Haters, doubters, opposing teams take note: Royals are far from dead

With so many potential free agents on the Kansas City Royals, this trade deadline had loomed as the end of a fruitful but fleeting era, especially after their 10-20 start. But since then, they have the third-best record in baseball, and the front office believes this team that can make a deep postseason run even without a major trade in the next few days.

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Watch dramatic rescue of people trapped in Coach's Bar & Grill by flash flood

Shortly before 8:30 a.m., Chris Donna-Louise Carle and Brian Darby were rescued by firefighters, emerging through the roof of the business near 103rd Street and Wornall Road. They became trapped when water quickly rose and broke through a wall of their business. Firefighters rescued others early Thursday when people got caught in vehicles and buildings as flash flooding affected the region.
Shane Keyser The Kansas City Star
Watch dramatic rescue of people trapped in Coach's Bar & Grill by flash flood 1:25

Watch dramatic rescue of people trapped in Coach's Bar & Grill by flash flood

Aerial video views of flooding in Kansas City 1:35

Aerial video views of flooding in Kansas City

Finalists for KC's police chief present their vision in open forum 7:24

Finalists for KC's police chief present their vision in open forum

What you can expect from your insurance after severe storms 2:25

What you can expect from your insurance after severe storms