<![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 California residents live on the edge of crumbling cliffs http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article59725186.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:22:03 CST By KRISTIN J. BENDER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article59725186.html Michele Fiore, the gun-toting, calendar-posing politician who negotiated the Oregon occupiers' surrender http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article59700461.html#storylink=rss ‘We're putting our big-girl panties on now, and we are taking America back.’

Nevada state assemblywoman and occupation supporter has been the occupiers’ de facto negotiator

Occupiers tentatively agreed to turn themselves in, largely thanks to Fiore's intervention

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Jeb Bush says he cheered against Panthers ‘because Peyton Manning wrote me a check’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/election/article59731291.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 05:46:26 CST

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Mexico prison riot and fire leave 52 dead http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/world/article59748521.html#storylink=rss Rescue workers could be seen bringing injured and burned inmates from the prison in Monterrey

Riot comes 6 days before Pope Francis is scheduled to visit another Mexican prison

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First gravitational waves from black hole collision detected at Hanford (with video) http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article59758566.html#storylink=rss Einstein’s theory proven after 100 years

LIGO observatory at Hanford helped detect the waves

Waves created when 2 black holes collided 1.3 billion years ago

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Two years after armed standoff, Cliven Bundy jailed with his sons http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article59737036.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 07:31:06 CST

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Justice Dept. sues Ferguson after city tries to change deal http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/missouri/article59644266.html#storylink=rss City voted to revise agreement aimed at improving the way police treat poor, minorities

Attorney General says decision left no choice except to file a civil-rights lawsuit

Ferguson under scrutiny since Michael Brown, who was black and unarmed, was fatally shot by white officer

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$500 bill sent to Tamir Rice's estate for EMS services http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article59729561.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:42:02 CST The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article59729561.html NRA urged to remove Nugent from board over ‘anti-Semitic’ outburst http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article59727951.html#storylink=rss Gun owners are pressuring the National Rifle Association to boot longtime board member Ted Nugent

Nugent’s social media outburst depicts prominent American Jews as the men and women ‘really behind gun control’

Singer has served on the NRA board since 1995

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Seoul: North Korean leader Kim has military chief executed http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article59702626.html#storylink=rss North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reportedly has his military chief executed for corruption and other charges

If true, the execution would be the latest in a series of killings, purges and dismissals since Kim took power in 2011

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With a long race ahead, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders face challenges http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article59676061.html#storylink=rss Campaign season moves from regional contests to national focus

Upcoming contests include different demographics and issues

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Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina suspend their presidential campaigns http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article59686726.html#storylink=rss Fiorina, former chairwoman of Hewlett-Packard, announced her decision on social media after poor showings in Iowa and New Hampshire

Christie came in sixth in the New Hampshire primary, an embarrassing result after he had focused the bulk of his campaign’s efforts on the state

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N. Korea orders military takeover of inter-Korean factories http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article59721791.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:07:02 CST By AHN YOUNG-JOON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article59721791.html 2 Maryland deputies, suspect killed in shopping center shootout; suspect was wanted in Florida http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article59630001.html#storylink=rss Gunman was killed after opening fire in crowded restaurant

One deputy shot inside restaurant, another nearby

No bystanders in the Maryland Panera were injured

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In Illinois, Obama issues an appeal for political unity http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article59506247.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:27:04 CST By DARLENE SUPERVILLE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article59506247.html American World War II vet reunites with wartime girlfriend in Australia http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article59714511.html#storylink=rss U.S. World War II veteran embraces his wartime girlfriend in Australia after more than 70 years apart

Hundreds of people made donations to help fund the American’s trip to Australia from his hometown in Virginia Beach

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All-male panel in Utah votes to keep sales tax on tampons http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article59697071.html#storylink=rss Utah committee of all-male lawmakers votes to keep the sales tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products

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Panel denies parole to Sirhan, assassin of Robert F. Kennedy http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article59691361.html#storylink=rss For the 15th time, officials deny parole for Sirhan Sirhan

Sirhan sticks to his account that he does not remember the 1968 shooting

He says he feels remorse for any crime victim but he can’t take responsibility for the shooting

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Health officials warn of potential Zika outbreak in Florida http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article59663586.html#storylink=rss Mosquitoes are primary means of transmission, and Florida has lots of those

Recent outbreaks of dengue and chikungunya suggest Florida ripe for Zika

At least 16 cases now in Florida

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As drone hobby soars, critics fear there’s trouble in the air http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/technology/article59643821.html#storylink=rss Sales of drones weighing more than a half pound are expected to reach 1 million this year

A recent report identified 327 “close encounters” between drones and manned aircraft over 21 months

Legislation giving the FAA authority to regulate drone-flying hobbyists is expected next month

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Are iPads ruining our kids? http://www.kansascity.com/living/article59745341.html#storylink=rss Studies have found that video games are addictive, shorten attention span, and may worsen school performance

Parents say video-obsessed kids are moody, explosive, withdrawn, and suffer sleep difficulties

But to many parents, it doesn’t seem to matter

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Scientists detect gravitational waves, confirming major Einstein theory http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article59751446.html#storylink=rss Gravitational waves often compared to ripples in a pond

They could hold a key to creation

Observatories detect black hole collision 1.3 billion light years away

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Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:52:17 CST

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Peter St. Onge: She’s 86. She can’t get a photo ID. Look at the voter fraud we’ve prevented http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article59732061.html#storylink=rss 86-year-old Reba Bowser, a Republican, has voted faithfully for six decades

This week, she tried to get a photo ID to vote in North Carolina this year

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Thousands of thumbtacks found in California dog park http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article59713136.html#storylink=rss Police are trying to catch whoever is spreading thousands of thumbtacks across a California dog park

Dog owners say they clear one area of tacks only to come back the next day and find more in the same place

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Tamir Rice's family receives $500 ambulance bill from Cleveland http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article59741831.html#storylink=rss 12-year-old Tamir was fatally shot by a police officer

The boy had a toy gun

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California school board to revisit controversial dress code http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article59720951.html#storylink=rss Board will discuss dress code ‘with legally appropriate exemptions’

Current dress code forbids boys from wearing long hair, earrings

Change comes after concerns that policy breaks state law protecting gender expression

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2 alleged human smugglers on trial over Aylan Kurdi’s death http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/world/article59740016.html#storylink=rss Syrian boy’s small, lifeless body washed up on a Turkish beach

Images of the boy galvanized world attention on the refugee crisis

The defendants are blaming the child’s father for the deaths

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Clinton, Sanders fight for black voters in SC http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article59732791.html#storylink=rss After New Hampshire, candidates face off in a state where over half of Democratic voters are black

Clinton backers point to Sanders’ support from prominent Obama critic

Some black voters remember 2008 remarks from former President Bill Clinton

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Russia proposes March 1 ceasefire in Syria; U.S. wants it now http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/world/article59735226.html#storylink=rss Washington believes Moscow is giving itself and Assad three weeks to crush moderate rebels

Russia says it is supporting Assad in the interest of counterterrorism; West disagrees

Conflict has killed 250,000, displaced millions and helped fuel expansion by Islamic State militants

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Could California’s 16-year-olds be casting ballots? http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article59732736.html#storylink=rss Bill would allow high schoolers to vote in school board contests

Research shows they are ready, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez argues

Some raise concern about empowering uninformed adolescents

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