Hello! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Missouri.

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AROUND THE STATE:

MISSOURI SENATE-GREITENS

JEFFERSON CITY — While Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' resignation dealt a blow to his political prospects, his departure could breathe new life into U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley's campaign. Greitens' troubles posed challenges on multiple fronts for Hawley, as Democrats tried to tie him to the embattled governor while Republicans loyal to the governor grated at Hawley's calls for him to step down. By Summer Ballentine. AP Photo CER801. SENT: 685 words

BEAR MIGRATION

JOPLIN — Black bears awakening from hibernation are now on the move and may be seen wandering around southwest Missouri. The Joplin Globe reports that residents may see the animals in Jasper and Newton counties, as well as parts of southeast Kansas. SENT 250 words

KANSAS CITY BUS SYSTEM-RECORDS

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority has refused to disclose how much it paid to settle a whistleblower lawsuit, citing a new policy that exempts it from open records laws in Kansas and Missouri. The Kansas City Star says the transit agency has denied its request for payment information about the 2016 lawsuit. According to the policy adopted in January, the agency may withhold records and close meetings at its discretion. SENT 225 words

IN BRIEF:

— MISSOURI TRAIL-NATIONAL DESIGNATION — A southwest Missouri trail is now designated as at National Recreation Trail.

SPORTS:

ATHLETICS-ROYALS

KANSAS CITY — Matt Olson hit a three-run homer in the eighth as the Oakland Athletics defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-1 on Sunday to win the series. Olson went 5 for 11 with three home runs, eight RBIs and scored five times in the series.AP Photos MOCR107, MOCR108, MOCR106, MOCR103.

BBN--Pirates-Cardinals

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates close out their four-game series. Nick Kingham is scheduled to start for the Pirates, while Michael Wacha goes for the Cardinals. By Steve Overbey. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 2:15 p.m. EDT.

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— CARDINALS-WACHA-NO-HITTER ALERT — Michael Wacha of the St. Louis Cardinals has lost his no-hit bid against Pittsburgh on a leadoff single in the ninth inning by rookie Colin Moran.AP Photo AP Photos MOCR107, MOCR108, MOCR106, MOCR103.MOJR101.

BBC--NCAA Regional Rdp

Defending national champion and top seed Florida is among the teams in NCAA Tournament regional finals. A look at highlights and top performances. By Eric Olson. 900 words, photos, by 8 p.m.

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