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Cosby’s lawyers to argue for dismissal of defamation suit

By PHILIP MARCELO (SPRINGFIELD, Mass., AP) — A federal judge is set to hear arguments on comedian Bill Cosby’s request to have dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by three women…

Regents OK greenhouse for microbiology research at Kansas

(LAWRENCE, Mo., AP) — The Kansas Board of Regents has approved construction of a greenhouse on the University of Kansas campus. The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/1L5w25N) the greenhouse will be…

Missouri accountant gets 30 months in prison for embezzling

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — A St. Louis company’s former accountant has been ordered to spend two and a half years in federal prison for stealing $825,000 from his partners. Fifty-year-old…

Jury: Neither Royals, man hurt by flying hot dog at fault

By BILL DRAPER (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Neither the Kansas City Royals nor a man who was struck in the eye with a foil-wrapped hot dog in 2009 were…

Missouri scrap metal businesswoman sentenced for tax evasion

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The owner of a Kansas City scrap metal business has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison without parole for tax evasion. Federal prosecutors…

Jurors hear testimony in civil case against Royals, mascot

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Jurors are hearing testimony in a lawsuit against the Kansas City Royals by a Kansas man who was struck in the eye by a foil-wrapped…

Vast data warehouse raises HealthCare.gov privacy concerns

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR (WASHINGTON, AP) — A government data warehouse that stores personal information on millions of HealthCare.gov customers is raising privacy concerns at a time when major breaches have…

OPM official: Agency has history of problems with security

By KEN DILANIAN (WASHINGTON, AP) — An Office of Personnel Management investigative official is conceding the agency entrusted with millions of personnel records has a history of failing to meet…

City says explosive device caused Neosho plant explosion

(NEOSHO, Mo., AP) — City officials say an explosive device caused a blast at a recycling facility in southwest Missouri city that killed one person and injured another in what’s…

Springfield manufacturer cited after worker’s death at plant

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — The federal government has cited a Springfield-based manufacturer after a worker at the company plant died in January. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Monday…