<![CDATA[KC Breaking News, Sports, Weather & More | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/ en-us Wed, 17 Jun 2015 13:26:33 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Wed, 17 Jun 2015 13:26:33 CDT Homepage 60 Churches debate pulling investments to fight what some call Israel’s ‘occcupation of Palestine’ http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article26194027.html#storylink=rss The Mennonite Church USA, meeting in Kansas City, is one of three Christian denominations this week to debate using the power of the purse to pressure Israel to withdraw from occupied territories. But a Jewish group calls the churches’ discussions misguided.

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Death again stirs dock safety concerns at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article26201008.html#storylink=rss Three years ago, three people, including two children, died from electrocution at Lake of the Ozarks. Much of the blame landed on shoddy wiring and lack of regulation. Another person died June 21. Electricians say not much has changed since 2012.

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Eric Hosmer and Noah Wilson a Royal friendship not to be forgotten http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/vahe-gregorian/article26210830.html#storylink=rss Eric Hosmer and 6-year-old Noah Wilson, who died of cancer Tuesday, offer the perfect snapshot into the symbiotic relationship between the Royals and their fans.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 22:50:43 CDT

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Kansas Gov. Brownback pondering religious objections legislation after gay marriage ruling http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26047999.html#storylink=rss Republican Gov. Sam Brownback says he’s considering proposing a new religious objections law for Kansas following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing gay marriage across the nation.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:30:39 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26047999.html
Protesters gather outside Kansas City store where teen was shot by clerk http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article26202385.html#storylink=rss The 16-year-boy remained hospitalized Thursday after the Tuesday afternoon shooting at 59th Street and Prospect Avenue. Demonstrators now want the convenience store kept closed permanently. The teen had walked out of the store with a package of cookies he didn’t pay for.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:06:59 CDT

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Bill Self starts a free Wayne Selden movement http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/university-of-kansas/article26233927.html#storylink=rss Kansas coach Bill Self plans to play two smaller guards with point-guard skills, which he hopes will make the Jayhawks’ offense more dangerous and creative … and Wayne Selden would be free to be himself on the wing.

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Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:20:00 CDT

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Missouri side of the Kansas City area accounts for more job growth http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article26073913.html#storylink=rss About two-thirds of area job growth from May 2014 to May 2015 occurred on the Missouri side of the state line. Meanwhile, the area recorded a 5.3 percent unemployment rate in May.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:42:28 CDT

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Video: Tornado forms over Lee's Summit http://www.kansascity.com/incoming/article26032030.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:13:31 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/incoming/article26032030.html KC area police pursuits create danger for many amid a crazy quilt of policies http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26040007.html#storylink=rss Area cities have missed opportunities to fully address what may be the deadliest form of bistate border-hopping — conflicting, uncoordinated police pursuit policies in more than 60 departments across a six-county, two-state metropolitan area.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Summer travel: Odd attractions in Missouri and Kansas http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article21302373.html#storylink=rss If you don’t mind veering off the beaten path a little, we have some ideas. We dispatched Kansas City Star writers in every direction to find some of the odder attractions in Missouri and Kansas. Some of these places might not be your final destination, but then again, if you like quirky, they could be. And several are right here in the Kansas City area.

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State examines its role in south-central Kansas homicide case http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26143351.html#storylink=rss Kansas officials are investigating the state’s treatment of 30-year-old Brandon Brown, a mentally ill man who is accused of murder. He was treated at the state hospital in Osawatomie just three days before he allegedly beat a man to death.

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On July 4, celebrate freedom for all, not just people like you http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article26059714.html#storylink=rss Fourth of July is all about the fireworks and food, but what about the freedom? Are we living the life that Independence Day represents?

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:29:12 CDT

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Wet weather won’t stop Fourth of July plans at most reservoirs in Missouri and Kansas http://www.kansascity.com/sports/outdoors/article26200399.html#storylink=rss After two months of almost nonstop rain, many popular water playgrounds in the region were left flooded. But heavy releases by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have dropped water levels to the point where boat ramps and campgrounds are accessible.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:40:33 CDT

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Fireworks, festivals and fun: Our guide to the weekend’s Independence Day events http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article25847935.html#storylink=rss The biggest July Fourth celebrations will be KC RiverFest at Berkley Riverfront Park, the Star Spangled Spectacular at Coroporate Woods in Overland Park and Jackson County’s Fourth of July Celebration at Longview Lake. But not all the celebrations will include fireworks, and they won’t all be on the actual holiday.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 06:56:00 CDT

