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Records: Slain boy told Missouri authorities about abuse

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An emaciated boy whose father later killed him and fed his remains to the family's pigs told Missouri authorities two years before his death that his dad and stepmother were ab...

Kansas man to get life term for killing of 7-year-old son

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man will be sentenced to life in prison Monday for the killing of his 7-year-old son, who authorities say was subjected to horrific abuse and was "essentially starved...

Inmate argues religious duty to deal heroin; appeal fails

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis man ordered to spend more than a quarter century in prison on drug charges has failed to have his prosecution overturned, despite his argument that he has a religio...

Kansas City set for national WWI centennial observance

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — By design, World War I never strays from Matt Naylor's thoughts: His grandfather's wartime shaving kit is on display in his office where he oversees a Kansas City, Missouri, mu...

Cities say federal overhauls of police bring mixed results

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seattle police, considered by critics as resorting too readily to force, reached an agreement with the federal government on training officers to better handle people suffering from ...

BC-World War I Centennial,ADVISORY

Editors, News Directors: Dec. 6, 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the entry of the United States into World War I. The war erupted in August 1914, but the United States was reluct...

How city police departments with consent decrees are faring

Fourteen police departments big and small are working under reform agreements with the U.S. Department of Justice. The agreements known as consent decrees force police officials and ...

Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90

NEW YORK (AP) — Chuck Berry, rock 'n' roll's founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music's joy and rebellion in such classics as "Johnny B. Goode," ''Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Roll Ove...

Illinois paramedic saves infant from submerged SUV

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A fast-acting paramedic dove into the frigid water of an Illinois lake where a SUV was submerged and found an infant floating inside, then administered CPR on the hood and swam the ch...

Army Corps on trial over Missouri River flooding complaint

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is defending itself at trial against more than 300 farmers and other landowners who say the agency's management of the Missouri River has contr...

Q&A: A look at questions about current US wildfires

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Wildfires scorching hundreds of square miles of Kansas, Colorado, Texas and Oklahoma have been blamed in at least six deaths as of Wednesday. Thousands of people have been disp...

Wind conditions should ease, helping crews battle wildfires

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Winds are expected to diminish as emergency crews in four states continue to battle wildfires that have killed six people and destroyed hundreds of square miles of land. ...

Homes damaged as severe storms, tornadoes hit Midwest

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A severe storm system pummeled parts of the Midwest overnight with tornadoes, huge hailstones and powerful winds, damaging dozens of buildings and injuring at least 10 people i...

Neighbor: Bar attack suspect a 'drunken mess,' not political

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man accused of shooting two Indian immigrants and a third man at a bar, in what some believe was a hate crime, was always a drinker but became a "drunken mess" after his f...

GPS device-maker Garmin reeling after Kansas worker killed

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — GPS device-maker Garmin long has revered diversity in its workforce, even when the locale of its ever-sprawling operational headquarters — a largely white Kansas City suburb — didn...