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  • Ariana Grande announces return to Manchester for benefit concert

    NEW YORK — Ariana Grande has vowed to return to Manchester, England, to give a concert to raise money for the victims of Monday’s deadly bombing at her show there. In a statement both defiant and heavy with emotion, the pop star on Friday wrote to her fans, saying “we won’t let hate win” and “we won’t let this divide us.” She apologized for any pain and offered to “extend my hand and heart and everything I possibly can give […]

  • Women-only screening planned for ‘Wonder Woman’ at KC cinema

    NEW YORK — Take a seat, “Thor.” Scattered plans among Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas to host women-only screenings of the upcoming “Wonder Woman” movie have produced both support and some grumbling about gender discrimination. The Kansas City location is one of the theaters hosting the ladies-only event. The theater will hold their event on Tuesday, June 6. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Hope House, a metro shelter for victims of domestic violence. The KC cinema posted a […]

  • Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69

    SAVANNAH, Ga. — Music legend Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom and spawn Southern rock, died Saturday, a publicist said. He was 69. Allman died at his home in Savannah, Georgia, publicist Ken Weinstein said. A statement on the singer’s website says he “passed away peacefully.” Allman had cancelled some 2016 tour dates, announcing on Aug. 5 that he was “under his doctor’s care at […]

  • Royals rally back from early deficit to beat Indians 6-4

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Jorge Bonifacio couldn’t stop smiling after leading the Kansas Royals to a comeback victory over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night. Not only did his two-run double in the eighth inning give the Royals a 6-4 victory, the clutch hit came off relief ace Andrew Miller. It doesn’t get much better for a rookie in his second month as a big leaguer. “It feels amazing,” Bonifacio said. “To have the game-winning hit against one of the best […]

  • Two toddlers found dead in hot car in North Texas

    WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) — Two toddlers were found dead in a hot car in a rural North Texas neighborhood. A Parker County Sheriff’s Office statement says the 2-year-old girl and 16-month-old boy were found about 4:30 p.m. Friday by their mother in a subdivision near Lake Weatherford. The statement says temperatures at the time were about 96 degrees. The mother, whom deputies did not identify, told investigators that her children “took off” and she was searching for them when she […]

  • Prosecutors to seek death penalty against Platte Co. man for murders of 4 family members

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Prosecutors will seek the death penalty if a northwest Missouri man is convicted of killing four members of his family. Attorneys will present evidence for the death penalty case in a June 1 hearing in Platte County Circuit Court. Grayden Lane Denham, 25, is accused of fatally shooting his grandparents, his sister and her 3-month-old son in February. Their bodies were found outside a burning home near Edgerton. He has pleaded not guilty and is being held […]

  • Kansas distributor recalls precooked sausage due to metal

    JUNCTION CITY, Kan. — A Kansas food distributor has recalled nearly 100,000 pounds of precooked sausage products that might contain metal. The recall announced by Armour Eckrich Meats includes more than 8,000 cases of 16.6-ounce packages of “Eckrich Smok-y Cheddar Breakfast sausage, Naturally Hardwood Smoked.” The fully-cooked pork, turkey and beef breakfast sausage were produced and packaged from April 26 to April 28. They were distributed in Kansas, Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. The labels have the case or UPC […]

  • Greg Gianforte, GOP candidate for congress in Montana, charged with misdemeanor assault of reporter

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Republican candidate for Montana’s sole congressional seat was charged with misdemeanor assault Wednesday night after witnesses told police Greg Gianforte grabbed a reporter by the neck and slammed him to the ground the night before polls close in the nationally-watched election. Gallatin County Sheriff’s Brian Gootkin made the announcement late Wednesday in a statement posted to the county web site. Gianforte would face a maximum $500 fine or 6 months in jail if convicted. The […]

  • Royals only manage four hits in 3-0 loss to Yankees

    NEW YORK (AP) — Luis Severino opened with a 97 mph fastball on the low, inside corner of the plate, and Alcides Escobar drove it deep to center field. Jacoby Ellsbury sprinted 107 feet, raised his glove above his head and snagged the ball as his head jarred into the wall. He landed on his back, toppled head over heels to the warning track but held on. “It set the tone of the game. Escobar is standing on third or […]

  • Reporter alleges Montana GOP hopeful ‘body slammed’ him day before special election

    HELENA, Mont. — A reporter said the Republican candidate for Montana’s sole congressional seat body-slammed him Wednesday, the day before the polls close in the nationally watched special election. Greg Gianforte was in a private office giving an interview when Guardian newspaper reporter Ben Jacobs came in without permission, campaign spokesman Shane Scanlon said. In an audio recording posted by the Guardian, the reporter asks the congressional candidate about the GOP’s health care bill, which was just evaluated hours earlier […]

  • Half of new Cosby jury pool have opinions on his guilt

    PHILADELPHIA — Half of the new jury pool being questioned Wednesday in Bill Cosby’s sex assault case said they’ve formed an opinion on his guilt or innocence, while one knows Cosby or his family. Eleven jurors have been chosen this week for the case starting June 5 in suburban Philadelphia. Those who have opinions aren’t necessarily disqualified if they convince the judge they can put that aside and focus on the evidence. Cosby’s lawyers have complained about prosecutors striking two […]

  • Watch live: SUNY provost set to be new University of Missouri chancellor

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — The University of Missouri System is set to hire the provost and executive vice chancellor at the State University of New York to run its flagship campus in Columbia, two years after the previous chancellor resigned amid protests over racial concerns on campus. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that multiple sources confirmed that Alexander Cartwright will be the next leader of the Columbia campus. The Board of Curators for the four-campus University of Missouri system is expected to […]