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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…

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 guaranteeing the right to farm and the right to bear arms, but…

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 into a father-son project designed to preserve a chapter in the history Pertle…

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 to sniff out the pungent fungus prized by chefs and foodies. As…

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 decision to legalize marriages between same-sex couples (all times local): ____ 6:30…

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 for him, with Univision saying it will drop the Miss USA pageant…

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 Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance…

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 Outdated anti-virus software.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 technology departments. The federal government, which holds secrets and sensitive information ranging…

Changing tone on Confederate flag follows years of refusal

By SEANNA ADCOX, JEFFREY COLLINS and MEG KINNARD (CHARLESTON, S.C., AP) — For years, South Carolina lawmakers refused to revisit the Confederate flag on Statehouse grounds, saying the law that took it…

Obama in new presidential podcast: US not cured of racism

By NEDRA PICKLER (WASHINGTON, AP) — President Barack Obama said the United States has not overcome its history of racism and is using the N-word to make his case. In…