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  • School officials advise parents after Raytown students witness body hanging

    School officials advise parents after Raytown students witness body hanging

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:37 PM EDT2017-05-25 03:37:10 GMT

    While riding home from school on their bus, students from Raytown Middle School witnessed a body hanging.  School officials are telling parents in response to monitor their child's behavior.  Ruth Manu's grandchildren were heading for the front door when a police detective stopped them.  He alerted the family a body was found hanging just steps away. Police say the person committed suicide.  “I feel for the parent," Manu said. "I hope they ...

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    While riding home from school on their bus, students from Raytown Middle School witnessed a body hanging.  School officials are telling parents in response to monitor their child's behavior.  Ruth Manu's grandchildren were heading for the front door when a police detective stopped them.  He alerted the family a body was found hanging just steps away. Police say the person committed suicide.  “I feel for the parent," Manu said. "I hope they ...

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  • Viral Facebook games, quizzes could cost you money, sense of security

    Viral Facebook games, quizzes could cost you money, sense of security

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 10:50 PM EDT2017-05-25 02:50:11 GMT

    The people behind the games, quizzes and giveaways you see on Facebook and other social networks are collecting a lot more than just your answers. They’re collecting your personal data, email addresses and even passwords.

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    The people behind the games, quizzes and giveaways you see on Facebook and other social networks are collecting a lot more than just your answers. They’re collecting your personal data, email addresses and even passwords.

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  • Parents, your teens may be using these secret texting codes

    Parents, your teens may be using these secret texting codes

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 10:50 PM EDT2017-05-25 02:50:11 GMT

    If you haven’t checked your teens social media messages recently, you might be surprised to see what might as well be messages in a foreign language.

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    If you haven’t checked your teens social media messages recently, you might be surprised to see what might as well be messages in a foreign language.

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  • Harrisonville, MO given worst possible rating by state auditor

    Harrisonville, MO given worst possible rating by state auditor

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 10:07 PM EDT2017-05-25 02:07:56 GMT
    A metro-area city is taking heat for massive financial mismanagement and given the worst rating possible by the state auditor. One of the issues in Harrisonville, MO involved development districts like a strip mall, where the sales taxes go back to the developer to pay off the project.  The audit called the city a prime example of what can go wrong when special taxing districts go unchecked. It was *residents who petitioned for this audit - and almost 100 of them showed up to ...More >
    A metro-area city is taking heat for massive financial mismanagement and given the worst rating possible by the state auditor. One of the issues in Harrisonville, MO involved development districts like a strip mall, where the sales taxes go back to the developer to pay off the project.  The audit called the city a prime example of what can go wrong when special taxing districts go unchecked. It was *residents who petitioned for this audit - and almost 100 of them showed up to ...More >
  • Former Claycomo firefighter indicted for felony statutory rape, sodomy

    Former Claycomo firefighter indicted for felony statutory rape, sodomy

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 9:55 PM EDT2017-05-25 01:55:51 GMT
    According to court records, Scott Pelc, who was 24 at the time, is accused of bringing a 15-year-old girl to the Claycomo fire station where he worked on US 69 Highway last June.According to court records, Scott Pelc, who was 24 at the time, is accused of bringing a 15-year-old girl to the Claycomo fire station where he worked on US 69 Highway last June.
    New information Wednesday about charges filed against a former Claycomo firefighter and medic who is accused of having sex with a teenage girl inside a fire station. KCTV5 has learned a grand jury indicted the first responder for felony statutory rape and sodomy.  According to court records, Scott Pelc, who was 24 at the time, is accused of bringing a 15-year-old girl to the Claycomo fire station where he worked on US 69 Highway last June. A grand jury indicted him this month....More >
    New information Wednesday about charges filed against a former Claycomo firefighter and medic who is accused of having sex with a teenage girl inside a fire station. KCTV5 has learned a grand jury indicted the first responder for felony statutory rape and sodomy.  According to court records, Scott Pelc, who was 24 at the time, is accused of bringing a 15-year-old girl to the Claycomo fire station where he worked on US 69 Highway last June. A grand jury indicted him this month....More >
  • Police investigating double-shooting in Kansas City

