<![CDATA[National News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/ 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 National 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Crews rescue the stranded in West Virginia flooding; 23 dead http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article85947587.html#storylink=rss All Karol Dunford has left is a dirty nightgown, caked in mud from the floodwaters that ravaged her West Virginia town and killed at least 23.

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 01:23:32 CDT By JONATHAN MATTISE, BRUCE SCHREINER and CLAIRE GALOFARO ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article85947587.html
Officials: 150 homes burned in deadly California wildfire http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article85939607.html#storylink=rss A voracious and deadly wildfire in central California has burned 150 homes and the toll may rise, fire officials said Saturday.

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:54:03 CDT By SCOTT SMITH and ROBERT JABLON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article85939607.html
23 dead in West Virginia floods; search and rescue continues http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article85717107.html#storylink=rss Surrounded by muddy devastation, Cathy Light and her husband Chris thought it was "heaven sent" they had free burgers to munch on in a Clendenin parking lot Saturday.

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 16:24:00 CDT By JONATHAN MATTISE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article85717107.html
Fateful O'Hare Airport pizza meeting sealed Brexit vote deal, British press says http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article85939462.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 23:17:39 CDT

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New weight-loss device lets you eat all you want then drain the food out of your stomach http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article85919662.html#storylink=rss AspireAssist ‘removes approximately 30 percent of the calories consumed,’ the FDA says

Twenty to 30 minutes after eating, the patient opens a valve and uses a connecting device to drain the stomach contents into a toilet

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Whitewater Center rafting closes after brain-eating amoeba found in water http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article85846642.html#storylink=rss Ohio teen died Sunday from rare infection after visiting center

Federal health officials are investigating, took water samples

Center remains open for non-aquatic activities

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The presidential race is inspiring baby names: Hillary is hot ... Donald, not so much http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article85858882.html#storylink=rss The presidential race is inspiring parents to name their babies after the candidates

Hillary is hot, Donald is not

Parents have also taken inspiration from the Broadway hit ‘Hamilton’

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Hero gunnery sergeant awarded medal for rescue: ‘That’s what Marines do’ http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article85970047.html#storylink=rss Marine gets Corps’ highest non-combat medal for 2015 rescue in Kabul, Afghanistan

Five passengers died, but five survived as Gunnery Sgt. Geann Pereira pulled survivors, victims from the wreckage

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 13:23:52 CDT

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Coast Guard suspends search for missing Florida family http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article85960167.html#storylink=rss The Coast Guard on Saturday suspended the search for a Florida family last seen on a sailboat in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 13:14:04 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article85960167.html
Intrepid scientist dives in to 2 films for Shark Week http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article85955402.html#storylink=rss Tiger shark expert Neil Hammerschlag, who’s never been attacked, goes underwater in the Bahamas, South Africa for Discovery Channel

Hammerschlag also has a film on National Geographic’s Shark Fest broadcast Sunday at 9 p.m.

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 09:55:54 CDT

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Largest US Presbyterian denomination picks 1st black leader http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article85776567.html#storylink=rss The largest Presbyterian denomination in the U.S. has elected its first African-American top executive.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:13:27 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article85776567.html
The presidential race is inspiring baby names: Hillary is hot ... Donald, not so much http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article85823047.html#storylink=rss The presidential race is inspiring parents to name their babies after the candidates

Hillary is hot, Donald is not

Parents have also taken inspiration from the Broadway hit “Hamilton”

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Hungry teen who offered to carry a man’s groceries for donuts receives nationwide outpouring of love http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article85766397.html#storylink=rss The teenager who approached Matt White in the grocery store earlier this month looked “ashamed, hungry and broken”

The teen offered to carry White’s groceries for him in exchange for a pack of donuts

But what 16-year-old Chauncy Black received instead is worth much, much more

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American Kennel Club adds a new breed: the high-energy, ‘whimsical’ Pumi http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article85760032.html#storylink=rss The American Kennel Club has added a new breed to its rolls - the Pumi, a Hungarian herding dog

