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  • Chiefs owner: Team was aware of three incidents involving Kareem Hunt during off-season

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said he was shocked by security camera footage showing Kareem Hunt shoving and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel, and that it was a collective decision by the organization to cut their star running back within hours. In his first comments since the incident nine days ago, the team’s owner also said that the Chiefs were aware of two other offseason incidents involving Hunt, but not the extent of them. “We’d […]

  • Butker’s OT field goal lifts Chiefs past Ravens, 27-24

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The fourth-down play was designed to go left, yet there was Patrick Mahomes scrambling to his right with a phalanx of Ravens in pursuit, his eyes trained on Tyreek Hill deep downfield. Mahomes heaved an audacious throw. Hill made an incredible catch. The Chiefs proceeded to score a tying touchdown on a pass to Damien Williams on another fourth-down play to force overtime. Then they watched as Harrison Butker booted a 36-yard field goal — atoning […]

  • Nebraska tourism guide mistakenly features Kansas City picture

    LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska’s newest state travel guide mistakenly features a picture of a Christmas celebration at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri. The Omaha World-Herald reports that a production error allowed the picture of the Kansas City station to be used instead of Union Station in Omaha. A spokeswoman for the Nebraska Tourism Commission Erin Lenz says the two historic train stations look similar, and staff members who proofed the guide didn’t catch the error before 200,000 copies were printed. The […]

  • Ex-VP Biden vows to stay involved, but no talk of presidency

    BURLINGTON, Vt. — Former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday he promised his dying son Beau he would not retreat from life after his son’s death and he promised he would stay engaged. Biden made the comments during an appearance in Vermont that is part of his ongoing tour promoting his book, “Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose,” which he wrote after Beau Biden’s 2015 death from cancer. Biden did not offer any hints about […]

  • GM fights to retain key tax credit amid plant closing plans

    WASHINGTON — General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation’s largest automaker tries to deal with the political fallout triggered by its plans to shutter several U.S. factories and shed thousands of workers. Preserving the $7,500 tax incentive for buyers is crucial for GM as the company pivots from internal combustion engines in favor of building cars powered by batteries or hydrogen fuel cells. Yet the layoffs and plant closings could imperil […]

  • Kansas faces new fight over taxes after years of turmoil

    TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas’ new Democratic governor promised not to raise taxes to meet her goals of boosting spending on public schools and social services. Republicans who control the Legislature argue that a tax increase is coming even if state politicians do nothing. One of the first big political fights Gov.-elect Laura Kelly faces upon taking office in January will be over cutting income taxes. The state is receiving a revenue windfall thanks to changes in the federal tax code […]

  • Pence aide out of running to be Trump’s next chief of staff

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s top pick to replace chief of staff John Kelly, Nick Ayers, is no longer expected to fill the role. Ayers, who is chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, was seen as the favorite for the job when Trump announced Saturday that Kelly would leave around year’s end. But a White House official said Sunday that Trump and Ayers could not reach agreement on Ayers’ length of service and that he would instead assist […]

  • Chiefs Ware, Hill return to field after being injured in 2nd-quarter

    Butker’s OT field goal lifts Chiefs past Ravens, 27-24 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Wide receiver Tyreek Hill and running back Spencer Ware are back in Kansas City’s game against Baltimore, though left guard Cam Erving has been ruled out with a knee injury. Hill hurt his heel late in the second quarter and went to the locker room ahead of his teammates before halftime. He also hurt his wrist in the first half, though he played through that injury. Ware hurt […]

  • Amazon touted as big win for NY, but math is more complex

    NEW YORK — New York officials tout their deal to land a new Amazon headquarters as can’t-miss math. The city and state put up $2.8 billion in tax breaks and grants. In return, they get an economic engine expected to generate $27 billion in new tax money over a quarter-century. “This is a big moneymaker for us. Costs us nothing,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said when the agreement was announced. Experts say the economic equation isn’t that simple. The state’s predicted […]

  • Items belonging to Sinatra make $9M hit at Sotheby’s auction

    NEW YORK — The private treasures of Frank Sinatra and his wife, Barbara, were a multimillion-dollar hit at auction. Sotheby’s reported Friday that the couple’s entertainment memorabilia, art, jewelry, books and other personal items sold for $9.2 million — about twice their pre-sale estimates. Nine paintings by the legendary crooner went for more than $850,000, against a high estimate of $120,000. The 20-carat diamond engagement ring Sinatra presented to his fiancee in a glass of champagne fetched nearly $1.7 million, […]

  • SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, following a slight delay caused by a communication drop-out. The Dragon capsule pulled up at the orbiting lab three days after launching from Cape Canaveral. Commander Alexander Gerst used the space station’s big robotic arm to grab the cargo carrier, as the two craft soared 250 miles above the Pacific. It took two tries to get the Dragon close enough for […]

  • GM plant closing not expected to stall Detroit’s rebound

    DETROIT — General Motors’ planned shutdown of its Detroit-Hamtramck plant would leave only one auto assembly factory in the city known for “putting America on wheels,” but the closure and job losses are not expected to stall-out Detroit’s comeback since its 2014 bankruptcy exit. Experts say a more tech-driven and medical industry economy is moving Detroit further from a reliance on manufacturing and that GM’s downsizing in the name of cost-cutting and investment in autonomous and electric vehicles won’t hurt […]