Suspect in highway shootings is arrested

Kansas City police raided a Grandview residence Thursday afternoon and arrested a man suspected in the series of shootings on area roadways that injured three people and put drivers on edge for nearly two weeks. Police Chief Darryl Forté announced the arrest in a late afternoon tweet and said more details will be released at a news conference on Friday.

Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith reportedly will take Tulsa job

Haith’s tenure with the Tigers has been a roller coaster, and the ride is expected to end Friday when he is announced as the new coach at Tulsa, according to multiple reports. He would replace former KU star Danny Manning, who led the Golden Hurricane to the NCAA Tournament this past season before leaving for Wake Forest.

James Shields strikes out 12 as Royals sweep Astros 5-1

The streak began in the sixth inning of a 5-1 Royals victory, when James Shields left Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler numb with a 92-mph fastball at the thighs. Six batters later, third baseman Matt Dominguez stared at a 90-mph fastball at the knees, and Shields had his seventh strikeout in a row. The string of consecutive punchouts, five of them looking, nearly matched the franchise of eight set by Blake Stein in 2001. Instead, Shields settled for a 12-strikeout performance that was his best as a Royal.

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Doomed ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed

Investigations into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it started listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials said Friday, as rescuers scrambled to find some 270 people still missing and feared dead.

Healing is the message at interfaith service for victims of Sunday’s shootings

Clergy of different faiths, joined by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, delivered messages of hope and unity Thursday before more than 1,300 people gathered at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park. “A pall has been cast over our great nation,” Holder said. “We gather today not in joy, but in solemn reflection.” The overall message, however, was focused on the power of love and unity to combat hatred and evil.

Defending NCAA champion KU women’s track team motivated to win more

When Kansas track coach Stanley Redwine and Lindsay Vollmer, the individual NCAA champion in the heptathlon, waited to shake hands with President Obama in March, they experienced the twin feelings of accomplishment and motivation. The defending NCAA champions will take to the track this week for the KU Relays at Rock Chalk Park, the new $39 million facility that also includes new venues for the KU softball and soccer programs.

Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

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