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Polar employee defends company, crosses picket line Scores of union members with the United Steel Workers are striking against what they call unfair labor practices at the Polar Tank Trailer factory, but some of their co-workers don't think the strikers are helping their cause. "The issues is just the way they treat us; Has nothing to do with wages, it's all about how we're treated," says Union Steward Frankie Kelley. While many workers at ...

UPDATE: Man killed in shooting outside Springfield strip mall One man was killed after a shooting that occurred Friday night in the parking lot of a west Springfield strip mall.  It happened just off Republic Road near Kansas Expressway. Police say Corey Kesner, 31, of Springfield was shot to death. Springfield Police Lt. Fred Beck says one man was detained at the scene.   Officers believe the incident was isolated to the parking lot, but the investigation ...

Kingsley's 17 points sparks Arkansas past Tennessee, 85-67 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Moses Kingsley scored 17 points off the bench to lead five Arkansas players in double figures in an 85-67 win over Tennessee on Saturday night. Kingsley was 8 of 11 from the field for the Razorbacks (12-11, 5-5 Southeastern Conference), scoring in double figures for the 23rd straight game this season. Dusty Hannahs finished with 13 points, while Anthlon Bell and Anton Beard ...

KC safety Berry recovers from lymphoma, wins comeback award SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kansas City safety Eric Berry, who missed 10 games the previous season battling lymphoma, then returned to the Chiefs to become an All-Pro, has won The Associated Press NFL Comeback Player of the Year award. Berry's inspirational story and superb performance on the field earned him 38 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 sports writers and broadcasters who regularly cover the ...

Chiefs CB Peters wins top defensive rookie award SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kansas City's Marcus Peters is the first cornerback in 17 years to win The Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award. Peters, a first-round selection (18th overall) out of Washington, was a key to the Chiefs' 11-game winning streak this season that helped them to the divisional playoff round. He tied Cincinnati's Reggie Nelson for the NFL lead with eight ...

Trash fire spreads to home near Republic Fire crews spent part of Saturday afternoon fighting a house fire near Republic. VIDEO: House fire near Republic on Farm Road 194 Crews responded to the call at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon in the area of Farm Road 194, Farm Road 75 and State Route PP.  A person who lived in the home told firefighters they were burning trash in the backyard and got distracted by ...

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Turkey: Reaching limits but will keep taking in refugees
A man reacts, as Syrians gather at the Bab al-Salam border gate with Turkey, in Syria, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Thousands of Syrians have rushed toward the Turkish border, fleeing fierce Syrian government offensives and intense Russian airstrikes. Turkey has promised humanitarian help for the displaced civilians, including food and shelter, but it did not say whether it would let them cross into the country. (AP Photo/Bunyamin Aygun) TURKEY OUTKILIS, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has reached the end of its "capacity to absorb" refugees but will continue to take them in, Turkey's deputy premier said Sunday as his country faced mounting pressure to open its border, where tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing a government onslaught have arrived.

Loan rejection may been early warning of Taiwan building collapse
By Yimou Lee TAINAN, Taiwan (Reuters) - Before their apartment tower collapsed in a Taiwan earthquake at the weekend, a young couple living on the 14th floor had already been given a clue that the building was unsafe. Chen Yi-ting and her husband bought the apartment in the center of Tainan city five years ago, having relocated from an outlying district.

New breed investors embrace China's white-knuckle ride
File picture of a student looking at stock indexes on his desktop during summer holiday in ShanghaiBy Jessica Macy Yu BEIJING (Reuters) - A new breed of small investor is riding China's rollercoaster stock markets, looking for a quick buck and thriving on the volatility that has sent others scurrying to the exit clutching their stomachs. Last summer's 40 percent crash and a 20 percent drop so far in 2016 have sent trading volumes tumbling on the Shanghai and Shenzhen bourses, where retail investors account for 85 percent of the business, unlike more developed markets, where institutions dominate.

Australian woman freed after kidnap by al Qaeda in Burkina Faso
Niger's President Issoufou attends Summit of Heads of State and Governments of Lake Chad Basin Commission in AbujaAn elderly Australian woman kidnapped with her husband in Burkina Faso by a group affiliated to al Qaeda has been freed, neighbouring Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou said on Saturday. Issoufou presented the woman, Jocelyn Elliott, at a news conference in Dosso, southwestern Niger, and said authorities were intensifying efforts to secure the release of her husband. Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb said on Friday it had kidnapped the couple and would release the woman unconditionally due to public pressure and guidance from al Qaeda leaders not to involve women in war.

South Korea says retrieves suspected fairing from North Korean rocket
South Korea retrieved on Sunday what it believes to be a fairing dropped by a rocket North Korea launched earlier in the day, its defence ministry said. Retrieving parts of the rocket that carried what the North says is a satellite into space would help provide clues into isolated Pyongyang's rocket programme. The object was found southeast of South Korea's Jeju island by a navy ship, a defence ministry official said.