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  • KCK man and woman sentenced to lengthy federal prison terms for Stilwell bank robbery

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A second man who helped rob a Kansas bank before leading police on a chase with a toddler in the getaway car has been sentenced to federal prison. A judge sentenced 19-year-old Jacob L. Smith on Monday in his hometown of Kansas City, Kansas. Smith pleaded guilty to bank robbery and brandishing a firearm, and was sentenced to 25 years behind bars. A co-defendant, 40-year-old Gary Jordan, is serving a related three-decade prison term. In […]

  • North Carolina’s ‘bathroom bill’ will cost state more than $3.76 billion in lost business

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” isn’t hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years, according to an Associated Press analysis. Over the past year, North Carolina has suffered financial hits ranging from scuttled plans for a PayPal facility that would have added an estimated $2.66 billion to the state’s economy to a canceled Ringo Starr concert that deprived a […]

  • Nationwide protests bring thousands to Russia’s streets

    MOSCOW — Russia’s opposition, often written off by critics as a small and irrelevant coterie of privileged urbanites, put on an impressive nationwide show of strength Sunday with dozens of protest across the vast country. Hundreds were arrested, including Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent critic. It was the biggest show of defiance since a 2011-2012 wave of demonstrations rattled the Kremlin and led to harsh new laws aimed at suppressing dissent. Almost all […]

  • 46 dogs arrive in New York after being rescued from Korean meat farm

    NEW YORK — Forty-six dogs were flown to New York from South Korea after being rescued at a farm where they were to be slaughtered for human consumption, animal advocates said Sunday. The Humane Society International is responsible for saving the dogs that were fed barely enough to survive. The animals arrived at Kennedy International Airport late Saturday and were headed to emergency shelters in New York, Maryland and Pennsylvania on Sunday. The farm in Goyang, a city just north […]

  • Blaming conservatives, Trump signals new openness to Democrats

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Sunday attacked conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill to replace former President Barack Obama’s health care law, as aides signaled a greater willingness to work with moderate Democrats on upcoming legislative battles from the budget and tax cuts to health care. On Twitter, Trump complained: “Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!” The Freedom […]

  • Kansas lawmakers considering lottery vending machines

    TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Lottery players soon might be able to buy tickets from vending machines. The House voted this week in support of the move, which the state lottery has sought for three years. Lottery spokeswoman Sally Lunsford said the measure would increase lottery revenue and cut labor costs for retailers, where ticket buyers could bypass clerks and use the self-service machines. She said 37 other states, including Missouri, Colorado and Oklahoma, use the machines. Vending machines have increased […]

  • One dead, 15 wounded in Cincinnati night club gunfight

    CINCINNATI — A gunfight broke out inside a crowded Cincinnati nightclub early Sunday, leaving one man dead and 15 others wounded after a dispute among several patrons escalated into a shootout, authorities said. No suspects were in custody by late afternoon in the shooting at the Cameo club, which has a history of gun violence, and police said there was no indication of any terrorism link. Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac said one of the wounded was in “extremely critical […]

  • Harrison Ford says he was distracted when he flew over plane

    LOS ANGELES — Actor Harrison Ford said he was distracted and concerned about turbulence from another aircraft last month when he mistakenly landed on a taxiway at a Southern California airport after flying low over an airliner with 116 people aboard, according to an audio recording released Friday. “I’m the schmuck who landed on the taxiway,” Ford told an air traffic controller shortly after the near-miss on Feb. 13 at John Wayne Airport in Orange County. Recordings of Ford’s conversations […]

  • Vegas Strip reopens after gunman surrenders following fatal shooting

    LAS VEGAS — A man riding on a double decker bus on the Las Vegas Strip pulled a gun and started shooting, killing one person and wounding another before barricading himself inside in a standoff that lasted hours before he finally surrendered. The standoff began about 11 a.m. PDT Saturday on the bus when it was stopped on Las Vegas Boulevard near the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino. “He was on the bus. He was shooting people on the bus. He was just […]

  • Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher honored with humor, music and dance at memorial

    LOS ANGELES — Laughter, music and the tapping of dancing shoes reverberated throughout a public memorial to Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, which loved ones say is just how the actresses would have wanted it. There were few tears throughout the two-hour ceremony Saturday, which honored the mother-daughter duo’s impact on film, culture and those who knew them with a mix of photos, videos, and anecdotes that kept the audience laughing and applauding. Todd Fisher led the ceremony, which he […]

  • Pitts, Ndow lead Northwest Missouri State to D-II championship

    National Champs!Another trophy coming back to Maryville!@NWbball #D2MBB #MarchCatness pic.twitter.com/ajCwiG3HKd — Jason Lamb (@jasonlambkc) March 25, 2017 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Justin Pitts scored 23 points, Chris-Ebou Ndow had a double-double and Northwest Missouri State beat Fairmont State 71-61 Saturday in the NCAA Division II championship game. Ndow finished with 17 points and 18 rebounds and Anthony Woods scored 13 with five rebounds and five assists for Northwest Missouri State (35-1). The Bearcats won their first men’s basketball national championship […]

  • Top basketball recruit Michael Porter Jr. announces commitment to Mizzou on Twitter

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — Top-ranked basketball recruit Michael Porter Jr., announced his commitment to the University of Missouri on Friday afternoon, quickly closing his recruitment shortly after he reopened it earlier this week. He was released from his National Letter of Intent to play for the Washington Huskies on Thursday. pic.twitter.com/vvCrOc2zVT — Michael Porter Jr. (@TheMPJ1) March 24, 2017 pic.twitter.com/YGWlxeKzC1 — Michael Porter Jr. (@TheMPJ1) March 24, 2017 Porter Jr., is a consensus 5-star small forward. Rivals pegs him as the top […]