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Consumer Alert: Vehicle owners with defective airbags should take action now WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urges owners of certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, and General Motors vehicles to act immediately on recall notices to replace defective Takata airbags. ...

5-car crash near Nixa injures 9 Monday Several suffered injuries in a five-car crash just south of Nixa Monday. The crash happened before noon on Highway 160.  Nine patients in all suffered injuries.  Four were taken to local hospitals.  Two had to cut out from one car involved. The crash shut down Highway 160 for a couple hours.   ...

Businesses at Battlefield Mall look for seasonal employees Stores and restaurants at Battlefield Mall are ready to hire employees for the Christmas holiday season.  Managers of more than 50 businesses will interview people at a job fair on Wednesday. The job fair is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the JCPenney East Court at the mall.  It will also include companies outside the mall. The jobs include both full-time and part-time positions.  They include ...

Judge won't reduce bond for teacher accused of sex with student A judge on Monday denied a bond reduction for a teacher charged with having a sexual encounter with a 16-year-old girl this month.  Johnna Feazell, 46, appeared before a Webster County judge on charges of statutory sodomy and attempted enticement for a sexual relationship of a child under age 15. Feazell was charged on Friday. Her bond is $100,000. Investigators say Feazell started having inappropriate contact with ...

San Francisco radio stations ban hit song 'Royals' The popular song "Royals" by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals. Two San Francisco radio stations say they won't play the song during the duration of the World Series. KFOG and KOIT announced the bans last week as the Giants clinched the pennant and headed to the series. ...

Man is accused of killing toddler by repeatedly striking him with belt, hand A man charged with killing a 2-year-old boy in Willow Springs made his first court appearance on the charges on Monday morning.  Jamie Curnutt, 32, is in the Howell County jail in lieu of a $1 million bond. Willow Springs went to Curnutt's home on Friday morning, shortly before noon, after the boy's mother made a 9-1-1 call because the boy was gurgling and barely breathing.  ...

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CEO says no gender pay gap at Microsoft
Microsoft CEO Nadella speaks during a Microsoft cloud briefing event in San FranciscoSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Satya Nadella, the Microsoft Corp Chief Executive who ignited a firestorm of protest earlier this month by suggesting women should not ask for pay raises, said on Monday that men and women are paid equally at his company. Nadella's statement, made at a presentation on cloud computing in San Francisco, runs counter to some limited data made public by employees, but is unverifiable given that Microsoft does not release details of its pay structure. "I checked that it is something that we are enforcing," said Nadella, when asked about equal pay. ...

IBM 3Q disappoints as it sheds 'empty calories'
FILE - In this Tuesday, July 16, 2013, file photo, an IBM logo is displayed in Berlin, Vt. IBM is paying $1.5 billion to Globalfoundries in order to shed its costly chip division. IBM will make payments to the chipmaker over three years, but it will take a $4.7 billion charge in the third quarter when it reports results, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)NEW YORK (AP) — IBM disappointed investors Monday, reporting weak revenue growth again and a big charge to shed its costly chipmaking division as the tech giant tries to steer its business toward cloud computing and social-mobile services. Shares fell more than 7 percent as investors sold off sharply and the stock dragged the Dow 30 into the red.

Swiss photographer Rene Burri dies at 81
FILE - In this June 24, 2004 file picture Swiss photographer Rene Burri poses in front of his most famous photo of Che Guevara, taken in Havana, Cuba, in 1961, pictured in the museum Elysee in Lausanne, Switzerland. Rene Burri, a Swiss photographer who captured iconic black and white images of Communist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara and painter Pablo Picasso, has died. He was 81. Magnum Photos, the agency he joined in 1955 when he was just 23, confirmed Burri died Monday Oct. 20, 2014 , but didn’t immediately provide further details. (AP Photo/Keystone,Sandro CampardoFile)GENEVA (AP) — Rene Burri, a Swiss photographer best known for his iconic black and white portraits of Communist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara and painter Pablo Picasso, has died. He was 81.

Indiana police say suspect may have killed for decades
Darren Deon Vann is seen in an undated picture from the Lake County Sheriff's Office in IndianaBy Mary Wisniewski HAMMOND Ind. (Reuters) - A northwest Indiana man suspected of murdering at least seven women may be a serial killer who has killed others in the state as far back as 20 years ago, local police said on Monday. Darren Vann, 43, of Gary, Indiana, was in custody and police were seeking murder charges against him, said John Doughty, police chief of the neighboring city of Hammond. Vann, a registered sex offender from a 2008 assault in Texas, was arrested in Gary on Saturday, a day after police were led to the body of 19-year-old Afrika Hardy in a Motel 6 in Hammond. ...

Voynov suspended on domestic violence suspicion
FILE - In this May 18, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles Kings' Slava Voynov (26) reacts after Chicago Blackhawks' Duncan Keith scored during the second period in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Chicago. The NHL has indefinitely suspended Voynov because of domestic violence charges. The league says he was arrested Monday morning, Oct. 20, 2014, but isn't providing other details. Police in the Los Angeles suburb of Redondo Beach released limited information early Monday, giving no details of what is alleged to have occurred. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NHL suspended Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov indefinitely Monday after the two-time Stanley Cup winner's arrest on suspicion of domestic violence.