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  • 9 days in, no contact with trooper slaying suspect
    CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) -- Nine days after a gunman opened fire in a deadly ambush at a state police barracks, authorities have had no contact with the suspect they describe as a self-taught survivalist despite an intensive search that shut down the heavily wooded community where he lived with his parents....
  • Sierra Leone reaches final day of Ebola lockdown
    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Volunteers going door to door during a three-day lockdown intended to combat Ebola in Sierra Leone say some residents are growing increasingly frustrated and complaining about food shortages....
  • New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's two presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal on Sunday that makes one president and the other chief executive, ending months of political wrangling following a disputed runoff that threatened to plunge the country into turmoil and complicate the withdrawal of foreign troops....
  • Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000
    KUCUK KENDIRCILER, Turkey (AP) -- The number of refugees seeking shelter in Turkey from the Islamic State group's advance across northeastern Syria has hit 100,000, Turkey said Sunday as clashes broke out on the border between Turkish security guards and Kurds....
State Headlines
  • Lawsuit filed over Common Core standards
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- An unsuccessful gubernatorial candidate is among the plaintiffs suing Missouri officials to stop the state from making payments to a multistate consortium that has been developing tests tied to the new Common Core education standards....
  • MU offers voluntary buyout offer for some faculty
    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- The University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia is offering a buyout option for some of its tenured faculty members....
  • MU professor says complaints led to tenure denial
    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Gaining tenure is never a sure thing. Dylan Kesler figured his chances were pretty good....
  • Missouri Senate getting historic renovation
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri officials are undertaking a $750,000 renovation of the Senate even as Gov. Jay Nixon is blocking hundreds of millions of dollars of spending for other programs and facilities because of concerns about the state's finances....
  • Journal aims to stoke interest in Midwest history
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- When T.V. Golden set out to bring a modern irrigation system to parched northwestern Nebraska in the late 19th century, some of the more established settlers objected, fearing that acknowledging the problem would stanch the flow of immigrants who had turned the area into a "young Ireland."...
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