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Filling out the All-Star rosters

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.

Royals cut Frasor, place Moustakas on bereavement list

KANSAS CITY — The Kansas City Royals designated reliever Jason Frasor for assignment and placed third baseman Mike Moustakas on the bereavement list Monday.

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Weather woes for Royals-Rays

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.

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Cardinals get past Cubs

CHICAGO — John Lackey beat one of his good friends. He also got some timely help from one of his teammates.

Another difficult day at the Tour de France

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.

World Cup moments distanced women from FIFA scandal

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.

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Frightening wreck puts safety back in the spotlight

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.

Serena tops Venus at Wimbledon

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.

McIlroy ruptures ligament in ankle while playing soccer

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 must notify businesses of tax changes

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.

Greek PM must turn victory into deal

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.

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Cosby admitted years ago he got pills to give women for sex

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.

Questions on Missouri plans to fix Vicksburg monument

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.

Tentative plan to keep Amtrak running in Kansas, Missouri

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.

'Stunning' number of large doses by doctor, expert says

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.

Police: No suspect in disguised man’s $75,000 Wal-Mart theft

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.

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SC lawmakers start debate on Confederate flag

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.

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Hundreds of thousands gather for papal Mass in South America

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.

Iran pushes for end to arms embargo in nuclear deal

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.

Growth in US services firms rises

U.S. service firms grew at a slightly faster pace in June, as business activity and new orders increased.

Amazon pushes Prime service with day of deals

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.

US stocks fall after Greek ‘no’ vote

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.

Missouri to require business notification of tax changes

A bill to require Missouri's tax collection agency to notify affected businesses of changes in tax policy has been signed into law.

Burt Shavitz of Burt’s Bees dies at 80

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.

Tentative plan to keep Amtrak running in Missouri and Kansas

Amtrak officials say a tentative agreement has been reached that would keep the passenger train running in Kansas and Missouri.

Rain helps Hamilton win British GP, extend F1 lead

SILVERSTONE, England — Rain soaked Silverstone and water then filled Lewis Hamilton’s eyes.

Post 5 Juniors fall in title game

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.

All-Star Game starters announced

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.

Royals land four All-Star Game starters

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.

Greipel wins second stage of Tour de France

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.

Matchup of Williams sisters headlines action at Wimbledon

LONDON — One five-time Wimbledon champion is guaranteed to reach the quarterfinals. Another is assured of elimination.

Sunday's WNBA Capsules

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.

Wambach’s last World Cup comes with coveted trophy

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.

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Lloyd’s hat trick leads U.S. to Women’s World Cup title

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.

More spending freezes unlikely

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.

To rename or not? Institutions reconsider honors for racists

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.

St. Louis officials turn to feds for help on gun crimes

Homicides are in the rise in St. Louis, and city officials are increasingly turning to the federal government for help.

Sunday's MLB Capsules

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.

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Traders recall the 'rush' and 'roar' as famed pits close

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.

Sweat now faces 23 hours a day in a cell

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.

Congress facing busy agenda, funding deadline

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.

Greeks reject demands for more austerity in key referendum

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 in Israeli spy expo

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.

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Computer-generated creativity showcased in Dartmouth contests

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.

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Honeymoon over for Greek couple who went penniless in NYC

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, minorities struggle on Missouri teaching exams

Women and minorities are failing Missouri exams to enter teaching programs and to gain certification at higher rates, raising concerns about bias.

At 84, Harry Truman impersonator plans to finally retire

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.

Wet ground in St. Louis area is a factor in toppled trees

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.

Wanting to sleep in today, Bohn shoots 9-under 61

Jason Bohn’s main goal after barely making the cut at the Greenbrier Classic was to get some extra rest before the final round.

Gay marriage opponents propose 2 Colorado ballot measures

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.

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