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Missouri court to hear same-sex marriage ban challenge The legal fight over same sex marriage makes its way into a Missouri courtroom this week. The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri will present oral arguments Thursday on behalf of ten same-sex couples who were married in other states but now live in Missouri. The case will be heard in Jackson County Circuit Court in Kansas City. Missouri voters approved Amendment 2 in 2004 which ...

MSSU has more international students Missouri Southern State University is more internationally diverse this year. The school in Joplin says 193 international students enrolled this year, up from 161 last school year. It's the second consecutive year the number of international students has increased. The Joplin Globe  reports the school's total enrollment of 5,613 is only three less than last year's enrollment. International admissions coordinator Lora Dean says the school has focused on ...

Judge: Man in 9/11 airport hoax should be freed A federal judge is recommending that a Pennsylvania man accused of trying to carry fake bombs through security at Kansas City International Airport on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks be released without going to trial. U.S. Magistrate Judge Sarah Hays on Tuesday issued a report that says 50-year-old Anthony Falco Jr., who has been found incompetent to stand trial, is not a risk ...

Almost $1 million approved for Arkansas school internet study The Arkansas Legislative Council has approved a contract capped at $993,780 to assess broadband access, equipment and connectivity at every school in the state. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1mn6cAr ) that the contract with CT&T Inc. of North Little Rock will begin immediately and the findings are due back to the Legislature by December. The Legislative Council also approved a $149,500 sole-source contract with Camelot Global Services ...

Annual Cider Days festival going on Sunday in Springfield The 17th annual Cider Days is going on in downtown Springfield. The fall festival features arts, crafts, live performances and real apple cider! You can head over to Walnut Street Sunday from 10 to 5. Admission is 4 dollars a person.  Children 10 and younger get in free. ...

Ambulance crashes in Springfield Saturday night Springfield police confirm there was an ambulance crash in Springfield around 8:30 Saturday night. It happened at National and Primrose. Police are reporting possible injuries, we don't yet know how serious those injuries are.      We'll bring you more information as it becomes available. ...

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32 structures destroyed in California wildfire
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nearly three-dozen structures were destroyed in a massive Northern California wildfire that continues to spread more than a week after it started, officials said Sunday.

Ex-stepson: White House intruder meant no harm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The former stepson of a man accused of sneaking into the White House says the Iraq war veteran owns "plenty of firepower" that he could have brought with him if he meant any harm.

IS fighters close in on Syria border town as thousands flee
Syrian Kurd children carry their belongings as they enter Turkey near Suruc in Sanliurfa province on September 20, 2014 after their families fled Islamic State fightersMURSITPINAR (Turkey) (AFP) - Islamic State militants closed in on Syria's third-largest Kurdish town on Sunday as tens of thousands of people fled in terror across the border into Turkey.

US vows support to Afghan unity government
Afghan presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah (L) and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai stand together after signing a power-sharing agreement at the Presidential Palace in Kabul on September 21, 2014Washington (AFP) - The United States welcomed an Afghan power-sharing deal Sunday that ended months of tensions over disputed election results, hailing it as an "important opportunity for unity."

Police say rifle carried by ambush suspect found
CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say they believe they're hot on the trail of the suspect in last week's deadly police barracks ambush hard in the heavy northeastern Pennsylvania woods and have found items they believe he abandoned or hid.