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Kansas droid maker joins growing trend

By JAMES A. FUSSELL The Kansas City Star (LENEXA, Kan., AP) — Most people just have cars, bikes and lawn mowers in their garage. George Westwater has a droid. As…

UCM pitcher drafted by Houston Astros

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – University of Central Missouri senior left-handed pitcher Zach Davis was selected in the 25th round of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft on Saturday by the Houston Astros.…

D-Day anniversary events around US and abroad

The Associated Press Friday is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings of Allied troops in Normandy, the largest amphibious invasion in history and a turning point in World War…

WWII museum: 2 days of D-Day vets, historians

By JANET McCONNAUGHEY (NEW ORLEANS, AP) — For months, 19-year-old Cpl. Roland Chaisson and his demolition squad had trained in England to invade Normandy. Twice a day they scrambled down…

White House hails Tiananmen Square protesters

(WASHINGTON, AP) — The White House is paying tribute to pro-democracy protesters who stood up against the Chinese government in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square 25 years ago, and calling on Chinese…

US disrupts hacking schemes that stole millions

By JOE MANDAK and ERIC TUCKER (WASHINGTON, AP) — A band of hackers implanted viruses on hundreds of thousands of computers around the world, secretly seized customer bank information and stole…

UCM flags accompany alumnus in Afghanistan

UCM flags accompany alumnus in Afghanistan

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – A University of Central Missouri alumnus recently returned to campus to present President Charles Ambrose two UCM flags that accompanied him on a combat mission in Afghanistan.…

19th century English-Spanish newspaper donated

By TIM O’NEIL St. Louis Post-Dispatch (ST. LOUIS, AP) — Nine copies of a little-remembered local business newspaper that was published in Spanish and English during the late 1800s have been…

Obama to call for more mentors for minority boys

(WASHINGTON, AP) — President Barack Obama is calling on all Americans to get involved with his push to reverse underachievement among young minority men by getting involved with mentorship and…

GOP panel to weigh K.C. as convention site

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A Republican delegation will visit Kansas City next week as the party continues to weigh possible locations for its 2016 presidential nominating convention. Kansas City…