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AP sources: Cops' killer angry at chokehold death

A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad daylight Saturday before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said.


Golden Ox joining the list of iconic and loved Kansas City restaurants that are gone

When the Golden Ox Restaurant & Lounge in the West Bottoms closes Saturday night, it will go the way of other iconic Kansas City restaurants like Italian Gardens and Stephenson’s Old Apple Farm Restaurant. But some longtime operations are showing no signs of slowing down. They are drawing their fourth generation of customers and expanding throughout the metro.

Movie News & Reviews

The best films of 2014: Three critics’ picks

Robert W. Butler, Jon Niccum and Loey Lockerby concurred that Michael Keaton’s “Birdman” and Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” belonged on their individual lists, but there are many other movies our critics believe are among the year’s best. Check out their lists.

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Low-wage workers march for a better life

They raise their voices in protest on the streets of Kansas City, asking for better pay. Then they often go home to poverty, worrying about their car being repossessed or wondering if they can afford the next meal. To them, making $15 an hour would be a godsend.

University of Kansas

No. 10 Kansas uses its deep bench to beat Lafayette 96-69

The 10th-ranked Jayhawks beat up Lafayette 96-69 on Saturday, and for the most part, this was not unexpected. Kansas was rested after a six-day break for final exams, and motivated to run their winning streak to eight games after surviving brutal nonconference stretch in late November and early December. But perhaps this was not exactly the expected method of dominance.

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Laura Bauer: When kids are hungry, the Kansas City area helps

That’s been demonstrated year after year since 2010, when The Star and Harvesters first partnered on the KC Challenge, a virtual food drive aimed at feeding the area’s hungriest children. In five years, you’ve donated nearly $1 million. As this year’s drive enters the final days, there’s still time to contribute.

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