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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…

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…

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 rigging a computerized Hot Lotto game so he could win a $14…

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 for members of the military to afford college. Starting this fall, UMSL’s…

$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 stadium authority to seek $50 million in state tax credits from 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 internal review showed decreasing use. The Springfield News-Leader (http://sgfnow.co/1I4Ooom) reports the review…

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 John Deere tractor and consist of more than 8,000 cans of food.…

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 schools by 2017, and now he’s promoting a new program to help…

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 funding Monday night to prevent a reduction in scheduled construction as early…

30 years later, Missouri ‘lake paradise’ languishing

(WARSAW, Mo., AP) — More than 30 years after a Forbes publishing subsidiary conducted a worldwide campaign to market land in central Missouri as a “lakeland paradise” the area is…