Missouri GOP candidates for governor talk police, Ferguson

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri’s Republican candidates for governor renewed calls to support police during a debate largely focused on racial tensions and police-involved shootings. The fatal police shooting of black 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson and the sometimes-violent protests that followed were top issues during a televised debate Wednesday.┬áThe GOP candidates for governor…

Mack Rhoades leaves for AD job at Baylor

WACO, Texas (AP) – A person with knowledge of the decision says Baylor has selected Mack Rhoades from Missouri as its new athletic director. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because no announcement had been made. Rhoades was named Missouri’s AD only 16 months ago, going there after being…

Theresa May becomes UK prime minister

LONDON (AP) – Theresa May has become Britain’s prime minister after meeting with Queen Elizabeth II. Buckingham Palace has released an image of May offering a deep curtsey before the monarch, denoting that she has accepted the queen’s invitation to form a government. May takes over from David Cameron, who resigned after Britain’s vote to…