Royals win fifth straight with 5-4 victory over Twins

The Royals rode a five-run fourth inning and their suddenly hot bullpen to a fifth straight victory, 5-4 over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday. Three Royals relievers combined for four shutout innings in support of starter Bruce Chen, who got his first win of the season. Kansas City now is 9-7 and a few percentage points out of the AFL Central lead.

Documents detail another delayed GM recall

General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday.

Firsts for Billy Butler, Justin Maxwell fuel Royals’ rally

For Billy Butler and Justin Maxwell, the Royals’ 5-4 victory Saturday over the Twins marked some firsts. Butler collected his first extra base hit of the season, a double to right field that was a key hit in the Royals’ five-run fourth inning. An inning later, Butler added a single for his first multihit game of the year. Maxwell also pitched in during the fourth inning, smacking an RBI single, his first base hit of the year.

Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.

FC Kansas City focuses on finishing

FC Kansas City, which plays the Washington Spirit on Saturday, has a motto for this season of “Finish It” and although it is early, Andonovski and Holiday found themselves looking for a little more bite, or killer instinct.

Stand-in purchase of guns in Johnson County shootings is a puzzle

Authorities are searching for a middleman who is believed to have purchased guns for F. Glenn Miller Jr., the avowed anti-Semite accused of killing three people outside Jewish facilities last weekend. As a convicted felon, Miller is prohibited from buying or possessing a firearm. Such a gun-buying go-between represents a vexing problem for law enforcement.

Yet another reason to like the Boston Marathon

Runners start the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass., 26.2 miles away from the finish line, in a place filled with its own traditions. One of the best will occur again Monday. As runners shed hats, gloves, sweatshirts, sweatpants and other clothes used to keep themselves warm before the race, charity officials then pick up and reuse the clothing.