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Dominic Cummings, senior aide to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, makes a statement inside 10 Downing Street, London, Monday May 25, 2020, over allegations he breached coronavirus lockdown restrictions. (Jonathan Brady/Pool via AP)

The Latest: WHO renews praise for China in response to virus

May. 25, 2020 1:57 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — World Health Organization officials renew praise for China...

Missouri health director warns revelers: Virus is still here

May. 25, 2020 12:58 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s health director issued a dire warning Monday after photos and video showed Memorial Day weekend revelers partying close together: The coronavirus is still here, and the spreading of illnesses could have “long-lasting and tragic” results. One video on...

Man charged in shooting death of woman in St. Louis County

May. 25, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) — A man is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a woman in St. Louis County. Charges were filed Monday against 27-year-old Darius Ware of St. Louis. He is jailed without bond. The shooting happened Sunday in Jennings. Police say 22-year-old Lawren Mitchell was...

Teen among 2 killed in dozen Sunday St. Louis shootings

May. 25, 2020 9:09 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — At teenager was among two people killed in more than a dozen shootings carried out across St. Louis over the weekend, police said. Police identified the teen as Malik Valley, 15, who was shot in the chest shortly before 10 p.m., the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The boy was taken to a...

Missouri woman killed in head-on crash

May. 24, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 75-year-old woman died in a head-on crash Saturday, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol. Barbara Shaffer, of De Soto, was driving an SUV northbound on Missouri Highway 47 in an area that’s about 60 miles southwest of St. Louis, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. A...

2 dead, 10 injured in multiple St. Louis shootings

May. 24, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two men died and 10 other people were injured in multiple shootings Sunday in St. Louis. One man was shot several times inside his car in the Jeff-Vander-Lou neighborhood and later died at a hospital, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Another man was killed in separate shooting...

This Date in Baseball

May. 23, 2020 11:30 AM EDT

May 24 1918 — Cleveland’s Stan Coveleski pitched 19 innings in the Indians’ 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees. Former pitcher Joe Wood hit a home run for the win. 1935 — In the first major league night game in Cincinnati, the Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 before 25,000....

In this 2017 photo, Carter Broton celebrates in front of a group of fans after scoring a goal for the Owatonna High School boys hockey team at the Four Seasons Centre in Owatonna, Minn. When attempting to define Carter's path that led him back to his hometown, back to organized hockey, and back to realistic aspirations of continuing his playing career at the next level, words like inspiring, incredible, heartwarming and, yes, painful would all be accurate, but only if used in conjunction.  (Jon Weisbrod/The People's Press via AP)

Inspired by sister, Owatonna's Carter Broton resumes hockey

May. 23, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

OWATONNA, Minn. (AP) — As a first-year junior hockey player that laced up skates exactly once in a two-year span directly following his graduation from Owatonna High School in 2017, Carter Broton’s journey to becoming a future college athlete could best be described as unconventional, at least...

Missouri jobless rate more than doubles to 9.7% due to virus

May. 22, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri’s unemployment rate more than doubled last month due to the shutdown caused by the coronavirus, state officials said Friday. Still, Missouri's jobless rate of 9.7% was well below the national rate of 14.7%. The Missouri Department of Economic Development released its April...

Playwright Tre’von Griffith appears in a self-portrait.  Griffith is part of a national initiative called “Play at Home,” a push by not-for-profit theater companies from New York to California to keep people connected to live theater. “It’s a nice way to introduce myself to a broader audience and to articulate stories that I like to tell,” said Griffith.

Big art, small package: Tiny plays offered to stage at home

May. 22, 2020 12:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The task facing playwright Tito Livas was intense: Write a new play in a few days that could be read alone or aloud with friends. Don't worry if it's too crazy. Oh, and make it 10 minutes or less. Livas is part of a national initiative called “ Play at Home,” a push by...