Regional News

Kansas judge considers blocking telemedicine abortion ban

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A state court judge is considering whether to block Kansas from enforcing a ban on telemedicine abortions that are to start in January.With telemedicine abortions, women in rural areas are allowed to get abortion pills without an in-office consultation in a city clinic.On Friday, Judge Franklin Theis will hear an abortion rights group's request to stop the law.

Remains of NY sailor killed at Pearl Harbor identified

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. military officials say the remains of a New York sailor killed in the Pearl Harbor attack 77 years ago last week have been identified.The Pentagon announced Tuesday that the remains of 26-year-old Fireman 3rd Class Kenneth L. Jayne, of Patchogue (PACH'-awg) on Long Island, have been identified.Jayne was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was hit by multiple torpedoes from Japanese planes during the attack on Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941.

3 carnival workers charged in killings of Kansas couple

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Three carnival workers have been charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a couple whose bodies were found in Arkansas days after they disappeared from a fair in Kansas.The Kansas Attorney General says 52-year-old Kimberly Younger, of McIntosh, Florida; 54-year-old Michael Fowler Jr., of Sarasota, Florida; and 35-year-old Rusty Frasier, of Aransas Pass, Texas, are jailed on $1 million bond in Arkansas while awaiting extradition to Kansas.