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Questions, answers about new NSA rules

By CONNIE CASS (WASHINGTON, AP) — President Barack Obama is putting limits on the harvesting of Americans’ phone records and seeking revisions to a program that sweeps up email and…

NTSB: Pilots confused by wrong airport’s lights

By JOAN LOWY (WASHINGTON, AP) — Southwest Airlines pilots who recently landed at the wrong airport in Missouri have told investigators they were confused by the small airport’s runway lights,…

Horse slaughter blocked by federal law

By BARRY MASSEY (SANTA FE, N.M., AP) — The resumption of commercial horse slaughter in the U.S. was blocked Friday as President Barack Obama signed a budget measure that withholds…

Hosmer, Hochevar, Bonifacio get deals with Royals

By DAVE SKRETTA (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The Royals agreed to one-year deals Friday with first baseman Eric Hosmer, right-hander Luke Hochevar and utilityman Emilio Bonifacio to avoid going…

Company files for bankruptcy after W.Va. spill

By JONATHAN MATTISE (CHARLESTON, W.Va., AP) — The company blamed for a chemical spill that left 300,000 West Virginians without safe drinking water filed for bankruptcy Friday, temporarily shielding it…

Response to store shooting confirms police tactics

By CHARLES WILSON and SUMMER BALLENTINE (INDIANAPOLIS, AP) — A deadly shooting at an Indiana grocery store this week could have been much worse if not for the quick actions…

Farm groups raise $200K for Mo. ballot measure

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A coalition backing a proposed constitutional amendment about farming has raised more than $200,000 for a Missouri ballot campaign. Voters will decide in November whether…

Liberty’s ex-superintendent paid about $1 million

(LIBERTY, Mo., AP) — The Liberty School District has paid a former superintendent nearly $1 million to settle his wrongful-termination lawsuit. The lawsuit Phil Wright filed against the district in…

New penguins helps KC Zoo set record attendance

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A record number of people flocked to the Kansas City Zoo last year, in part to see a new penguin exhibit. Zoo officials say 882,194…

Mules wins first MIAA dual 33-12 over Truman

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — The Central Missouri Mules wrestling squad won their first MIAA dual of the season 33-12 over Truman State on Friday afternoon in the UCM Multipurpose building. After…