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  • President Trump says ‘we’re all to blame’ for poor US-Russia relationship, Putin denies interference

    HELSINKI  — US President Donald Trump said Monday he holds both the United States and Russia responsible for the breakdown in the relationship between the two countries and railed against the special counsel’s Russia investigation. “I hold both countries responsible. I think that the United States has been foolish. We’ve all been foolish,” Trump said during a joint news conference alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. “We should have, frankly, had this dialogue a long time ago. I think […]

  • Missouri nurses to get summer off through new pilot program

    ST. LOUIS — Some Missouri nurses will soon be able to take advantage of a pilot program that allows them to take summers off in an attempt to alleviate overstaffing issues. Chesterfield-based Mercy Health’s pilot program will accept six nurses, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported . Many nurses left the hospital last year because they couldn’t get enough hours in the summer, said Jenny Schwartz, the nurse manager of the children’s hospital at Mercy Hospital St. Louis in Creve Coeur. Nurses are […]

  • Kansas farmers face challenges in budding hemp industry

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Experts and economists warn that creating an industrial hemp market in Kansas is full of obstacles. KCUR-FM reports state lawmakers legalized the cultivation of industrial hemp earlier this year, and final regulations are expected later this year. Industrial hemp and marijuana come from the same species of plant, but hemp is cultivated to produce small amounts of THC, the main psychoactive component of the cannabis plant. Hemp can be turned into many items, including food, clothes, insulation […]

  • Gov. Parson signs bill to raise marriage age in Missouri to 16

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Gov. Mike Parson signed legislation Friday raising the marriage age in Missouri from 15 to 16 and requiring parental permission for older teenagers to marry. The bill was among several signed or vetoed by the Republican governor as he wrapped up his decision making on legislation just ahead of a constitutional deadline to do so. One of the vetoed bills included a legislative goof up in an attempt to replace a former politician’s statue in the […]

  • Columbia’s famous ‘Tina the urban turkey’ with 4K Facebook followers dies

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — Missouri wildlife officials are reporting a sad ending to a monthlong effort to capture a wild turkey that had its own Facebook page with more than 4,000 followers. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that the bird, which became known as Tina the urban turkey, was struck and killed Friday morning after wandering onto a Columbia road. Tina was known for approaching people and sometimes blocking traffic. But Tom Strother, of the Missouri Department of Conservation, said Tina […]

  • KU intent on changing football culture under new athletic director

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Jeff Long didn’t waste time making clear his focus as Kansas’ new athletic director. “I’d like to say one message to the KU family specifically about our football team,” Long said. “It’s time to break the cycle.” Long was introduced as the Jayhawks’ new leader nearly two months after chancellor Doug Girod fired Sheahon Zenger , who had served in the role for more than seven years. At the time, Girod called the school’s failure to find […]

  • Cardi B announces birth of daughter on Instagram

    LOS ANGELES — Cardi B is celebrating the birth of her first child. The 25-year-old rapper welcomed Kulture Kiari Cephus during a post on Instagram Wednesday, which her representative confirmed. The girl was born Tuesday. The announcement comes two weeks after Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, confirmed she and rapper Offset, of the hip-hop group Migos, had secretly married in September 2017. This is the fourth child for 26-year-old Offset, whose real name is Kiari Cephus. Kulture […]

  • Colyer, Kobach clash on schools, agree on pot in Kansas race

    TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer and Secretary of State Kris Kobach clashed Tuesday night over spending on public schools while finding a point of agreement in their otherwise contentious Republican primary race in opposing efforts to legalize marijuana for medical use. Kobach is trying to unseat Colyer in the Aug. 7 primary and appealed during a televised forum to fellow conservatives by attacking Colyer over a new state law that promises to phase in a $548 million increase […]

  • KC Royals snap 10-game losing streak with 9-4 win over Minnesota Twins

    MINNEAPOLIS — Adalberto Mondesi had a three-run homer and a career-high four RBIs, and the Kansas City Royals snapped a 10-game skid with a 9-4 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night. The Royals scored more than five runs for the first time since June 4 and improved to 26-65 overall, percentage points ahead of Baltimore to avoid owning baseball’s worst record. Mondesi went deep in the second inning and added an RBI single in the sixth. The middle […]

  • NFL players union files grievance with league over national anthem policy

    NEW YORK — The NFL Players Association filed a grievance with the league on Tuesday challenging its national anthem policy. The union says that the new policy, which the league imposed without consultation with the NFLPA, is inconsistent with the collective bargaining agreement and infringes on players’ rights. The filing met a statute of limitations deadline and will be heard by an independent arbitrator, an NFLPA spokesman said. In May, the NFL approved its national anthem policy at its owners […]

  • Man pleads guilty to cheating NFL players, including one Chiefs player, in charity fraud

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An Ohio man has admitted defrauding NFL players out of money meant for charities. Thirty-nine-year-old Camario Richardson, of Maple Heights, Ohio, pleaded guilty Monday to mail fraud in federal court in Kansas City. Prosecutors say Richardson told the players he could deliver Nike-branded merchandise to charitable events. The five players involved weren’t identified in the indictment. Richardson pleaded guilty to one charge involving a Kansas City Chiefs player who paid Richardson $6,000 to provide 300 Nike-branded […]

  • Thai cave rescue: All 12 boys and their coach out of the cave

    MAE SAI, Thailand  — Thailand’s navy SEALs say all 12 boys and their soccer coach have been rescued from a flooded cave in far northern Thailand, ending an ordeal that lasted more than two weeks. They say the four boys and coach rescued Tuesday, after other rescues in the previous two days, are all safe. The SEALs say they’re still waiting for a medic and three Navy SEALs who stayed with the boys to emerge from the cave. The first three […]