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BC-MO--Missouri News Coverage Advisory, MO

August 2, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Missouri. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to 314-241-2496 or apkansascity@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.


Missouri Ballot Initiatives

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri’s secretary of state has approved proposals to legalize medical marijuana, change redistricting rules and increase the minimum wage for the November ballot.


NEW YORK — One customer was a debt collector that threatened to jail people if they didn’t pay back loans that they never took out. Another was an offshore gambling operation that hid bets behind innocuous-sounding websites, including one dedicated to orange cats. A third was a phone-sex business catering to men with diaper fetishes or fantasies of raping women. Ahmad “Andy” Khawaja made his fortune in online payment processing for a host of companies, providing a key conduit in e-commerce for “high risk” merchants by helping route customers’ credit card purchases to banks. And recently Khawaja has shared that wealth in the form of multimillion-dollar political donations, first to Hillary Clinton and then to Donald Trump. By Jake Pearson And Jeff Horwitz. SENT: 2,990 words.

AP Photos WX202M, WX202, WX201.


— TRAIN DERAILMENT-ST LOUIS — Seven empty train cars derailed on Union Pacific train tracks south of St. Louis early Thursday.

— CHILD ABUSE-SEDALIA — A Sedalia man has been charged with physically abusing three children over several years.

— MISSING STUDENT-IOWA — Authorities are investigating a report that a missing Iowa college student might have been seen in northwest Missouri.

— FATAL SHOOTING-CAPE GIRARDEAU — Cape Girardeau police say a man who was shot inside a fast-food restaurant has died.


BBA--Royals-White Sox

CHICAGO — Jose Abreu and the Chicago White Sox wrap up a two-game series against the Kansas City Royals. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 2:10 p.m. ET.


ST. LOUIS — The Colorado Rockies and St. Louis Cardinals close out their four-game series on Thursday afternoon. Antonio Senzatela starts for the Rockies, while All-Star Miles Mikolas goes for the Cardinals. By Joe Harris.

FBN--Chiefs Camp

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Justin Houston was poised to reach transcendent status just a few years ago, when he nearly set an NFL record with 22 sacks. The Chiefs rewarded him to a monstrous $101 million, six-year contract, making him one of the league’s highest-paid players. But nothing has gone according to plan in the years since. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos

If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apkansascity@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Kansas and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.

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