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Biden administration announces another round of loan cancellation under new repayment plan

Apr. 12, 2024 05:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is canceling student loans for another 206,000 borrowers as part of a new repayment plan that offers a faster route to forgiveness. The Education Department announced the latest round of cancellations Friday in an update on the progress of...

How sweep it is: Royals use 9-run first to cruise past Astros 13-3, extend win streak to 7 games

Apr. 11, 2024 17:52 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Bobby Witt Jr. had four hits, including two home runs, and five RBIs and the Kansas City Royals used a nine-run first inning to defeat the Houston Astros 13-3 Thursday to complete a three-game sweep and extend their winning streak to seven games. Vinnie...

As his trans daughter struggles, a father pushes past his prejudice. ‘It was like a wake-up’

Apr. 11, 2024 08:29 AM EDT

SMITHVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Before his transgender daughter was suspended after using the girls' bathroom at her Missouri high school. Before the bullying and the suicide attempts. Before she dropped out. Before all that, Dusty Farr was — in his own words — “a full-on bigot." By...

Smash Burger: 5 years after nearly quitting baseball, Jake Burger becomes Miami Marlins slugger

Apr. 11, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Smash Burgers may become a favorite food for Miami Marlins fans, a meal popularized by an emerging star whose parents talked him out of quitting baseball five years ago. Jake Burger hit a three-run homer on his 28th birthday, a drive off All-Star pitcher Marcus...

Salvador Perez leads Royals past Astros 4-3 for 5th straight win

Apr. 10, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez hit a game-ending single in the 10th inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Houston Astros 4-3 on Tuesday night for their fifth consecutive victory. Garrett Hampson began the Kansas City 10th on second as the automatic runner, replacing...

Missouri man executed for killing his cousin and her husband in 2006

Apr. 09, 2024 19:35 PM EDT

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man was executed Tuesday for killing his cousin and her husband nearly two decades ago in an attack that left the couple’s 4-year-old daughter home alone and unharmed. Brian Dorsey, 52, was pronounced dead at 6:11 p.m. after a single-dose...

Missouri man executed for killing his cousin and her husband in attack that left couple’s 4-year-old girl home alone

Apr. 09, 2024 19:23 PM EDT
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — Missouri man executed for killing his cousin and her husband in attack that left couple’s 4-year-old girl home alone.

More Republican states sue to block Biden’s student loan repayment plan

Apr. 09, 2024 18:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Another group of Republican-led states is suing to block the Biden administration’s new student loan repayment plan, which offers a faster path to cancellation and has already been used to forgive loans for more than 150,000 borrowers. Seven states led by...

Librarians fear new penalties, even prison, as activists challenge books

Apr. 09, 2024 08:37 AM EDT

When an illustrated edition of Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” was released in 2019, educators in Clayton, Missouri needed little debate before deciding to keep copies in high school libraries. The book is widely regarded as a classic work of dystopian literature about the...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Apr. 09, 2024 07:13 AM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. April 5, 2024. Editorial: Missouri extended oversight to religious schools for a reason. Don’t undo it. Three years ago, Missouri legislators finally confronted an intolerable hazard to children: State law at the time put religiously...