<![CDATA[National News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:44:35 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:44:35 CST National 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Kaine joins Clinton on stage for first time as VP pick http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article91472817.html#storylink=rss Hillary Clinton introduced Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate

He’s considered a safe choice whose bilingual skills might appeal to Hispanics

Campaign’s first team appearance held in the nation’s largest swing state

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 12:27:03 CDT

Convention goal: Make people like Clinton, like it or not http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article91477442.html#storylink=rss Making her likeable the convention’s chief aim

Clinton has to overcome the email furor

Daughter, husband, friends will speak

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 13:19:46 CDT

One shift in the lives of police officers patrolling an anxious America http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article91548182.html#storylink=rss On the streets of every town and city, each shift is a search for safety

Here’s a look at one such shift, compiled through ride-alongs last week

The officers serve in departments across the US and face the same pressures

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 21:41:19 CDT

N.C. businesses reel from NBA’s decision to pull 2017 All-Star Game http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article91538207.html#storylink=rss NBA pulled the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte

Other sports events, shows could be in doubt

Hotels, other local businesses are looking at losses

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 20:47:56 CDT

Kisses, propositions and fears of reprisal for women at Fox News http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article91544267.html#storylink=rss Current and former employees described instances of harassment and intimidation

These went beyond Roger Ailes, who resigned as Fox News chairman

All the women spoke on condition of anonymity, citing embarrassment and fear of retribution

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 21:14:11 CDT

David Horowitz, who helped make Bill Clinton a media darling, dies at 86 http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article91550522.html#storylink=rss Hollywood publicist in just one week helped reverse Clinton’s image as a bloviating convention speaker

He brokered Clinton’s appearance on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson’

Once there the president-to-be became a groovy, self-deprecating saxophonist

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 22:08:22 CDT

Pulled muscle cost him $6,000. What would it cost you? http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article91465132.html#storylink=rss Richard Sankovich paid more than a year’s worth of monthly premiums for two hours of care

“Low-cost” health insurance plans can end up costing consumers more in the long run

“Consumers need to be educated that for each procedure offered in a hospital, it’s time to ask, ‘Why do I need that?’ and ‘How much is this going to cost?’ ”

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 09:50:00 CDT

105-year-old lobster saved from dinner table and heads back to Maine http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article91360072.html#storylink=rss Instead of being a meal for many, the lobster goes home to Maine

The lobster’s benefactors pulled the rescue together in 24 hours

Restaurant owner Joe Melluso was touched to tears by the effort to preserve 15-pound lobster

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:36:08 CDT

Mom of autistic man in Charles Kinsey shooting: My son is traumatized http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article91484757.html#storylink=rss Arnoldo Eliud Rios Soto had wandered away from his North Miami group home Monday

Rios has been in the psychiatric wing of Aventura Hospital since then

“It’s too emotional to see your baby caught up in something like this.”

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 14:22:22 CDT

Compromise reached on future of superdelegates http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article91468052.html#storylink=rss Sanders, Clinton forces agree on commission to study future nominating process

Clinton far ahead in superdelegates

Commission will be named by Sanders, Clinton, DNC

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 10:47:40 CDT

His family thought he was in Texas. He died fighting ISIS in Syria. http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article91273097.html#storylink=rss Bad eyesight kept Levi Shirley out of the US Marines

Shirley, who grew up in Colorado, died in Syria fighting with Kurds

What motivated him remains a mystery

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:36:43 CDT

Mother of missing toddler stuns court: ‘She is dead’ http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article91463742.html#storylink=rss Marjorie Dufrene told a judge her 2-year-old, missing eight months, had died

Sources say she admitted the baby fell, died and she discarded the body in a dumpster

Detectives are still searching, holding out hope toddler is alive

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 08:42:50 CDT

Football player stops sexual assault, police say http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article91465287.html#storylink=rss University of Florida linebacker Cristian Garcia helped stop a sexual assault in Gainesville,Fla., police say

The suspect, Christopher Lee Shaw, is in the Alachua County Jail on a $500,000 bond

Garcia: ‘I hold strong moral values and I don’t think anyone should be taken advantage of in that kind of way’

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 09:59:12 CDT

California governor denies parole for Manson follower http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article91424337.html#storylink=rss California Gov. Jerry Brown denied parole Friday for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who is serving a life sentence for killing a wealthy grocer and his wife more than 40 years ago.

