Applebee’s to move headquarters to California, lay off some area employees

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar restaurants, the highly successful Kansas City area dining chain, is moving its headquarters to California. The move is expected to trigger layoffs from among the roughly 220 employees at the Applebee’s International Inc. headquarters in Kansas City, according to a report from the Los Angeles Business Journal.

Judging the Royals

Here’s what’s wrong with Johnny Cueto

A couple days ago I asked what was wrong with Johnny Cueto and immediately had to admit I didn’t know the answer. Cueto has scuffled in his last three starts and a lot of people would like to know why. On Wednesday afternoon, I got to talk to a guy who might actually know what’s going on with Cueto — Royals pitching coach, Dave Eiland. According to Dave, the reason Johnny’s been struggling lately is pretty simple; Cueto’s front shoulder has been flying open.

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A Kim Davis Halloween costume? Cecil and Caitlyn, too?

Petitions and social media outrage are already flying over a blood-spattered dentist’s smock paired with a Cecil-like lion head, along with a replica of Caitlyn Jenner’s cream-colored corset. New this week: the jumper worn by Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis is now fodder for Halloween costumes.

Mary Sanchez

A keyboard Nazi who became a killer

White supremacist F. Glenn Miller, Jr. slithered into the Kansas City area hunting Jewish victims, and took three innocent lives in 2014. His trial this week illuminated disconcerting parallels with viewpoints that are common, unchallenged and flatout offensive in America.

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