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Mexico killing highlights confusion over Mormon groups

Nov. 7, 2019 7:01 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — After nine people belonging to a Mormon offshoot community were killed in Mexico this week, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a short statement expressing sympathy for the victims while clarifying that they didn't belong to the mainstream church. That the faith...

Former city clerk pleads guilty to money laundering

Nov. 4, 2019 6:28 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A former southwest Missouri city clerk has pleaded guilty to participating in a money-laundering conspiracy related to methamphetamine trafficking. Thirty-five-year-old Kristy Conn, 35, of Everton, pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy to commit money laundering. She admitted that...

Missouri farmers seeking to reduce runoff in Gulf of Mexico

Nov. 1, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — When corn and soybean farmer Kenny Reichard stopped plowing some of his fields in northern Missouri in 1982, other farmers told him that it was a terrible decision that would lower his yields. "I've been told many times that no-till doesn't work," said Reichard, 62, who farms north...

Turkeys in the northwest: Conservation success or nuisance?

Oct. 27, 2019 3:31 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Fifty-five years ago, Jack Adkins was frustrated. A biologist for Washington's Department of Game, Adkins was trying to catch turkeys in Stevens County using a 90-by-40-foot net propelled by "three projectiles (shot) from a small cannon." It wasn't working. "We've had all sorts of...

Autoworkers from closed plants fight new GM contract

Oct. 22, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — If they can close our plant, they can close yours, too. That's the message from workers at three shuttered General Motors factories that didn't get new products under the tentative contract agreement reached last week between GM and the United Auto Workers, who have been on strike against...

US Coast Guard suspends search for pilot in Gulf of Mexico

Oct. 21, 2019 6:27 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has called off a search in the Gulf of Mexico for a pilot who flew a small aircraft hundreds of miles beyond its intended destination in Louisiana. The search for 63-year-old Steven Stone Schumacher was suspended Sunday. Officials said his family reported him missing...

Coast Guard, Mexican Navy search for plane, surgeon pilot

Oct. 17, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard plane and a Mexican Navy vessel searched the Gulf of Mexico for a small plane Thursday after a trauma surgeon flew the aircraft hundreds of miles (kilometers) beyond its intended destination. Steven Schumacher's family reported him overdue at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, two...

Workers celebrate deal with GM, show union power in industry

Oct. 16, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — On the picket lines at a General Motors transmission plant in Toledo, Ohio, passing cars honked and striking workers celebrated a tentative contract deal by munching on 10 pizzas dropped off by a supporter. They had carried signs for 31 days and demonstrated the muscle the United Auto...

Correction: Bar Shooting story

Oct. 11, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — In a story Oct. 7 about a deadly shooting at a bar in Kansas City, Kansas, The Associated Press, based on police reports, misspelled the first name of one of the victims. His name was Eber Meza-Aguirre, not Ebar Meza-Aguirre. A corrected version of the story is below: Police:...

Kansas City airport announces 2 new international routes

Oct. 6, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Travelers will have to more direct flights from Kansas City International Airport to Mexico beginning in February. Airport officials announced this week that Vacation Express will fly one nonstop route to Cancun and another to Puerto Vallarta on Sundays. The Kansas City Star reports...