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A line of socially distanced shoppers wait to get into Bath & Body Works during Black Friday outdoor shopping at Deer Park Town Center Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Deer Park, Ill. (Brian Hill/Daily Herald via AP)

The Latest: Illinois surpasses 12,000 deaths from COVID-19

Nov. 27, 2020 8:41 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois has risen above 12,000 deaths from COVID-19, while also surpassing the 700,000 mark for confirmed coronavirus infections. The latest 1,000 deaths were recorded in just nine days — matching the state’s deadliest period previously in the...

Posters on precautions against the coronavirus are displayed at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. The signs on posters read

Correction: Virus Outbreak-The Latest story

Nov. 27, 2020 7:31 PM EST
In a story Nov. 25, 2020, about a new U.S. estimate of missed coronavirus infections, The Associated Press erroneously reported an earlier calculation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Previously, the CDC estimated nine of every 10 cases were being missed, not one of every 10.
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce embraces wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) after Kelce scored a touchdown against the Las Vegas Raiders during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Chiefs to help Missouri schools with purpose-based athletics

Nov. 27, 2020 4:02 PM EST

The Kansas City Chiefs are joining with the Missouri State High School Activities Association and the NFL Foundation to launch a state chapter of InsideOut, a national initiative that is designed to empower and equip school communities to implement purpose-based athletics. Since its inception in 2015, the...

Kansas City area tops 1,000 deaths from COVID-19

Nov. 27, 2020 11:59 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City area has reached an unwanted milestone: Coronavirus deaths in the region have now topped 1,000. The Kansas City Star reports that nine new deaths cited Thursday brought the total since the onset of the pandemic to 1,003. The number includes Kansas City, Missouri, as...

Kansas City police investigate deadly Thanksgiving shooting

Nov. 27, 2020 11:20 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police are investigating the latest deadly shooting in Kansas City, Missouri. Officers responding to a call about shots fired found a man suffering from apparent gunshot wound shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday, the Kansas City Police Department said in a news release. He was taken to...

Reward offered in missing children case; mother charged

Nov. 27, 2020 7:45 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information that would help find two young children from Kansas City, Missouri, who have been missing since Nov. 9. Meanwhile, their mother has been charged with kidnapping. WDAF-TV reports that 7-year-old Avontay Reed and 4-year-old Kelvontae...

People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk through a shopping street in Osaka, western Japan, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

The Latest: Emperor's New Year greeting cancelled in Japan

Nov. 26, 2020 10:02 PM EST

TOKYO — Japanese Emperor Naruhito and his family will not offer their New Year greetings from the palace balcony due to concerns over the country’s struggles with a resurgence of coronavirus infections. The Imperial Household Agency said in a statement Friday that the annual greetings on Jan. 2 will...

Allick leads Kansas City past Culver-Stockton 105-35

Nov. 25, 2020 8:00 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Josiah Allick had a career-high 21 points as Kansas City beat Culver-Stockton 105-35 on Wednesday in a season opener. Allick shot 9 for 12 from the floor. Jacob Johnson had 18 points for Kansas City. Marvin Nesbitt Jr. added 15 points, seven rebounds and six steals. Franck Kamgain...

Allick leads UMKC past Culver-Stockton 105-35

Nov. 25, 2020 7:49 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Josiah Allick had a career-high 21 points as Missouri–Kansas City easily beat Culver-Stockton 105-35 on Wednesday. Allick shot 9 for 12 from the floor. Jacob Johnson had 18 points for UMKC. Marvin Nesbitt Jr. added 15 points, seven rebounds and six steals. Franck Kamgain had...

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Byron Pringle (13) runs against Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Nevin Lawson (26) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Chiefs welcome Watkins back with Pringle headed to IR

Nov. 25, 2020 5:24 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs appear to be getting Sammy Watkins back on the field just in time. The Chiefs put fellow wide receiver Byron Pringle on injured reserve after he hurt his ankle last weekend in Las Vegas, leaving them with only Tyreek Hill, Demarcus Robinson and Mecole Hardman...