Missouri

A bottle of the propofol, the nation's most popular anesthetic. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Missouri gov. halts 1st US execution by propofol

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday halted what was to have been the first execution in the United States to use the popular anesthetic propofol, following threats from the European Union […]

10/11/2013

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Doctors: Mo. execution plan jeopardizing hospitals

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Hundreds of Missouri anesthesiologists urged the state on Monday not to use propofol in an upcoming execution, saying the fallout could jeopardize the availability of the anesthetic relied on by thousands […]

09/30/2013

Crime scene cold case

Mo. couple accused in Wyo. of killing exes, 2 kids

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Wyoming authorities say a Missouri couple have been arrested in the deaths of their ex-spouses and two children more than 30 years ago. Officials said Monday that 71-year-old Gerald Uden and […]

09/30/2013

In this Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 photo, fourth-grade students at Washington Elementary School in Monticello, Ill., eat popsicles to stay cool as their teacher reads to them. The school, built in 1894, has air conditioning in only a few spots and has been sending students home early this new school year as temperatures push into the 90s every day. (AP Photo/David Mercer)

‘Heat days’ become more common for sweaty schools

CHICAGO (AP) — When city students arrived for the first day of school under the blazing temperatures of a Midwest heat wave, staff greeted them with some unusual school supplies: water bottles, fans and wet […]

09/02/2013

This image from video provided by KMBC-TV shows the scene of a school bus crash Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, in Bonner Springs, Kan. (AP Photo/Courtesy KMBC-TV)

School bus crashes in Kan., several children hurt

BONNER SPRINGS, Kan. (AP) — One of two buses taking Missouri sixth-graders to an annual campout overturned in northeast Kansas on Wednesday, injuring at least 20 of those onboard, including the driver. The bus, which […]

08/21/2013

This photo provided by Jameson Hsieh shows a clown wearing a mask intended to look like President Obama at the Missouri State Fair. (AP Photo/Jameson Hsieh)

Mo. State Fair bans rodeo clown who mocked Obama

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Fair on Monday imposed a lifetime ban on a rodeo clown whose depiction of President Barack Obama getting charged by a bull was widely criticized by Democratic […]

08/12/2013

In this Nov. 7, 1997 file photo, Virginia Johnson Masters poses in her office at the Virginia Johnson Masters Learning Center in Creve Coeur, Mo., with some of the 19 publications that she has written or co-authored with her former husband and former partner Dr. William Masters. (AP Photo/James A. Finley, File)

Virginia Johnson, renowned sex researcher, dies

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Virginia Johnson, part of the husband-wife research team that transformed the study of sex in the 1960s and wrote two best-selling books on sexuality, has died in St. Louis. She was […]

07/25/2013

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Missouri may bring back gas chamber

ST. LOUIS (AP) – With drugs needed for lethal injection in short supply and courts wrangling over how to execute prisoners without them, Missouri’s attorney general is floating one possible solution: Bring back the gas […]

07/03/2013

Claire McCaskill

Senator blocks Air Force officer’s nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Claire McCaskill says she’s going to continue to block the nomination of Air Force Lt. Gen. Susan Helms, tapped to serve as vice commander of the U.S. Space Command, over concerns […]

06/07/2013

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Rising Mississippi River threatening towns

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mississippi River communities scrambling Tuesday to fend off the rain-engorged waterway got discouraging news: More rains looming across much of the nation’s midsection threatened to slow the potential retreat of the […]

06/04/2013

Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart pleads guilty to federal environmental crimes in cases partly filed in LA

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. pleaded guilty today to six misdemeanor counts of violating the Clean Water Act by illegally handling and disposing of hazardous materials at its retail stores across the United […]

05/28/2013

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Crests approaching in several towns in Midwest

CLARKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — An all-too-familiar springtime ritual played out around the nation’s heartland this weekend as volunteers, National Guardsmen and even prison inmates joined together in an effort to ward off fast-rising floodwaters. Dangerously […]

04/21/2013

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