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Mandela ceremony interpreter called a ‘fake’

By ALAN CLENDENNING and RAY FAURE (JOHANNESBURG, AP) — A man who appeared to provide sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela’s memorial service, attended by scores of heads…

Nixon to discuss Mo. higher education budget

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon plans to discuss college affordability and funding for higher education. The governor told higher education officials in October he would propose a…

Foundation pledges $250K toward junior golf course

(MARYVILLE, Mo., AP) — An Ohio-based golf foundation is giving $250,000 toward a Tom Watson-designed junior golf course in northwest Missouri targeting youths and beginning golfers. The Wadsworth Golf Charities…

3 to be honored for Mo. Public Affairs fame

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — The inaugural inductees of Missouri Public Affairs Hall of Fame will feature a former president, senator and journalist. Missouri State University says an induction ceremony will…

St. Louis museum buys $835,000 chandelier

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — The St. Louis Art Museum’s governing board has signed off on spending $825,000 for a 110-year-old Frank Lloyd Wright chandelier. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1jNeFIF) reports…