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St. Louis Cardinals' Dexter Fowler swings into a two-run single off Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito, during the first inning in Game 1 of a double-header baseball game Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Cards beat White Sox 5-1 in return from coronavirus outbreak

Aug. 15, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Dexter Fowler helped St. Louis get off to a fast start in its return from a coronavirus outbreak, hitting a two-run single in a four-run first inning, and the Cardinals beat the Chicago White Sox 5-1 on Saturday in the opener of a doubleheader. Playing its first game since July 29, St. Louis...

Boy, 6, out of intensive care after he was shot in the head

Aug. 15, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 6-year-old boy who was shot in the head earlier this month at a Lawrence home has been moved out of intensive care. Tyeisha Bell said Friday that her son, Tayshawn Mack Harris, is “doing wonderful," although he still has a long way to go, the Lawrence Journal-World reports....

They're still here: Cardinals back after long virus absence

Aug. 15, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — After weeks of uncertainty, John Mozeliak watched the St. Louis Cardinals drop off their rental cars and prepare for work. His cell phone was filled with encouraging baseball messages instead of questions of concern. For Mozeliak, the club's president of baseball operations, it was a very...

2 killed in train crash in southeast Missouri's Bootheel

Aug. 15, 2020 12:10 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Two people were killed in a train crash in the Bootheel region of southeast Missouri, authorities say. The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the victims as 52-year-old Titusan Townsend, of Columbia, and 51-year-old Ricky Tillman, of Kennett. KRCG-TV reports that Townsend...

Women accused of luring husband to his death gets probation

Aug. 15, 2020 11:56 AM EDT

CALIFORNIA, Mo. (AP) — A Jefferson City woman who was accused of luring her ex-husband to his death has been sentenced to five years of supervised probation. The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports that Suzanne Ponder, 48, also was sentenced to 60 days in jail but given credit for time served after...

FILE - In this Friday, July 24, 2020, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, right, celebrates a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game in St. Louis.  Molina says he’s one of the players on his team who has tested positive for the coronavirus. The nine-time All-Star revealed his diagnosis Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in a Spanish-language Instagram post. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

LEADING OFF: Cardinals emerge from long layoff in Chicago

Aug. 15, 2020 3:10 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: BACK TO WORK ... FINALLY Remember the St. Louis Cardinals? Finally healthy enough to return to the field after COVID-19 raced through the organization, the Cardinals (2-3) will play for the first time since July 29 when they face the Chicago White Sox in...

Minnesota Twins grounds crew members roll out a tarp for expected rain which has delayed the start of a baseball game with the Kansas City Royals on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Royals-Twins opener postponed by rain; doubleheader Saturday

Aug. 14, 2020 9:58 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins postponed their game against the Kansas City Royals on Friday night because of stormy weather, scheduling a straight doubleheader on Saturday instead to start the series. With darkened skies above Target Field and a steady rain just beginning to fall, the Twins called...

Teen leading in Kansas race admits blackmail, revenge porn

Aug. 14, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democrats are scrambling to deal with the strong possibility that a 19-year-old candidate for a Kansas House seat in Kansas City will unseat a veteran lawmaker despite making incendiary comments on social media and acknowledging abusive behavior online toward girls in middle school. ...

St. Louis Cardinals instructor and former player Willie McGee watches workouts on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, during summer camp training at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, for the upcoming shortened season. McGee has opted out of being with the team for the rest of the season while Major League Baseball announced Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, several doubleheaders to make up for games St. Louis has missed because of the coronavirus. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

Cards coach McGee opts out; St. Louis gets 6 doubleheaders

Aug. 14, 2020 7:29 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals coach Willie McGee has opted out of being with the team for the rest of the season while Major League Baseball announced Friday several doubleheaders to make up for games St. Louis has missed because of the coronavirus. The 61-year-old McGee, a four-time All-Star outfielder and...

Official: Get Missouri mail-in votes in week before election

Aug. 14, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A U.S. Postal Service official is warning that Missourians who are using mail-in voting this year should return their ballots at least a week before the Nov. 3 general election to ensure their votes will be counted. Thomas Marshall, general counsel and executive vice president of...