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Senators seek to curb campus sexual assault

By KIMBERLY HEFLING (WASHINGTON, AP) — Colleges and universities could be more accountable to rape victims under legislation introduced Wednesday by a bipartisan group of senators. Sens. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.,…

Obama prods Congress to fix corporate loopholes

By NEDRA PICKLER (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — President Barack Obama is prodding Congress to close corporate tax loopholes and take other action before going on summer break this week…

Sen. Blunt touts renewal of child advocacy law

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt says the passage of federal legislation should provide assistance to Missouri centers that aid child victims of violent crimes. The legislation…

Shelling of UN school kills 15 as Gaza war rages

By KARIN LAUB and PETER ENAV (JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip, AP) — Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school sheltering Gazans displaced by fighting on Wednesday, killing 15…

US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

By JIM KUHNHENN (WASHINGTON, AP) — In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling…

Missouri congressional hopefuls run on low budgets

By DAVID A. LIEB (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Together, Missouri’s eight Congress members were sitting on nearly $5 million in campaign cash heading into the final few weeks before…

Trial opening over video of Oklahoma City bombing

By TIM TALLEY and BRADY McCOMBS (OKLAHOMA CITY, AP) — A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that…

Va. Gov. McAuliffe to tour tornado damage

(CAPE CHARLES, Va., AP) — Flattened trees, flipped-over RVs, scattered tents, and awnings ripped from trailers — a scene of devastation awaited the visit of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe the…

Suspected Nazi guard’s death a blow to prosecutors

(PHILADELPHIA, AP) — German efforts to prosecute aging war criminals suffered a setback this week with the death of a retired Philadelphia toolmaker who had long been in the crosshairs…

Outcry saves rare redwood from chopping block

(COTATI, Calif., AP) — A rare redwood tree in a small Northern California city will be replanted instead of being sawed down to make way for planned railway tracks. The…