Vice President Joe Biden has urged Iron Range Democrats to get out the vote for U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan. … Click to Continue »
Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum has been named to a committee that will search for a new commissioner of the Southeastern Conference. … Click to Continue »
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo raced into the final stretch of his re-election bid Thursday with help from former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton while Republican challenger Rob Astorino maintained their recent debate helped push momentum to his side.
Some Oakland County commissioners say they want the Detroit Institute of Arts to pay back bonuses and raises given to two top museum executives. … Click to Continue »
Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during Friday night’s game three of the World Series, pitting the Royals against the San Francisco Giants, for live stats and updates from Andy McCullough, The Star’s Royals beat reporter, and other sportswriters and editors.
About 20 Kansas City residents have received calls in recent days from someone claiming to be with the police department. … Click to Continue »
In the midst of preparing for 11,000 attendees at its annual health care conference in Kansas City, Cerner Corp. reports healthy sales and earnings gains for the third quarter compared to a year earlier.
Top-seeded Roger Federer again had to fight back from a set down before beating Denis Istomin 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals of the Swiss Indoors on Thursday. … Click to Continue »
Ebola is giving Americans a crash course in fear. … Click to Continue »
Police in suburban Phoenix say officers shot a machete-wielding man after chasing him in a stolen truck he rammed into a police patrol car, seriously injuring an officer. … Click to Continue »
Canadian police say they have found no connection between the two attacks on soldiers this week. … Click to Continue »
Serena Williams received a written apology from Russian tennis president Shamil Tarpischev, who made offensive comments last week when he called the American great and her older sister Venus the "Williams brothers." … Click to Continue »
U.S. officials say the Obama administration is preparing to transfer a military detainee in Afghanistan for criminal trial in federal court in Virginia. … Click to Continue »
Erik Compton is happy with where he is in golf, and he's not referring to his 5-under 65 on Thursday for an early share of the lead in the McGladrey Classic.
Having your uniform catch on fire in the microwave was one of the unusual reasons employees gave their bosses for not coming to work, according to the annual CareerBuilder report on “calling in sick.” … Click to Continue »
He played a major role in downtown Kansas City’s renaissance. He helped champion renovation of the First National Bank Building into the Central Library, and he helped assemble land for a new downtown charter school and the future UMKC music conservatory.
After finding heavy smoke in her Mission Hills home, Christine Maurer realized she left a valuable item behind: her World Series tickets. Ironically, as she waited outside her home, Maurer spotted George Brett walking his dog.
Canadians on Thursday mourned the loss of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, the army reservist who was shot dead as he stood guard before the country's Tomb of the Unknown soldier. … Click to Continue »
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is endorsing an effort to persuade Kansas voters to remove two justices from the state Supreme Court. … Click to Continue »
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren tends to stick to the script when she's asked about a potential 2016 presidential campaign: "I am not running for president." So her latest response has touched off new speculation about her future.
Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper and Republican challenger Bob Beauprez have debated seven times in their too-close-to-call gubernatorial contest. And it's clear they're beginning to get on each other's nerves.
Even as Liberians fall ill and die of Ebola, more than half the beds in treatment centers in the capital remain empty because of the government's order that the bodies of all suspected Ebola victims in Monrovia be cremated.
A man described by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a black-market chemist who concocted athletic performance-enhancing drugs in his garage pleaded not guilty Thursday to criminal charges arising from Major League Baseball's recent drug scandal.
The United States has agreed to maintain wartime control of South Korean troops in the event of an attack by North Korea for the foreseeable future, delaying the transfer of authority to Seoul that had been scheduled for 2015.
Some research suggests that when local teams fare well, the glow of victory boosts re-election chances for incumbents. … Click to Continue »
The appointment of Ron Klain as Ebola czar — commanding no immediate respect from either the military or the public health community — reveals a disposition. The White House believes it has a management and communications challenge.
With a 96-yard touchdown return on the opening kickoff against the Gators, Murphy — who owns the most punt-return touchdowns in MU history (four) and tied for the most kickoff returns (three) — moved alone into first place, a record he extended with his third-quarter, punt-return score.
Emergency calls made by passengers and passing motorists capture the chaos, fear and confusion in the aftermath of a tour bus crash in Delaware that left three people dead. … Click to Continue »
Saving a nickel or a dime per gallon might not seem like much to the average motorist, but for airlines that burn hundreds of millions of gallons of fuel every month, it adds up quickly.
Mary Landrieu is the last Democrat to hold statewide office in Louisiana, a state that Mitt Romney won easily in 2012 and where President Barack Obama remains highly unpopular. … Click to Continue »