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Crown Chasers: Can the Royals reign again? Watch episode one of our six-part series

The Royals thrilled Kansas City with a two-season run that culminated with the 2015 World Series championship. But last year’s 81-81 season, plagued by injuries, left fans wanting more. The 2017 season is likely the last that stars Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas and Lorenzo Cain will play together in KC. Can they reign again? The Kansas City Star’s six-part video series, by David Eulitt with narration by Sam Mellinger, will explore this topic on six Wednesdays starting February 22.

Southwest celebrates 35 years at KCI, but airport’s future remains cloudy

Southwest Airlines on Wednesday celebrated 35 years at Kansas City International Airport but declined to comment about the airport’s future. Still, Mayor Sly James made clear his position that the airport should be modernized with a new terminal, which he insisted can be as convenient as the existing 44-year-old configuration.

Mexico to Trump: We won’t take your unwanted immigrants

Mexico is not happy – actually angry – about President Donald Trump expectation that it would hold U.S. asylum applicants while they fight their cases in U.S. courts. Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray vowed Wednesday that Mexico will not accept the Trump’s administration “unilateral” directives and that President Enrique Peña Nieto would make that clear directly to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly when they meet on Thursday.

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Experience the fun of Royals' photo day in video

The annual photo day for Kansas City Royals players in Surprise, Arizona is a two-hour window for team photographers and news agencies. The Royals also have their players sign autographs on memorabilia for the team store and Royals Charities. Catcher Salvador Perez shouted his love to teammate "Lolo," aka Lorenzo Cain during an interview.
David Eulitt The Kansas City Star
Experience the fun of Royals' photo day in video 2:43

Experience the fun of Royals' photo day in video

Mother thinks missing Wichita woman is victim of human trafficking 2:37

Mother thinks missing Wichita woman is victim of human trafficking

Robert Hester Jr. and the FBI: A timeline 3:29

Robert Hester Jr. and the FBI: A timeline

Maria Torres on covering the Yordano Ventura story in Dominican Republic 2:57

Maria Torres on covering the Yordano Ventura story in Dominican Republic