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Kansas murals aimed to spread cheer during Great Depression

Aug. 23, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A mural showing a stagecoach crossing a snowy, windblown Kansas landscape once graced the walls of the Olathe post office. Albert T. Reid's "The Mail Must Go Through" was created as part of a New Deal-era program that put 29 pieces of art in 26 Kansas post offices. The story behind...

Hurtado scores in 88th minute, Sporting KC beats Minnesota

Aug. 23, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Erik Hurtado scored his second goal of the season in the 88th minute and Sporting Kansas City beat Minnesota United 1-0 Thursday night. Hurtado ran past his defender to get to Johnny Russell's through ball, took one touch to elude keeper Vito Mannone and tapped it into the empty...

2 men in their 20s killed in separate weekend shootings

Aug. 20, 2019 7:43 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say two men in their 20s have been killed in separate weekend shootings in Kansas City, Kansas. The Kansas City Star reports that police identified the men Monday as 25-year-old Melvin James Jr. and 22-year-old Charles Morris Jr. Morris' body was discovered shortly...

Dini's first MLB HR carries Royals past skidding Orioles 5-4

Aug. 19, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — To most of the 11,659 fans in attendance and the rest of the baseball world, it was little more than a meaningless game between two teams long out of contention. For Nick Dini, his family and friends, it was an unforgettable experience. Dini hit his first major league homer in the seventh...

Kansas City T-Bones team evicted from Kansas stadium

Aug. 19, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The struggling Kansas City T-Bones baseball team is being evicted from its stadium in Kansas because of unpaid debts. The Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City Kansas announced Monday it is ending its management agreement with the T-Bones and has given the team until...

Smith scores first MLS goal, Sporting KC beats Earthquakes

Aug. 17, 2019 10:44 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Graham Smith scored his first MLS goal, Benny Feilhaber also connected and Sporting Kansas City beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 on Saturday night. Smith tapped in a rebound from point-blank range to make it 2-1 in the 76th minute. Johnny Russell's free kick from just outside the...

Kansas City, Kansas, police investigating shooting death

Aug. 17, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

Kansas City, Kan. (AP) — Police in Kansas City, Kansas, are investigating the overnight shooting death of a man. Police say officers were called around 8 a.m. Saturday to an area in the North Town Fork Creek neighborhood for a report of a body found. Arriving officers found a man who had been shot. Medics...

The Latest: 4.2 magnitude earthquake reported in Kansas

Aug. 16, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on a series of earthquakes in Kansas (all times local): 2:30 p.m. A series of earthquakes shook parts of Kansas near Hutchinson, knocking down ceiling tiles and breaking some windows. The largest earthquake measured 4.2 and struck around 8 a.m. Friday, with an epicenter...

4.2 magnitude earthquake reported in Kansas

Aug. 16, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A series of earthquakes shook parts of Kansas on Friday morning near Hutchinson, knocking down ceiling tiles and breaking some windows. The largest earthquake measured 4.2 and struck around 8 a.m., with an epicenter about 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) from Hutchinson. The U.S. Geological...

Republicans still waiting on Pompeo in Kansas Senate race

Aug. 16, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Even though U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has declared a Senate run to be "off the table" next year, many fellow Republicans in Washington and his home state of Kansas aren't buying it. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is among the GOP senators encouraging the former congressman to...