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National Guard called in to keep the peace in Baltimore

By TOM FOREMAN Jr. and AMANDA LEE MYERS (BALTIMORE, AP) — National Guardsmen fanned out across the city, police with riot shields blocked streets, and firefighters doused smoldering blazes Tuesday after…

Deaths rise, aid flown in after Nepal quake

The death toll climbed above 3,700 on Monday, two days after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck central Nepal and surrounding regions. Key information known at this time: ___ CASUALTIES AND DAMAGE…

Missouri man survives earthquake while on Nepal mountain

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — A Missouri man has survived the earthquake and avalanche that has killed more than 3,000 people in Nepal. Reports say Dan Nash, owner of Nixa-based Satori…

Bills to allow religious student groups to restrict membership

by Leah Wankum Managing Editor State legislation being debated on the Senate and House floors would allow religious organizations at public colleges and universities to withhold membership based on the…

More than 12 hurt as stage collapses at Indiana high school

By LAURYN SCHROEDER (WESTFIELD, Ind., AP) — More than a dozen students suffered minor injuries after a stage filled with students collapsed during a musical performance at a central Indiana…

50-year-old plant preparing for show before it dies

(KIRKSVILLE, Mo., AP) — It’s a final act Jack and the Beanstalk would appreciate. An approximately 50-year-old agave plant at Truman State University in Kirksville is entering its final stage,…

New Pentagon strategy warns of cyberwar capabilities

By LOLITA C. BALDOR (REDWOOD CITY, Calif., AP) — A new Pentagon cybersecurity strategy lays out for the first time publicly that the U.S. military plans to use cyberwarfare as…

Ex-CIA chief will be sentenced for leaking military secrets

(CHARLOTTE, N.C., AP) — Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, was expected to be sentenced Thursday in federal court in…

US to announce plans to reduce agricultural carbon emissions

By JEFF KAROUB (DETROIT, AP) — Federal agricultural officials are planning to announce voluntary programs and initiatives for farmers, ranchers and foresters meant to build on President Barack Obama’s efforts…

Missouri lawmaker proposes I-70 toll to maintain highways

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A Missouri lawmaker has proposed that the state partner with a private company to make Interstate 70 a toll road. Republican Sen. Rob Schaaf of…