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Overland Parks' Fire Damage Loss $23-$25 Million

Overland Park, KS - infoZine - CityPlace's damage is estimated at $20 million; and to the 25 homes, either damaged or destroyed, at $3 to $5 million. …

Web Site

Experian Fined for Deceiving Consumers in Marketing Credit Scores

Washington, DC - infoZine - Experian claimed the credit scores it marketed and provided to consumers were used by lenders to make credit decisions. …

Personal Finance

Scrap Metal Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

Kansas City, MO - infoZine - Joseph Lee Scott Deardorff, 31, of Kansas City, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Dean Whipple to the charge …

Taxes

No Word on Missing UN Team in DR Congo

Kinshasa - infoZine - Those missing are Michael Sharp, an American; Zaida Catalán, a Swede; Betu Tshintela, a Congolese interpreter; Isaac Kabuayi, a …

Africa

Mongolia to Diversify Exports, World Bank Project

Ulaanbaatar - infoZine - The project, to be implemented by the government of Mongolia in the next 4 ½ years, will support Mongolia’s economic …

World Bank

NASA Mission to Study Churning Chaos in Milky Way

Washington DC - infoZine - NASA has selected a science mission that will measure emissions from the interstellar medium, which is the cosmic material …

Astronomy

Arkansas Pavers Banned from Doing Nusiness in Kansas

Topeka KS - infoZine - Albert Jeffrey and Allen Jeffrey, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, doing business as J. Boys Blacktop and Asphalt Paving, were ordered …

What's Keeping Africa's Namib Desert Ecosystem Going? Fog and Dew

Washington, DC - infoZine - The fog also comes from groundwater and other sources, report ecohydrologists supported by the National Science …

Water

LectroFan Sound Machines Power Adapters Recalled

Washington DC - infoZine - This recall involves (about 35,000) power adapters sold with LectroFan sound machines. The adapter has “ASTI AC Adapter” …

Gear & Gadgets

CFPB Proposes Flexibility to Mortgage Lenders in Collecting Information

Washington, DC - infoZine - The CFPB believes the proposed amendments will provide greater clarity to lenders regarding their obligations under the …

Loans

Peru Travel Alert

Washington DC - infoZine - Peru’s meteorology service expects heavy rains to continue through the end of March and into April. The Government of Peru …

Little Giant Ladders Recalled

Washington DC - infoZine - This recall involves (about 37,000) Little Giant Velocity™, LT™ and Liberty™ multipurpose ladders. The ladders have joints …

Product Recalls

The 2017 Honda CR-V Is a Top Safety Pick+ [video]

Arlington, VA - infoZine - Like the previous generation of the small SUV, the 2017 CR-V earns across-the-board good crashworthiness ratings. It is …

Honda

French Guiana Travel Alert

Washington DC - infoZine - The U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo, Suriname, is able to provide only very limited consular services in French Guiana. U.S. …

Travel

2017 Greater Kansas City Area Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates Sites

Kansas City, MO - infoZine - The Mid-America Regional Council Solid Waste Management District will host 11 mobile events to collect household …

Recycling

NASA Confirms Biofuels Reduce Jet Engine Pollution

Washington DC - infoZine - The findings are the result of a cooperative international research program led by NASA and involving agencies from …

Aerospace

The Reckless Presidential Budget, Oxfam

Boston, MA - infoZine - “This budget is a narrow-minded, small-hearted reimagining of America’s role in the world,” said Raymond C. Offenheiser, …

Foreign Policy

National Science Foundation Awards 2017 Graduate Research Fellowships

Washington DC - infoZine - "This unique program has nurtured economic innovation and leadership in the U.S. continuously since 1952 -- by recruiting …

Education

Kansas Man Pleads Guilty in Federal Hate Crime Investigation

Kansas City, MO - infoZine - Diego Martinez, 28, pleaded guilty Thursday to making false statements to the FBI during a federal hate crime …

Crime

CFPB Acts Against Nationstar Mortgage for Flawed Mortgage Loan Reporting

Washington, DC - infoZine - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) ordered Nationstar Mortgage LLC to pay a $1.75 million civil penalty for …

Mortgages

Kansas City International Airport Passenger Boardings Still Climbing

Kansas City, MO - infoZine - The City of Kansas City, MO Aviation Department reports that 764,925 passengers arrived and departed through Kansas City …

Four Kansas City Residents Charged with Kidnapping Two Victims at Gunpoint

Kansas City, MO - infoZine - Jeremy M. Dobson, 30, his brother, Joshua A. Dobson, 25, Courtney J. Devero, 25, and Justin D. Watson, 21, all of Kansas …

The IDSA on the Trump Budget Blueprint

Washington DC - infoZine - IDSA is very concerned that the blueprint proposes lifting sequestration only for defense—an unprecedented move that would …

Heading Outdoors? Time to "Be Bear Aware"

Jefferson City, MO - infoZine - The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds people to "Be Bear Aware" by not feeding bears and not …

Wildlife

World Bank Supports Improved Public Spending and Productivity in Colombia

Washington, DC - infoZine - The First Fiscal Sustainability and Competitiveness Development Policy Financing Project will support measures of fiscal …

NASA TV to Air Three U.S. Spacewalks

Washington DC - infoZine - The spacewalks currently are scheduled for March 24, April 2 and April 7. NASA TV will provide complete coverage beginning …

Water Scarcity in North Africa and Near East Needs Response

Cairo, Egypt - infoZine - Accessible fresh water in the region has fallen by two-thirds in the past 40 years. It now amounts to 10 times less per …

Agriculture

Three Tax Preparers Indicted for Tax Fraud Conspiracy

Kansas City, MO - infoZine - Azareia Derseh, 36, his brother, Ananeia Derseh, 39, and Quashanda King, 36, all of Kansas City, were charged in a …

Taxes

Paleontologists Find Fossil Relative of Ginkgo Biloba

Washington DC - infoZine - The find helps scientists better understand the evolution and diversity of ancient seed plants.<p>The fossils, from the …

Dinosaurs