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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
U.S. construction spending staged a strong rebound in July, rising by the largest amount in more than two years. All major categories of construction showed gains in an encouraging sign that spending on building projects will help boost the economy in the second half of this year.
For the second time this year, President Barack Obama will travel to Russia's backyard to assure nervous nations of his ironclad commitment to their security. But his objectives will be clouded by the West's inability to halt the Russian aggression in Ukraine that has stoked fears in other former Soviet republics.
A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.
New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. The car crashed into trees with such force that the vehicle split in half, killing his friends.
The summer-long trial of four Blackwater security guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis has been a grim retelling of lives snuffed out and the daily life-and-death decisions amid the chaos of war.