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News Minute: Here is the latest Kansas news from The Associated Press

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NEW YORK (AP) - Textron is laying off about 600 Cessna and Beechcraft workers in Kansas. The company says both management and non-management jobs will be eliminated at the Wichita-based aircraft makers over the next 60 days. Word of the job cuts comes just over a month after Textron bought Beechcraft for $1.4 billion.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has signed legislation nullifying city and county gun restrictions. The law taking effect in July will sweep away local limits on open carry. But cities and counties could still prevent people from having guns in public buildings.

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas judge says he'll allow a name change for the soldier convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks. That clears the way for Bradley Manning's name to be changed to Chelsea in military records but won't require the military to treat Manning as a woman. Army behavioral health specialists have diagnosed Manning with gender identity disorder.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Spirit Airlines says it will start flying out of Kansas City this summer. The low-budget airline has announced five daily flights beginning in early August -- to Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Detroit and Las Vegas.

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