Supreme Court ruling may save Westar millions

A Supreme Court decision Monday requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to account for costs of its regulations will allow Westar Energy to delay and possibly avoid millions of dollars worth of clean-air upgrades to its four coal-fired power plants in Kansas, company officials said.

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Perez leads Royals to win, sweep of Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. — Salvador Perez swiveled his eyes toward a team official and waited for the news. No dice, he was told. The Royals tried, but could not retrieve the baseball Perez walloped over the left-field fence for the 500th hit of his young career. The fan who caught it tossed the liaisons from Kansas City a dummy ball and scampered away.

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New federal rules to boost overtime pay for millions

Under the regulations, private-sector workers who make up to $50,400 a year will be guaranteed the right to earn additional pay if they work more than 40 hours per week. Currently, only workers who make $23,660 a year, or less than $455 a week, have those same protections.

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