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2 dead in Springfield after standoff

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — Springfield police say they found a man and woman dead inside their home after a standoff that lasted about an hour. Lt. Eric Reece says police…

Obama frames global warming as national security threat

By NANCY BENAC (WASHINGTON, AP) — President Barack Obama is framing the challenges of climate change as a matter of national security that threatens to aggravate poverty and political instability…

Eastern Missouri town approves proposal to handle stray cats

(PACIFIC, Mo., AP) — A proposal to control the population of feral and stray cats roaming the streets of Pacific, Missouri, has been approved. Local media outlets report the Pacific…

GOP primary for governor remains undecided in Kentucky

By ADAM BEAM (FRANKFORT, Ky., AP) — James Comer’s request to review the razor-thin results of Kentucky’s Republican primary for governor could delay the party’s efforts to coalesce around a…

Warrensburg Schools Foundation announces four scholarship recipients

The Warrensburg Schools Foundation recently announced the winners of six student scholarships that were awarded Friday. Cooper Collier received the Russell and Louise Elsberry Education Scholarship for $2,000. The Elsberry…

Evidence to be revealed in killings of California family

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., AP) — It was a case that stumped investigators for years. A family of four, with two young boys, vanished mysteriously from their California home in 2010,…

State Supreme Court considers trooper’s firing over lost hat

By EMERY P. DALESIO (RALEIGH, N.C., AP) — North Carolina’s highest court is being asked to decide: If a state trooper can’t be trusted to tell the truth about why…

Obama puts stricter controls on military-style for police

By NEDRA PICKLER (WASHINGTON, AP) — Nine months after police in riot gear dispelled racially charged protests, President Barack Obama is prohibiting the federal government from providing some military-style equipment…

1 dead, 21 hurt as plane carrying Marines crashes in Hawaii

By AUDREY McAVOY (HONOLULU, AP) — A U.S. military plane crashed and caught fire as it tried to land during training exercises in Hawaii, killing one Marine, injuring 21 other…

Missouri House elects Richardson as new speaker

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — The Missouri House has elected Majority Leader Todd Richardson to take over the chamber’s top spot following the resignation of House Speaker John Diehl. Richardson…