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Chiefs hope to stay hot at chilly Arrowhead hosting the Bills The Kansas City Chiefs aim for a fifth straight win and a stronger playoff position as they host the Buffalo Bills at Arrowhead Stadium Sunday. Both games enter this important AFC matchup at 5 and 5.  *Keys to the game: The Bills expect QB Tyrod Taylor (shoulder) to play, although he was limited mostly to handoff work midweek. They need a healthy Taylor, and they need ...

Rams QB Keenum still not cleared; Foles likely to start The St. Louis Rams are likely to start Nick Foles at quarterback against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday with Case Keenum still not cleared from the league's concussion protocol. Keenum took part in limited practice Friday, but has not been cleared for contact. "I've got him listed as questionable. He's not quite cleared the concussion protocol," Rams coach Jeff Fisher said. "Unless we get good news tomorrow, ...

Missouri lawmakers seek answers on funding to help refugees Missouri lawmakers are set to question officials in Gov. Jay Nixon's administration on how the state spends money to help refugees. The Legislature recently set the Monday hearing in response to deadly attacks in Paris and criticism of Nixon's decision not to join other governors who are calling for the resettlement of Syrian refugees in their states to be blocked. Nixon's decision sparked outcry among many Republican ...

Christmas trees headed to for Governor's Mansion The Governor's Mansion is about to look a little more festive. The Christmas trees that will adorn the Jefferson City mansion are arriving Monday morning. The outside tree is a 30-foot Norway spruce that came from the yard of a Washington resident. Also headed to the mansion is a Colorado blue spruce that will adorn the grand staircase. Later in the day, four seven-foot eastern white pines ...

Pomona man charged in fatal crash A south-central Missouri man has been charged in a deadly crash. The West Plains Daily Quill reports that 33-year-old Kevin Matthew Stephens, of Pomona, is jailed in Howell County on an involuntary manslaughter charge. No attorney is listed for him in online court records. He is accused of driving under the influence of methamphetamine, cannabinoids and opiates in an April 22 crash that killed David Riley. The ...

SLIDESHOW: KY3's Futurecast Radar maps more hour-by-hour rainfall Saturday You'll need an umbrella again!  KY3's Futurecast Radar maps more rainfall expected through Saturday afternoon. ...

Current Conditions:
Light Rain, 37 F

Sat - Rain. High: 39 Low: 34
Sun - PM Showers. High: 44 Low: 38
Mon - Showers. High: 50 Low: 34
Tue - Sunny. High: 51 Low: 29
Wed - Partly Cloudy. High: 47 Low: 27

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Trump reframes claim that Muslims cheered 9/11
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Sarasota, FloridaBy Erin McPike WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday reframed his claim that he saw Muslims in Jersey City, New Jersey, cheering the attacks on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001 by asserting the sentiment was shared worldwide. “Worldwide, the Muslims were absolutely going wild,” the real estate mogul said at a campaign rally in Sarasota, Florida. Trump came under fire a week ago for saying at another rally and in a nationally televised appearance that he watched thousands of people in Jersey City cheer the World Trade Center’s implosion.

The Latest: Wintry storm blamed for 4 more Kansas deaths
Krystal Wright scrapes ice from her car's windshield Friday, Nov. 27, 2015 in Wichita, Kan. The winter weather left a layer of ice on roads and cars early Friday morning after a heavy rain on Thanksgiving day that set a record with over 2 inches of rain. Brian Corn/The Wichita Eagle via AP)The latest on a band of storms causing wintry conditions in the nation's midsection (all times local):

Black Friday store sales fall as Americans buy more online
A holiday shopper browses the electronics section against a backdrop of televisions at a Target store, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Newport, Ky. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)WASHINGTON (AP) — Black Friday shopping is shifting from hours spent in line to more time online.

Putin approves economic retaliation measures against Turkey
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree imposing economic sanctions against Turkey on Saturday, four days after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian-Turkish border. The decree, posted on the Kremlin's web site, said a ban on charter flights from Russia to Turkey would be introduced, that Russian tour operators should stop selling trips to Turkey, and that imports of some Turkish products would be halted. It also said the operations of Turkish companies in Russia and the employment of Turkish staff by Russian firms would face restrictions and ordered the government to prepare a list of goods, firms and jobs that would be affected.

Sanctions only deepen Russia-Turkish problem: Turkish official
ANKARA (Reuters) - Sanctions like those Russia imposed on Turkey only serve to deepen the problem between them, a senior Turkish official told Reuters on Saturday after President Vladimir Putin ordered further economic retaliation for Turkey downing a Russian jet. "Sanctions like this would only damage relations. These steps do not make anything easier, but deepen the problem," the official said. (Reporting by Orhan Coskun, writing by Dasha Afanasieva and Humeyra Pamuk; editing by Susan Thomas)