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Girl Scouts byting into digital for cookie sales

By LEANNE ITALIE (NEW YORK, AP) — Watch out world, the Girl Scouts are going digital to sell you cookies. For the first time in nearly 100 years, Girl Scouts…

Second act of Black Friday shopping in full swing

By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO (NEW YORK, AP) — Stores are welcoming a second wave of shoppers in what has become a two-day kickoff to the holiday shopping season. The big question:…

Thanksgiving: Turkey, parades, shopping deals

(NEW YORK, AP) — Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine were on the menu as friends and families gathered across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving. Here’s…

Dickens Christmas set for Dec. 6 downtown

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Downtown Warrensburg will transform into a scene of living windows and period costumes Saturday, Dec. 6, for the annual Dickens Christmas. The program is scheduled for 10…

With no indictment, chaos fills Ferguson streets

By JIM SALTER and DAVID A. LIEB (FERGUSON, Mo., AP) — Chaos returned to the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer in the…

KC gears up for holiday lighting tradition

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Royals’ left-fielder Alex Gordon will flip the switch that lights up Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza on Thanksgiving night. Gordon will be accompanied by Kansas…

Overtime win propels Jennies to first Elite Eight

(SOMERS, Wisconsin) – The No. 2-seeded Jennies knocked off previously undefeated Minnesota State, the No. 1 team in the country, 3-2 in overtime on Friday, securing a spot in the NCAA-II…

Cornell professor unlocks mysteries of paintings

By MICHAEL HILL (ITHACA, N.Y., AP) — Richard Johnson can see right through the masterpieces of Rembrandt and Van Gogh. The Cornell University electrical and computer engineering professor is a…

Portrait of an airman returning home to family

Portrait of an airman returning home to family

Photo story by Heidi Tuley…

PBS stations use KMOS expo as model program

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – PBS television stations across the country are now looking at a program initiated by the University of Central Missouri’s public television station, KMOS-TV, as an example of…