In Washington, Masayoshi Son promised price wars and faster Internet service in return for a little regulatory flexibility. Known as a blunt and sharp-elbowed maverick, the 56-year-old Tokyo businessman is on a mission to revitalize Sprint, which has been losing subscribers as T-Mobile has been adding them.
Air Force reservist Leo Brown, a religion teacher at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Overland Park, will be deployed to Afghanistan later this month with the 442nd Fighter Wing. This is his last week in the classroom before he reports for duty. On Tuesday, students and teachers surpised Brown by lining the halls and cheering as he was summoned from his classroom.
Americans develop a thirst for Irish whiskey, which blends well in cocktails, pairs amiably with food
Sales of Irish whiskey surged 576 percent between 2003 and 2013 in the United States, making it the fastest growing category, according to the Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S. Last year alone, sales jumped 20 percent. Americans might be rediscovering Irish whiskey now, but its hardly new.
- 25 Under 25 awards banquet
- West Bottoms Warehouse Weekend: Saturday
- Gala of the Royal Horses attendees
- Leprechaun Lane 5K/10K
- First Friday in the West Bottoms
- 2014 KC Gem & Mineral Show
- Greater KC Int'l Auto Show
- Network After Work: March 6
- Sporting KC Takeoff
- Beads, Beans & Beer
- Johnson County Home & Garden Show
- Hotel & Lodging Association Recognition Dinner
This is the 18th Big 12 Tournament, and after the NCAA selection committee does its thing on Sunday, the guess is we will not have seen anything like it. Baylor coach Scott Drew marveled at the field. Toughest I can remember, Drew said. Not even close. More teams can win it this year. Normally, going in there are two or three teams that are the favorites.
A developer is proposing a $78 million office tower at 46th Terrace and Pennsylvania Avenue, the first new office project pitched for the Country Club Plaza area since a controversial plan fell through three years ago. The 12-story building is being pursued by Block Real Estate Services for a 1.5-acre location where the firm had proposed a hotel project last year.
Over the past two months, Chiefs general manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid have taken turns repeating the mantra build through the draft. So when free-agency officially began at 3 p.m. Tuesday, and five Chiefs starters were snapped up by other teams within the first 90 minutes, it hardly qualified as a shock. Also Tuesday, the Chiefs re-signed backup safety Husain Abdullah to a two-year deal, a source told The Star.
With a looming deadline for a recommendation, the KCI citizen task force still has a difficult choice to make for the airport’s future: Undertake major renovations at two existing terminals that will likely cost in excess of $700 million and won’t solve all the airport’s problems. Or build a new single terminal and solve all the problems –– but be ready to spend $800 million to $1.2 billion.
The Kansas City area is a hotbed for model railroading with over three dozen fully finished private layouts. Perhaps thats a product of Kansas Citys legacy as a real-life rail hub. In any case, Kansas Citys model railroaders are a collegial bunch. Operating a model railroad can require up to a dozen people, and the gatherings serve as social functions.
Outfielder Jarrod Dyson, the most successful 50th-round pick in the last two decades, is not guaranteed a spot on the Royals' roster, but his place feels secure. He appeals as both an insurance policy for oft-injured center fielder Lorenzo Cain and a prized late-game pinch runner.
Heading to the Big 12 Mens Basketball Tournament? Dont forget to fuel up before the game. These 12 restaurants are within a half mile of the Sprint Center.
Kyle Flack sat stoically through hours of preliminary hearing testimony Tuesday as prosecutors began laying out their case against him in four killings, including the death of an 18-month-old girl, that outraged the Ottawa community last year.
The bill, sponsored by Republican Sen. Brian Nieves, allows for local ordinances prohibiting dogs from running at large, as long as the regulation is not specific to breeds of dogs. If passed, it would undo any local ordinances already in place, including one in Kansas City that mandates pit bulls be spayed or neutered.
More than four days after a Malaysian jetliner went missing on route to Beijing, authorities acknowledged Wednesday they didn't know in which direction the plane and its 239 passengers was heading when it disappeared, vastly complicating efforts to find it.
Sporting KC takes the next step in the competition Wednesday and its the biggest challenge yet. Cruz Azul sits in first place in the Mexico Primera standings. When you think about it like that, it took a lot for us to get here, midfielder Graham Zusi said. When you put in all that work its been two years basically you dont want to blow your one opportunity. Thats why were so excited for it. We want to win it.
Updated March 11: This woman is wanted for sale of marijuana. If you have information about any of these fugitives, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (816-474-8477), go to KCCrimeStoppers.com, or text TIP452 plus message and send to 274637. All calls are anonymous.
Welcome to The Kansas City Stars annual summer camps and programs guide. This year, we partnered with The Family Conservancy to present the publication, which is included in the March 7 edition of the Star and features information from local organizations about their summer activities for children.