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St. Louis area activist and pastor Rev. Darryl Gray hands boxes of face masks through an open car window to a church representative picking up protective equipment for their congregation, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Hanley Hills, Mo. Gray is one of the organizers behind the effort to distribute about 150,000 masks to churches that plan to open as early as next week as restrictions surrounding the coronavirus outbreak ease. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Missouri Great Clips sites close after virus-related threats

May. 28, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Great Clips has temporarily closed its salons in Springfield, Missouri, after receiving threatening messages following the news that two of its hairstylists who tested positive for the coronavirus might have exposed 140 clients to the illness. Great Clips Inc., which has thousands of...

Visitors wearing masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus take shelter from a sudden rainstorm at a park in Beijing on Saturday, May 23, 2020. New coronavirus cases dropped to zero in China for the first time Saturday but overwhelmed hospitals across Latin America – both in countries lax about lockdowns and those lauded for firm, early confinement. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: Montana outbreak tied to Schwab country club

May. 24, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Montana outbreak tied to golf and country club developed by...

This booking photo released on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, by the Iowa Department of Public Safety shows Clark Perry Baldwin, of Waterloo, Iowa. Investigators say that DNA evidence links Baldwin, a former long-haul trucker, to the deaths of three women whose bodies were found in Tennessee and Wyoming in the early 1990s. (Iowa Department of Public Safety via AP)

Trucker charged in serial killings faces scrutiny across US

May. 7, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Investigators from multiple states were looking Thursday into whether a long-haul trucker from Iowa who's implicated in three women's slayings in the 1990s could be responsible for other unsolved homicides. Officers arrested Clark Perry Baldwin, 58, in Waterloo on Wednesday after new...

Trucker from Iowa charged in 1990s slayings of 3 women

May. 6, 2020 8:31 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Investigators on Wednesday arrested a long-haul trucker from Iowa who they say is linked by DNA evidence to the killings of three women whose bodies were dumped in Wyoming and Tennessee in the early 1990s. Police arrested Clark Perry Baldwin, 58, at his home in Waterloo, Iowa, on...

Staff members attend to the horse Face Time Bourbon after Sweden's Bjorn Goop won the Grand Prix d'Amerique trotting race at the Vincennes racetrack, outside Paris, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

The Latest: Harbaughs donate $100,000 to United Way

May. 4, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and his wife, Sarah, are donating $100,000 to United Way for Southeastern Michigan to support its COVID-19 community response fund. “We stand with families feeling the brunt of this crisis...