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US bots flagged Ebola before outbreak announced

By RODRIQUE NGOWI (BOSTON, AP) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is focusing a spotlight on an online tool run by experts in Boston that flagged a “mystery hemorrhagic…

Study: Keystone carbon pollution more than figured

By SETH BORENSTEIN (WASHINGTON, AP) — The much-debated Keystone XL pipeline could produce four times more global warming pollution than the State Department calculated earlier this year, a new study…

Ethical questions emerge over who gets Ebola drug

By BY CIARAN GILES and MARIA CHENG (MADRID, AP) — In a development that raises a host of ethical issues, Spain announced it had obtained a scarce U.S.-made experimental Ebola drug…

Missouri led nation in Medicaid roll reductions

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri’s Medicaid program is leading the nation in the number of people dropped from its rolls. New figures from the U.S. Department of Health and…

Stewart crash probe focuses on lighting, track

By JOHN WAWROW and DAN GELSTON (CANANDAIGUA, N.Y., AP) — The collision was as common as any in racing. Kevin Ward Jr.’s car spun twice like a top, wheels hugging the…

Vandalism, looting after vigil for Missouri man

By JIM SALTER and JIM SUHR (FERGUSON, Mo., AP) — A candlelight vigil for an unarmed man who was fatally shot by police turned ugly, with rioters looting and burning stores, vandalizing…

Carolyn Sue Brillhart

Carolyn Sue Brillhart, 69, of Holden, Missouri, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Lee’’s Summit Medical Center. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden…

Safety Center program manager honored for work to improve highway safety

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Bob Welsh, program manager of the Breath Alcohol Instrument Training Program in the Missouri Safety Center at the University of Central Missouri, recently was honored by the…

Jamie Leigh (Garrett) Hatfield

Jamie Leigh (Garrett) Hatfield, 51, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Lee’’s Summit Medical Center. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, at Williams Funeral Chapel…

Dr. Herbert R. Eschliman

Dr. Herbert R. Eschliman, 87, of Warrensburg, Missouri, died Monday, Aug. 4, at his residence. Following cremation, an informal memorial gathering will be held at the home, 208 Hillcrest Drive,…