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Rookies Bryant, Pederson make N.L. team
NEW YORK — Less than three months after making his major league debut, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is an All-Star, one of two rookies selected along with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson.
KANSAS CITY — The Kansas City Royals designated reliever Jason Frasor for assignment and placed third baseman Mike Moustakas on the bereavement list Monday.
KANSAS CITY — The game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Royals scheduled for Monday night was postponed about an hour before the first pitch as tornado sirens blared across the Kansas City metro area.
CHICAGO — John Lackey beat one of his good friends. He also got some timely help from one of his teammates.
HUY, Belgium — British rider Chris Froome took the Tour de France leader’s yellow jersey after finishing second behind Spanish veteran Joacquim Rodriguez in Monday’s crash-marred third stage, as a second straight day of chaos caused around 20 riders to fall and several to quit.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — For a few moments in the past month, the Women’s World Cup seemed to push aside the FIFA scandal that is simmering a half planet away.
Dillon OK after going into fence
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Riding bumper-to-bumper at nearly 200 mph, Austin Dillon was smack in the middle of a pack of cars headed to the checkered flag when he was suddenly sent on the ride of his life.
A win followed by a hug
LONDON — Decades ago, when the Williams sisters were kids in California, taking tennis lessons from Dad on a municipal court and imagining playing at Grand Slam tournaments one day, it was Venus — older, taller, stronger — who usually beat Serena.
Likely out of the British Open
LONDON — Rory McIlroy was on crutches Monday with an ankle injury from playing soccer, leaving in doubt the prospects of golf’s No. 1 player defending his British Open title next week at St. Andrews.
Missouri’s tax collection agency soon will need to notify affected businesses when there are changes in sales tax policy once a bill signed Monday by Gov. Jay Nixon takes effect.
Despite triumphing in a popular vote against austerity, Greece on Monday faced the urgent need to heal its ties with European creditors and reach a financial rescue deal that might prevent it from falling out of the euro — possibly within days.
Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 that he secured quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with, and that he gave the sedative to at least one woman and “other people,” according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press.
Money set aside by Missouri lawmakers could mean repairs to cracked stone and broken bronze on the first state Civil War Memorial dedicated to soldiers of both armies, but state officials have raised concerns about the funding.
Amtrak routes across Kansas and Missouri could keep running under a tentative agreement reached in a dispute over federally required safety systems, officials said Monday.
Patients of a Detroit-area doctor received “stunning” doses of a powerful, expensive drug that exposed them to life-threatening infections, an expert testified Monday as a judge heard details about a cancer specialist who fleeced insurance companies and harmed hundreds of people.
Investigators were working Monday to identify a man who took more than $75,000 from an Oklahoma Wal-Mart after disguising himself as an armored truck driver.
South Carolina lawmakers on Monday began debating whether to bring the Confederate flag down outside the Capitol, starting with a pair of senators — one white, one black — whose families arrived in the state before the Civil War.
Hundreds of thousands of people filled a park in Ecuador’s main port city Monday for Pope Francis’ first big event of his three-nation South American tour, hoping for a glimpse of Latin America’s first pope returning to his home soil for a Mass dedicated to the family.
A day before the new deadline for a nuclear accord, Iran pushed on Monday for an end to the U.N. arms embargo on the country — a parallel deal that the United States opposes as it seeks to limit Tehran’s Mideast power and influence.
U.S. service firms grew at a slightly faster pace in June, as business activity and new orders increased.
Amazon is trying to lure more subscribers to its $99 Prime loyalty program by pushing a day of discounts it calls “Prime Day” during the sleepier summer shopping season.
Stocks in the U.S. fell broadly in afternoon trading Monday following sharper drops in Europe and Asia as Greeks voted to reject the spending cuts and tax increases demanded by its creditors for additional loans.
A bill to require Missouri's tax collection agency to notify affected businesses of changes in tax policy has been signed into law.
The reclusive beekeeper who co-founded Burt’s Bees, and whose face and wild beard appeared on labels for the natural cosmetics, died on Sunday. Burt Shavitz was 80.
Amtrak officials say a tentative agreement has been reached that would keep the passenger train running in Kansas and Missouri.
