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Principal: Crossing guard fatally struck by car saved 2 kids

Feb. 18, 2020 5:01 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A crossing guard who died after being hit by a vehicle in Kansas City, Kansas, saved the lives of two children before the impact, a school principal said. The guard was struck early Tuesday near Christ the King Parish School in Kansas City, Kansas, and died later at a hospital....

Kansas City Royals pitcher Greg Holland throws during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Holland returns to Royals, hopes to straighten out struggles

Feb. 15, 2020 5:13 PM EST

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Back in a familiar bullpen, Greg Holland is hoping to recapture the glory days. Holland was part of the dominant Royals relief corps that led them to back-to-back World Series. He was a two-time All-Star selection and logged 145 of his career 205 saves with Kansas City. That bullpen...

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2013 file photo, Lynn Cohen arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of

Lynn Cohen, who played Magda in 'Sex and the City,' dies

Feb. 15, 2020 2:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lynn Cohen, an actress best known for playing the plainspoken housekeeper and nanny Magda in “Sex and the City,” has died. She was 86. Cohen died Friday in New York City, said her manager, Josh Pultz. Additional details were not immediately available. A native of Kansas City,...

Officials: Missouri crash killed 2 Kentucky moms, daughters

Feb. 15, 2020 1:07 PM EST

LAKE ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have identified the four people killed in an eastern Missouri crash as two Kentucky mothers and their 12-year-old daughters who were on their way to a volleyball tournament. The head-on crash Friday morning near Lake Saint Louis killed Carrie McCaw, 44, and her...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes holds the Super Bowl trophy during a rally in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Chiefs agree to 3-year deal with Missouri Western for camp

Feb. 14, 2020 1:31 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs agreed to a three-year deal with Missouri Western State University to host their training camp, keeping the Super Bowl champions as one of the last NFL teams to take their late-summer workouts on the road. Chiefs President Mark Donovan said Friday that the...

El comisionado de Grandes Ligas Rob Manfred durante una conferencia de prensa el jueves 6 de febrero de 2020, en Orlando. (AP Foto/John Raoux)

MLB, MLBPA make 2nd $1M donation to Negro Leagues Museum

Feb. 13, 2020 5:16 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Major League Baseball celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Negro National League by joining with the Major League Baseball Players Association to announce their second joint $1 million donation to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, "It commemorates baseball...

Judge: Kansas City officer justified in death of unarmed man

Feb. 13, 2020 4:17 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri police officer used reasonable force when he fatally shot an unarmed man in 2013 because the officer believed the man was armed and posed a threat, a federal judge determined. Kansas City police Officer William Thompson shot and killed 24-year-old Ryan Stokes in July...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Colorado head coach Mel Tucker looks on before the start of their NCAA college football game against Utah, in Salt Lake City. A person familiar with the decision says Colorado coach Mel Tucker has agreed to lead Michigan State's football program. The person spoke Wednesday morning, Feb. 12, 2020, to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the hiring had not been announced. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Colorado AD wants next head coach to share his commitment

Feb. 13, 2020 3:42 PM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — After Mel Tucker's midnight blindside, Colorado athletic director Rick George says the Buffaloes' next head football coach has to share his passion for the university and the state. Someone who isn't going to look recruits, parents, players and administrators in the eye and say he's...

Judge throws out lawsuit over arrest at Kansas City library

Feb. 11, 2020 5:12 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out a free-speech lawsuit against a former police detective filed by a man who was arrested while questioning a speaker at the Kansas City Public Library in 2016. Chief Judge Beth Phillips ruled that Brent Parsons, a Kansas City Police detective at that...

This undated photo provided by the Jackson County, Mo., Detention Center shows Curtrail Hudson. A jury on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, convicted Hudson of the April 2018, killing of Christian missionary Xindong Hao, from China, and wounding two others while high on PCP. (Jackson County Detention Center via AP)

Kansas City man convicted in shooting that killed missionary

Feb. 11, 2020 1:50 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man was convicted of killing a Christian missionary from China and wounding two others while high on PCP. Jurors found Curtrail Hudson, 20, guilty Monday of second-degree murder and five other charges in the April 2018 shooting that killed 38-year-old Xindong Hao. Hao...