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Sedalia woman knows what it's like to help a prisoner escape

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Toby Dorr has followed the New York prison escape closely. The Sedalia resident was herself involved in a prison escape in 2006. More>>

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Don't blink or you might miss the leap second on Tuesday

By The Associated Press Tuesday lasts a wee bit longer - by a second. More>>

Where can I see fireworks in my neighborhood?

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Here is a list of fireworks, festivals and other Independence Day events in cities across the metro area. More>>

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2 men charged in Oak Park Mall shooting

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Police say two of the men they've been looking for in a shooting at Oak Park Mall surrendered overnight and are now charged.


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N.Y. prison break: Sweat says he, Matt practiced escape, official says

Recaptured escapee David Sweat has told police that he and Richard Matt conducted a practice run of their prison break the night before they disappeared from Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York, a state... More>>

AP source: US, Cuba to announce plan to open embassies

President Barack Obama will announce Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have finalized an agreement to reopen embassies in each other's capitals, a major step in ending hostilities between the Cold War foes, a senior... More>>

Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerks who refuse licenses

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Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis shut her blinds at work Tuesday to block the view of rainbow-clad protesters outside. They carried flowers and flags and signs saying "you don't own marriage." They chanted "do your job." More>>

Greece's bailout expires, country defaults on IMF payment

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Greece slipped deeper into its financial abyss after the bailout program it has relied on for five years expired at midnight Tuesday and the country failed to repay a loan due to the International Monetary Fund, deepening... More>>

Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck say they're getting divorce

As regulars at a local farmer's market, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner and their three young children looked like the perfect Hollywood family. More>>

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KCK police investigating as homicide after woman found dead in car

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Police are being kept busy on both sides of the state line investigating a homicide and a shooting at a convenience store.


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Same-sex couple fights to get name changed on Kansas driver's license

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A woman is outraged because the state of Kansas prevented her from changing her name on her driver's license. More>>

Boy found chained to porch with chicken around neck speaks out for first time Video included

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The boy was 11 years old in 2013 when deputies found him chained on the porch of his foster parents Wanda Sue Larson and Dorian Harper. More>>

Broken fire hydrant sends water shooting into the air

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A broken fire hydrant sent water shooting high into the air Tuesday afternoon. More>>

Federal report faults police actions during Ferguson unrest

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Police antagonized crowds who gathered to protest in Ferguson after Michael Brown's death last summer, violated free-speech rights and made it difficult to hold officers accountable, according to a Justice Department... More>>

Women's World Cup semifinalists: US, Germany, England, Japan

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A look at the four teams playing in the semifinals at the Women's World Cup. More>>

Official: Prison chief, 11 others put on leave after escape

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The superintendent at the prison where two killers broke out has been placed on leave along with his security chief and 10 other staff members amid an internal investigation into how the inmates pulled it off, a state... More>>

In Supreme Court loss, death penalty foes see an opening

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A strongly worded dissent in the U.S. Supreme Court's narrow decision this week upholding the use of an execution drug offered a glimmer of hope to death penalty opponents in what they considered otherwise a gloomy... More>>

Vote brings Downtown Convention Center Hotel step closer to reality

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The $310 million Downtown Convention Center Hotel is a step closer to reality, following Tuesday's vote by the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) commission. More>>

Kansas City women's soccer support grows as national team advances

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The U.S. Women's World Cup team is playing for a spot in the finals Tuesday night. The Americans are squaring off with the team from Germany with the winner facing the winner of the Japan-England semi Wednesday night.

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Police ID man found slain on Kansas City sidewalk

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Authorities say someone killed a man after his body was found on a south Kansas City sidewalk Monday night. More>>

Sheriff: Perfume bottle to blame for courthouse shut down Video included

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The Hamilton County Courthouse could remain evacuated until lunchtime Tuesday over a suspicious package believed to be inside a suitcase. More>>

Iran nuclear talks extended; Iranians meet key obligation

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Pushing past a Tuesday deadline, world powers and Iran extended negotiations for a comprehensive nuclear agreement by a week as the U.N. nuclear agency prepared to announce Tehran had met a key condition - significantly... More>>

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Crews pull body from Missouri River near LaBenite Park

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Authorities are trying to identify a body pulled from the Missouri River on Tuesday morning. More>>

Study says sugary drinks linked to high death tolls

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The study found drinks could lead to nearly 200,000 adult deaths worldwide each year.


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Boosting overtime: Obama calls for broader coverage

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They're called managers, and they sometimes work grueling schedules at fast food chains and retail stores. But with no overtime eligibility, their pay may be lower per hour than many workers they supervise. More>>

Developers break ground on Whole Foods Market near UMKC

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Developers held a groundbreaking Tuesday on a project that includes building a new Whole Foods market near the UMKC campus. More>>

Siri shuts down any questions about dividing zero by zero

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Siri has something not-so-nice to say to those who ask her one of the most basic math questions that exists.

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Little hope of survivors in Indonesian military plane crash Video included

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Rescuers with heavy machinery searched a shattered residential neighborhood Tuesday for any survivors from an Indonesian air force transport plane that crashed shortly after takeoff and killed more than 70 people. More>>

Chris Christie becomes 14th candidate in Republican presidential field Video included

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In defiance of recent polls and unhappiness among his constituents, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced Tuesday he will enter the Republican presidential primaries.

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Waitress: 'Guardian angel' left $1,000 tip

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Kari Vanardoy - mother to a 2-year-old and server at a Florida restaurant - said she had never met the group that left her a huge tip on a $29 bill.

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James Patterson's 'Zoo' debuts Tuesday on CBS

James Patterson is the author behind the number one best selling novel "Zoo." And Better Kansas City spoke with him Tuesday about the thrilling new show on CBS based on his novel.

