Most talked about Kansas City Star stories

Scrap metal from Marshall Islands supports Amelia Earhart theory, group says

kansascity.com — A small aluminum plate and a circular dust cover from a landing gear assembly likely came from Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Electra, some researchers believe. Others doubt the news, which researchers announced by releasing a DVD that tells the story of their recovery.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @KCStar: Scrap metal from Marshall Islands supports Amelia Earhart theory, group says: kansascity.com/news/local/art…

Smelling money and attention, Kris Kobach ramps up attacks on Obama and ‘illegal aliens’

kansascity.com — Smelling national attention and cash from his other job as a lawyer, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is doubling down on his harsh criticism of President Barack Obama and immigrants.
Nov 23, 2014

Smelling money and attention, Kris Kobach ramps up attacks on Obama and 'illegal aliens' kansascity.com/opinion/opn-co… @KCStar

Area clergy in KC pray for peaceful outcome in Ferguson

kansascity.com — Area clergy and multiracial crowd gathered inside of Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday and joined hands to seek a prayerful response to civil unrest and hope a peaceful outcome in anticipation of a grand jury decision in Ferguson following the police shooting of an unarmed black teen.

Chiefs’ De’Anthony Thomas growing into larger offensive role

kansascity.com — Rookie De'Anthony Thomas has seen his role in the KC Chiefs' offense increase on a weekly basis and he's becoming a force to be reckoned with.
Nov 23, 2014

Everything you’d ever want to know about how the #Chiefs are using De’Anthony Thomas on offense: kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kan…

Kansas coach Bill Self focused on fixing offensive execution after Kentucky loss

kansascity.com — Even in October, weeks before the 72-40 drubbing at the hands of No. 1 Kentucky, Self could see that this Jayhawks team would offer a new kind of challenge. As Kansas returns to the floor against Rider on Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse, Self is focused on running offense the right way.
Nov 23, 2014

A look at Bill Self's biggest question and how it could affect the Kansas offense: kansascity.com/sports/college…

No. 19 Missouri tied with Tennessee 13-13 at halftime

kansascity.com — Missouri and Tennessee are tied at 13-13 at halftime in a must-win conference clash if the Tigers are going to return to the SEC Championship Game. The Tigers scored on their first possession, rolling 75 yards on 12 plays capped by a 1-yard touchdown by senior Marcus Murphy.
Nov 23, 2014

#Mizzou has clinched a share of the SEC East again and is one win from returning to the SEC Championship Game: kansascity.com/sports/college…

Nov 22, 2014

RT @KCStar: No. 19 Missouri survives battle with Tennessee 29-21, maintains SEC East lead bit.ly/1y0USvL

Missouri’s Kim Anderson already has demonstrated resiliency

kansascity.com — First-year Missouri coach Kim Anderson beat the odds to be on the bench at his alma mater. Now, he's trying to prove his mettle with a young, inexperienced Tigers team.
Nov 23, 2014

On Kim Anderson and resiliency, he actually talked about it when he was hired and has already shown some: kansascity.com/sports/college…

Downtown businesses rail at Kansas City’s streetcar snarl

kansascity.com — During the holidays, businesses that hoped to attract new patrons are now trying just to retain their loyal clientele. They knew it would be inconvenient, but they say this is worse than the city originally described.

Live updates, stats from tonight’s Missouri-Tennessee game

kansascity.com — Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during Saturday's Missouri-Tennesse game for live stats and updates from Tod Palmer, The Star's Mizzou beat reporter, and other Star sportswriters and editors. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. Central. The game will be televised on ESPN.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @KCStar: Follow along live with The Star's @todplamer as the @MizzouFootball Tigers play the Tennessee Volunteers tonight. bit.ly/1BZ3Y1m

Preserving sweet heritage at an old-time sorghum cookoff

kansascity.com — Joe Heide of Kansas City carries on a family tradition of growing sweet sorghum on a farm in the Flint Hills. Each fall, friends and family gather for two to three days to cut the cane by hand and boil the juice into syrup.

