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Kansas: U.S. state in the United States
Kansas is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States. Its capital is Topeka and its largest city is Wichita, with its most populated county being Johnson County. Kansas is bordered by Nebraska on the north; Missouri on the east; Oklahoma on the south; and Colorado on the west. Kansas is named after the Kansas River, which in turn was named after the Kansa Native Americans who lived along its banks. The tribe's name is often said to mean "people of the (south) wind" although this was probably not the term's original meaning. For thousands of years, what is now Kansas was home to numerous and diverse Native American tribes. Tribes in the eastern part of the state generally lived in villages along the river valleys. Tribes in the western part of the state were semi-nomadic and hunted large herds of bison.


U.S. charges Kansas researcher over ties to Chinese university

A researcher at the University of Kansas was indicted on federal fraud charges on Wednesday for allegedly concealing ties to a Chinese university while doing research funded by the U.S. government, the..
Reuters - Published

Tyson to rebuild plant after fire, assures weekly pay for full-time workers

U.S. meat processor Tyson Foods Inc said on Monday it will rebuild its Holcomb, Kansas beef plant after a fire partly destroyed the facility last week and added that full-time, active employees would..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Kansas

Massive heat wave bakes central, eastern U.S. [Video]Massive heat wave bakes central, eastern U.S.

A gargantuan heat wave hunkered down over the central and eastern United States on Saturday, sending residents to cooling centers and inflicting cities with a heat index over 100 degrees Fahrenheit...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

Heat wave scorches eastern, central U.S. [Video]Heat wave scorches eastern, central U.S.

Forecasters are predicting temperatures to reach into the 90s on Saturday, with a massive heat wave blanketing across the eastern and central U.S. Nathan Frandino has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:10Published


Over 3,800 workers at Tyson Foods beef plant in Kansas out of work after fire

Some 3,800 workers at a Tyson Foods Inc meat-processing plant in Kansas will be out of work after a Friday night fire that caused significant damage, but the company on Sunday said it will provide them..
Reuters - Published

Tornadoes rip through Kansas after one killed, scores hurt by Ohio twisters

Several tornadoes reportedly touched down on Tuesday evening in Kansas to damage homes, uproot trees and rip down power lines, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.
Reuters - Published

Top Kansas court rules state constitution protects abortion rights

The Kansas Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the state's constitution protects a woman's right to an abortion and upheld an injunction blocking a state law that would have banned a common second..
Reuters - Published

Tiger attacks Kansas zoo keeper after 'error' brought two together

A rare Sumatran tiger attacked a worker at the Topeka Zoo in Kansas on Saturday, wounding the back of her head and neck before other staff members were able to coax the animal away with food, officials..
Reuters - Published

Tiger attacks zoo keeper in Topeka, Kansas

A rare Sumatran tiger attacked a woman working at the Topeka Zoo in Kansas on Saturday in an incident witnessed by several visitors, an official said.
Reuters - Published

Man who admitted role in Kansas 'swatting' death gets 20 years

A California man was sentenced on Friday to 20 years in federal prison for making hoax calls, including a so-called "swatting" incident where Kansas police responded to a false report and fatally shot..
Reuters - Published

Amid U.S. Midwest flooding, residents in Missouri, Kansas rush to fill sandbags

Floodwaters that devastated swaths of Nebraska and Iowa rolled downstream along America's longest river on Thursday, swamping more Midwestern farmland as waterfront communities in Missouri and Kansas..
Reuters - Published

Supreme Court takes up Kansas identity theft case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider a bid by Kansas to revive the state's policy of prosecuting people for identity theft for using other people's Social Security numbers to gain..
Reuters - Published

Kansas judge calls girls the 'aggressor' in sex abuse case

The judge found the victims, aged 13 and 14, "were more an aggressor than a participant".
BBC News - Published

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