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Arkansas candidate to pay for homestead tax credits Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson says he'll pay Pulaski County more than $1,700 for improperly claimed homestead tax credits. Hutchinson told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on Wednesday that he isn't bowing to Democratic pressure and wants to bring closure to the issue. He says he will pay $350 for the tax credit he improperly received in 2008, plus $1,400 in penalties even though the statute of limitations ...

Missouri reports case of mosquito-borne virus Missouri health officials have reported the state's first case of a mosquito-borne virus that has been spreading to the U.S. from the Caribbean. The St. Louis County Health Department announced Tuesday that a resident was infected with chikungunya while traveling in the Caribbean. Mosquitoes in the St. Louis region are not known to carry the virus. Chikungunya cannot be passed from human to human. Chikungunya causes symptoms such ...

Blunt touts renewal of child advocacy law  U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt says the passage of federal legislation should provide assistance to Missouri centers that aid child victims of violent crimes. The legislation co-sponsored by Blunt reauthorizes a federal law that provides funding to children's advocacy centers, which conduct forensic interviews of children who have been the victims of abuse. The interviews can be used in court. Blunt said Missouri has 22 children's advocacy centers ...

Osceola residents learn more details about Sac-Osage Hospital closure This town in St. Clair County is losing a landmark, a major employer, and full service medical care.  Sac-Osage Hospital is closing as part of a consolidation with Citizens Memorial Hospital, which is based in Bolivar.  CMH has no use for the Sac-Osage building, which would cost $3-million to $4-million to bring up to standard.  On Tuesday evening, a town hall meeting gave residents the chance for ...

KY3 News honored with 16 EMMY nominations KY3 News is honored with 16 nominations for the 2014 Mid-America EMMY Awards. This year's awards ceremony is in Kansas City on September 27.  Game show host Todd Newton is the host. LIST of KY3 News NomineesStation Excellence Newsroom Excellence Best Morning Newscast: "Piecing It Together, the Hailey Owens Tragedy" Best Evening Newscast: "Devastating Floods" Best Evening Newscast: "Little Girl Lost, Coverage of the Hailey Owens Tragedy" Breaking News: "An After School ...

Military bomb determined to be a dud An Army bomb found between Strafford and Rogersville Tuesday afternoon is not a threat. The military ordnance was found at 9828 E. Charity Drive, east of Missouri 125. Neighbors say the people who used to live in the house have been gone for about a month, but left behind a vehicle.  A crew showed up to repossess the vehicle and found the bomb next to the ...

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Ukraine official: Rebels lay mines near crash site
Alexander Hug, deputy head of the OSCE mission to Ukraine, left, his colleagues and a pro-Russian rebel, 2nd left, examine a map as they try to estimate security conditions outside the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — International observers turned back Wednesday after making another attempt to reach the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down in eastern Ukraine, and a government official said the area near the zone had been mined by pro-Russian separatists who control it.

Shells hit UN school in Gaza, kill 15
JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Several Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school used as shelter for refugees in the Gaza war early on Wednesday, killing at least 15 people and wounding 90, a Palestinian health official and a U.N. official said.

Diplomat: Criticism of Kerry not from Netanyahu
WASHINGTON (AP) — Israel's ambassador to the United States is asserting that criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry's peace-making efforts is traceable to Israel's "very rambunctious democracy," and not Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Amazon to invest $2 bln to expand in India
The Amazon logo is seen on a podium during a press conference in New York, on September 28, 2011MUMBAI, India (AP) — The world's largest online retailer is facing off in India against a new name in e-commerce that was founded by former Amazon employees.

Argentine debt talks go down to the wire to avert default
Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez arrives at a Mercosur summit in CaracasBy Richard Lough BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina faced a race against on time on Wednesday to avert its second default in 12 years, needing either to cut a deal by the end of the day with "holdout" investors suing it or to win more time from a U.S. court to reach a settlement. Argentine Economy Minister Axel Kicillof hurried to New York on Tuesday to join last-ditch negotiations, holding the first face-to-face talks with the principals of New York hedge funds who demand full repayment on bonds they bought at a discounted rate after the country defaulted in 2002. Argentina has until the end of Wednesday to break the deadlock. If it fails, U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa will prevent Argentina from making a July 30 deadline for a coupon payment on exchanged bonds.