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NASA astronauts prepare for flight on commercial spacecraft

By ALEX SANZ Associated Press (ST. LOUIS, AP) — Five years after the last NASA astronauts flew from Cape Canaveral, Florida, to the International Space Station, a new group is preparing for…

Flood warnings issued in Missouri after storm

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark., AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the central and eastern U.S. (all times local): 8:35 a.m. Several Missouri communities are experiencing minor to moderate flooding after a…

Viewer’s Guide: Calculating delegate math, Indiana next

By NANCY BENAC Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — With five more states in the rear-view mirror, presidential candidates will spend Wednesday recalculating cold, hard delegate math and plotting strategy for the contests…

Trump: Hillary Clinton playing woman card ‘left and right’

(WASHINGTON, AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, buoyed by his clean sweep of Northeast primaries, is pushing forward with his charge that Democrat Hillary Clinton is “playing the woman card.” Trump…

Trump, Clinton press closer to general election showdown

By JULIE PACE Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — Bolstering his grip on the Republican primaries, Donald Trump prepared Wednesday for a general election showdown with Hillary Clinton, accusing the Democratic front-runner of…

Cruz planning announcement amid VP speculation

(WASHINGTON, AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign. (all times Eastern): 9:55 a.m. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas says in Indiana that he will be making a “major announcement”…

Teacher residency program comes to Kansas City area schools

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A group of nearly 40 men and women will join Kansas City area students in the classroom this fall as part of a new program…

Missouri House advances bill to expand castle doctrine law

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri lawmakers are advancing a measure that would limit fees to carry a concealed firearm and expand the state’s castle doctrine law. House members voted…

Intelligence director rejects spy agency relocation reversal

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — The director of national intelligence says he doesn’t plan to overturn a subordinate’s preliminary decision to build a federal spy agency’s new regional headquarters in St.…

Man gets life in prison for abducting, assaulting student

(JACKSON, Mo., AP) — An Illinois man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for kidnapping and raping a Southeast Missouri State University student last May. The Southeast…