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  • Truex Jr. wins NASCAR’s opening playoff race at Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS — Martin Truex Jr. raced his way into the second round of NASCAR’s playoffs with a victory Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the opening round of the postseason. The win is Truex’s series-best fifth of the season and again cemented Joe Gibbs Racing as the team to beat in this 10-race playoff series. JGR has 14 wins this season through 27 races. Truex chased down Kevin Harvick, who was slowed by traffic, to cut into Harvick’s lead […]

  • Ric Ocasek, lead singer for The Cars, found dead in New York City

    NEW YORK — Ric Ocasek, The Cars frontman whose deadpan vocal delivery and lanky, sunglassed look defined a rock era with chart-topping hits like “Just What I Needed,” was discovered dead Sunday afternoon in his Manhattan apartment. The New York Police Department said that officers found the 75-year-old Ocasek at about 4 p.m. after responding to a 911 call. They said there were no signs of foul play and that the medical examiner was to determine a cause of death. The […]

  • Mahomes’ 4 TDs in 2nd quarter lead Chiefs past Raiders 28-10

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Patrick Mahomes bounced back from the first scoreless opening quarter of his career in the regular season by throwing four touchdown passes in a near perfect second period that led the Kansas City Chiefs to a 28-10 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. The Raiders (1-1) held Mahomes in check for the opening 15 minutes before he carved up an overmatched defense with big play after big play in the second quarter for the Chiefs (2-0). Mahomes didn’t take […]

  • New York moves to enact statewide flavored e-cig ban

    NEW YORK — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing to enact a statewide ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes amid growing health concerns connected to vaping, especially among young people. The Democrat announced Sunday that the state health commissioner would be making a recommendation this week to the state Public Health and Health Planning Council. The council can issue emergency regulations that would go into effect as soon as they are voted on and start being enforced in […]

  • Democratic presidential candidates call for Kavanaugh’s impeachment

    WASHINGTON — At least three Democratic presidential candidates are calling for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the face of a new, uninvestigated, allegation of sexual impropriety when he was in college. Kavanaugh was confirmed last October after emotional hearings in the Senate over a sexual assault allegation from his high school years. The New York Times now reports that Kavanaugh faced a separate allegation from his time at Yale University and that the FBI did not investigate the claim. The […]

  • Union votes to strike at General Motors’ US plants

    DETROIT — The United Auto Workers union announced Sunday that its roughly 49,000 workers at General Motors plants in the U.S. would go on strike just before midnight because contentious talks on a new contract had broken down. About 200 plant-level union leaders voted unanimously in favor of a walkout during a meeting Sunday morning in Detroit. Union leaders said the sides were still far apart on several major issues and they apparently weren’t swayed by a GM offer to […]

  • David Glass said he only had one regret in the 20 years as the Royals owner

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — David Glass leaned on the Royals dugout rail, talking earnestly with third-base coach Mike Jirschele and clutching a baseball in his hand. It was mid-afternoon, 88 degrees and humid. “But I’m here because where else would you want to be on a Saturday evening but the ballpark?” Glass said with a smile. “I’m not going to stop enjoying baseball. I went to my first game in 1946, and I’ve been a baseball junkie ever since.” The […]

  • Kansas has a lot of jobs, but not enough people to fill them

    The state's recent monthly economic report showed that Kansas created 14,000 jobs in the last year and has an unemployment rate of 3.3%.

  • Blown tire kills Kansas truck driver in crash on US 160

    A sanitation worker for the southeast Kansas town of Independence has been killed in the crash of a truck.

  • Auto union to let GM contract expire, likelihood of strike rises

    Citing significant differences with the company on wages, health care and other issues, union Vice President Terry Dittes (DIT-ez) told local union officials in a letter that a decision on whether to strike will be made Sunday.

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    12 former Missouri Catholic priests could face prosecution after 13-month investigation

    ST. LOUIS — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt on Friday referred 12 former priests for potential criminal prosecution but stopped short of recommending charges against any top church leaders, despite concluding the Roman Catholic Church was involved in “long, sustained and far-reaching cover-up.” Schmitt released details of a 13-month investigation of religious leaders within the Archdiocese of St. Louis and the dioceses of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Springfield-Cape Girardeau and Jefferson City. Missouri is among several states that launched investigations last year after […]

  • US budget deficit for 11 months up $169 billion over 2018

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. government’s budget deficit increased by $169 billion to $1.07 trillion in the first 11 months of this budget year as spending grew faster than tax collections. The Treasury Department reported Thursday that the deficit with just one month left in the budget year is up 18.8% over the same period a year ago. Budget experts project a surplus for September, which would push the total 2019 deficit down slightly below the $1 trillion mark. The Congressional […]

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