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  • Kansas 2-year-old dies after crawling through dog door, falling in pool

    Officers called to the home found the boy unresponsive after he had been pulled from the pool.

  • Rally calls on Lawrence to be declared sanctuary city

    Hundreds have rallied in a Lawrence park to call on city officials to declare the northeastern Kansas city a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants.

  • Barry strengthens into Category 1 hurricane as it nears landfall in Louisiana

    NEW ORLEANS  — Barry strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane on Saturday morning as it neared the Louisiana coast, the National Hurricane Center said. The center of the storm as of 10 a.m. was about 40 miles south of Lafayette, Louisiana, and about 50 miles west of Morgan City, Louisiana, with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph and creeping at 6 mph. Hurricane Barry is expected to make landfall at some point Saturday. Officials predict Barry would make landfall as this […]

  • Gov. Mike Parson blocks repeal of motorcycle helmet law

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has vetoed a bill that would have allowed some motorcycle riders to drive without helmets. Parson vetoed the measure Friday. It would have repealed Missouri’s helmet requirement for motorcycle riders who are at least 18 years old and have health insurance. Parson didn’t express opposition to relaxing helmet requirements for motorcyclists. In a letter to lawmakers, Parson wrote that he vetoed the bill because of a section that dealt with suspending driver’s licenses over unpaid […]

  • Investigators say pilot encountered engine problems before plane crash in Bates County

    BUTLER, Mo. — Authorities say a pilot killed when his small plane crashed into a western Missouri grain bin had experienced engine problems. The National Transportation Safety Board said in its preliminary report that 80-year-old John McConnell Jr.’s right engine became stuck at full power as he descended toward an airport in the Kansas City suburb of Olathe, Kansas. He told air traffic controllers that he was turning off the engine and changed his destination to a closer airport in Butler, […]

  • Fans celebrate World Cup champs, rally for equal pay

    NEW YORK — Adoring fans packed New York City’s Canyon of Heroes on Wednesday amid a blizzard of confetti to praise the World Cup-winning U.S. women’s national soccer team as leaders on the field and advocates for pay equity off it. Crowds chanted “USA! USA!” and workers sounded air horns from a construction site as the hourlong parade moved up a stretch of lower Broadway that has long hosted so-called ticker tape parades for world leaders, veterans and hometown sports […]

  • Missouri officials say flood damage to roads more than $29M

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri officials say widespread flooding has cost an estimated $29 million in damages to roads and bridges, and dozens of other sites haven’t even been evaluated yet. Missouri Department of Transportation records presented during a Wednesday commission meeting show the agency has spent more than $12 million on flood-related repairs since March. The agency projects at least another $16.8 million in damages. But that only accounts for 83 sites that have been assessed for damage so […]

  • Trump directs government to revamp care for kidney disease

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday revamping care for kidney disease so more people whose kidneys fail can have a chance at early transplants and home dialysis, and others don’t get that sick in the first place. Trump said his order was aimed at “making life better and longer for millions” by increasing the supply of donated kidneys, making it easier for patients to have dialysis in the comfort of their own homes and prioritizing the […]

  • AL holds off NL for 4-3 win in All-Star Game

    CLEVELAND — Justin Verlander, Shane Bieber and the American League pitchers plugged power back into the mound. A day after an awesome Home Run Derby got baseball buzzing even more about monster shots, only a couple balls flew out of Progressive Field at the All-Star Game on Tuesday night. Instead, Verlander blazed 97 mph heat from the start, Bieber struck out the side and the AL staff combined to fan 16, topping a loaded NL lineup 4-3 for its seventh […]

  • ‘Men in Black’ star Rip Torn has died at the age of 88, publicist says

    LAKEVILLE, Conn. — Rip Torn, the free-spirited Texan who overcame his quirky name to become a distinguished actor in theater, television and movies and win an Emmy in his 60s for his comedy turn on TV’s “The Larry Sanders Show,” has died. He was 88.Torn died Tuesday afternoon at his home with his wife, Amy Wright, and daughters Katie Torn and Angelica Page by his side, according to his publicist Rick Miramontez. No cause of death was given. His career […]

  • 2 charged with killing of 5 in apparent Missouri drug robbery

    ST. LOUIS — Two men were charged Tuesday with fatally shooting five other men while attempting to rob them of money and drugs inside a vacant St. Louis area apartment building. Terrance Wesley, 29, and Anthony Watkins Jr., 30, were jailed without bail on five counts each of first-degree murder and attempted robbery and 10 counts of armed criminal action. Wesley was arrested Monday night after a three-hour standoff about a quarter mile from the boarded-up apartment near Dellwood where […]

  • Missouri Gov. Parson signs bill that could free hundreds from mandatory prison terms

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has signed legislation that could free hundreds of prisoners who are currently serving mandatory sentences. The bill signed Tuesday exempts some nonviolent offenses from a state law requiring people to serve at least 40%, 50% or 80% of their prison terms, depending on their number of previous prison convictions. The law could make some prisoners immediately eligible for parole when it takes effect Aug. 28. The Department of Corrections estimates it could decrease […]

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