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E-cigarettes appear on display at Vape store in Chicago, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.

Nam Y. Huh | AP Photo

E-cigarettes appear on display at Vape store in Chicago, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.

FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes

The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels.


F. Glenn Miller was wheeled into a Johnson County courtroom for a scheduling hearing Thursday.

JOHN SLEEZER | The Kansas City Star

F. Glenn Miller was wheeled into a Johnson County courtroom for a scheduling hearing Thursday.

Jewish centers murder suspect F. Glenn Miller was once caught with black male prostitute, report says

F. Glenn Miller, the white supremacist accused of murdering three people at Jewish sites in Johnson County, was caught by police in the 1980s having sex with a black male prostitute dressed as a woman, according to multiple media reports.


A pavement marking project will begin Sunday night on I-35 from 75th Street to 18th Street Expressway and on U.S. 69 from U.S. 56/Shawnee Mission Parkway to 53rd Street in Johnson County.

File photo by CHRIS OCHSNER | The Kansas City Star

A pavement marking project will begin Sunday night on I-35 from 75th Street to 18th Street Expressway and on U.S. 69 from U.S. 56/Shawnee Mission Parkway to 53rd Street in Johnson County.

Three construction projects will shut down lanes and ramps along I-35 and U.S. 69

Drivers who traverse Interstate 35 on the Kansas side can expect to wrestle with construction at three interchanges, starting with a ramp closure on Friday and more closures into next week.


Tim Floyd

The Associated Press

Tim Floyd

Few certainties in MU search, but don’t count on Gregg Marshall, Tim Floyd

Five days-plus after University of Missouri men’s basketball coach Frank Haith made his escape to Tulsa official, the search process either is a brilliant stealth campaign, a clinic in diversionary tactics or just clunked up in gridlock.


Saudi Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (center) said the “Road to Arabia” exhibit “rewrites history.”

SHANE KEYSER | The Kansas City Star

Saudi Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (center) said the “Road to Arabia” exhibit “rewrites history.”

Saudi Arabian prince promotes Nelson-Atkins exhibit, and his own nation, on a visit to Kansas City

A Saudi Arabian prince flew into town Wednesday, and we mean just that: He piloted the small plane himself.


FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2014 file photo, a smoker demonstrates an e-cigarette in Wichita Falls, Texas. Soon, the Food and Drug Administration will propose rules for e-cigarettes. The rules will have big implications for a fast-growing industry and its legions of customers.

Wichita Falls Times Record News, Torin Halsey, File | AP Photo

FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2014 file photo, a smoker demonstrates an e-cigarette in Wichita Falls, Texas. Soon, the Food and Drug Administration will propose rules for e-cigarettes. The rules will have big implications for a fast-growing industry and its legions of customers.

E-cigarette industry awaits looming federal regulation

Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.


Jamaal Charles

Brian Davidson | Special to the Star

Jamaal Charles

Chiefs’ Jamaal Charles chooses an interesting role model: Peyton Manning

Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is coming off another brilliant season in which he led the NFL with 19 touchdowns and ranked second in yards from scrimmage with 1,980.


Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire’s Starlight Theatre show highlights a busy week for live music

Arcade Fire with Tune-Yards


The Chiefs will face Peyton Manning and the defending AFC champion Denver Broncos on “Sunday Night Football” on Nov. 30 at Arrowhead Stadium.

Charlie Riedel | AP

The Chiefs will face Peyton Manning and the defending AFC champion Denver Broncos on “Sunday Night Football” on Nov. 30 at Arrowhead Stadium.

Breaking down the Chiefs' 2014 schedule (with poll)

The Chiefs officially released their 2014 schedule on Wednesday, and it appears an action-packed first month awaits coach Andy Reid and his squad.


In this April 8, 2014 photo, Donna Dill, left, of the League of Women Voters, and Hastings High senior Destiny Thomas examine a map of Hastings to find Thomas' voting precinct after she registered to vote at the school in Hastings, Neb. (AP Photo/The Hastings Tribune, Amy Roh)

Amy Roh | AP

In this April 8, 2014 photo, Donna Dill, left, of the League of Women Voters, and Hastings High senior Destiny Thomas examine a map of Hastings to find Thomas' voting precinct after she registered to vote at the school in Hastings, Neb. (AP Photo/The Hastings Tribune, Amy Roh)

Census: After uptick, voting among young people dips

A fresh report from the U.S. Census Bureau concludes that a 21st century trend of increasing turnout among young voters has kicked into reverse.


What is that running through the stadium?

What is that running through the stadium?

‘Ghost’ caught on video running through Bolivian soccer stadium?

