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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 ...

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. ...

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...

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 ...

Records: Slain boy told Missouri authorities about abuse

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An emaciated boy whose father later killed him and fed his remains to the family's pigs told Missouri authorities two years before his death that his dad and stepmother were ab...

Kansas man to get life term for killing of 7-year-old son

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man will be sentenced to life in prison Monday for the killing of his 7-year-old son, who authorities say was subjected to horrific abuse and was "essentially starved...

Inmate argues religious duty to deal heroin; appeal fails

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis man ordered to spend more than a quarter century in prison on drug charges has failed to have his prosecution overturned, despite his argument that he has a religio...

Kansas City set for national WWI centennial observance

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — By design, World War I never strays from Matt Naylor's thoughts: His grandfather's wartime shaving kit is on display in his office where he oversees a Kansas City, Missouri, mu...

Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90

NEW YORK (AP) — Chuck Berry, rock 'n' roll's founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music's joy and rebellion in such classics as "Johnny B. Goode," ''Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Roll Ove...