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Heavy rains lead to water rescues in Kansas City area

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Several streets were flooded and blocked off from traffic in the Kansas City area on Tuesday after overnight rains pounded the region, prompting numerous rescues of stranded mo...

A look at a NAACP travel warning to would-be Missouri guests

St. Louis' hospitality industry says it's starting to see lost business that's perhaps tied to the NAACP's travel warning to would-be visitors to Missouri. The warning, issued last month as the civil ...

Authorities arrest man charged with killing Missouri officer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man charged with killing a western Missouri police officer during a traffic stop has been arrested, authorities said. Missouri State Highway Patrol dispatch...

As homicides increase, Kansas City grasps for answers, help

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City already was marching toward its worst homicide year in decades when three men were slain in separate shootings over four hours one day last month. One was gunned do...

APNewsBreak: Defunct Missouri academy can't pay faculty

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri military academy and college that dated to 1880 before shuttering at the end of May says it can't afford to pay its faculty as previously promised. ...

Reliant Care Group to pay $8.3M to settle Medicare claims

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri-based nursing home operator has agreed to pay more than $8.3 million to settle claims that it and its affiliates provided unnecessary therapy and falsely billed Medi...

Man who shot congressman was living in van, called a loner

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The gunman who wounded a top Republican congressman and several others during an early morning baseball practice had apparently been living out a white cargo van for months and ...

Gunman who shot congressman had history of anti-GOP activity

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The gunman who shot a top GOP congressman and several other people Wednesday at a baseball practice outside the nation's capital had a long history of lashing out at Republican...

1st farmer lawsuit on deck against Syngenta over China trade

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The first of tens of thousands of U.S. lawsuits will go to trial on Monday in Kansas against Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its decision to introduce a genetically eng...

Museum honoring daredevil Evel Knievel opens in Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A new Kansas museum is giving enthusiasts of late motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel a jump on appreciating his death-defying, bone-breaking exploits. The $5-m...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA: JAPAN-NKOREA-US MILITARY — The top American military officer in the Pacific said North Korea's recent military actions are "a recipe for a disaster" and warned against a sense ...

Pvt. Chelsea Manning set for release after 7 years in prison

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pvt. Chelsea Manning, the transgender soldier convicted of giving classified government materials to WikiLeaks, is due to be released from a Kansas military prison on Wednesday...

Orioles star Jones sees Negro Leagues museum, urges dialogue

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — With the Negro Leagues museum as his backdrop, Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones said the recent racial taunting he endured in Boston shows there needs to be more dialogu...

Despite warnings, drivers continue to die on flooded roads

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Christina Thompson was joking when she texted her dad last month after days of unrelenting thunderstorms near his rural southern Missouri home: "Are you getting washed away?" ...

Judge: No bond for Missouri man amid terrorism probe

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday ordered a Kansas City, Missouri, man to be detained without bond on a passport fraud charge while the FBI investigates what the judge suggested was ...