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File-This Oct. 6, 2019, file photo shows New York Jets' Le'Veon Bell, right, rushing past Philadelphia Eagles' Rodney McLeod during the first half of an NFL football game in Philadelphia. The New York Jets have surprisingly released Bell, ending a disappointing tenure after less than two full seasons. The team issued a statement from general manager Joe Douglas on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, in which he says the Jets made the move after having several conversations with Bell and his agent during the last few days and exploring trade options. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Le'Veon Bell ready to roll with Chiefs for first time

Oct. 21, 2020 2:21 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Le'Veon Bell once carried the ball a league-leading 321 times in a single season for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He doesn't figure to get nearly as many chances with the Kansas City Chiefs. That's just fine with the two-time All-Pro running back, though. Bell has been the focal point...

Long lines as Missouri medical marijuana dispensaries open

Oct. 21, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri's first licensed marijuana dispensaries opened this weekend in the St. Louis area with long lines. The two dispensaries run by N'Bliss opened Saturday in Ellisville and Manchester. Another dispensary is expected to open Monday in the Kansas City area nearly two years after...

Kansas City cop pleads not guilty to assaulting Black teen

Oct. 20, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City police sergeant accused of injuring a Black 15-year-old by forcing his head into the pavement and kneeling on him last year pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a third-degree felony assault charge. Sgt. Matthew Neal appeared via video during a brief arraignment hearing in...

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, right, runs the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Chiefs grind out win over Bills before Bell's arrival

Oct. 20, 2020 1:17 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs had one of their worst rushing performances in years against the Raiders, signed running back Le'Veon Bell midweek to help them out, then managed to put up some of the best rushing numbers ever for an Andy Reid-coached team before the two-time All-Pro stepped...

Missouri woman whose arrest sparked outrage gives birth

Oct. 17, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Black woman whose arrest when she was nine-months pregnant sparked outrage has given birth to a girl, her attorney says. Deja Stallings of Kansas City, Missouri, had an emergency cesarean section late Wednesday and her newborn is in the neonatal intensive care unit, attorney...

File-This Oct. 6, 2019, file photo shows New York Jets' Le'Veon Bell, right, rushing past Philadelphia Eagles' Rodney McLeod during the first half of an NFL football game in Philadelphia. The New York Jets have surprisingly released Bell, ending a disappointing tenure after less than two full seasons. The team issued a statement from general manager Joe Douglas on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, in which he says the Jets made the move after having several conversations with Bell and his agent during the last few days and exploring trade options. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Chiefs' locker room mum on Bell's arrival - well, almost

Oct. 16, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The only member of the Kansas City Chiefs that was available and willing to discuss Le’Veon Bell, arguably the biggest free-agent signing since the offseason, happened to be the defensive coordinator who won't have anything to do with him. Steve Spagnuolo is happy for that,...

File-This Oct. 6, 2019, file photo shows New York Jets' Le'Veon Bell, right, rushing past Philadelphia Eagles' Rodney McLeod during the first half of an NFL football game in Philadelphia. The New York Jets have surprisingly released Bell, ending a disappointing tenure after less than two full seasons. The team issued a statement from general manager Joe Douglas on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, in which he says the Jets made the move after having several conversations with Bell and his agent during the last few days and exploring trade options. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Chiefs sign Le'Veon Bell 2 days after release from Jets

Oct. 15, 2020 9:13 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs signed Le’Veon Bell late Thursday, two days after he was released by the New York Jets, giving them some much-needed depth at running back and another weapon for quarterback Patrick Mahomes. “Kansas City, #ChiefsKingdom, thank you for the...

Gov. Roy Cooper listens as Dr. Mandy Cohen, secretary of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, answers a question during a briefing during a briefing at the Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

The Latest: NCarolina virus numbers head in wrong direction

Oct. 15, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina’s top public health official is warning that the state’s coronavirus numbers are heading in the wrong direction as the Democratic governor considers whether to tighten restrictions or reopen more of the economy. The governor’s decision, which is expected...

Medical staff takes a swabs as she tests a boy for COVID-19 at a drive-through at the San Paolo hospital, in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Coronavirus infections are surging again in the region of northern Italy where the pandemic first took hold in Europe, renewing pressure on hospitals and health care workers. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Europe, US reel as virus infections surge at record pace

Oct. 15, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

Coronavirus cases around the world have climbed to all-time highs of more than 330,000 per day as the scourge comes storming back across Europe and spreads with renewed speed in the U.S., forcing many places to reimpose tough restrictions eased just months ago. Well after Europe seemed to have largely tamed the...

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins, center, celebrates with teammates Demarcus Robinson, left, and Tyreek Hill, right, after catching an 8-yard touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Chiefs down several offensive pieces with Buffalo on deck

Oct. 15, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs will be without offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele and wide receiver Sammy Watkins when they visit the Buffalo Bills on Monday night for a game that was pushed back because of COVID-19 protocols. Osmele tore tendons in both of his knees and Watkins hurt his...