Why we need sports, now more than ever

Recent tragedies, including those in KC, have shaken many around the country. Particularly during this campaign season, the news is full of divisiveness. There’s a tendency to think sports is irrelevant in the bigger picture, but it’s quite the opposite

Police say Munich suspect was obsessed with mass shootings

The 18-year-old gunman who opened fire at a crowded Munich shopping mall and fast-food restaurant, killing nine people and wounding more than two dozen others before killing himself, was obsessed with mass shootings, German authorities said Saturday.

Donald Trump’s strongman fantasy is deeply un-American

Donald Trump’s Thursday night address to the Republican National Convention was the most scripted, controlled, practiced and vetted speech from Trump so far. And it dug deeply into a philosophy that is antagonistic to the values our nation was founded upon. Trump showed a disturbing lack of insight and respect for the ideals that are carved in stone at the nation’s landmarks and ingrained into our laws and constitution.

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Meet ‘boring’ Tim Kaine, who grew up in KC area and is Clinton’s VP pick

Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia calls himself “boring,” but that might be exactly what Hillary Clinton needs in a running mate

One Democratic political consultant said of Kaine: “The boy is cleaner than the Board of Health”

Videos

Funeral service for KCK police Capt. Robert Melton

The funeral service for Kansas City, Kansas Police Department Capt. Robert "Dave" Melton on Saturday morning at Children's Mercy Park.
David Eulitt deulitt@kcstar.com
Funeral service for KCK police Capt. Robert Melton 1:02

Funeral service for KCK police Capt. Robert Melton

Fly fishing in Yellowstone 2:40

Fly fishing in Yellowstone

Clinton/Kaine 2016: It's official 1:17

Clinton/Kaine 2016: It's official

Danny Duffy dedicates win to boy who died of cancer 1:09

Danny Duffy dedicates win to boy who died of cancer