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Matisse painting taken in 1987 recovered in UK

By JILL LAWLESS (LONDON, AP) — A Henri Matisse painting stolen in 1987 from a Swedish museum by a thief wielding a sledgehammer has been recovered, an art specialist and…

Recent Missouri editorials

The Associated Press Jefferson City News Tribune, Jan. 6 The ‘epidemic’ of child sexual abuse Child sexual abuse in Missouri is characterized as a “silent epidemic” by members of a…

Monsanto profit balloons on Latin American sales

(WASHINGTON, AP) — Agricultural products giant Monsanto reported Tuesday that its profit nearly tripled in the first fiscal quarter as sales of its biotech corn seeds expanded in Latin America.…

State tax-cut plans tempered by caution in 2013

By DAVID A. LIEB (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Emboldened by big majorities and eager to lure businesses, Republican legislators and governors across the Midwest and South are planning to…

Lottery winner’s cyanide death being investigated

By JASON KEYSER (CHICAGO, AP) — Urooj Khan had returned to Chicago from the hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia inspired to lead a better life and had sworn off buying…

Giffords, Kelly launch gun control lobbying effort

By BOB CHRISTIE and BRIAN SKOLOFF (TUCSON, Ariz., AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband launched a political action committee aimed at curbing gun violence on Tuesday,…

Deadline is approaching for Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture scholarship

(SEDALIA, Mo.) – The deadline for high school seniors to apply for a Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture scholarship is Feb. 1. A total of 36 $1,000 scholarships and…