The breed is known worldwide but is relatively new to the United States

One word to describe its look: Shagalicious

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Want birth control pills without visiting the doctor? There’s an app for that http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article85625927.html#storylink=rss Buy clothes. Order groceries. Read a newspaper. Watch a movie. All those things you can do on a smartphone app

Now, add buying birth control pills to the list

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Decaying body found impaled, stuck in warehouse window http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article85529172.html#storylink=rss A witness says it appears the man was trying to burglarize the warehouse and was impaled

The unidentified man was halfway through a window

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Defendant throws feces at defense attorney after sentencing http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article85466617.html#storylink=rss The man smuggled feces and urine into the courtrooom

He was sentenced to 40 years in prison for robbery

He was charged with five additional counts of "harassment with bodily substance”

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Panama Canal begins new era under a cloud http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article85417197.html#storylink=rss Size and design of the locks are among the issues facing the project

Questions also arise about the tugboats and concrete

Changes on the historic waterway were needed to accommodate new larger cargo ships

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Baby boomers’ retirement: The country’s biggest and most predictable train wreck? http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article85981067.html#storylink=rss Aging population is a massive global issue

By 2029, 20 percent of the population will be 65 or older

Medicare and Social Security will be strained by all the baby boomers

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3-year-old boy held alone in immigration detention http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article85977277.html#storylink=rss Salvadoran boy kept in detention while mom hospitalized

Lawyer said boy should have been released to grandmother sooner

Immigration told lawyer boy was safe and under 24-hour care

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Black bear cub makes brief escape at Ohio zoo before capture http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article85960282.html#storylink=rss A black bear cub scaled a 12-foot fence in its new home at an Ohio zoo and escaped its enclosure for about 15 minutes before being corralled and sedated.

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 16:04:01 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article85960282.html
Reports: Authorities feared terrorism, explosives at Pulse http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article85988677.html#storylink=rss Law enforcement officials immediately suspected terrorism and adjusted their staging areas due to fears about an explosive device as they responded to reports of shots fired at a gay nightclub in Orlando, according to sheriff's office incident reports released Saturday.

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 16:04:01 CDT By JENNIFER KAY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article85988677.html
The Latest: Cincinnati pride parade honors Orlando victims http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article85989187.html#storylink=rss The Latest on the pride parade in Cincinnati on Saturday (all times local):

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 16:03:24 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article85989187.html
APNewsBreak: Scientists send coral reef plea to Australia http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article85959082.html#storylink=rss As the largest international gathering of coral reef experts comes to a close, scientists have sent a letter to Australian officials calling for action to save the world's reefs, which are being rapidly damaged.

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 15:59:01 CDT By CALEB JONES ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article85959082.html
Official: Boy, 6, playing with gun shoots younger brother, 4 http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article85979257.html#storylink=rss Authorities say a 6-year-old boy playing with a gun accidentally shot his 4-year-old brother in the head in their home.

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PGA Tour cancels Greenbrier Classic amid West Virginia flood http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article85980707.html#storylink=rss The PGA Tour announced Saturday that the Greenbrier Classic scheduled for next month has been canceled because of the devastating flooding in West Virginia.

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 15:54:06 CDT By STEPHEN WHYNO ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article85980707.html
Gangs suspected in fatal Fort Worth dance studio shooting http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article85951272.html#storylink=rss Officers are preparing to make arrests in connection with the suspected gang-related shootings that left two people dead and at least five others injured Saturday morning during an unauthorized party at a Texas dance studio, a police spokesman said.

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 15:39:02 CDT By EMILY SCHMALL ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article85951272.html
3 killed as boat capsizes off Catalina Island http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article85981407.html#storylink=rss A boat that may have been hit by a wave capsized off the backside of Santa Catalina Island on Saturday, killing three people, authorities said.

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 15:39:00 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article85981407.html
The Latest: Obama pledges federal support in flood aftermath http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article85756867.html#storylink=rss The Latest on flooding that has devastated parts of West Virginia (all times local):

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The Latest: Police: Gunfire exchanged outside dance studio http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article85955542.html#storylink=rss The Latest on the fatal shootings at a Texas dance studio (all times local):

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