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  • Olympian Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge
    BALTIMORE (AP) -- Police arrested Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps on a DUI charge early Tuesday, and officials say he was speeding and failed field sobriety tests when officers pulled him over....
  • California becomes first state to ban plastic bags
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, driven to action by a buildup of litter and damage to aquatic ecosystems....
  • Secret Service head takes heat for WH breach
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday that her agency failed in executing its plan to protect the White House when a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being subdued....
  • US-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey
    BEIRUT (AP) -- U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted fighters, vehicles and artillery pieces of the Islamic State group on both sides of the Syria-Iraq border Tuesday, including around a beleaguered Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish that is under assault by the militants, activists said....
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  • Sheriff: 2 dead in southwest Missouri
    WILLARD, Mo. (AP) -- The Greene County Sheriff's Office says the death of a woman and her estranged husband was a murder-suicide....
  • Cable company to drop channels in pricing dispute
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A Missouri-based cable TV provider that serves 16 states plans to drop nearly two dozen channels owned by Viacom Inc. in a dispute over a proposed fee increase....
  • Officer, suspect hurt in confrontation
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A St. Louis County police officer is hospitalized and a suspect was treated for injuries after a confrontation in which the suspect was shot in the leg....
  • Missouri pension funds ahead of national norms
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri's public employee retirement plans generally are in better financial shape than those nationwide, though there is cause for concern about some, according to a state audit released Tuesday....
  • Impact of events center closing causing concern
    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- As the clock ticks down toward the end of an era in Boone County, Renea Bolling is already looking for another location for the Thanksgiving weekend barrel race that will bring some 350 horses and riders to the Central Missouri Events Center....
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