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Kansas City PD Requests Lull In Calls, Royals In Wild-Card Game

With the Royals and Oakland A's tied in the the 9th, the department tweeted: "We really need everyone to not commit crimes and drive safely." The Royals hadn't been in a postseason game since 1985.

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Inmate Escapes From Jail Without Anyone Noticing

A lawyer visited a jail in Marysville, Wash., intending to see his client. Guards could not find the inmate. That was their first clue that Rhyan Vasquez had escaped. He'd been gone two days.

Sen. Warren: We Need Regulators Who 'Work For The American People'

Elizabeth Warren tells NPR that newly released recordings of conversations by Federal Reserve officials show that the same kind of cozy relationships that led to the 2008 meltdown have continued.

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30-Year-Old Congressional Candidate Embraces Her Youth

The GOP aims to pick up a House seat in northern New York. If Elise Stefanik wins, she would be the youngest woman elected to Congress. Democrats hope Aaron Woolf can help them hang onto the seat.

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Will The Ebola Case In Dallas Lead To A U.S. Outbreak?

A man who had come from Liberia is now in isolation at a hospital in Dallas. Health officials in the U.S. say they are confident that this case will not trigger a wider outbreak.

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California Enacts Ban On Single-Use Plastic Bags

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill banning plastic grocery bags throughout the state. "This bill is a step in the right direction," he said. "We're the first to ban these bags, and we won't be the last."

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Another Secret Service Security Lapse Disclosed

A man with a criminal record and a gun was on an elevator with President Obama last month. The security lapse happened when President Obama visited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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First U.S. Ebola Case Confirmed In Dallas

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention verified that a man who flew to the U.S. from Liberia has tested positive for Ebola. He was not sick on the plane, but developed symptoms later.

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Goodbye To All That: Farewells In Sports

In honor of Derek Jeter's last game, commentator Frank Deford recalls other sports' so-long-see-you-laters.

Baseball's AL Wild-Card Game Was Indeed Wild

The Royals move on to the American League Division Series after beating the Athletics 9-8 on Tuesday night. It was the Royals first appearance in a postseason game in 29 years.

“Latino America”: The Politics Of A Population Boom

October 1, 2014
Actress Eva Longoria, center, Henry R. Munoz III, co-founder of the Latino Victory Project, left, and Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, are seated at an event launching The Latino Victory Project, a Latino political action committee, at the National Press Club in Washington, Monday, May 5, 2014. (AP)

Latino America. It is very large and growing very fast. How will it move the country?

Fugitive Afghan Officers Fear Death At Home

October 1, 2014

The three Afghanistan National Army officers who disappeared during a training exercise on Cape Cod before being caught trying to cross into Canada in Niagara Falls, New York, fear they will be killed if sent home.

FCC Blackout Rule Ends, Blackouts Still Possible

September 30, 2014
The FCC voted unanimously to end its support of the sports blackout rule. (Karen Bleierk/AFP/Getty Images)

The FCC has voted unanimously to end its sports blackout rule, but does that mean fans no longer have to worry about whether their local stadium is sold out? Only A Game’s Karen Given has our update.

Incipient Field Of Futures Studies Helps Countries Prepare

September 30, 2014
A scene from the 2009 movie "Star Trek" directed by JJ Abrams. The field of future studies imagines a probable future, and then creates the conditions in the present, for it to occur down the road. (Paramount)

Futures studies is the study of creating possible, preferable and probable futures for governments, businesses, and societies.

eBay Plans To Separate From PayPal

September 30, 2014
This combo made from file photos shows the eBay, top, and PayPal logos at their headquarters buildings in San Jose, Calif. The mobile payment service PayPal is splitting from eBay and will become a separate and publicly traded company in 2015, eBay announced Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo)

In a major reversal, eBay announced it will split its PayPal business into a separate, publicly traded company.

USDA Steps In To Relieve Salmon Glut

September 30, 2014
Newly labelled canned salmon, ready to fly out the door. (Carolyn Adolph/KUOW)

With an overabundance of pink salmon, the USDA is buying cans of salmon to help keep prices up and give to food banks.

Secret Service Director Faces Congressional Hearing

September 30, 2014
Members of the Secret Service Uniformed Division keep watch from the front of the White House on September 23, 2014. Eariler, an armed man scaled the fence and entered the residence. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Julia Pierson will face lawmakers today over an incident earlier this month in which an armed intruder scaled the White House fence and entered the residence.

Why Do School Districts Need Grenade Launchers?

September 30, 2014
Law enforcement officers watch on during a protest on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri on August 18, 2014. Police fired tear gas in another night of unrest in a Missouri town where a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager. (Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)

An investigation by the Washington Post found that at least 120 educational institutions have received military equipment from the Department of Defense.

Thousands Could Lose Affordable Care Act Coverage

September 30, 2014

Individuals who are currently receiving coverage but have failed to present the necessary documents verifying income and citizenship will be cut off.

Auditing America's Police Force

September 30, 2014
St. Louis county police officers advance on protestors trying to shut down Interstate 70 in Berkeley, Mo. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 near the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo. where Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year old was shot and killed by a white police officer on Aug. 9. (AP)

Police shootings, cop culture, body cameras. And the big debate over how to protect the public and the police.

Michigan Coach Faces Criticism For Keeping QB In Play

September 29, 2014
Quarterback Shane Morris (7) of the Michigan Wolverines is helped off the field by Ben Braden (71). Morris had trouble standing by himself after being sacked. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

University of Michigan quarterback Shane Morris was having trouble standing on his own after a major sack. The coach kept him in the game.

Kansas City Royals End 29 Year Drought

September 29, 2014
Royals fans watch a game against the White Sox in Chicago. (Greg Echlin/KCUR)

The Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox yesterday, reversing a rough season and ending a 29 year long post-season losing streak.

ATM, Overdraft Fees Pile Up

September 29, 2014
A new survey finds that banks are making more money from customers who use out-of-network ATMs and overdraw their accounts. (Devyn Caldwell/Flickr)

A new survey shows that bank fees rose this past year and overwhelmingly burden lower-income customers.

Week In Politics: From ISIS To Election Spoilers

September 29, 2014
In an interview with "60 Minutes," President Obama said the U.S. "underestimated" ISIS. (Screenshot 60 Minutes)

President Obama said the U.S. misjudged ISIS’s rise, and House Speaker John Boehner says to destroy ISIS, the U.S. would need “boots on the ground.”

‘Yes Means Yes’ Sexual Assault Bill Signed Into Law

September 29, 2014

California governor Jerry Brown signed legislation to make sexual consent among college students unambiguous.

Fenway Park Says Goodbye To Derek Jeter

September 28, 2014
Derek Jeter left the game after hitting an infield single in the top of the third. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

On Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park in Boston, Red Sox and Yankees fans bid farewell to retiring New York shortstop Derek Jeter.

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