Tobacco 21 ordinances raise the legal age to buy tobacco to 21. Fifteen Kansas City metro area cities have passed the ordinances ahead of schedule, largely because of partnerships between public health advocates and the business community.
Donald Trump singled out France as one country he would subject to the "extreme vetting" he is proposing for those seeking to enter the United States, a move he says is necessary to deter attacks by people coming from countries "compromised by terrorism."
The Texas senator was heckled by the audience for not endorsing Trump. The GOP nominee said that he considered not letting Cruz speak at the convention after reviewing his speech, but decided against it.
Here’s how U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, reacted to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s selection of Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia as her running mate. “It’s just a terrific selection. We now have a ticket that signals that they are the grown-ups.”
Hillary Clinton texted supporters Friday that her vice presidential pick is Tim Kaine. The U.S. senator from Virginia has deep roots in the Kansas City area, with family still living here. Friends say he’s anything but boring, despite his public image.
Four Democrats are vying for a Missouri Senate seat that hasn’t been held by a Republican in at least a century. But only two — John Rizzo and Jessica Podhola — have raised any money or built a campaign infrastructure. And despite agreeing on nearly every issue, the race has become contentious.
Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler have died in a car crash in Wisconsin after working at a kicking clinic, a sheriff's department official said Sunday. LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye was injured in the crash.