In Washington, Masayoshi Son promised price wars and faster Internet service in return for a little regulatory flexibility. Known as a blunt and sharp-elbowed maverick, the 56-year-old Tokyo businessman is on a mission to revitalize Sprint, which has been losing subscribers as T-Mobile has been adding them.
On the same night KU plays Texas in front of a sold-out crowd, another college basketball celebration has begun in Lawrence. Three players from Haskell Indian Nations University are lined up at midcourt to be recognized for before their final home game. Their time at Haskell has been rewarding, the players say. But the real news here is three of the players have made it to this point.
The chairwoman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence charged Tuesday that the CIA may have broken the law and violated the Constitution by secretly infiltrating computers used by her staff to assemble a scathing report on the spy agencys now-defunct detention and interrogation program.
A developer is proposing a $78 million office tower at 46th Terrace and Pennsylvania Avenue, the first new office project pitched for the Country Club Plaza area since a controversial plan fell through three years ago. The 12-story building is being pursued by Block Real Estate Services for a 1.5-acre location where the firm had proposed a hotel project last year.
Think you know a thing or two about the Big 12 mens basketball tournament? See how you fare in this first installment of the Kansas City Star Big 12 Tourney Trivia Quiz. (Come back tomorrow and Friday for subsequent installments.)
Consideration of a plan by the Crossroads Academy, a downtown charter school, to double its size so it can accommodate middle school students was delayed Wednesday by a city development agency. The Kansas City Tax Increment Financing Commission postponed consideration of the schools request for $5.5 million in TIF assistance until March 24. The delay was required because a late amendment filed in an effort to satisfy objections to the proposal.
Customers shopping for swimsuits on Target's website were in for a surprise when they saw an altered image of a young girl in a bikini. In an attempt to slim down the models thighs, the Photoshop artist instead removed part of her crotch. But the Photoshop fail didnt stop there.
Sales of Irish whiskey surged 576 percent between 2003 and 2013 in the United States, making it the fastest growing category, according to the Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S. Last year alone, sales jumped 20 percent. Americans might be rediscovering Irish whiskey now, but its hardly new.
DEAR ABBY: I work in a palliative care unit in a local hospital, and Im all too aware of how important it is to have ones end-of-life wishes documented, notarized and on-hand in case of an emergency. I remember reading an essay that appeared in your column years ago; it eloquently described the desire of the writer that his body be used to allow others to live through organ donation.
On Saturday night, Bluestem owners Colby and Megan Garrelts plan to mark the restaurants 10th anniversary with a $100 per person party featuring the first tasting menu served when they opened on March 15, 2004. Then, at the end of brunch service on March 30, Bluestem will close to undergo major renovations. The Westport restaurant is scheduled to reopen May 2.
Climate change could harm giant sequoias
Federal researchers are warning that warming temperatures could soon cause California's giant sequoia trees to die off more quickly unless forest managers plan with an eye toward climate change and the impact of a longer, harsher wildfire season.