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The Betsy DeVos Hearing Disaster

Washington DC - infoZine - <b>Diane Ravitch</b> said today: "At her Senate hearing, Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos demonstrated her unfitness for the job …

Education

Kansas City Man Sentenced for Laser Strike

Kansas City, MO - infoZine - Jordan Clarence Rogers, 26, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner on Tuesday, Jan. 17, …

Crime

Navient, Nation's Largest Student Loan Company, Sued for Failing Borrowers

Washington DC - infoZine - For years, Navient, formerly part of Sallie Mae, created obstacles to repayment by providing bad information, processing …

Loans

Lee's Summit Man Sentenced for Child Porn

Kansas City, Mo - infoZine - Douglas E. Sands, 56, of Lee’s Summit, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to five years in federal …

Crime

Overland Park Resident Identifies 311 Species in Kansas Birding Contest

Pratt, KS - infoZine - For one lucky Overland Park resident, Malcom Gold, that win came when he topped off his count at 311 unique bird species …

Final Missouri Deer and Archery Turkey Harvest, by the Numbers

Jefferson City, MO - infoZine - Missouri's 2016-2017 deer-hunting season ended Jan. 15 with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reporting a …

Hunting

Gladstone and Kansas City Residents Sentenced for Pharmacy Robberies

Kansas City, MO - infoZine - Julian R. King, 22, of Kansas City, MO was sentenced Wednesday U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to 21 months in …

Crime

State Street Corp. to Pay Millions in Criminal Penalty

Boston, MA - infoZine - In April 2016, the government charged two former high-ranking State Street executives, former Executive Vice President Ross …

Audi A3 Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award [video]

Arlington, VA - infoZine - To qualify for 2017 Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the five IIHS crashworthiness tests — small …

Audi

Congress Urged Not to Repeal New USDA Organic Rule

Washington DC - infoZine - The new rule ensures that animals used to produce organic meat, poultry, dairy and eggs are raised on farms with high …

Trek Recalls Disc Bicycles

Washington, DC - infoZine - This recall involves (about 800 bicycles and 300 wheels (in addition, about 160 bicycles and 40 wheels were sold in …

94 Abandoned Uranium Mines on the Navajo Nation Included in Cleanup Settlement

Washington DC - infoZine - Under the settlement, valued at over $600 million, Cyprus Amax Minerals Company and Western Nuclear, Inc., will perform …

Environment

U.S. Makes Second Payment to the Green Climate Fund, Oxfam Reaction

Boston, MA - infoZine - "Today, Oxfam applauds the US government’s second payment towards our $3 billion commitment to the Green Climate Fund, a Fund …

Climate Change

First Amendment Protections Include Anonymous Speakers Who Lose Lawsuits

Cincinnati, OH - infoZine - Maintaining one’s anonymity online may be warranted even in cases—like this one—where a court ruled that a blogger …

First Amendment

Deutsche Bank to Pay $7.2 Billion for Misleading Investors

Washington DC - infoZine - The Justice Department, along with federal partners, announced Tuesday a $7.2 billion settlement with Deutsche Bank …

Banking

Kansas City Airport Revenue Bond Credit Rating Gets Moody's Upgrade

Kansas City, MO - infoZine - Moody's Investors Service has upgraded the City of Kansas City, Missouri, Aviation Department’s outstanding revenue …

Banking

Former Kansas City Physician Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud

Kansas City, MO - infoZine - Wayne W. Williamson, 74, of Kansas City, waived his right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge …

Health Care

Overland Park Starts New Rental Properties Program

Overland Park, KS - infoZine - A new citywide rental licensing and inspection program is on track to begin in July. The program came about to …

Real Estate

BMW 3 Series, 2 Series Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ [video]

Arlington, VA - infoZine - The 2017 BMW 2 series, another midsize luxury car, also has improved headlights and is another Top Safety Pick+ winner.<p>The …

Autos

Customer Airline Baggage Fee Info with Airfare Proposed

Washington DC - infoZine - “Consumers should be able to pick the most affordable options based on their needs. Displaying the fees for transporting …

Airlines

RH Baby Child Recalls Mobiles

Washington DC - infoZine - This recall involves (about 1,000) RH Baby & Child vintage race car mobiles. The recalled mobiles are used as decorative …

Babies

Updated: Greater Kansas City Weekend Weather Ice Storm Warning 1/13-1/15

Ice storm warning continues to Monday

Climate

Obama: the Honor of Serving You As President [video]

This week, President Obama delivered his final weekly address thanking the American people for making him a better President and a better man.

United States

Eight St. Joseph Gang Members Charged in Federal RICO Indictment

Eight members of a violent St. Joseph, MO gang have been charged in a RICO indictment that alleges they committed murder, five attempted murders, …

Crime

United States Reaches $864 Million Settlement with Moody’s

The Department of Justice, 21 states, and the District of Columbia reached a nearly $864 million settlement agreement with Moody’s Investors Service …

Banking

Construction Company Owner, Kansas City Veteran Indicted in 'Rent-a-Vet' Scheme

The former owner of a local construction company and a Kansas City, MO veteran were indicted by a federal grand jury Friday for their roles in a …

Fraud

326 Kansas Crime Victims to Receive Support

The Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board awarded financial assistance to 326 victims of violent crime at its January meeting.

Crime

Former Kansas City IRS Employee Indicted for False Tax Returns

A former IRS employee was indicted by a federal grand jury Friday for filing false tax returns.

Taxes

Boosted Recalls Electric Skateboards

The lithium ion battery pack can overheat and smoke, posing a fire hazard.

Batteries