Missouri

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

Man accused of using fake penis for drug test

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — A man accused of using a prosthetic penis to try to pass a drug test has been arrested in eastern Missouri.

03/28/2013

Bret Lewis

Incoming

A high school hockey player was celebrating a winning goal in the Missouri state tournament when he got carried away and threw his stick into the crowd. As one local sportswriter put it:  “I’m just […]

03/26/2013

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Early number sense plays role in later math skills

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are unraveling the earliest building blocks of math — and what children know about numbers as they begin first grade seems to play a big role in how well they do everyday calculations later on.

03/25/2013

Cattle feed in a snow covered pasture near Lecompton, Kansas

Recent storms ease the drought in middle of U.S.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Recent rain and snowstorms have eased the worst U.S. drought in decades in portions of the nation’s midsection, swelling some major inland rivers to near flood stage and drenching some farmland enough to possibly delay spring planting.

03/11/2013

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Ring’s return brings new life for Mo. homeless man

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A homeless man’s decision to return a woman’s engagement ring after she accidentally dropped it in his cup is about to pay big dividends.

02/25/2013

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Mo. students lose 756 pounds at SC boarding school

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A dozen Missouri students have lost more than 750 pounds after their school district sent them to a weight-loss program at a South Carolina boarding school.

12/21/2012

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