News for Thursday, July 21, 2011
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Pacesetters warming up to task
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Following poolside horseplay, paralyzed bride doesn’t blame friend for injury
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WASHINGTON (AP) — In secretive endgame negotiations, President Barack Obama and House Republican leaders reached anew on Thursday for an elusive “grand bargain” deal to cut deficits by $4 trillion or more and prevent a threatened Aug. 2 government default, officials said.
HOUSTON (AP) — There was no crying in Mission Control.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The killer lurking in the shadows of the current heat wave may be hot nights.
COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — NFL owners voted overwhelmingly in favor of a tentative 10-year agreement to end the lockout, pending player approval.
COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — The NFL canceled its Hall of Fame game between St. Louis and Chicago on Thursday despite owners voting in favor of a tentative deal to end the lockout, pending player approval.
GARDNER, Kan. (AP) — High school football coaches are always eager for fall practice to start, and that rings especially true in small towns all across the Midwest, where every store closes up and every light is turned off except for those at the stadium on a Friday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — On a sweltering get-away day at Citi Field, Jake Westbrook helped his teammates beat the heat — and the Mets.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten years after al-Qaida used hijacked airliners as missiles to attack the United States, terrorists continue to target aviation more than any other potential U.S. vulnerability, Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano said Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The four-star general nominated to be the next Army chief told Congress Thursday that the U.S. should provide whatever defense assistance that Iraq believes it needs beyond 2011, particularly in light of what he called stepped-up Iranian efforts to pressure the U.S. to abandon Iraq.
The top two U.S. companies managing prescription drug benefits are uniting in a $29.1 billion deal they say will help achieve key goals of the health care overhaul: reining in costs and improving patients’ health.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The economy’s spring slump appears to be extending into the summer, according to a slew of mixed data released Thursday.
Children from Jefferson City and the surrounding areas will show their talents Friday in a production of ‘Kilroy Was Here.’
Arizona launched a fundraising website Wednesday to build fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border, a newly authorized project that supporters said is needed to close gaps exploited by smugglers and illegal immigrants.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says a special legislative session in September will focus on economic development and will include measures to boost technology and science sectors.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is filing suit over two alleged fundraising scams involving the Joplin tornado.
Over the last several weeks the discussion has been about the raising of the debt ceiling.
Anger over the Casey Anthony verdict is overwhelming with public outcry.
Just as homebuyers are advised to consider “location, location, location,” homeowners are encouraged to select contractors based on “reputation, reputation, reputation.”
It took awhile before there were any signs of emotion from the steely engineers of that famous room that takes care of the astronauts from start to wheels-stop.
The Jasper County prosecutor has charged one Kansas firefighter with stealing after the May 22 tornado.
The Joplin hospital destroyed by a tornado in May is preparing to open a second temporary hospital, while a hospital that survived the storm is planning to expand.
As she sat with her mother at the table, Emily Dulle, 9, proceeded to tell her, politely of course, where to put her purse so waiters won’t trip over it.
With just one returning senior, there is no hiding the fact the Blair Oaks girls basketball team will be a young, less experienced squad this season after losing three starters to graduation.
After years of planning, construction on a new animal shelter will finally begin.
As if starting up a program wasn’t hard enough, new Calvary Lutheran High School softball coach Mary Beth Anthony has an even tougher task.
Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal: A blood test to screen people for Alzheimer’s disease.
A product commonly used in surgery to treat pelvic collapse and other women’s health problems causes far more complications than previously thought and is likely exposing patients to unnecessary risks, according to U.S. health officials.
Pacesetters warming up to task
It may be the dog days of summer, but the annual United Way campaign goals have been set and the 28 Pacesetters will launch their campaign soon.
To keep one of its biggest customers, Boeing just promised American Airlines a plane it wasn’t sure it wanted to build. The plane doesn’t even have a name yet.
After eight years as manager of the Callaway County Red Cross office, Anne Johnson learned this week that her position has been eliminated by Red Cross officials effective Sept. 2.
A Florida teenager didn’t believe his best friend when he said he was going to kill his parents. He had heard the threats before.
One of the most renowned comedy troupes in America will make a stop in Jefferson City this month as part of a fundraising effort for various events in the downtown area.
