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Cheers, bouquets for Misty Copeland at her ‘Swan Lake’ debut

By JOCELYN NOVECK (NEW YORK, AP) — “Swan Lake” is always one of the most popular ballets for dance fans. But the whoops and cheers from a packed crowd at…

Clinton says Confederate flag has no place in US

By KEN THOMAS (FLORISSANT, Mo., AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday the Confederate battle flag should not be displayed “anywhere,” weighing in as South Carolina lawmakers seek to remove…

Truman Presidential Library closed for mechanical repairs

(INDEPENDENCE, Mo., AP) — Officials at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence say the library has closed because of air conditioning problems. Susan K. Donius, the…

Police searching for missing 16-year-old Missouri girl

(VERSAILLES, Mo., AP) — Police have issued an endangered person advisory for a 16-year-old central Missouri girl. Versailles police say Kiaira Lazae Burris left a McDonald’s in Versailles Tuesday afternoon…

Sly James re-elected as Kansas City mayor

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Sly James was re-elected to a second term as Kansas City mayor in an election with extremely low voter turnout. Unofficial returns show the 63-year-old…

Nixon signs bill to ease tip tax requirements on restaurants

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A Missouri measure set to take effect this year will ensure restaurant owners are responsible only for collecting income taxes on cash tips workers report…

1 of 2 damaged turbines back online at Table Rock dam

(BRANSON, Mo., AP) — Officials at Table Rock Dam say one of two turbines damaged by lightning is working again. Power plant supervisor Rocky Reed says lightning damaged power distribution…

Kansas City police say fake Uber driver picked up couple

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Kansas City police are investigating a couple’s complaint that a man claiming to be an Uber driver picked them up and then took off with…

2 University of Missouri athletes hurt in Columbia crash

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — A football player and a women’s basketball player from the University of Missouri have been injured after their car flipped in Columbia. The Missouri State Highway…

Man says he was shot while driving on Kansas City interstate

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Police say a man reported he was shot as he drove along an interstate in Kansas City. The man told police he was driving east…