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Humane Society finances opponents of right-to-farm The Humane Society of the United States has contributed $375,000 to an effort to defeat a Missouri ballot measure creating a constitutional right to farm. Online Ethics Commission records show the contribution was made earlier this week to Missouri's Food for America. The money could significantly boost the opposition effort, because the committee had just a little over $35,000 in its account at the start of ...

Robber gets away with money from Springfield gas station Police are looking for a man who held up a Springfield gas station. Officers responded to the Fast Trip in the 1400 block of East Kearney near Weller Avenue just after 4:15 Friday morning.  The clerk told police a man with a bandanna over his face showed a gun, asked for money and then ran off.  No one was hurt. ...

Heat and humidity ramp up This weekend will be hot and humid with heat index values in or near the triple digits. Temperatures cool back down next week. ...

Meet the Mills: New leadership moves into The Salvation Army    Majors Mike and Judy Mills took office in late June at The Salvation Army. They'll replace Majors Norman and Claire Granger who led the local Corps for 10 years.   Major Mills says he's not intimidated by the new position. He and his wife have served with the Salvation Army in Illinois, Nebraska, Iowa, & Kansas for roughly 22 years.     Since arriving in Springfield they've ...

Inmate escapes from Pettis County jail If you live in Morgan or Benton Counties near Lake of the Ozarks, watch out for a man on the run. Pettis County jail staff discovered Brandon McGee was missing around 10:00 Thursday night.   McGee was wearing black gym shorts and a white t-shirt when he took off.  No word on how he got out. The sheriff's office said McGee could be headed toward the lake.  He ...

Pictures: Third Eye Blind performs at the Ozark Empire Fair 90's rock band Third Eye Blind opened the Ozark Empire Fair Thursday.  The California band played past favorites and new songs featured on an upcoming album.  Check out the snapshots from the concert. ...

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Air France to avoid Mali crash site as 'precaution'
Air France-KLM is to avoid flying over the site in northern Mali of the crashed Air Algerie airline as a "precautionary measure", a spokesman for the French group said on Friday. The spokesman said the company would continue to serve the Malian capital Bamako, but using other flight paths to the west of the crash site in northern Mali. French officials said earlier they believed poor weather was the likely cause of Thursday's crash of an Air Algerie flight between Burkina Faso and Algeria.

Lower printer sales hurt Xerox's revenue
(Reuters) - Xerox Corp reported a 2 percent fall in second-quarter revenue, hurt by lower demand in its printing business. Net income attributable to Xerox fell to $266 million, or 22 cents per share, for the quarter ended June 30, from $271 million, or 21 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue fell to $5.29 billion from $5.39 billion a year earlier. Revenue from its printing business, which accounts for 40 percent of total revenue, fell 6 percent. (Reporting by Soham Chatterjee in Bangalore; Editing by Savio D'Souza)

BSkyB to create multinational European TV network
LONDON (AP) — London-based pay TV network BSkyB has agreed to take control of its sister companies in Italy and Germany, creating a multinational European broadcaster. The deal could have a wider impact on the media industry, giving Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox a cash boost to potentially revive its attempt to buy Time Warner.

Fox, Arnett share 'TMNT' love with Comic-Con crowd
Megan Fox, left, and Will Arnett attend the "Paramount Pictures" panel on Day 1 of Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 24, 2014, in San Diego. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)SAN DIEGO (AP) — For the human stars of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," it's all about Michelangelo.

Chinese firm files Transformers lawsuit
The New York Premiere of "Transformers: Age Of Extinction" at the Ziegfeld Theatre on June 25, 2014 in New York CityThe owners of a Chinese nature park have filed a lawsuit against the makers of the latest Transformers film because it failed to include the park's logo, a court said on Friday. The Transformers films are wildly popular in China, and Chinese companies from milk producers to banks have flocked to have their products endorsed in the latest instalment. The Chongqing Wulong Karst Tourism Group, which runs an area of gorges and caves in southwest China where some scenes were filmed, claims it had an agreement for the logo to be shown. It is asking Paramount Pictures and an associated Chinese company to pay more than 20 million yuan ($3.2 million) in compensation, the state-run China Daily reported.