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Ozark football coach resigns Ozark is looking for a new head football coach, Mark Bliss turned in his resignation Thurssday. He spent the past four years at Ozark, compiling a record of 28 wins and 17 losses. In 2012, Bliss led Tigers to a state semi-final appearance. During Bliss’s tenure, 17 Tigers signed with colleges and universities to continue their football careers. The Ozark School Board voted to accept the resignation ...

Missouri expects smaller revenues, modest growth Missouri officials are ratcheting back their expectations for the state's finances while forecasting modest growth for the future. Gov. Jay Nixon said Thursday that he has agreed on new revenue projections with budget leaders from the Missouri House and Senate. That agreement is noteworthy, because the Democratic governor and Republican lawmakers were unable to reach a consensus revenue estimate a year ago. The officials now are predicting ...

Chiefs hope to keep playoff hopes alive against Steelers The Pittsburgh Steelers look to clinch an AFC playoff spot and Kansas City needs a hot finish to land a berth, beginning with the Chiefs' visit to Pittsburgh on Sunday. Pittsburgh sits a half-game behind the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC North and is tied with conference-rival Baltimore for the two AFC wild-card spots but can guarantee itself a spot by beating Kansas City. The Chiefs are ...

Missouri home care workers ask for higher pay Missouri home care workers are calling on Gov. Jay Nixon to implement higher wages for their work. Nine workers and care recipients wearing Santa hats caroled outside the governor's mansion Thursday to ask that he enact a pay raise ratified by the state Quality Home Care Council. Calls to Nixon's office from The Associated Press were not immediately returned Thursday. Workers help recipients with daily tasks they can't ...

Video: Clouds remain today, possibly into the weekend Low level moisture will continue to keep clouds around, with patchy fog possible. ...

Joplin catholic church celebrates reopening Members of a Catholic parish in Joplin that had its church, rectory and elementary school destroyed in a May 2011 tornado have celebrated Mass at their new church for the first time. The Joplin Globe reports hundreds of residents on Wednesday packed the new St. Mary's Catholic Church for a dedication service and its first Mass. The service was led by the Most Rev. James Johnston, ...

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Turkey issues arrest warrant for cleric Gulen: state media
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has issued an arrest warrant for U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who President Tayyip Erdogan accuses of seeking to overthrow him, state broadcaster TRT Haber reported on Friday. Gulen, who has lived in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania since 1999, has been in open conflict with Erdogan since graft investigations targeting the then-prime minister's inner circle a year ago. Erdogan blamed the investigation on Gulen, but the cleric denied involvement. ...

Turkish prosecutor asks court to issue Gulen arrest warrant: government official
ANKARA (Reuters) - A prosecutor asked a Turkish court to issue an arrest warrant for U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who President Tayyip Erdogan accuses of trying to overthrow him, but no court decision has been made, a government official told Reuters on Friday. Earlier, state broadcaster TRT Haber reported that the court had issued an arrest warrant for Gulen, but it withdrew the story from its website without giving a reason. (Reporting by Gulsen Solaker; Writing by Daren Butler)

In talks, IMF, Ukraine fail to reach pact on next bailout tranche
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund said Friday it had productive discussions with officials in Ukraine this week, but failed to reach an agreement that would pave the way for Kiev to receive its next bailout tranche next month. "We found that the Ukrainian authorities are preparing to move decisively on a broad and comprehensive agenda to stabilize and reform the economy, while coping with the difficult challenges that emerged in the last year," IMF mission chief Nikolay Gueorguiev said in a statement. ...

Chrysler to recall about 288K Ram pickup trucks
FILE - This Thursday, July 27, 2006, file photo, shows the Dodge logo on a Ram pickup truck at a dealership in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Chrysler is recalling nearly 257,000 older Ram 1500 pickup trucks from the 2005 model year because the rear axle can seize or the drive shaft can fall off. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler is recalling about 288,000 older Ram pickup trucks in North America and elsewhere because the rear axle can seize or the drive shaft can fall off.

Boy sends $1 allowance to help save UAB football
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — A 5-year-old Ohio boy hoping to save the scuttled football program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham thought more cash might be the solution, so he sent his entire allowance — a $1 bill — with a handwritten note of support.