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Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith boarded a plane Thursday at Columbia Regional Airport bound for Tulsa.

| Megan K. Armstrong, The Columbia Missourian, via Twitter

Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith boarded a plane Thursday at Columbia Regional Airport bound for Tulsa.

Frank Haith is doing Missouri basketball a big-time favor

Frank Haith won a national coach of the year award and made two NCAA Tournaments in three seasons at Missouri but the best thing he could do for the basketball program was get out.


Hospital staff get ready to receive the injured from an avalanche, on helipad of Grandy hospital, in Katmandu, Nepal, Friday, April 18, 2014. An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.

Niranjan Shrestha | AP Photo

Hospital staff get ready to receive the injured from an avalanche, on helipad of Grandy hospital, in Katmandu, Nepal, Friday, April 18, 2014. An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.

Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.


Police prepare to tow a car from behind 6001 E. 136th St. in Grandview on Thursday afternoon after a suspect in the recent highway shootings was arrested.

Keith Myers | The Kansas City Star

Police prepare to tow a car from behind 6001 E. 136th St. in Grandview on Thursday afternoon after a suspect in the recent highway shootings was arrested.

Charges expected after suspect in highway shootings arrested

Kansas City police raided a Grandview residence Thursday afternoon and arrested a man suspected in the series of shootings on area roadways that injured three people and put drivers on edge for nearly two weeks.


Frank Haith

Thomas Graning | AP

Frank Haith

Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith reportedly will take Tulsa job

Missouri men’s basketball coach Frank Haith’s tenure with the Tigers has been a roller coaster, and the ride is expected to end Friday when he is announced as the new coach at Tulsa, according to multiple reports.


This Screen grab from the website WhiteHouse.gov taken Friday April 18, 2014 shows the screen explaining a new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explaining how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain.

WhiteHouse.gov | AP Photo

This Screen grab from the website WhiteHouse.gov taken Friday April 18, 2014 shows the screen explaining a new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explaining how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain.

White House updating online privacy policy

A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain.


Lighting candle of hope, Matt Lewis (second from left) of Village Shalom, lighted candles in honor of  shooting victims William Lewis Corporon, Reat Griffin Underwood and Terri LaManno on Thursday, April 17, 2014, during an interfaith service of unity and hope held in the White Theatre on the campus of Jewish Community Center in Overland Park.  Also on stage for the lighting, the Rev. Adam Hamilton of Church of the Resurrection, Fr. Stephen Cook of St. Peter's Catholic church in Kansas City, and Jacob Schreiber of Jewish Community Center.

TAMMY LJUNGBLAD | The Kansas City Star

Lighting candle of hope, Matt Lewis (second from left) of Village Shalom, lighted candles in honor of shooting victims William Lewis Corporon, Reat Griffin Underwood and Terri LaManno on Thursday, April 17, 2014, during an interfaith service of unity and hope held in the White Theatre on the campus of Jewish Community Center in Overland Park. Also on stage for the lighting, the Rev. Adam Hamilton of Church of the Resurrection, Fr. Stephen Cook of St. Peter's Catholic church in Kansas City, and Jacob Schreiber of Jewish Community Center.

Healing is the message at interfaith service for victims of Sunday’s shootings

Clergy of different faiths, joined by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, delivered messages of hope and unity Thursday before more than 1,300 people gathered at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park.


Royals starter James Shields delivers a pitch against the Astros during Thursday's game in Houston.

Pat Sullivan | AP

Royals starter James Shields delivers a pitch against the Astros during Thursday's game in Houston.

James Shields strikes out 12 as Royals sweep Astros 5-1

The streak began in the sixth inning of a 5-1 Royals victory, when James Shields left Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler numb with a 92-mph fastball at the thighs. Six batters later, third baseman Matt Dominguez stared at a 90-mph fastball at the knees, and Shields had his seventh strikeout in a row.

Chinese tech giant Alibaba is set to make a splash here with IPO

The largest tech IPO of the year will come from a company that many Americans have never heard of.


Chelsea Clinton

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Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

For the Clintons, 2014 is the year of the baby.


Pallbearers carried the casket of shooting victim Terri LaManno to a hearse after her funeral Thursday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Kansas City.

Allison Long | The Kansas City Star

Pallbearers carried the casket of shooting victim Terri LaManno to a hearse after her funeral Thursday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Kansas City.

At the funeral for shooting victim Terri LaManno, a call for love and forgiveness

Love and forgiveness.


