Removing King’s name in Kansas City opens wounds, discussion

U.S. 11/06/19, 20:39

Kansas City leaders and residents on Wednesday began what is likely to be a challenging conversation about how to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and recover from wounds inflicted during a nearly yearlong debate over naming a street for the civil rights icon in the majority white city. On Tuesday, ...

Kansas City votes to remove King’s name from historic street

U.S. 11/05/19, 23:30

Kansas City voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved removing Dr. Martin Luther King's name from one of the city's most historic boulevards, less than a year after the city council decided to rename The Paseo for the civil rights icon. Unofficial results vote showed the proposal to remove King's name received nearly ...

Police look for 2 men in Kansas bar shooting that killed 4

U.S. 10/06/19, 12:25

Two men opened fire inside a bar in Kansas City, Kansas, early Sunday, killing four people and wounding five others in a shooting believed to have stemmed from an earlier dispute, police said. Authorities were searching Sunday for the two gunmen, said Officer Thomas Tomasic, a police spokesman. He said the ...

Kansas boy very lucky to survive knife impaling his face

U.S. 06/17/19, 15:12

A 15-year-old Kansas boy got a large knife to the face, and doctors say he's extremely lucky. Jimmy Russell said her son, Eli Gregg, was playing Thursday evening outside of their home in Redfield, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) south of Kansas City, when she heard him scream. She found him ...

Galaxy win at Kansas City for 1st time since 2007

Soccer 05/29/19, 21:44

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 10th goal of the season in the 86th minute and Los Angeles beat Sporting Kansas City 2-0 on Wednesday night for the Galaxy's first road victory in the series since 2007.Los Angeles (9-5-1) has won two straight after losing four in a row. Kansas City (3-5-5) ...

Update: Tornado seriously injures 3 people in Kansas

U.S. 05/29/19, 09:33

The Latest on severe weather in the Midwest (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Officials say three people in Douglas County, west of Kansas City, Kansas, were seriously injured by a strong tornado that struck near the college town of Lawrence. The tornado touched down Tuesday night in a neighborhood south of Lawrence, which ...

Tornadoes ravage Kansas City area in latest spasm of storms

New York 05/29/19, 02:29

A vicious storm tore through the Kansas City area, spawning tornadoes that downed trees and power lines, damaged homes, and injured at least a dozen people in the latest barrage of severe weather that saw tornado warnings as far east as New York City. Parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey were ...

Update: Man hid under mattress to survive Kansas tornado

U.S. 05/28/19, 21:57

The Latest on tornadoes in the Midwest and Plains states (all times local): 9:50 p.m. A least a dozen homes have been destroyed or damaged in Linwood, Kansas, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of Kansas City. The Kansas City Star reports that 48-year-old Mark Duffin learned from his wife and a television ...

Sanchez provides closing act in 9th, White Sox edge Royals

Baseball 05/28/19, 18:34

Yolmer Sanchez provided the closing act in his two-day performance, hitting an RBI single in the ninth inning that sent the Chicago White Sox over the Kansas City Royals 2-1 Tuesday in the resumption of a suspended game.Getting the field into shape was quite a chore after play was stopped ...

Royals, White Sox game suspended in 5th for rain, tied at 1

Baseball 05/27/19, 19:52

Yolmer Sanchez hit a tying single, then entertained his White Sox teammates with a dugout show during a long rain delay before Chicago's game against the Kansas City Royals was suspended in the fifth inning with the score 1-all Monday.The teams will pick up Tuesday where they left off, with ...

Earthquakes’ Wondolowski scores 149th and 150th MLS goals

Sports 05/26/19, 20:54

Chris Wondolowski scored his 149th and 150th MLS goals in the San Jose Earthquakes' 2-1 victory over Toronto FC on Sunday night.The MLS career goals leader scored both from close range.Wondolowski got a yard's separation from Drew Moor and deftly redirected in Cristian Espinoza's cross in the 37th minute to ...

Russell’s hat trick helps Sporting beat Sounders, snap skid

Soccer 05/26/19, 19:38

Johnny Russell had a hat trick and Sporting Kansas City beat the Seattle Sounders 3-2 on Sunday to snap a seven-game winless streak.Nicolas Hasler took it away from Seattle's Handwalla Bwana near midfield and then led Yohan Croizet with a low pass to the right corner of the area. He ...

Merrifield singles in run in 10th, lifting Royals over Yanks

Baseball 05/26/19, 17:07

Whit Merrifield got a lucky hop on an RBI single in the 10th inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Yankees 8-7 Sunday despite blowing a six-run lead.Merrifield hit a sharp, two-out grounder toward third baseman Gio Urshela with speedster Billy Hamilton at second. The ball skipped ...

Paxton, Gregorius nearing returns for Yankees; Barrett on IL

Baseball 05/26/19, 12:40

Left-hander James Paxton and shortstop Didi Gregorius are closing in on their returns to the New York Yankees while right-hander Jake Barrett is heading to the injured list.The 30-year-old Paxton has had discomfort in his left knee but is on track to rejoin the rotation this week, manager Aaron Boone ...

Voit, Yanks beat KC 7-3, open twinbill with 6th win in row

Baseball 05/25/19, 16:22

Luke Voit hit a go-ahead homer in the seventh inning and the New York Yankees won their sixth game in a row, beating the Kansas City Royals 7-3 Saturday to open a day-night doubleheader.Friday night's game was postponed because of severe thunderstorms, forcing the split twinbill.J.A. Happ (4-3) threw six ...

Paxton still has knee issue; Gregorius to start 20-day clock

Sports 05/24/19, 18:42

The only New York Yankees in action Friday were those on the injured list.While the big league club was rained out in Kansas City, Yankees pitcher James Paxton and shortstop Didi Gregorius continued testing out their injuries in extended spring training Friday — with mixed results.Paxton still has discomfort in ...

Keller, Royals top Cardinals 8-2 in Game 1 of doubleheader

Baseball 05/22/19, 15:16

Brad Keller pitched seven-plus innings of two-hit baseball, Jorge Soler hit a three-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-2 Wednesday in the first game of a doubleheader.Severe storms around St. Louis forced Tuesday night's game to be postponed and created the day-night twinbill.Keller (3-5) ...

Ex-partner of deceased skater Coughlin says she was abused

Sports 05/21/19, 13:44

One of the former skating partners of two-time U.S. pairs champion John Coughlin has accused him in a series of Facebook posts of sexually assaulting her over a two-year period.Coughlin, who committed suicide in January, "hurt at least 10 people including me. He sexually abused me for 2 years. Nobody ...

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