Texas officials talked with Big 12 athletic directors and presidents this week about the upcoming launch of the Longhorn Network in hopes of calming fears it gives the Longhorns an unfair advantage over their rivals.
Those looking for a break from the heat have another option starting Monday with the season opening of Jefferson City's Washington Park Ice Arena.
Mark Stevenson, who grew up in a small town in central Indiana, naturally felt a connection to the work of noted Callaway County folk artist Jesse Howard. Stevenson, also an artist as well as a paper conservationist, came across one of Howard’s famous signs and was inspired to build on that through song writing.
Calling all superheroes, zombies, space aliens, comic-book lovers and kids of all ages: Comic-Con is here. The pop-culture convention, which annually draws thousands of costumed fans to San Diego, begins Thursday, but the die-hards (and those with weekend-long passes) were getting a peek at the colorful convention floor on Wednesday night
Emerging relatively unscathed from a British parliamentary hearing on the phone hacking scandal, Rupert Murdoch returned to the United States on Wednesday, where his company faces a host of financial and legal challenges.
Not a single moment rings false in “The Myth of the American Sleepover,” the quietly observant, gently insightful feature debut from writer-director David Robert Mitchell.
Gov. Jay Nixon said Wednesday he will call a special session this year to overhaul Missouri business incentives.
Sen. Claire McCaskill has made some changes to campaign finance reports stemming from her 2006 election victory.
A federal panel of cardiologists has given its endorsement to a first-of-a-kind heart valve from Edwards Lifesciences that can be implanted without major surgery.
The changing face of the computer industry was on display Wednesday as two companies representing the old guard and the new issued strong results for the latest quarter.
OPEC’s latest figures have Venezuela as the country with the biggest proven crude oil reserves ahead of Saudi Arabia. But analysts said Wednesday it’s an increase largely on paper and unlikely to lead to changes within the organization or affect oil markets.
Eldon’s Miller is tied for 40th
Brian Haskell sits atop the leaderboard after carding a 2-under 70 Wednesday for a two-stroke lead in the Missouri Stroke Play Championship at Hickory Hills Country Club.
A Texas inmate was executed Wednesday for killing a Dallas-area convenience store clerk during a shooting spree that he claimed was retaliation for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Several area wrestlers recently competed at the Midwest Nationals at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Ill.
Minnesota’s government is reopening for business after a nearly three-week shutdown closed state parks, laid off some 22,000 public workers and demonstrated the wide reach of state agencies.
Georgia abruptly postponed the lethal injection of a death row inmate who would have been the subject of the nation’s first videotaped execution in nearly two decades.
The slump in Japan’s exports moderated in June in a sign the world’s third-largest economy is beginning to mend after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
Arkansas jurors who heard vivid descriptions from the friend and mother of a soldier slain outside a military recruiting station are expecting to hear more testimony in the trial of the accused gunman.
EBay Inc.’s PayPal online payment service and marketplaces business grew swiftly during the second quarter, helping its results beat analyst expectations, although charges from its recent purchase of retail website operator GSI Commerce cut its profit.
Investors set aside housing market doldrums and rushed to grab shares of real estate website Zillow on Wednesday, valuing the company at as much as $1.6 billion.
Missouri park officials have reclosed one of the two swimming beaches at the Lake of the Ozarks State Park because of high bacteria levels.
A Missouri man is home after spending four days in a jail in the Bahamas because airport security found a bullet in his fanny pack.
A long-delayed blood thinner from AstraZeneca PLC won U.S. approval Wednesday, posing new competition to the multibillion-dollar blockbuster pill Plavix.
Friends are describing the three young people who were swept over a 317-foot waterfall in Yosemite National Park as church role models who normally did not take risks.
At first, it looks like a sleek Apple store. Sales assistants in blue T-shirts with the company’s logo chat to customers. Signs advertising the iPad 2 hang from the white walls. Outside, the famous logo sits next to the words “Apple Store.” And that’s the clue it’s fake.
Record customer spending on American Express cards led the company’s second-quarter profit to leap 31 percent, American Express Co. said Wednesday.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon plans to lead a trade delegation to China later this year.
