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NKorea outage a case study in online uncertainties

By RAPHAEL SATTER (LONDON, AP) — North Korea’s microscopic corner of the Internet has had a rough couple of days, suffering seven outages in the last 48 hours, according to…

Keurig recalls ‘Mini Plus’ coffee makers

Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — Keurig is recalling some 7 million of single-serve coffee brewing machines because of reported burns. Keurig says its Mini Plus Brewing Systems, with model number…

Western Missouri Medical Center to open express care

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — Western Missouri Medical Center will begin providing express care on Monday, Dec. 29, by a team of nurse practitioners and a family physician, according to a news…

N Korea-linked Sony hack may be costliest ever

By BERNARD CONDON, ERIC TUCKER and MAE ANDERSON (NEW YORK, AP) — The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the…

Washington U. gets $30 M for Alzheimer’s studies

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Federal funds will provide $30 million for Alzheimer’s disease research at Washington University in St. Louis over the next five years. The university announced Tuesday that…

KMOS-TV donates books to Johnson County Angel Tree Program

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The University of Central Missouri’s public broadcasting television station helped bring the joy of Christmas to area children by donating hundreds of books to a local program. Michael…

James Patterson donating to independent bookstores

By HILLEL ITALIE (NEW YORK, AP) — Thanks to a holiday windfall, Left Bank Books in St. Louis plans to install a security system and possibly update its phones. Strand…

Millions expected to shop on Thanksgiving

By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO (NEW YORK, AP) — Millions of Americans are expected to head to the stores for holiday gift shopping on Thanksgiving in what’s quickly becoming a new holiday…

Google’s latest: A spoon that steadies tremors

By MARTHA MENDOZA (MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., AP) — Just in time for the holidays, Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon. Of course these…

Automakers aim to drive away car computer hackers

By JUSTIN PRITCHARD (LOS ANGELES, AP) — Against the team of hackers, the poor car stood no chance. Meticulously overwhelming its computer networks, the hackers showed that — given time…