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Consultant rejects compromise plan for Kansas City airport

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A plan to renovate the Kansas City International Airport, rather than demolish and replace it, is unrealistic and more expensive than originally suggested, a consultant for airlines…

Missouri lawmakers debate restricting abortion methods

By ADAM ATON Associated Press (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri lawmakers are debating whether to ban a common second-trimester abortion method. A House committee heard testimony Tuesday on a bill that…

Ferguson residents worried about cost of US-mandated changes

By JIM SALTER Associated Press (FERGUSON, Mo., AP) — Many Ferguson residents expressed concern Tuesday that a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice could financially ruin the St. Louis suburb where…

St. Joseph man pleads guilty in solar energy fraud case

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The owner of solar energy installation company in St. Joseph has pleaded guilty to conspiracy in a $1.4 million fraud scheme. Thirty-six-year-old Trevor Dryden pleaded guilty in…

Woman charged in fleeing US pleads guilty to identity theft

(KANSAS CITY, Kan., AP) — A Lawrence woman accused of fleeing to Europe with her two daughters has pleaded guilty to forging her ex-husband’s signature on official documents when she fled. Thirty-three-year-old…

St. Louis seeks state support for federal spy agency project

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and other city leaders want Missouri lawmakers to support plans to keep a federal spy agency from moving its regional headquarters to…

Big freight railroads won’t meet safety technology deadline

By JOAN LOWY Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — Three of the biggest freight railroads operating in the U.S. have told the government they won’t meet a 2018 deadline to start using safety…

Former Jefferson City bank teller sentenced for embezzlement

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A former Jefferson City bank teller has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for taking $410,000 from the vault. The U.S. attorney’s office says 29-year-old…

US proposes more Pentagon funding for Europe aid, equipment

By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — The Obama administration said Tuesday it will propose quadrupling what it spends on its troops and training in Europe, as part of the…

US to rework arms control rule one exporting hacker tools

By TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — The U.S. government is rewriting a proposal under arms control rules from 20 years ago to make it simpler to export tools related…