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Nixon to announce new effort in Ferguson

(FERGUSON, Mo., AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will be in Ferguson Tuesday to announce an effort that seeks to address issues raised in the wake of the death of…

Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

By DAVID RISING, RANDY HERSCHAFT and RICHARD LARDNER (OSIJEK, Croatia, AP) — Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after…

School boosts security after likely Frein sighting

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM A northeastern Pennsylvania school district opened with tightened security Monday after the suspect in a deadly police ambush was believed to have been spotted near one of…

6-year-old’s shooting death at store investigated

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Kansas City police are vowing to find those responsible for the shooting death of a 6-year-old girl who had stopped at a convenience store with…

Boston bomb case judge wants 1,000 juror summonses

By DENISE LAVOIE BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge says at least 1,000 people will be summoned to pick a jury for the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar…

Mountain lion spotted in eastern Missouri

(GERALD, Mo., AP) — Police in an eastern Missouri town say they spotted a mountain lion earlier this week. The Washington Missourian reports (http://bit.ly/1tyva2Y) Gerald Police Chief Steve Goodwin followed…

Group files fair housing complaint in Kansas City

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A company that manages several low-income apartment buildings in Kansas City is accusing city officials of trying to force black residents to move out of…

Missouri approves tougher rules for captive deer

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri officials have approved tougher regulations for deer ranchers and hunting preserves in an attempt to prevent the spread of disease. The new rules approved…

Judge strikes down Arizona’s ban on gay marriage

By JACQUES BILLEAUD PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge has cleared the way for legally recognized gay marriages in Arizona by ruling that the state’s ban on same-sex unions is…

Hanaway’s governor bid gets $750K from Sinquefield

By DAVID A. LIEB (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri mega-donor Rex Sinquefield has provided the bulk of the money for Republican Catherine Hanaway’s gubernatorial campaign as she seeks to…