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Missouri rejection of ‘Grain Belt Express’ is a defeat for clean energy http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article26110807.html#storylink=rss A victory this week for Missouri farmers was also a disappointing loss for the future of renewable energy. The state Public Service Commission narrowly denied plans to build a transmission line that would have carried wind power across the state.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:47:32 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article26110807.html
High Court strikes a blow against congressional gerrymandering http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article26125444.html#storylink=rss Gerrymandering is a political tool of both parties. It is used to strip competition from elections, which contributes to voter apathy. In June, the U.S. Supreme Court struck back.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:12:04 CDT

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View from the driver’s seat: Marc Solomon’s inside account of the marriage equality ride http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article26057581.html#storylink=rss About 10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time last Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court put Marc Solomon out of a job. As the national campaign director for Freedom to Marry, a group that set its eye on the prize before almost anyone else, Solomon could not be more elated.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:11:17 CDT

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Tallgrass Brewing Co.’s Jeff Gill mixes fun, focus and family for success http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article26055133.html#storylink=rss In less than six years, the brewery became the largest in Kansas. Now in its eighth year, owner Jeff Gill is expanding again. His goal is to become a major regional craft brewery.

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Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:00:00 CDT

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FC Kansas City’s Becky Sauerbrunn a big part of U.S. women’s shutout streak in World Cup http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mls/fc-kansas-city/article26007172.html#storylink=rss Much of the glory went to U.S. goal scorers Carli Lloyd and Kelley O’Hara for the team’s thrilling 2-0 victory over Germany on Tuesday night in the Women’s World Cup semifinals. But equally heroic in Montreal — and throughout the tournament — has been the U.S. back line, a quartet of tenacious, smart defenders on a 513-minute shutout streak that includes Becky Sauerbrunn of FC Kansas City.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:21:02 CDT

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Royals’ defense pays dividends in more ways than highlight-reel catches http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article26217640.html#storylink=rss In many ways, the Royals owe their June success to their outstanding defnense and run prevention. They went 15-11, extending their division lead from a half-game to 4 1/2, despite scoring just 3.6 runs per game.

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Fri, 03 Jul 2015 08:36:47 CDT

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KCK native Neil Allen returns to big leagues as Twins pitching coach http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/article26246317.html#storylink=rss Minnesota pitching coach Neil Allen grew up in Kansas City, Kan., and played at Bishop Ward High School. His brother still lives in the area, so Allen is always happy when the Twins play at Kauffman Stadium.

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Missouri guard K.J. Walton hopes to bolster beleaguered offense http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/sec/university-of-missouri/article26245066.html#storylink=rss MU freshman shooting guard K.J. Walton noticed the team’s offensive struggles last season, but he is confident he can help bring much-needed scoring punch to the Tigers.

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Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:01:57 CDT

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If you want to know ‘How Music Got Free,’ read the book http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article26007760.html#storylink=rss Stephen Witt’s whip-smart and superbly reported book traces the origins of music piracy and the legacy it leaves.

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Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 CDT

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A four-game losing streak: is it Royals hitting or good pitching? http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/judging-the-royals/article26233129.html#storylink=rss When you get beat you have to ask if the other team beat you or you beat yourself. Ned Yost clearly thought the other team beat his; the Royals hitters didn’t do anything wrong—on Thursday night Kyle Gibson was just too good. That’s been happening a lot lately.

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KC police investigate pair of overnight armed robberies http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article26236204.html#storylink=rss Two robberies after midnight may be related, authorities say.

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Boat dock electricity Issues a common danger http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article26230861.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:16:48 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article26230861.html Independence police identify victim of motorcycle crash http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article26231215.html#storylink=rss Independence police have identified the victim of a motorcycle accident in that community this week.

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Thousands truckin’ to Chicago for final Grateful Dead shows http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article26213401.html#storylink=rss Three final shows take place at Soldier Field

Deadheads spending a lot of money to see grand finale

Attendees include children, at least one U.S. senator

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Fans react to Matt Damon’s new ponytail http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article26216905.html#storylink=rss Love it or hate it, Matt Damon debuted a new hairstyle during a press conference for his movie "The Great Wall." And, in true Twitter fashion, fans had a lot to say about it.

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With temps heating up, several wine experts share what they are uncorking http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article26211106.html#storylink=rss As the temperature and humidity soars, its time to shift your wine selection. Dave Eckert talks to several wine experts across the country to find out what they are uncorking.

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