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Police: 2 stole life-sized cutout of QB Mahomes, crashed car

Sep. 19, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Two suspects are being penalized after they allegedly stole a life-sized cutout of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, then crashed their getaway car. Lawrence police spokesman Patrick Compton says a man and woman grabbed the cutout at a McDonald's restaurant Monday, ran...

Jackson off to running start while making history for Ravens

Sep. 16, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — In the wake of a history-making performance, Lamar Jackson was satisfied only in that he helped the Baltimore Ravens win a second straight game. Deftly throwing the ball downfield and making calculated runs through the Arizona defense on Sunday, Jackson became the first player in...

ACLU: Kansas inmate could die without opioid-addiction meds

Sep. 9, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas and Missouri affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union have sued the Federal Bureau of Prisons on behalf of an inmate they claim could die without a drug used to treat his opioid addiction. After an emergency hearing Wednesday in Kansas City, Kansas, U.S. District...

Western Kansas congressman opens Senate bid to block Kobach

Sep. 7, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Western Kansas' congressman launched a Senate campaign on Saturday, pitching himself to fellow Republicans as a pragmatic conservative who can keep the seat in GOP hands by thwarting immigration hardliner Kris Kobach's bid for the party's nomination. Two-term Rep. Roger Marshall entered...

Chiefs sign Tyreek Hill to 3-year, $54 million extension

Sep. 6, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs signed Tyreek Hill to a three-year, $54 million contract extension Friday, locking up the playmaking wide receiver whose off-the-field issues left his future in the NFL in question just a couple months ago. The deal includes a $5.8 million signing bonus and...

Kansas' Pompeo could swing Senate race, but will he run?

Sep. 6, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo didn't address speculation that he might run for the Senate in Kansas during a Friday college lecture in his home state, though some who attended left convinced it's still possible. Pompeo focused his speech at Kansas State University on arguing...

Stonestreet stars as Chiefs coach's brother in spoof video

Sep. 6, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — "Modern Family" star Eric Stonestreet plays the part of the bumbling younger brother of Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid in a new spoof video that was released in advance of the first game of the regular season. The video features Stonestreet as Randy, the owner of a...

Longtime AP executive Robert Ladish dies

Sep. 1, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Robert G. Ladish (LAD'-ish), whose Associated Press career began as a copy boy and ended 50 years later as a communications executive, has died. Ladish died Wednesday at his home in Kansas City, Kansas, according to the funeral home handling arrangements. He was 83. No cause of...

Russell scores on header, Sporting KC beats Dynamo 1-0

Aug. 31, 2019 10:47 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Johnny Russell scored on a header in the 12th minute and Sporting Kansas City held on for its third win a row, 1-0 over the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night. Russell converted a perfectly weighted cross from Graham Smith into the right side of the net. It was the first assist of...

Means wins back home, Alberto 5 hits as Orioles rout KC 14-2

Aug. 31, 2019 1:15 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Playing high school ball in suburban Kansas City, lefty John Means hoped he would someday pitch at Kauffman Stadium. Did he figure that actually would happen? Hardly. Means made the wait worth it, pitching seven strong innings to claim his first win against his hometown team as the...