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US train derails in Kansas, around 20 sent to hospital

Cars from a passenger train derailed early today in the US state of Kansas, with some 20 passengers taken to the hospital but no initial reports of life-threatening injuries, rail carrier Amtrak said.

Hillary Clinton wins Louisiana's Democratic primary: US television

Hillary Clinton wins Louisiana's Democratic primary: US television

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton notched a primary election victory Saturday in Louisiana, on the heels of last week's haul of Super Tuesday wins.

Ted Cruz victorious in first of five Saturday election contests

Ted Cruz victorious in first of five Saturday election contests

Senator Ted Cruz won the Kansas Republican caucus on Saturday.

Kansas shooting: Four dead, 14 wounded

Kansas shooting: Four dead, 14 wounded

An employee opened fire at a lawn mower factory in a small Kansas town.

White supremacist aiming to kill Jews convicted in three Kansas murders

 A man who admitted in court to wanting to kill Jews was found guilty on Monday of murdering three people, including a teenage boy, outside two Jewish centres in Kansas last year.

Fifteen US states try to block Obama clean power plan

 Fifteen US states have petitioned a federal court to block new rules by President Barack Obama`s administration to encourage clean power and cut harmful carbon emissions from power plants.

Missouri, Kansas students co-winners of National Spelling Bee

Eighth-graders Gokul Venkatachalam of Chesterfield, Missouri, and Vanya Shivashankar of Olathe, Kansas, were co-winners of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday.

Severe weather in Texas sets rain record, leaves 16 dead

Texas prepared for more flooding on Thursday while still reeling from torrential rains that killed at least 16 people, inundated major cities and set a record for the wettest month in the state`s history.

Tornadoes tear through central US, 13 reported injured

Tornadoes tear through central US, 13 reported injured

Multiple tornadoes injured at least 13 as they tore through the central United States on Wednesday destroying homes and felling trees amid heavy rains that triggered local flooding, US media reported.

US man pleads not guilty to federal terrorism charges

A man accused of trying to bomb an Army installation in support of a terrorist group on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to three federal charges.

Kansas man arrested in bomb plot in support of Islamic State: Prosecutor

A Kansas man was arrested on Friday as part of an FBI sting operation in which he was plotting a suicide car bombing at Fort Riley Army base in support of the Islamic State militant group, prosecutors said.

Kansas man arrested in bomb plot in support of Islamic State: US

A US man was arrested on Friday as part of a sting operation by the FBI in which he was plotting a suicide car bombing at Fort Riley army base in Kansas in support of the Islamic State militant group, prosecutors said.

US man sentenced for stealing dying woman's ring

A 20-year-old Kansas man has been sentenced to nearly eight years in prison for stealing the wedding ring from the hand of a dying woman last year in the drive-thru of a fast-ood restaurant.

17 US states sue to block Obama's order on immigration

A coalition of 17 US states led by Texas have filed a federal lawsuit aiming to block implementation of President Barack Obama`s executive order shielding some five million undocumented immigrants from deportation.

US high court gives green light to same-sex marriage in Kansas

The US Supreme Court on Wednesday authorized same-sex marriages to be held in Kansas, the 33rd state of 50 where it is legal, in addition to the federal capital Washington.

Obama dines in Kansas with those who wrote to him

Four Kansas residents who wrote letters to Barack Obama about their struggle and success in US`s heartland were in for a surprise when they were taken out for a dinner by the President.

Woman charged with arson for setting fire to kill spider in US

A woman who tried to kill a spider by setting some towels on fire in her apartment has been arrested in the US state of Kansas on a charge of aggravated arson.

Mahatma Gandhi`s great-grandson not seeking re-election in Kansas

Shanti Gandhi, a great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, will not seek re-election to the House of Representatives in the US state of Kansas, citing personal frustration with the legislative process.

Mahatma Gandhi`s great-grandson not seeking re-election to Kansas house

Shanti Gandhi, the great-grandson 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.

Gunman opens fire at Jewish centres in US, 3 killed

Three people were killed on Sunday when a gunman opened fire outside Jewish community centres in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park.