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Two young children hold signs through the car window that make reference to the 2020 U.S. Census as they wait in the car with their family at an outreach event in Dallas, Thursday, June 25, 2020. In a collaborative effort, the nonprofit group, The Concilio, partnered with the North Texas Food Bank, Catholic Charities Dallas and Bachman Lake Together, to hold the event where area residents were encouraged to report their family numbers to the U.S. Census. The outreach event was held in the Bachman Lake community which historically is one of many undercounted neighborhoods in Dallas County according to The Concilio. Due to COVID-19, the Census self-respond date online, by phone or mail has been extended to Oct. 31. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Census door knockers starting in 6 states later this month

Jul. 1, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Homes in six states across the U.S. can expect to get knocks on their doors from census takers in two weeks as part of a soft launch of the next phase of the largest head count in U.S. history, Census Bureau officials said Wednesday. Starting in mid-July, homes whose residents haven't...

Kansas City mayor called racist slur after requiring masks

Jun. 29, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City's Black mayor said Monday that he was called a racist slur and told he should “swing from a tree” after he announced mandatory face masks in the Missouri city. Mayor Quinton Lucas on Twitter shared a screenshot of the texts, which came after he announced...

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2020, file photo, Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto speaks in Seattle. For a number of rebuilding teams, the 2020 baseball season was supposed to be another step in the progression of their top prospects eventually reaching the big leagues. By the time June rolled around, Dipoto expected former first-round pick Logan Gilbert to be pitching on the mound at T-Mobile Park. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Rebuilding MLB clubs hope to keep developing top prospects

Jun. 29, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto had at one point expected former first-round pick Logan Gilbert to be pitching at T-Mobile Park by the time June rolled around. He also believed Jarred Kelenic, one of the top prospects in all of baseball, would likely soon follow him to the big...

A protester flashes a peace sign during a drive-by protest by Disney employees to demand a safe reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic Saturday, June 27, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. Workers are demanding regular testing, stricter cleaning protocols and higher staffing levels. Disney had originally proposed reopening on July 17th but announced this week it was postponing. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

As cases surge in US, rural areas seeing increases as well

Jun. 27, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

For many states and counties in the U.S., the dark days of the coronavirus pandemic in April unfolded on their television screens, not on their doorsteps. But now, some places that appeared to have avoided the worst are seeing surges of infections, as worries shift from major cities to rural areas. While much of...

Man charged in bridge shooting fired with handgun, AR-15

Jun. 27, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas City-area man charged with randomly shooting into traffic last month on a bridge that connects Kansas and Missouri fired 15 rounds from a handgun before retrieving an AR-15-style rifle from his car and shooting at least 23 more rounds, according to court records. A...

In this photo taken Tuesday, June 23, 2020, people gather at the J.C. Nichols fountain in Kansas City, Mo. The city's board of parks and recreation is considering a proposal to remove the J.C. Nichols name from the fountain and a nearby street as they address racial concerns about the influential local developer. Nichols developed some of the area's most desirable neighborhoods as well as the city's County Club Plaza shopping district in the early 1900's but excluded Blacks, Jews and other minorities using deed restrictions on his properties. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Protests spark move to rename iconic Kansas City fountain

Jun. 25, 2020 11:42 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Decades after influential developer J.C. Nichols kept Blacks, Jews and other minorities out of subdivisions he built that transformed the Kansas City region, protests over the death of George Floyd might lead to his name being removed from one of the city's most iconic sites. The...

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2020, file photo, Texas A&M's Asa Lacy (35) throws a strike against a Miami (Ohio) batter during an NCAA baseball game in College Station, Texas. Detroit has a chance to add another potential standout when it makes the No. 1 selection in Wednesday night’s draft. Lacy is a possible top pick in the Major League Baseball draft. (AP Photo/Sam Craft, File)

Royals sign 6-man draft class, add 7 undrafted free agents

Jun. 23, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals brought their entire six-man draft class to town this week, signing them to their first professional contracts and giving them a chance to see spacious Kauffman Stadium and learn about the organization. Worry not: In the age of COVID-19, the prospects and...

In this June 22, 2020 photo provided by Lauren Manning, Pastor Joshua Manning poses outside his Community Baptist Church in Noel, Mo. The town of 1,800 residents has been hit hard by the coronavirus, and Manning believes he, his wife and their three children all have it, though testing has not yet confirmed it. Manning said several members of his congregation also have either tested positive or are showing symptoms, so much so that he has closed the church for the time being. (Lauren Manning via AP)

Rural Missouri pastor: Virus 'just started to sprout up'

Jun. 23, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Pastor Joshua Manning is waiting for test results, but he can tell by the persistent fever and body aches that he probably has the coronavirus. His wife and three kids have symptoms, too, and so many members of his Community Baptist Church in tiny Noel, Missouri, are infected that...

Missouri couple accused of abandoning boy, 12, with palsy

Jun. 19, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City couple left their 12-year-old boy with cerebral palsy behind for weeks after they moved, returning only periodically to bring him food, according to court records. Janine Allen, 30, and Brendon Luke, 29, were each being held on $250,000 bond on charges of...

Family seeks answers after deputy kills Missouri woman

Jun. 15, 2020 12:49 PM EDT

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — The father of a Missouri woman who was killed by a sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop said Monday that nobody who knew his daughter believes she had a gun or threatened the deputy before he shot her. Hannah Fizer, 25, was killed Saturday night in Sedalia, a city of 21,700 residents...