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'Welcome' refugees in Kansas celebrate their American birthdays

Jan 22, 2019 - 2:00 PM

The annual tradition of holding a birthday party for refugees in Kansas is in contrast to the message refugees in the United States may have received in the last two years

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Parents sing "Happy Birthday" to their children during the 2019 Refugee Birthday Party at the Della Lamb Community Center, January 20, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo by Dave Kaup/AFP

Patriots edge Chiefs to book Super Bowl date with Rams

Jan 21, 2019 - 11:49 AM

New England seeks its third title in 5 seasons after winning Super Bowls in 2016 and 2017

OLD BUT GOLD. Tom Brady (12) leads the New England Patriots to their ninth Super Bowl appearance in 18 seasons. File photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFP


2 Native American women break ground in election to U.S. Congress

Nov 07, 2018 - 1:48 PM

The two are among a record number of Native Americans who ran in the midterm elections for congressional seats, governor's offices, state legislatures and other elected posts

FIRST. Democrat candidates Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland become the first Native American women elected to Congress. Davids file photo from Twitter, Haaland file photo from Wikipedia

US designer Kate Spade mourned at hometown funeral

Jun 22, 2018 - 7:53 PM

Friends and family also mourn the death of her father Earl Brosnahan, who died as they prepared for the late afternoon service

Falcons topple Rams, Titans edge Chiefs in NFL playoff openers

Jan 07, 2018 - 3:14 PM

The Titans also advance to a divisional game against either the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots or the Pittsburgh Steelers

TEAM LEADER. Bryant catapults the Falcons to victory over the Rams via 4 field goals. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Saints, Rams, Chiefs, Panthers clinch playoff spots

Dec 25, 2017 - 11:44 AM

The 4 teams join New England, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Minnesota, and Jacksonville in the playoffs

PLAYOFFS. New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Rams, Kansas City Chiefs and Carolina Panthers clinch crucial victories to seal spots in the playoffs. Photo from Facebook

India demands 'strongest action' from U.S. after Kansas killing

Feb 26, 2017 - 8:55 PM

Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu says incidents involving racial discrimination will dent the image of the United States

Packers, Lions reach NFL playoffs as Chiefs, Falcons earn byes

Jan 02, 2017 - 1:44 PM

The playoff picture takes form after the Green Bay Packers beat the Detroit Lions

CHEESE NATION. Aaron Rodgers threw 4 touchdowns in a playoff-clinching victory. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

US boy, 10, dies on world's tallest water slide

Aug 09, 2016 - 10:58 AM

Authorities in the US state of Kansas are investigating the death of a 10 year old boy on what is billed as the world s tallest water slide

A file photo of the Verrukt slide. Image courtesy Schlitterbahn Waterpark

Trump, Cruz in two-way Republican race

Mar 07, 2016 - 8:24 AM

On the other hand Hillary Clinton extends her frontrunner status in the Democratic contests but Senator Bernie Sanders shows he is still in the race with a pair of victories

In this file photo Donald Trump (L) listens to Ted Cruz answering a question during the CNN Republican Presidential Primary Debate at the University of Houston's Moores School of Music Opera House in Houston, Texas, USA, February 25, 2016. Gary Coronado/Pool/EPA

Race for the White House: Cruz, Sanders score wins

Mar 06, 2016 - 8:33 AM

3rd UPDATE Meanwhile Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton dominate the delegate rich state of Louisiana

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks at the 43rd Annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, USA, March 4, 2016. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

5 more US states vote in presidential primary race

Mar 06, 2016 - 1:25 AM

Donald Trump is ahead in the delegate count for the Republicans while Hillary Clinton is well ahead of rival Bernie Sanders on the Democratic side Will the next primaries be a game changer?

'I VOTED' Stickers given to voters after they have voted in the Presidential Primary on Super Tuesday are pictured in Burlington, Vermont, USA, March 1, 2016. Herb Swanson/EPA

Gunman kills 3 in Kansas before dying in shootout

Feb 26, 2016 - 11:57 AM

3rd UPDATE Local media identifies the gunman as Cedric Ford who worked as a painter at the factory and had posted a picture of himself on Facebook with an assault rifle

Royals beat Mets to win first World Series since 1985

Nov 02, 2015 - 2:12 PM

The Royals won a major league record 7 playoff games in come from behind fashion including all 4 of their World Series triumphs

