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Idle-speed rule cuts most boating, slows business at Lake of the Ozarks The high water level and debris in Lake of the Ozarks and combined to create some big problems.  The slow speed required of boaters is really slowing down business, especially for Lake of the Ozarks Water Taxi. The no-wake policy is forcing all boats to go four to five miles per hour.  For water taxis, that slows down travel time to get people from one place ...

Cain has 3 hits to lead Royals over Twins 3-2 in 10 innings KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lorenzo Cain had three hits and scored the winning run in the 10th inning as the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Friday night to snap a four-game losing streak. Cain led off the bottom of the 10th with a double, went to third on a wild pitch by Aaron Thompson (1-3) and scored on Jarrod Dyson's fielder's ...

Flooding doesn't dampen Independence Day weekend at Bennett Spring State Park It sure is beautiful but the amount of water rushing through Bennett Spring State Park this weekend could be too much of a good thing. “It is so green and lush but flooded,” said Becky Hale, who was visiting the state park from the St. Louis area on Friday. First came the heavy rain earlier this week; then came high water.  That flooding has since left a ...

Gyorko's 9th-inning RBI gives Padres 2-1 win over Cardinals ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jedd Gyorko homered in the seventh inning to tie the game and then had a run-scoring single in the ninth to lead the San Diego Padres to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night. San Diego won the first two games of the four-game series after losing three straight. St. Louis lost a season-high fourth straight home game but ...

Bicyclist dies after falling during ride with friends A man's bicycle ride with friends on the south edge of Springfield ended abruptly on Friday morning.  Police say a man fell off his bike, hit his head on the pavement, and died near the Millwood subdivision off U.S. 65 at Evans Road. Police had not released his name and other details by early Friday evening.  People who were with the bicyclist said he was wearing ...

Brief break from rain Another unsettled pattern next week ...

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Fair, 66 F

Sat - Partly Cloudy. High: 85 Low: 67
Sun - Partly Cloudy. High: 87 Low: 70
Mon - PM Thunderstorms. High: 88 Low: 71
Tue - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 73 Low: 64
Wed - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 76 Low: 66

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The Latest: Dustin Brown back on court at Wimbledon
Dustin Brown of Germany returns a ball to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday July 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)LONDON (AP) — The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):

A Greek challenge for 'Mr Europe' Juncker
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gives a statement while standing in front a giant Greek flag projected in the press room at the EU commission headquarters in BrusselsIt's sultry early July and an emotional Jean-Claude Juncker is on the stump, calling for a 'Yes' vote in a referendum on which he says hangs the future of Europe - and his own career. "A 'Yes' ... would have a significance ... well beyond Europe," he tells voters. This was 2005 and Juncker was addressing his fellow Luxemburgers.

Report on past Iran nuclear work could be ready by year end: IAEA
Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif, Head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Salehi and Fereydoon, brother and close aide to President Hassan Rouhani meet with U.S. Secretary of State Kerry in ViennaBy Louis Charbonneau and Parisa Hafezi VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog could issue a report on its investigation into past Iranian research suspected of being linked to nuclear weapons development by the end of the year if Tehran cooperates, the agency's chief said on Saturday. "With cooperation from Iran, I think we can issue a report by the end of the year on the assessment of the clarification of the issues related to the possible military dimensions," International Atomic Energy Agency director-general Yukiya Amano told reporters. Answering the IAEA's so-far unresolved questions about the possible military dimensions (PMD) of past Iranian nuclear research will be a condition for easing some sanctions on Iran if Tehran and six powers succeed in agreeing on an historic nuclear accord in Vienna, diplomats close to the talks say.

Egypt's Sisi rallies troops in Sinai after IS attacks
Egypt's president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (pictured) made an unannounced visit to the Sinai Peninsula on Saturday to rally troops following a wave of deadly jihadist attacks on security forces, his office saidEgypt's president made an unannounced visit to the Sinai Peninsula on Saturday to rally troops following a wave of deadly jihadist attacks on security forces, his office said. "President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is inspecting troops and police in the North Sinai," his office said without specifying where in the restive province. The government called in air strikes Wednesday after a spectacular attack by Islamic State group jihadists in the North Sinai town of Sheikh Zuweid left dozens dead.

Putin tells Obama he wants dialogue based on equality and respect
Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech at the gala concert of the 15th International Tchaikovsky Competition at the Moscow ConservatoryRussian President Vladimir Putin called for dialogue based on equal treatment and mutual respect with the United States on Saturday in a congratulatory message to President Barack Obama marking U.S. Independence Day. Putin said U.S.-Russian relations remained important for solving global crises. The two countries have disagreements over the conflict in Ukraine, defense matters and democracy.