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US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

By JIM KUHNHENN (WASHINGTON, AP) — In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling…

Chiefs offensive line a grab-bag of bodies in camp

By DAVE SKRETTA (ST. JOSEPH, Mo., AP) — The presumptive favorite to win the starting right guard spot with the Kansas City Chiefs worked out with the third team on…

Sandbars ground barges in upper Mississippi River

(WABASHA, Minn., AP) — Mississippi River workers say roughly a dozen barges and their tugboats have been grounded by sandbars in Minnesota. KTTC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1nVNGgI) at least nine tugboats are…

Ameren Missouri seeks increase in monthly fees

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Ameren Missouri is seeking approval to add about $1.50 to customers’ monthly electric bills. The Missouri Public Service Commission says Ameren wants to adjust the…

Recent Missouri editorials

The Associated Press Springfield News-Leader, July 27 Wrong way to protect farms: Missouri is an agricultural state. We depend on farms, both small and big, to supply food to our…

Obama dining with 4 Kansas City letter writers

By NEDRA PICKLER (WASHINGTON, AP) — President Barack Obama is taking four Kansas City residents out to dinner to chew over the concerns of heartland Americans, with little time remaining…

NCAA settles head injury lawsuit

By MICHAEL TARM (CHICAGO, AP) — The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former…