Extension Service says wheat disease hurting Missouri crops

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — The University of Missouri Extension Service says continued wet weather has led to serious problems in the state’s wheat fields. Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute director Pat Westhoff says farmers have had a hard time harvesting the wheat crop, and disease now is…

Binge-buying French telecoms mogul teams with media group

(PARIS, AP) — Two of France’s top executives are teaming up in a joint venture focused on international media projects. Under the terms of the deal announced Monday, Alain Weill’s NextRadio TV, a major independent French news network, will become a subsidiary of Altice, one of the country’s…

Transportation Chief: 4 Airlines probed for price-gouging

(WASHINGTON, AP) — Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says the government has opened a price-gouging investigation involving four airlines that allegedly raised airfares in the Northeast after an Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in May disrupted rail service. Foxx tells reporters the Transportation Department sent letters to the airlines seeking…

Ex-lottery worker convicted of rigging system to win $14M

By DAVID PITT (DES MOINES, Iowa, AP) — A former lottery security official was found guilty Monday of…

UMSL program offers tuition aid for military members

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — A new scholarship at the University of Missouri-St. Louis aims to make it easier…

$50 million in tax credits sought for St. Louis stadium

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — A revised plan for a new NFL stadium in St. Louis calls for the…

Missouri university drops health insurance for US students

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — Missouri State University is set to drop health insurance for domestic students after an…

State Fair hosts annual food drive

(SEDALIA, Mo.) – The Missouri State Fair’s fifth annual food drive will include a Canstruction display, which will depict a…

Obama to announce high-speed Internet help for homes

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama set a goal of bringing high-speed Internet to most…

House GOP unveils short-term highway funding extension

By DAVID ESPO (WASHINGTON, AP) — House Republicans called for a brief extension of highway and mass transit…

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