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Change in Arkansas DWI law stalls before Senate panel A proposal to change Arkansas' driving while intoxicated law to prevent the state losing more than $50 million in federal highway funding has stalled before a legislative panel. The proposal to make DWI an offense that prosecutors don't have to prove intent failed twice Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The panel was expected to meet again Wednesday to take up the proposal. The measure was proposed ...

Gov. Nixon delays state energy plan deadline Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is pushing back the deadline for the state's Division of Energy to devise a comprehensive statewide energy plan. Nixon said that he was extending the deadline from May 31 to October 15 to allow the division more time to gather input from the public. The governor appointed a group including consumers, businesses, utilities, energy companies, academics, local governments and environmentalists when he issued ...

Federal grant provides $2M for road repairs for tornado damage A small town near Joplin that sustained damage from the 2011 deadly tornado will get $2 million for road repairs. On the anniversary of the tornado on Friday, Gov. Jay Nixon announced Duquesne will get $2 million through a federal block grant. The city's roads were damaged by heavy trucks and other equipment hauling debris from the tornado damage. The EF-5 tornado that struck Joplin and surrounding cities ...

Video: A stormy morning, but drier afternoon A few isolated storms may redevelop this afternoon. ...

Donations to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals help kids like Isla, whose goal is to walk on her own For a child with an illness or disability, doctor's appointments, surgeries and medical equipment are all part of the daily routine, but all of those things can put a sizeable financial burden on a family. Four-year-old Isla is one patient who receives therapy at the Meyer Center at Cox Health. She was diagnosed with diplegic cerebral palsy shortly after birth, which was something her parents never ...

Independent living center set to break ground on new facility The Southewest Center for Independent Living is a very busy place. "We serve people with disabilities in an eight county area of Southwest Missouri," said Leslie Manor, Marketing & Development Director for The Southewest Center for Independent Living. The Springfield based non-profit organization provides free medical equipment, help learning new technology, support and referral services to about 1,100 disabled clients each year. And that number continues to ...

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Sharapova sets up meeting with Stosur at French Open
Switzerland's Roger Federer returns the ball to Spain's Marcel Granollers during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in Paris. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)PARIS (AP) — Maria Sharapova will get an early test in her bid for a third French Open title.

Swiss arrest top global soccer officials in U.S., Swiss corruption cases
FIFA Press ConferenceBy Mike Collett and Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss police arrested some of the most powerful figures in global soccer on Wednesday, announcing a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two World Cups and plunging the world's most popular sport into turmoil. In addition to the Swiss criminal probe, nine soccer officials and five sports media and promotions executives face extradition to the United States on corruption charges involving more than $150 million in bribes, U.S. authorities said. Of those 14 indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice, seven officials of soccer's governing body FIFA, including FIFA vice president Jeffrey Webb, were arrested in Zurich.

UN agency to hire mountain guides, porters for Nepal relief
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The U.N. food agency is hiring thousands of mountain and trekking guides, porters and other workers to carry food, medicine, tents and supplies to Nepal's mostly inaccessible northern villages where two powerful earthquakes destroyed houses, officials said Wednesday.

Ford recalls nearly 423K vehicles for power steering problem
DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling nearly 423,000 cars and SUVs in North America because the power-assisted steering can fail while they're being driven.

EU asks member states to admit 40,000 asylum seekers
More than 5,000 refugees have drowned in the past 18 months as they seek safety and a new life in EuropeThe EU on Wednesday asked its member states to admit 40,000 asylum seekers from Syria and Eritrea landing in Italy and Greece, which have been overstretched by an influx of migrants. The emergency proposal, which comes atop another one to resettle in member states some 20,000 refugees who are outside Europe, is in response to a surge in migrants making the dangerous crossing over the Mediterranean. Both Rome and Athens, which are struggling with the wave of migrants, appealed to the 26 other EU states to share the burden.