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Missouri prosecutors to seek death penalty in killing of court employee and police officer

May. 22, 2024 18:48 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri prosecutors said Wednesday that they intend to seek the death penalty against a Kansas City-area man who is charged with murder in the killings of a court employee who tried to serve an eviction notice on him and a police officer who responded. ...

Graceland foreclosure sale halted as Presley estate's lawsuit moves forward

May. 22, 2024 16:00 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday said Elvis Presley's estate could be successful in arguing that a company's attempt to auction Graceland is fraudulent as he halted a foreclosure sale of the beloved Memphis tourist attraction. Later Wednesday, a statement from someone...

Chiefs' Mahomes: Butker entitled to his beliefs, even though the QB doesn't always agree with him

May. 22, 2024 15:47 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes said Wednesday that while he doesn't agree with all the beliefs espoused by kicker Harrison Butker during a recent commencement address, the Chiefs quarterback nevertheless respects his teammate's right to make them be known. Butker delivered...

Today in History: May 22, Lyndon B. Johnson outlines 'Great Society'

May. 22, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 22, the 143rd day of 2024. There are 223 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 22, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson, speaking at the University of Michigan, outlined the goals of his...

Bobby Witt Jr.’s 2 homers and 6 RBIs lead Royals past Tigers 10-3

May. 21, 2024 23:28 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Bobby Witt Jr. homered twice as the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 10-3 for their fifth straight win on Tuesday night. Maikel Garcia led off the first with a triple and scored on Witt’s infield hit. Witt stole second and scored when Salvador...

Maker of popular weedkiller amplifies fight against cancer-related lawsuits

May. 21, 2024 17:50 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — After failing in several U.S. states this year, global chemical manufacturer Bayer said Tuesday that it plans to amplify efforts to create a legal shield against a proliferation of lawsuits alleging it failed to warn that its popular weedkiller could cause cancer. ...

Judge hears wrongful conviction claim of Missouri inmate in prison for 33 years

May. 21, 2024 16:09 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Christopher Dunn has spent 33 years in prison for a murder he has claimed from the outset that he didn't commit. A hearing this week will determine if he should go free. St. Louis prosecutors are now convinced Dunn is telling the truth, but lawyers for the Missouri...

Graceland is not for sale, Elvis Presley's granddaughter Riley Keough says in lawsuit

May. 21, 2024 15:24 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Presley’s estate is fighting what it says is a fraudulent scheme to auction off Graceland to the highest bidder. An auction had been scheduled for Thursday this week, but a Memphis judge blocked it after Presley's granddaughter Riley Keough sought a...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

May. 21, 2024 12:48 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. May 14, 2024. Editorial: Teens can’t make lifelong commitments. Missouri must ban marriage under age 18 Missouri doesn’t have a stellar record when it comes to protecting young people — young women, especially — from the harms of marrying far...

Massey, Perez hit homers to lead Royals in 8-3 win over Tigers

May. 21, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Michael Massey and Salvador Perez homered as the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 8-3 on Monday night for their fourth straight win. Massey opened the scoring in the second with a leadoff homer, the first long ball given up this season by Tigers...