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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…

Michelle Obama boosts pollinating insects at garden harvest

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE (WASHINGTON, AP) — Michelle Obama said Wednesday that it’s important to help bees, butterflies and other creatures that spread the pollen that helps food grow. She also…

Christie’s to sell works by Monet, Chagall, Picasso in June

(LONDON, AP) — Christie’s auction house is offering works by Claude Monet, Rene Magritte, Joan Miro, Marc Chagall and Pablo Picasso this month amid a voracious global appetite for impressionist…

FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over US cities

By JACK GILLUM, EILEEN SULLIVAN and ERIC TUCKER (WASHINGTON, AP) — The FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times,…

Senate takes up House bill but fails to avoid spying lapse

By KEN DILANIAN (WASHINGTON, AP) — In a remarkable turnaround, Senate Republicans have agreed to debate a House bill that would overhaul the National Security Agency’s handling of Americans’ calling…

Toughest words aren’t tough enough for 2 spelling bee champs

By BEN NUCKOLS (OXON HILL, Md., AP) — For the second straight year, the Scripps National Spelling Bee ended with co-champions each holding onto one side of the golden trophy…

Missouri school moves contentious statue of Native Americans

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — A controversial statue has been relocated by Saint Louis University after complaints from faculty and students that it symbolizes white supremacy. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1BqrhvV)…