After Ray Rice, NFL increases domestic violence bans

Acknowledging he “didn’t get it right” with a two-game suspension for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players who commit domestic violence, including a six-game suspension for a first offense and a lifetime ban for a second.

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Pessimism rocks America’s post-recession workplace, survey says

If a sampling of Americans is correct, the U.S. economy and workplace were forever changed — for the worse — by the Great Recession. According to a majority of adults polled by the John H. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers, college will continue to be unaffordable, people won’t be able to retire as expected and jobs will continue to be insecure.


Royals attendance is up, even as Ned Yost’s comments touch a nerve with fans

Comments by Royals manager Ned Yost critical of Tuesday’s poor attendance at Kauffman Stadium touched a nerve with Kansas City baseball fans, who, at 28 years, are suffering through the longest postseason drought in any of the four major North American sports. Others agreed with Yost as Kansas City’s credibility as a baseball town was questioned, even if attendance, on average, is up compared to last season and on pace for the club’s best since 1994.


Kansas City mother on a mission seeks information in son’s murder

Monique Willis, the mother of Alonzo “Zoe” Thomas IV, continues her campaign to seek information on those who killed her son in April. No arrests have been made. Willis has resolved to keep the memory of her only child alive amidst the numbing litany of news involving Kansas City shooting deaths, especially those involving young African-American men.

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