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Articles from July 28, 2016

Baseball Notebook: Manfred Says Games Can Go at a Quicker Pace
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred says more rule changes are needed to improve the pace of play, and one proposal under consideration is a limitation on relief pitching changes in an inning or a game.The majors shaved several minutes off the average game...
Baseball Roundup: Cubs Slam White Sox; Chapman Makes Cubs Debut
Cubs slam White SoxJavier Baez hit a tiebreaking two-run homer deep into Wrigley's Field's left-field bleachers in the seventh, Addison Russell added a grand slam in a five-run eighth and the Chicago Cubs beat the White Sox 8-1 on Wednesday night.Jason...
Behind Michelle Obama's Transformation on American Exceptionalism
WASHINGTON * In Philadelphia this week, first lady Michelle Obama defended her country in tones worthy of the Liberty Bell."Don't let anyone ever tell you that this country isn't great, that somehow we need to make it great again," she said, in a rejoinder...
BenFred: Mizzou's Lack of Leadership Apparent in Wren Baker Limbo
If there's a crisis within the University of Missouri athletics department today, who's in charge?That question went unanswered Wednesday.Former athletics director Mack Rhoades is two weeks into his Baylor debut.Soon to be former interim athletics director...
Business Digest
Glik's expands to Kansas * Glik's is adding the first of several planned new clothing stores in Kansas.The Granite City-based retailer is opening its 65th store in Hays, Kan., in late October, president and CEO Jeff Glik said. More in the state will...
Candidates with Political Pedigrees Squaring off in St. Louis County Council Race
CLAYTON * The primary challenge of an incumbent St. Louis County Council member may have been obscured by more hotly contested races but is not lacking its own subplots in the lead-up to the Tuesday balloting.Each of the candidates Democratic state...
CARDINALS 5, METS 4 (Box Score)
CARDINALS 5, METS 4Cardinals AB R H BI BB SO Avg.Garcia 2b-3b 4 0 0 0 1 0 .307Diaz ss 5 1 2 0 0 1 .312Piscotty rf 3 0 0 0 1 3 .290Holliday lf 4 1 1 2 0 1 .235Oh p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---Adams 1b 4 0 1 1 0 1 .257Gyorko 3b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .2541-Grichuk pr-cf 0 1 0...
Cardinals Stun Mets with Ninth-Inning Rally
NEW YORK * When the hits happened that altered the look and feel of more than just Adam Wainwright's start Wednesday night, the Cardinals righthander was back in the training room, watching the ninth inning unfold on television and trying not to pout."Doing...
Deaths Elsewhere
Jack Davis * The prolific Mad magazine illustrator and cartoonist has died.He died Wednesday (July 27, 2016), said his son-in-law, Chris Lloyd. He passed away in St. Simons, Ga., of natural causes. He was 91.As a struggling artist in New York, Mr. Davis...
Defending PGA Champ Day Gets Late First Look at Baltusrol
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. * Jason Day's plan to defend his PGA Championship took a turn he wasn't expecting.It is rare for a player considered one of the favorites in a major not to see the golf course until the day before the tournament starts, but that's how...
Democrats Highlight Diversity, but Face Gap with White Men
ATLANTA * The Democratic National Convention speaker's lineup has highlighted an increasingly diverse country that could soon elect the first female president to succeed its first black chief executive.Yet the stream of women, African-Americans, Latinos,...
Editorial: Trumpsky. What's a Little Espionage among Close Friends?
Some days the things that Donald Trump says make your jaw drop. Wednesday was one of those days.In a news conference at a golf course he owns in Doral, Fla., the Republican presidential nominee urged Russia to mount a cyberattack on a U.S. computer system....
Ex-Rams Involved in MLS Effort Here
A majority owner has yet to be identified in St. Louis' pursuit of a Major League Soccer expansion franchise. But it's possible that some of the minority investors will be former St. Louis Rams.Defensive end Chris Long, now a member of the New England Patriots,...
Former St. Louis Detective Gets Prison Term for a Beating Prosecutors Helped Cover Up
ST. LOUIS * Thomas A. Carroll, a former city police detective who admitted beating a handcuffed suspect, was sentenced Wednesday to 52 months in federal prison after a two-day hearing that detailed efforts by rookie assistant prosecutors to cover it...
From Suffragettes in St. Louis to a Female Nominee in Philly
PHILADELPHIA * I walked into the Missouri delegation's daily breakfast meeting here Wednesday morning to find the delegates crying and hugging. State Democratic Chairman Roy Temple made the announcement: Dutch Newman had died.Ms. Newman, 95, known as...
