Democrat Chad Taylor’s path to upsetting the longtime incumbent Republican, Pat Roberts, is complicated by the well-financed campaign of independent candidate Greg Orman. It wasn’t supposed to be this way for Roberts, who was once a prohibitive favorite for re-election and remains a weak favorite despite a less-than-stellar victory in a brutal GOP primary.
Confronted by a Kremlin-backed military offensive in Ukraine, President Barack Obama and Western allies will approve plans this week to position at least 4,000 troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe, bolstering NATO's security commitments to nervous member states near the Russian border.
Spooked by Russia's intervention in Ukraine, Estonia is hoping for a strong signal of support from President Barack Obama when he arrives Wednesday in a country that two decades ago had Russian troops on its soil.
Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor landed a job at investment bank Moelis & Co. that will pay him at least $3.4 million, more than his Tea Party-backed opponent spent to beat him in a Republican primary.
Kansas City International Airport currently has only one daily flight to Toronto, but new aircraft are making it possible for midsize, non-hub airports like KCI to have direct flights to London and other European ports of call.
A flurry of research in the last few years has illuminated what we’ve long known: People tend to live among like-minded neighbors, whether it’s intentional, unconscious or strictly a matter of economics.
A tweet from Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry's verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his criminal indictment on charges of abuse of power. The tweet was later deleted, followed by another from Perry's account that disavowed the post.
Will it be a September to remember for baseball fans in Kansas City? The Royals were in first place on Aug. 31 for the first time in decades and are in position to make the playoffs for the first time since 1985. Check out this special collection of stories and charts to get you prepared for the critical final month.
For four years, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has governed fearlessly while steamrolling his political opposition along the way. But with each policy victory he scored, the number of vanquished opponents piled up. Eventually, the governor risked building a critical mass of opposition that could lead to his undoing.
Although President Barack Obama pledged last year to revive his efforts to close Guantanamo, his administration has managed to free just one low-level prisoner this year, leaving 79 who are approved for transfer to other countries. It has also not stopped resistance in Congress to moving the remaining 70 higher-level detainees to a prison inside the United States.
Kansas City Municipal Court Judge Leonard Hughes III said Sunday that he’s resigning from the court. Hughes, 61, has served as a judge since the late 1970s. He said he’s leaving the bench because he wants to run for president of Freedom Inc.
A federal judge has temporarily blocked Louisiana from enforcing its restrictive new abortion law. But lawyers and advocates appeared to disagree about whether the judge's order affects doctors at all five abortion clinics in the state or only those at three clinics whose lawsuit challenges the measure.
Following the killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, by a white Ferguson police officer, there is a new focus on promoting the power of the vote, an attempt to revive one of the keystones of the civil rights movement.
In a case that has labor and trade policy implications, the Obama administration on Tuesday rejected a request that would have immediately permitted a low-cost air carrier to begin flights between the U.S. and Europe while the government is still reviewing its application for new service.
Alongside the exodus of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, soldiers who hail from countries like Singapore and Slovenia, Mongolia and Malaysia have been packing up too, leaving behind an ever-shrinking NATO coalition.
A federal investigation that included surprise inspections was unable to substantiate 16 accusations by advocacy groups that the government packed into frigid cells children caught crossing the border alone, made them sleep on hard floors and provided inadequate food and medical care. Other claims about treatment of the children are still under review, according to the Homeland Security Department.
The U.S. is adding 350 more troops to help protect the American Embassy in Baghdad and its support facilities in the capital, raising the number of U.S. forces in the country to over 1,000, officials said Tuesday.
A federal judge Tuesday urged jurors in the criminal case against four Blackwater security guards to proceed with caution when assessing testimony by the defendants' former colleagues given under immunity.