Is that a ghost or just a dude running really, really fast through the stadium? Soccer fans in Bolivia are still trying to figure it out.


Christian Styles, right, and Katy Little, left, both of Des Moines, Iowa, ride at Sombrero Ranches riding stables in Estes Park, Colo.

P Solomon Banda | AP Photo

Christian Styles, right, and Katy Little, left, both of Des Moines, Iowa, ride at Sombrero Ranches riding stables in Estes Park, Colo.

Baby got back (in the saddle): Bigger riders mean bigger horses on Western trails

Wranglers in the West who have for decades cashed in on the allure of getting on a horse and setting out on an open trail say they have had to add bigger horses to their stables to help carry larger tourists over the rugged terrain.


The Federal Communications Commission’s proposed rules wouldn't affect the exchange of traffic between networks that form the Internet's backbone. That means they won't have any bearing on Netflix's recent agreement to pay Comcast to improve the hand-off of traffic to its network.

Gene J. Puskar, File | AP Photo

The Federal Communications Commission’s proposed rules wouldn't affect the exchange of traffic between networks that form the Internet's backbone. That means they won't have any bearing on Netflix's recent agreement to pay Comcast to improve the hand-off of traffic to its network.

FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards

The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance scrutiny of such deals so they don't harm competition or limit free speech.


JJ’s co-owners Jimmy Frantze (foreground) and David Frantze (left), flanking Mayor Sly James, announced the rebirth of their restaurant on Wednesday. Jimmy Frantze displayed the sword he used to open champagne bottles at the old JJ’s location. For video, go to KansasCity.com.

David Eulitt | The Kansas City Star

JJ’s co-owners Jimmy Frantze (foreground) and David Frantze (left), flanking Mayor Sly James, announced the rebirth of their restaurant on Wednesday. Jimmy Frantze displayed the sword he used to open champagne bottles at the old JJ’s location. For video, go to KansasCity.com.

‘From the ashes,’ JJ’s restaurant will come back in Plaza Vista building

For eight years, JJ’s restaurant stood in the shadows of a massive construction project just across the street.


The bill signed by Gov. Sam Brownback prevents cities and counties from restricting the sale of firearms and ammunition or regulating how guns are transported and stored. Supporters of the measure contend that a patchwork of local regulations has infringed upon gun ownership rights. But opponents of the new law call it undemocratic.

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The bill signed by Gov. Sam Brownback prevents cities and counties from restricting the sale of firearms and ammunition or regulating how guns are transported and stored. Supporters of the measure contend that a patchwork of local regulations has infringed upon gun ownership rights. But opponents of the new law call it undemocratic.

Gov. Sam Brownback signs bill nullifying local gun laws in Kansas

Kansas will strip cities and counties of their power to regulate guns and nullify local gun regulations in July, ensuring it will be legal across the state to openly carry firearms.


If Bruce Chen wins today, he will tie Mariano Rivera’s major-league record for victories by a Panamanian with 82.

JOHN SLEEZER | The Kansas City Star

If Bruce Chen wins today, he will tie Mariano Rivera’s major-league record for victories by a Panamanian with 82.

Royals pitcher Bruce Chen is a comedian, mentor, translator and major-league survivor

Bruce Chen repeats the refrain as he walks through the Royals’ clubhouse, his professional home now for six seasons, his longest tenure in a big-league career that stretches back to 1998.

FRED BLOCHER | The Kansas City Star

People stand ready to remake the spirit of JJ’s in a new location

How do you recapture a restaurant that was as much an emotion as a location?


Lindsay Thompson

Lindsay Thompson

Student support builds for fired Chrisman High School girls basketball coach

A player-led movement to bring back a fired William Chrisman High School girls basketball coach is headed to the hallways.


Happy birthday to Otis Alexander Sudeikis!

| © Olivia Wilde Twitter

Happy birthday to Otis Alexander Sudeikis!

Actors Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde welcome baby boy

Welcome to the world little Otis Sudeikis. My, what an overachiever you are!


Populous, Kansas City’s largest sports architecture firm, is moving from its custom-built offices in the River Market for a new 65,000 square-feet home in the Board of Trade building at 4800 Main St. near the Country Club Plaza.

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Populous, Kansas City’s largest sports architecture firm, is moving from its custom-built offices in the River Market for a new 65,000 square-feet home in the Board of Trade building at 4800 Main St. near the Country Club Plaza.

Sports architecture firm Populous is moving to the Board of Trade building near the Plaza

Populous, Kansas City’s largest sports architecture firm, is moving from its custom-built offices in the River Market to a new home in the Board of Trade building near the Country Club Plaza.