Tension simmers in St. Louis as protests over the Ferguson shooting continue

Activists rushed into St. Louis City Hall to protest the grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer who fatally shot unarmed black man Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson. The war of words over the shooting escalated in television interviews with Wilson and with Brown’s parents.


Chiefs inspired by Eric Berry’s strength in midst of lymphoma scare

Teammates of Kansas City Chiefs star safety Eric Berry say the speech he gave the team Monday following news that he might have lymphoma was sobering and inspirational. Meanwhile, Chiefs coach Andy Reid confirmed perhaps the most illuminating story of all — that the first thing Berry asked when told of the mass in his chest is whether he could still play Sunday in the Chiefs’ huge home test against Denver.

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Dave Helling: Bargains aren’t always what they seem

We don’t want to think too hard about what we buy. We purchase our miraculous phones, big-screen TVs and tablet computers the same way we buy almost everything else: as cheaply as possible. That’s how capitalism is supposed to work. But let’s think a moment about the full cost of the goods and services we buy.

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