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States trying to lure lawyers into rural practice Federal grant money has long been available for doctors, nurses and dentists willing to relocate to rural areas. Now a South Dakota program is offering a similar incentive for lawyers. It provides an annual subsidy of $12,000 for attorneys who live and practice law in sparsely populated communities. Jake Fischer is the first of up to 16 attorneys accepted into the program, which is funded by ...

Missouri lawmakers say abortion bills not top goal Missouri's legislative leaders say anti-abortion measures are not among their main priorities next session. Eight bills have been filed so far as the legislative session that starts Jan. 7 nears. The dimmed interest follows Republican lawmakers' success in September in overriding a veto by Gov. Jay Nixon to enact one of the nation's longest waiting periods for abortions. The GOP now has even greater numbers to override a ...

1 person killed, 2 others injured in east Kansas City shooting Police say one person has been shot to death and two others wounded in east Kansas City. Officers responded to the shooting around 10 p.m. Saturday. Police say one person died at a hospital. Two other shooting victims sustained wounds that weren't life threatening. The name of the victim wasn't released. Officers are investigating and didn't immediately provide any details about what led up to the shooting. Police ...

Man in custody after Sunday morning high-speed chase in Springfield A man is in police custody after a high-speed chase in Springfield Sunday morning. It started just before 6:00 am near Walnut Lawn and Kansas Expressway, when a sheriff's deputy tried to pull the man over for a lane violation. Speeds reached as high as 95-miles per hour. The chase lasted for about ten-minutes before the car hit spike strips on Republic Road, according to police.  The car ...

Pictures: Man in custody after Sunday morning high-speed chase in Springfield A man is in police custody after a high-speed chase in Springfield Sunday morning. It started just before 6:00 am near Walnut Lawn and Kansas Expressway, when a sheriff's deputy tried to pull the man over for a lane violation. Speeds reached as high as 95-miles per hour. The man, who has not been named, was arrested after he fled on foot. ...

Rams and Giants battle under the dome Sunday New York Giants (5-9) at St. Louis Rams (6-8) *Keys to the game: Giants QB Eli Manning won't have the luxury of sitting in the pocket and picking his targets like he did in dissecting the Redskins' porous secondary last week. The Rams are young, fast and will collapse the pocket in a blink. Rookie RB Andre Williams has infrequently shown a quick burst, but the ...



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Survey: US gas prices fall 25 cents per gallon
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of regular gasoline nationwide has dropped another 25 cents a gallon in the past two weeks, to $2.47.

Belarus' president promises help for Ukraine
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, right, welcomes Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko during their meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Mykola Lazarenko, Pool)MOSCOW (AP) — Belarus' authoritarian president on Sunday promised to help Ukraine as it struggles through its pro-Russia separatist insurgency and economic hardships.

U.S.-led forces launch 13 air strikes in Iraq, three in Syria
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces attacked Islamic State targets on Sunday with 13 air strikes in Iraq and three in Syria, using fighter, bomber and other aircraft, the U.S. military said. Four of the Iraq strikes were near Sinjar in the north of the country, which destroyed Islamic State buildings, tactical units and vehicles, while other Iraqi cities targeted included Tal Afar, Ramadi, Mosul and Baiji, according to the Combined Joint Task Force. The strikes in Syria over the weekend were focused around the contested city of Kobani near the Turkish border, it said in a statement. ...

California puzzles over safety of driverless cars
FILE - This file photo taken Tuesday, May 13, 2014 shows a row of Google self-driving cars outside the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. California's Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they'll know whether "driverless" vehicles are safe. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg,File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they'll know whether "driverless" vehicles are safe.

Nigerian Islamic uprising poses regional threat
FILE - In this Sunday, May 11, 2014 file photo, A soldier and government officials inspects the bridge that link Nigeria and Cameroon following an attacked by Islamic militants in Gambaru, Nigeria. Thousands of members of Nigeria’s home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike across the border in Cameroon, with coordinated attacks on border towns, a troop convoy and a major barracks. Further north, Boko Haram employs recruits from Chad to enforce its control in northeastern Nigerian towns and cities. In Niger, the government has declared a “humanitarian crisis” and appealed for international aid to help tens of thousands of Nigerian refugees driven from their homes by the insurgency. (AP Photo/Jossy Ola, File)MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Thousands of members of Nigeria's home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike across the border in Cameroon, with coordinated attacks on border towns, a troop convoy and a major barracks.