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Art’s perfect theft: the ‘Ghent Altarpiece’

Art’s perfect theft: the ‘Ghent Altarpiece’

By RAF CASERT (GHENT, Belgium, AP) — The main suspect in the legendary art heist is said to have whispered with his dying breath: “Only I know where the ‘Adoration’…

New frontier for scaling up online classes: credit

By JUSTIN POPE, AP — In 15 years of teaching, University of Pennsylvania classicist Peter Struck has guided perhaps a few hundred students annually in his classes on Greek and…

Fiscal cliff negotiators are facing high hurdles

By CHARLES BABINGTON (WASHINGTON, AP) — It’s entirely possible that lawmakers and the White House will reach a deal that staves off an avalanche of tax increases and deep cuts…

National debt group opens Missouri chapter

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A bipartisan group of current and former Missouri officials is calling for federal leaders to address the national debt. Leaders of Missouri’s chapter of the…

Flock of dead birds baffles Springfield residents

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — Springfield residents are baffled over dozens of dead birds found lying dead at a local intersection over the weekend. The Springfield News-Leader (http://sgfnow.co/Wp46lc) reports 50 or…

Man sentenced for robbing Salvation Army worker

(CLAYTON, Mo., AP) — A man who admits robbing a Salvation Army worker of $1,500 after she offered to give him a ride has been ordered to spend four months…

Hamas sticks to truce demand, Gaza toll 96

By IBRAHIM BARZAK and KARIN LAUB (GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip, AP) — Israeli aircraft struck crowded areas in the Gaza Strip and killed a senior militant with a missile strike…

Oxygen masks used on KC-Dallas Southwest flight

(DALLAS, AP) — Southwest Airlines says a flight from Kansas City to Dallas lost cabin pressure, forcing passengers and crew to wear oxygen masks until the plane had descended to…

Enforcement of tobacco ban based on intervention

The University of Central Missouri is going tobacco-free, and enforcement of the new regulations will be based on intervention. “The goal will be to create a culture of compliance on…

Punt Pass Kick awards

Warrensburg Parks and Recreation had two participants win awards in the sectional NFL Punt Pass Kick on Nov. 3 in Belton, Mo. Samuel Slobaszewski, Warrensburg, competed in the boys 6-7-year-old…

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