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Last-minute insurance shoppers given grace period

By CARLA K. JOHNSON (CHICAGO, AP) — Monday’s deadline for signing up for insurance under the new health care law has effectively been extended through Tuesday in case of heavy…

5 takeaways from Colts’ win over Chiefs

By DAVE SKRETTA (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Even though the Indianapolis Colts won’t know their playoff seeding until after next week’s games, they’re probably hoping that the Chiefs are…

Kinder focusing on Mo. housing tax credits

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder is preparing to announce efforts to preserve Missouri’s low-income housing tax credits. Kinder was traveling Monday to St. Louis for a…

KU researcher takes cancer fight to urban churches

(LAWRENCE, Kan., AP) — A University of Kansas researcher is studying the effectiveness of using urban churches to fight colorectal cancer. Assistant professor Crystal Lumpkins and her colleagues have met…

KC-St. Joseph Diocese settles abuse lawsuit

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A religious order and the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph have settled a 2012 lawsuit accusing a priest of sexual abuse. The lawsuit was…

Mo. sheriff accused of stalking to stand trial

(LINN, Mo., AP) — A central Missouri sheriff accused of stalking a woman will stand trial, a judge has ruled. Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon has pleaded not guilty to…