Kansas governor rescinds order protecting gay state workers


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will no longer ban discrimination against gays, lesbians, bisexuals and the transgendered in hiring and employment in much of state government because of an action announced Tuesday by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.

  • Written by JOHN HANNA, AP Political Writer

Survival for some endangered species hinges on 'Frozen Zoo'


ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — Whenever an endangered animal dies at the San Diego Zoo, researchers race out, regardless of the hour, to remove its sperm or eggs, maybe a bit of ear or eyeball, and carefully freeze the cells in liquid nitrogen.

  • Written by JULIE WATSON, Associated Press

US withdrawing most troops fighting Ebola in West Africa

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Ebola outbreak sharply reduced, the United States is preparing to withdraw nearly all of its troops fighting the disease in West Africa and President Barack Obama is planning for the next steps planned by the administration.


Boko Haram kidnaps hundreds, tells stories of Chibok girls

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — When Islamic extremists snatched more than 270 girls from the Chibok boarding school in Nigeria in the dead of night, protests broke out worldwide. The U.S. pledged to help find them, and the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag was born.

  • Written by CHIKA ODUAH, Associated Press