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Man charged in double killing in Kansas City

Apr. 10, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder after a couple was shot to death inside a car. Michael L. Gilmore, 22, was charged Friday in the deaths of Mia Sheridan and Joshua Gilmore-Harris, both 22, the Jackson...

Approval of Kansas bill on trans athletes isn't veto-proof

Apr. 09, 2021 21:40 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas conservatives on Friday pushed a proposed ban on transgender athletes in girl's and women's school sports through the Republican-controlled Legislature but don't have enough support yet to overcome a possible veto by the state's Democratic governor. ...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Apr. 09, 2021 16:40 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 facts: ___ New Georgia...

Kansas City man convicted in father's fatal stabbing

Apr. 09, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man has been convicted of stabbing his father to death in Independence. A Jackson County jury on Thursday convicted Curtis Lee, 42, of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the stabbing in April 2018, the Jackson County...

Kansas City to temporarily house homeless people in hotels

Apr. 09, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Local officials agreed Thursday to provide temporary housing in hotel rooms for the homeless population in Kansas City, Missouri, following a months-long encampment on the lawn of City Hall. The measure to provide hotel rooms for up to 500 people...

Lynn pitches 1st shutout of season, White Sox top Royals 6-0

Apr. 08, 2021 22:47 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — There wasn't much doubt Lance Lynn would go back out to finish this one. Manager Tony La Russa turned to him and asked how he was feeling. “He looked at me and said, ‘Are you good?’” Lynn said. “I said, ‘I’m gonna finish it. Does that sound...

Biden halts sale of National Archives center in Seattle

Apr. 08, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Biden administration has halted its predecessor’s decision to sell the federal archives building in Seattle, following months of opposition from people across the Pacific Northwest and a lawsuit. Washington Democratic Sens. Patty Murray and Maria...

Tiny houses for homeless veterans planned for Sioux Falls

Apr. 07, 2021 22:14 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A national organization that builds tiny houses for homeless veterans has plans to bring a project to Sioux Falls. The Veterans Community Project has asked that about 2 acres of land near Axtell Middle School be rezoned for the project which...

Man convicted of 2017 killing of neighbor in Kansas City

Apr. 07, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A jury has convicted a Kansas City man of first-degree murder for killing his neighbor in 2017, one day before what would have been her 25th birthday. A Jackson County jury found Cedric Russell, 28, guilty of killing 24-year-old Ashley Geddes,...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Apr. 07, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. April 5, 2021. Editorial: Vaccine passports are a matter of Missouri getting back to normal, not politics Gov. Mike Parson’s announced Thursday that he will not require Missourians to show they’ve been inoculated against...