Saturday night in Seattle, the Royals dropped a 6-0 decision to the Mariners, losing for the fifth time in six days, careening aimlessly as the calendar turned to May. An opening month that began with so much promise — an 8-2 start and a World Series ring ceremony at Kauffman Stadium — ended with a series of duds on a West Coast road trip.
Lawmakers hope to pass a budget bill and adjourn the 2016 legislative session on Sunday. The bill delays a $99 million payment to the state’s pension fund until 2018, a controversial move to free up cash. And it would depend on Gov. Sam Brownback to make a 3 percent cut to most state agencies.
In the vast majority of cases, the children accidentally shoot themselves. That's happened 18 times this year, and in nine of those cases the children died of their wounds. Toddlers have shot other people five times this year. Two of those cases were fatal: this week's incident in Milwaukee, and that of a 3-year-old Alabama boy who fatally shot his 9-year-old brother in February.
More drivers adhered to the rules in states with anti-texting laws than in states without them. That’s bad news for motorists in Missouri, because it’s one of four states – along with Arizona, Montana and Texas – without comprehensive bans on texting.
Thirty teams competed Saturday at Kansas City International Airport to see which one could pull a FedEx Boeing 757 jet 12 feet the quickest. The Pull a Plane competition is an annual fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City. The teams raised more than $80,000.