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Chinese consulate warns Missouri lawmakers on Taiwan

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — The Chinese consulate opposes a Missouri measure encouraging the U.S. government to resume trade talks with and continue weapons sales to Taiwan. State lawmakers received letters this month from the Chinese consulate in Chicago. The letter says treating Taiwan as an independent country…

Residents: Police shortage is a security risk for Mardi Gras

By CAIN BURDEAU (NEW ORLEANS, AP) — Throughout the quieter parts of the French Quarter, residents and businesses have posted signs that read “Caution: Walk in Large Groups. We (heart) N.O.P.D. We Just Need More.” It’s an unsettling message about violent crime in the Big Easy for the…

11 rescued from sinking tow vessel off Hawaiian island

(HONOLULU, AP) — Officials say 11 people are safe after being rescued from their sinking tow boat off the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The Coast Guard says it received an emergency call Thursday afternoon from the 95-foot Nalani after it began taking on water about 2 1/2 miles…

Teacher training in Missouri facing stronger scrutiny

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — College programs that train Missouri’s future teachers are facing an unprecedented level of scrutiny…

Campaign finance protest, hidden camera disrupt high court

By MARK SHERMAN (WASHINGTON, AP) — For the second time in 11 months, opponents of Supreme Court rulings…

$8 million expansion dedicated at Silver Dollar City

(BRANSON, Mo., AP) — Silver Dollar City in Branson officially dedicated an $8 million expansion project that will…

Jury in Va. to hear closing arguments in CIA leak case

(ALEXANDRIA, Va., AP) — A federal jury is slated to hear closing arguments in the leak trial of…

Video of New Jersey man shot by police raises questions

By SEAN CARLIN and GEOFF MULVIHILL (BRIDGETON, N.J., AP) — A police video of officers confronting and then fatally…

Missouri governor to propose increased education funding

By DAVID A. LIEB (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Democratic Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon plans to call for…

Special Olympics training will be in Jefferson City

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A training campus for Special Olympics Missouri will be located in Jefferson City.…

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