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Steelers defeat Chiefs; playoffs chances diminishing for Kansas City Ben Roethlisberger shook off a knee injury and threw for 220 yards and a touchdown as the Pittsburgh Steelers clinched a playoff berth with a 20-12 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. The veteran quarterback completed 18 of 25 passes in helping the Steelers (10-5) to their third straight win. They are headed to the playoffs for the first time since 2011 following back-to-back ...

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: Republic Police Department's 'Santa Patrol' Sgt. John Tinsley with the Republic Police Department pulled over a few drivers on Saturday to spread a little holiday cheer (we'll explain). During the busy shopping day, as many parents were trying to finish their Christmas purchases, Sgt. Tinsley was looking to pull over motorists for minor traffic infractions. Just as he was about to write a ticket, he transformed from a 'grinch' to ...

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 ...

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Jets players speak out on murdered NYPD officers
New York Jets center Nick Mangold (74) wears an NYPD hat as he waits to go on the field for the start of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sheldon Richardson was stunned when he heard the news Saturday that two New York City police officers were killed in the line of duty.

Falcons eliminate Saints 30-14, setting up Panthers showdown
Atlanta Falcons strong safety Kemal Ishmael (36) scoops up a fumble after a reception by New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) at the goal line in the second half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Left is Falcons free safety Dezmen Southward. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A tenacious play by two backup defenders on Jimmy Graham's catch at the goal line — and a little help from a disputed ruling — helped save Atlanta's postseason hopes and ultimately sank the Saints.

Florida authorities say 1 police officer shot and killed
MIAMI (AP) — Florida authorities say a Tarpon Springs police officer was shot and killed early Sunday by a fugitive trying to evade a warrant.

Iraqi Kurds, Yazidis fight Islamic State for strategic town of Sinjar
Members of Kurdish security forces ride in a vehicle at Mount Sinjar, in the town of SinjarBy Isabel Coles MOUNT SINJAR, Iraq (Reuters) - Kurdish and Yazidi fighters battled to take the strategic northern Iraqi town of Sinjar back from Islamic State on Sunday after breaking a months-long siege of the mountain above it. Seizing the town would restore the majority of territory Iraq's Kurds lost in the jihadist group's surprise August offensive. It would also give a huge strategic victory to both the Iraqi Kurds and the central government in Baghdad, as the Kurdish fighters could then cut the highway from Syria to Mosul, a vital supply line for Islamic State. Backed by U.S. ...

QB Jameis Winston cleared in conduct hearing
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was cleared of the accusations he faced at a student code of conduct hearing involving an alleged sexual assault two years ago, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press on Sunday.