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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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German airlines cancel more Tel Aviv flights
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's two largest airlines say they are not yet resuming flights to Israel even though the European Aviation Safety Agency has lifted a recommendation that airlines refrain from flying to Tel Aviv airport.

Australia readies 90 police for Ukraine crash site
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia is close to finalizing a deal with Ukraine to send police and a small number of troops to secure the Malaysian plane crash site as part of a multinational team, the Australian prime minister said Friday.

Britain's RBS releases earnings early after surprise swing to profit
A sign is seen outside a Royal Bank of Scotland building in central LondonRoyal Bank of Scotland said it made a pretax profit of 1 billion pounds ($1.7 billion) in the second quarter, far better than analysts had expected, thanks to a turnaround in losses from bad loans, prompting it to release earnings a week early. RBS, which is 81 percent owned by the British government, said the profit was mainly because of an economic upturn that allowed it to write back losses that had been booked on bad loans, giving it a net release of 93 million pounds. RBS said it was obliged to release headline numbers early because they were far better than market expectations. Chief Executive Ross McEwan said the results showed the steady progress being made to make RBS "a much simpler, smaller and fairer bank".

France sends soldiers to guard Air Algeria wreck
An arrival information screen shows the delayed Air Algerie flight 5017 (top) at the Houari Boumediene airport near Algiers, Algeria, Thursday, July 24, 2014. An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali and "probably crashed" according to the plane's owner and government officials in France and Burkina Faso. (AP Photo/Sidali Djarboub)PARIS (AP) — French officials have dispatched a military unit to secure the site in restive northern Mali where an Air Algeria plane crashed with 116 people aboard. France's interior minister said Friday that terrorism cannot be excluded as a cause for the tragedy though it was likely due to bad weather.

BSkyB reveals deal to create pan-European pay TV giant
BSkyB has agreed to buy 21st Century Fox's 100-percent stake in Sky Italia and its 57.4-percent interest in Sky Deutschland, a statement saidBritish satellite television group BSkyB said on Friday it had agreed multi-billion-dolla deals with Rupert Murdoch's media empire 21st Century Fox to create a pan-European pay-TV giant. Murdoch's 21st Century Fox media conglomerate owns 39 percent of BSkyB. BSkyB has agreed to buy 21st Century Fox's 100-percent stake in Sky Italia and its 57.4-percent interest in Sky Deutschland, a statement said. BSkyB said it planned to acquire the rest of Sky Deutschland from the German group's minority shareholders, creating a pan-European TV giant in deals costing the British group a total of up to £7.0 billion ($11.9 billion, 8.8 billion euros) in cash.