The head of the European Parliament's defence committee cast doubt Tuesday on the utility of "punitive strikes" on Syria and insisted that the options for an eventual diplomatic solution are "more open" than people think.
Police are seeking information in a stabbing they say occurred in Wichita before 7:43 p.m. Saturday.
At that time a passerby called 911, bringing Wichita police to the Central bridge near Seneca. They found a man with blood all over his shirt and wounds in his torso, said Lt. Doug Nolte.
The man, 51, was taken to Via Christi on St. Francis. He had “a lot to drink,” was uncooperative, and said he got hurt in a fall, Nolte said. He was in critical condition at the hospital, Nolte said.
Nelson Mandela's discharge after nearly three months in hospital showed that he had made "progress," South African President Jacob Zuma said Tuesday, adding the 95-year-old was responding to treatment.
By Jonathon Burch ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, accused of authoritarian rule at demonstrations in June, has taken a step towards what he hopes will be a stronger executive presidency after two senior politicians publicly backed him for the post. With less than a year to the vote, speculation has been mounting over what role Erdogan and Abdullah Gul, who occupies the current largely figurehead presidential post, will play in Turkey's first popular presidential election in 2014. The two were founding members of the ruling AK Party (AKP) in 2001 and longtime allies. ...
A 23-year-old Wichita man died Sunday after a one-car crash where police say alcohol and excessive speed were the cause.
Tan B. Tran was ejected on impact after the car he was driving crashed on westbound East Pawnee, hitting the concrete support of the bridge where the Kansas Turnpike goes over Pawnee in south Wichita, police said.
One witness told police he was driving in the same direction on Pawnee at 40 miles per hour and that Tran’s car passed him going much faster, said Lt. Joe Schroeder of the Wichita police.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Twelve years after taking over an IOC recovering from its worst ethics scandal, Jacques Rogge is leaving with the Olympic body in much sturdier shape but facing serious challenges.
When state lawmakers return to the Capitol this week for a rare September session, they’ll be busy trying to fix an unconstitutional murder-sentencing law, confirming a controversial judge and facing an insurgent effort to repeal proof-of-citizenship requirements for state voters.
The special session is scheduled to begin bright and early at 8 a.m. Tuesday.
The main reason for the special session, repairing the state’s Hard 50 murder sentencing law, appears by all indications to be a slam dunk; support seems solid among Republicans who dominate the Statehouse and in the much smaller Democratic caucus.
The Derby woman who died Sunday morning was identified Monday as Lonnie Staggs, 44, Derby Police Chief Robert Lee said.
In addition, Lee said Derby detectives were in Missouri on Monday meeting with local law enforcement to discuss the extradition of Charles A. Beck, who was arrested Sunday night in connection with the stabbing of Staggs’ 15-year-old son.
Her son was released from the hospital Sunday after he was stabbed in the throat at about 10 a.m. at their home in the 1400 block of North Nixon, near K-15 and 71st Street South.