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Missouri House votes to move primary elections from August to June Missouri House members narrowly approved a bill that would move the state's primary elections to June. Party primaries for Congress, the state Legislature, statewide offices and county offices now take place in early August in even-numbered years.  The bill would move them to the Tuesday after the third Monday in June. The House approved the measure Thursday on a vote of 84-67, sending it to the Senate.  ...

Missouri House passes cannabis extract legislation The Missouri House approved legislation that would allow use of a cannabis extract by people whose epilepsy is not relieved by other types of treatments. The bill would allow use of "hemp extract" containing little of the substance that makes marijuana users feel high and greater amounts of a chemical called cannabidiol, or CBD.  Patients would qualify if they have epilepsy that a neurologist has determined ...

Former Missouri lawmaker receives probation for Social Security fraud  A former Missouri lawmaker was sentenced to five years of probation for Social Security fraud. Ray Salva was sentenced Wednesday.  He pleaded guilty last year and court records show he has already paid restitution of $58,816. Salva, a Democrat from Sugar Creek, was accused of receiving about $59,000 in federal disability benefits while also collecting his legislative salary.  He represented the Kansas City suburb of Sugar Creek ...

Texas Gov. Perry says he needs more preparation before another White House run Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he'll need more preparation if he runs for president again in 2016. Perry says he learned a lot when he ran last time.  He told CBS "This Morning" that it was a humbling experience. The Republican governor says he recommends not having major back surgery six weeks before you start running.  He also says that whether he runs for president or not, ...

Thunderstorm Watch covers much of the Ozarks through Thursday night The National Weather Service issued a Thunderstorm Watch for much of the Ozarks through Thursday night. The watch includes 31 Missouri counties, including Greene County.  It remains in effect until 10 p.m.  Heavy rain, high wind and hail is all expected in this line of storms. ...

Ark. Sen. Boozman leaves ICU after heart surgery U.S. Sen. John Boozman moved out of a hospital's intensive care unit and into a private room.  The move comes two days after Boozman had unexpected heart surgery due to a tear in his aorta. Boozman's office said Thursday that the senator has been in stable condition since surgery on Tuesday and is in recovery.  Doctors diagnosed the Republican senator with acute aortic dissection, a tear ...

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Court filing says ship in Texas spill was speeding
HOUSTON (AP) — The owner of a tugboat that collided with a ship last month, dumping nearly 170,000 gallons of oil into the Houston Ship Channel, claims in court filings the ship was speeding and being operated in a reckless manner.

Starbucks profit climbs as US sales increase
NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks reported a stronger quarterly profit on Thursday as customers in the U.S. continued shelling out more money at its cafes.

Sharapova advances to Stuttgart quarterfinals
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Defending champion Maria Sharapova defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday to set up a Porsche Grand Prix quarterfinal with top seed Agnieszka Radwanska.

US proposes pay-for-priority Internet standards
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's top telecoms regulator is proposing to allow a pay-for-priority fast lane on the Internet for movies, music and other services to get to people's homes.

Amazon 1st quarter net income jumps
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon first quarter rose 18 percent as shoppers continued to flock to the online mega retailer to buy goods.