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Missouri House sends eating disorders coverage to governor

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A measure that would require insurers to cover eating disorders by following medical guidelines is headed to Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk. The Missouri House approved…

Airman charged with murder in shooting death

Airman charged with murder in shooting death

By LEAH WANKUM Managing Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – A 22-year-old airman was charged Monday with two counts of second-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon in the shooting death…

Cooperative agriculture delivery services growing

By ANDRA BRYAN STEFANONI The JOPLIN GLOBE (WALNUT, Kan., AP) — Twenty years ago, Darren Swartz dressed in a suit and tie each day as a sales representative for a…

Sen. McCaskill to host 2015 Procurement Conference at UCM

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Owners of small businesses can learn how to secure government contracts and network with potential contractors at the annual Procurement Conference Thursday, May 28, at the University…

Couple behind fake skeletons on chairs in Colorado River

(PARKER, Ariz., AP) — A Phoenix couple has claimed responsibility for putting two fake skeletons sitting in lawn chairs in the Colorado River in far west Arizona, authorities said Friday.…

Airman dies after shooting near Whiteman Air Force Base

(WARRENSBURG, Mo., AP) — Officials at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri say a senior airman who was shot over the weekend while off base has died of his injuries.…

Flint ballot mix-up spurs ‘Giggles the Pig’ write-in effort

(FLINT, Mich., AP) — A lawyer wants to enter his pet pig into the Flint mayoral race after a mix-up threatened to keep candidates’ names off the primary election ballot.…

Some Native Hawaiians see telescope as science learning boon

By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER (HONOLULU, AP) — Before going up to Mauna Kea’s summit on Hawaii’s Big Island, Heather Kaluna makes an offering to Poliahu, the snow goddess of the…

Kansas City likely to pay $1.5 million to settle lawsuit

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Kansas City is likely to pay another $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit over overtime pay for public safety workers. The City Council’s finance committee…

US appeals court: NSA phone record collection is excessive

By LARRY NEUMEISTER and KEN DILANIAN (NEW YORK, AP) — The bulk collection of Americans’ phone records by the government exceeds what Congress has allowed, a federal appeals court said Thursday…