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Missouri senators continue support of Keystone XL

(WASHINGTON, D.C., AP) — Missouri’s two U.S. senators say they’ll continue to support the Keystone XL Pipeline despite a loss in the Senate. The bill fell one vote short Tuesday…

Project to highlight Native connection to Route 66

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN (ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., AP) — More than two dozen American Indian tribes are teaming up with a tourism group and the National Park Service to tell a…

Doctor: Girl, 12, competent in Slender Man case

By M.L. JOHNSON (WAUKESHA, Wis., AP) — A state doctor believes the mental condition of one of two girls accused of repeatedly stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror…

Korean War vet gets Purple Heart 6 decades later

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — It’s more than six decades overdue, but a Korean War veteran from Missouri finally has his Purple Heart and three other medals. Sen. Claire McCaskill on…

Supply rocket headed to space station explodes

By BROCK VERGAKIS and MARCIA DUNN (ATLANTIC, Va., AP) — An unmanned commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening, with debris falling in…

Hawaii residents leave homes as lava flow nears

By AUDREY McAVOY and JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER (PAHOA, Hawaii, AP) — Jeff and Denise Lagrimas’ single-story home is just across the street from properties where lava from Kilauea volcano is expected…

Cardinals’ Oscar Taveras killed in car accident

By DIONISIO SOLDEVILA (SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, AP) — Oscar Taveras, the St. Louis Cardinals’ outfielder regarded as one of the majors’ top prospects, died Sunday in a car accident…

Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

By DAVID RISING, RANDY HERSCHAFT and RICHARD LARDNER (OSIJEK, Croatia, AP) — Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after…

School boosts security after likely Frein sighting

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM A northeastern Pennsylvania school district opened with tightened security Monday after the suspect in a deadly police ambush was believed to have been spotted near one of…

Boston bomb case judge wants 1,000 juror summonses

By DENISE LAVOIE BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge says at least 1,000 people will be summoned to pick a jury for the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar…