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Wilson's Creek National Battlefield fees will rise Wilson's Creek National Battlefield will increase its entrance fees next week.  The increase has been pending for about a year. The new fees will change from $5 to $7 per adult, $10 to $15 per vehicle and $20 to $30 for a twelve-month annual park pass.  A new motorcycle fee of $10 will now be charged.  The park’s entrance permit is valid for seven days. Youth ...

Man says bullets missed him outside apartments early Tuesday Springfield police are looking for four men who fled after a shooting in southwest Springfield early Tuesday.   A man who says he was the target of the bullets was not hit. A man called police from a convenience store on Golden Avenue at Republic Road around 2:30 a.m.  He said he ran away from the nearby Golden Pond Apartments, 3030 W. Kingsley St., to avoid being ...

The Latest: Fire that killed 2 firefighters still burning in Kansas City KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The latest on the collapse of a burning apartment building in Kansas City that killed two firefighters (all times local): 6:45 a.m. A Kansas City apartment building that collapsed, killing two firefighters, is still burning 12 hours after the blaze began. Fire Chief Paul Berardi says two other firefighters were injured Monday night as the massive fire engulfed the building on the city's ...

Cardinals face elimination Tuesday afternoon against the Cubs in NLDS The Chicago Cubs have a chance to clinch their first postseason series victory in 12 years when they host the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4 of the National League Division Series on Tuesday. Chicago socked a playoff-record six homers on Monday while registering an 8-6 victory to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five matchup.  St. Louis won a major league-high 100 games in the ...

Area groups plan watch parties for first Democratic debate As Democratic hopefuls prepare to take the stage tonight, groups will be gathering around the Ozarks to support their candidate. Tuesday evening will be the first time all five democratic hopefuls will engage in a debate to answer questions and present their stance on key issues. Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Martin O'Malley, Jim Webb and Lincoln Chafee are expected to participate. CNN anchor Anderson Cooper will serve ...

Fire near downtown Kansas City kills 2 firefighters; fire re-ignited overnight Two firefighters died while battling flames at an apartment complex in Kansas City on Monday evening.  Two other firefighters were injured when the building collapsed.   All four were taken to a hospital before two of them died. The injured firefighters had rescued two people from the second floor of the burning structure by carrying them out on ladders just before a wall collapsed on them.  Battalion Chief ...

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US stocks are mixed as investors assess earnings, deals
Specialist James Maher, left, and trader Jonathan Corpina work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015. Stocks are opening slightly lower, breaking a winning streak, as traders worried about weak Chinese trade figures. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mixed on Tuesday as investors assess the latest deal news and company earnings reports. Twitter rose after announcing that it would lay off staff as it strives to turn a profit. Ryder System, a transportation company, fell sharply after lowering its profit forecast for the third quarter.

Turkey probes IS attack link as Erdogan to break silence
Demonstrators hold portraits of people killed by suicide bombings as they attend a commemoration in the Turkish capital Ankara on October 13, 2015Turkish investigators on Tuesday sought to firm up suspicions Islamic State jihadists were behind a double suicide bombing in Ankara that killed 97, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was to break days of silence over the blasts. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Monday said IS was the prime suspect behind Turkey's deadlist ever attack which saw bombs packed with ball bearings ripping through a crowd of leftist and pro-Kurdish activists at an anti-government peace rally in the capital. Three days after the bloodshed, Ergodan -- who has come under fire over alleged security lapses -- was to make his first public remarks on the attacks at a joint news conference with visiting Finnish President Sauli Niinisto.

Ex-girlfriend testifies against man accused of 3 murders
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — An ex-girlfriend of the man accused of killing three Alexandria residents over the course of a decade testified Tuesday that he harbored a grudge against the court system for losing custody of his child.

Autopsy: Former NFL player Tyler Sash overdosed on pain meds
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Former NFL and Iowa safety Tyler Sash died from an accidental overdose after mixing two powerful pain medications, and a history of painful injuries was a contributing factor, a medical examiner said Tuesday.

Germany extends border controls until end-October
A German police car escorts migrants walking from the Austrian-German border to the first registration point near the small Bavarian village of Wegscheid, on October 12, 2015Germany, facing a record migrant influx, will extend temporary border controls until the end of October, with a special focus on the Austrian border, the interior ministry said Tuesday. Berlin, which started to implement the controls on September 13, has told the European Commission it will maintain them until October 31 as "the situation at the border is such that we cannot do without them". In the passport-free Schengen zone of 26 European countries, members can temporarily reinstate border controls with other member states if they cite a security threat or exceptional circumstances.