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Springfield police arrest man after standoff at home People who live in a neighborhood near Cherokee Street at Missouri Avenue had to deal with a huge police operation on Thursday.   It started in  the afternoon with blocked-off streets. Many patrol cars and an armored vehicle were part of the operation outside a home.   The Special Response Team was at the scene, and then moved toward the home.   Police say they eventually arrested ...

Special legislative session will debate funds for Ferguson public safety Gov. Jay Nixon says he will call a special session of the General Assembly to provide funding for public safety efforts related to protests in the Ferguson area. A news release from the governor's office issued late Friday says, due to the increased presence of the State Highway Patrol and the Missouri National Guard in the region, the state's financial obligations for emergency duties are on ...

Nixa takes second in Class 5 football with 25-22 loss to Battle Darion Hall returned an interception for a touchdown in the third quarter to lead Battle (Columbia) to a 25-22 win over Nixa in the Class 5 state championship game on Friday. Battle (11-4) is the first Missouri team to win a state title in its first year of playoff eligibility.  The school opened in 2013-14 and was not eligible for postseason play last season.  The school ...

Slideshow: Missouri celebrates SEC East Championship with fans on Faurot Field Mizzou fans rushed Faurot Field after the 21-14 win Friday over Arkansas.   The win sealed the second-straight Southeastern Conference Championship. ...

Windy and Warm for the Weekend Strong south winds will usher in very mild weather for the weekend. Find out just how warm it will be this weekend before winter returns on Monday by watching the forecast. ...

Crews finish Glenstone construction project in time for holiday shopping season The construction project that snarled traffic on Glenstone for months is finished, just in time for the holiday shopping season. "We're all pretty thankful, it's a lot easier to get in and out," Anthony Clutts said. Clutts works at Johnny Mac's, a sporting goods store near Glenstone.  The project lasted the entire summer. Crews added more lanes all the way from Battlefield to the James River Freeway, ...

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Cuban doctor with Ebola 'improving' in Geneva hospital
An ambulance carrying Cuban doctor Felix Baez leaves Cointrin airport in GenevaHAVANA (Reuters) - The Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Sierra Leone is improving with each day and eating normally, though he is still weak, a Swiss hospital said on Friday. Felix Baez, 43, arrived at University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG) a week ago for treatment of the disease that has killed more than 5,600 people since March, mostly in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. Baez is one of 256 Cuban doctors and nurses sent to West Africa to treat patients, a commitment that has won wide international praise for the poor, Caribbean island. "Today, Dr. ...

Niger passes slightly increased $3.22 bln 2015 budget
NIAMEY (Reuters) - Parliament in Niger, one of Africa's newest oil producers, adopted on Friday a budget of 1.7 trillion CFA francs ($3.22 billion) for 2015, an increase of nearly 2 percent from this year, according to the text of the budget bill. Investment spending will also increase by over 3 percent to 1.02 trillion CFA francs, making up nearly 60 percent of the total budget. Priority spending areas include security, food security, energy, education and health, Finance Minister Gilles Baillet said in his budget expose. Niger's economy is on track to expand by 6. ...

15 arrested as demonstration return to Ferguson
A protester is taken into custody Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Several protesters have been taken into custody during a demonstration outside the police department. Tensions escalated late Friday during an initially calm demonstration after police said protesters were illegally blocking West Florissant Avenue. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Disrupting commerce, transit and traffic became focal points for demonstrators across the country days after the announcement that a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri declined to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Pope visits iconic religious sites in Istanbul
Pope Francis stands at the mausoleum of modern Turkey's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Under heavy security measures Pope Francis arrived in Turkey for a three-day visit. (AP Photo)ISTANBUL (AP) — Pope Francis visits two of Turkey's most iconic sites and shifts gears toward more religious affairs as he arrives in Istanbul for the second leg of his three-day visit to the Muslim nation.

Taiwan local elections test pro-China ruling party
Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou, center, arrives at a polling station to cast his votes in the local elections including Taipei mayor in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. Taiwan's relations with historic foe China are playing a key role in local elections on the self-ruled island Saturday as the ruling Nationalist Party meets increased resistance to forging stronger ties with Beijing. (AP Photo/Central News Agency)TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's relations with historic foe China are playing a key role in local elections on the self-ruled island Saturday as the ruling Nationalist Party meets increased resistance to forging stronger ties with Beijing.