Yordano Ventura gets first big-league win as Royals beat Astros 4-2

Yordano Ventura picked up his first big-league victory as the Royals beat the Astros 4-2 on Tuesday night in Houston. Ventura limited Houston to a pair of runs in seven innings. He struck out seven. He threw 101 pitches. It was the fifth start of his career, and yet another example of the dynamic potential that so tantalizes this organization.

Cancer doctor and clinic agree to pay $2.9 million to settle federal whistleblower lawsuit

Raj Sadasivan did some of his most lucrative work altering medical records with a paper cutter and scissors, some of his former employees contend. Those records at the Hope Cancer Institute in Kansas City, Kan., became the key to an alleged attempt to bilk Medicare and other government programs out of millions of dollars — the largest federal health fraud case in the Kansas City area in recent years. Government claims against Sadasivan and the clinic amounted to $31.7 million.

Meteorologist Lisa Teachman joins KCTV-5

Meteorologist Lisa Teachman has a new TV gig just down the dial from her old one. KCTV-5 announced Tuesday that Teachman, who left KMBC, Channel 9, at the end of January, will join its morning show starting Thursday. She will do weather as well as traffic.

Witness of Jewish center shooting chased gunman

Paul Temme chased the gunman while on the phone with police, then locked eyes with the man. The shooter raised a handgun and fired at least once. What upsets Temme more than getting shot at, he said, is the bigotry and the hatred behind the shootings. “It’s horrifying to see, the actual remnants” of that bigotry, he said.

2 dead after ferry sinks off South Korean coast

Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after a ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast, killing at least two and injuring 14, officials said.

Hospitalized Miley Cyrus cancels Sprint Center show

Miley Cyrus, who was scheduled to perform at the Sprint Center Tuesday night, canceled her concert and is in the hospital after a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics. Despite lightning communication through social media, some fans showed up hoping to see a show.

Homicide victim predicted his own demise

Two days before Javonte Slayden was lured out of a relative’s house and fatally shot in Kansas City, he gave a photo of his alleged killer to a friend. If anything happened to him, Slayden told his friend on April 4, look for the people in the photograph to be responsible, according to court records. One of the men in the photo, Deandre Whitley, 22, of Kansas City, is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

SweetFrog frozen yogurt franchise opening first area shop in KCK

SweetFrog plans a spring opening in the Legends Outlets Kansas City. Customers will get to make their own soft-serve creation, choosing from 21 different flavors each day - from a total of 50 different flavors - and more than 60 toppings. It also will offer nonfat, low-fat, sugar free and sorbet options.

Malcolm Young's possible illness sparks rumors of AC/DC's retirement

An anonymous email sent to an Australian radio station Monday claimed rock group AC/DC is planning to call it quits due to one member's illness. Rumors continued to spread after entertainment commentator Peter Ford of Australian radio station 3AW tweeted that he was working on an 'exclusive story' that would rock the music scene.

Violence surges from Islamic uprising in Nigeria

Suspected Muslim extremists kidnapped about 100 girls Tuesday from a school in northeastern Nigeria, less than a day after militants bombed a bus station and killed 75 people in the capital — a surge of violence that raised new doubts about the military's ability to contain an Islamic uprising.

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