LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Some anti-tobacco groups say Kansas is among the states spending less than recommended on programs to stop people from smoking. They say Kansas spends less than $1 million on such programs, ranking it 41st in the nation in per-capita spending. But state health officials say the high school smoking rate in Kansas is lower than the national average and the rate in neighboring states that spend more.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Koch Industries has completed its purchase of an Illinois company that makes electronic components and cables. Koch is buying Molex for $7.2 billion and the deal is expected to close by the end of the year.
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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Prosecutors say they will seek a Hard 50 sentence in the trial of a Wichita man accused of injecting another man with a lethal dose of meth and dumping his body in a field. Dang Sean is one of six men charged in the death of Shawn Lindsey last January. His trial starts on Tuesday.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - The federal government has proposed fining Rail Car Services $133,000 over health and safety violations at its facility in Kansas City. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it found repeat violations during a recent inspection. And it says the company failed to provide workers with proper training.
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