Humor Keeps Sprinter Bolt on Even Keel, Mother Says
NEW YORK * How does the mom of Usain Bolt help the world's fastest man keep his cool?"We say things that will make him laugh," said Jennifer Bolt as her sprinter star offspring faces what just may be his last Olympics.At nearly 30, Bolt has six Olympic...
Hype Building for Prospect Reyes and Inevitable Promotion
NEW YORK * Back in 2014, when the Cardinals needed offensive help almost as much as this year's team seeks late-inning relief, the excitement began to build for a young, talented player, considered one of the finest prospects in the game, awaiting an...
It Takes Two: Matching the Right Workers with the Right Jobs
Too many capable, hard-working Americans are unemployed, while millions more are stuck in low-pay, low-skill jobs. Without time to invest in themselves or learn the skills that open new doors, they become trapped.In a cruel irony, employers in industry...
Joe's St. Louis
INDUSTRIAL GRADE * KTVI (Channel 2) finds itself the target of current and former journalists because of a posting from a reporter that other members of the media are calling "inappropriate."Carol Daniel of KMOX-AM 1120 and retired TV reporters Charles Jaco...
Judge: Reagan Shooter Can Leave Hospital to Live in Virginia
WASHINGTON * For the past decade, the man who shot President Ronald Reagan has quietly spent a growing number of his days living with his mother, 90, in a gated community in Williamsburg, Va. On Wednesday, a judge finalized John Hinckley Jr.'s transition...
Kitchen, Richard L. 84
Kitchen, Richard L. 84, of Springfield, MO, passed away peacefully at home on July 6,2016, after 16 years of living with cancer.He was born March 31, 1932 to Theron and Lelta Kitchen in Fort Wayne, IN where he grew up. Richard was united in marriage...
Law & Order
LAW & ORDERCLAYTON > Bail hearing postponed * A hearing on a request to increase the $500,000 bail for Antonio Taylor, accused of wounding Ballwin police Officer Michael Flamion with a shot July 8, has been postponed to Monday. It was moved from Wednesday...
Legalized Fantasy Sports in Missouri Expected to Get Underway in September
JEFFERSON CITY * Missouri could start reaping revenue from people who play fantasy sports as early as September.Exactly how much cash might roll into the state's coffers, however, remains a mystery.In action Wednesday, Missouri gambling regulators signed...
Many Changes on Offense for Super Bowl Champion Broncos
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. * The Super Bowl champs begin training camp Thursday with major questions on both sides of the ball, beginning with who will be the one throwing it.General manager John Elway declared the Denver Broncos' quarterback competition wide...
Mickelson Still Feels the Pain of Close Call at British Open
If you thought two weeks was enough time for Phil Mickelson to get over his second-place finish in the British Open duel with Henrik Stenson, guess again.Lefty said it's going to take a long time to get over the British Open, probably longer than any...
Missouri's Newest State Park to Open on Storied Piece of the Ozarks
SHANNON COUNTY, Mo. * Deep in the rugged Ozarks, a 76-year-old farmer named Lin Williams took a break from checking cattle to reflect on a storied piece of land many know as Camp Zoe.Dating to 1929, thousands of children came from all over to explore...
Mother, Two Relatives Named in Scheme to Eliminate Witnesses against Her Son in St. Louis Murder Case
ST. LOUIS * The mother of a teenage murder suspect has been accused of orchestrating two follow-up murders to eliminate witnesses against her son.Latashia Mopkins, 38, is among five people, including her son, who are charged with multiple counts of murder,...
Nation Briefs: Chlorine Shock for Water with Amoeba That Killed Rafter
Charges dropped against Florida deputyA judge dismissed on Wednesday a manslaughter charge against a Florida deputy who claimed self-defense in the 2013 fatal shooting of a black man carrying what turned out to be an air rifle.Circuit Judge Michael Usan...
Notebook: Brazil's Varejao Is out with Injury
Warriors' Varejao is injured, won't be able to play for BrazilCenter Anderson Varejao will miss the Olympics for host Brazil because of a herniated disc in his lower back.The Golden State Warriors announced the injury Wednesday and say that Varejao should...
Notebook: Rams Release Quarterback Foles
In a league always looking for quarterback help, someone will eventually sign Nick Foles. But the one-time Pro Bowler for the Philadelphia Eagles won't be making anything near what he got from the Rams last August.In what rates as one of the biggest...
Obama Boosts Clinton; Trump Talks Emails and Russia
PHILADELPHIA * His own legacy on the line, President Barack Obama implored Americans to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House, casting her as a candidate who believes in the nation's future and warning against the pessimism of Republican Donald Trump."America...
People
Canada prepares for royal visit in fallPrince William and his wife, Kate, will visit Canada this fall.Governor General David Johnston, Queen Elizabeth's representative as head of state, announced on Wednesday the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.Their...