SILVERSTONE, England — Rain soaked Silverstone and water then filled Lewis Hamilton’s eyes.
BLUE SPRINGS — The Jefferson City American Legion Post 5 Juniors dropped a 9-1 decision Sunday to Sioux Falls, S.D., in the title game of the Blue Springs Tournament.
NEW YORK — Houston second baseman Jose Altuve passed Kansas City’s Omar Infante in the final days of voting, leaving four Royals as starters for the All-Star Game.
KANSAS CITY — The AL champion Kansas City Royals had so many starters voted into the All-Star Game on Sunday they ran out of seats for all of them.
NEELTJE JANS, Netherlands — German rider Andre Greipel won a rain-drenched second stage of the Tour de France in a sprint finish Sunday, while defending champion Vincenzo Nibali and Tour contender Nairo Quintana lost valuable time after dropping behind the front group.
LONDON — One five-time Wimbledon champion is guaranteed to reach the quarterfinals. Another is assured of elimination.
Games played on July 5, 2015
WNBA ROUNDUP: Leilani Mitchell hit a 3-pointer from the baseline with 3.9 seconds left in overtime, and the Phoenix Mercury edged the Los Angeles Sparks 94-91 on Sunday.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Abby Wambach lifted American coach Jill Ellis after the final whistle. She ran to the stands for a hug from her wife. And then along with Christie Rampone, she became the first American to lift the Women’s World Cup championship trophy in 16 years.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Carli Lloyd lives for the big moment. She had her biggest Sunday night — and gave the United States its third Women’s World Cup title.
Luebbering offers rosy forecast for state budget
After years of restrictions on spending that have frustrated lawmakers and rendered some state programs ineffective, Gov. Jay Nixon’s office says finances are in place to fully fund the new year’s budget — making further spending freezes unlikely.
The massacre at a predominantly black South Carolina church has institutions from Alaska to Connecticut evaluating whether they should continue enshrining the names of historical figures linked to slavery and the Confederacy.
Homicides are in the rise in St. Louis, and city officials are increasingly turning to the federal government for help.
Games played on July 5, 2015
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Rookie Taylor Jungmann allowed four hits in eight innings and the Milwaukee Brewers extended their winning streak to eight games with a 6-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.
Pete Meegan had every intention of going back to college, but then he got a summer job in the Chicago trading pits and fell in love with the “roar” of the floor, the excitement of “4,000 people yelling, ‘Buy! Buy! Buy!’” and decided no more classroom for him.
The surviving escapee from a prison break and three-week manhunt will spend 23 hours a day in a maximum-security cell, much more confined than he and a fellow murder convict were in the prison from which they managed a getaway, officials said Sunday.
Members of Congress return from July Fourth fireworks and parades Tuesday facing a daunting summer workload and an impending deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown in the fall.
Voters in Greece resoundingly rejected creditors’ demands for more austerity in return for rescue loans Sunday, backing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who insisted the vote would give him a stronger hand to reach a better deal.
Hidden cameras, invisibility cloaks and mini-drones were among the gadgets on display Tuesday at an exhibition of Israeli surveillance technology, offering a rare peek into the secretive world of Israeli espionage.
Can an algorithm pass for an author? Can a robot rock the house? A series of contests at Dartmouth College is about to find out.
Newlyweds Valasia Limnioti and Konstantinos Patronis’ long-planned “dream trip” to the U.S. ended in New York City, where their three-week honeymoon quickly turned into a nightmare: Their Greek-issued credit and debit cards were suddenly declined and they were left penniless.
Women and minorities are failing Missouri exams to enter teaching programs and to gain certification at higher rates, raising concerns about bias.
A former history professor who has impersonated President Harry Truman more than 700 times is preparing to retire this year from his role as the 33rd president.
The wettest June on record in St. Louis has caused rivers to rise and saturated farmland. It's also a factor in an unexpected problem — toppling trees.
Jason Bohn’s main goal after barely making the cut at the Greenbrier Classic was to get some extra rest before the final round.
Opponents of gay marriage have proposed two Colorado ballot measures in response to the Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples have a right to marry nationwide.