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Royals lose to Tigers, drop 2 1/2 back in AL Central Former Missouri Tiger Max Scherzer pitched seven strong innings to win his 17th game and pinch-hitter Tyler Collins delivered a tiebreaking two-out RBI single in the seventh as visiting Detroit extended its lead in the American League Central to 2 1/2 games over Kansas City. Torii Hunter homered while recording his sixth straight two-hit game and Rajai Davis added an RBI single for the Tigers, who ...

Missouri lawmaker seeking re-election dies A Missouri House member from rural western Missouri has died. Republican Randy Pike, of Butler, was first elected to the House in 2012 and was running for a second term. His campaign treasurer Barney Fisher said Pike died Saturday at a hospital after swallowing a drink into his lungs. He was 60. Fisher said Pike had experienced health troubles since a bout with pneumonia and a vehicle ...

MU offers voluntary buyout offer for some faculty The University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia is offering a buyout option for some of its tenured faculty members. The school said in a news release Friday that qualifying faculty who retire by next fall can receive a one-time payment of 1 ½ times their base salary, not to exceed $200,000. To receive the buyout, faculty must be retirement eligible and turn 62 by Aug, ...

Blunt wants answers about ATF questionnaires Missouri Senator Roy Blunt has some questions about some questions. Blunt, who co-chairs the Senate Law Enforcement Caucus, sent a letter demanding answers from the Obama Administration surrounding reports that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is forcing Americans to declare their race and ethnicity when purchasing a firearm. “The right of law-abiding citizens to own firearms is an individual right guaranteed by the ...

2 in jail may have attacked couple in downtown Springfield City police say two of the people believed to be part of an attack in downtown are now in custody. One is in another Missouri county, and another is jailed in a different state, both on charges not related to the beating. Police also confirm to KY3 News that they believe they know the identities of most of the people seen in surveillance video, and continue ...

Review of Missouri education standards to begin Special committees next week will begin studying what Missouri school kids study. Work groups are reviewing learning standards for Missouri student to fulfill the requirements of House Bill 1490, signed into law by Gov. Jay Nixon this year. Members of the groups were nominated by the governor, lieutenant governor, lawmakers, the Department of Higher Education and educator associations. The members include active classroom teachers and parents of ...

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Second man arrested trying to enter White House
A Secret Service agent gives directions during an evacuation of the White House minutes after President Barack Obama departed for Camp David aboard Marine One on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who drove up to a White House gate and refused to leave was arrested on Saturday, the Secret Service said, less than 24 hours after another man jumped the fence and made it all the way into the presidential residence before being apprehended. The president and first family were not at home.

Ex-Utah teacher to trial on student sex charges
FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2014, file photo, Davis High School English teacher Brianne Altice stands before the judge during her first court hearing in Farmington, Utah. Altice accused of having sexual relationships with two of her former students has been ordered to stand trial on additional charges of rape and forcible sodomy. One of the teenage boys offered graphic details during his testimony at a preliminary hearing on Friday, Sept. 19, about how he went from being Altice's English student to allegedly having sex with her in his Farmington home. (AP Photo/Standard-Examiner, Benjamin Zack, File)FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — A 35-year-old former Utah high school teacher accused of having sexual relationships with two of her former students has been ordered to stand trial on additional charges of rape and forcible sodomy.

AP Interview: El-Sissi, Egypt and the terror fight
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi speaks to The Associated Press during an interview at the presidential palace in Cairo, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. In the background is a 1930s era carpet depicting a map of Egypt. In his first interview with foreign media since taking office in June, el-Sissi has told AP he is prepared to give whatever support is needed in the fight against the Islamic State group but says military action is not the only answer. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is feeling vindicated by the world's alarm over Islamic extremism that is fueling wars and bloodshed across the Middle East.

S. Sudan mediators condemns renewed fighting
A family of the Nuer ethnic group seeking medication and food, but who were planning to later return to their village in a Nuer rebel-controlled area, prepare to board a canoe to traverse a flooded area too deep to walk through, as they try to reach a makeshift camp for the displaced situated in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) base in the town of Bentiu, South Sudan Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Seyoum Mesfin, the chairman of the South Sudan mediation process said Saturday there is renewed fighting in South Sudan between government and rebel troops and that it is a purposeful act aimed at derailing the next phase of the peace process. (AP Photo/Matthew Abbott)ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Mediators of the conflict in South Sudan say there is renewed fighting there between government and rebel troops.

Authorities: 5 inmates escape from California jail
MADERA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Central California are on the hunt for five inmates who have escaped a correctional facility.