A man found dead Sunday at a Leawood shopping area has been identified as 48-year-old Blaine A. Tucker
Dr. Seuss had it right: Horton really does hear a Who. Wild elephants can distinguish between human languages, and they can tell whether a voice comes from a man, woman or boy, a new study says. That's what researchers found when they played recordings of people for elephants in Kenya. Scientists say this is an advanced thinking skill that other animals haven't shown. It lets elephants figure out who is a threat and who isn't.
The St. Louis-based company opened one of its casual, family-style Italian restaurants at 13386 Metcalf Ave. in mid-2012.
It appears Chiefs receiver Dexter McCluster’s stay in Kansas City will soon end. A person with knowledge of the situation told The Star on Monday that McCluster, who is a free agent, will not return to the Chiefs. He has four or five interested teams and likely will sign elsewhere Tuesday night, when NFL free agency officially begins.
Area restaurants and grocery stores with seven or more critical or priority health code violations: Grab N Go 1, Green Duck Lounge & Grill, El Poblano, Gram & Dun, Texas Tom’s, Lulu’s Thai Noodle Shop & Satay Bar, China Feast, Sushi Haru, China Dragon, El Pulgarcito Restaurant, Iron Wok Chinese Restaurant, Lipari Sunfresh, and Pak Ling Express.
Hunched over, vomiting into a bucket by his feet and retching loudly, Oscar Pistorius was vividly reminded at his murder trial Monday of the gruesome injuries he inflicted on his girlfriend when a pathologist described how the Olympian fatally shot her multiple times with bullets designed to cause maximum damage.
A southeast Missouri man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for abducting and killing a 3-year-old neighbor girl in 2011.
Los Angeles police said Monday they've solved the case of a severed human head and other body parts found two years ago near the Hollywood sign.
A military judge declined Monday to dismiss sexual assault charges against an Army general after reviewing what he said was evidence that political considerations influenced the military's handling of the case.
Authorities questioned travel agents Monday at a beach resort in Thailand about two men who boarded the vanished Malaysia Airlines plane with stolen passports, part of a growing international investigation into what they were doing on the flight.
Kansas City police arrested a 34-year old man Sunday after he allegedly shoved a paramedic out of the back of an ambulance.
With some help from fans, Rustin Dodd, our KU beat writer, Tod Palmer, our Mizzou writer, and Kellis Robinett, our K-State writer, have drafted three teams using only players from the last 10 years at the schools they cover. Today, we present the three KU all-decade teams and are asking you to vote for the one you think would be the best. MU and K-State fans, you’ll get your chance Tuesday and Wednesday.
NSA leaker Edward Snowden is speaking at this year's South By Southwest Interactive Festival. He is participating remotely via video as Snowden remains in Moscow where he's living in temporary asylum. Snowden faces felony charges in the U.S. after revealing the agency's mass surveillance program by leaking thousands of classified documents to media outlets.
Florida, which finished an unbeaten season in the Southeastern Conference, and Wichita State, which completed an undefeated regular season, are the top two teams in the AP college basketball poll for the third straight week.
Two 16-year-olds are accused of targeting and killing a classmate after police in Texas say they were caught trying to dump the other boy's body.
While Rustin Dodd covered Bill Self's weekly KU basketball news conference in Lawrence, The Star's Blair Kerkhoff took your Jayhawks questions starting at noon. Click to view a replay:
Democratic Senate candidates, facing withering criticism on the national health care law, are gambling they can turn voters against two billionaire brothers funding the attacks — even if few Americans would recognize the pair on the street.
Whitney Hersh, who was sentenced to six years in prison, is one of four defendants in the beating attack on a 69-year-old man
Jackson County prosecutors on Monday charged a woman with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly driving while intoxicated, going the wrong way on an interstate and killing a passenger in a head-on collision with a semi truck in February.
After 11 days resting his sore right shoulder, Royals second baseman Omar Infante is slated to play five innings in the field on Monday afternoon. The team buses to Peoria to face the Mariners in a couple hours.
Lee’s Summit authorities have cited a 30-year-old woman with multiple violations after her 1-year-old son fell from a car she was driving, allegedly while drunk, on Sunday evening.
McDonald’s wants to open a new restaurant on the former Papa John’s site at 8915 Johnson Drive, Merriam. Hobby Lobby also wants open in the Merriam Village development and sites for two to three more restaurants or retailers are available. The 359,000-square-foot Ikea store is set to open this fall.
Addressing investors and technology policy makers at a lunch Tuesday, SoftBank president Masayoshi Son plans to outline the advantages of an advanced wireless network that could deliver ultra-fast Internet access across the country and improve education and mobile commerce,.
Oprah wants Lindsay Lohan to win. I do, too. But as I watched Sundays debut of the eight-episode series documenting Lindsay Lohans recovery, I felt sad. And guilty. Reality TV probably isnt the best idea for someone fresh out of rehab.
Trinity Medical Center in North Dakota had claimed a patient accounting product was defective. The payment was the result of an arbitration ruling in December.