<![CDATA[KC Breaking News, Sports, Weather & More | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/ en-us Thu, 21 Apr 2016 08:47:40 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 21 Apr 2016 08:47:40 CDT Homepage 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Regarding KCI’s future, City Hall ponders a new flight path http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article85755692.html#storylink=rss With election postponed, mayor looks to business community

But corporate leaders are not yet sure of role in influencing public opinion

Interim airport improvements are already planned

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Royals catcher Drew Butera pitched on Saturday night and fans loved it http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/for-petes-sake/article86049842.html#storylink=rss The Royals lost to the Astros 13-5 on Saturday night

KC backup catcher Drew Butera pitched in the ninth inning and didn’t allow a run

For Royals fans, it was a silver lining on a tough night

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 22:08:46 CDT

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Fish — thousands of them — come to Kansas City food desert http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article85972147.html#storylink=rss Dre Taylor started Nile Valley Aquaponics to bring food and hope to his old inner-city neighborhood

He plans to grow tilapia and vegetables on what used to be a vacant lot

So far, the neighborhood and city officials are impressed

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 13:39:20 CDT

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Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps is revived by his fall http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/vahe-gregorian/article86062577.html#storylink=rss With 22 Olympic medals, including 18 gold, swimmer Michael Phelps has had an unfathomable career

But for years, he was a prisoner of his own success

That led to burnout and trouble with alcohol, but rehab was a turning point for him

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 00:13:39 CDT

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SweePee Rambo, blind with an oozing sore, is crowned World’s Ugliest Dog http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article86040337.html#storylink=rss The 17-year-old Chinese Crested Chihuahua with legs bowed out like a frog was sporting a mohawk

Fifteen other malformed pooches competed in the contest, where the presidential election was running theme

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 20:56:08 CDT

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They’re not paychecks, but major college athletes got extra scholarship stipends for first time this school year http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/article86062792.html#storylink=rss Full-scholarship athletes at major programs were given about $2,000 to $5,000 more per year

Money went for food, gas and to help some players' families back home

Smaller athletic programs, like UMKC and Missouri State, are still phasing in full “cost of attendance” to players

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 00:17:15 CDT

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School libraries shift toward innovation areas, but librarians fear for what’s lost http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article85810532.html#storylink=rss More hands-on “maker spaces” are appearing in grade-school libraries

The nationwide “maker movement” aims to sharpen science and creative skills, encourage teamwork

But one district librarian urges the Shawnee Mission school board to keep kids engaged in books

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:29:28 CDT

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Your guide to West Bottoms flea markets: Vendors, food, tips http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article85294562.html#storylink=rss About 40,000 shoppers hit the West Bottoms during some First Friday weekends

The district’s historic warehouses holds 22 flea markets and 600-plus vendors

It’s one of the nation’s biggest indoor flea markets

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:00:00 CDT

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Public Enemy pumps out harrowing hip-hop at Free State Festival http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article86076687.html#storylink=rss The incendiary hip-hop group headlined a sweltering outdoor concert in downtown Lawrence

Flavor Flav’s buffoonery offsets the harrowing themes of Public Enemy’s songs

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 09:07:09 CDT

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Finance legislation passes, keeping Kansas schools open http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/kansas/article85773397.html#storylink=rss Gov. Sam Brownback said he will sign the legislation

Johnson County schools face funding cuts, but not as much as under earlier bill

A proposed constitutional amendment to keep Supreme Court from closing schools fails

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:54:57 CDT

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On the complicated issue of Royals’ (in)ability to develop starting pitching http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article85797682.html#storylink=rss A study proposed by scouts and used by The Star shows Royals in MLB’s bottom half

The issue is full of nuance, good and bad for the Royals

“We ought to be able to develop starting pitching,” Dayton Moore says

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:38:56 CDT

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Slamming it down: Kansas City poetry slam team prepares to represent at nationals http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article85778332.html#storylink=rss Slam Ulit will compete in the National Poetry Slam in Georgia Aug. 1-6

Poetry slam is a performance showcase — a sort of “bloodsport”

The team hosts monthly open-mic poetry slams — the next one is June 28

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:11:00 CDT

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Royals suffer another rout in 13-5 loss to Astros http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article86050487.html#storylink=rss Starter Chris Young yielded seven runs in second inning

