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UCM finger knitter to walk in Topeka event

(TOPEKA, Kan., AP) — A University of Central Missouri professor who set a world record for knitting a 12-foot-long scarf while running in the Kansas City Marathon last year plans to…

Bergdahl uproar halts plan for return celebration

By BRIAN SKOLOFF and RAHIM FAIEZ (HAILEY, Idaho, AP) — There will be no hero’s welcome for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in his hometown, no fanfare of parades, music or picnics in…

Republicans offer alternative VA health care bill

By MATTHEW DALY (WASHINGTON, AP) — A bill proposed by four Senate Republicans would give veterans more flexibility to see a private doctor if they are forced to wait too…

Sen. Blunt backs bill to block carbon regulation

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt is channeling his frustration into legislation dealing with the EPA’s proposal to limit carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. The Republican…

GOP site selection committee in Kansas City

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A committee charged with choosing a site for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nominating convention will be in Kansas City this week. The convention site…

Officials investigate drowning of handcuffed man

By CHRIS BLANK (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating after the weekend drowning of a 20-year-old handcuffed man who was suspected of boating while…

‘Hidden cash’ craze hits St. Louis

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — It’s a modern day treasure hunt, and as a result, cash is turning up around the St. Louis area. Using the Twitter handle @HiddenCash314, an anonymous…

150 cats removed from Kansas City apartments

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The Kansas City animal shelter is asking for help after it was asked to house up to 150 cats seized from a Kansas City woman.…

States move to blunt Obama carbon reduction plan

By DAVID A. LIEB (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — As President Barack Obama prepares to announce tougher new air quality standards, lawmakers in several states already are trying to blunt…

Trial results promising for curing puppies’ parvo

By DAVE KOLPACK (GRAND FORKS, N.D., AP) — A North Dakota company that discovered an antibody technology while trying to cure flocks of dying geese is using its research for…