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  • Investigators work scene of Kobe Bryant’s chopper crash

    CALABASAS, Calif. — Coroner’s officials worked to recover victims’ remains Monday from the hillside outside Los Angeles where a helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and eight others crashed in weather so foggy that local police departments had grounded their own choppers. About 20 investigators were on the scene where everyone aboard was killed Sunday morning in a wreck that left debris scattered over an area the size of a football field. The accident generated an outpouring of grief and shock around […]

  • Kobe Bryant left deep legacy in LA sports, basketball world

    LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant inspired a generation of basketball players worldwide with sublime skills and an unquenchable competitive fire. He earned Los Angeles’ eternal adoration during his two decades as the fierce soul of the beloved Lakers, and he was respected by basketball fans from every place with a hoop and a dream, including his native Philadelphia and in Italy, his other childhood home. Less than four years into his retirement, Bryant was seizing new challenges and working to […]

  • Trump peace plan could boost embattled Israeli leader

    WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Washington Sunday night vowing to “make history” at a planned meeting with President Donald Trump for the unveiling of the U.S. administration’s much-anticipated plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But the high-profile meeting in Washington looks set to serve mostly as a sideshow to the two allied leaders’ serious legal problems. The Palestinians have not been consulted on the much-trumpeted deal and have pre-emptively rejected the U.S. proposal. The Trump-Netanyahu meeting […]

  • NBA star Kobe Bryant, daughter and 7 others killed in California helicopter crash

    LOS ANGELES — NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others were killed Sunday when their helicopter plunged into a steep hillside in dense morning fog in Southern California, his sudden death at age 41 touching off an outpouring of grief for a star whose celebrity transcended basketball. The chopper went down in Calabasas, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Authorities said nine people were aboard and presumed dead. Bryant, an all-time basketball great who spent his entire […]

  • Kansas City Chiefs arrive in Miami for Super Bowl LIV

    MIAMI — Kansas City waited 50 years to get back to a Super Bowl. And then the Chiefs had to wait a few extra minutes once they got to Miami. It took workers at Miami International Airport about three attempts to get one of the rolling staircases that the Chiefs would use to deplane properly lined up with the front door of their chartered jet. The delay was brief, and coach Andy Reid and the rest of the Chiefs’ delegation to […]

  • A look at some of Kobe Byrant’s career highlights

    Here are some of the many highlights of Kobe Bryant’s career. The former Los Angeles Lakers star was killed in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday morning: — 5-time NBA champion (2000-2002, 2009, 2010) — 2-time NBA Finals Most Valuable Player (2009–2010) — NBA MVP (2008) — Academy Award winner for animated short film (2018) — 18-time NBA All-Star (1998, 2000–2016) — 4-time NBA All-Star Game MVP (2002, 2007, 2009, 2011) — 11-time All-NBA First Team (2002–2004, 2006–2013) — […]

  • Former Lakers star Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash

    LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. He was 41. Bryant died in a helicopter crash near Calabasas, California, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. It was unclear if family members were on the helicopter. The crash happened around 10 a.m. near about 30 miles […]

  • GOP opposition likely to block new ‘Netflix tax’ in Kansas

    Consumers who buy a DVD of their favorite “Star Wars” movie pay the state's 6.5 percent sales tax, but they don't have to if they stream the same movie or download it on a computer. 

  • ‘Tremendous tragedy’: Two Kansas pedestrians killed by snowplow identified

    A snowplow struck and killed two pedestrians in Kansas before sunrise Friday after a winter storm coated parts of the Midwest with snow.

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    Super Bowl back in Miami for the 11th time after 10-year hiatus

    MIAMI — It’s appropriate the Super Bowl to end droughts is Miami-bound. The Kansas City Chiefs are playing in the game for the first time in 50 years against the San Francisco 49ers, who have a chance to win their first NFL title in 25 years. And the game is returning in Miami for the first time in a decade, lured back after a stadium renovation costing more than $550 million. The Who wouldn’t recognize the stadium. They performed at […]

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    Ex-Missouri fire chief sentenced to 10 years for raping 17-year-old near Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A former southwestern Missouri fire chief convicted last year of raping a young woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. 70-year-old Larry McConnell was sentenced Friday, Jan. 24, following his November convictions of three counts of second-degree statutory sodomy and one count of second-degree rape, KYTV reported. Investigators said, during his time as the chief, McConnell repeatedly raped a young woman at his farm and at the fire station. Court documents showed that the woman […]

  • Family of Neil Armstrong donates personal items to Cosmosphere museum

    HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The family of astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to step on the moon, has donated two items that were aboard the Apollo 11 mission in 1969 to the Cosmosphere space museum in Hutchinson. Armstrong’s two sons donated a 4-by-6-inch U.S. flag and a small piece of fabric from the wing of the Wright Flyer, the first flying machine built by the Wright brothers, the museum announced Wednesday. The piece of fabric was in the lunar module […]

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