Royals stumble again in 4-0 loss to the Houston Astros

Unable to mount an offensive against Astros starter Dallas Keuchel, Kansas City folded for the second time in as many nights Tuesday in Houston. The Royals still can boast a record touting their supremacy in the American League, but the upstart Astros, led by Lance McCullers on Monday and eight scoreless innings from Keuchel on Tuesday, have trounced their guests in these first two games.

World Soccer

KC fans show pride in sport and country at Women’s World Cup watch party in the Power & Light District

Thousands of Kansas City soccer fans showed up in force Tuesday to a watch party in the Power & Light District to cheer on the United States in its semifinal match against Germany in the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The Americans won the match 2-0 and advanced to Sunday’s championship match, when they will play the winner of Wednesday night’s other semifinal match between Japan and England.

Eating for Life

Brazilian salpicão is a colorful and healthy alternative to chicken salad

Brightened with raisins and lime juice, salpicão is a colorful and sassy Brazilian chicken salad perfect for summer. The add-ons also can get pretty creative, including canned corn, peas, pineapple and even shoestring potatoes, stirred in just before serving to remain crisp.

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U.S., Cuba agree to open embassies

President Barack Obama is expected to announce the coming reopening of an embassy in Havana on Wednesday. But the thawing of the diplomatic freeze is far from complete, as members of Congress now wrestle with their concerns.

Local

July Fourth brings special meaning to four who cherish freedom

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness mean more than just words. Just ask the couple from Ukraine who will experience their first July Fourth here, in Shawnee. Or a World War II vet from Liberty who looks back but also ahead. Or a Mexican immigrant in Platte City who cherishes the safety he finds in his new land.

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Lewis Diuguid

Bridging the digital divide takes a community effort

Seventy percent of students in Kansas City Public Schools don’t have Internet access at home. Also, 80 percent of households in low-income, minority neighborhoods don’t own computers or have in-home Internet connections. In addition, close to 50 percent of the households in Kansas City, Kan., have no Internet connection.

 
 
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