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Breaking News: Springfield officer shot, in serious condition Springfield police say an officer is being treated for serious injuries after being shot early Monday morning on the city's northside.  Police say the officer was responding to a "check person" call near the intersection of Glenstone Avenue and Chestnut Expressway around 1:30 am. That's when the suspect pulled a gun and shot the officer. That officer is in stable condition at Mercy Hospital, according to ...

Breaking News: Interview with SPD Captain Greg Higdon on officer shot Springfield police say an officer is being treated for serious injuries after being shot early Monday morning on the city's northside. Police say the officer was responding to a "check person" call near the intersection of Glenstone Avenue and Chestnut Expressway around 1:30 am. That's when the suspect pulled a gun and shot the officer. That officer is in stable condition at Mercy Hospital, according to ...

Spokesman: Secret Service recovers 'device' at White House A spokesman for President Barack Obama says a "device" has been found on the grounds of the White House but that it poses no threat. Spokesman Josh Earnest says Secret Service agents recovered the object but that early indications are that it does not pose a threat to anyone in the building. Obama and his wife, Michelle, are on a three-day visit to India, with a stop ...

Pictures: Springfield officer shot early Monday; investigators on scene Springfield police say an officer is being treated for serious injuries after being shot early Monday morning on the city's northside. Police say the officer was responding to a "check person" call near the intersection of Glenstone Avenue and Chestnut Expressway around 1:30 am. That's when the suspect pulled a gun and shot the officer. That officer is in stable condition at Mercy Hospital, according to ...

Douglas Co. sheriff looks for 2 home invaders Douglas County officers are searching for two men who invaded a home about 8 o'clock Friday morning. They shouted they were with the Howell County Sheriff's Department before they broke in the front door of a home in far eastern Douglas County on Missouri 181 near Highway AA, in the Mark Twain National Forest about halfway between Ava and West Plains. The home owner was not ...

Slideshow: Missouri Hall of Fame unveils Ned Reynolds' 'Legends' bust KY3s Ned Reynolds became the 28th 'Legend' of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.  His bust was unveiled Sunday night during the 2015 hall of fame class induction.  ...



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After Ebola, WHO to set up contingency fund, develop "surge capacity"
A health worker checks the temperature of a man arriving at Bata AirportBy Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday it will create a contingency fund and an emergency workforce to respond quickly to crises after strong criticism of the agency's delay in confronting the Ebola epidemic. Director-general Dr. Margaret Chan said at an emergency meeting called to discuss the agency's Ebola response that the outbreak showed the need to strengthen WHO's crisis management and to streamline procedures for recruiting frontline workers. "Member states truly understand that the world does need a collective defence mechanism for global health security." In the past year, 21,724 Ebola cases have been reported in nine countries and 8,641 people have died, according to the WHO, which says West Africa's outbreak is ebbing. "The WHO we have is not the WHO we need, not the WHO we needed to respond to health emergencies of the magnitude of Ebola," Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), told the talks.

Church of England to ordain first female bishop
The Rev. Libby Lane, second left, arrives at York Minster, England, where she will be consecrated as the eighth Bishop of Stockport, Monday Jan. 26, 2015. Male domination in the leadership of the Church of England is coming to an end, as the 500-year-old institution consecrates its first female bishop. (AP Photo/PA, Lynne Cameron) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVELONDON (AP) — Male domination in the leadership of the Church of England is coming to an end, as the 500-year-old institution consecrates its first female bishop.

Greek leftists ally with right against bailout after huge election win
The head of radical leftist Syriza party Tsipras speaks to supporters after winning the elections in AthensBy Renee Maltezou and Deepa Babington ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras on Monday agreed to team up with a right-wing party to form a new hardline, anti-bailout government determined to face down international lenders and end nearly five years of tough economic measures. The decisive victory by Tsipras' Syriza in Sunday's snap election reignites fears of new financial troubles in the country that set off the regional crisis in 2009. It is also the first time a member of the 19-nation euro zone will be led by parties rejecting German-backed austerity. The trouncing of conservative Prime Minister Antonis Samaras represents a defeat of Europe’s middle-ground political guard, which has dallied on a growth-versus-budget discipline debate for five years while voters suffered.

Nor'easter threatens Northeast with up to 2 feet of snow
Icicles drip from the overhang of a picnic shelter at the Blacksburg Municipal "Hill" Golf Course after a winter storm in Blacksburg, Va. on Saturday, Jan. 24 2015. The National Weather Service has lifted a winter weather advisory for much of the Baltimore and Washington areas. But the advisory remains in effect until noon for western Maryland, western Virginia and points to the north.(AP Photo / The Roanoke Times, Matt Gentry)NEW YORK (AP) — Northeast residents are girding for a "crippling and potentially historic" storm that could bury communities from northern New Jersey to southern Maine in up to 2 feet of snow.

Syriza moves fast to form Greek anti-austerity coalition
Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras raises his fist as he greets supporters following victory in the election in Athens on January 25, 2015Greece's anti-austerity Syriza party moved fast to form a coalition government on Monday after its stunning election win that has put the country on a collision course with its international creditors. Syriza and its 40-year-old leader Alexis Tsipras took 149 seats in the 300-seat parliament in Sunday's election, heralding a new mood of defiant anti-austerity in Europe. ANEL leader Panos Kammenos said after meeting Tsipras that his party was prepared to join Syriza in government. "From this moment on there is a government, we will give a vote of confidence to the new prime minister," Kammenos told reporters.