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In this Jan.18, 2007 file photo, Mark Schutter, former Larned State Hospital superintendent, stands in one of the rooms of the sexual preditors unit in Larned, Kan. At a time when Kansas legislators are seeking to find a mix of cuts and tax increases to fill  budget shortfalls, Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has recommended increasing funds for the sexual predator program despite criticism over costs and effectiveness. (Mike Hutmacher/The Wichita Eagle via AP)

Kansas faces criticism for cost of sex offender program

- Associated Press

Kansas is among a number of states facing questions about whether its program that commits sex offenders to involuntary treatment rehabilitates them or, as critics claim, merely warehouses them indefinitely due to public safety concerns.

FDA moves to halt Medtronic's production of drug pump

- Associated Press

The Food and Drug Administration has filed a court order against medical device giant Medtronic over repeated problems with its implantable drug pumps that went uncorrected for years.

Correction: Bratwurst Recall story

Associated Press

In an April 24 story about a bratwurst recall, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the company involved, North Clay Packing Co., is in Springfield, Illinois. The company is in Louisville, Illinois. In addition, the AP, relying on information from the Illinois Department of Agriculture, reported erroneously that the bratwurst was sold in Coles County. The product was sold in Clay County.

To salvage Klamath deal, tribes look to national forest

- Associated Press

A failed land deal that would have returned part of the former Klamath Indian Reservation to the Klamath Tribes has tribal leaders now eyeing the Fremont-Winema National Forest.

Dozens protest at meeting on PawSox stadium idea

Associated Press

Dozens of people have protested ahead of a meeting where the new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox are making a pitch to the state for a ballpark in downtown Providence.

Nepal quake death toll tops 4,000; villages plead for aid

- Associated Press

As the death toll from Nepal's devastating earthquake climbed past 4,000, aid workers and officials in remote, shattered villages near the epicenter pleaded Monday for food, shelter and medicine.

'Black-ish' creator set to write 'Good Times' movie

Associated Press

Good times are coming to the big screen. "Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris has been set to write the screenplay for a "Good Times" film based on the hit '70s sitcom, his manager confirmed to The Associated Press.