    Police investigating double-shooting in Kansas City

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 9:43 PM EDT2017-05-25 01:43:52 GMT
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    Kansas City police are investigating a double-shooting at Smart Avenue.  The victims suffered life-threatening injuries.  This is a developing story. Stay tuned to KCTV5 News for more.  Copyright 2017 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved. More >
    Kansas City police are investigating a double-shooting at Smart Avenue.  The victims suffered life-threatening injuries.  This is a developing story. Stay tuned to KCTV5 News for more.  Copyright 2017 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved. More >
  • Chiefs offensive lineman balancing OTAs and medical school

    Chiefs offensive lineman balancing OTAs and medical school

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 8:40 PM EDT2017-05-25 00:40:34 GMT
    OTAs can be a little overwhelming whether you are a veteran or a rookie. This game isn’t easy especially when you are playing on the offensive line. For guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif he’s finding a way to not only practice and play but he’s also balancing medical school. "Reid has been really flexible with my schedule and he knows what I’m trying to do," said Duvernay-Tardif. "I was able to report three weeks later in the beginning of phase two...More >
    OTAs can be a little overwhelming whether you are a veteran or a rookie. This game isn’t easy especially when you are playing on the offensive line. For guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif he’s finding a way to not only practice and play but he’s also balancing medical school. "Reid has been really flexible with my schedule and he knows what I’m trying to do," said Duvernay-Tardif. "I was able to report three weeks later in the beginning of phase two...More >
  • Blue Springs assistant prosecutor faces misdemeanor charges in deadly wreck

    Blue Springs assistant prosecutor faces misdemeanor charges in deadly wreck

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 8:29 PM EDT2017-05-25 00:29:09 GMT
    A Blue Springs man faces only misdemeanor charges for a crash that killed a mother.  That man also is the assistant prosecutor in the City of Blue Springs.  Adrienne Afrisio was pulled over on a very busy stretch of roadway and was waiting for a tow truck driver to wrap up the job after her car had broken down. Investigators say there's no evidence the man who they say caused that fatal crash was doing anything *criminal.  He wasn't speeding, he wasn't drunk and he ...More >
    A Blue Springs man faces only misdemeanor charges for a crash that killed a mother.  That man also is the assistant prosecutor in the City of Blue Springs.  Adrienne Afrisio was pulled over on a very busy stretch of roadway and was waiting for a tow truck driver to wrap up the job after her car had broken down. Investigators say there's no evidence the man who they say caused that fatal crash was doing anything *criminal.  He wasn't speeding, he wasn't drunk and he ...More >
  • Kansas House advances bill to boost school aid

    Kansas House advances bill to boost school aid

    (File photo)(File photo)

    The Latest on the Kansas Legislature's debates over increasing taxes to fix the state budget and raise additional money for public schools (all times local):

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    The Latest on the Kansas Legislature's debates over increasing taxes to fix the state budget and raise additional money for public schools (all times local):

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  • Jayhawks guard Mykhailiuk announces he'll return for senior year

    Jayhawks guard Mykhailiuk announces he'll return for senior year

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 7:44 PM EDT2017-05-24 23:44:21 GMT
    University of Kansas shooting guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk announced he's returning for his senior season.  The 6-foot-8 guard from Cherkasy, Ukraine, started 25 games for KU last season and averaged 9.8 points per contest. He announced his decision on Instagram:  Svi announces he is coming back to Kansas. @KCTV5 #kubball pic.twitter.com/7BUKGjbL5H — Dani Welniak (@KCTVDani) May 24, 2017 For his career, Mykhailiuk has played in 97 games for Kansas with 31 starts an...More >
    University of Kansas shooting guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk announced he's returning for his senior season.  The 6-foot-8 guard from Cherkasy, Ukraine, started 25 games for KU last season and averaged 9.8 points per contest. He announced his decision on Instagram:  Svi announces he is coming back to Kansas. @KCTV5 #kubball pic.twitter.com/7BUKGjbL5H — Dani Welniak (@KCTVDani) May 24, 2017 For his career, Mykhailiuk has played in 97 games for Kansas with 31 starts an...More >
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City will not offer Affordable Care Act plans next year

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City will not offer Affordable Care Act plans next year

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 5:39 PM EDT2017-05-24 21:39:49 GMT

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City says they will not offer or renew individual Affordable Care Act plans in the company’s 32-county service area in Kansas and Missouri for 2018.

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    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City says they will not offer or renew individual Affordable Care Act plans in the company’s 32-county service area in Kansas and Missouri for 2018.

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  • Judge clears courtroom after victims' family members yell at Tamika Pledger

    Judge clears courtroom after victims' family members yell at Tamika Pledger

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 5:36 PM EDT2017-05-24 21:36:53 GMT

    A woman charged with killing a teen and hurting three others took the stand Wednesday, and it caused chaos in a Wyandotte County courtroom.

