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Angie's List: A simple fix to improve curb appeal It could add a little sparkle to your home. If you are trying to sell or want better curb appeal, consider cleaning your concrete. "The curb appeal of your home is most important. We call it exterior home staging, and we're looking at it from the home owner's aspect as far as what is the best bang for their buck? What is gonna give them the most ...

Angler spears record large fish at Pomme de Terre An angler pulled a record fish out of Pomme de Terre Lake – with a bow and arrow. John Overstreet of Fayette became the most recent record-breaking fisherman in Missouri when he shot a giant bigmouth buffalo on Pomme de Terre Lake using a bow and arrow. The new “alternative method” record bigmouth buffalo taken by Overstreet on April 17 weighed 54 pounds. He shot the ...

PHOTOS: Street Rod Nationals roll into Springfield Hundreds of classic and antique cars made their way to Springfield for the 32nd Annual Mid America Street Rod Nationals. This year marks the 21st time that the National Street Rod Association chose Springfield as their host city for this event. Vehicles arrived from all over the United States featuring Vehicles from the 50's, 60's, 70's and through 1985. The event will continue until Sunday, ...

Police: Man sought in death of woman kept in box likely near Police are focusing on the hometown of a man being sought in the deaths of his ex-girlfriend and her son, weeks after he was charged with restricting the woman to a crate in their western Missouri home. Sandra Kay Sutton and her 17-year-old son, Zachary Wade Sutton, were found dead Thursday in a relative's home in Clinton. Both appear to have been shot. Authorities have been searching ...

Charges filed in death of woman who disappeared from library The Webster County Prosecuting Attorney has filed a first degree murder charge against a man accused of killing a woman from Springfield. Kevin Newman, 34, was charged Friday in the death of Ashley Onescu, 22. She was last seen June 30, 2014 at the Library Station on North Kansas Expressway in Springfield. Mushroom hunters found her remains near a creek outside Fordland last month. According to court ...

Safe to Sleep women's shelter needs more volunteers On any given night between 20 and 30 women enjoy a free bed in a secure environment thanks to the Safe to Sleep women's program. "I've been staying at safe to sleep for about a year. I love it," said Teresa Ross, Safe to Sleep client. Theresa says this shelter provides much more than just a place to lay her head at night "They try to help you. ...

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IS suicide bomber in deadly strike on Saudi Shiite mosque
A Saudi man reacts following a blast inside a mosque, in the mainly Shiite Saudi Gulf coastal town of Qatif, 400km east of Riyadh, on May 22, 2015An Islamic State group suicide bomber attacked a Shiite mosque in Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia on Friday, killing and wounding several people in an assault that threatens to fan sectarian tensions. The bomber struck during the main weekly prayers in Eastern Province, where assailants linked to the Sunni extremist IS killed seven members of the minority Shiite community in November. The interior ministry said a suicide bomber detonated a bomb at the mosque in Kudeih, in the Shiite-majority city of Qatif, the official SPA news agency reported.

IS cements grip on Iraq-Syria border in jihadist surge
The advance by Islamic State fighters on Palmyra has raised fears the Syrian world heritage site could be destroyedA suicide bomber from the extremist Sunni IS also attacked a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia, raising sectarian tensions in the region. The jihadists, who now control roughly half of Syria, reinforced their self-declared transfrontier "caliphate" by seizing Syria's Al-Tanaf crossing on the Damascus-Baghdad highway late Thursday. It was the last regime-held border crossing with Iraq.

Traders keep bets on first Fed rate hike in December
(Reuters) - U.S. short-term interest-rate futures contracts added to losses on Friday as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled the U.S central bank was on track to raise rates this year as a disappointing start to 2015 gives way to a stronger economy. The futures contracts show that traders see a 61 percent chance that the first Fed rate hike will come this December, based on CME FedWatch, which tracks rate hike expectations using its Fed funds futures contracts.

Turnout solid as Ireland votes in gay marriage
Members of the public arrive to vote at a polling station in Drumcondra, north Dublin, on May 22, 2015Turnout was reported to be high in Ireland's referendum Friday on whether same-sex marriage should become legal, a vote which has exposed deep divisions in the traditionally Catholic nation. "It's a very historic day, for Ireland, for gay people and for their family and for their friends, and for the future of the country," said Seamus Wright, who went to vote in central Dublin with his partner John O'Sullivan. At a polling station in the south Dublin suburb of Milltown, Rachael Stanley, 60, said she voted "No" and felt "strongly about it".

'Live Earth' global climate change concerts delayed
Johnny Borrell, lead singer of Razorlight, performs at the Live Earth concert at Wembley stadium in London, on July 7, 2007Organisers of Live Earth, a set of global concerts backed by Al Gore aimed at pushing for urgent action on climate change, announced a delay Friday, weeks before the scheduled date. Live Earth had intended shows on each inhabited continent for June 18 featuring more than 100 artists to raise pressure for a strong agreement at a UN-led climate conference in Paris at the end of the year. Representatives, however, said that no events would take place that day, and instead a free concert would be held near the Eiffel Tower in Paris sometime in the autumn.