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NSA spy report among potential Pulitzer contenders

By MEGHAN BARR (NEW YORK, AP) — The Pulitzer Prizes, journalism’s highest honor, will be announced Monday. Among the potential contenders are reporters who revealed the massive U.S. government surveillance…

3 dead after suburban Kansas City shooting

By MARIA SUDEKUM (OVERLAND PARK, Kan., AP) — Three people were shot and killed Sunday afternoon in suburban Kansas City, and a spokeswoman for a local hospital said a 15-year-old…

UN climate report balances science and politics

By KARL RITTER (BERLIN, AP) — After racing against the clock in an all-night session, the U.N.’s expert panel on climate change was putting the final touches Saturday on a…

Fort Hood victim laid to rest in Missouri

(ROLLA, Mo., AP) — A U.S. Army sergeant killed in last week’s shooting in Fort Hood, Texas, was been buried Saturday in the Missouri town where he went to high…

WHS locked down after gun spotted in vehicle

Story by Andy Lyons, Managing Editor Photos by Andrew Mather, Photographer A Warrensburg High School senior killed himself Friday after being spotted in the high school parking lot with a shotgun. The victim…

St. Louis-area hospital to offer midwife option

By JIM SALTER ST. LOUIS (AP) — The hospital in the St. Louis area that delivers the most babies will soon offer an option for midwife-led births, part of a…

Man charged with making terrorist threat on campus

By BILL DRAPER KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man accused of falsely reporting a gunman walking around the Central Methodist University is no terrorist, as prosecutors allege, but…

Congress passes bills aimed at better protecting the people of Missouri

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) – Similar measures to revise Missouri’s Criminal Code today gained approval by both the House and Senate. The bills, Senate Bill 491 and House Bill 1371, sponsored by Sen. Jolie Justus,…

Teens adept at social media get privacy training

By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER (CLAYTON, Mo., AP) — In an age of increased online government surveillance and targeted social media ads, the notion of privacy as a classroom subject worthy…

Prosecutors: Ads for rape posted in revenge scheme

(SAN DIEGO, AP) — A San Diego woman distraught over losing out on her family’s dream house carried out a perverse revenge scheme to have the home’s new owner raped,…