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Kids in the boxing ring Today Smitty's Mid-West Boxing Gym in Springfield hosted a USA Boxing sanctioned event at the American Legion Post on South Scenic in Springfield. The event featured over 30 bouts between young fighters from Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. The organizer of the event is Darrell Smith, who prefers to go by 'Coach Smitty.' "When I was a kid, boxing gave me a place to go, then it won ...

The Arkansas Razorbacks dominate in win against the Northern Illinois Huskies The Arkansas Razorbacks gained plenty of confidence heading into the meat of the conference schedule. Quarterback Brandon Allen threw for 199 yards and a touchdown, adding another touchdown on the ground to lead the Razorbacks (3-1, 0-1) to a 52-14 victory over the Northern Illinois Huskies (3-1).  "We scored in all three phases in the first-quarter; offense, defense special teams," said Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema.  "It’s ...

Pictures: Northern Illinois vs. Arkansas football Saturday The Arkansas Razorbacks battled the Northern Illinois Huskies in Fayetteville Saturday. ...

Hoosiers stun Mizzou in final minute In a game that was expected to be an SEC tuneup for 18th ranked Mizzou, the Tigers (3-1) fall at home to Big 10 Indiana (2-1), 31-27. ...

Isolated storms Saturday night & Sunday morning A cold front pushes through our area overnight bringing the chance for isolated storms lingering into early Sunday morning. Sunday afternoon will be mostly sunny and mild. ...

Missouri ranks in top ten for farmers markets When it comes to farmers markets, Missouri is one of the top states in the United States. Missouri boasts 245 farmers markets, landing it at tenth on the USDA's list of states with the most farmers markets. California topped the list with 764 markets, followed by New York, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Virginia. Lee Ann Worman, vendor and organizer at the Farmers Market of ...

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GOP's Roberts heads to swing-voting east Kansas
Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, center right, talks to a supporter as he campaigns before an NCAA college football game between Kansas and Central Michigan Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Lawrence, Kan. Roberts strolled the grassy hill to the south of Memorial Stadium before the University of Kansas football game, popping in and out of pregame party tents and chatting with voters in the Democratic-leaning city. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas took his conservative re-election message into the state's swing-voting east Saturday in his latest effort chip away any advantage from independent candidate Greg Orman in a U.S. Senate race that has unexpectedly become one of the most hotly contested in the nation.

AP Interview: El-Sissi, Egypt and the terror fight
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi speaks to The Associated Press during an interview at the presidential palace in Cairo, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. In the background is a 1930s era carpet depicting a map of Egypt. In his first interview with foreign media since taking office in June, el-Sissi has told AP he is prepared to give whatever support is needed in the fight against the Islamic State group but says military action is not the only answer. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is feeling vindicated by the world's alarm over Islamic extremism that is fueling wars and bloodshed across the Middle East.

Afghan rivals set to sign unity government deal after messy election
By Kay Johnson and Mirwais Harooni KABUL (Reuters) - Rival candidates in the bitterly disputed Afghan presidential election will sign an agreement on a unity government on Sunday, aides said, potentially easing months of tension that destabilized Afghanistan while foreign troops withdraw. The signing ceremony to be held at the Kabul presidential palace - still occupied by outgoing leader Hamid Karzai despite an election process that began in April - will coincide with the planned announcement of final results. The announcement follows a U.N. ...

Fiji coup leader Bainimarama claims election victory
Election poster for Bainimarama can be seen in the rear window of a taxi as a man gestures from the doorway of a local gymnasium in the Fiji capital of SuvaBy Morag MacKinnon PERTH Australia (Reuters) - Voreqe Bainimarama, the former naval officer who has twice seized power in Fiji via military coups, on Sunday claimed victory in the Pacific island nation’s first election following eight years of military rule. The 60-year-old strongman ruler, known as "Frank" Bainimarama, has been prime minister of Fiji, a nation of 300 islands with a population of about 900,000, since 2007. The poll conducted on Wednesday was broadly praised by a 92-member international observer group, despite opposition accusations of fraud. ...

Today in History
Today is Sunday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2014. There are 101 days left in the year.