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FILE - In this May 29, 2018, file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens announces his resignation during a news conference in Jefferson City. Greitens has re-emerged in public in recent months, leading to speculation that he might be open to running for office again. The Republican resigned as governor in June 2018 after facing charges connected to an extramarital affair and campaign finance issues. The charges were dropped when Greitens resigned. (Julie Smith/The Jefferson City News-Tribune via AP, File)

Greitens' re-emergence fuels speculation of a comeback

Apr. 2, 2020 11:54 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has re-emerged after nearly two years out of the public eye, fueling speculation that his resignation after a tawdry scandal didn't kill his political aspirations. He won’t run for governor this year, at least not as a Republican. The filing...

In this Saturday, March 28, 2020 photo, Kyle Kofron poses for a photo outside his home in St. Louis. Kofron still has his job at an ice cream factory, but his three roommates are suddenly unemployed due the the coronavirus pandemic. Kofron is advocating for a rent strike during the outbreak saying it may be their only option. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Rent strike idea gaining steam during coronavirus crisis

Mar. 30, 2020 1:17 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — With millions of people suddenly out of work and rent due at the first of the month, some tenants are vowing to go on a rent strike until the coronavirus pandemic subsides. New York, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and St. Louis are among many cities that have temporarily banned...

Ferguson settles municipal court fees lawsuit for $1.7M

Mar. 25, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The city of Ferguson, Missouri, has agreed to a $1.7 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit that accused its municipal court of charging illegal court fees, attorneys involved in the case said Wednesday. A judge on Tuesday approved a preliminary settlement. A final hearing is...

BC-BBO--This Date in Baseball

Mar. 24, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

March 27 1973 — Minnesota pitcher Jim Perry became the first player to use the "10 and 5 rule" when he OK'd his own trade to the Detroit Tigers for minor league pitcher Dan Fife and cash. 1986 — Major League Baseball's Rules Committee voted to change the designated hitter rule for the World Series...

Chiefs sign XFL quarterback Ta'amu to 1-year contract

Mar. 24, 2020 11:04 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to a one-year contract with Jordan Ta'amu, the highest-rated quarterback during the abbreviated XFL season. He will compete with veteran Chad Henne for a backup job next season. The 22-year-old Ta'amu was undrafted out of Mississippi last year and...

Missouri man faces extradition to Bosnia on war crime charge

Mar. 23, 2020 11:16 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge has approved the extradition of a St. Louis County man to Bosnia, where he faces a war crime charge for allegedly raping a female prisoner. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that U.S. Magistrate Judge Patricia Cohen's order on Friday won't result in Adem Kostjerevac's...

The Latest: AP Source: Seahawks bolster O-line, sign Finney

Mar. 18, 2020 10:09 PM EDT

The Latest on NFL free agency. Teams can negotiate with representatives of free agents for the second day Tuesday but cannot finalize any agreements until Wednesday (all times EDT): 9:45 p.m. The Seattle Seahawks have bolstered its offensive line by agreeing to a two-year deal with B.J. Finney, according to a...

FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Tom Hanks, left, and Rita Wilson arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. On Friday, March 13, 2020, The Associated Press reported on a manipulated image circulating online depicting actor Tom Hanks quarantined at a hospital in Australia with a volleyball that looks like Wilson, his make-believe friend in the movie “Cast Away.” It first circulated as satire. Hanks is in Australia shooting an Elvis Presley biopic directed by Baz Luhrmann. Hanks shared the news about his positive tests on Twitter Wednesday. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

NOT REAL NEWS: Falsehoods around the virus and politics

Mar. 13, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: __ CLAIM: If you don’t have health insurance and can’t afford to...

Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna fields a ball during spring training at CoolToday Park on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in North Port. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Braves killer Ozuna now trying to push Atlanta over hump

Mar. 12, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — As Marcell Ozuna spoke with a reporter, Felix Hernandez passed by. The two gave each other a greeting using their pinkies. Before that, the Atlanta Braves new left-fielder had a conversation with a minor leaguer. Even though he delivered some huge blows to Atlanta in the 2019 NL...

FILE - This Jan 28, 2019, file booking photo released by St. Louis Police Department shows Nathaniel Hendren. The former St. Louis police officer accused of involuntary manslaughter in the January 2019 shooting death of a female colleague pleaded guilty Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, and was sentenced to seven years in prison.   (St. Louis Police Department via AP, File)

Officer shot by colleague during game 'assumed the risk'

Mar. 12, 2020 8:55 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis police officer who pleaded guilty to accidentally killing a female colleague while playing a variation of Russian roulette said the woman knew the risk she was taking. Nathaniel Hendren made the response Wednesday in a wrongful death lawsuit that was filed on behalf of the...