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BC-MO--Missouri News Digest 4 pm, MO

May 27, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

FLOOD BUYOUTS

MOSBY, Mo. _ The flooding this year in the Midwest and Plains states is likely to add more properties to the federal government’s flood buyout program, which has become costlier over the past decade. An AP analysis of federal data shows the program also can take years for property owners who agree to a buyout, frustrating those whose homes continually flood. SENT: 1,400 words by David A. Lieb. With AP Photos.

ABORTION-WHAT’S CHANGED

A wave of state abortion bans has set off speculation: What would happen if Roe v. Wade, the ruling establishing abortion rights nationwide, were overturned? Although far from a certainty, even with increased conservative clout on the Supreme Court, a reversal of Roe would mean abortion policy would revert to the states, and many would be eager to impose bans. SENT: 1600 words. By David Crary and Carla K. Johnson.

AP Photos NY611-0426890000, NY612-0121961749, NY613-0517191700, NY614-0122810000, NY615-0118192038, NY616-0520160330, NY617-0714010937, NY618-0521191611, NY619-0521191735.

SPORTS:

HKN--STANLEY CUP

BOSTON _ The Bruins host Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals following an 11-day layoff after sweeping the Carolina Hurricanes in the East finals. They face Blues, who are back in the Cup Finals for the first time since 1970. St. Louis is six days removed from beating San Jose to win the West. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 750 words. Face-off at 8 p.m. EDT, photos.

_ With sidebars, latest.

HKN--BLUES BOOSTERS

BOSTON _ T.J. Oshie and plenty of other former members of the Blues organization are rooting for their old team to win the Cup for the first time in franchise history. That includes a couple of executives who helped build the team and are beaming with pride at St. Louis living up to the potential that it appeared to have over this run of eight playoff appearances in 11 seasons. SENT: 900 words by Stephen Whyno. With AP photos.

BBA--ROYALS-WHITE SOCKS

CHICAGO _ The Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals open a three-game series between struggling teams. Ivan Nová _ 0-2 with 20 earned runs in 11 innings at home _ starts for Chicago, with Homer Bailey getting the ball for Kansas City. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 2:10 p.m. ET.

SEC--SANKEY

HOOVER, Ala. _The Southeastern Conference is set for its annual spring meetings in Florida. Commissioner Greg Sankey discussed with the AP likely topics including potential availability lists with sports betting legalized in some SEC states; NCAA transfer waivers; and the potential for student athletes to eventually be compensated for their names, images and likenesses. SENT: 750 words by John Zenor.

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MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Missouri 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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