Pope Says the World's at War, Urges Europe to Greet Refugees
KRAKOW, Poland * Pope Francis, deeply saddened by the slaying of an elderly priest during Mass in a church in the French countryside, warned grimly Wednesday that the world is at war, but cautioned against labeling it a war among religions.At the start...
Prosecutors Drop All Remaining Charges in Freddie Gray Case
BALTIMORE * Prosecutors dropped on Wednesday all remaining charges against three Baltimore police officers who were awaiting trial in Freddie Gray's death, blaming police for a biased investigation that failed to produce a single conviction.The decision...
Relatives of Badly Burned Motorist Question St. Louis County Police Pursuit That Led to Fiery Crash
ST. LOUIS * About 65 percent of Angelo Gant's body suffered third- degree burns last week when his SUV was hit head-on by a car being pursued by police.Gant's family wants to know why police were chasing the car that struck him. Two people in that car...
Series Preview: Cardinals vs. Marlins, in Miami
Scouting report * Miami second baseman Dee Gordon, the reigning National League batting average and stolen base champion, is eligible to come off the suspended list on Thursday. Gordon, who had been docked for 80 days for a PED violation, has been playing...
Several St. Louis Area Hospitals Get Low Marks in Government's Controversial Star Rating System
The federal government released a long-awaited and controversial grading system Wednesday that allows consumers to compare hospital quality and performance.Not all hospitals shine brightly on the one- to five-star rating system, especially the hospitals...
Shared Outrage over Shooting of Officer Brings Ballwin Police, Residents 'Closer Than Ever'
BALLWIN * Three weeks after one of his officers was shot while on duty and left paralyzed, Ballwin Police Chief Kevin Scott opened the doors of his department for anyone to walk in.He says he's never heard of a police department exposing itself like...
Smaller Protests, No Marches on Convention's Day 3
WEDNESDAY AT A GLANCE* Kaine's Midwestern roots emphasized * Trump dares Russia to uncover emails * Democrats pay tribute to gun victims * WikiLeaks releases DNC voicemails * Vice president vouches for nomineeQUOTE OF THE DAY"This is a bittersweet moment...
Some French Media Ban IDs of Attackers to Stop "Hero" Effect
PARIS * Some leading French media outlets pledged Wednesday to stop publishing names and images of attackers linked to Islamic State to prevent people from being inadvertently glorified, after a spate of attacks in France over the past 18 months.The...
Sports Digest: Beal Ready to Meet the Challenge of His Big Contract
Beal set to meet challenge of new contractWashington's Bradley Beal understands the expectations that come with signing a five-year, $128 million contract.The Wizards guard and former Chaminade Prep star rattled off a list of responsibilities at a news...
St. Louis Police Department Violates Missouri's Open Records Law, Lawsuit Claims
ST. LOUIS * A city police department policy "knowingly and purposefully" violates the Missouri Sunshine Law by charging flat fees for arrest reports and forcing the public to pay for improper redactions from them, the American Civil Liberties Union alleges...
Sweetie Pie's Owner Sues Son, Alleging Trademark Infringement at His Restaurants
ST. LOUIS * Robbie Montgomery, the owner of Sweetie Pie's restaurants in the St. Louis area, has sued her son, Tim Norman, alleging trademark infringement over his use of the name at three of his restaurants in the St. Louis area and California.The suit...
Trump to Russia: Uncover, Release Deleted Clinton Emails
WASHINGTON * Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, encouraged Russia on Wednesday to find and make public missing emails deleted by his presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton, setting off an instant debate over hacking and his urging of...
Turkey, Once Touted as Regional Model, Is Mired in Tension
ISTANBUL * Turkey was riding high in 2010, casting its brand of Islamic piety, Western-style democracy and economic growth as a regional model amid popular upheavals in the Mideast and North Africa.Six years later, it is mired in tension with neighbors...
Venezuela Critics Press for Progress on Presidential Recall
CARACAS, Venezuela * Venezuela's socialist government is digging in its heels to stop a presidential recall vote as it fights to hold on to power amid an economic collapse.The pro-government elections board missed its own Monday deadline to certify signatures...
Visually Impaired Kids from St. Louis-Area Braille Camp Learn Life Skills with MetroLink Trip
Tap. Tap. Tap.A small group of blind and visually impaired children tap their canes on the yellow truncated platform at the Brentwood MetroLink stop as they enter a train. For many of the six children, participants in a two-week Braille literacy camp,...
World Briefs: Gunmen in Armenia Take Medics Hostage
Germany seeks clues to bomber's last contactA Syrian asylum-seeker who blew himself up in the southern German town of Ansbach was chatting online with a still-unidentified person immediately before the explosion, Bavaria's interior minister said Wednesday.Attacker...
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