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Medication in home of suspect in ‘American Sniper’ trial

By JAMIE STENGLE (STEPHENVILLE, Texas, AP) — Authorities found marijuana, a nearly empty bottle of whiskey and anti-psychotic medication while searching the home of the former Marine charged with killing…

FBI director: US at crossroads on race relations, policing

By ERIC TUCKER (WASHINGTON, AP) — The United States is at a crossroads on matters of race relations and law enforcement, presenting “hard truths” that its citizens and police must…

Writer works to fulfill project after losing friend

Writer works to fulfill project after losing friend

By ROB CURRY (digitalBURG) – A Warrensburg resident is working to fulfill a literary project that was cut short after a longtime friend and traveling companion suffered a fatal stroke. Terrence…

Missouri lawmakers blast fee offices as ‘pay-to-play’ scheme

By SUMMER BALLENTINE (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri’s practice of awarding private businesses contracts to run offices that issue vehicle and driver’s licenses has come under fire by some…

FCC chairman proposes regulating Internet like phone service

By ANNE FLAHERTY (WASHINGTON, AP) — Internet service providers, including those selling wireless connections, would be prohibited from slowing down or speeding up web traffic, under rules proposed Wednesday by…

Airbrushed illustration from 1860s removed from Capitol

By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The Kansas Historical Society has removed an 1860s illustration depicting an election in the state’s territorial period after receiving complaints that the…

Star Wars exhibit shows the force is with the costumes

By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP (SEATTLE, AP) — The creators of a new traveling exhibit on the costumes of Star Wars are hoping to gather geeks, fashionistas and movie fans together…

UCM Theatre and Dance honored at Kennedy Theatre Festival

UCM Theatre and Dance honored at Kennedy Theatre Festival

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — The University of Central Missouri Department of Theatre and Dance received several honors at the Kennedy Center American College Region V Theatre Festival held in Minneapolis, Jan.…

Bill calls for end to travel ban to Cuba

(WASHINGTON, AP) — A bipartisan group of senators wants to end travel restrictions on Americans seeking to go to Cuba, saying it would help foster change in the Communist island…

Obama sees need to move on drone rules now

By JOSH LEDERMAN and CALVIN WOODWARD (WASHINGTON, AP) — President Barack Obama says the wayward quadcopter that crashed on the White House grounds — flown by an off-duty intelligence employee —…