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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 STORIES:

CONGRESS-DEMOCRATS-PELOSI

TOPEKA, Kan. — Paul Davis kicked off a promising Democratic campaign to flip a GOP-leaning Kansas congressional district with a pledge to oppose Nancy Pelosi's return as House speaker. It didn't change the GOP's strategy for keeping the seat: Republicans have branded him a "Pelosi liberal." By John Hanna And Bill Barrow. SENT: 870 words. NOTE Missouri interest.

AP Photos RPJH101, RPJH102, RPJH103, RPJH104.

ELECTION SECURITY-CYBER THREATS

UNDATED — Nearly a year after Russian government hackers meddled in the 2016 U.S. election, researchers at cybersecurity firm Trend Micro zeroed in on a new sign of trouble: a group of suspect websites. By Frank Bajak And Adam Geller. SENT: 2,365 words. NOTE Missouri interest.

AP Photos NY771, NY772.

AROUND THE STATE:

KANSAS CITY HOTELS

KANSAS CITY — Kansas City's mayor says he hopes a hotel boom that's happening in the area will make the city an appealing candidate to host big events. SENT: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

— FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH — The Missouri Highway Patrol says two people have died in the collision of a motorcycle and minivan in eastern Missouri.

— JAIL CONTRABAND-SENTENCE — A former Jackson County detention officer has been sentenced to federal prison for smuggling contraband cellphones and other items to inmates in the jail.

— SIKESTON HOMICIDE-CHARGES — A Cape Girardeau man has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of another man in Sikeston.

— METH RING-SENTENCE — A 44-year-old woman who federal prosecutors say was at the center of a large methamphetamine ring run by her former boyfriend has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison.

SPORTS:

BBA--ORIOLES-ROYALS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Heath Fillmyer tries to follow up a solid start against Cleveland when he takes the mound against Baltimore. The Orioles will send Andrew Cashner to the mound. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 6:15 p.m. CT.

BBN--REDS-CARDINALS

ST. LOUIS — The Cardinals begin the final month of the season in the thick of the playoff chase with the Cincinnati Reds continuing their three-game series at Busch Stadium. By Steve Overbey.

FBC--UT MARTIN-MISSOURI

Missouri opens its season with Heisman hopeful Drew Lock leading the way when it hosts FCS opponent Tennessee-Martin on Saturday. By Joe Walljasper.

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