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Police security sought for Missouri abortion clinic hearing

Oct. 18, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri officials are asking St. Louis police to provide security for an upcoming hearing on the state's effort to end the abortion license for a St. Louis clinic. Both sides of the abortion issue have held vigils and protests over the licensing of Missouri's only abortion clinic, which...

FBI data: 584 child homicide victims in St. Louis since 1990

Oct. 18, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Children in St. Louis have been the victim of homicides at 10 times the national rate for decades, according to a newspaper's analysis of FBI data. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday that the city's child homicide rate is far greater than that of other cities of a similar size; it...

Canucks down Blues in shootout, get 1st road win

Oct. 17, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Thatcher Demko is making the most of his time in the Canucks' starting lineup. Demko made 34 saves in regulation and overtime and stopped all six shots in a shootout to help Vancouver to a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday. Vancouver won its fourth in a row — its longest...

St. Louis prosecutor hires Ferguson riots policing leader

Oct. 16, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former Missouri State Highway Patrol captain who led the policing effort during Ferguson protests is joining the St. Louis prosecutor's office. Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner introduced Ron Johnson Wednesday as law enforcement liaison, a contracted position that will pay $50,000 for one...

Cup champion Blues visit Trump at White House as full team

Oct. 15, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump honored the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, using the occasion to announce an envoy to Turkey, mention the economy and an agriculture deal with China and laugh off the possibility of impeachment. For the Blues, it was more of a last chance to...

Missouri appeals court overturns $110 million talc verdict

Oct. 15, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri appeals court has overturned a $110 million verdict in a case alleging that Johnson & Johnson products containing talcum powder caused a Virginia woman's ovarian cancer. The appeals court ruling Tuesday reversed a 2017 judgment on behalf of Lois Slemp. She is among many...

Bosnia seeks extradition of Missouri man in war crimes case

Oct. 14, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former military policeman in Bosnia who has been living in Missouri for about 17 years is facing extradition to his native country, where he is accused of raping a pregnant Serbian woman who was being held as a prisoner in 1992. Adem Kostjerevac, 58, who lives in unincorporated southern...

Scherzer no-hit try into 7th, Nats top Cards, lead NLCS 2-0

Oct. 12, 2019 8:52 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Max Scherzer was strength and fire. Aníbal Sánchez was artistry and deception. Two different styles, two absolute gems for the Washington Nationals. Scherzer followed Sánchez's near no-hitter with a try of his own, and the stingy Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 on...

Daniel Hudson rejoins Nationals, closes out NLCS victory

Oct. 12, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Daniel Hudson and his wife, Sara, tried to plan the birth of their third child around Washington's postseason schedule. When it didn't work out, he knew exactly what he needed to do. Hudson stayed with his wife for Millie's arrival Friday, and then rejoined the Nationals in time to close...

Nats ace Scherzer loses NLCS no-hit bid in 7th vs Cards

Oct. 12, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer lost his no-hit bid on Paul Goldschmidt's clean single leading off the seventh inning in Game 2 of the NL Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Goldschmidt's line drive dropped in front of left fielder Juan Soto, who played the ball...