Highlighted by Alex Smiths five touchdown passes and AFC player of the week Jamaal Charles five touchdowns at Oakland on Sunday, the Chiefs offense suddenly has produced 19 touchdowns in the last four games after it managed just 20 in the first 10. And Smith has shown he can not only go downfield but that its a worthy element in his game.
A&E has placed Phil Robertson, one of the stars of its hit reality TV series, Duck Dynasty, on indefinite hiatus after anti-gay comments he made in GQ magazine.
A group appointed by President Barack Obama to review U.S. surveillance tactics is recommending widespread changes to the controversial National Security Agency spy programs, including ending the NSA’s dragnet collection of millions of Americans’ telephone records.
- Friends of Special People Christmas party
- Night Train Run toy-wrapping party
- Jingle Bell Run/Walk
- Liberty Winter Carnival
- Down Syndrome Guild Holiday Party
- Kris Kringle 5K & Holiday Extravaganza
- Public Enemies Pancake Breakfast
- Acoustic Christmas concertgoers
- Roller Warriors Girls Flat Track Derby
- Pipefitters union Local 533 Christmas Party
- Ugly Sweater Run
- Merriams Santa Arrival and Christmas Dinner
Damron Russel Armstrong never used the word prison. But somehow his description of what its like to do three performances of The Wiz in a single day at Crown Center, at a time when the three-story mall is crawling with holiday shoppers and families, brought to mind sci-fi characters in a time loop.
The Fed will reduce the massive bond buying it began in September 2012. Starting next month it will buy $75 billion in bonds a month instead of $85 billion. Its bond purchases have held down long-term interest rates, particularly mortgage rates, helping to stir economic activity.
Carol Ward, a professor of pathology and anatomical sciences at the University of Missouri, is part of a new fossil study suggesting that humans ability to use complex tools originated more than 500,000 years earlier than was previously believed. The studys findings have shed new light not only on the evolution of man, but on one of his most vital features.
The agreement means Kansas City municipal government is finally poised to address its underfunded employee pensions after more than 30 months of debate and negotiations.
The bar is low enough that the next sentence will make as many of you snicker with a sarcastic joke as it will smile with hope, but it is true nonetheless: This is the best time to be a Royals fan in two decades. By signing free agents Jason Vargas and Omar Infante and trading for Norichika Aoki, the 2014 Royals are essentially complete now.
Monday morning at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown, the group Friends of Special People held its 24th annual Christmas party for children and adults with developmental disabilities. About 1,500 guests were treated to refreshments, face painting, and presents.
Educators are used to Gov. Sam Brownback cutting public education, not funding it properly. Many fear he will be taking the $80 million from the very sort of programs that would help young children, especially those from less privileged families.
Its here: Christmas crunch, that last week to shop and stuff your stockings. The countdown anxiety can get the best of your gift mojo. Weve all been there. Youre in the store, staring at your list and nothing looks right. Need ideas? A few of our favorite Kansas Citians share their favorite things to give.
St. James Academy boys team needed a spark after losing their previous two games. On Wednesday night at the 19th annual Hy-Vee Shootout at Avila University, the Thunder overcame seven ties and eight lead changes to defeat Lee’s Summit North 63-53.
We are providing a different experience, chief executive Gerry Lopez said Wednesday, hours after ringing the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange, where shares of Leawood-based AMC Entertainment were being traded after a nine-year hiatus.
No. 9 Missouri and its prideful defense will get a chance to script a better finish to the season Jan. 3 against No. 13 Oklahoma State in the Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium. Just dont expect any lingering effects from the 59-42 beating delivered by Auburn in the SEC championship.
Ira Curry, of Stone Mountain, Ga., who bought just one ticket and used family birthdays and lucky No. 7 to choose her numbers, was one of two winners of the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot, the second-largest in U.S. history. Curry will take a lump sum of $123 million after taxes, but "she has not decided how she'll spend those winnings," Georgia Lottery chief executive Debbie Alford said.
The year is winding down, but this final weekend before the holidays is a big one for the Midwest Music Foundation. Starting Thursday and running through Dec. 30, the foundation will release one video each day of a local band performing a holiday song. In addition, there are two shows this weekend benefiting the foundation.
Blogs and columns
- New Thai restaurant Lemongrass to open in downtown Overland Park
- Carmens Cafe in Leawood undergoes makeover
- MeMas Old-Fashioned Bakery moving to Wyandotte Plaza in KCK
- Corbin Park updates: Sprouts Farmers Market sets opening, Spin in negotiations?
- Two new choices coming to Independence Center’s food court
- Chiefs mailbag: Forget MVP, Is Jamaal Charles a future Hall of Famer?
- Chiefs’ Jamaal Charles, Tamba Hali and Dustin Colquitt lead Pro Bowl balloting at their positions
- Jamaal Charles and the Chiefs rewrite the record book while thumping the Raiders
- Chiefs blitz: A look at the good, bad and ugly from Sundays win over the Raiders
- Halftime report: Chiefs 35, Raiders 17
- Missouri coach Frank Haith says his roster rotation is still in flux
- Few honors, but plenty of production for Northwest Missouri’s offense
- Missouri’s Pinkel, Josey, have fond words for Texas’ Mack Brown
- Two area football players chosen NAIA All-Americans
- Watch former KU aide Barry Hinson go on rant after Southern Illinois loss
- Overland Park man to voters: “Re-elect No One”
- BuzzChatter Thursday: Obama’s new man in the White House steps in it
- Hartzler has flag moved so that it blocks Obama portrait
- BuzzChatter Wednesday: Wisconsin congressman, a Republican, says his party is made up of knuckle-draggers
- Obama poll numbers still in the tank