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Small Missouri, Kansas towns prepare for total solar eclipse

(LATHROP, Mo., AP) — Some small Missouri and Kansas towns that’ll offer the best views of next year’s total solar eclipse are trying to prepare for the event. The Kansas City Star…

New Missouri law will require review of welfare rolls

By SUMMER BALLENTINE Associated Press (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri’s Social Services Department will need to have a third party review welfare rolls under a bill Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday…

Supreme Court denies appeal over tobacco tax initiative

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court has turned down appeals of a ruling changing the ballot summary for a tobacco tax initiative. The court Thursday denied an appeal made…

KC man admits he robbed people who answered Craiglist ads

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A Kansas City man has pleaded guilty to using Craiglist to set up robbery victims, including two people who were shot and wounded. The Kansas City Star…

Senator’s speech on race stirs recollections of police stops

By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, the lone black Republican in the Senate, candidly described being stopped by police, even Capitol Hill cops, because…

AP-GfK Poll: Email investigation has hurt Clinton’s imag

By KEN THOMAS and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — Hillary Clinton enters the summer damaged by perceptions that she violated the law by using a private email system while serving…

What Congress did and didn’t do so far this year

(WASHINGTON, AP) — Lawmakers exited Washington for a seven-week recess with several major accomplishments to highlight for voters — the first overhaul of rules for asbestos and other dangerous chemicals in 40…

Trump keeps suspense alive over veep choice

By JULIE PACE and JILL COLVIN Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — Donald Trump is keeping suspense alive over his choice of a running mate, sidelining the announcement because of the deadly attack…

Route 66 becoming green with charging stations, solar panels

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS Associated Press (ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., AP) — Route 66, a highway made famous for attracting gas-guzzling Chevrolet Bel Airs traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles, is turning green. The Mother…

Crews rescue 2 people trapped by high water in Missouri cave

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — Authorities say two people have been rescued from a cave at a Missouri state park after they became trapped by rising water following recent heavy rains.…