KANSAS

  • Gandhi's greatgrandson not seeking reelection to Kansas house May 9, 2014

    Shanti Gandhi, a greatgrandson of Mahatma Gandhi, isn't going to seek a second term for a Kansas House seat he won in 2012 and instead plans to endorse his Republican primary rival Dick Jones. Gandhi defeated Jones in the 2012 Republican primary campaign thrown into disarray when Shawnee County election workers...
  • Miley Cyrus hospitalised for allergic reaction, cancels Kansas City show April 16, 2014

    Reuters: Singer Miley Cyrus cancelled her Tuesday show in Kansas City, Missouri, after being hospitalized for a "severe allergic reaction to antibiotics," the show venue said. Cyrus, 21, was placed on medical rest on doctors' orders, the Sprint Center in Kansas City said in a statement. The singer posted a picture...
  • Indian-American boy locked in epic Spelling Bee tie February 24, 2014

    An epic duel running into an astounding 66 rounds between a 13-year-old Indian-American boy and an 11-year-old girl in Missouri ended in a tie as the Spelling Bee organisers actually ran out of words. The battle at a branch of the Kansas City Public Library on Sunday was between Kush Sharma,...
  • Pilots often head to wrong airports, reports show February 10, 2014

    Washington: Do you know the way to San Jose? Quite a few airline pilots apparently don't. On at least 150 flights, including one involving a Southwest Airlines jet last month in Missouri and a jumbo cargo plane last fall in Kansas, US commercial air carriers have either landed at the wrong...
  • US: Doctors use surgical glue to save a baby's life June 14, 2013

    Doctors at the University of Kansas Hospital found a brain aneurysm which was the size of an almond on a blood vessel that is as thin as angel hair pasta. Her surgeon used a microcatheter as thin as a strand of hair to access the aneurysm. ...
  • US: 3 found shot to death inside Kansas home, say police April 13, 2013

    Topeka: Police says three people have been found shot to death inside a home in Topeka, Kansas. Topeka police Lt Scott Gilchrist says officers and emergency medical responders arrived after getting a 911 call around 9:15 pm CDT on Friday from a woman at the home reporting that several people...
  • US: Police officers fatally shot outside market December 17, 2012

    Topeka: Two Kansas police officers were shot outside a grocery store while responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle and died later at a hospital, authorities said. Topeka Police Chief Ronald Miller called the shootings of Cpl David Gogian and Officer Jeff Atherly "unspeakable." He said both Gogian, 50, and...
  • US: Great grandson of Gandhi elected to Kansas State Assembly November 11, 2012

    Washington: A greatgrandson of Mahatma Gandhi has been elected to a State Assembly in the United Stated during the general elections held on November 6. Shanti Gandhi, 72, contesting as a Republican Party candidate, defeated his Democratic rival Theodore "Ted" Ensley by nine percentage points for the Kansas's 52nd Assembly...
  • Boeing to cut over 2,000 jobs at US plant January 5, 2012

    Washington: US aircraft company Boeing has announced its plans to close a massive plant in Wichita in Kansas before the end of 2013, a decision that will affect over 2,100 employees. "The decision to close our Wichita facility was difficult but ultimately was based on a thorough study of the current...
  • New round of tornadoes kill 6 more in US May 25, 2011

    Oklahoma City: Tornadoes have left four people dead in Oklahoma and two in Kansas, officials said on Tuesday. The four confirmed deaths in Oklahoma were in Canadian County, west of Oklahoma City, said Michaelann Ooten, deputy director of the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management. Statewide, there were 60 injuries and 58,000 were...
  • US moves WikiLeaks soldier to Kansas jail April 20, 2011

    Washington: The Obama administration, under criticism for its treatment of the US soldier accused of leaking secret documents that appeared on the WikiLeaks website, is transferring the detainee to a Kansas jail. Jeh Johnson, the Pentagon's general counsel, said on Tuesday that Bradley Manning was being moved from a Marine base...
  • Gouramangi Singh set for Melbourne Heart trial May 1, 2010

    New Delhi: The Gods certainly seem to be smiling on Indian football lately. On the back of India's successful qualification for the Asian Cup 2011, after a gap of more than two decades, and the recent signing of Indian international striker Sunil Chettri by Kansas City Wizards, there is more...
  • Beckham in fight after fan comments on Victoria July 27, 2009

    London: David Beckham has done it again. During LA Galaxy's 11 draw with the Kansas City Wizards on Saturday, Beckham had a minor confrontation with a fan. The fan was wearing an England kit and reportedly had some unkind words for Beckham about his wife Victoria. "He actually shouldn't be...
  • Phobia caused woman to stay in loo for 2 yrs March 13, 2008

    Wichita (Kansas): A 35yearold woman who sat on her boyfriend's toilet for so long that her body was stuck to the seat had a phobia about leaving the bathroom, the boyfriend said. "She is an adult; she made her own decision," said her boyfriend, Kory McFarren. "I should have gotten...
  • Girl swallows cell phone to hide it February 5, 2007

    Missouri: A jury convicted a man of seconddegree domestic assault Saturday for shoving a cell phone down his girlfriend's throat. Prosecutors said Marlon Brando Gill, 25, of Kansas City, forced the cell phone into Melinda Abell's mouth during a quarrel in December 2005. Gill denied the charge, claiming that Abel had...