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Lawyer: Cops try to justify teen’s shooting death

(FERGUSON, Mo., AP) — The attorney for the family of an unarmed teenager fatally shot by a police officer in a St. Louis suburb says police are trying to assassinate…

Nixon heads to Ferguson, cancels Fair visits

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon will skip several planned events at the Missouri State Fair to return to Ferguson after another night of conflict between protesters and…

Silver Dollar City announces big expansion

(BRANSON, Mo., AP) — Silver Dollar City in Branson is planning an $8 million expansion that will include six new rides. Officials with the theme park announced Wednesday the four-acre…

ND residents joining Missouri River flood lawsuit

By BLAKE NICHOLSON (BISMARCK, N.D., AP) — Some North Dakota residents have joined landowners from five other states in a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over Missouri…

Obama appeals for ‘peace and calm’ in Ferguson

By JULIE PACE (EDGARTOWN, Mass., AP) — Appealing for “peace and calm,” President Barack Obama on Thursday said there is no excuse for excessive use of force by police in…

Turkish citizen pleads guilty in drug fraud case

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — A Turkish citizen has pleaded guilty in St. Louis to smuggling misbranded and adulterated cancer treatment drugs into the United States. The U.S. Attorney’s office said…

Prosecutor released from Ferguson lawsuit

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — A judge has dismissed former Boone County prosecutor Kevin Crane from a $100 million civil rights lawsuit filed by a man whose murder conviction was vacated.…

Ferguson seeks answers after fatal police shooting

By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER (FERGUSON, Mo., AP) — Nights of unrest have vied with calls for calm in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager was killed by…

Missouri shooting victim called quiet, respectful

By DAVID A. LIEB (FERGUSON, Mo., AP) — Michael Brown Sr. stood alone in the center of the narrow street where the blood of his namesake son still stained the…

Missouri led nation in Medicaid roll reductions

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri’s Medicaid program is leading the nation in the number of people dropped from its rolls. New figures from the U.S. Department of Health and…