Chiefs release their 2014 schedule, with dates, times and TV

The NFL has officially released its 2014 schedule. The Chiefs will open the regular season at home against the Tennessee Titans on Sept. 7 and also will face the Patriots on “Monday Night Football” on Sept. 29 and the Broncos on “Sunday Night Football” on Nov. 30, both at Arrowhead.

Arcade Fire’s Starlight Theatre show highlights a busy week for live music

Live music’s busy season is now upon us. Here’s a look at some of the best shows rolling into town over the next week or so. Arcade Fire’s previous Kansas City show, in April 2011, topped many best-concert lists that year. This time, the seven-member band is touring on “Reflektor,” its most-recent album, and one that requires a larger ensemble of musicians.

Live updates, stats from tonight’s Royals-Indians game

Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during Tuesday’s Royals-Indians game for live stats and updates from Andy McCullough, The Star’s Royals beat reporter. First pitch is set for 6:05 p.m. Central on Fox Sports Kansas City.

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MU reaches out to Kim Anderson, Tim Floyd’s name emerges

The search for Frank Haith’s replacement as Missouri’s men’s basketball coach entered its fifth day Tuesday with athletic director Mike Alden bunkered in as promised. Still, Missouri has reached out to former player and assistant Kim Anderson. Also, Texas-El Paso’s Tim Floyd has “emerged as a strong candidate,” according to ESPN.

JJ’s restaurant to reopen across from its original location

Brothers Jimmy and David Frantze have signed a lease in the new Plaza Vista, 900 W. 48th Place, just west of the Country Club Plaza. They hope to reopen JJ’s in late summer. About 90 percent of the former JJ’s employees are expected to rejoin the restaurant.

Former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders sue over pay, groping, 'jiggle tests'

Five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders on Tuesday sued the team over a pay system they say had them working hundreds of hours for free at games and at mandatory public appearances at which they were subjected to groping and sexual comments, and one said they had to take a jiggle test so their boss could see how firm their bodies were.

Missouri lawmakers debate impeaching Gov. Jay Nixon

Rep. Nick Marshall, a Parkville Republican, says an executive order issued by Nixon that allows married same-sex couples to file joint state tax returns violates a voter-approved constitutional amendment. Two other articles of impeachment against Nixon have also been filed.

Embrace Kansas City’s low costs to attract people and jobs

Kansas City often can’t compete with much of what Boston — and other East Coast elites such as New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. — can offer. But more optimistically, Kansas City can compete for new residents and jobs on issues that are extremely important to people in general and millennials specifically.

As Shakespeare turns 450, the Globe is taking 'Hamlet' to 200 nations

Four centuries after his death, William Shakespeare is probably Britain's best-known export, his words and characters famous around the world. It's fitting they were first staged at a playhouse called the Globe. Now the modern-day Shakespeare's Globe theater in London is setting out to test the Bard's maxim that "all the world's a stage" by taking "Hamlet" to every country on Earth, more than 200 in all.

Future is uncertain for suburban icon King Louie

The former bowling alley and ice rink closed five years ago. Johnson County taxpayers now own it, but some are fuming about that, noting that the $3.6 million the county spent to purchase and stabilize the facility over the last 30 months could have been used to address other public needs.

Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines is coming to KCI

The entry of Spirit promises new competition for Southwest Airlines, which has become the dominant carrier in Kansas City with more than 40 percent of the market. It creates the possibility for travelers that the two airlines will directly compete for business to such cities as Chicago.

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