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    A woman charged with killing a teen and hurting three others took the stand Wednesday, and it caused chaos in a Wyandotte County courtroom.

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  • Immaculata High School closes its doors after over 100 years

    Immaculata High School closes its doors after over 100 years

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 5:27 PM EDT2017-05-24 21:27:42 GMT
    School officials at Immaculata say enrollment is down and there's not enough money to keep the school going. (KCTV5)School officials at Immaculata say enrollment is down and there's not enough money to keep the school going. (KCTV5)

    After more than 100 years, a Catholic high school in Leavenworth is closing for good. 

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    After more than 100 years, a Catholic high school in Leavenworth is closing for good. 

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  • After fire in January, Mixing Bowl Noshery restaurant set to reopen in Kansas City

    After fire in January, Mixing Bowl Noshery restaurant set to reopen in Kansas City

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 5:18 PM EDT2017-05-24 21:18:25 GMT
    A Kansas City restaurant is rebuilding after a fire four months ago. (KCTV5)A Kansas City restaurant is rebuilding after a fire four months ago. (KCTV5)
    A Kansas City restaurant is rebuilding after a fire four months ago.  A fire destroyed the Mixing Bowl Noshery back in January. It left the owners wondering what they would do for the future.  “Do we cut and run? Do we do this again?," said Dana Peterman.  Peterman is thanking customers for giving them the strength to rebuild.  “Regular customers of ours just popped up with trucks everywhere, with workers everywhere, with cleaning supplies, wit...More >
    A Kansas City restaurant is rebuilding after a fire four months ago.  A fire destroyed the Mixing Bowl Noshery back in January. It left the owners wondering what they would do for the future.  “Do we cut and run? Do we do this again?," said Dana Peterman.  Peterman is thanking customers for giving them the strength to rebuild.  “Regular customers of ours just popped up with trucks everywhere, with workers everywhere, with cleaning supplies, wit...More >
  • Analysts say GOP bill leaves 23 million more uninsured

    Analysts say GOP bill leaves 23 million more uninsured

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 4:59 PM EDT2017-05-24 20:59:07 GMT
    Paul Ryan (AP file photo)Paul Ryan (AP file photo)
    WASHINGTON (AP) --- The Congressional Budget Office says the health care bill Republicans pushed through the House this month would leave 23 million additional people uninsured in 2026, compared with former President Barack Obama's health care law. The nonpartisan office also says that compared with Obama's 2010 overhaul, average premiums for people buying individual policies would be lower. The report says that is partly because insurance on average would cover less of people's...More >
    WASHINGTON (AP) --- The Congressional Budget Office says the health care bill Republicans pushed through the House this month would leave 23 million additional people uninsured in 2026, compared with former President Barack Obama's health care law. The nonpartisan office also says that compared with Obama's 2010 overhaul, average premiums for people buying individual policies would be lower. The report says that is partly because insurance on average would cover less of people's...More >
  • Chiefs players welcome new celebration rule

    Chiefs players welcome new celebration rule

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 4:46 PM EDT2017-05-24 20:46:35 GMT
    Kansas City Chiefs players generally agree with the rule change. (KCTV5)Kansas City Chiefs players generally agree with the rule change. (KCTV5)

    The NFL might stand for the National Fun League now after they changed the celebration rule allowing players to have more fun after big tackles and big plays. 

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    The NFL might stand for the National Fun League now after they changed the celebration rule allowing players to have more fun after big tackles and big plays. 

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  • KCK veteran granted FAA’s most prestigious award

    KCK veteran granted FAA’s most prestigious award

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 3:41 PM EDT2017-05-24 19:41:58 GMT

    Years of hard work and service have been recognized for a Kansas City, KS veteran.

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    Years of hard work and service have been recognized for a Kansas City, KS veteran.

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  • 3 hospitalized after carbon monoxide leak at Buca di Beppo on the Plaza

    3 hospitalized after carbon monoxide leak at Buca di Beppo on the Plaza

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 2:33 PM EDT2017-05-24 18:33:19 GMT
    Fire officials say a carbon monoxide leak started in the kitchen of Buca di Beppo. (KCTV5)Fire officials say a carbon monoxide leak started in the kitchen of Buca di Beppo. (KCTV5)

    Firefighters are at the Country Club Plaza after a reported gas leak at an Italian restaurant sent three people to an area hospital. Fire officials say a carbon monoxide leak started in the kitchen of Buca di Beppo. Five employees were at the restaurant at the time.