It was the second straight night Royals gave up 13 runs to Astros

Catcher Drew Butera finished game on mound for Royals

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 22:14:51 CDT

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Baby boomers’ retirement: The country’s biggest and most predictable train wreck? http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article85981067.html#storylink=rss Aging population is a massive global issue

By 2029, 20 percent of the population will be 65 or older

Medicare and Social Security will be strained by all the baby boomers

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:57:03 CDT

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Lee’s Summit man hangs on for dear life after kayak is swept out to sea http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article85849182.html#storylink=rss Arlen Tanner, 56, was snorkeling off Honduras

His family had traveled there as part of a dental clinic mission

He drifted more than 30 miles, and a helicopter found him after 16 hours

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:31:16 CDT

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Kansas City museum rescues Boeing 727 from being scrapped http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article85571757.html#storylink=rss The Museum of Flight in Seattle didn’t have room for both of its Boeing 727s

The Airline History Museum in Kansas City inquired about one after hearing about its possible fate

The museum is getting the donated plane ready to fly to Kansas City in early August

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:35:13 CDT

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New Miss Missouri is the first openly gay woman to win the crown http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/missouri/article85485802.html#storylink=rss Erin O’Flaherty, 23, made Missouri pageant history over the weekend

The boutique store owner will represent Missouri at the Miss America pageant in September

Her platform will be suicide prevention

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:58:40 CDT

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Britain just killed globalization as we know it http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article85959052.html#storylink=rss An anxious working class in the West feels left in the cold

Voters will soon tell us what sort of sequel they'd prefer to rapid globalization

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:57:48 CDT

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Wild mustang auction in Tonganoxie lets the public own a piece of the Wild West http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article85912302.html#storylink=rss Mustangs have long been seen as symbols of the West

The public had the chance to own one of these symbolic creatures themselves this weekend

Bureau of Land and Management holds auction at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 20:14:16 CDT

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Home construction is brisk in the Kansas City area http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article85803507.html#storylink=rss Year-to-date homebuilding is up 29 percent

Depleted inventory is being replenished daily

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:07:37 CDT

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He received more than $2M in healthcare – at taxpayer and hospital expense http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article86078792.html#storylink=rss New programs focus on tracking and healing ER superusers to save both lives and money

Small number of people who make dozens of ER visits each year have huge effect on costs

Program helps superusers find housing, get off drugs, get access to services, and see primary care doctors

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 10:17:03 CDT

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Kansas man riding motorcycle in the dark hits a black cow and dies http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/kansas/article86078137.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 09:54:10 CDT

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Tap-dancing gangsters to invade Starlight in ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article85772432.html#storylink=rss The musical, based on Woody Allen’s movie, opens at Starlight on June 28

Director/choreographer Susan Stroman says Allen helped her adapt his story

She did the same for another movie about show business, “The Producers”

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 09:39:00 CDT

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Two killed, two hurt after car plummets off I-435 overpass in KC http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article86075187.html#storylink=rss The vehicle ran off the overpass Saturday night and landed on East Gregory Boulevard

The driver, a 22-year-old Overland Park, man, and front-seat passenger, a 23-year-old Warrensburg woman, died at the scene

Two killed were students at the University of Central Missouri

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 08:36:07 CDT

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Maine’s first lady takes waitressing job to help make ends meet http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article86076837.html#storylink=rss Paul LePage is the nation’s lowest-paid governor, making $70,000 a year

First lady Ann LePage works three days a week and is trying for more shifts

She’s trying to keep a low profile but is working extra hard ‘because of who I am’

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 09:10:27 CDT

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Billy Graham: Don’t reject or criticize your negative co-worker http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article85800067.html#storylink=rss It’s wrong to constantly criticize others and react negatively to everything that happens. God wants us to help others through what we say, not tear them down or alienate them.

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 08:15:00 CDT

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Woman is reluctant to shower judgmental sister with good wishes http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article85279312.html#storylink=rss My husband and I had a child together before we were married. My religious family refused to give me a baby shower, but now, my sister and her husband are expecting and I’m expected to attend hers.

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KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger discusses impact of cost-of-attendance checks on athletes and recruiting http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article85589577.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 07:17:22 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article85589577.html In their words: What athletes did with the money from cost of attendance stipends http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article86062912.html#storylink=rss Cost of attendance is a valuable resource for athletes sending home money

The cost of attendance stipends are a luxury for other athletes

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New neighborhoods and homes of distinction coming to Shoal Creek Valley http://www.kansascity.com/homes/article84925457.html#storylink=rss Shoal Creek Valley

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