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Nevada researchers trying to turn roadside weed into biofuel

Three decades ago, a University of Nevada researcher who obtained one of the first U.S. Energy Department grants to study the potential to turn plants into biofuels became convinced that a roadside weed — curly top gumweed — was growing along the road to the future.

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Area football players named to all-district list

Several area football players have been selected to the 2015 All-Central District team in their respective classes by the members of the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association.

Prep Football: Predicting the championship games

We’re down to the Final 12.

$10 million push to extend Grant's Trail advances

A long-awaited extension of Grant's Trail near St. Louis is moving ahead, with the promise of what will become a continuous 17-mile route for bicyclists, walkers and runners.

This Week in the SEC for Nov. 27-28, 2015

Here's a preview of SEC football games scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27-28, 2015.

Mother makes graduation request for 2011 tornado victim

A woman whose son was killed in the 2011 Joplin tornado wants him recognized with an empty seat at this spring's high school graduation.

OSHA investigates death at Carthage building site

Federal officials are investigating the death of a Texas construction worker in southwest Missouri.

Springfield police shoot, kill 23-year-old man

Springfield police say an officer has shot and killed a man during a struggle over the officer's gun.

Boys Basketball: Tuscumbia downs Bunceton

TUSCUMBIA — The Tuscumbia Lions opened the season Tuesday with a 73-17 win against Bunceton.

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White House undergoes holiday lockdown after man jumps fence

A man draped in an American flag climbed over the fence at the White House on Thursday, prompting a lockdown as the first family celebrated Thanksgiving.

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Cutler, Bears hold off Packers at rainy Lambeau Field

Jay Cutler threw for 200 yards and a score and the Chicago Bears held off the Green Bay Packers on fourth-and-goal from the 8 with 22 seconds left for a 17-13 victory Thursday night.

Blue Tigers nearly pull off the upset

KANSAS CITY — Lincoln put a scare into Division I foe UMKC on Wednesday night, but the Blue Tigers’ last-second shot attempt at the upset was just off the mark.

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Pope says 'catastrophic' if interests derail climate talks

Pope Francis warned Thursday that it would be “catastrophic” for world leaders to let special interest groups get in the way of a global agreement to curb fossil fuel emissions as he brought his environmental m

Canada to give UN $750,000 for Syrian refugee relief

Canada’s Liberal government announced on Thursday a $750,000 contribution to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to help fleeing Syrians, fulfilling a campaign promise from its recent federal election.

Queen Elizabeth II visits beloved Malta and Commonwealth

It is a bittersweet moment for Queen Elizabeth II. She is visiting a country she loves, on what may be her final visit to an organization she cherishes — one that might struggle without her.

Obama admin says states lack authority to block refugees

Amid a growing political controversy, the Obama administration on Wednesday reminded state officials across the country that states do not have legal authority to refuse to accept Syrian refugees.

Turkey-Russia spat over downed Russian warplane escalates

A tug-of-war over a Russian warplane downed by a Turkish fighter jet at the border with Syria escalated Thursday, with Moscow drafting a slew of economic sanctions against Turkey and the Turkish president defiantly declaring his military will shoot down any new intruder.

Russia, France agree to tighten cooperation against IS

The presidents of France and Russia agreed Thursday to tighten cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State group, although they remained at odds over their approach toward Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Farm recalls produce used in Costco salad linked to E. coli

A California farm is recalling a vegetable mix believed to be the source of E.coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.

Thursday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules

Games played on Nov. 26, 2015

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Kalani Brown scored 13 points and No. 5 Baylor played stifling defense to rout Cincinnati 72-34 in the opening game of the Junkanoo Jam on Thursday.


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