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Dec. 1, 2020 9:10 AM EST

The Kansas City Star, Nov. 30 Missouri Republicans need to make up their minds: Are COVID-19 regulations a local responsibility, or not? Gov. Mike Parson believes the buck stops with local governments, as you probably know. Missourians have pleaded with the governor to enact a statewide mask mandate, but he has...

People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus ride mopeds in Hanoi, Vietnam on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Vietnamese health official said on Thursday the COVID-19 outbreak would peak in the coming ten days as the country reported another death and a score of new infections. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)

The Latest: Vietnam has 1st local transmission in 89 days

Nov. 30, 2020 11:52 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam -- Vietnamese authorities are conducting intensive contact tracing after the country’s first confirmed local transmission of the coronavirus in 89 days. State media said Tuesday that a 32-year-old man in Ho Chi Minh City tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday after visiting a flight...

Pack, Gordon lift K-State past UMKC 62-58 for 1st win

Nov. 30, 2020 11:07 PM EST

MANHATTAN, Kansas (AP) — Nijel Pack and DaJuan Gordon scored 14 points each as Kansas State battled past Missouri-Kansas City 62-58 Monday night, picking up the Wildcats' first win. Pack, a freshman, scored the game's first basket and his first 3-pointer put K-State (1-2) ahead 12-0 as part of a 17-0...

Nurses check on the status of rapid COVID-19 tests at a drive-through testing site in a parking garage in West Nyack, N.Y., Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. The site was only open to students and staff of Rockland County schools in an effort to test enough people to keep the schools open for in-person learning. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Americans face new COVID-19 restrictions after Thanksgiving

Nov. 30, 2020 7:28 PM EST

Americans returning from Thanksgiving break faced strict new coronavirus measures around the country Monday as health officials brace for a disastrous worsening of the nationwide surge because of holiday gatherings over the long weekend. Los Angeles County imposed a stay-at-home order for its 10 million...

Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers (23) celebrates his rushing touchdown with Robert Woods (17) during the second half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

The Latest: 49ers, Rams tied at 20 late

Nov. 29, 2020 6:59 PM EST

The Latest on Week 12 in the NFL (all times EST): ___ 6:55 p.m. Robbie Gould kicked a 44-yard field goal to pull San Francisco into a 20-all tie with the Los Angeles Rams with 3:11 left in the fourth quarter. The 49ers squandered a 17-3 lead in the second half. The Rams scored on a fumble return and then took a...

Surge in virus cases stresses rural hospitals across region

Nov. 29, 2020 2:07 PM EST

HOLTON, Kan. (AP) — Small rural hospitals in Kansas and Missouri are increasingly spending hours searching for facilities they can transfer patients to because they are struggling to cope with the surge in coronavirus cases. As the region's hospitals fill up with COVID-19 patients, smaller hospitals like...

Baylor's John Mayers (95) kicks the go-ahead field goal over Kansas State in the final seconds of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune Herald via AP)/

Mayers game-ending FG gives Baylor 32-31 win over K-State

Nov. 29, 2020 12:12 AM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Charlie Brewer confidently moved Baylor down the field and John Mayers kicked a 30-yard field goal on the final play. This was certainly a better way for the Bears to finish a game. Mayers’ kick gave the Bears a 32-31 win over Kansas State on a rainy Saturday, snapping a...

TCU running back Darwin Barlow (24) dives over Kansas safety Ricky Thomas (3) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

TCU runs roughshod over winless Kansas in 59-23 victory

Nov. 29, 2020 12:05 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — TCU ran the ball seven consecutive times to set the tone against Kansas on Saturday night. Four hours later, the Horned Frogs kept running the ball just to run out the clock. Max Duggan threw for touchdowns on his only three completions while running 58 yards for another score, TCU...

TCU's Kevin Samuel shoots during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Tulsa, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Samuel scores 16 with 18 boards; TCU beats Tulsa 70-65

Nov. 28, 2020 10:06 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kevin Samuel scored 16 points and tied his career high with 18 rebounds and TCU beat Tulsa 70-65 on Saturday night at the Hall of Fame Classic. Freshman Mike Miles scored nine of his 12 points in the second half and Francisco Farabello finished with 10 points for TCU (2-0). Brandon...

Harris, Akenten carry SE Missouri over Kansas City 71-66

Nov. 28, 2020 7:51 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chris Harris scored 18 points and Nana Akenten had 17 points and six rebounds as Southeast Missouri defeated Kansas City 71-66 on Saturday. Nygal Russell added 14 points and seven rebounds for the Cardinals (1-0). Nolan Taylor had 10 points and seven rebounds. Brandon McKissic had...