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Teachers find home visits help in the classroom

By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER (ST. LOUIS, AP) — In days gone by, a knock on the door by a teacher or school official used to mean a child was in…

Mo. school holds prayer sessions despite complaint

(FAYETTE, Mo., AP) — Fayette High School continues to hold prayer sessions despite a legal complaint that claims the sessions are unconstitutional. Fayette Superintendent Tamara Kimball says district administrators haven’t…

Federal health care sign-ups pass 1 million mark

By JOSH LEDERMAN and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR (HONOLULU, AP) — The Obama administration says its rehabilitated health insurance website has seen a December surge in customer sign-ups, pushing enrollment past the…

Report: 70 journalists killed on the job in 2013

By DAVID B. CARUSO (NEW YORK, AP) — At least 70 journalists were killed on the job around the world in 2013, including 29 who died covering the civil war…

Kenneth Lee Forste

Kenneth Lee Forste, 57, of Centerview, Mo., died Friday, Dec. 27 at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. Kenneth was born July 31, 1956, in Kansas City, Mo., the son…

Film goes behind the music in Branson

By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER (ST. LOUIS, AP) — Documentary filmmakers A.J. Schnack and David Wilson knew it would be easy to make fun of Branson, middle America’s flag-waving, family-friendly celebration…

Numbers offer complicated story of health care law

By CALVIN WOODWARD (WASHINGTON, AP) — The government churns out tons of numbers, but here’s one you won’t see: 0.0002. That’s the percentage of estimated online visitors to healthcare.gov who…

2 children badly injured in KC house fire

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Authorities in Kansas City say two children were home alone when their house caught fire, leaving both badly injured. KSHB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/JxRX9c) a 14-year-old girl…

Chiefs, 49ers get 8 players each for Pro Bowl

By OSKAR GARCIA (HONOLULU, AP) — Kansas City and San Francisco will have plenty of clout in Honolulu if they don’t make it to New Jersey for the Super Bowl.…

Bolts fishing for a miracle to get into playoffs

By BERNIE WILSON (SAN DIEGO, AP) — Rookie coach Mike McCoy and the San Diego Chargers are still fishing for a miracle. They’ll know on Sunday whether McCoy will keep…