The Royals believe they have succeeded in adding a power bat to the middle of their lineup despite missing out in their pursuit of free-agent outfielder Carlos Beltran. That power bat is left fielder Alex Gordon, who now can shift down in the order to fifth.
Congressional negotiators Tuesday reached a deal to keep the government running for nearly two more years, a rare bipartisan agreement that should ease the threat of automatic spending cuts.
After nearly getting run out of the building in the first half, No. 13 Kansas late comeback effort came up a few possessions short in a 67-61 loss to No. 19 Florida at the O'Connell Center in the inaugural year of the Big 12-SEC Challenge. In the span of 12 days, No. 13 Kansas has now suffered three losses in four games.
- Roller Warriors Girls Flat Track Derby
- Pipefitters union Local 533 Christmas Party
- Ugly Sweater Run
- Merriams Santa Arrival and Christmas Dinner
- Red Stocking Breakfast
- Missions Holiday Lights and Festive Sights
- Prairie Village Tree Lighting 2013
- Red X Wine Tasting
- Kanye West concertgoers at the Sprint Center
- Chiefs vs. Broncos tailgaters
- Toys and crafts shows at KCI Expo
- City Markets Whoville Holidays
World leaders bowed and prayed Wednesday before the flag-draped casket containing the body of Nelson Mandela, having a final look at the anti-apartheid icon in the amphitheater where he was sworn in 19 years earlier as South Africa's first black president.
The Well brought in the Stolen Winnebagos to the stage Saturday night where their cover songs made for a great time.
On Sunday against Washington, in icy conditions that practically begged for power football, right guard Geoff Schwartz and his fellow linemen had risen to the occasion by consistently winning the battle up front and paving the way for running back Jamaal Charles’ season-best 151-yard performance.
As Trappist monks age and go to their reward, no young monks in their order are coming to replace them. But young Cistercian monks, arriving from Vietnam, will keep the oven going. The Ozarks abbey sells 30,000 fruitcakes a year.
Did KSHBs Jack Harry refer to the Kansas Jayhawks as Gayhawks? The sportscaster and the TV station say no, but plenty of KU fans are up in arms. Tuesday morning, Harry sounded genuinely distressed by the uproar.
The Johnson County Christmas Bureau has been helping people in need for 53 years. The organization began as an adopt-a-family program in 1960 and opened its first Christmas shop in 1977 at the Metcalf 103 Shopping Center in Overland Park. It served 1,300 people. This year, it will serve 13,000.
A special district committee is recommending that Crestview and Winnwood elementary schools adopt a calendar for 2014-2015 that would add 31 days of school in the summer, district officials announced.
Something remarkable always happens when the KC Junior Pioneers hit the hardwood. These talented wheelchair basketball players wow fans with their quick hands and lightning speed. They intimidate opponents with their tight defense and dogged determination in the paint. And they defy the notion that people with physical disabilities cant compete in the same sports as other athletes.
General Motors picked Mary Barra, its product development chief and a 33-year company veteran, as its next CEO. She will become the first female head of a major U.S. car company. Barra, 51, will replace the retiring Dan Akerson on Jan. 15.
From documenting the creative process at Noma through Instagram snapshots to revealing the science behind molecular gastronomy with step-by-step recipes to teaching the art of making charcuterie, this years gift picks challenge the conventional cookbook status quo.
Updated Dec. 10: This woman is wanted for possession of heroin. If you have information about any of these fugitives, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (816-474-8477), go to KCCrimeStoppers.com, or text TIP452 plus message and send to 274637. All calls are anonymous.
Jodie Stallard was named an honorary Kansas Highway Patrol trooper for her actions in August after a bus rolled over in Bonner Springs. It is the patrol’s highest civilian honor.
Last week, Time magazine named Missouri the No. 1 state for drinking. Now the Show-Me State has scored a spot on another national list, this time for more wholesome reasons. The travel book publisher Lonely Planet has put Kansas City in the No. 6 spot on its list of Top 10 U.S. Travel Destinations for 2014.
Blogs and columns
- BuzzChatter Wednesday: Obama brings Podesta back to the White House, and Washington says “’bout time”
- Longtime strategist Pat Gray left out of medical levy campaign in its final days, email shows
- Fact check: How often did Obama and Sebelius REALLY meet?
- Federal workers plan protest against possible higher pension contributions
- Among the nominees for Time Magazine’s Person of the Year....Kathleen Sebelius