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Ex-Marine convicted in ‘Sniper’ trial faces life in prison

By JAMIE STENGLE (STEPHENVILLE, Texas, AP) — A Texas jury has rejected the insanity defense of a former Marine in the deaths of famed “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle and…

Mules and Jennies remain top-10 in the nation

(NEW ORLEANS) – Both the Mules and Jennies track teams remained in the top 10 for another week of the USTFCCCA rankings. The Jennies held steady at No. 2 for…

Jury selection begins in trial of alleged hit man

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — Jury selection has begun in the trial of a man accused of killing a Columbia art dealer in exchange for $10,000, a car and a gun.…

Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana

By MOLLY DISCHNER (JUNEAU, Alaska, AP) — Alaska on Tuesday became the third U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, but organizers don’t expect any public celebrations since…

R-6 School District faces reduced funding

By ROB CURRY (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – The Warrensburg R-6 Board of Education is looking at ways to reduce spending as state funding decreases. Assistant Superintendent Andy Kohl emphasized rebuilding…

Missouri lawmaker wants disclosure of unvaccinated children

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A Missouri Republican wants to require preschools and daycare centers to tell parents if there are other children attending who have not been vaccinated against…

Hearing set for man accused of supplying terrorists

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — One of six Bosnian immigrants accused of funneling money and military supplies to terror groups faces a hearing Friday to determine if he must remain jailed…

Senator: Next round of US-Cuba talks next week

By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN (HAVANA, AP) — A new round of negotiations to restore full diplomatic ties with Cuba will take place next week in Washington, according to a delegation of…

Federal judge stalls Obama’s executive action on immigration

By JUAN A. LOZANO (HOUSTON, AP) — The White House promised an appeal Tuesday after a federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration and…

Mardi Gras in New Orleans: A day of parades, partying

By STACEY PLAISANCE and JANET McCONNAUGHEY (NEW ORLEANS, AP) — Revelers in glitzy costumes filled the streets of New Orleans on Tuesday for the annual Mardi Gras bash, opening a day…