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In reversal, Trump orders halt to his family separation rule

In reversal, Trump orders halt to his family separation rule

By JILL COLVIN and COLLEEN LONGAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed himself Wednesday and signed an executive order halting his administration's policy of separating children from their parents when they are detained illegally crossing the U.S. border. It was a dramatic turnaround for Trump, who… ... Continue Reading
AP Explains: US has split up families throughout its history

AP Explains: US has split up families throughout its history

By RUSSELL CONTRERASAssociated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Some critics of the forced separation of Latino children from their migrant parents say the practice is unprecedented. But it's not the first time the U.S. government has split up families, detained children or allowed others to do so. Throughout American history, during times of war and… ... Continue Reading
Kansas official tells counties to comply with court ruling

Kansas official tells counties to comply with court ruling

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Secretary of State's office has issued written instructions to county elections officials telling them to immediately implement a federal court ruling that struck down the state's proof-of-citizenship voter registration law.The state's two-page directive was emailed Wednesday to local officials.A federal judge found the Kansas law unconstitutional late Monday.Elections Director… ... Continue Reading
The Latest: HHS says families won't be immediately reunited

The Latest: HHS says families won't be immediately reunited

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local): 7 p.m. An official with Health and Human Services says the more than 2,300 children separated from their parents at the border as a result of a zero-tolerance policy on illegal crossings won't be immediately reunited with their families. Kenneth Wolfe,… ... Continue Reading
Body of missing 26-year-old woman found in Belton

Body of missing 26-year-old woman found in Belton

BELTON, MO (KCTV) UPDATE: The Belton Police Department says the body of Jessica Parsons has been found. The body was discovered just north of Main Street. -----Police are looking for a Belton woman that hasn't been seen or heard from since Sunday night. Investigators say 26-year-old Jessica N. Parsons could be in danger. She last had communication via text message… ... Continue Reading
The next great Jayhawk star? Expectations high for Quentin Grimes

The next great Jayhawk star? Expectations high for Quentin Grimes

We're still months away from basketball season, but Kansas Jayhawks coach Bill Self is already excited about it.  ... Continue Reading
Alexa, send up breakfast: Amazon launches Echo for hotels

Alexa, send up breakfast: Amazon launches Echo for hotels

By JOSEPH PISANIAP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Alexa has a new job: hotel concierge. Amazon has launched a version of Alexa for hotels that lets guests order room service through the voice assistant, ask for more towels or get restaurant recommendations without having to pick up the phone and call the front desk.… ... Continue Reading
Canada to legalize marijuana on Oct. 17

Canada to legalize marijuana on Oct. 17

TORONTO (AP/Meredith) — Marijuana will be legal nationwide in Canada starting Oct. 17 in a move that should take market share away from organized crime and protect the country's youth, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday.The Senate gave final passage to the bill to legalize cannabis on Tuesday, legislation that will make Canada only the second… ... Continue Reading
Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up

Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up

By MIKE STOBBEAP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Smoking in the U.S. has hit another all-time low. About 14 percent of U.S adults were smokers last year, down from about 16 percent the year before, government figures show. There hadn't been much change the previous two years, but it's been clear there's been a… ... Continue Reading
Got powder in your carry-on? You may want to check it

Got powder in your carry-on? You may want to check it

By Madison Park and Rene Marsh CNN (CNN) -- If you're traveling by plane with more than 12 ounces of cosmetics powder, dry spices, protein mix or talcum, you may want to check it.That's because the Transportation Security Administration has been taking a closer look at containers of powder that fit more than the volume… ... Continue Reading
Accidental fire in Shawnee causes $1 million worth of damage

Accidental fire in Shawnee causes $1 million worth of damage

SHAWNEE, KS (KCTV) The Shawnee Fire Department says a fire that forced 22 people to evacuate an apartment building early Wednesday morning was accidental. The fire started at about 2:14 a.m. in a building at the Hampton Woods Apartment Homes, located at 16955 W. 68th Street.It caused about $1 million worth of damage. Flames were seen shooting from the building's… ... Continue Reading
After 4,000 episodes, Jerry Springer's show comes to a halt

After 4,000 episodes, Jerry Springer's show comes to a halt

NEW YORK (AP) — Somehow it doesn't seem right for Jerry Springer to exit quietly.There should be one last thrown chair or a bleep-filled tirade, at the very least. Instead, it was announced with no fanfare this week that he will stop making new episodes of his memorably raucous talk show, and neither Springer nor… ... Continue Reading
Community comes together to say goodbye to fallen Wyandotte County deputies

Community comes together to say goodbye to fallen Wyandotte County deputies

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) The Wyandotte community is coming together Wednesday evening to say goodbye to a pair of Wyandotte County deputies killed in the line of duty.Theresa King and Patrick Rohrer were killed Friday while transferring a prisoner. Authorities say the inmate apparently overpowered the deputies in a gated area behind the courthouse and shot them… ... Continue Reading
No clear plan yet on how to reunite parents with children

No clear plan yet on how to reunite parents with children

By NOMAAN MERCHANT and COLLEEN LONGAssociated Press MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - Trump administration officials say they have no clear plan yet on how to reunite the thousands of children separated from their families at the border since the implementation of a zero-tolerance policy in which anyone caught entering the U.S. illegally is criminally prosecuted. "This… ... Continue Reading
Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up

Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up

By MIKE STOBBEAP Medical WriterNEW YORK (AP) - Smoking in the U.S. has hit another all-time low.About 14 percent of U.S adults were smokers last year, down from about 16 percent the year before, government figures show.There hadn't been much change the previous two years, but it's been clear there's been a general decline and… ... Continue Reading
Push for animal abuse registry gains momentum

Push for animal abuse registry gains momentum

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) There's a push to create a registry - similar to the sex offender registry - but for people who abuse animals.This comes after the release of a video showing a man kicking a cat like a field goal at Center High School. A warning: you may find this video upsetting. KCTV5 News checked… ... Continue Reading
Kobach sought pardon for VP of corporate donor accused of putting gun to cab driver's head

Kobach sought pardon for VP of corporate donor accused of putting gun to cab driver's head

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach unsuccessfully sought a governor's pardon for an executive of a company that donated to Kobach and was among the sponsors of a fundraiser for him.Gov. Jeff Colyer denied the pardon request this week. Spokesman Kendall Marr said it was because the 2009 crime involved a… ... Continue Reading
Michael Cohen resigns from Republican National Committee post

Michael Cohen resigns from Republican National Committee post

By Rebecca Berg and Dana Bash, CNN    (CNN) -- President Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen has stepped down from a role with the Republican National Committee, multiple sources confirmed to CNN on Wednesday.An RNC official said chairwoman Ronna McDaniel accepted Cohen's resignation as deputy finance chairman, marking the latest in a string of high-profile… ... Continue Reading
'I've never been out': Chilling 911 call reveals abuse in Turpin family

'I've never been out': Chilling 911 call reveals abuse in Turpin family

(CNN) -- The 17-year-old girl who called the police to report her abusive parents in Perris, California, said the house the family lived in smelled so badly that she could barely breathe, and she thought she and her 12 siblings might need to go to the doctor.And when she struggled to remember the address of… ... Continue Reading
Kansas City police release surveillance video in cell-phone robberies

Kansas City police release surveillance video in cell-phone robberies

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) Kansas City police released surveillance video of a man believed to have robbed two cell-phone stores. The first robbery happened on June 12 at around 1:30 p.m. in the 5200 block of Truman Road.The second robbery happened at 3 p.m. on June 15 in the 2700 block of Van Brunt. Police say the… ... Continue Reading