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Bodies in submerged Missouri vehicle bring storm toll to 9

May. 24, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The bodies of a man and a woman were discovered Friday in a submerged vehicle near the Mississippi River in Missouri, bringing the death toll to nine from storms that have ravaged the central U.S. this week and threaten major flooding through the holiday weekend. John Reinhardt, 20,...

The Latest: Arkansas governor declares state of emergency

May. 24, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on tornadoes and flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has declared a state of emergency as the flood-swollen Arkansas River was scheduled to reach record levels next week. Hutchinson issued the executive order Friday after...

Paxton still has knee issue; Gregorius to start 20-day clock

May. 24, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The only New York Yankees in action Friday were those on the injured list. While the big league club was rained out in Kansas City, Yankees pitcher James Paxton and shortstop Didi Gregorius continued testing out their injuries in extended spring training Friday — with mixed...

Missouri governor signs bill banning abortions at 8 weeks

May. 24, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Friday signed a bill that bans abortions on or beyond the eighth week of pregnancy without exceptions for cases of rape or incest, making it among the most restrictive abortion policies in the nation. Under the law that comes into force Aug. 28,...

The Latest: Donor willing to fund push to undo abortion ban

May. 24, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on a Missouri ban on abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy (all times local): 4:55 p.m. A wealthy GOP political donor is willing to bankroll a possible ballot initiative to repeal a Missouri ban on abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy. Missouri businessman David...

Many factors helped save lives in Jefferson City twister

May. 24, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eight years to the day after a devastating tornado killed 161 people and injured more than 1,100 others in Joplin, another big twister ripped through Missouri — this time the capital of Jefferson City — but with a far different result: no deaths or serious injuries....

Former Missouri governor returns to Navy, but not as a SEAL

May. 24, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' request to return to active duty with the Navy has been approved, but he will not serve again as an elite Navy SEAL. Greitens will be assigned to the Navy Operation Support Center in St. Louis as a general unrestricted line officer, which usually...

Missouri governor signs bill that ban abortions from the eighth week of pregnancy onward

May. 24, 2019 11:18 AM EDT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri governor signs bill that ban abortions from the eighth week of pregnancy onward.

3 dead, state capital battered as storms rake Missouri

May. 24, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An outbreak of nasty storms spawned tornadoes that razed homes, flattened trees and tossed cars across a dealership lot, injuring about two dozen people in Missouri's capital city and killing at least three others elsewhere in the state. The National Weather Service confirmed...

Fourth day of nasty storms ravages central US

May. 24, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An outbreak of nasty storms in the Midwest spawned tornadoes that razed homes, flattened trees and tossed cars across a dealership lot, injuring about two dozen people in Missouri's capital city and killing at least three others elsewhere in the state. The National Weather...