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Nats throw in towel, trade Murphy to Cubs, Adams to Cards

Aug. 21, 2018 3:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals have traded second baseman Daniel Murphy to the Chicago Cubs and first baseman Matt Adams to the St. Louis Cardinals, essentially throwing in the towel on a disappointing season. The third-place Nationals announced the moves Tuesday before beginning a three-game...

Chiefs add Scandrick in hopes of fixing shaky secondary

Aug. 21, 2018 3:04 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Orlando Scandrick was on a plane headed home for a last-minute visit with his family when the Kansas City Chiefs played the Atlanta Falcons in their second preseason game last week. He didn't get to see another shaky performance by their secondary until reporting to his new team....

Pedestrian struck several times in Kansas City hit-and-run

Aug. 21, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police say a person who died in a hit-and-run on an interstate was struck several times before traffic could be stopped. The death occurred Monday night along southbound Interstate 435 in Kansas City. Police found the person's body lying in the right lane of the...

Details released about Kansas City streetcar expansion

Aug. 21, 2018 1:52 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Officials have released plans for extending the Kansas City streetcar southward to the University of Missouri-Kansas City's Volker Campus. KSHB-TV reports that the KC Streetcar project team announced Monday that it will advance plans to have the streetcar operate on city streets...

Missouri Democrats hope minimum wage measure helps McCaskill

Aug. 21, 2018 1:48 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democrats hope a ballot proposal to hike Missouri's minimum wage will boost support for Sen. Claire McCaskill's re-election, a seat Republicans are targeting as a top opportunity to insulate their Senate majority. Even if the measure's presence on the Nov. 6 ballot only spikes...

Missouri's McCaskill to meet with US Supreme Court nominee

Aug. 21, 2018 12:25 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill is slated to meet with President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee. The Democrat will meet with Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday. She faces a tough battle for re-election this year in a state Trump won by 19 points. McCaskill has said she...

University of Missouri sees hopeful sign in enrollment stats

Aug. 21, 2018 12:06 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia has recorded its lowest total enrollment in more than a decade, but a surge of freshmen has officials encouraged that the school appears poised to move past the slump that followed race-related protests. The Columbia Daily...

Angry crowd asks St. Louis suburb to drop protest charges

Aug. 21, 2018 11:35 AM EDT

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo. (AP) — Several people arrested at mall protests in suburban St. Louis nearly a year ago are expressing frustration that municipal prosecutors have decided to charge them. Dozens of people packed a meeting Monday of the Richmond Heights City Council. Some demanded that the city dismiss...

Mother of bullied teen sues over daughter's suicide

Aug. 21, 2018 11:23 AM EDT

HALLSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman alleges in a wrongful death lawsuit that her 13-year-old daughter killed herself after years of unchecked school bullying. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that Elizabeth Overstreet is suing the Hallsville School District and several employees over the April 2017...

Human remains found along railroad tracks in St. Louis

Aug. 21, 2018 9:51 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Homicide detectives are investigating the discovery of human remains along a stretch of railroad tracks in St. Louis. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that police say the remains were found Monday afternoon in an area where several train tracks meet. Evidence markers stretched over...