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National Headlines
  • Bush officials gave CIA wide latitude
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- In July 2004, despite growing internal concerns about the CIA's brutal interrogation methods, senior members of George W. Bush's national security team gave the agency permission to employ the harsh tactics against an al-Qaida facilitator the agency suspected was linked to a plot to disrupt the upcoming presidential election....
  • Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony Pictures Entertainment "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader and pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hack attack on Sony that the FBI blamed on the communist government....
  • Theater shooter's parents plead for his life
    DENVER (AP) -- The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes pleaded Friday for his life to be spared through a plea bargain - a move that rekindled the long-running, emotional debate about whether the horrific details of the mass killing should be played out at his upcoming trial....
  • Sponsors pay big bucks to join college bowl games
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Ready! Set! Hut, hut: This holiday season's blitz of college football bowl games will feature a reshuffled roster of corporate sponsors spending millions to thrust their names in front of fans watching on TV and in the stands....
State Headlines
  • Opponents of new smoking law start petition drive
    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Opponents of three new ordinances limiting the sales and use of tobacco and e-cigarettes have launched a petition drive to erase the new laws....
  • Lawmaker wants investigation of St. Louis prosecutor
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A Missouri lawmaker is calling for an investigation of St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch, saying he "manipulated" the grand jury in the Ferguson case. McCulloch said in a radio interview on Friday that some witnesses obviously lied to the grand jury....
  • Lawmaker wants investigation of McCulloch
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A state lawmaker from St. Louis is asking a legislative committee to investigate whether St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch "manipulated" the grand jury in the Michael Brown case....
  • School mentoring group might be coming to KC
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Several prominent Kansas City leaders are working to bring a national school mentoring program to the Kansas City public school district....
  • Missouri man among those granted clemency
    KENNETT, Mo. (AP) -- A southeast Missouri man's prison term will end April 15 after he was granted clemency this week by President Barack Obama....
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