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Pictures: Third Eye Blind performs at the Ozark Empire Fair 90's rock band Third Eye Blind opened the Ozark Empire Fair Thursday.  The California band played past favorites and new songs featured on an upcoming album.  Check out the snapshots from the concert. ...

Pulling on their bootstraps Linda Bratcher and Pamela Forsyth talk about how they became homeless and what it has taken to get them on the way back to self-sufficiency. ...

Supporters, opponents of transportation tax campaign toward August 5th election You may have seen the TV ads urging you to vote yes on Amendment 7.  It’s transportation sales tax initiative that would raise billions of dollars for new road and highway projects.  The campaign is being bankrolled by a group called Missourians for Safe Transportation and New Jobs, Inc. Opponents, calling themselves Missourians For Better Transportation Solutions, have stayed very low key. The gap between the two group’s ...

Pictures: Springfield's "Members Only" rocks the Ozark Empire Fair Springfield's 80's cover band Members Only rocked the Ozark Empire Fair Thursday night.  Check out the slideshow from the nation's premiere 80's tribute band's concert. ...

Pictures: Opening day at the 2014 Ozark Empire Fair The Ozark Empire Fair started Thursday night.  Take a tour of the midway. ...

MoDOT contract employee who fell to his death in KC, identified A northwest Missouri man has been identified as the Missouri Department of Transportation contract worker who fell to his death from a Kansas City bridge this week. KSHB-TV reports 53-year-old David Craven of Kearney was working on a MoDOT project on Missouri Highway 24 bridge just before 3 p.m. Tuesday when he was either shocked or fell for some other reason. The workers were replacing the bridge ...



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Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead
In this aerial photo people inspect damage at Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Northampton County, Thursday, July 24, 2014, near Cheriton, Va., after a severe storm swept through the area. Softball-sized hail and rain toppled dozens of trees and flipped recreational vehicles at the campground Thursday, killing two people and injuring more than two dozen, officials said. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, L. Todd Spencer) MAGS OUTCAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind. Then, there was screaming. Within minutes, the sky turned dark, cellphones pinged with emergency messages and a tornado tore through a popular campground, ripping awnings from trailers and flipping RVs on their sides.

Navy secretary: Cost for newest ship will decline
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, right, speaks to the USS Independence's captain, Cmdr. Joseph Gagliano, on board the ship in waters off Honolulu on Thursday, July 24, 2014. Mabus says operating costs for the service’s newest ships, littoral combat ships like the Independence, will decline and “become more normal” over time. (AP Photo)ABOARD USS INDEPENDENCE (AP) — Operating costs for the U.S. Navy's newest ships will decline and "become more normal" over time, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Thursday.

Report: China to declare Qualcomm a monopoly
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese regulators have concluded Qualcomm Inc., one of the biggest makers of chips used in mobile devices, has a monopoly, a government newspaper reported Friday.

Cameron says Europe must stand up to Putin
Britain's Prime Minister Cameron speaks at the Commonwealth Games Business Conference in Glasgow, Scotland(Reuters) - The loss of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 must prove a catalyst for changing Russia's approach and ending the conflict in Ukraine, Prime Minister David Cameron wrote on Friday in an opinion piece in the New York Daily News. Russia has been attempting to destabilise a sovereign state, violate its territorial integrity and arm and train thuggish militias, he wrote, and the world has paid the price. Cameron has been pushing the European Union to impose harder-hitting sanctions on Russia after the downing of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine, advocating an EU ban on future sales of military equipment to Moscow.

Obama in calls to Rutte, Abbott over MH17 crash site
US President Barack Obama speaks at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College in Los Angeles, California, on July 24, 2014US President Barack Obama joined with the leaders of Australia and the Netherlands to demand full access to the crash site of flight MH17. Speaking in telephone calls with Australia Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte, the leaders agreed to work for a full investigation into the shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines jet last week. Obama and Abbott agreed that a "prompt, full, unimpeded and transparent international investigation is an imperative," a White House statement said. "The two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to assure that the crash site is properly secured, that all remains are found and returned home, and that a full, transparent and unhindered international investigation can proceed," the White House said.