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Turk to again take on Cleaver in 5th District

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A Lee’s Summit Republican who has lost his previous four efforts to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Kansas City will get a fifth…

Man: Bringing gun to airport a political statement

(PHOENIX, AP) — A medical researcher at a renowned neurological hospital who was arrested last month after police say he pointed a loaded rifle toward a woman and her teenage…

Rep. Cantor to resign from House seat in August

By ALAN SUDERMAN (RICHMOND, Va., AP) — After a stunning primary election loss, former Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Friday that he will resign his seat in the House of…

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…