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  • Los Angeles Lakers’ next game postponed after Kobe Bryant’s death

    LOS ANGELES — The NBA has postponed the Los Angeles Lakers’ next game against the Clippers on Tuesday night after the deaths of retired superstar Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others in a helicopter crash. The league announced the decision in a statement Monday, saying it “was made out of respect for the Lakers organization.” Bryant’s helicopter crashed Sunday, and the Lakers learned about it while flying home from an East Coast road trip. LeBron James and several other […]

  • University of Kansas researchers test male contraceptive gel

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The University of Kansas Medical Center is testing a male contraceptive gel that men apply to their shoulders. The school’s research institution is conducting a clinical trial for the contraceptive and searching for participating couples. The gel is a mixture of Nestorone and testosterone. Nestorone blocks the male hormone production needed to generate sperm. Testosterone in the gel replaces testosterone usually produced in the male body. Dr. Ajay Nangia is the center’s vice chair of urology. […]

  • Kansas woman killed when police SUV crashes into her car

    DODGE CITY, Kan. — Police in southwestern Kansas say a woman has died after a police vehicle responding to a call crashed into her car. Television station KSNW reports the crash happened before dawn Saturday in Dodge City, when officers were dispatched to a report of a break-in in progress. Police say a police sport utility vehicle responding to the call was westbound on a city street when a northbound car entered an intersection ahead of it. The patrol SUV […]

  • With a foundation in Mahomes, the Chiefs built a team for the Super Bowl

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The team that would eventually take the Kansas City Chiefs back to the Super Bowl for the first time in 50 years was under construction long before general manager Brett Veach and coach Andy Reid finally laid the cornerstone. Patrick Mahomes simply allowed them to erect the walls faster and higher than anyone thought possible. The story of how the Chiefs were built doesn’t begin or end with the record-setting quarterback, but everything certainly revolves around […]

  • Browns’ Kareem Hunt cited for speeding, marijuana in car

    CLEVELAND —  Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt was cited for speeding this week, and police say they found small amounts of marijuana in his car. He was pulled over in Rocky River, Ohio on Tuesday afternoon. An incident report said after Hunt was stopped, officers smelled marijuana and searched his car. The team says it is aware of what happened. Hunt was suspended eight games last season by the NFL. Cleveland signed him to a one-year contract last February, […]

  • President Trump becomes first president to speak at annual anti-abortion March for Life event

    WASHIGNTON — President Donald Trump called it his “profound honor” on Friday to be the first president to attend the annual anti-abortion gathering in Washington called the March for Life. He used his speech to attack Democrats as embracing “radical and extreme positions” on abortion and praised those attending the event, saying “unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House.” Trump once declared in a 1999 interview that “I am pro-choice in every respect.” Now, as […]

  • Snow plow kills two people in Kansas after Midwest storm

    MANHATTAN, Kan. — A snow plow struck and killed two pedestrians Friday in Kansas after a winter storm coated parts of the Midwest with snow. The collision involving a Riley County plow truck happened shortly after 5 a.m. after the National Weather Service issued winter weather advisories across parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Iowa, Indiana, Wisconsin and a large swath of Missouri. Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Ben Gardner said he was headed to the scene on the northeast edge of […]

  • Royals sign veteran outfielder Alex Gordon to $4 million contract for 2020 season

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — The Kansas City Royals signed outfielder Alex Gordon to a $4 million contract for next season, giving the rebuilding club a veteran presence in what is expected to be a young lineup under new manager Mike Matheny. The Royals designated right-hander Heath Fillmyer for assignment Wednesday in a corresponding roster move. The 35-year-old Gordon, a three-time All-Star, won his seventh Gold Glove last season to move within one of Frank White for the most in franchise […]

  • McConnell proposes swift impeachment trial with long days for Senators

    WASHINGTON — On the eve of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, the Senate leader proposed a compressed calendar for opening statements, White House lawyers argued for swift rejection of the “flimsy” charges and the Capitol braced for the contentious proceedings unfolding in an election year. Final trial preparations were underway Monday on a tense day of plodding developments with Trump’s legacy — and the judgment of both parties in Congress — at stake. The president’s legal team, in its first […]

  • Andy Reid celebrated AFC Championship with cheeseburger then went to bed

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs are heading to the Super Bowl, but ahead of that head coach Andy Reid chatted with reporters on what he and the team call Victory Monday. Reid told reporters while he’s already scheming for the big game, he did take a moment Sunday night to enjoy a cheeseburger before getting into bed. With his best imitation of a tightrope walker Sunday, Patrick Mahomes high-wired the Chiefs into their first Super Bowl since […]

  • Avalanche at California ski resort leaves 1 dead, 1 seriously injured

    TAHOE CITY, Calif. — An avalanche at a California ski resort Friday morning killed one skier and seriously injured another, authorities said. The avalanche occurred in the Alpine Meadows section of the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows ski resort near Tahoe City, California, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office and the resort. A male skier, 34-year-old Cole Comstock, of Blairsden, California, was killed in the avalanche, according to the sheriff’s office. A second male skier sustained severe lower-body injuries and […]

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    Owner of duck boat that sank in Table Rock Lake, killing 17, settles final lawsuit

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The owner of a tourist duck boat that sank in a Missouri lake, killing 17 people, has settled its final pending lawsuit for an undisclosed amount. Thirty-one lawsuits have been filed against Ripley Entertainment since the former World War II amphibious vehicle sank in July 2018 at Table Rock Lake near Branson. A joint motion for approval of a confidential settlement was filed Thursday in the final pending suit, which was filed by Joseph and William Strecker. Their […]

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