Kauffman Stadium ‘should be rocking’ as Royals face most important series in decades

The front office has waited eight years for this. The owner has waited 20. The baseball fans in Kansas City have waited almost three decades without a playoff appearance, a group wracked by anxiety during the final weeks of this season. On Friday night, the Royals begin a three-game series with the division-leading Detroit Tigers. A sweep would vault the Royals into first place for the final week of the season. The stakes could not be higher.

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Fans line up worldwide to buy iPhone 6, 6 Plus

Apple Inc.’s stores attracted long lines of shoppers for the debut of the latest iPhones, indicating healthy demand for the bigger-screen smartphones. The iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus went on sale today in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, France, Germany, the U.K. and the East Coast of the U.S., before rolling out across the rest of the country. Shoppers in New York and San Francisco had already formed lines in the past two days to be among the first to buy the gadgets.

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Truman Medical Center will stop billing practice that refuses to accept health insurance

The concession is part of a proposed settlement valued at $478,000 to dispose of a lawsuit against the hospital. Truman Medical Center allegedly didn’t file health insurance claims for some patients injured in auto accidents, which allowed it to avoid the deep discounts typically required by health insurers. It could then seek more money for its medical services, mainly from auto insurance settlements.

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