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Shoplifters find new way to steal items undetected


New technology is forcing criminals to come up with ways to make a clean getaway, and police want crooks to know they are onto one of the techniques. More>>

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Cooling centers open to beat the heat


Wyandotte County libraries: Argentine Branch2800 Metropolitan, Kansas City, KS 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday Main Branch625 More>>

SpaceX spacecraft explodes during test mission; no injuries reported


A SpaceX space craft exploded in the air during testing on Friday at a Texas test site.


Crooks targeting Great Clips Hair salons in Kansas City area


Since June, burglars have broken into 11 Great Clips Hair salons in the Kansas City area with most of the stores in Johnson County. More>>

Chiefs lineman Donald Stephenson suspended for four games


The NFL has suspended Chiefs offensive lineman Donald Stephenson for using a banned performance enhancing drug. More>>

Organizations help people beat the heat


Temperatures climbed higher than 90 degrees on Friday and meteorologists say it will be just as hot through the rest of the weekend. The heat is particularly hard on the elderly community, which is why organizations like Meals on Wheels send volunteers to make sure older people across the metro are staying cool. More>>

Pentagon cites 'dangerous' Chinese jet intercept


The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace - the fourth... More>>

West condemns Russia over convoy to Ukraine


Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated sharply on Friday as Moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the border in what it said was a mission to deliver humanitarian aid. Ukraine called it a "direct... More>>

Study: Parent's work schedule can impact children's weight


New research found a parent's work schedule may influence their child's weight, but there are some ways to help prevent children from becoming overweight. More>>

Bacon-Fest 2014 hits town


Bacon-Fest 2014 hits town Saturday afternoon. Organizers are expecting 2,500 people to turn out for an afternoon of bacon-themed noshes and cocktails. Highlight will be the "best in sow" award, handed out at the end of the event. More>>

Hamas kills 18 suspected informers to deter leaks


Gaza militants Friday gunned down 18 alleged spies for Israel in an apparent attempt to plug security breaches and deter others, a day after Israel killed three top Hamas military commanders in an airstrike likely guided... More>>

New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?


Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens... More>>

Family again pleads to help to find mother, toddler's killer


Families of the mother and daughter again pleaded Friday for someone to come forward to provide information that could lead to an arrest in the brutal slayings of Myeisha Turner and her 3-year-old daughter.

Official says hackers hit up to 25,000 fed workers


The internal records of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security Department employees were exposed during a recent computer break-in at a federal contractor that handles security clearances, an agency official said Friday. More>>

New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups


Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while... More>>

New app won't let kids ignore parents


Worried if your teen is OK or just ignoring your phone calls and texts? The Ignore No More app forces kids to stay in touch with their parents.

Hold your fantasy football draft at Arrowhead Stadium


Friday is the last day people can snag a coveted spot to host their fantasy football draft inside Arrowhead Stadium. More>>

Residents in drought-stricken state take Dirt Bucket Challenge


When your state is experiencing a severe drought, taking the Ice Bucket Challenge may not be allowed. More>>

Democrats reframe debate on health care


President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an election-year minus and Republicans increasingly talk about fixing it instead of... More>>

Portland homebuyer finds locks changed, home occupied


Rod Nylund is ready to start doing work on the home he just purchased, but he was shocked to find the house occupied and the locks changed.

Ferguson shooting: Where's Officer Darren Wilson?

As the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson calmed early Friday after nights of protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, the question remains: Where's the police officer who pulled the trigger? More>>

American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak


As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in. He hasn't spoken yet about his plans, but spent much of his first public... More>>

UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000


The death toll from three years of Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Friday. More>>

Heat affects football games, practices


Most high schools in Missouri kick off the football season Friday night and a number of schools have pushed kickoff to 8 p.m. Practices are also pushed back or moved up to the morning. More>>

Robin Williams reportedly cremated, ashes scattered off CA coast


According to his official death certificate, actor and comedian Robin Williams was cremated one day after his death.


Malaysia receives bodies from Flight 17 crash


The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July arrived home on Friday, the first day of national mourning in the country's history. More>>

Report: James Foley's captors originally asked for huge ransom

An outrageous ransom demand. A failed rescue attempt. A taunting e-mail. More>>

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  • Goldman in deal worth $1.2B over US bond claims

    Goldman in deal worth $1.2B over US bond claims

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-08-23 00:04:43 GMT
    Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay $3.15 billion to resolve claims that it misled U.S. mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about risky mortgage securities it sold them before the housing market collapsed in 2007.More >
    Goldman Sachs has agreed to a settlement worth $1.2 billion to resolve claims that it misled U.S. mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about risky mortgage securities it sold them before the housing market collapsed...More >
  • Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

    Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:55:05 GMT
    The Homeland Security Department is warning that more than 1,000 retailers could have a new malicious software program lurking in their cash registers that allows computer hackers to steal financial data about...More >
    More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday.More >
  • Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website

    Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:25:34 GMT
    Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum says she's filed a lawsuit against Oracle Corp. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in the state's troubled health insurance exchange.More >
    The state of Oregon filed a lawsuit Friday against Oracle America Inc. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in creating the troubled website for the state's online health insurance...More >
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