delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:43:17 +0000 Today in the News: Georgia governor signs 'guns everywhere bill' Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Quote of note

"Roughly 500,000 Georgia citizens have a permit of this kind, which is approximately 5 percent of our population. License holders have passed background checks and are in good standing with the law. This law gives added protections to those who have played by the rules -- and who can protect themselves and others from those who don't play by the rules." - Business update: Apple increases buyback, will split stock Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press Foreign minister vows response if Russians attacked in Ukraine Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press South Korea ferry death toll hits 156 as search gets tougher Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press Material on Australian shore examined in Malaysia Airlines jet hunt Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:10:20 +0000 The Associated Press Morning Jolt: Lupita Nyong'o named 'Most Beautiful' by People Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:01:51 +0000 In the news

People magazine has named Lupita Nyong'o as the "World's Most Beautiful" for 2014. The 31-year-old actress, who won a best supporting actress Oscar for her role in "12 Years a Slave," tops the magazine's list, announced Wednesday. Commenting on being selected for this year's cover, Nyong'o says: "It was exciting [...]]]> News briefs Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:00:00 +0000 Oil painting class at Carriage Factory

A beginner’s landscape oil painting class will be taught by artist Jan Schoen on Saturday, April 26. The event is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St.

The class will be a step-by-step paint-along with the instructor, who will focus on linear perspective, light and color. All supplies are included in the class fee of $95.

Class size is limited. Reservations can be made by [...]]]> Hesston College Earth Day celebration to focus on transportation alternatives Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 HESSTON  – When Hesston College physics instructor Nelson Kilmer was shopping for a new vehicle in late 2013, he had one goal in mind – to lower his environmental impact.

He achieved his goal with the Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid, which is charged off of solar panels producing electricity for his house. The solar powered nature of his vehicle has meant only one fuel purchase since December 2013, an average of 99 miles per gallon of fuel over the last three months [...]]]> Business update: McDonald's 1Q profit slips as US sales decline Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press Seabed hunt for Malaysia Airlines jet stretches beyond week Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press Cries of anguish as South Korea ferry death toll tops 100 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press High court upholds Michigan affirmative action ban Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:58:09 +0000 The Associated Press Public transportation needs in Harvey County Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:14:25 +0000 By Jeff Guy Newton Kansan

Newton may not strike one as a public transportation town. It's not like in the movies where someone can hail a taxi any time he or she wants. There are not depots with people waiting for a bus.

Yet for many people who do not drive, the local cab service that drives customers to points in Newton and the interurban service that transports people to places inside or outside Harvey County, is a lifeline - a system that keeps them physically connected to the outside [...]]]> Morning Jolt: Biden says Russia must 'stop talking and start acting' Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:52:05 +0000 In the news

Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that "it's time to stop talking and start acting" to reduce tension in Ukraine, offering a show of support for the besieged nation as an international agreement aimed at stemming its ongoing crisis appeared in doubt.

Standing alongside acting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Biden called on Moscow to encourage pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine to vacate government buildings and [...]]]> Today in the News: Ford CEO to retire, reports say Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 News to know

According to a report by Bloomberg News, Ford CEO Alan Mulally will retire within a month, and Mark Fields will be named his successor. Fields is currently COO for Ford. Mulally has been the head of Ford since 2006 and led the company through the recession without taking a government bailout, which other American automakers did. [...]]]> Business update: AT&T explores expansion of super-fast Internet Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Teen OK after riding in wheel well of Hawaii-bound jet Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Sub search for missing Malaysia Airlines jet two-thirds complete Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:12:41 +0000 Boston Marathon begins under tight security Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:25:12 +0000 delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:43:17 +0000 delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:43:17 +0000