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Deadlocked vote prevents suspension of SIU president

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois University President Randy Dunn survived a vote by the school’s board of trustees on Thursday to place him on administrative leave. The vote came after the board spent more than three hours in a private session discussing Dunn’s future. He declined to comment after the vote. Dunn has been…read more »

St. Louis shelters accept more dogs from outside the city

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Humane Society is bringing more dogs to its St. Louis shelters from around Missouri and other states. The group’s Shelter Pet Transfer Program welcomes adoptable pets, mostly dogs, from other places with overcrowded shelters or few spay and neuter programs, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The dogs often are transferred…read more »

Missouri Gov. Parson meets with Trump, Pence at White House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is among a group of eight governors meeting with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Parson’s spokesman Steele Shippy said the Republican governor is having lunch Thursday with Trump and Pence at the White House. Shippy says the group is set to discuss infrastructure…read more »

Illinois’ Medicaid hospital-funding plan gets federal OK

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The federal government has agreed to match billions of dollars in Medicaid funding for Illinois hospitals around the state. Gov. Bruce Rauner said Thursday that Washington approved the state’s Medicaid funding model known as the hospital assessment program. The program requires hospitals pay a tax to the state that is then…read more »

Family asks for escaped Illinois murder suspect to surrender

CARMI, Ill. (AP) — The stepmother of a man charged with murder is calling on him to surrender to police after escaping from southeastern Illinois county jail over the weekend. The White County sheriff’s office says 24-year-old Zachery Shock was among three men who used a pipe to break through an outside wall early Saturday…read more »

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White Sox-A’s game postponed; twinbill set for Friday

CHICAGO (AP) — Thursday night’s game between the Oakland Athletics and the Chicago White Sox has been postponed because of rain. The postponement is the 40th in the major leagues this season, one more than last year and the most in at least the past six years. The game will be made up on Friday…read more »

Royals lose ninth straight, fall to Rangers, 3-2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Austin Bibens-Dirkx earned his first victory of the season, shutting down a struggling Kansas City Royals squad that’s wondering when it will get its next win. Bibens-Dirkx pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Rougned Odor homered and the Texas Rangers extended their winning streak to a season-high five games with…read more »

With Ayton, Bagley, NBA draft could be big night for big men

NEW YORK (AP) — It could be a big night for big men in the NBA draft. Arizona’s Deandre Ayton, Duke’s Marvin Bagley III and Wendell Carter Jr., Michigan State’s Jaren Jackson Jr. and Texas center Mo Bamba are all expected to be high selections Thursday night in Brooklyn. All are 6-foot-10 or taller. The…read more »

Messi, Argentina beaten 3-0 at World Cup, Croatia advances

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Lionel Messi’s frustrating international career may be coming to an early and anti-climactic finish after Argentina’s worst loss in World Cup group play in 60 years. With Diego Maradona watching from the stands, the 2014 runners-up were routed by Croatia 3-0 Thursday. The Croats are moving on to the round…read more »

Herrera’s solo homer lifts Phils to 4-3 win over Cardinals

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Odubel Herrera smiled when told he was being compared to Ichiro Suzuki and Vladimir Guerrero. He has potential to be known by his first name just like Ichiro and Vlad, too. Herrera hit a tiebreaking, solo homer in the seventh inning, Cesar Hernandez hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat…read more »

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