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‘Making a Murderer’ juror stands by verdict

By STEVE KARNOWSKI and CARRIE ANTLFINGER (MILWAUKEE, AP) — A juror involved in the homicide case that spawned the popular Netflix series “Making a Murderer” says she stands by the verdict.…

Survey: US progress on health insurance stalled in 2015

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR (WASHINGTON, AP) — Going into President Barack Obama’s last year in office, progress has stalled on reducing the number of uninsured Americans under his signature health care…

Royals, OF Alex Gordon agree to 4-year contract

By DAVE SKRETTA (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A person familiar with the deal says All-Star outfielder Alex Gordon has agreed to a four-year contract to remain with the World…

Ethics, voter ID among measures to watch in Missouri session

By SUMMER BALLENTINE (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri lawmakers will arrive at the Capitol on Wednesday to start the 2016 legislative session, during which they are expected to discuss…

Some key numbers after historic Illinois, Missouri flooding

The Associated Press A rare winter flood that brought record or near-milestone crests along the Mississippi River and its tributaries, claiming at least 25 lives in Missouri and Illinois, had…

After 2 lawmakers resign, Missouri tries again on ethics

By SUMMER BALLENTINE (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri lawmakers in 2016 will again try to rein in state ethics laws that are some of the loosest in the nation,…

New Year revelers unfazed by attack worries – in most places

The Associated Press In Bangkok, police-flanked partygoers will ring in the new year at the site of a deadly bombing that took place just months ago. In Paris, residents recovering…

Several levees monitored in Missouri; death toll rises to 20

By JIM SALTER and ALAN SCHER ZAGIER (ST. LOUIS, AP) –€” Though the Mississippi River and its tributaries didn’t top the 19 vulnerable levees that federal officials were monitoring, the dangers…

After rain deluge, rare winter floods on Mississippi River

By JIM SALTER and JIM SUHR (ST. LOUIS, AP) — Warm and wet weather over the last several weeks followed by storms that brought a deluge of rain in recent days…

Judge brings therapy dogs to court to help young witnesses

(FULTON, Mo., AP) — In a juvenile justice system that poses plenty of adversity to young people drawn into it, a Missouri judge came up with a plan to bring…