TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Wearing a light blue Sporting Kansas City scarf, Governor Sam Brownback said he's proud of Kansas' first team to win a major professional sports championship. Brownback said yesterday that winning the Major League Soccer title put the Kansas City region firmly in the center of the United States soccer map.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A federal judge will hear arguments in a lawsuit filed by Kansas and Arizona seeking to force modifications in a national voter registration form so the states can fully enforce proof-of-citizenship requirements. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren will take up the request for a preliminary injunction today in Wichita. The states want an order requiring the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to change the national voter registration form before next year's midterm elections.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Two scientists from China have been charged with trying to steal seed samples from a company's research facility in Kansas. The office of the U.S. Attorney for Kansas said yesterday that 47-year-old Weiqiang Zhang of Manhattan, and 63-year-old Wengui Yan of Stuttgart, Arkansas are each charged with one count of conspiracy to steal trade secrets. They each face up to 10 years in prison and fines.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Shawnee County jury has found a 39-year-old Topeka man guilty on dozens of counts of sexually exploiting children. The Capital-Journal reports Jason Hachmeister was convicted Thursday on 105 counts of sexual exploitation of children. He was found not guilty on three counts.
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