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  • Chobani Yogurt sues right-wing radio host Alex Jones

    BOISE, Idaho — Greek yogurt giant Chobani filed a lawsuit Monday against right-wing radio host Alex Jones, accusing the conspiracy theorist of publishing false information about the company. Chobani says that Jones and his InfoWars website posted fabricated stories earlier this month that linked Chobani owner Hamdi Ulukaya and the company to a sexual assault case involving refugee children. The company filed the lawsuit in Idaho District Court in Twin Falls, where it operates the largest yogurt plant in the […]

  • Judge W. Brent Powell appointed to Missouri Supreme Court

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Jackson County Circuit Judge W. Brent Powell was appointed Tuesday to the Missouri Supreme Court, marking the first high-profile judicial selection by new Republican Gov. Eric Greitens. Powell will replace former Judge Richard Teitelman, who died in November at his home in St. Louis. Powell, a 46-year-old Kansas City resident, was appointed by former Republican Gov. Matt Blunt as a Jackson County judge in 2008. He previously spent seven years as an assistant U.S. attorney in […]

  • Woman killed, firefighter hurt during Lawrence house blaze

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Authorities say a woman was killed and a firefighter injured during a blaze at a house in Lawrence, Kansas. The city’s fire department said in a news release that firefighters managed to pull the woman from the burning, one-story home about 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, but she died at the scene. Her name was not immediately released. The city said a firefighter sustained a minor injury. There was no immediate word on what may have sparked the fire. […]

  • Davidson sparks 8-run 6th as White Sox pummel Royals 12-1

    CHICAGO (AP) — Matt Davidson has made the most of his 38 at-bats so far. He leads the White Sox in home runs with four, and his 14 RBIs ties him for tops on the team. About the only thing he hasn’t done is crack the everyday lineup, which is why Chicago manager Rick Renteria was asked — again — after a 12-1 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night what the 26-year-old has to do to earn […]

  • Small plane crash claims two lives in central Missouri

    BOONVILLE, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol says two people died when a small plane crashed in central Missouri. Patrol spokesman Sgt. Scott White says the plane went down Monday afternoon on Highway 98 as it approached Jesse Viertel Memorial Airport near Boonville. White says the pilot, 67-year-old Charles McCutcheon, of Fayette, and 49-year-old passenger Bryan Roth, of Franklin, were killed. Federal authorities will be at the site Tuesday to determine the cause of the crash. Highway 98 […]

  • Cerner fraud conspirator from Texas sentenced, ordered to pay $19 million

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The leader of a multi-million fraud that involved impersonating Cerner employees was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison and ordered to pay $19 million in restitution. Fifty-six-year-old Albert Davis, of Richardson, Texas, was sentenced Monday. He pleaded guilty in October to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Prosecutors say the conspirators created a fake Cerner business entity, a fake Cerner bank account, a fake Cerner Internet domain and leased virtual office space for a fake […]

  • Kansas City teen shot during alleged cookie theft files lawsuit against store clerk, employers

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A teenager who was shot by a Kansas City store clerk who thought the boy was shoplifting a package of cookies is suing the clerk and his employers. The lawsuit on behalf of Ryan Jones was filed earlier this month against 27-year-old Mohammed Abdi and Pic N Save LLC. Abdi was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to second-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon. Court documents say Jones, who was 16 at the […]

  • Dallas police responding to possible active shooter

    DALLAS — Dallas police say officers are responding to a possible active shooter situation at an office building in the north of the city. Police have provided no other details, including whether any shots have been fired or any injuries were reported in 911 calls Monday morning. Television footage shows a heavy police response, including a SWAT team, at the multi-story office building along an interstate in northern Dallas. A broken window can be seen on one of the upper […]

  • Royals fall to Rangers, 5-2, in rough finale of 4-game sweep

    ARLINGTON, Texas — Yu Darvish didn’t get pulled early this time, and didn’t have to try to explain a puzzling loss for Texas. The Japanese right-hander pitched eight innings in his longest outing since elbow surgery two years ago and the Rangers scored the tying and go-ahead runs without a hit, completing a four-game sweep with a 5-2 win over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday. The 30-year-old Darvish retired 15 of 16 batters after giving up three consecutive hits […]

  • North Korea detains US citizen, the 3rd American being held there

    PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen, officials said Sunday, bringing to three the number of Americans now being held there. Tony Kim, who also goes by his Korean name Kim Sang-duk, was detained on Saturday, according to Park Chan-mo, the chancellor of the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. Park said Kim, who is 58, taught accounting at the university for about a month. He said Kim was detained by officials as he was trying […]

  • ‘Happy Days’ star Erin Moran dies at 56

    NEW YORK — Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms “Happy Days” and “Joanie Loves Chachi,” has died. Police in Harrison County, Indiana said that she had been found unresponsive Saturday after authorities received a 911 call. She was 56 and the cause of death has not been determined. Moran had endured numerous struggles in recent years. Moran was already a veteran actress when in 1974 she was cast in “Happy Days” as Joanie, […]

  • American Airlines tries to learn from United’s mistakes in incident

    NEW YORK — Another day, another cellphone video of a conflict on an airplane. American Airlines said it grounded a flight attendant who got into a verbal confrontation with a passenger on a Friday flight from San Francisco to Dallas-Fort Worth. Spokeswoman Leslie Scott says the airline is looking into whether the male flight attendant violently took away a stroller from the female passenger just before she boarded a Friday flight from San Francisco to Dallas. He has been removed […]