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The Latest: Veteran congressman ousted in Missouri primary

Aug. 5, 2020 12:34 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the Missouri primary election (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Cori Bush, a onetime homeless woman who led protests following a white police officer’s fatal shooting of a Black 18-year-old in Ferguson, ousted longtime Rep. William Lacy Clay Tuesday in...

New Missouri law guts helmet requirement for motorcyclists

Jul. 14, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike Parson on Tuesday signed a bill into law that will waive the requirement that all motorcyclists wear helmets. The new law takes effect Aug. 28 and will exempt motorcycle riders who are at least 26 years old. Riders who choose not to wear a helmet will need...

Hundreds of virus deaths draw focus on nursing home industry

Jun. 20, 2020 11:26 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — After years of failed attempts, advocates for nursing home residents this year won approval of legislation that allows families to install surveillance cameras in residents’ rooms. The measure, backers say, will help prevent abuse or neglect and aid investigations into...

FILE - In this March 19, 1987, file photo, Television evangelist Jim Bakker poses in Columbia, S.C. Missouri-based TV pastor Jim Bakker, in a court filing on Monday, May 4, 2020, is asking a judge to dismiss a state lawsuit accusing him of falsely claiming that a health supplement could cure the coronavirus. The lawsuit said Bakker and a guest made the cure claim during a program on Feb. 12. (AP Photo/Lou Krasky File)

Arkansas AG sues TV pastor over virus treatment claims

Jun. 16, 2020 9:21 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' attorney general on Tuesday sued Missouri-based TV pastor Jim Bakker over his promotion of a product falsely touted as a cure for the illness caused by the coronavirus. Attorney General Leslie Rutledge filed the lawsuit in Arkansas against Bakker and Morningside Church...

FILE - In this March 19, 1987, file photo, Television evangelist Jim Bakker poses in Columbia, S.C. Missouri-based TV pastor Jim Bakker, in a court filing on Monday, May 4, 2020, is asking a judge to dismiss a state lawsuit accusing him of falsely claiming that a health supplement could cure the coronavirus. The lawsuit said Bakker and a guest made the cure claim during a program on Feb. 12. (AP Photo/Lou Krasky File)

TV pastor Jim Bakker hopes attorney general halts probe

Jun. 10, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri-based TV pastor Jim Bakker hopes Arkansas' attorney general does not obtain personal information of his congregation members as part of an investigation into his false promotion of a product claiming it cured the coronavirus. Bakker’s attorneys said Attorney General...