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2 men die after being found shot in Kansas City backyard

Aug. 9, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the deaths of two men found with gunshot wounds in a backyard in southeast Kansas City, Missouri. The shooting was reported around 6 p.m. Saturday, Kansas City Police Department spokesman Sgt. Jake Becchina said. When officers arrived, they were...

Missouri town divided by move to change its 'Savages' mascot

Aug. 9, 2020 9:26 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Mo. (AP) — A nearly all-white northwest Missouri town is divided over an effort to change its high school's “Savages” mascot that depicts a Native American amid a nationwide movement calling for racial justice. The high school had a “Savannah Savages” mascot since at...

Kansas City Royals' Jorge Soler hits a three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Soler's 2 homers helps to power Royals to 9-6 win over Twins

Aug. 8, 2020 11:39 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of these days, Royals manager Mike Matheny hopes to see Jorge Soler smile when he trots around the bases. It didn't happen after either of Soler's two homers Saturday night. Maybe if he didn't just miss on another one that was caught at the warning track. The slugging...

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2019, file photo, state Sen. Barbara Bollier, D-Mission Hills, speaks during a meeting of Democratic senators at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Bollier is pitching herself as a “voice of reason” with a decade's worth of working with lawmakers from both parties (AP Photo/John Hanna File)

Kansas Democrats excited about ex-GOP lawmaker's Senate bid

Aug. 8, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democrats are pinning their unusually high hopes for winning a U.S. Senate seat in Kansas for the first time in almost 90 years on a retired doctor and former Republican who vexed conservatives with her support for Medicaid expansion and abortion and LGBTQ rights. State Sen. Barbara...

Minnesota Twins' Marwin Gonzalez (9) is congratulated by teammate Ehire Adrianza (13) after his solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Ryan McBroom's homer lifts Royals to 3-2 win over Twins

Aug. 7, 2020 11:54 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals won the World Series five years ago with a bullpen that rarely squandered the slimmest of leads. Their reworked relief corps looked awfully similar Friday night. After getting a go-ahead homer from Ryan McBroom in the sixth inning, Greg Holland led a parade of four...

Judge halts St. Louis evictions through the end of August

Aug. 7, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A judge has ordered a halt to evictions in St. Louis through the end of August, but a civil rights advocacy group says the moratorium should be extended due to the coronavirus pandemic. Circuit Court Presiding Judge Rex Burlison issued the order Thursday. It does not apply to commercial...

Police: Man found shot to death in Kansas City, Kansas

Aug. 7, 2020 12:17 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police are investigating after a man was found fatally shot in a Kansas City, Kansas, neighborhood. The shooting was reported around 10 p.m. Thursday in near North 62nd Street and Nebraska Avenue, and responding officers found a man with a gunshot wound. The man was rushed to a...

Kansas City plans Black Lives Matter murals for 6 streets

Aug. 7, 2020 11:33 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The city council in Missouri's largest city has endorsed the idea of painting Black Lives Matter murals on six streets across the city. Kansas City Council members voted 12-1 Thursday in favor of a resolution saying the city “recognizes the importance and significance of the...

Kansas City Royals Salvador Perez (13) and Alex Gordon (4) celebrate following a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Royals beat Cubs 13-2, stop 6-game slide

Aug. 6, 2020 10:54 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Whit Merrifield, Maikel Franco and Jorge Soler homered, and the Kansas City Royals stopped a six-game slide by pounding the Chicago Cubs 13-2 on Thursday night. Soler and Salvador Pérez each had three hits and two RBIs, helping Brad Keller to the win in his first major league...

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson speaks during a news conference Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in St. Louis. Officials announced St. Louis has been added to the list of cities that will receive assistance from Operation Legend, a federal anti-crime program launched to help city police in their effort to reduce violent crime. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Federal anti-crime program to send 50 agents to St. Louis

Aug. 6, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — State and federal governments announced steps aimed at reining in violent crime in St. Louis Thursday, prompting Black leaders to question why police reform isn’t part of the conversation. Fifty Department of Homeland Security agents will be sent to St. Louis under Operation...