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Fire destroys Michael Brown memorial in Ferguson A fire destroyed one of two memorials at the site where a police officer killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.  Ferguson resident Meldon Moffitt said the fire started around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday on Canfield Drive, the street where Brown was fatally shot on Aug. 9 by Ferguson police office Darren Wilson. About two dozen residents gathered at the site on Tuesday morning.  Many of them were angry. One ...

Branson aldermen change proposed no-smoking ordinance The Branson Board of Aldermen made several changes to a proposed smoke-free ordinance after hearing from citizens and business owners over the last six weeks.  The board discussed the proposal for a long time at its Study Session on Sept. 18. Among the revisions are fewer regulations for outdoor smoking in areas such as patios, RV campgrounds, and business entrances.  The new language also includes a ...

Angie's List: The switch to USB outlets Do you find yourself fighting for outlet space as your family's collection of electrical gadgets grows? If you're tired of juggling three or four different chargers on a two-socket outlet, there's a new and simple solution. If your home seems to be running out of outlet space, maybe it's time to give your outlets a reboot. By adding one or two USB ports right alongside the standard ...

Arkansas cowers under Senate advertising barrage As political ads fill the airwaves in Arkansas for the state's closely contested U.S. Senate race, many voters say the mute button has become their best friend. More than 38,000 ads have been broadcast by Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor, Republican challenger Rep. Tom Cotton, and the political parties and independent groups involved in the campaign.  That amounts to $7 per voter, about double the per-voter spending ...

Ferguson unrest adds up to $4.2 million CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — The unrest in Ferguson that followed the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown by a police officer has cost St. Louis County more than $4 million. The county's chief operating officer, Garry Earls, told KMOV-TV (http://bit.ly/1pbxbL6 ) that $2.6 million has been spent on police overtime, the biggest chunk of the $4.2 million bill. Another $170,000 was for damage to police ...

Minnesota police arrest 2 Missouri men after chase AUSTIN, Minn. (AP) — Police in southern Minnesota have arrested two Missouri men after a chase that reached speeds of more than 100 mph. KTTC-TV reports the Austin Police Department said Monday that the State Patrol told officers about a stolen car from Missouri on Sunday. An Austin police officer spotted the car on a highway and the high-speed chase ensued. Police say it took two sets ...



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Obama urges global action on 'growing' climate threat
US President Barack Obama during the Opening Session of the Climate Summit at the United Nations in New York on September 23, 2014United Nations (United States) (AFP) - US President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged all nations including emerging economies to act against climate change, warning that time was running out to prevent further damage.

Famed violinist to play again at DC metro station
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joshua Bell wants a do-over in Washington.

Michael Brown memorial rebuilt after fire
Protesters perform a "hands up, don't shoot" chant at a new teddy bear memorial on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo., near the spot of where Michael Brown was shot by Ferguson police office Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. The original teddy bear memorial was destroyed by fire earlier Tuesday morning. Ferguson police spokesman Devin James says the cause of the fire is under investigation. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUTFERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Residents have rebuilt a memorial just hours after it burned down at the site where a Missouri police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Patagonia pays $4K for violations in Utah park
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Outdoor clothing company Patagonia said Tuesday it has agreed to pay a $4,000 settlement to Capitol Reef National Park in Utah after rock climbing policies were violated in the making of a catalog photograph.

Saudi Arabia confirms role in strikes against Islamic State in Syria
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's air force participated in U.S.-led bombing strikes against Islamic State insurgents in Syria, the official Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday. "An official source revealed that Saudi air forces took part in military operations in Syria against the Islamic State group, and to support the moderate Syrian opposition, within an international coalition, to combat terrorism..., and to support the fraternal Syrian people in returning security, unity and development to this devastated country," SPA said. Saudi Arabia, a U.S. ...