Gov. Rick Perry was defiant Tuesday as he was booked on abuse of power charges, telling dozens of cheering supporters outside a Texas courthouse that he would "fight this injustice with every fiber of my being."
Kansas City got high marks in its annual citizens satisfaction survey. But while residents are happy with many city services, they’re unhappy with the maintenance of city streets, sidewalks and other public works.
The three-day meeting starting Thursday in Jackson Hole, sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, includes a keynote by Fed chair Janet Yellen. Labor markets are a key consideration for the Fed as it weighs when to end its unprecedented support for the American economy.
The Central Jackson County Fire Protection District, which serves residents in and around Blue Springs, says it can save more than $450,000 a year if Kansas City fire disipatchers handle its calls. Nine dispatchers would lose their jobs but might be hired by Kansas City.
A Texas judge opted Monday not to issue an arrest warrant against Gov. Rick Perry, but the Republican still faces the unflattering prospect of being booked, fingerprinted and having his mug shot taken – and has assembled a team of high-powered attorneys to fight the two felony counts of abuse of power against him.
While laying much of the blame for the strife that has followed the fatal shooting of Michael Brown at the feet of police, residents of Ferguson, Mo., interviewed by The Star say peaceful protests are being hijacked by people with other agendas.
Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and others are taking a libertarian perspective on the violence that has followed the Aug. 9 fatal police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb. The approach is likely to appeal to younger voters from across the political spectrum.
Republican Sen. Pat Roberts blamed drug cartels on Monday for the recent flood of Central American immigrant children, saying the cartels have spread false information about a program that protects the youths from deportation as an enticement to get more people into the U.S. to work for their drug operations.
A judge has decided not to issue an arrest warrant for Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a court official said Monday, meaning the Republican can continue traveling the country and gearing up for a possible 2016 presidential run despite being indicted on two felony counts of abuse of power.
A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The militants threatened to kill another captive they also identified as an American journalist.
In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley — and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say.