Afghan officials are thwarting U.S. efforts to protect American aid from being stolen or diverted to Taliban insurgents, a new report said Wednesday, specifically naming President Hamid Karzai as part of the problem.
The House moved Wednesday toward a showdown with the Senate that could result in a shutdown of portions of the Federal Aviation Administration and the furlough of about 4,000 workers.
Running out of time, President Barack Obama softened his stand and signaled Wednesday he would back a short-term deal to prevent a disastrous financial default on Aug. 2, but only if a larger and still elusive deficit-cutting agreement was essentially in place.
Clayton Kershaw was one pitch better than Tim Lincecum in a matchup of All-Star aces, leading Los Angeles past San Francisco 1-0 on Wednesday. Kershaw (11-4) allowed three hits in eight innings to help the Dodgers snap a four-game losing streak and six straight to the Giants. He struck out 12 to improve his major league lead to 167 this season.
A computer expert who testified in the Casey Anthony trial refused Wednesday to comment on a newspaper report that said he claims evidence offered about extensive chloroform searches on the family’s computer was inaccurate.
Travis Snider hit a three-run homer, Brandon Morrow won his fifth straight decision and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Mariners 11-6 on Wednesday night, extending Seattle’s losing streak to 11 games.
But second suit still is pending, with possible effect on Jefferson City
A group of St. Louis County voters convinced two Missouri Supreme Court judges they should be allowed to take their claims to trial.
Following poolside horseplay, paralyzed bride doesn’t blame friend for injury
A year after she was paralyzed in poolside horseplay at her bachelorette party, Rachelle Friedman knows one thing she would change about her life before the injury.
Germany and France have overcome differences over how to combat the continent’s spreading debt crises and agreed on a common position ahead of an emergency European summit Thursday, the French president’s office said.
Katy Perry’s “Firework” had enough sparks to help her claim a leading nine MTV Video Music Award nominations, including video of the year.
A historical marker now stands at the site of 1933 shootout in Kansas City involving infamous outlaws Bonnie and Clyde.
Oil prices fell below $98 a barrel Thursday in Asia as a stalemate dragged on among U.S. lawmakers over raising the country’s debt ceiling and a survey showed a contraction in China’s manufacturing.
He was on the run for seven years, the last Serbian fugitive sought by the U.N.’s Balkan war crimes tribunal.
Prime Minister David Cameron dragged his political foes into Britain’s phone-hacking scandal at a raucous session of Parliament on Wednesday, distancing himself from a former aide at the heart of the allegations and denying his staff tried to thwart police investigations.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and other regulators are expected to face tough questions Thursday from lawmakers over missed deadlines and delays implementing the most sweeping overhaul of financial laws since the Great Depression.
Police in one Massachusetts town are investigating the mysterious disappearance of about 100 street signs.
Police in Springfield, Mo., are investigating the death of a man whose body was discovered in a downtown trash bin.
An excavation crew recently made a startling discovery at the bottom of Pearl Harbor when it unearthed a skull that archeologists suspect is from a Japanese pilot who died in the historic attack on Dec. 7, 1941.
Stephen McCarthy’s header in the 73rd minute helped the New England Revolution snap a nine-game winless streak and earn their first road victory of the season with a 1-0 win over D.C. United on Wednesday night.
Former astronaut Edgar Mitchell says a camera he brought back from the 1971 Apollo 14 moon mission was given to him by NASA despite the space agency’s lawsuit seeking its return, according to court papers filed by Mitchell’s attorney.
Seimone Augustus scored a season high-tying 25 points and the Minnesota Lynx pulled away for a 106-98 victory over Phoenix on Wednesday, snapping the Mercury’s six-game winning streak.
Health officials in Kansas City area say the Jackson County medical examiner is investigating three more possible heat-related deaths.
Authorities say a 79-year-old St. Louis woman whose body was found in her bedroom died as a result of the lingering heat wave that is gripping the Midwest.
Angel Pagan homered with one out in the 10th inning and the New York Mets rallied from an early four-run deficit to beat the sputtering St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 Wednesday night.
Sergio Santos threw a wild pitch in the 11th inning that allowed Alex Gordon to score, giving the Kansas City Royals a 2-1 victory Wednesday night.