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Police say 70-year-old Missouri man killed disabled sister

Jul. 05, 2022 13:07 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 70-year-old Missouri man is facing charges in the beating death of his disabled sister — a crime police said the man carried out because he was frustrated about having to care for her. Medics and officers were called to a home Sunday in an unincorporated part...

Fatal blast at Michigan air show blamed on mechanical woe

Jul. 05, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — The father of the jet engine-powered semitruck driver killed during a performance at a southwestern Michigan air show is blaming the explosion on a mechanical failure. The accident happened Saturday during a race between the Shockwave Jet Truck and two...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Jul. 05, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. June 29, 2022. Editorial: A Missouri vote on abortion? Conservatives are terrified of what the voters would say In May, weeks before the U.S. Supreme Court discarded the law to return abortion policy to the states, Missouri lawmakers talked about...

2 killed, 4 injured in separate Kansas City shootings

Jul. 04, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two people are dead and four others were injured in separate overnight shootings in Kansas City, police said Monday. Four were wounded near the city's popular Power & Light District after a concert, said Kansas City Police Sgt. Jake Becchina. The two who...

Missouri lawmaker resigns from House after fraud conviction

Jul. 03, 2022 14:59 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri legislator has resigned her seat after being convicted of falsely claiming she was giving patients stem cell treatments for COVID-19. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Sunday that Republican state Rep. Tricia Derges of Nixa sent her...

Arenado, Cards hit 4 straight HRs in 1st; late HR tops Phils

Jul. 02, 2022 21:09 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nolan Arenado sparked a record barrage of four straight home runs by St. Louis in the first inning, then hit a tiebreaking drive in the ninth that sent the Cardinals over the Philadelphia Phillies 7-6 Saturday. With two outs in the first, Arenado, Nolan Gorman,...

Police say 1 killed in explosion during Michigan air show

Jul. 02, 2022 16:10 PM EDT

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — One person has died following an explosion during a jet-fueled semitruck performance Saturday at a southwestern Michigan air show, officials said. Emergency crews responded after the explosion happened about 1 p.m. at the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air...

Nearly 20 years later, father convicted in death of boy

Jul. 02, 2022 09:55 AM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Nearly two decades after a disabled 9-year-old Missouri boy went missing, his father has been convicted of killing him. St. Louis County jurors on Friday found 49-year-old Dawan Ferguson guilty of first-degree murder. Jurors deliberated less than three hours....

After two pandemic years, a summer travel bounce — and chaos

Jul. 01, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — At a tourism conference in Phuket last month, Thailand’s prime minister looked out at attendees and posed a question with a predictable answer. “Are you ready?” Prayuth Chan-ocha asked, dramatically removing his mask and launching what's hoped to be the...

Missouri Gov. Parson calls for income tax cut

Jul. 01, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican Gov. Mike Parson on Friday vetoed a one-time, limited tax refund and instead called on state lawmakers to pass a widespread income tax cut. Parson proposed a special legislative session focused on cutting Missouri's individual income tax...