The Conversation: A Louisiana Thanksgiving with sweet potato pie and gumbo

kansascity.com — After moving to Kansas City in the 1980s, Terence and Brigida Goree of Louisiana sought other Southern transplants to replicate the Thanksgiving feasts they remembered.

Cindy Hoedel: Face time with friends could extend your life - so log off and meet up

kansascity.com — More than diet, body mass index, smoking or alcohol consumption, your social life is the most accurate predictor of how long you will live, according to the findings in "The Village Effect" by Canadian psychologist Susan Pinker. But as a society, in the age of online social interactions, we are moving in the opposite direction.

Kansas-Oklahoma scheduled to kick off at 12:30 after lightning delay

kansascity.com — Kansas' football game at No. 21 Oklahoma on Saturday morning was delayed at least 90 minutes because of inclement weather, the Oklahoma athletic department said.
Nov 22, 2014

The NCAA single-game rushing record once resided at Kansas. On Samaje Perine Day, the Jayhawks were just observers. kansascity.com/sports/college…

Despite Obama’s action, real immigration reform remains in the future

kansascity.com — Immigration reform is a difficult but necessary issue, and from here Obama and Congress must get beyond the rancor and solve the problem permanently.
Nov 21, 2014

Look who’s back! Its @OrmanForSenate weighing in on Obama’s immigration plan. kansascity.com/opinion/reader… (Hint: He thinks Washington is broken)

Nov 21, 2014

Greg Orman: Despite Obama’s action, real immigration reform remains in the future kansascity.com/opinion/reader…

Nov 21, 2014

The candidate returns - Greg Orman writes: Real immigration reform remains in the future (@kcstar) kansascity.com/opinion/reader…

Chiefs sign Jason Avant to boost receiving corps

kansascity.com — Kansas City Chiefs make a move to boost sagging, injury-riddled group of receivers, Jason Avant is reunited with coach Andy Reid.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @TerezPaylor: #Chiefs sign Jason Avant to boost receiving corps, place A.J. Jenkins on IR: kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kan…

Nov 21, 2014

#Chiefs sign Jason Avant to boost receiving corps, place A.J. Jenkins on IR: kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kan…

The Monday Poll: Do you approve of Obama’s actions on immigration?

kansascity.com — The Monday Poll would like to know what you're thinking about President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration and other aspects of this issue. Please go to kansascity.com/opinion and respond to these four statements.
Nov 23, 2014

Do you approve of President Obama's executive action on immigration? Tell us on the Monday Poll. kansascity.com/opinion/editor…

Nov 21, 2014

Unleashed early-the @kcstar Monday Poll: Do you approve of Obama’s actions on immigration? kansascity.com/opinion/editor…

Mizzou Mailbag: Mystery surrounds Jakeenan Gant’s eligibility issue

kansascity.com — Missouri fans weren't interested in talking about the Tigers' game Saturday against Tennessee despite its implications for the SEC East race. Instead, the focus of attention is on Tigers freshman forward Jakeenan Gant and his sudden suspension.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @KCStar: Mizzou Mailbag: Mystery surrounds Jakeenan Gant’s eligibility issue: kansascity.com/sports/spt-col…

Steve Kraske: Will Ferguson leave lasting scars on the Missouri Democratic Party?

kansascity.com — As the state and nation await word from a grand jury in the shooting of Michael Brown, some Democrats worry that the crisis there will cost the party votes for years to come.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @eyokley: Wow. From @stevekraske: Nixon has messed up the #ferguson "crisis so badly that 'there’s no more blame to go around'" kansascity.com/news/local/new…

Political difference creates uncanny bond

kansascity.com — Aimee Patton: This is the story about two people and something that is almost unheard of these days. It's the story about a politically opposite friendship - a conservative and a liberal who don't agree on anything but still manage to have an amazing friendship.