Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura, who awed fans with his precocious talent and scintillating fastball, died at age 25 in a traffic crash in his native Dominican Republic, the team confirmed Sunday morning.
In a global exclamation of defiance and solidarity, more than 1 million people rallied at women's marches in the nation's capital and cities around the world Saturday to send President Donald Trump an emphatic message on his first full day in office that they won't let his agenda go unchallenged.
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For the first time in Overland Park's history, explosives were used to implode an office building. At 5 a.m. Sunday, a series of detonations brought down the former CenturyLink building near Interstate 435 and Nall Avenue. The demolition clears the way for a new office development: Calle Overland One led by VanTrust Real Estate and designed by Burns & McDonnell. (Courtesy of Burns & McDonnell)
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Implosion brings down CenturyLink office building in Overland Park
Kansas City rally coincides with Women's March on Washington
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'Geese Police' use border collies to help keep birds in check