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 21:21:02 CDT By JONATHAN J. COOPER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article91424337.html
Colorado town finds THC in its water http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article91279062.html#storylink=rss Residents have been warned not to drink the town’s water or use it to shower

THC is marijuana’s psychoactive ingredient

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:00:56 CDT

Bullet that struck mental health worker was meant to protect him, police union says http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article91181007.html#storylink=rss Union chief says the cop was aiming at autistic man sitting on the ground

Cops say 911 caller said suicidal man had a gun on the street

Charles Kinsey, who was shot, said he told police there was no weapon

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:21:48 CDT

Trooper risks life to save distraught woman in bikini who ran onto busy highway http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article91085582.html#storylink=rss “What are you doing?” the incredulous Nevada Highway Patrol trooper asked the woman

She was inexplicably walking on the side of busy Interstate 15 in Las Vegas one night in June

She ran into traffic and he chased after her

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:19:20 CDT

Records: Minnesota officer may have interacted with Castile http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article91175832.html#storylink=rss A Minnesota police officer and the black motorist he shot to death during a traffic stop may have interacted in a previous stop more than four years earlier, records released Thursday show.

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:06:02 CDT By DOUG GLASS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article91175832.html
News anchor slips from waterfall, dies day before 25th birthday http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article91534517.html#storylink=rss Taylor Terrell, 24, died after falling from the peak of a waterfall

Terrell, a local TV news anchor, would have turned 25 Friday

She “was wading in the river near the top of the falls (when) she lost her footing”

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 20:15:12 CDT

DNC rules meeting agrees to a compromise on superdelegates http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article91496177.html#storylink=rss The role of superdelegates could be significantly reduced in future Democratic presidential primaries under a compromise deal struck at the Democratic National Convention rules committee Saturday.

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 23:51:01 CDT By CATHERINE LUCEY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article91496177.html
As Democratic convention nears, excessive heat settles in http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article91556657.html#storylink=rss As thousands of delegates arrive in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention, it's not just politics they have to contend with — it's also the hot and sticky weather.

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 23:51:01 CDT By RON TODT ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article91556657.html
Tim Kaine gets warm welcome from neighbors http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article91555367.html#storylink=rss Sen. Tim Kaine received a hero's welcome Saturday night outside his Richmond home, capping off his debut as Hillary Clinton's running mate.

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 23:36:01 CDT By ALAN SUDERMAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article91555367.html
Today in History http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article90265302.html#storylink=rss Today in History

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 23:06:00 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article90265302.html
AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article91554892.html#storylink=rss Clinton says veep pick Kaine is everything GOP ticket isn't

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 23:05:24 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article91554892.html
Clinton says veep pick Kaine is everything GOP ticket isn't http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article91459867.html#storylink=rss Hillary Clinton debuted running mate Sen. Tim Kaine on Saturday as a can-do progressive committed to social justice and equality — "everything Donald Trump and Mike Pence are not" — at a boisterous rally ahead of next week's Democratic National Convention.

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 22:51:12 CDT By KEN THOMAS and LISA LERER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article91459867.html
WNBA withdraws fines for teams that wore black warmup shirts http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nba/article91510457.html#storylink=rss The WNBA is withdrawing its fines for teams and players that showed support of citizens and police involved in recent shootings by wearing black warmup shirts before and during games.

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 20:41:02 CDT By DOUG FEINBERG ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nba/article91510457.html
A title and ship for new 'Star Trek' series: 'Discovery' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article91513402.html#storylink=rss The next chapter of the "Star Trek" franchise will be called "Star Trek: Discovery."

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 22:21:02 CDT By DERRIK J. LANG ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article91513402.html
Shooting at Texas apartment complex leaves 4 dead http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article91535652.html#storylink=rss A shooting at a Texas apartment complex on Saturday left four people dead including the suspected shooter, police said.

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 21:26:00 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article91535652.html
First home delivery of medical marijuana made in Florida http://www.kansascity.com/news/article91469247.html#storylink=rss The first organization authorized to dispense medical marijuana in Florida has made its first home delivery.

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 21:21:02 CDT By JOE REEDY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/article91469247.html
Ex-Lebanon hostage Thomas Sutherland dies in Colorado http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article91532967.html#storylink=rss Thomas Sutherland, a teacher was held captive in Lebanon for more than six years until he was freed in 1991 and returned home to become professor emeritus at Colorado State University, has died.

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 21:16:08 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article91532967.html