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FILE - In this July 27, 2020, file photo, nurse Kathe Olmstead prepares a shot for part of a study of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna, in Binghamton, N.Y. Moderna, Pfizer and AstraZeneca have all reported promising results with their vaccines, according to preliminary data, but it could be well into 2021 before they're rolled out on a large scale. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

The Latest: CDC advisory panel to meet on vaccine allocation

Nov. 27, 2020 6:57 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — ATLANTA — A panel of U.S. advisers will meet Tuesday to vote on how scarce, initial supplies of a COVID-19 vaccine will be given out once one has been approved. Experts have proposed giving the vaccine to health workers first. High priority also may be given to workers in essential...

Prosecutors not seeking death penalty in Sweetie Pie case

Nov. 27, 2020 5:59 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Wednesday they won't seek the death penalty against two people tied to the 2016 killing of a man whose grandmother’s St. Louis-area soul food restaurant was the setting for the reality show “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s.” The slain...

Historic Black church in Missouri vandalized

Nov. 27, 2020 5:58 PM EST

HOLTS SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — A historic Black church in Missouri has been vandalized, leaving its congregation reeling and authorities looking to find out who did it. The Callaway County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post that the acts committed at the Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church in Holts...

No. 6 Kansas, behind Braun's 30 points, tops Saint Joseph's

Nov. 27, 2020 5:33 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Christian Braun scored 30 points and No. 6 Kansas pulled away from Saint Joseph’s on Friday to win 94-72 in the Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off. Braun made 10 of 13 shots, hit five 3-pointers and added nine rebounds. “Christian was terrific,” Kansas coach...

Missouri quarterback Connor Bazelak (8), Drake Heismeyer (69) and Cade Musser (87) walk off the field after an NCAA college football game against South Carolina, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

Vandy-Mizzou back on after SEC continues COVID-19 juggling

Nov. 27, 2020 5:03 PM EST

Missouri and Vanderbilt were supposed to play each other last month, only to have a combination of positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing force the Southeastern Conference to juggle the schedule. The juggling continued this week: In the most 2020 combination of events, the Tigers had their game against...

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce embraces wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) after Kelce scored a touchdown against the Las Vegas Raiders during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Chiefs to help Missouri schools with purpose-based athletics

Nov. 27, 2020 4:02 PM EST

The Kansas City Chiefs are joining with the Missouri State High School Activities Association and the NFL Foundation to launch a state chapter of InsideOut, a national initiative that is designed to empower and equip school communities to implement purpose-based athletics. Since its inception in 2015, the...

Police investigating crash that killed Missouri man

Nov. 27, 2020 2:16 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Police are investigating the circumstances of a motor vehicle crash that killed a Missouri man. Officers responded at 11:45 p.m. Thursday to an accident in Springfield, Missouri, police said in a news release. The driver of a Honda Accord was making a left turn when it was struck...

Kansas City area tops 1,000 deaths from COVID-19

Nov. 27, 2020 11:59 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City area has reached an unwanted milestone: Coronavirus deaths in the region have now topped 1,000. The Kansas City Star reports that nine new deaths cited Thursday brought the total since the onset of the pandemic to 1,003. The number includes Kansas City, Missouri, as...

Kansas City police investigate deadly Thanksgiving shooting

Nov. 27, 2020 11:20 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police are investigating the latest deadly shooting in Kansas City, Missouri. Officers responding to a call about shots fired found a man suffering from apparent gunshot wound shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday, the Kansas City Police Department said in a news release. He was taken to...

Boy, 13, shot while on couch inside his home

Nov. 27, 2020 9:39 AM EST

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A 13-year-old St. Louis County boy is hospitalized but expected to recover after being shot through the window of his home. The shooting happened just after 5 a.m. Friday in north St. Louis County. Police say the boy was sleeping on a couch in the front room when someone shot from the...