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    Firefighters are at the Country Club Plaza after a reported gas leak at an Italian restaurant sent three people to an area hospital. Fire officials say a carbon monoxide leak started in the kitchen of Buca di Beppo. Five employees were at the restaurant at the time.

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  • Man charged after woman says he waived a gun at her during road rage incident

    Man charged after woman says he waived a gun at her during road rage incident

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 2:32 PM EDT2017-05-24 18:32:00 GMT
    The suspect was arrested by the Shawnee Police Department on suspicion of aggravated assault. (KCTV5)The suspect was arrested by the Shawnee Police Department on suspicion of aggravated assault. (KCTV5)

    A man has been charged after allegedly displaying a gun during a road rage incident involving a woman.

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    A man has been charged after allegedly displaying a gun during a road rage incident involving a woman.

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  • Royals reinstate Gordon, place Karns on 10-day D.L.

    Royals reinstate Gordon, place Karns on 10-day D.L.

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 2:21 PM EDT2017-05-24 18:21:03 GMT
    Karns was put on the D.L. for a right extensor strain/nerve irritation. (KCTV5)Karns was put on the D.L. for a right extensor strain/nerve irritation. (KCTV5)

    The Kansas City Royals announced Wednesday that they have reinstated outfielder Alex Gordon from the Paternity List and placed right-handed pitcher Nate Karns on the 10-day disabled list.

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    The Kansas City Royals announced Wednesday that they have reinstated outfielder Alex Gordon from the Paternity List and placed right-handed pitcher Nate Karns on the 10-day disabled list.

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  • University of Missouri names Alexander Cartwright as new chancellor

    University of Missouri names Alexander Cartwright as new chancellor

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 2:15 PM EDT2017-05-24 18:15:07 GMT
    Cartwright will officially begin serving as chancellor of the UM System’s largest campus on August 1, 2017. (KCTV5)Cartwright will officially begin serving as chancellor of the UM System’s largest campus on August 1, 2017. (KCTV5)

    University of Missouri System President Mun Choi announced on Wednesday, the appointment of Dr. Alexander Cartwright, provost and executive vice chancellor of the State University of New York System, as the new chancellor of the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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    University of Missouri System President Mun Choi announced on Wednesday, the appointment of Dr. Alexander Cartwright, provost and executive vice chancellor of the State University of New York System, as the new chancellor of the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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  • Kansas lawmakers delay debates on tax hikes, school funding

    Kansas lawmakers delay debates on tax hikes, school funding

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 12:12 PM EDT2017-05-24 16:12:15 GMT
    The House hoped to debate taxes Wednesday afternoon and then the school finance plan on the 100th day of the Legislature's annual session. (File photo)The House hoped to debate taxes Wednesday afternoon and then the school finance plan on the 100th day of the Legislature's annual session. (File photo)

    Kansas lawmakers are postponing debates on a new plan for raising taxes to fix the state budget and another measure that would boost spending on public schools.

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    Kansas lawmakers are postponing debates on a new plan for raising taxes to fix the state budget and another measure that would boost spending on public schools.

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  • New Kidscape exhibit takes kids back in time in lessons about JOCO

    New Kidscape exhibit takes kids back in time in lessons about JOCO

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:52 AM EDT2017-05-24 15:52:25 GMT
    Children will learn about life on the farm and what Johnson County, KS was like in the 1870s. (KCTV5)Children will learn about life on the farm and what Johnson County, KS was like in the 1870s. (KCTV5)

    A new exhibit at a metro museum is offering a creative way to learn about the history of Johnson County. The Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center, located at 87th Street and Metcalf Avenue, is welcoming several new exhibits, and one is offering a fun, blast from the past, history lesson.

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    A new exhibit at a metro museum is offering a creative way to learn about the history of Johnson County. The Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center, located at 87th Street and Metcalf Avenue, is welcoming several new exhibits, and one is offering a fun, blast from the past, history lesson.

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  • Wanted: Jonathan Kagen

    Wanted: Jonathan Kagen

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:37 AM EDT2017-05-24 15:37:54 GMT

    Jonathan Kagen is wanted on a Wyandotte County probation violation warrant for sex offender registration violation.

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    Jonathan Kagen is wanted on a Wyandotte County probation violation warrant for sex offender registration violation.

