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President Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he led an array of current and former American statesmen in paying respects Tuesday following the death of King Abdullah.

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You are about a month into your resolution to be healthy in 2015. Don’t be sidelined by the big game this year.You can enjoy all the fun and festivities of the big game without sacrificing your own healthy goals. Here are some great...

Posted at 8:28 AM

“Hey you’ve just won the Super Bowl. Now where are you going?”“I’m going to Disney.”Well, maybe not.The iconic playground has been in the news since a patron with measles transmitted...

Posted at 8:28 AM

According to the Centers for Disease Control, among current U.S. adult cigarette smokers, almost 70 percent report that they want to quit completely. It's been 12 years since the number of former smokers began exceeding the number of current...

Updated at 8:24 AM

A man at a police swearing-in ceremony in New Hope, Minnesota, pulled out a gun and shot two officers before several of the many police officers in attendance shot back and killed him. The two officers who were shot are expected to survive. The...

Posted at 8:00 AM

Will the Seahawks swarming 'D' give Tom Brady fits? Can Carroll out-trick Belichick? Will Special Teams decide this year's Super Bowl?

Posted at 6:47 AM

Jackson County legislators have passed a 2015 budget that again lowers county spending.For the first time, funding to outside agencies will include $10,000 for the Community Services League, which had sought $43,465 to extend services in...

Posted at 6:40 AM

The owner of both the Mugs Up Diner and Mugs Up Drive in Independence is planning a fundraiser to move and retrofit the iconic Glenwood Arts Theatre sign located in Overland Park, Kansas, to the Englewood Station Arts District.Ann...

Posted at 5:15 AM

With the Missouri General Assembly already in session for 2015, a House seat in Independence remains vacant, and no election has been set.A state senator from Independence, Paul LeVota, said he thinks the seat could be vacant for a couple...

Posted at 5:00 AM

Pete Carroll is friendly with reporters and is often seen smiling. His Seattle Seahawks players seem to say whatever they want when the microphone is on and have no problem trash-talking through the media.

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