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Polar employee defends company, crosses picket line Scores of union members with the United Steel Workers are striking against what they call unfair labor practices at the Polar Tank Trailer factory, but some of their co-workers don't think the strikers are helping their cause. "The issues is just the way they treat us; Has nothing to do with wages, it's all about how we're treated," says Union Steward Frankie Kelley. While many workers at ...

UPDATE: Man killed in shooting outside Springfield strip mall One man was killed after a shooting that occurred Friday night in the parking lot of a west Springfield strip mall.  It happened just off Republic Road near Kansas Expressway. Police say Corey Kesner, 31, of Springfield was shot to death. Springfield Police Lt. Fred Beck says one man was detained at the scene.   Officers believe the incident was isolated to the parking lot, but the investigation ...

Kingsley's 17 points sparks Arkansas past Tennessee, 85-67 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Moses Kingsley scored 17 points off the bench to lead five Arkansas players in double figures in an 85-67 win over Tennessee on Saturday night. Kingsley was 8 of 11 from the field for the Razorbacks (12-11, 5-5 Southeastern Conference), scoring in double figures for the 23rd straight game this season. Dusty Hannahs finished with 13 points, while Anthlon Bell and Anton Beard ...

KC safety Berry recovers from lymphoma, wins comeback award SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kansas City safety Eric Berry, who missed 10 games the previous season battling lymphoma, then returned to the Chiefs to become an All-Pro, has won The Associated Press NFL Comeback Player of the Year award. Berry's inspirational story and superb performance on the field earned him 38 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 sports writers and broadcasters who regularly cover the ...

Chiefs CB Peters wins top defensive rookie award SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kansas City's Marcus Peters is the first cornerback in 17 years to win The Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award. Peters, a first-round selection (18th overall) out of Washington, was a key to the Chiefs' 11-game winning streak this season that helped them to the divisional playoff round. He tied Cincinnati's Reggie Nelson for the NFL lead with eight ...

Trash fire spreads to home near Republic Fire crews spent part of Saturday afternoon fighting a house fire near Republic. VIDEO: House fire near Republic on Farm Road 194 Crews responded to the call at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon in the area of Farm Road 194, Farm Road 75 and State Route PP.  A person who lived in the home told firefighters they were burning trash in the backyard and got distracted by ...

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Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah banned for failed dope test
Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah "has been suspended from all cricket-related activities for three months after pleading guilty to breaching Article 2.1 of the ICC Anti-Doping Code," the ICC said in a statementPakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah has been banned for three months after pleading guilty for a failed dope test last year, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said Sunday. "Shah has been suspended from all cricket-related activities for three months after pleading guilty to breaching Article 2.1 of the ICC Anti-Doping Code," said the ICC in a release. "Shah had provided a urine sample as part of the ICC’s random in-competition testing programme after the conclusion of the one-day international between England and Pakistan in Abu Dhabi, UAE on 13 November 2015.

Manning, Newton to duel as America stops for Super Bowl 50
Denver Broncos fans pose on Fishermans Wharf prior to Super Bowl 50 in San FranciscoA perfectly scripted quarterback duel between Peyton Manning and Cam Newton will take center stage on Sunday as America comes to a standstill for the 50th edition of the Super Bowl. More than 100 million households across the United States and millions more worldwide will tune in to see if Manning can inspire the Denver Broncos to an upset victory over Newton and the Carolina Panthers.

Bosnian first-graders reach out to deaf schoolmate
In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, Bosnian boy Zejd Coralic, center, learns sign language from teacher Anisa Setkic-Sendic, not shown, with other children in a class at an elementary school in Sarajevo, Bosnia. In 2003, Bosnia adopted laws that allow children with disabilities to be fully integrated into society, including schools. Children with special needs are supposed to have professional assistants who sit with them in class, translating or otherwise helping them participate. But in practice, impoverished Bosnia barely has enough money to keep normal schools functioning and children with disabilities are left to the care and imagination of their parents and the good will of school staff. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — When Mirzana Coralic asked the primary school in her Sarajevo neighborhood whether they would enroll her deaf son, teacher Sanela Ljumanovic volunteered without thinking much about it.

Unidentified aircraft bombs Libya's Derna, 3 dead - witness
Smoke rises after an airstrike hit Maitiga airport early Thursday morning, in TripoliBENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Unidentified aircraft carried out an air strike on the Libyan city of Derna on Sunday, killing at least three people, an eye-witness in the city and a local television station reported. Air strikes by unidentified jets happen often in Libya, mostly against suspected Islamist militant targets, including fighters loyal to Islamic State who have been present in Derna and have a stronghold in the city of Sirte. (Reporting by Ayman Al-Warfalli and Ahmed Elumami; Writing by Patrick Markey; Editing by Mark Potter)

Israeli leader calls on world to condemn arson of synagogue
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opens the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. (Gali Tibbon/Pool via AP)JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called on the world to condemn a suspected arson attack against a makeshift synagogue in the West Bank where Jewish Torah scrolls were burned.