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  • Twain apologizes for saying she would have voted for Trump

    NEW YORK (AP) _ Shania Twain has apologized for saying if she were American she would have voted for Donald Trump for president, even though he’s offensive. Twain made the comments in an interview with The Guardian that was published over the weekend. She told the British newspaper “Do you want straight or polite? . I would have voted for a feeling that is transparent.” After receiving backlash, Twain took to Twitter to explain herself. The Canadian says she wasn’t […]

  • Missouri House votes to regulate powdered alcohol

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Powdered alcohol would be regulated like other alcoholic beverages in Missouri under legislation passed by the state House. House members voted 117-30 this past week to send the measure to the Senate. The bill would regulate a powder that can be added to water much like Kool-Aid to create an alcoholic drink. Efforts to completely ban powdered alcohol have previously failed in the Legislature. The measure also would allow workers ages 18 or older to […]

  • Wong, DeJong homer as Cardinals sweep Reds again

    ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Kolten Wong and Paul DeJong homered, Mike Mikolas tossed seven strong innings and the St. Louis Cardinals completed their second sweep of the woeful Cincinnati Reds this season with a 9-2 victory on Sunday. The Cardinals have won eight of nine overall and 11 in a row over the Reds. Cincinnati, which has lost five in a row and 13 of 14, has the worst record in the majors at 3-18. The Reds are 0-3 _ […]

  • Toll from Kabul bombing climbs to 57 dead

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) _ Afghan officials say the toll from a suicide bombing in Kabul claimed by the Islamic State group has risen to 57 dead and 119 wounded. Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro confirmed the toll of Sunday’s attack, in which the bomber targeted a voter registration center in the capital. IS claimed the attack, saying it targeted Shiite “apostates.” Both IS and the more well-established Taliban have stepped up attacks across Afghanistan in recent years. ___ 4:45 p.m. […]

  • Report: Autopsies show nothing suspicious in Avicii’s death

    STOCKHOLM (AP) _ Sweden’s public broadcaster says police in Oman have conducted two autopsies on the body of Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ Avicii, who died Friday at age 28. Public broadcaster SVT, citing information from an anonymous police official in Oman, reported Sunday that the autopsies revealed nothing suspicious and foul play has been ruled out in the performer’s death. The broadcaster says the body has been cleared to be taken back to Avicii’s native Sweden, where he was born […]

  • Missouri has highest black homicide rate, Kansas in top 10

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Missouri has the highest rate of black homicide victims in the country, with neighboring Kansas coming in the top 10. The Kansas City Star reports the Violence Policy Center released a study Wednesday that looked at 2015 data law enforcement agencies nationwide submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The report says the homicide rate among African-Americans in Missouri was 46.24 per 100,000. Kansas comes in the top 10, with a rate of 25.02 per 100,000 […]

  • Michael Brown’s mother, attorneys to speak at Harvard panel

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The mother of Michael Brown and the maker of a documentary about his death will be speaking at Harvard University. Brown was an unarmed, black 18-year-old when he was fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. The officer was not charged. Brown’s death touched off widespread protests and a national discussion about race relations and police. His mother, Lezley McSpadden, will be at Harvard on Monday for a panel titled “The Movement for Black […]

  • Molina hits go-ahead homer, Cardinals hold off Reds 4-3

    ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Yadier Molina hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning and rookie reliever Jordan Hicks got Scooter Gennett to ground into a game-ending double play with the bases loaded, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals over the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 Saturday. The Cardinals have won seven of eight, including six against the Reds. The Reds dropped their fourth straight, and second under interim manger Jim Riggleman, and fell to 3-17 this season. St. Louis has won […]

  • Police: Woman accidentally shoots and kills young daughter

    WICKLIFFE, Ohio (AP) _ Police say a 2-year-old girl has been accidentally shot and killed by her mother at a hotel outside of Cleveland. Wickliffe police in a statement say emergency crews were called to an Econo Lodge around 11 p.m. Friday. A police officer and paramedics tried to resuscitate the girl, who was pronounced dead a short time later at a hospital. Police say an initial investigation indicates the woman was handling a firearm when it fired and struck […]

  • Amnesty International honors Colin Kaepernick for protests

    AMSTERDAM (AP) _ Human rights organization Amnesty International has given former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award for his kneeling protest of racial injustice that launched a movement and might have cost him his job. The former San Francisco 49ers star was presented the award at a ceremony in Amsterdam on Saturday by onetime teammate Eric Reid. Kaepernick first took a knee during the pre-game playing of the American national anthem when he was with the 49ers […]

  • Family of man whose body was found in KC airport lot sues

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ The family of a man whose body sat in a Kansas City International Airport parking lot for months is suing the company responsible for monitoring vehicles in the lot. The Kansas City Star reports that Randy Potter’s widow and children sued SP+ Corp. and two of its employees Friday. The lawsuit accuses the Delaware-based company of causing the family “extreme trauma and emotional distress.” Airport police found Potter’s body in September in a pickup truck, […]

  • White Sox reliever suffers brain hemorrhage during game

    CHICAGO (AP) _ White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar suffered a brain hemorrhage during a game and is in stable but critical condition. Farquhar passed out in the dugout in the sixth inning Friday night, and was helped by team medical personnel and on-site EMTs. He regained consciousness before he was taken to a hospital by ambulance. The White Sox announced Saturday that additional testing revealed the brain hemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm. Farquhar was receiving treatment and being closely […]