Kansas City Royals' Alex Gordon (4) is congratulated by teammate Eric Hosmer (35) after his three-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, April 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Royals end HR drought, defeat Rays

Alex Gordon provided the offense with a three-run HR to lift the Royals past the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday afternoon.…
Japan Toyota Recall

Toyota, GM recalls push US to near-record pace

Big U.S. recalls by General Motors and Toyota have put the auto industry on a record pace as companies try to avoid bad publicity and punishment from an increasingly aggressive government.…
Parents and relatives leave a day care center with their children after a vehicle crashed into the center, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Winter Park, Fla. At least 15 people were injured, including children. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

11 kids hurt in Orlando-area day care center crash

A car smashed into an Orlando-area day care Wednesday, injuring 15 people, at least 11 of them children, and authorities were looking for the SUV that started the chain-reaction crash.…
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20 hurt in school stabbing spree

A police chief says a 16-year-old boy "was flashing two knives around" when he injured 19 students and a school police officer.…
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) passes over San Francisco 49ers linebacker Michael Wilhoite (57) during the first half of an preseason NFL football game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Chiefs release 2014 preseason schedule

The Kansas City Chiefs unveil the 2014 preseason schedule, which is highlighted by a nationally televised road game at Carolina.…