesdrop on whale songs outside New York Harbor

Part of effort to better track movements for safety in shipping lanes

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Indian couple accused of faking the Everest climb that won them acclaim http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/world/article86652757.html#storylink=rss They were thought to be the first Indian couple to reach the world’s highest peak

But doubters say timeline of events and claims on social media don’t add up

Trip organizers say couple reached the top and that dispute is just ‘politics’ within climbing community

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$24 million in cash stuffed in buckets recovered at suspected pot dealer’s home http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article86631317.html#storylink=rss The money seizure is biggest in history of Miami-Dade police

Arrested was Luis Hernandez-Gonzalez, owner of ‘indoor gardening’ store

Bundles of bills found in buckets in hidden attic compartment

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Sam Adams brewer might be making a Brexit hard cider http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/world/article86634757.html#storylink=rss Boston Beer Corporation is seeking to trademark the name Brexit

It applied for the trademark the day after the famous Brexit vote, when Britain voted to leave the European Union

The trademark application says the name would be used for a hard cider

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Spear fisherman goes nose-to-nose with shark http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article86570122.html#storylink=rss Erik Anderson, 29, encountered the six-foot shark while fishing for cobia on June 10

Shark bumped speargun, then swam away, diver says

When shark returned and bit end of gun, Anderson knew it was time to leave

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