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Groups eye Indiana pullout over religious objections bill

(INDIANAPOLIS, AP) — Organizers of at least two major conventions set for Indianapolis have joined some business leaders in urging Republican Gov. Mike Pence to veto a religious objections bill that opponents say could provide legal cover for discrimination against gay people. In a letter to Pence sent…

Joplin sues former master developer for fraud

(JOPLIN, Mo., AP) — The city of Joplin is suing its former master developer and two men who ran the Texas-based company. The lawsuit filed Wednesday seeks $1.5 million from Wallace Bajjali Development Partners and accuses the company of fraud. One of the company’s former partners, David Wallace,…

Bergdahl describes maltreatment at the hands of the Taliban

By MICHAEL BIESECKER (RALEIGH, N.C., AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says he was tortured in the five years he was held captive by the Taliban, beaten with a copper cable as he spent months blindfolded and chained spread-eagle to a bed. The 28-year-old soldier described his harsh…

Missouri man catches record-sized paddlefish

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A Missouri man says he fought for nearly 30 minutes before landing a…

2 camels, 2 cows stolen from mid-Missouri

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — Boone County authorities are looking for two stolen camels. The double-hump male camels were…

Ex-prosecutor of exonerated death row inmate pens apology

By KEVIN McGILL (NEW ORLEANS, AP) — It was a long journey of conscience for a former Louisiana…

Picasso valued at $140M heading to NYC auction

(NEW YORK, AP) — Christie’s auction house has announced it will offer a 1955 masterpiece by Pablo Picasso…

NY marks 25th anniversary of social club fire that killed 87

By VERENA DOBNIK (NEW YORK, AP) — Twenty-five years ago, what was then the biggest mass murder in…

2 camels, 2 cows stolen from mid-Missouri

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — Boone County authorities are looking for two stolen camels. The double-hump male camels were…

State bills would limit access to officer body camera videos

By RYAN J. FOLEY (IOWA CITY, Iowa, AP) — State legislators are pushing to make it much harder…

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