Missouri

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's gubernatorial candidates will get their first chance to showcase their differences face-to-face Friday in a debate in Branson. The Missouri Press Association is hosting the forum as part of its annual convention. Republican candidate Eric Greitens...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto left Thursday night's game at St. Louis in the eighth inning after suffering a cut on his chin while sliding into second base. Votto, who went 3 for 4 in the game, had blood gushing from the cut. He was replaced by pinch-...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Family members restrained the father of a missing Missouri woman when the man accused of setting her vehicle on fire entered a courtroom. Kylr Yust is charged with burning the vehicle of Jessica Runions, who was last seen Sept. 8. Her burned vehicle was...
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Federal officials are extending legal protection to the eastern massasauga rattlesnake, which inhabits a broad section of the northern and central U.S. but has been in decline for years. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is listing the snake as "...
JEFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris Koster has released four years of tax returns, showing his income has declined during his recent term as attorney general. Koster's tax returns show an adjusted gross income of nearly $241,000 in 2012, more than...
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A 37-year-old Independence police officer faces charges accusing him of having sex with a 14-year-old girl. The Jackson County prosecutor's office said Thursday in a release that James M. Combs is charged with second-degree statutory rape. The prosecutor...
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A former St. Louis-area hockey coach faces 14 years in federal prison on child enticement charges. Federal prosecutors in St. Louis said Thursday that 39-year-old Ian Mackie of Ballwin was sentenced to 14 years on multiple child enticement charges, including...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge has agreed to allow voters to consider spending money to expand Kansas City streetcar service beyond the 2.2-mile starter line that opened this spring. The Kansas City Star ( http://bit.ly/2d8XBAA ) reports that a Jackson County Circuit Court...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Washington University in St. Louis officials say the experience and national attention are benefits of hosting a presidential debate despite the high financial costs. The university is set to host presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for the...
The Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx are one win away from meeting in the WNBA Finals after double-digit...
The Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx are one win away from meeting in the WNBA Finals after double-digit...
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's Rosenwald Courts Apartments have reopened after years of sitting vacant on the city's...
Good morning, Illinois news outlets. My name is Jason Keyser, and I am staffing the AP-Illinois breaking news desk...
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police officer says a car bomb blew up at the entrance of a restaurant in the...
CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Sweep, then almost swept. That describes the U.S. team's opening day at the Ryder Cup. The...