A class-action lawsuit that seeks millions of dollars for people exposed to asbestos at the Jackson County Courthouse over the past 30 years is heading toward trial, but the county and a local company hope to derail it on appeal.
Jeff Roe’s business so far is untouched in the wake of the suicide of Missouri state Auditor Tom Schweich, who was a Republican candidate for governor. Roe was connected to an ad critical of Schweich that ran before his suicide, which could become an issue in several 2016 campaigns.
Wichita East students who participate on the special-needs basketball team are awarded a letter, but one that looks different than the one for varsity athletes. East High principal Ken Thiessen said Saturday that Michael Kelley was not told to remove his jacket and that any interaction happened a year ago.
“At night, he woke up and screamed: ‘We’re going down!’ because he had nightmares,” a former girlfriend told a German newspaper. “He knew how to hide from other people what was really going on with him.”
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The documentary movie version of “Going Clear,” premieres at 8 p.m. Sunday on HBO, distills Scientology down to its most objectionable practices and explains a bit, too, about the movement’s appeal, mostly by speaking with former believers.
Seven months after Chiefs tight end Sean McGrath unexpectedly walked away from football, he attends art classes at Henderson State University. Several young, established players, not unlike McGrath, have recently left professional football, including Chris Borland, the star rookie 49ers linebacker who made national headlines when he retired because of concerns about the long-term effects of concussions.
The Kansas basketball flame burns hot. White hot. So hot that when Bill Self was hired as coach 12 years ago next month, he touched his chair at his introductory news conference and joked that his hands burned.
“Money Smart Month” kicked off Saturday with a “grow your money” event at the Jack Reardon Center in Kansas City, Kan., featuring Operation HOPE founder John Hope Bryant and a “Shark Tank”-style contest for high school entrepreneurial teams.
The Royals granted veteran infielder Ryan Roberts his unconditional release, shortly after manager Ned Yost informed him he would not break camp as a member of the opening day roster. The team wanted to give Roberts a chance to catch on with another team before the season begins.