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159 arrested in third night of California protests

By KRISTIN J. BENDER and PAUL ELIAS (BERKELEY, Calif., AP) — Authorities arrested nearly 160 people in Berkeley as crowds marched for a third night in a row to protest grand…

Man planned gun sales to Ferguson protesters

(EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill., AP) — A 19-year-old Illinois parolee is facing federal charges that allege he stole dozens of guns and planned to sell them to protesters in Ferguson,…

City prepares for snow plowing and winter weather

By ROB CURRY (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — As temperatures drop and winter weather patterns move in, the Warrensburg Public Works Department has been busy preparing for snow plowing operations to…

Missouri man denied same-sex divorce appeals

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A man who married another man in Iowa is asking Missouri to grant the couple a divorce, even though the state does not recognize same-sex…

Military museum’s new Mo. location to open Dec. 7

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A museum featuring a fighter jet, yesteryear tanks and other military artifacts is preparing to reopen in a new Jefferson City location. The Jefferson City…

Pilot inexperience blamed for 2012 Florida crash

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Pilot inexperience is the likely cause of fatal plane crash that killed a Kansas businessman, his wife and their four children in a swampy area…

NY boys rescued from snow aided by air pocket

(NEWBURGH, N.Y., AP) — Two boys trapped in a snow pile in the Hudson Valley for several hours after a plow buried them were able to survive thanks to an…

Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies

By HOLBROOK MOHR, DAVID A. LIEB and PHILLIP LUCAS (FERGUSON, Mo., AP) — Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the…

Obama’s action fuels worry about immigration scams

By ELLIOT SPAGAT (SAN DIEGO, AP) — Advocacy groups barely waited for President Barack Obama to finish speaking about sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system to start warning about…

Protesters dwindle to small groups in Ferguson

By JIM SUHR (ST. LOUIS, AP) — A handful of people are gathered in downtown St. Louis for what the organizer is calling a “pro-community” car cruise. Organizer Paul Byrd…