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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...

Prosecutors not seeking death penalty in Sweetie Pie case

Nov. 27, 2020 5:59 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Wednesday they won't seek the death penalty against two people tied to the 2016 killing of a man whose grandmother’s St. Louis-area soul food restaurant was the setting for the reality show “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s.” The slain...

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...

Debt collection firm ordered by FTC to pay $24 million

Nov. 27, 2020 7:30 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A suburban St. Louis-based debt collection company has been ordered by the Federal Trade Commission to pay more than $24 million for pursuing money that consumers didn't actually owe. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch cited court filings posted Wednesday in U.S. District Court. The legal...

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...

LSU's Thomas scores 27 in collegiate debut

Nov. 26, 2020 9:40 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cameron Thomas scored 27 points in his collegiate debut, Darius Days set a career high with 24 points and LSU opened its season with a 94-81 victory over SIU Edwardsville on Thursday night. LSU jumped out to a 26-4 lead as SIUE only made two field goals in the opening 11 minutes. The...

FILE - In this July 25, 2003, file photo, St. Louis Rams offensive line coach Jim Hanifan, left, works with Kyle Turley during NFL football training camp in Macomb, Ill. Hanifan, the former St. Louis Cardinals coach who returned to the city as offensive line coach to help the Rams win the Super Bowl, has died. He was 87. Hanifan’s daughter, Kathy Hinder, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2020. She said the cause of death hasn't been determined, but said it wasn't related to COVID-19. (AP Photo/James A. Finley, File)

Jim Hanifan, offensive line coaching great, dies at 87

Nov. 26, 2020 1:15 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jim Hanifan, the former St. Louis Cardinals coach who returned to the city as offensive line coach to help the Rams win the Super Bowl, has died. He was 87. Hanifan’s daughter, Kathy Hinder, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he died Tuesday at Missouri Baptist Hospital. She said...

Woman who bounced among foster homes named Rhodes Scholar

Nov. 25, 2020 1:21 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A woman who as a child bounced among foster homes and often slept on the couches of friends in Missouri has been named a 2021 Rhodes Scholar. Mackenzie Fierceton, 23, is one of just 32 U.S. college students awarded a four-year scholarship for graduate studies at the University of Oxford in...

Woman who bounced among foster homes named Rhodes Scholar

Nov. 25, 2020 1:15 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A woman who as a child bounced among foster homes and often slept on the couches of friends in Missouri has been named a 2021 Rhodes Scholar. Mackenzie Fierceton, 23, is one of just 32 U.S. college students awarded a four-year scholarship for graduate studies at the University of Oxford in...

St. Louis man wins $1M Powerball drawing

Nov. 25, 2020 12:19 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A last-minute decision to play Powerball paid off for a St. Louis man with a $1 million prize in Missouri. Mario Yancy's Powerball ticket matched all five white-ball numbers to win in the Oct. 28 drawing, the Missouri Lottery said in a news release Wednesday. “I...