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Yankees lose to Angels 3-2, miss chance to clinch AL East

Sep. 18, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Relief pitcher Adam Ottavino sailed a 30-foot throw home on Albert Pujols' tiebreaking chopper, and the sloppy New York Yankees lost to the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 Wednesday night with a chance to clinch the AL East. New York could still lock up the division title if Tampa Bay loses to the...

Judge denies Missouri request to allow 20-week abortion ban

Sep. 18, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a request by Missouri to allow a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy to go into effect while the state waits for further court action. The Kansas Star reports that U.S. District Court Judge Howard Sachs had previously paused parts of Missouri's...

Former Missouri professor gives $4 million for music center

Sep. 18, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Longtime University of Missouri professor Michael Budds has donated $4 million for a music studies center at the university. The university announced Wednesday that Budds' donation will be used to create the Budds Center for American Music Studies. Budds taught music at the university...

Wainwright, Fowler, St. Louis top Nats 5-1; Cards-Cubs next

Sep. 18, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright has pitched in his share of big games throughout a distinguished career. Taking the mound against an ace in a matchup with postseason implications, he delivered once more. Wainwright put on another sharp performance to top Max Scherzer, right fielder Dexter Fowler made a...

Patrol releases names of man, boy found dead in Missouri

Sep. 18, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

HERMANN, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released the names of a 4-year-old boy and a 37-year-old man whose bodies were found this week in rural eastern Missouri. The patrol said Wednesday that the child was Bentlee J. Turner and the adult was Monty Jason Barton. Both lived in the small...

Chiefs left tackle Eric Fisher headed for groin surgery

Sep. 18, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes began the season with what many viewed as the best collection of offensive talent in the NFL, whether that was at the skill positions or along the offensive line. That certainly won't be the case on Sunday. The Chiefs quarterback will be missing Eric Fisher for the...

Audit questions how anti-crime tax money was spent

Sep. 18, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An audit has found that millions of dollars generated by a Kansas City-area anti-drug and violence sales tax has been spent on unrelated expenses. The report released Wednesday found that the amount of revenue the 30-year-old COMBAT sales tax was expected to generate was chronically...

Kansas man sues leading e-cigarette maker Juul

Sep. 18, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City man who began vaping four years ago as a high-school senior and now suffers respiratory problems has sued a leading e-cigarette maker, alleging that it intentionally targeted minors and concealed the addictiveness of the devices. Isaac Gant, of Johnson...

Kansas City airport warns of delays because of road closures

Sep. 18, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City International Airport officials are warning travelers to give themselves more time to get to their destinations. The airport authority announced that construction on a new terminal will slow traffic, beginning Wednesday. Vehicle traffic between terminals B and C will be...

Dad charged in St. Louis fire that nearly killed 4 children

Sep. 18, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A father whose four young children were allegedly left alone and nearly killed in a St. Louis house fire has been charged with four counts of child endangerment. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the charges were filed Tuesday against 33-year-old Keith Witherspoon Jr., who is jailed...