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Missouri taxi companies say proposals too easy on Uber, Lyft Uber and Lyft say they welcome the regulations on app-based car services that have been introduced in the Missouri General Assembly. But taxi companies and some local regulators told a House panel Tuesday the proposed legislation allows ride-sharing companies to duck some of the most expensive rules on the industry, creating a system that puts traditional companies at a disadvantage. Proposed regulations would require ride-hailing companies to ...

Missouri Senate debates repealing death penalty The Republican-led Missouri Senate for the first time in years debated a bill to repeal the state's death penalty, though the measure is unlikely to advance. A bipartisan group of lawmakers to implored their colleagues Monday to end capital punishment.  Missouri has executed 18 killers in the last two years. Republican Sen. Paul Wieland of Imperial, who is Catholic, introduced the measure. He opposes both abortion and ...

Arkansas highway leaders trying to reduce wrong-way crashes Arkansas highway officials have initiated $2.8 million in improvements with a focus on reducing wrong-way crashes on the state freeway system. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the effort is designed to address the problem of motorists entering freeways in the wrong direction. The changes include replacing more than 4,000 "wrong way," ''do not enter" and "one way" signs at exit ramps with brighter sheeting and installing them ...

Man accused of shooting Officer Aaron Pearson appears in court The man accused of shooting Springfield police officer Aaron Pearson appeared in court Monday afternoon. Joshua Hagood has pleaded not guilty to the crime. On Monday, his attorney said some evidence was taken illegally from him.  Ky3's Jehan Sheikh was in the courtroom. Sheikh says members on both sides of this case were in the court room. The grandparents of Joshua Hagood were there. When Hagood ...

Flurries and brutal wind chills A brief round of winter cold and flurries will affect the Ozarks on Tuesday. Find out how long this will last by watching the weather. ...

Fort Wood area prepared for military job cuts, Waynesville says can rebound after soldiers leave When the federal government started shrinking the U.S. military-- there were concerns that meant 5-thousand soldiers at Fort Leonard Wood. But the area is now grateful re-assignments will include just over 700 MPs. As a local banker, Mike Dunbar lives his life crunching numbers, and despite the cuts, he says Fort Leonard Wood and Waynesville's numbers still look good. "Of course we're going to feel the impact ...

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USOC 'will not prevent athletes from competing' over Zika
A city worker sprays the Sambadrome on January 26, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, BrazilThe United States Olympic Committee has refuted an "inaccurate" report that it had advised American athletes to reconsider competing in the Rio Games because of Zika virus fears. "The reports that the USOC has advised US athletes to reconsider competing in Rio due to the Zika virus are 100 percent inaccurate," USOC spokesperson Patrick Sandusky said in a statement. Sandusky said the USOC had held internal discussions with American sports leaders about the potential risks that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had identified with travel to Zika-infested areas.

Legislatures consider special protections for gun industry
William Basore, co-owner of Centerfire Shooting Sports, stands for a photograph at the shooting range and firearms company in Olathe, Kan., Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. Legislatures consider special protections for gun industry, but the legislation the gun industry’s trade association is pushing wouldn't offer a blanket protection for all businesses, just those "engaged in the lawful commerce of firearms or ammunition products." (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A terse letter from Andrew Clyde's credit card-processing company explained it was discontinuing his corporate account because his Georgia firearms business "no longer met our underwriting guidelines." In a panic, Clyde called three other companies, which denied him, too.

Asia stocks extend global sell-off, Japan down 4.9 percent
Trader Jonathan Corpina works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. U.S. stocks moved broadly lower in early trading Monday, putting the market on track for its second sizeable loss in a row. Technology, financial and energy stocks were among the biggest decliners. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)Asian markets tumbled Tuesday as renewed jitters about the global economy set off a wave of selling in banking stocks.

Lynch: No outside influence on FBI probe into Clinton emails
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch is reaffirming that the FBI's probe into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state is free of outside political influence.

The Latest: Clinton vows to 'make a difference' every day
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton embrace during a campaign stop Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Hudson, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the race for the White House with one day to go until the New Hampshire primary (all times local):