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Police: Missing Missouri teenager found safe

(VERSAILLES, Mo., AP) — Police say a missing 16-year-old central Missouri girl has been found safe. Versailles police issued an endangered person advisory Tuesday for Kiaira Lazae Burris after she…

Kansas City Zoo’s male polar bear moving to North Carolina

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The Kansas City Zoo’s male polar bear will be leaving the zoo for North Carolina. The 8-year-old bear, named Nikita, has been at the Kansas…

Cheers, bouquets for Misty Copeland at her ‘Swan Lake’ debut

By JOCELYN NOVECK (NEW YORK, AP) — “Swan Lake” is always one of the most popular ballets for dance fans. But the whoops and cheers from a packed crowd at…

Guard arrested for aiding convicts faces arraignment

By BONNY GHOSH (PLATTSBURGH, N.Y., AP) — A maximum-security prison guard accused of delivering frozen meat with tools hidden inside to two inmates before they escaped will be arraigned Thursday…

Clinton says Confederate flag has no place in US

By KEN THOMAS (FLORISSANT, Mo., AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday the Confederate battle flag should not be displayed “anywhere,” weighing in as South Carolina lawmakers seek to remove…

Truman Presidential Library closed for mechanical repairs

(INDEPENDENCE, Mo., AP) — Officials at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence say the library has closed because of air conditioning problems. Susan K. Donius, the…

Police searching for missing 16-year-old Missouri girl

(VERSAILLES, Mo., AP) — Police have issued an endangered person advisory for a 16-year-old central Missouri girl. Versailles police say Kiaira Lazae Burris left a McDonald’s in Versailles Tuesday afternoon…

Sly James re-elected as Kansas City mayor

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Sly James was re-elected to a second term as Kansas City mayor in an election with extremely low voter turnout. Unofficial returns show the 63-year-old…

Pastor walks line between leading, comforting Emanuel AME

By JESSE J. HOLLAND (CHARLESTON, S.C., AP) — The Rev. Norvel Goff will walk into Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church for Bible study keenly aware of the crushing burden now…

Nixon signs bill to ease tip tax requirements on restaurants

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A Missouri measure set to take effect this year will ensure restaurant owners are responsible only for collecting income taxes on cash tips workers report…