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Kansas City, Missouri, voters elect Lucas as new mayor

Jun. 19, 2019 1:58 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 34-year-old black man whose family was homeless at times during his childhood in Kansas City, Missouri, will become the city's 55th mayor. Voters on Tuesday chose Quinton Lucas over fellow City Council member Jolie Justus in a mayoral runoff, according to unofficial results that...

Rookie Yamamoto blanks Cardinals again, Marlins win 6-0

Jun. 19, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — In his first two starts, Jordan Yamamoto has done things that have been accomplished once, or not at all, in the past century. It's been a dream debut for the 23-year-old rookie, who was acquired by the Marlins in the Christian Yelich trade and summoned from Double-A to the majors earlier...

The Latest: Lucas defeats Justus to become Kansas City mayor

Jun. 18, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the election to choose next mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, (all times local): 9:20 p.m. A 34-year-old black man whose family was homeless at times during his childhood in Kansas City, Missouri, will become the city's 55th mayor. Unofficial results showed that Kansas...

Trump could have tough time meeting his deportation threat

Jun. 18, 2019 10:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump could have a tough time making good on his threat to deport millions of people living in the U.S. illegally. But maybe that wasn't his point. Trump's late-night messages Monday promised that starting next week his administration "will begin the process of removing...

Netflix announces 2 more seasons of 'Queer Eye'

Jun. 18, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Netflix's show "Queer Eye" says it's bringing fabulousness to the masses for two more seasons. The streaming service announced Tuesday that the fourth season will debut July 19. The eight episodes were shot in the Kansas City area, where last season the stars revamped a prison...

Security assigned to threatened, black superintendent

Jun. 18, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — A security detail has been assigned to a black suburban Kansas City school district superintendent who received racist threats after proposing racial equity training. The Kansas City Star reports that Jackson County Sheriff Darryl Forté devised the plan to protect Lee's Summit...

Woman sentenced for providing material support to terrorists

Jun. 18, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An Illinois woman has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for providing material support to terrorists by helping to fund a St. Louis County man who fought and died in Syria. Mediha Medy Salkicevic of Schiller Park, Illinois, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in St. Louis....

Father charged with wounding son, killing son's girlfriend

Jun. 18, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have charged a Missouri man with shooting and critically wounding his son and killing his son's girlfriend after he was told he couldn't see his grandchildren again. The Joplin Globe reports that 60-year-old Rickey Lamb, of rural Joplin, is jailed on $500,000 bond on charges...

Activists allege racism in treatment of St. Louis prosecutor

Jun. 18, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Some black activists in St. Louis say there's an unfair racial component to criticism of St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner over her hiring of a man who led the investigation of former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and who now faces perjury charges. About a dozen black activists gathered...

Missouri cites 'failed abortions' in clinic license dispute

Jun. 18, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's case for not renewing the license of its lone remaining abortion clinic includes a claim that three "failed abortions" there required additional surgeries and another led to life-threatening complications for the mother, according to a now-sealed court filing that...