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Jurors side with diocese in pregnant Missouri teacher's suit

Sep. 19, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jurors ruled against a teacher who alleged that she was fired from a Catholic school in Kansas City, Missouri, because she was pregnant, unmarried and refused to have an abortion. After eight hours of deliberation, the jurors sided Wednesday with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kansas...

Missouri investigation: 12 ex-clergy could face prosecution

Sep. 13, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt on Friday referred 12 former priests for potential criminal prosecution but stopped short of recommending charges against any top church leaders, despite concluding the Roman Catholic Church was involved in "long, sustained and far-reaching cover-up."...

Teacher fired after becoming pregnant while unwed testifies

Sep. 10, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A teacher who lost her job at a Catholic school in Kansas City, Missouri, after becoming pregnant has testified that she believed administrators decided not to renew her contract because she wasn't married but created a paper trail of evidence to justify their decision. The Kansas...

Kansas City-St. Joseph diocese releases clergy names

Sep. 6, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph on Friday released a list of 19 clerics who Bishop James Johnston Jr. said had substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of children against them. Of the 19 clerics named, 13 have died, two have been removed from ministry, and...

Suit: Catholic school fired unwed teacher for being pregnant

Aug. 20, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former teacher at a Catholic school in Kansas City, Missouri, alleges in a lawsuit that she was fired because she was pregnant and unmarried. The Kansas City Star reports that a jury trial is scheduled to begin Monday in Michelle Bolen's lawsuit against the principal of St....

Chiefs leave St. Joseph healthy for preseason Game 2

Aug. 15, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Of all the things the Kansas City Chiefs wanted to accomplish during their three-week getaway to training camp at Missouri Western, returning home with everyone healthy probably topped the list. Not only did they accomplish that, they actually improved their roster depth. With the...

Chiefs' new defensive staff comes from varied backgrounds

Aug. 14, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — The first step in what became a top-to-bottom overhaul of the Kansas City Chiefs defense began when coach Andy Reid replaced coordinator Bob Sutton with Steve Spagnuolo, the former St. Louis Rams coach and longtime NFL defensive coordinator. It was an obvious, unsurprising move in...

Chiefs become destination with Mahomes, Reid combination

Aug. 13, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs needed a playmaking safety and signed coveted free agent Tyrann Mathieu. They needed help at cornerback and signed Bashaud Breeland and Morris Claiborne. They had to address the pass rush and extended the contract of defensive end Frank Clark. That aggressive...

Mahomes shows maturity, growth in Chiefs' preseason opener

Aug. 12, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes dropped back to pass early in the Kansas City Chiefs' preseason opener against Cincinnati and, feeling the pressure of the pass rush collapsing the pocket around him, wisely stepped forward and then bolted to the right. The young star quarterback made a nifty move at...

Chiefs eager to see rookies in first preseason game

Aug. 9, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — New Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo acknowledged after a spirited practice this week that he generally is reluctant to start rookies until they've earned their stripes. "I'm still old-fashioned that way," Spagnuolo said. Might be time to enter the modern age....