Owner of ‘Tetris’ rights takes Hawaii home, ranch off grid

By CALEB JONES (HONOLULU, AP) — High above the bustling city of Honolulu, in a quiet, exclusive hillside neighborhood where some of the island’s wealthiest residents live, there is an extravagant home that’s not quite like the others. The 6,000-square-foot house has a view overlooking Diamond Head, Waikiki…

Flooding causes July Fourth headaches at Missouri parks

By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Flooded areas in nearly a dozen rain-soaked Missouri parks are closed to visitors for the July Fourth weekend, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has urged campers with reservations to verify that campgrounds are still open. The closures follow…

A biker named ‘Stray Dog’ postpones Granik’s Ozarks exit

By JAKE COYLE (NEW YORK, AP) — Debra Granik met Ron “Stray Dog” Hall at a biker church in the Ozarks. Granik, a 52-year-old filmmaker from New York, was in the Missouri mountains to make “Winter’s Bone,” the 2010 indie drama that catapulted Jennifer Lawrence to stardom and…

Missouri Supreme Court keeps farming, gun rights measures

By SUMMER BALLENTINE (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld two constitutional amendments…

Father, son work to preserve a piece of Pertle Springs history

Father, son work to preserve a piece of Pertle Springs history

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – A graduate research project by recent UCM graduate and Warrensburg resident Kevin Courtright has turned…

Truffle dogs sniff out pungent fungus prized by foodies

By TERENCE CHEA (CARNEROS, Calif., AP) — The growing appetite for truffles is feeding demand for dogs trained…

Missouri reacts to gay marriage ruling

The Associated Press (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — The latest reaction in Missouri to the U.S. Supreme Court’s…

Univision drops Miss USA pageant over Trump comments

By FRAZIER MOORE (NEW YORK, AP) — Donald Trump’s fledgling GOP presidential bid quickly led to business fallout…

Supreme Court upholds nationwide health care law subsidies

By MARK SHERMAN (Associated Press) — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President…

Federal agencies are wide open to hackers, cyberspies

By KEN DILANIAN (WASHINGTON, AP) — Passwords written down on desks. Outdated anti-virus software. “Perceived ineptitude” in information…

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