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Trump announcement a boon to late-night comics

By DAVID BAUDER (NEW YORK, AP) — He doesn’t need the money, but if Donald Trump’s presidential campaign falters, late-night comics would surely pass the hat to keep it going.…

Fed agency blames giant hack on ‘neglected’ security system

By KEN DILANIAN (WASHINGTON, AP) — The agency that allowed hackers linked to China to steal private information about nearly every federal employee — and detailed personal histories of millions…

White House won’t confirm Prince performed for Obama

(WASHINGTON, AP) — Prince performed some of his greatest hits at a weekend White House party for President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle. But although guests put details on…

Missouri lawmakers’ private work overlaps with legislation

By SUMMER BALLENTINE and MARIE FRENCH (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — An Associated Press review found numerous examples of Missouri lawmakers championing legislation that affects the industries in which they work.…

Retired CIA operative becomes breakout spy novelist

By KEN DILANIAN (WASHINGTON, AP) — Jason Matthews spent 33 years as a CIA operations officer before retiring to write spy novels. With his second novel, “Palace of Treason,” out…

27 of Einstein’s personal letters going on auction block

By JOHN ROGERS (LOS ANGELES, AP) — When he wasn’t busy scribbling out the theory of relativity, Albert Einstein seems to have spent a fair amount of time writing letters…

Journalists killed in 2014 remembered by Newseum

By GLYNN A. HILL (WASHINGTON, AP) — John Foley appreciates the fact that his son James, the American journalist beheaded in Syria by the Islamic State group last year, has…

Film taken before Amelia Earhart’s last flight surfaces

By JOHN ROGERS (LOS ANGELES, AP) — It was a clear spring day in 1937 when Amelia Earhart, ready to make history by flying around the world, brought her personal…

Repertory Theatre presents ‘Erin Elevator’s Extraordinary Adventure’

Central Missouri Repertory Theatre will present “Erin Elevator’s Extraordinary Adventure” by Claudia I. Hass this summer at six locations in west-central Missouri. This children’s show, directed by UCM Chair and Professor…

Grandson of Enola Gay pilot to take command of B-2 bomb wing

By MARIA SUDEKUM (KNOB NOSTER, Mo., AP) — A grandson and namesake of the man who piloted the massive B-29 that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, during World…