The Ridenour-Baker building at 933 Mulberry St. will be converted to 189 apartments.

| B&A Architecture

The Ridenour-Baker building at 933 Mulberry St. will be converted to 189 apartments.

Downtown apartment buildings, charter school project win approval

Downtown Kansas City scored a triple play Thursday when two apartment projects totaling more than 300 units won incentives necessary to begin work and a plan to double the size of the Crossroads Academy charter school was approved.


Miley Cyrus is keeping fans posted on her hospital stay - even at 5 a.m.

Miley Cyrus is keeping fans posted on her hospital stay - even at 5 a.m.

After sending fans early morning hospital selfie, Miley Cyrus cancels more concerts

Miley Cyrus pulled out her cell phone at 5 a.m Thursday to show her Instagram followers what early morning looks like in the hospital.


Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks (7) jumps over Washington State safety Taylor Taliulu (30) as safety Deone Bucannon (20) pursues during  their Oct. 12 game in Pullman, Wash. Cooks led Oregon State with 11 receptions and 4 carries for a total of 171 yards and two touchdowns. Oregon State won 52-24.

Dean Hare | AP

Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks (7) jumps over Washington State safety Taylor Taliulu (30) as safety Deone Bucannon (20) pursues during their Oct. 12 game in Pullman, Wash. Cooks led Oregon State with 11 receptions and 4 carries for a total of 171 yards and two touchdowns. Oregon State won 52-24.

Analysts see Chiefs drafting wide receiver with first pick

It seems more and more draft analysts these days are predicting the Chiefs will take a receiver in the first round of the NFL Draft, and really, that makes a lot of sense to NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah.


James Tindall made the right move to announce he would resign from the Jackson County Legislature.

James Tindall made the right move to announce he would resign from the Jackson County Legislature.

Check the eligibility of candidates before putting them on the ballot

Jean Peters Baker’s decision to nudge Jackson County Legislator James Tindall out the door is another good example of the power that prosecutors hold in our justice system.


Gabriel Garcia Marquez in 2007

File photo

Gabriel Garcia Marquez in 2007

Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

A person close to the family has confirmed reports that that Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died. He was 87.


This artist's rendering provided by NASA on Thursday, April 17, 2014 shows an Earth-sized planet dubbed Kepler-186f orbiting a star 500 light-years from Earth. Astronomers say the planet may hold water on its surface and is the best candidate yet of a habitable planet in the ongoing search for an Earth twin.

NASA Ames, SETI Institute, JPL-Caltech, T. Pyle | AP Photo

This artist's rendering provided by NASA on Thursday, April 17, 2014 shows an Earth-sized planet dubbed Kepler-186f orbiting a star 500 light-years from Earth. Astronomers say the planet may hold water on its surface and is the best candidate yet of a habitable planet in the ongoing search for an Earth twin.

Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.


This image released by ABC shows actors, from left, Jeff Perry, Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn in a scene from

Richard Cartwright | AP

This image released by ABC shows actors, from left, Jeff Perry, Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn in a scene from "Scandal." The series airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. EST on ABC. (AP Photo/ABC, Richard Cartwright)

'Scandal' finale: High drama right to the end


FILE - This Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 file photo, shows the door on a Chipotle Mexican Grill in Robinson Township, Pa. Chipotle reports quarterly earnings on Thursday, pril 17, 2014.

Gene J. Puskar, File | AP Photo

FILE - This Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 file photo, shows the door on a Chipotle Mexican Grill in Robinson Township, Pa. Chipotle reports quarterly earnings on Thursday, pril 17, 2014.

Amid good financial report, Chipotle plans first price increases in three years

Chipotle is feeling confident that customers are willing to pay more for its burritos, bowls and tacos.


Marqise Lee

AP file photo

Marqise Lee

Thursday links: Kiper predicts Chiefs will take Marqise Lee in latest mock draft

ESPN analyst Mel Kiper released his fourth NFL Draft projection on Thursday, and for the second time in a row, he predicted the Chiefs will select Southern California receiver Marqise Lee with the 23rd overall pick.


This image provided by Facebook shows how users can manually share their location using the “Nearby Friends

Facebook | AP Photo

This image provided by Facebook shows how users can manually share their location using the “Nearby Friends" tool. Using your smartphone’s GPS system, Nearby Friends will tell your Facebook friends _ provided they have the feature turned on _ that you are nearby. Unless you manually share your location, as shown here, it will only show that you are in close proximity, say within half a mile.

Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.