Mark Memmott http://wfpl.org en 'This Was A Hate Crime,' Police Say Of Kansas City-Area Killings http://wfpl.org/post/suspect-killings-kansas-city-jewish-sites-linked-kkk <h6>(This post was updated at 1 p.m. ET.)</h6><p>The man who shot and killed three people Sunday near Kansas City will face federal hate crime charges for the attacks at a Jewish community center and a Jewish retirement home, authorities said Monday.<p>"This was a hate crime," Overland Park, Kan., Police Chief John Douglass told reporters at a midday news conference.<p>Frazier Glenn Cross, also known as Glenn Miller, is already in jail. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:13:05 +0000 Mark Memmott 9135 at http://wfpl.org 'This Was A Hate Crime,' Police Say Of Kansas City-Area Killings Stephen Colbert Will Take Over 'Late Show' http://wfpl.org/post/stephen-colbert-will-take-over-late-show Breaking news <a href="https://twitter.com/CBSTweet/status/454287447795326978" target="_blank">on CBS-TV's Twitter feed</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"Stephen Colbert to be next host of 'The Late Show'...press release coming"<p></blockquote><p>David Letterman <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/03/298889806/david-letterman-will-retire-in-2015" target="_blank">announced last week</a> that he plans to retire in 2015. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:31:17 +0000 Mark Memmott 9110 at http://wfpl.org Stephen Colbert Will Take Over 'Late Show' Thousands Of Artifacts Seized At 91-Year-Old Indiana Man's Home http://wfpl.org/post/thousands-artifacts-seized-91-year-old-indiana-mans-home Federal agents, art experts and museum curators descended on the home of a 91-year-old man in central Indiana on Wednesday to take control of a huge collection of artifacts from Native American, Russian, Chinese and other cultures.<p>FBI Special Agent Robert Jones told reporters that the collection's cultural value "is immeasurable," <a href="http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/fbi-seizing-artifacts-at-rural-indiana-home" target="_blank">reports RTV6 The Indy Channel</a>.<p>While officials wouldn't offer details about what they found, <a href="http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:41:28 +0000 Mark Memmott 9068 at http://wfpl.org Thousands Of Artifacts Seized At 91-Year-Old Indiana Man's Home Reds Pitcher Expected To Recover After Line Drive To Face http://wfpl.org/post/reds-pitcher-expected-recover-after-line-drive-face All-Star relief pitcher <a href="http://mlb.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=547973#gameType='S'&sectionType=career&statType=2&season=2014&level='ALL'" target="_blank">Aroldis Chapman</a> of the Cincinnati Reds is expected to make a full recovery and pitch again despite the injuries he suffered Wednesday night when he was hit square in the face by batted ball.<p>He's due to have surgery today to repair fractures above his left eye and nose, <a href="http://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/mlb/reds/2014/03/20/reds-aroldis-chapman-surgery-thursday/6653255/" target="_blank">the Cincinnati Enquire Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:59:28 +0000 Mark Memmott 8926 at http://wfpl.org Reds Pitcher Expected To Recover After Line Drive To Face Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps Sr. Dies http://wfpl.org/post/westboro-baptist-church-founder-fred-phelps-sr-dies The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., whose tiny Westboro Baptist Church has protested outside the funerals of fallen soldiers and celebrities to spread its views about homosexuality and abortion, has died, according to news reports. He was 84.<p>A son, Timothy Phelps, <a href="http://www.wibw.com/home/headlines/Family-Member-Confirms-Fred-Phelps-Has-Died-251212461.html" target="_blank">tells WIBW-TV in Topeka, Kan.</a>, that his father died just before midnight Wednesday. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:58:30 +0000 Mark Memmott 8927 at http://wfpl.org Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps Sr. Dies Economy Grew Less Than Thought As 2013 Came To A Close http://wfpl.org/post/economy-grew-less-thought-2013-came-close The U.S. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 19:01:30 +0000 Mark Memmott 8736 at http://wfpl.org World's Outrage Grows As Death Toll Rises In Kiev http://wfpl.org/post/absolute-chaos-kiev-truce-collapses-death-toll-rises <em>This post is being updated as the day continues.</em><p>Just hours after <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/02/19/279429708/kiev-is-a-war-zone-as-chaos-continues-in-ukraine" target="_blank">a truce was declared</a>, deadly clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces broke out again in Ukraine's capital.<p>By the end of Thursday in Kiev, more than 20 civilians had been killed, <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/20/us-ukraine-idUSBREA1G0OU20140220" target="_blank">Reuters reported</a>. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:04:47 +0000 Mark Memmott 8644 at http://wfpl.org World's Outrage Grows As Death Toll Rises In Kiev There's A Clown Shortage: Who Will Fill Those Big Shoes? http://wfpl.org/post/theres-clown-shortage-who-will-fill-those-big-shoes This may be welcome news for those who suffer from <a href="http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/coulrophobia" target="_blank">coulrophobia</a>, but it's no joke to those who agree with Cole Porter that "<a href="http://www.metrolyrics.com/be-a-clown-lyrics-judy-garland.html" target="_blank">all the world loves a clown</a>":<p>"Circus folk fear a national clown shortage is on the horizon," <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/exclusive-national-clown-shortage-approaching-article-1.1616801" target="_blank">New York's <em>Daily News</em> reports</a>. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:15:04 +0000 Mark Memmott 8624 at http://wfpl.org There's A Clown Shortage: Who Will Fill Those Big Shoes? Virginia's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Is Ruled Unconstitutional http://wfpl.org/post/virginias-same-sex-marriage-ban-ruled-unconstitutional "A federal judge has struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage, ruling on Thursday that the amendment adopted by voters in 2006 is unconstitutional," <a href="http://wamu.org/news/14/02/13/federal_judge_declares_virginias_same_sex_marriage_ban_unconstitutional" target="_blank">WAMU's Michael Pope writes this morning</a>. He adds that:<p><blockquote><p>"In the 41-page opinion in <em>Bostic v. McDonnell</em> Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen said the amendment violates the due process and equal protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:52:35 +0000 Mark Memmott 8593 at http://wfpl.org Virginia's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Is Ruled Unconstitutional Will Comcast Get Federal OK To Buy Time Warner? http://wfpl.org/post/will-comcast-get-justice-depts-ok-buy-time-warner <h6>(We put a new top on this story at 9:25 a.m. ET and added an update at 10:15 a.m. ET.)</h6><p>As NPR's David Folkenflik pointed out earlier today, Comcast's proposed $45 billion purchase of fellow cable company Time Warner will receive some scrutiny from federal officials. Here's some more about that part of the story:<p><a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2014/02/comcast-time-warner-cable-deal-103482.html" target="_blank">Politico writes that</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"The acquisition will be subject to government approval — and it is already raising concerns in the industry. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 14:36:20 +0000 Mark Memmott 8579 at http://wfpl.org Will Comcast Get Federal OK To Buy Time Warner?