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  • Examiner: Toni Anderson's death accidental, drugs involved

    Examiner: Toni Anderson's death accidental, drugs involved

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:00 AM EDT2017-05-24 15:00:29 GMT

    The Jackson County medical examiner's office ruled Tuesday that 20-year-old Toni Anderson's death was accidental. She died from hypothermia and drowning at the Platte Landing Park near Parkville.

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    The Jackson County medical examiner's office ruled Tuesday that 20-year-old Toni Anderson's death was accidental. She died from hypothermia and drowning at the Platte Landing Park near Parkville.

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  • City leaders talk plan for park safety as community remembers murdered business owner

    City leaders talk plan for park safety as community remembers murdered business owner

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 10:23 AM EDT2017-05-24 14:23:07 GMT
    Local business owner Mike Darby was killed while walking his two dogs on along the trail on Thursday. (KCTV5)Local business owner Mike Darby was killed while walking his two dogs on along the trail on Thursday. (KCTV5)

    Indian Creek Trail is a popular walking and running trail for people living in the Kansas City area. However, police say four people have been attacked and killed near the trail within the past 10 months. Now, the city is working on a new plan to make parks and trails safer. 

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    Indian Creek Trail is a popular walking and running trail for people living in the Kansas City area. However, police say four people have been attacked and killed near the trail within the past 10 months. Now, the city is working on a new plan to make parks and trails safer. 

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  • Truck pulls down power lines in KCMO, closes highway

    Truck pulls down power lines in KCMO, closes highway

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 9:58 AM EDT2017-05-24 13:58:47 GMT
    The truck’s tail snagged power lines, knocking them to the ground and dragging them for a short time. (KCTV5)The truck’s tail snagged power lines, knocking them to the ground and dragging them for a short time. (KCTV5)

    Part of a metro highway was closed early Wednesday morning after power lines were pulled onto the roadway by a truck.

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    Part of a metro highway was closed early Wednesday morning after power lines were pulled onto the roadway by a truck.

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  • Duffy beats Yanks for 2nd time in week as Royals win 6-2

    Duffy beats Yanks for 2nd time in week as Royals win 6-2

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:38 PM EDT2017-05-24 02:38:48 GMT
    Lorenzo Cain, Whit Merrifield and Mike Moustakas also homered late for the Royals, who went deep four times in a span of nine batters. (AP)Lorenzo Cain, Whit Merrifield and Mike Moustakas also homered late for the Royals, who went deep four times in a span of nine batters. (AP)
    NEW YORK (AP) — Danny Duffy beat the Yankees for the second time in a week and rookie Jorge Bonifacio capped a three-run, seventh-inning rally with a go-ahead, two-run homer that led the Kansas City Royals over New York 6-2 on Tuesday night. Lorenzo Cain, Whit Merrifield and Mike Moustakas also homered late for the Royals, who went deep four times in a span of nine batters. New York rookie Jordan Montgomery took a one-hit shutout and 2-0 lead into the ...More >
    NEW YORK (AP) — Danny Duffy beat the Yankees for the second time in a week and rookie Jorge Bonifacio capped a three-run, seventh-inning rally with a go-ahead, two-run homer that led the Kansas City Royals over New York 6-2 on Tuesday night. Lorenzo Cain, Whit Merrifield and Mike Moustakas also homered late for the Royals, who went deep four times in a span of nine batters. New York rookie Jordan Montgomery took a one-hit shutout and 2-0 lead into the ...More >
  • Britain PM: another attack 'may be imminent'

    Britain PM: another attack 'may be imminent'

    Emergency services personnel speak to people outside Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion at the venue during an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. (AP Photo)Emergency services personnel speak to people outside Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion at the venue during an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. (AP Photo)

    Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain's threat level from terrorism has been raised to critical — meaning an attack may be imminent. s...

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    Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain's threat level from terrorism has been raised to critical — meaning an attack may be imminent. s...

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  • Alcoholics Anonymous sues for return of 12-step manuscript

    Alcoholics Anonymous sues for return of 12-step manuscript

    (Broad Highway Publishing Co. via AP, File)(Broad Highway Publishing Co. via AP, File)

    Alcoholics Anonymous is demanding the return of its 1939 original manuscript describing the "Twelve Step" program of recovery from alcoholism. 

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    Alcoholics Anonymous is demanding the return of its 1939 original manuscript describing the "Twelve Step" program of recovery from alcoholism. 

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