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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

AROUND THE STATE:

MOUNTAIN LIONS-MISSOURI

KANSAS CITY — Mountain lions may be making a reappearance in Missouri after being declared extinct in the state in the 1920s. The Kansas City Star reports that genetic material left behind on a dead elk in Shannon County confirmed the presence of a mountain lion. The material matched a mountain lion that had been trapped in 2012. SENT: 250 words

MISSOURI-CAPTIVE DEER HUNTS

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri's highest court has ruled the state has a right to regulate deer hunting companies to control a deadly brain disease affecting the animals. The Columbia Missourian reports that the Tuesday ruling involved owners of hunting preserves who challenged regulations imposed by the Missouri Department of Conservation in 2014. The regulations attempt to help stop the spread of chronic wasting disease by limiting the importation of deer and elk into Missouri.SENT 350 words

IN BRIEF:

— AMEREN-RATE DECREASE — Missouri customers of Ameren Missouri will see a drop in their electric rates beginning Aug. 1

SPORTS:

BREWERS MOVES

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers activated centerfielder Lorenzo Cain off the 10-day disabled list and placed outfielder Ryan Braun and catcher Manny Pina on the DL as part of eight roster moves on Sunday. Right-hander Aaron Wilkerson was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs and left-handed reliever Mike Zagurski was designated for assignment. Top pitching prospect Corbin Burnes, catcher Jacob Nottingham, and infielder Nate Orf were called up from Triple-A. By Jim Hoehn.

AP Photos OHJM114, OHJM118.

ROYALS-ESCOBAR

KANSAS CITY — Alcides Escobar was not in the Kansas City Royals' lineup on Sunday for the first time since 2015 as the struggling club made a plethora of moves. Escobar had started 421 consecutive games, the longest streak in the majors, before Royals manager Ned Yost benched him against the Boston Red Sox.

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BBA--Red Sox-Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Rick Porcello starts for the Boston Red Sox in the finale of their three-game set at Kauffman Stadium. Jakob Junis gets the start for the Kansas City Royals. By Alan Eskew. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 1:15 p.m. CT.

BBN--Cardinals-Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants host the St. Louis Cardinals. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 1:05 p.m. PDT

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