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

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central.

TOP STORY:

MO--HOTEL INFLUENZA

ST. LOUIS — Guests can get paid $3,500 to stay at a St. Louis hotel for up to 12 days with catered meals, as long as they sign up to be exposed to the flu virus. SENT: 340 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

MONSANTO-ST LOUIS

ST. LOUIS — For decades, Monsanto Co. has been among St. Louis' most generous companies, leaving some nonprofit organizations in the region to wonder what the future holds, now that the agricultural company has been purchased. SENT: 380 words.

KANSAS CANNABIS EXTRACT

TOPEKA, Kan. — Cannabidiol products are coming back to Kansas after lawmakers approved to bring back the marijuana extract often used as alternative medicine. SENT: 255 words.

IN BRIEF:

— SALMONELLA OUTBREAK — Health officials say a salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon has sickened 60 people in five Midwestern states.

— FATAL HIT-AND-RUN — Authorities in eastern Missouri say a hit-and-run crash has left one driver dead and injured two others.

— HOMELESS ATTACK-CONVICTION — A homeless man was found guilty of attacking four other homeless people with a hammer and handrail in St. Louis in a fight over snacks and water.

— BODY FOUND-HOMICIDE — Authorities say an arrest has been made in the killing of a man whose body was found near a road north of Springfield.

— KANSAS CITY ZOO-RHINOS — Visitors to the Kansas City Zoo usually see only one rhinoceros on exhibit at a time, even though the zoo has had as many as four of the African beasts.

SPORTS:

BBA--Royals-Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. — Trevor Cahill (1-2) and the Oakland Athletics take on Danny Duffy (2-6) and the Kansas City Royals. By Gideon Rubin. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 1:05 p.m. PDT

BBN--Cardinals-Reds

CINCINNATI — The Cardinals try to win their 13th in a row against the Reds, their longest such streak against Cincinnati since the Great Depression. Michael Wacha (7-1) has won his last nine decisions against the Reds. He faces Luis Castillo (4-6). By Joe Kay. Game starts at 4:10 p.m.

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