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Parts of Kansas City will get extra help in removing storm-damaged trees

People across the metro are still cleaning up from the storms that hit last Friday. Downed trees, broken power lines and pounds and pounds of brush have made things difficult for homeowners. Starting Tuesday, officials in Kansas City are getting you some extra help with your own cleanup.

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Justices take up dispute over union fees

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The Supreme Court will consider limiting the power of government employee unions to collect fees from non-members in a case that labor officials say could threaten membership and further weaken union clout. More>>

Suicide attack targets NATO convoy in Afghanistan, 2 dead

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The Taliban launched a suicide car bomb attack on a NATO military convoy in Afghanistan's capital on Tuesday, killing two people and wounding 26 others, including two U.S. soldiers, officials said. More>>

Bobcat bandit: Crook makes getaway at less than top speed

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The employees at Sallas Auto Repair in south Kansas City have watched and re-watched the surveillance video, and they still can't really understand what the man was thinking. More>>

Kansas City home catches fires 3 times in one week

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Authorities are questioning after a Kansas City home has caught fire three times in just a week. More>>

Motorcyclist killed in crash involving city vehicle

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A motorcyclist was killed in a crash involving a city vehicle. More>>

Health department responds to recent food safety claims at Kauffman Stadium

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The health department then uncovered the false claim when following-up with the employee. In this case, it was discovered that the person's identity was deliberately misrepresented.  More>>

Passenger sets self on fire on Japan's bullet train

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A passenger on one of Japan's high-speed bullet trains tried to set himself or herself on fire Tuesday, causing smoke to fill the carriage and forcing the train to stop, Japan's transport ministry said. More>>

Asia stocks bounce back but Greece uncertainty still looms

Asian stock markets bounced back Tuesday, recouping some of the previous day's sharp losses, but investors remained worried the crisis in Greece could spread to other financially weak countries. More>>

Obama proposal would make 5 million more eligible for OT

Salaried workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week would become eligible for overtime pay under a proposal President Barack Obama unveiled Monday, lamenting that too many Americans are working too many hours for less pay... More>>

Incomes rise for bottom 99 pct.; US inequality still worsens

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Solid job growth is finally boosting paychecks for the rest of us. More>>

NBC to Donald Trump: You're fired; Televisa drops pageant Video included

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NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about Mexican immigrants during the announcement of his campaign. More>>

A world apart: 2 women with birthdates in 1800s still alive

By ANTONIO CALANNI and MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet world war or penicillin, and electricity was still considered a... More>>

Olathe daycare worker arrested for battery on a 1-year-old

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A 19-year-old Olathe daycare worker has been arrested for aggravated battery on a 1-year-old. More>>

KC authorities cracking down on illegal 'killer' fireworks

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The message is simple: illegal fireworks can injure or kill."Even the small ones can do a lot of damage," said John Ham of the ATF. More>>

Tsipras defiant as banks shut, markets rocked Video included

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Anxious pensioners swarmed closed bank branches Monday and long lines snaked outside ATMs as Greeks endured the first day of serious controls on their daily economic lives ahead of a referendum that could determine whether... More>>

Metro courthouses: same-sex marriage applications have no distinction

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Metro area courthouses are ready to distribute marriage applications and licenses to same-sex couples. This time, there is no distinction whether or not the couple is same sex.  More>>

Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug

Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday, even as two dissenting justices said for the first time they think it's "highly likely"... More>>

Target of Oak Park Mall shooting describes terrifying scene

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The woman who was one of the targets of shooters in Saturday's Oak Park Mall shooting says she and her daughter are lucky to be alive. More>>

Gov. Cuomo: Inmates had sights on Mexico but ride backed out

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Two convicted murderers who eluded a massive manhunt for three weeks planned to drive to Mexico after escaping prison but ended up walking toward Canada when their ride backed out - finally splitting up in their final days... More>>

Obama signs trade, worker assistance bills into law

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In a rare bipartisan scene at the White House, President Barack Obama on Monday signed into law two hard-fought bills giving him greater authority to negotiate international trade deals and providing aid to workers whose... More>>

5 Royals lead in All-Star voting, balloting ends Thursday

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Toronto third baseman Josh Donaldson and Seattle designated hitter Nelson Cruz have moved ahead in fan voting for starting spots in the All-Star Game, leaving five Kansas City Royals still in the lead. More>>

I-70 to I-35 ramp bridge near downtown to reopen

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The I-70 to I-35 ramp bridge near downtown will reopen after extensive repairs on Tuesday.  More>>

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Police: Man shot at outside Oak Park Mall knew gunmen

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Police said a man knew the two gunmen who shot at him outside Oak Park Mall over the weekend. More>>

Fourth of July terror warning issued by FBI, Homeland Security

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The United States is alert Monday after a terror warning issued by the federal government.  More>>

National backlash spurs voting against KC Royals?

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Before there was the Supreme Court decision on same-sex weddings, before there was the furor over the confederate flag, there was the outrage surrounding Major League Baseball's All-Star game voting. More>>

LGBTQ community to hold town hall meeting addressing violence

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Following the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, members of the LGBTQ community say there is still work to be done to prevent hate crimes and better police interaction.  More>>

TX teen in brutal attack video surrenders to police

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A 13-year-old girl in Rowlett, TX, is facing felony assault charges after police accused her of attacking a schoolmate and injuring a young child she was babysitting.

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Kansas City police officer awarded Missouri Officer of the Year

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The Missouri Peace Officers Association honored Kansas City, Missouri Officer Jason Cooley as the 2015 Officer of the Year as a result of his community outreach efforts. More>>

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