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Live updates, stats from tonight’s Royals-Rays game

Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during Monday’s Royals-Rays game for live stats and updates from The Star’s sportswriters, editors and photographers. Ian Kennedy takes the mound for Kansas City; Matt Andriese gets the start for Tampa Bay. First pitch is set for 7:15 p.m. Fox Sports Kansas City will telecast the game.


Effort to expose Russia’s ‘troll army’ draws vicious retaliation

A journalist with Finland’s national broadcaster asked members of her audience to share their experience of encounters with Russia’s “troll army,” a raucous and often venomous force of online agitators. As Jessikka Aro expected, she received some feedback from people who had clashed with aggressively pro-Russian voices online. But she was taken aback, and shaken, by a vicious retaliatory campaign of harassment and insults against her and her work by those same pro-Russian voices.

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Striking Verizon workers to return Wednesday; deal inked

Nearly 40,000 striking Verizon employees will return to work Wednesday after reaching a tentative contract agreement that includes 1,300 new call center jobs and nearly 11 percent in raises over four years but also makes health care plan changes to save the company money, the company and unions said Monday.

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Coffee-makers are satisfying a thirst for bottled cold brews

Coffee-makers from global giants JAB and Illy to smaller upstarts such as High Brew, La Colombe and Chameleon Cold-Brew are putting their brews on ice. They’re introducing high-end, ready-made, chilled bottled and canned coffee, betting grocery shoppers will embrace yet one more way to get their caffeine jolt.


KC’s Memorial Day: A recognition of service

Kansas City’s main Memorial Day celebration was held at the National World War I Museum and Memorial, also known as the Liberty Memorial. Retired Gen. Richard Myers, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Kansas City Mayor Sly James were among speakers.