Armed man driving 130 mph was heading to White House with a gun, explosives

U.S. 03/28/19, 14:09

A Missouri man who threatened President Donald Trump and sped to the White House with a gun had driven 13 hours without stopping before he was pulled over along a West Virginia highway Wednesday, a trooper said. Eric Leonardo Charron of Kansas City, Missouri, was arraigned in Preston County Magistrate Court ...

Heels’ Williams ready to go, Little questionable with flu

Basketball 03/28/19, 12:44

North Carolina guard Kenny Williams is ready to go against Auburn in the NCAA Tournament after straining his hamstring last weekend, while top bench player Nassir Little is questionable with the flu.Williams was injured early in the second half of the top-seeded Tar Heels' win over Washington to reach the ...

EPA: No toxic releases at Superfund sites in flooded Midwest

Enviroment 03/27/19, 20:56

Flooding in the Midwest temporarily cut off a Superfund site in Nebraska that stores radioactive waste and explosives, inundated another one storing toxic chemical waste in Missouri, and limited access to others, federal regulators said Wednesday.The Environmental Protection Agency reported no releases of hazardous contaminants at any of eight toxic ...

White Sox, Royals ready to prove skeptics wrong this season

Baseball 03/27/19, 13:28

The consensus among prognosticators is that the Chicago White Sox or Kansas City Royals will finish in the bottom of the AL Central, and whichever avoids the cellar won't fare a whole lot better.Well, one of them will soon be undefeated.The White Sox and Royals meet Thursday at Kauffman Stadium ...

Update: EPA assessing Superfund sites in flooded areas

U.S. 03/26/19, 19:30

The Latest on flooding throughout the Midwest (all times local):7:25 p.m.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it is assessing two Superfund sites located in areas that have seen overwhelming floods in recent weeks.In this Monday, March 25, 2019 photo, tribal employees bring water, to elders and others who were stranded ...

Update: Reid has no new information on Hill situation

Sports 03/26/19, 12:44

The Latest on the NFL owners meetings Tuesday (all times EDT):1:30 p.m.Chiefs coach Andy Reid knew the questions about Tyreek Hill were coming. He simply had no information to provide regarding the All-Pro star wide receiver who was involved in a domestic battery episode in suburban Kansas City earlier this ...

Flooding damage extensive in Midwest and more rain forecast

U.S. 03/25/19, 17:15

Floodwaters are receding across most of the hard-hit Midwest, but there could be new problems if the forecast for significant rain later this week holds up. Already the flooding along the Missouri River and its tributaries has caused at least $3 billion damage and forced thousands from their homes as ...

Update: Flood levels reached record in 3 towns

U.S. 03/22/19, 16:06

The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 4 p.m. This year's round of Midwestern flooding is the worst ever at three locations in Nebraska. National Weather Service hydrologist Kevin Low said during a conference call Friday that the Missouri River reached record levels at Plattsmouth, Nebraska City and Brownville. It ...

More towns evacuate amid flooding on Missouri River

U.S. 03/22/19, 10:24

More towns are evacuating as the flooded Missouri River seeps over and through busted levees.The National Weather Service says the river is expected to crest Friday at levels just short of those reached during historic 1993 flooding in Atchison, Kansas, and St. Joseph, Missouri.About 1,200 residents of the Kansas town ...

ACLU: Black man detained while moving into own Kansas home

U.S. 03/21/19, 17:40

The Kansas chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday asked state officials to investigate after a black man was detained by police while moving into his home, then allegedly harassed for weeks and blocked by the police chief from filing a racial bias complaint with the department.Karle Robinson, ...

Update: Union Pacific working to repair tracks, bridges

U.S. 03/20/19, 12:42

The Latest on Midwest flooding (all times local):12:40 p.m.Union Pacific says its crews are working around the clock so rail traffic can return to normal in Nebraska and adjacent states hit by flooding from a late-winter storm and snowmelt.This Monday, March 18, 2019 photo taken by the South Dakota Civil ...

Royals brimming with optimism despite 100 losses a year ago

Baseball 03/20/19, 05:15

Very few teams coming off 100-loss seasons head to spring training full of confidence.The Kansas City Royals are a rare exception.Fresh off a strong finish to 2018, and after a quiet offseason for the first time in years, the Royals believe they are poised to take another step toward contention. ...

Chiefs sign Breeland in upgrade to beleaguered secondary

Football 03/19/19, 17:01

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed cornerback Bashaud Breeland to a $2 million contract for the upcoming season that could be worth an additional $3 million if incentives are met.The club announced the agreement, largely reached over the weekend, on Tuesday. Breeland even indicated it was close to becoming official ...

Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breaches levees

U.S. 03/18/19, 15:32

Hundreds of homes flooded in several Midwestern states after rivers breached at least a dozen levees following heavy rain and snowmelt in the region, authorities said Monday while warning that the flooding was expected to linger. About 200 miles of levees were compromised — either breached or overtopped — in four ...

Iowa State romps past KU 78-66 to win Big 12 tourney title

Sports 03/16/19, 19:18

Something about the Big 12 Tournament brings out the best in Iowa State.The fifth-seeded Cyclones raced to a big early lead against No. 17 Kansas, then leaned on some balanced scoring and enough stops down the stretch to beat the Jayhawks 78-66 on Saturday night and remain unbeaten in five ...

Kansas beats West Virginia 88-74 to reach Big 12 finals

Sports 03/15/19, 23:14

Dedric Lawson transferred to Kansas in part to win championships.He'll have that chance Saturday night.The former Memphis standout scored 24 points and the No. 17 Jayhawks, who failed to win a share of the Big 12 regular-season title for the first time in 15 years, roared into the conference tournament ...

Chiefs’ Hill linked to domestic battery case in suburban KC

Football 03/15/19, 17:46

The Chiefs are investigating an incident in which star receiver Tyreek Hill was involved in a domestic battery episode in suburban Kansas City earlier this week.The team said in a statement to The Associated Press that it was aware of a police report filed Thursday by the Overland Park Police ...

No. 17 Kansas beats Texas 65-57 in Big 12 quarterfinals

Sports 03/14/19, 22:54

Devon Dotson scored 17 points, Dedric Lawson added 16 and No. 17 Kansas pulled away in the second half for a 65-57 victory over Texas on Thursday night in the Big 12 Tournament quarterfinals.David McCormack added 13 points and a career-best nine rebounds for the third-seeded Jayhawks (24-9), who advanced ...

Chiefs sign Mathieu amid overhaul of much-maligned defense

Football 03/14/19, 17:31

With a bright red hat perched jauntily on his mop-like hairdo, Tyrann Mathieu signed his contract with the Kansas City Chiefs and became the centerpiece of the offseason overhaul of their defense.Hardly the only piece, though.The Chiefs also signed former Cowboys linebacker Damien Wilson and agreed to terms with former ...

Chiefs release erstwhile star Berry as free agency begins

Sports 03/13/19, 16:12

The Kansas City Chiefs began free agency Wednesday by cutting one of their most popular players in strong safety Eric Berry, who was a dynamic presence when he was healthy but had missed significant time throughout his careWhile other teams were touting new additions, the Chiefs announced Berry's release shortly ...

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