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San Francisco 49ers offensive assistant Katie Sowers watches as players practice at the team's NFL football training facility in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. The 49ers will face the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 54. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Trailblazing 49ers assistant has roots in Chiefs Kingdom

Jan. 25, 2020 11:26 AM EST

HESSTON, Kan. (AP) — The old downtown strip, like so many in small towns across America, is quiet on a brisk January morning, just a few cars parked at one end in front of The Citizens State Bank and a few more in front of the pharmacy at the other. Around the corner is an old Texaco station, the pumps...

Tuttle Creek Boulevard is closed off with cones at the Rocky Ford Avenue intersection in Manhattan, Kan., Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. A snowplow struck and killed two pedestrians in Kansas before sunrise Friday after a winter storm coated parts of the Midwest with snow.  (Nickolas Oatley/The Manhattan Mercury via AP)

Snowplow kills 2 walking along highway in Kansas

Jan. 24, 2020 6:24 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A snowplow struck and killed two pedestrians in Kansas before sunrise Friday after a winter storm coated parts of the Midwest with snow. The collision involving a Riley County plow truck happened shortly after 5 a.m., after the National Weather Service issued winter weather...

A blizzard packing winds of 50 mph or more reduced visibility to near zero at the intersections of Interstate 94 and Interstate 29 in Fargo, N.D., on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. Interstate 94 was shut down from Fargo to Bismarck, N.D., and Interstate 29 was closed from Grand Forks, N.D., to Sioux Falls, S.D. No travel was advised on secondary roads in states within the blizzard warning, which included parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa. (Jim Monk/KFGO Radio, Fargo via AP)

Winter storm brings heavy snow, ice to Midwest, Northeast

Jan. 18, 2020 6:00 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A winter storm that brought snow and sleet to the Midwest and Plains created travel headaches Saturday after airlines canceled flights and officials shut down major roads. The storm system began moving through the Plains and Midwest on Friday, leading to trouble at airports in Chicago and...

Jorge Hernandez, of Milwaukee, tries to cover his face from the cold while walking along West Kilbourn Avenue in Milwaukee, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. While snow is expected Friday, breezy and cold conditions return on Sunday and Monday, with wind chills of minus 10 to minus 15 Fahrenheit across the region, according to the National Weather Service office in Sullivan. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Chicago flights halted; plane slides off Kansas City taxiway

Jan. 17, 2020 11:20 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration halted all flights in and out of Chicago's O'Hare Airport for hours Friday night due to a sprawling winter storm, which forced the closure of schools, universities and government offices as it moved across large sections of the Midwest. The FAA lifted the...

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, Kansas City Royals owner David Glass reacts as he watches batting practice before the team's baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Former Walmart Inc. chief executive Glass, who owned the Royals for nearly two decades before selling the franchise last fall, died last week of complications form pneumonia. He was 84. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley, File)

Former Walmart exec, Royals owner David Glass dies at 84

Jan. 17, 2020 10:43 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Walmart Inc. chief executive David Glass, who owned the Kansas City Royals for nearly two decades before selling the franchise last fall, died last week of complications from pneumonia. He was 84. The Glass family said the businessman died Jan. 9. He had been dealing with...

Actress charged in mom's stabbing death claims self-defense

Jan. 15, 2020 10:44 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An actress charged with fatally stabbing her mother last month in suburban Kansas City told 911 operators and police that her mom was trying to kill her when she took away the knife, according to court records, but medical examiners found no signs to support her self-defense claim....

Rival GOP hopefuls in Kansas Senate race both talk to Trump

Jan. 14, 2020 5:46 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Rival Kansas Senate candidates Kris Kobach and Rep. Roger Marshall have talked to President Donald Trump, with Marshall looking to boost his chances of defeating Trump's earliest prominent supporter in the state. Marshall's campaign confirmed that the western Kansas congressman met...

Russell Stover to cut jobs in some areas, add jobs elsewhere

Jan. 14, 2020 2:50 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Russell Stover Chocolates plans to close some facilities and stores nationwide but the expected loss of about 400 jobs will be offset by new jobs resulting from expansion in other areas, the company announced Tuesday. The company will close distribution and fulfillment centers in...

FILE - In this May 27, 2019 file photo, former Sen. Bob Dole, right, and his wife Elizabeth Dole acknowledge well-wishers during a Memorial Day ceremony, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. The political icon and 1996 Republican presidential nominee on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, endorsed western Kansas' congressman Rep. Roger Marshall in the state's GOP Senate primary. Marshall's campaign announced Dole's backing and Dole tweeted that Marshall is

Dole endorses western Kansas congressman in US Senate race

Jan. 13, 2020 7:01 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Senate candidate Roger Marshall won the endorsement Monday of political icon and 1996 Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole, a boost for the congressman's efforts to show GOP leaders he can defeat hardline conservative Kris Kobach in the primary. Marshall's campaign announced...

FILE - In this undated file photo provided by The Wyandott County Detention Center is Ismael Caballero in Kansas City, Kan. A capital murder charge was filed Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, against Caballero who is suspected of setting a fire in Kansas that killed his estranged girlfriend and two of her children. Caballero also was charged with second-degree murder and arson in the Dec. 30, 2019, fire that killed 32-year-old Yazmine Rodriguez-Santilla, 14-year-old Amerikha Rodriguez and 10-year-old Jean Carlos Rodriguez at their home, Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree said. (Wyandott County Detention Center via AP, File)

Capital murder charge filed in Kansas fire that killed 3

Jan. 8, 2020 7:16 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A capital murder charge was filed Wednesday against a man suspected of setting a fire in Kansas that killed his estranged girlfriend and two of her children. Ismael Caballero also was charged with second-degree murder and arson in the Dec. 30 fire that killed 32-year-old Yazmine...