Thirteen years after their 100th loss served as a public shaming, the Royals enter the season’s final stretch with an honest shot at 100 wins. Assuming the Royals clinch their division and lock up home-field advantage in the playoffs, winning 100 would be sort of like a vanity plate on an already beautiful car.
More than 50 confirmed and suspected cases have been reported in recent weeks, health officials said. People who have had symptoms — diarrhea, abdominal cramps, fever, nausea or vomiting — are urged to stay out of pools for at least two weeks after their symptoms stop because they may still shed protozoa into the water.
Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar restaurants, the highly successful Kansas City-based dining chain, is moving its headquarters to California. The move is expected to trigger layoffs from among the roughly 220 employees at the Applebee’s International Inc. headquarters in Kansas City.
So far, 48 people have drowned in the outdoors this year in Missouri, approaching a 10-year record. Many died in swimming accidents in lakes, rivers and streams, but a rash of flash flooding added to the toll.
Conditions are mixed for American workers this Labor Day. Middle- and lower-class wages have stagnated as recent gains have gone mainly to already high-paid earners, and union representation continues to slide, especially in the private sector. But many states and cities are moving to increase their minimum wage, and unions still represent thousands of Kansas City area workers and millions nationwide.
White supremacist F. Glenn Miller Jr. slithered into the Kansas City area hunting Jewish victims and took three innocent lives in 2014. His trial this week illuminated disconcerting parallels with viewpoints that are common, unchallenged and flat out offensive in America.
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