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Missouri museum to expand after receiving large donations

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — The Missouri Institute of Natural Science will be able to double its size after receiving an anonymous local donation. The Springfield News-Leader (http://sgfnow.co/1vCcqRF) reports that the…

Regulators move toward tougher rules for Internet providers

By ANNE FLAHERTY (WASHINGTON, AP) — Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile would have to act in the “public interest” when providing a mobile connection to…

Justices weigh case of Muslim denied job over headscarf

By MARK SHERMAN (WASHINGTON, AP) — The Supreme Court is considering the employment discrimination claim of a Muslim woman who was turned down for a job by clothing retailer Abercrombie…

Without hate crime, US limited in prosecuting Zimmerman

By CURT ANDERSEN (MIAMI, AP) — The Justice Department’s decision to not prosecute a civilian neighborhood watch volunteer for a hate crime in the shooting death of an unarmed black…

Page revels in new Led Zeppelin remasters

By GREGORY KATZ (LONDON, AP) — Jimmy Page started the project because he couldn’t believe how bad Led Zeppelin sounded. The legacy of the band he’d devoted much of his…

‘Birdman’ takes flight at an Oscars punctuated by politics

By JAKE COYLE (LOS ANGELES, AP) — The long take of “Birdman” has stretched all the way to the Academy Awards, where the jazzy, surreal comedy about an actor fleeing…

Francis Smith to capture American cities named Columbia

By CHRISTOPHER AIKEN The Columbian Missourian (COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — From wild berry picking in Columbia Falls, Maine, to the state ferry called M/V Columbia in Alaska, one photographer has…

Nixon plans to restore state money for KC sports complex

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he plans to restore nearly $5 million in state funding for the Truman Sports Complex and Bartle Hall in Kansas…

Art show offers insight on market fluctuations

Art show offers insight on market fluctuations

A new exhibition at the University of Central Missouri Gallery of Art & Design explores the fluctuations of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Chad Erpelding, associate professor of art and…

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…