Court keeps cell tower backup rules on hold
Cell tower backup rules on hold
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- More than a year after they were first introduced, federal requirements aimed at making sure cell phone towers continue operating during natural disasters remain in limbo.
A federal appeals court on Tuesday put the wireless industry's challenge of the regulations on hold until the Federal Communications Commission gets clearance for the cell tower policy to go into effect.
The FCC proposed i...
Beasley struggles in second game
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Michael Beasley griped about some calls, tumbled after missing layups, then shook his head in disappointment after a rebound bounced off his outstretched hands.
His first summer league game drew raves.
In his second, well, Beasley looked like a rookie again.
One day after scoring 28 points in his much-hyped debut, Beasley returned to earth Tuesday, finishing with only nine points in Miami's 90-81 summer league win over N...
German takes yellow jersey
CHOLET, France (AP) -- Stefan Schumacher of Germany took the yellow jersey at the Tour de France, and now says everything else is a bonus.
He knows his early lead won't last.
"Everybody dreams of this jersey," Schumacher said Tuesday. "It's incredible. The moment on the podium, you see it a thousand times on television, and to be there for yourself -- you can't imagine."
Schumacher captured the first time trial in the three-week race, but the...
Cloudburst floods parts of the 'K'
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Emergency crews were mopping up the outfield and working frantically to repair the warning track at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday after nearly three inches of rain fell in half an hour.
The deluge happened at 3 p.m., about four hours before the Royals were set to play the Chicago White Sox, and sent water into the dugouts and both clubhouses, said Chris Richardson, director of event operations.
Ordinarily, the stadium c...
Davies sharp, but bullpen blows lead against White Sox
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Alex Gordon stroked a two-out double to score Mike Aviles in the bottom of the 11th inning Tuesday night as the Kansas City Royals pulled even with the Chicago White Sox. The game was tied 7-7 in the 13th inning at press time. Esteban German singled and stole second with one out. A flyout by David DeJesus allowed German to take third, where he scored on Mike Aviles' single to left-center field. Gordon followed with...
Tony Gonzalez saves man's life
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A California man says Pro Bowl tight end Tony Gonzalez of the Kansas City Chiefs kept him from choking to death. "Tony saved my life. There's no doubt," Ken Hunter, a shipping company manager, told The Associated Press in a phone interview from Huntington Beach, Calif. "Tony came up behind me and gave me the Heimlich maneuver. Thank God he was there." Gonzalez, a nine-time Pro Bowl selection who has set numerous N...
High and low temperatures and precipitation for the 24 hours ending at 7 p
High and low temperatures and precipitation for the 24 hours ending at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Hi Lo Prec.
Chanute 83 73 0.13
Coffeyville 91 76 T
Concordia 84 69 2.01
Dodge City 82 68 0.17
Elkhart 80 66 0.00
Emporia 83 70 0.35
Garden City 84 67 0.03
Goodland 87 61 0.00
Hays 84 68 0.26
Hill City 86 68 0.02
Hutchinson 84 70 0.03
Lawrence 88 72 0.12
Liberal 82 68 0.11
Manhattan 82 71 0.38
Medicine Lodge 84 69 3.90
Olathe 86 71 0....
Aging swimmer inspires others
CHICAGO -- Dara Torres jokes that she had trouble reading the scoreboard after winning the first of two events at the Olympic swimming trials.
Her eyes just might be the only part of her body showing some age.
At 41, Torres is heading for her fifth Olympics -- despite taking several years off, giving birth just two years ago and undergoing two surgeries within the past eight months.
Her remarkable feat has left armchair athletes doing a doubl...
K-State RB arrested
MANHATTAN (AP) -- Kansas State junior running back Leon Patton is arrested for two outstanding warrants and driving with a suspended license.
Riley County police Lt. Kurt Moldrup says Patton was pulled over early Monday morning and issued a citation for driving with a suspended license.
During a routine background check, officers found Patton had two outstanding warrants: for a theft in 2007 in Pottawatomie County and a failure-to-appear char...
Red Sox, Cubs grab lion's share of All-Star spots
NEW YORK (AP) -- Maybe Manny Ramirez, Alfonso Soriano and the rest of the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs should just play their own All-Star game. A charmed season for the Cubs got even better Sunday when they put a team-record seven players on the NL roster. The World Series champion Red Sox also will send seven to Yankee Stadium on July 15. "They love me everywhere, what can I tell you?" Ramirez said. "That's why I'm here. I guess I'm n...
Private immunization providers
TOPEKA -- The Kansas Health Institute lists 49 counties as having no private health care providers who give childhood immunizations.
Of those, 12 have no primary care clinics: Chase, Comanche, Elk, Gray, Greeley, Hodgeman, Kearny, Kiowa, Linn, Morton, Scott and Wichita.
The other 37 have at least one private clinic but none providing immunizations: Chautauqua, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Clark, Clay, Cloud, Decatur, Edwards, Ellsworth, Franklin, Gove...
Newborn screening expanded in Kansas
TOPEKA -- State health officials have started screening the blood of all newborns for 29 potential disorders.
The state previously screened for just four disorders, fewer than almost every other state. Missouri tests for 63 disorders.
House Speaker Melvin Neufeld, an Ingalls Republican who pushed for more screenings, called the new law one of the most significant health policies in the last 20 years in Kansas. The law went into effect July 1....
Microsoft wants to negotiate with new Yahoo exec board
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Microsoft Corp. threw its weight behind investor Carl Icahn's effort to oust Yahoo Inc.'s board next month, saying Monday that a successful rebellion would encourage the software maker to renew its takeover bid for Yahoo or negotiate another multibillion-dollar deal.
The development gives Icahn a huge carrot to dangle before Yahoo shareholders as he wages a campaign to oust Yahoo's nine directors at the company's annual ...
New York baseball bat beating
FALMOUTH, Mass. -- A man was ordered held without bail Monday for allegedly beating a New York man with a baseball bat because he thought the man was a Yankees fan.
As it turned out, the New Yorker allegedly beaten in the land of the Red Sox isn't even a big baseball fan.
Police say Robert Correia, 20, and others spotted a car with New York license plates leaving a fireworks display Friday. The group approached the car and began yelling about...
Big day for Frenchmen in Tour de France
NANTES, France (AP) -- In a big day for French cycling, Samuel Dumoulin won the third stage of the Tour de France on Monday while countryman Romain Feillu finished third to claim the yellow jersey.
"It's phenomenal," said Dumoulin, who rides for the French-owned Cofidis team. "I have waited for a win like that for so long."
Feillu was just beaten to the line and took the overall lead from Alejandro Valverde, the Spaniard who led since winning...
Soriacontinuesstellar career with All-Star nod
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Kansas City Royals closer Joakim Soria is heading to his first All-Star game after being named to the American League team by manager Terry Francona on Sunday. Soria, 24, has converted 23 of 25 save chances this season, going 1-1 with a 1.22 ERA. The right-hander has allowed 18 hits, struck out 41 and walked nine in 37 innings entering Monday. "He's been outstanding," Royals manager Trey Hillman told The Kansas Ci...