This photo taken Aug. 11, 2013 shows Kimberly C. Ellis tweeting at Freedom Corner in the Hill District of Pittsburgh. Black Twitter is a small but growing corner of the social media giant where an unabashedly black spin on life gets served up 140 characters at a time. Black Twitter holds court on pretty much everything from President Barack Obama to the latest TV reality show antics. But don't get it twisted. Black Twitter can turn activist quickly.
The hashtag gave it away.
Carter Arey was born with proximal femoral focal deficiency. Or, as he shrugs, “a short right femur.” At age 4, amputation became the best of the agonizing options.
Behind all the Spanish moss, devil worship and ontological mystique that the shows creator, Nic Pizzolatto, brought to the script, the eight-part series focused on the on-again, off-again bromance of Marty Hart (Woody Harrelson) and Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey).
Marty and Rust find a killer, and some meaning to life, but True Detective is at heart about the bromance
As is so often the case on crime shows, the two partners in True Detective followed a hunch and went straight into the killers lair on their own, without backup. They had each others backs.
The low number of requests to transfer out of Kansas City Public Schools could change the dynamics of education reform battles in Jefferson City. It also gives the district some breathing room as it tries to keep its families and teachers on board while struggling to regain accreditation.
Twelve families, 23 children.
Hollie Christiansen uses a behavioral therapy program to help her 6-year-old son, Brody, who has autism. A correct answer during an exercise Friday brought big grins to everyone. Insurance won’t cover therapy for Brody.
The bills for treating 6-year-old Brody Christiansens heart defect would have left almost any family bust.
Pro Russia protestors work to remove a Ukrainian flag from a flagpole which they took from the regional governance Security Service of Ukraine building during a rally in Donetsk, Ukraine, Sunday, March 9, 2014. As separatists in Crimea kept up pressure for unification with Moscow, Ukraine solemnly commemorated the 200th anniversary of the birth of its greatest poet, with the prime minister vowing not to give up "a single centimeter" of Ukrainian territory.
On the streets of the Lithuanian capital, events unfolding in Ukraine feel both distant and yet far too close for comfort.
A powerful magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck late Sunday night off the coast of Northern California, but there were no immediate reports of injury or damage and no danger of a tsunami, officials said.
Rich Keller, of San Francisco, holds a wedding cupcake after getting married to Jeff Prince at San Francisco City Hall in San Francisco, California, June 29, 2013.
Attitudes on same-sex marriage are shifting among conservatives, echoing Americans’ changing views.
File-This file photo from Tuesday May 3, 2011 by France's air accident investigation agency, the BEA, shows the flight data recorder from the 2009 Air France flight that went down in the mid-Atlantic. In June 2009, an Air France flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris crashed during a bad storm over the Atlantic Ocean. The Airbus A330’s airspeed indicators were giving false readings. (AP Photo/BEA, Johann PESCHEL) NO SALES
The most dangerous parts of a flight are takeoff and landing. Rarely do incidents happen when a plane is cruising seven miles above the earth.
Kyle Trevor Flack, 28, is charged with capital murder, first-degree murder, attempted rape and criminal possession of a firearm in the deaths of four people, including a young Olathe mother and her 18-month-old daughter, last spring at a farm outside of Ottawa, Kan.
It has been nearly a year, and residents of Franklin County, Kan., finally may get some answers.
At this point, were not sure whether we want Childrens Mercy nurse Nikki Ferrell to win this seasons The Bachelor.
The Midwest is fertile ground for fresh ideas and outstanding cuisine. Check out the links to The Food Issue below.
From left, Wichita State's Ron Baker, Fred VanVleet and Cleanthony Early celebrate with the trophy after their victory over Indiana State in an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Missouri Valley Conference men's tournament, Sunday, March 9, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)
History didnt come easily for Wichita State.
- Undefeated Wichita State wins Missouri Valley Conference championship
- KU coach Bill Self: Joel Embiid's injury more 'significant' than back strain
- Once red hot, Missouri guard Jabari Brown has cooled considerably
- Breaking down the Big 12, SEC tournaments
- UMKC loses regular-season finale to Idaho, 87-80
Pitcher Sean Manaea is on the mound at Royals spring training after going through an injury last year.
The chain of events that delivered Sean Manaea to the Royals started 360 days ago with a hole at the base of the Metrodome mound.
Kansas center Joel Embiid boarded a plane on Sunday and flew to Los Angeles, seeking a second opinion from a back specialist in the area. Embiid (left) watched his teammates, including Naadir Tharpe (right) warm up last week before the Jayhawks took on Texas Tech at Allen Fieldhouse.
Kansas center Joel Embiid boarded a plane on Sunday and flew to Los Angeles, seeking a second opinion from a back specialist in the area.
One pitch gnawed at Danny Duffy in a 10-1 Royals loss Sunday afternoon. It was an 0-2, hanging slider he left for Colorado Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson, who lofted what Duffy called an "Arizona home run," the sort of wind-assisted job that infuriates pitchers.
Missouri’s unsanctioned student cheering group for men’s basketball, the Antlers, was the subject of an ESPN “Outside the Lines” report on Sunday morning.
Legacy the owl was among the critters that Lakeside Nature Center’s Kimberly Hess introduced at Sunday’s fundraiser. See KansasCity.com for a photo gallery.
Raina Jessup of Leavenworth saw a flier for a fundraiser Sunday at the Lakeside Nature Center and was intrigued.
Just months after finishing her final chemotherapy treatment, Sharon Jones whipped a packed Liberty Hall into a frenzy with her dynamic performance.
If any moment epitomized the transcendent mood that filled Liberty Hall on Saturday night, it was when Sharon Jones led her Dap-Kings into Get Up and Get Out.
In this photo released by Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, a patrol vessel of Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency searches for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane off Tok Bali Beach in Kelantan, Malaysia, Sunday, March 9, 2014. Military radar indicates that the missing Boeing 777 jet may have turned back, Malaysia’s air force chief said Sunday as scores of ships and aircraft from across Asia resumed a hunt for the plane and its 239 passengers.
Vietnamese searchers on ships worked throughout the night but could not find a rectangle object spotted Sunday afternoon that was thought to be one of the doors of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet that went missing more than two days ago.