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Charges filed in fatal Kansas City, Kansas, market shooting

Jul. 13, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors in northeastern Kansas have charged a man suspected of killing two people inside a Kansas City, Kansas, market earlier this week. The Kansas City Star reports that 39-year-old Jermelle Andre-Lamont Byers has been charged with first-degree and second-degree murder and...

Police: Woman shot at Kansas City, Kansas, deli has died

Jul. 12, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police say a woman who was critically wounded in a double shooting at a Kansas City, Kansas, deli has died from her injuries. The Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department identified her in a news release as 42-year-old Lachell Day of Kansas City, Kansas. The shooting Wednesday at the...

1 shot dead, 2nd critical after Kansas City deli shooting

Jul. 11, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a woman who was wounded in a double shooting at a Kansas City, Kansas, deli was initially reported as dead but is alive. The Kansas City Star reports that the shooting Wednesday at the Edwards Original Corner Market & Deli left one man dead. Police initially...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Jul. 9, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending July 5: Fiction: 1. The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent by Larry Correia, narrated by Adam Baldwin (Audible Studios) 2. Screwball by Simon Rich, narrated by Scott Aiello, Beck Bennett (Audible Studios) 3. Proof of Love by Chisa Hutchinson,...

The role of slaves in Kentucky's bourbon legacy

Jul. 7, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In archives across Kentucky, Erin Wiggins Gilliam is on a search for the faces and names of slaves who worked in America's first whiskey distilleries. She and others know for a fact that slaves helped create what is now one of the country's most iconic industries. They've seen tax...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Jul. 2, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending June 28: Fiction: 1. Even Tree Nymphs Get the Blues by Molly Harper, narrated by Amanda Ronconi & Jonathan Davis (Audible Studios) 2. Alien III: An Audible Original Drama by William Gibson, narrated by Tom Alexander, Barbara Barnes, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen,...

Declaration of Independence still inspires activists

Jul. 1, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Shauna Marie O'Toole is a transgender activist who has organized and attended countless rallies and lobbied New York State lawmakers for legal protections. Convinced that "no amount of science" would win over opponents, she decided that an "emotional statement" was needed, one drawing upon...

Original copy of Declaration of Independence to be on view

Jun. 30, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — History-minded revelers can celebrate the Fourth of July by checking out an original copy of the Declaration of Independence at the state's Commonwealth Museum. The document was one of 14 original copies and was sent by the Continental Congress to Massachusetts during the Revolutionary War....

Musician offers peek inside song selected for Showtime

Jun. 29, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — For months, Tim Tucker sidled up to the piano and repeatedly played the first line of what would become a stirring duet. Over and over again the notes of the melody flowed off of his fingers as he sang, "Stormy weekends, they get me down, ain't nothing left for me in this town, come on...

Restored Mission Control comes alive 50 years after Apollo

Jun. 28, 2019 1:29 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Gone is the haze of cigarette, cigar and pipe smoke. Gone are the coffee, soda and pizza stains. With only a few exceptions, NASA's Apollo-era Mission Control has been restored to the way it looked 50 years ago when two men landed on the moon. It gets the stamp of approval from retired...