Updated at 9:47 AM

If you think your commute is bad, try getting stuck in a traffic jam with thousands of other people in Beijing. Aerial footage from the incredible gridlock on Tuesday afternoon was taken at the end of National Day celebration, when holidaymakers made their journey home through Beijing's toll stop via a 50-lane-wide motorway. 

Updated at 9:07 AM

Try thinking of a film in which Tom Hanks isn’t the good guy. Without doing a detailed Internet search, the only characters I can come up with are the murderous Irish author in “Cloud Atlas” and the hitman in “Road to Perdition.” Otherwise, Hanks...

Updated at 8:51 AM

Baby on the way? Congratulations. That gives you about a million things to plan for and dream about. One of the most immediate is preparing a special living space for the impending arrival. While it may be tempting to just redo a spare bedroom in...

Updated at 8:41 AM

It feels so good to say this: Janet Jackson is back. Her latest album, “Unbreakable,” has debuted at No. 1. It’s on fire.

Posted at 6:20 AM

My name is Popcorn and I’m here to tell you about the ABF Chili Supper that is coming up Saturday, Oct. 10. The ABF Chili Supper will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 600 N. Liberty, Independence. Dinner will be at 6...

Posted at 6:20 AM

Great Plains SPCA is having a donation special right now. Every dollar donated by Oct. 15 will be matched. The following animals are available for adoption at the Regional Animal Shelter, 21001 E. Missouri 78. Call 621-7722 or visit...

Posted at 5:57 AM

While she hasn’t experienced a smaller pumpkin crop this year, Carolyn Raasch can certainly understand why some growers in Missouri have below-normal yields this year. The woman behind the family-owned Carolyn’s Country...

Posted at 5:13 AM

The 67th annual Halloween parade in Independence will have at least one big change this year – but there will be plenty of candy. “It’s really a great tradition. ... But it does seem like there are some pluses to having...

Posted at 8:04 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Senate Democrats are preparing a legislative push to curb guns, a week after a mass shooting at an Oregon community college refocused attention on the nation's toll of firearms deaths.

Posted at 8:03 AM

TORONTO (AP) " American actor Randy Quaid said Wednesday in an interview that he could be deported from Canada next week, bringing years of issues with the country's border authorities to an end.

Posted at 8:04 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email server, which stored some 55,000 pages of emails from her time as secretary of state, was the subject of attempted cyberattacks originating in China, South Korea and Germany after she left...

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