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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…

Warrensburg Schools Foundation announces scholarship winners

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The Warrensburg Schools Foundation is announced the spring semester recipients of the Warrensburg Schools Foundation dual credit scholarships. The dual credit scholarships are made possible by donations…

In close vote, Utah House OKs firing-squad proposal

By MICHELLE L. PRICE (SALT LAKE CITY, AP) — A hotly contested proposal that resurrects Utah’s use of firing squads to carry out executions narrowly passed a key vote Friday…

As sign-up deadline nears, a new risk for Obama health law

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR (WASHINGTON, AP) — Thousands of people signing up for health insurance this weekend may not realize it, but their coverage under President Barack Obama’s law could be…

3 Missouri Powerball purchasers win $1 million each

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — None of the three winners in the Wednesday Powerball drawing bought tickets in Missouri, but three people who did each won a pretty nice consolation prize.…

Warrensburg city manager resigns

Editor’s Note: This version fixes typos from the original story. (WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — City Manager Paula Hertwig Hopkins submitted her letter of resignation to the City Council at the council…

‘Birdman’ bests ‘Boyhood’ again on the road to the Oscars

By LINDSEY BAHR (LOS ANGELES, AP) — The long takes of Alejandro Inarritu’s “Birdman” won out over the long production of Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” at the Directors Guild Awards Saturday.…

188,000 moldy materials destroyed at University of Missouri

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — A University of Missouri faculty committee says it no longer has confidence in the director of the university’s libraries after about 190,000 books, documents and journals…