Meryl Streep, Alicia Keys and Elizabeth Banks among host of stars at Democratic convention

Donald Trump promised not to throw a “boring” political convention like ones he’d seen in the past. He promised a convention full of celebrities — and then social media slammed him because B-lister Scott Baio was the most high-profile celebrity in Cleveland. No ifs, ands, or buts about it, the Democrats have already staged the most star-studded convention — if that counts for anything.

Kansas countdown, T-minus 6 days: How GOP incumbents hope to win next Tuesday

Moderate Republicans are trying to oust ultraconservative lawmakers in next Tuesday’s crucial Kansas primaries. More power to them. But it’s not going to be easy to do that. The incumbents who have the power right now in the Legislature are allies of Gov. Sam Brownback and that should hurt them with the public given Brownback’s low approval ratings.

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Royals top prospect Raul Mondesi gets called up

Kansas City Royals second baseman Raul Mondesi was called up Tuesday, July 26, 2016, after batting .304 for the Omaha Storm Chasers.
John Sleezer jsleezer@kcstar.com
Royals top prospect Raul Mondesi gets called up 2:41

Royals top prospect Raul Mondesi gets called up

Royals catcher Drew Butera records final out in 13-0 loss to Angels 1:03

Royals catcher Drew Butera records final out in 13-0 loss to Angels

Rookies, quarterbacks arrive for Chiefs training camp 2:22

Rookies, quarterbacks arrive for Chiefs training camp

Elizabeth Banks mocks Trump's 'We Are The Champions' intro at DNC 4:20

Elizabeth Banks mocks Trump's 'We Are The Champions' intro at DNC