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Bill Gates repeats at top of Forbes’ list of billionaires

The world’s richest person got even richer this year. And a basketball superstar-turned-owner made the list for the first time.

$4.8M in gold bars stolen in armored truck heist

Shortly after dusk along a lonely stretch of Interstate 95, armed robbers hijacked an armored truck, tied up the two guards and disappeared into the night with 275 pounds of gold bars.

Police chief: Man killed on Skid Row reached for gun

Police fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row during a “brutal” videotaped struggle in which a rookie officer cried out that the man had hold of his gun before three other officers opened fire, the Los Angeles police chief said Monday.

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Suspect declared ‘Heil Hitler!’ after Jewish site shootings

A man accused of fatally shooting three people at Jewish sites in Kansas declared “Heil Hitler!” and asked how many Jews he had killed after the attacks, a police officer who was at the scene testified Monday.

High court weighs limits on child abuse evidence

The Supreme Court is considering limits on the type of evidence that can be used in child abuse cases, a move that could hamstring prosecutors in domestic violence trials.

Boehner leaves open possible vote on Dem-backed DHS bill

Speaker John Boehner left open the possibility Monday of passage of long-term funding for the Department of Homeland Security without immigration provisions attached, as his alternatives dwindled for avoiding a capitulation to the White House and Democrats.

US consumer spending rose in Jan. after inflation adjustment

U.S. consumers spent less for a second consecutive month in January, but the weakness came from a big decline in gas prices. Excluding price changes, consumer spending was up in January and analysts expect strong income gains will fuel further solid increases in spending in the months ahead.

NASDAQ 5,000: Index passes milestone

The Nasdaq composite closed above 5,000 for the first time since its dot-com era peak nearly 15 years ago after merger news and an encouraging economic report helped push U.S. stocks broadly higher on Monday.

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Woman with slain Putin critic says she didn't see his killer

The 23-year-old Ukrainian model who was with slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov tearfully recounted Monday their last dinner in a chic Red Square restaurant and their walk onto a nearby bridge — but said she did not see the gunman who pulled the trigger.

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Iran nuke talks resume amid tense US-Israel debate

As U.S. and Israeli officials sparred in Washington over the wisdom of a nuclear deal with Iran, negotiations on a potential agreement resumed Monday, with Secretary of State John Kerry saying the sides are still far apart and warning Israel’s leader that leaks about the talks will hurt their chances for success.

Venezuela sets deadline to US to slash embassy staff

Venezuela’s government has given the U.S. two weeks to slash the size of its mission here to 17 diplomats as tensions between the two nations rise.

Book Review: Hornby's 'Funny Girl' takes readers to 1960s London

"Funny Girl" (Riverhead Books), by Nick Hornby

The author of "High Fidelity" has a new novel out, and it's a sweet sojourn to 1960s London, where a cast of writers and actors embark on a groundbreaking television show that changes the course of their lives.

Weather-related cancellations, announcements for Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Check this headline link for updates on Mid-Missouri weather-related cancellations and announcements for Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

Sewer Work on Lafayette Street has been postponed

Weather conditions have postponed sewer work scheduled for this week on Lafayette Street in Jefferson City.

Lawmakers cancel hearings due to Missouri auditor's funeral

Missouri lawmakers are clearing their schedules to allow members to attend Auditor Tom Schweich's funeral.

Perspective: State auditor remembered; Senate acts on bills

Last week in the Missouri Legislature will be remembered only by the events of Thursday and the tragic death of Auditor Tom Schweich.

Opinion: How to interest and educate Generation Z

The point of learning about the past is that it helps put the present into context.

Area fire departments work 3 structure fires in less than 24 hours

Two fires in Jefferson City and one in Osage County have kept area fire departments busy.

Sunday night fire destroys JC business

A Sunday night fire destroyed a Jefferson City business.

Los Angeles police kill man in struggle captured on video

In a fatal encounter captured on video, three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a man on the city's Skid Row during a struggle over one of the officers' guns, authorities said.

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