CHAMPIONS. The Kansas City Royals celebrate defeating the New York Mets to win the 2015 World Series. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Royals on brink of World Series crown after beating Mets in Game 4

Nov 01, 2015 - 12:14 PM

Salvador Perez and Mike Moustakas singled in the go ahead runs during an eighth inning comeback to put Kansas City on the verge of its first title in 30 years

ROYAL FLUSH. Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals celebrates after defeating the New York Mets by a score of 5-3 to win Game 4. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Mets bounce back to rout Royals in World Series Game 3

Oct 31, 2015 - 1:21 PM

The New York Mets blow out the Kansas City Royals in New York but still trail the World Series 1 2

COMEBACK. David Wright of the New York Mets hits a hits an RBI single in the sixth inning against the Kansas City Royals. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP

Royals rip Mets to take 2-0 World Series lead

Oct 29, 2015 - 11:58 AM

Kansas City pitcher Johnny Cueto shuts down the Mets as the World Series heads to New York with the Royals up 2 0

Royals outlast Mets in 14-winning World Series Game 1 thriller

Oct 28, 2015 - 2:16 PM

Eric Hosmer drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the 14th inning to give Kansas City a 5 4 win over the New York Mets

ROYAL FLUSH. Alcides Escobar of the Kansas City Royals reacts after hitting an inside-the-park home run in the first inning against the New York Mets. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP

Tornadoes tear through central US, 13 reported injured

May 07, 2015 - 11:26 AM

UPDATED The Weather Channel says at least 29 tornado sightings had been reported across the states of Kansas Nebraska Texas and in Oklahoma with multiple homes destroyed in Oklahoma

CENTRAL USA TORNADOES. Screen shot from http://www.weather.gov/

San Francisco Giants win World Series

Oct 30, 2014 - 11:52 AM

The Giants defeat the Royals 4 games to 3 in Major League Baseball s best of 7 final to collect their 8th championship overall and follow up titles in 2010 and 2012

THIRD TIME IN FIVE SEASONS. The San Francisco Giants celebrate their World Series win. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP

Royals blank Giants to force World Series title showdown

Oct 29, 2014 - 1:02 PM

The Royals tagged the Giants for 7 runs on 8 hits in the second inning on their way to forcing a title deciding matchup for the World Series crown

RUBBER MATCH. Kansas City Royals (L-R) Alex Gordon, Jarrod Dyson and Lorenzo Cain celebrate after defeating the San Francisco Giants in game 6 to force a rubber match for the World Series title. Photo by JOHN G. MABANGLO/EPA

Giants steamroll Royals to level World Series

Oct 26, 2014 - 2:25 PM

The Giants rebounded from back to back losses with a win in Game 4 to even the World Series

GIANT COMEBACK. Buster Posey #28, Pablo Sandoval #48, Hunter Strickland #60, and Brandon Belt #9 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals 11-4. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP

Royals edge Giants to take World Series lead

Oct 25, 2014 - 1:55 PM

The Royals won their second straight game to take a two games to one lead in Major League Baseball s best of seven World Series

ROYAL FLUSH. Kansas Ciity Royals players Mike Mousakas (L) and Eric Hosmer (R) celebrate after winning Game 3. Photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Royals rip Giants, pull even in World Series

Oct 23, 2014 - 12:43 PM

Omar Infante smashed his first playoff home run to cap a five run outburst giving the Kansas City Royals a 7 2 victory over San Francisco in Game 2

Omar Infante of the Kansas City Royals hits a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning of game two of the World Series. Photo by Dave Kaup/EPA

Giants' Bumgarner shuts down Royals to win World Series Game 1

Oct 22, 2014 - 3:02 PM

The San Francisco Giants stole Game 1 on the road as Bumgarner stretched his record streak of scoreless playoff innings to 32 2 3

Madison Bumgarner struck out five batters over 7 innings to earn the Giants a Game 1 victory. Photo by Jamie Squire/EPA

Giants to face Royals in World Series showdown

Oct 17, 2014 - 2:58 PM

Travis Ishikawa s walk off ninth inning home run sends the San Francisco Giants back to the World Series to face the Kansas City Royals

WALK OFF. San Francisco Giant Travis Ishikawa hits a home run to win the game against the St. Louis Cardinals in the ninth inning to send his team to the World Series. Photo by Monica M. Davey/EPA

Orioles, Royals book American League Championship showdown

Oct 06, 2014 - 2:08 PM

The Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals both coming off long MLBl playoff droughts completed series sweeps to advance to the AL Championship

Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy (C), Baltimore Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce (R) and Baltimore Orioles designated hitter Nelson Cruz (L) celebrate after scoring on a 3-run double in game two. Photo by Shawn Thew/EPA

NFL penalizes Muslim player for praying after touchdown

Sep 30, 2014 - 3:38 PM

Kansas City Chiefs player Husain Abdullah was slapped with a 15 yard penalty in Monday s NFL contest after punctuating a fourth quarter touchdown by dropping to his knees in prayer

Kansas City Chiefs player Husain Abdullah (R) runs the ball in for a touchdown against New England Patriots player Sebastian Vollmer (L) after intercepting a Tom Brady pass. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Where Obama could lose it all: Senate races to watch

Sep 07, 2014 - 4:23 PM

Republicans must gain six seats to take over the US Senate and many analysts say that goal is within reach

The U.S. Capitol is shown on the morning of June 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Obama: Religious violence has no place in US

Apr 14, 2014 - 10:45 PM

The US president said the shooting was particularly tragic because it came as Jews were preparing to celebrate Passover and Christians were marking Palm Sunday

File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Israel's Netanyahu condemns Kansas 'hate' shootings

Apr 14, 2014 - 8:17 PM

The murders of 3 people at Jewish institutions in Kansas according to all the signs were committed from hatred of Jews said a statement from the prime minister s office

File photo by Gali Tibbon/AFP

3 dead, suspect caught in shootings at Kansas Jewish sites

Apr 14, 2014 - 6:10 AM

The suspect was heard yelling Heil Hitler as officers escorted him away local NBC television affiliate KSHB reported

SHOOTING. A police car is seen at the entrance of the Jewish Community Center after three were killed when a gunman opened fire on April 13, 2014 in Overland Park, Kansas. Police arrested and were questioning a suspect. Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP

Rappler's Bracketologist breaks down March Madness

Mar 20, 2014 - 8:00 PM

Rappler s bracketologist Naveen Ganglani breaks down the NCAA men s basketball picture as the teams rev up to vie for college basketball supremacy

LET THE MADNESS BEGIN. Rappler's bracketologist breaks down the NCAA Men's Basketball picture

US judge strikes down Arkansas execution method

Feb 15, 2014 - 11:49 AM

The decision is the latest chapter in a growing controversy on lethal injection drugs in states that practice the death penalty

Suspected burglar GPS-tracks victim?

Apr 29, 2013 - 3:31 PM

A burglary victim believes GPS tracking aided burglars in stealing over US 100 000 from her home

GPS-ENABLED BURGLARS. Did GPS tracking help burglars track a victim? The victim thinks so.

NFL: Chiefs player Belcher dead in stadium suicide

Dec 02, 2012 - 7:31 AM

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot himself at the NFL team s Arrowhead Stadium Saturday December 1 after apparently shooting and killing his girlfriend

INFOGRAPHIC: 2012 U.S. Electoral Map

Nov 11, 2012 - 2:07 PM

UPDATED Here is the 2012 US Election Map showing the distribution of the electoral votes as of Saturday November 10

#USvote: Electoral College tally

Nov 11, 2012 - 9:02 AM

UPDATED Nov 11 Here is the Electoral College tally for the 2012 US presidential election based on projections from the major US networks ABC NBC CBS CNN FOX and the New York Times

LIVE: Obama wins, say U.S. media

Nov 07, 2012 - 8:19 AM

LIVE COVERAGE of the 2012 US presidential election November 6 2012

Voters in full force for U.S. poll finale

Nov 07, 2012 - 6:44 AM

Freezing temperatures in the northeast light drizzle in Chicago and a threat of thunderstorms in Florida did little to deter citizens from lining up at polling stations

Obama, Romney end tumultuous White House campaign

Nov 06, 2012 - 2:10 PM

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney made their final cases to Americans on election eve Monday November 5 capping a grueling negative multi billion dollar campaign and handing their fates to voters

THE BATTLE IS ON. This combination of file pictures shows US President Barack Obama (L) speaking during a campaign event at Prime Osborn Convention Center July 19, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida, and US Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney (R) addressing the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit in Washington on October 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN /Nicholas KAMM/FILES

Kentucky is king of US college basketball

Apr 03, 2012 - 1:06 PM

Kentucky defeated Kansas 67 59 in the NCAA championships for their 8th national title