KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has announced a $1 million grant to Kansas City’s Union Station.
The Kansas City-based foundation said in a release Thursday that the three-year grant will go toward general operations, including event marketing, staffing and Union Station’s continued production of Maker Faire Kansas City.
The Kauffman Foundation is the founding sponsor of Maker Faire at Union Station, which had an attendance this year of more than 17,000 people.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A nearly 6-ton rock honoring Confederate soldiers from the Civil War is being removed from Boone County’s courthouse lawn in the wake of a South Carolina massacre at a black church in South Carolina.
The Boone County Commission unanimously approved a plan Thursday to move the 11,000-pound Confederate Rock to the site of the September 1864 Battle of Centralia.
The rock has sat in front of the county courthouse since 1975, when controversy forced it from the University of Misosuri campus, where it was first dedicated in 1935.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The latest on the Chattanooga shootings at two military facilities (all times local):
A federal law enforcement official says authorities are continuing to search the computer belonging to the gunman who killed four Marines in Chattanooga, but as of Friday morning, haven’t found an extensive online presence.
The official says they also haven’t uncovered evidence suggesting Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez was directly inspired by the Islamic State militant group. But the official says the review is continuing.
The official, who asked not to be identified, did not mention any other terrorist-related groups. The official insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly since the investigation is still in progress.
Authorities say Abdulazeez opened fire Thursday at a military recruiting center and another military site before his own death.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities in Los Angeles are looking for a burglar who accidentally made a selfie with his victim’s iPhone.
Police say the thief entered a home in the Venice area through an unlocked door Saturday and grabbed the phone, but he accidentally activated a video app.
The crook briefly recorded himself standing in the living room before he took off with the device.
A woman and two 15-year-old girls sleeping in the house weren’t hurt.
The owner of the phone remotely accessed the video, and police have released it.
DAMATURU, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian officials say suicide bombs have killed at least 64 people in multiple blasts in the northeastern towns of Gombe and Damaturu, scaring people into staying home during the Muslim Eid al-Fitr celebrations.
Police say two women suicide bombers killed 12 people at prayer grounds in Damaturu on Friday morning.
Two bombs hours earlier killed 50 people buying goods for the holiday at the market of Gombe town, according to the National Emergency Management Agency. Spokesman Sani Datti says another 75 wounded are being treated in two hospitals.
Nigeria’s new army chief, Maj. Gen. Tukur Buratai, was in Damaturu on a troop-boosting visit Friday and prayed at the town’s Central Mosque.
Nigeria’s Boko Haram extremists are blamed for the latest in a string of attacks that have killed hundreds recently.