News for Tuesday, December 4, 2012
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A protest by at least 100,000 Egyptians outside the presidential palace in Cairo turned violent on Tuesday as tensions grew over Islamist President Mohammed Morsi’s seizure of nearly unrestricted powers and a draft constitution hurriedly adopted by his allies.
Yahoo has bought another Silicon Valley mobile startup as CEO Marissa Mayer tries to create more compelling products for smartphones and tablet computers.
Netflix's Internet video service has landed the U.S. rights to show Disney movies shortly after they leave theaters, a coup that could turn into a costly mistake if the deal doesn't bring in more customers.
Study: California law results in consumers nationwide being exposed to harmful chemicals
No doubt California meant well when it enacted fire safety laws that require the use of fire retardant chemicals in foam cushions but the end result is that consumers nationwide face potential harm from the chemicals, a pair of studies finds.
Your reading habits are a matter of great interest to Amazon, Google, BN, et al
When you were a child, your parents and teachers kept track of what you read. They encouraged you to read more things you didn't want to read and fewer things you did want to read. And they probably looked over your shoulder and rifled through your backpack ... just to be sure.
A Morgan County couple were found dead Tuesday morning in their home on Oak Hill Drive, in Ivy Bend, south of Stover. The fatal victims were identified as Wayne Wells, 80, and Mae Wells, 72.
Missouri Lottery officials say they will announce a $4.2 million winner at the same southeast Missouri truck stop where the lucky ticket was purchased three weeks ago.
On Tuesday at 8:54 a.m., Jefferson City Police Department SWAT officers and officers from the MUSTANG Drug Task Force served a search warrant at 1322 E. High Street.
Attorneys general appeal to Congress to renew tax break for troubled homeowners
The “fiscal cliff” is not the only thing looming over taxpayers at the end of the year. If you received a mortgage modification or other financial aid that reduced your mortgage obligation, you might find it's a taxable transaction.
The Missouri public defender system says it is easing off its caseload limits that have led to disagreements over whether they have the time and resources to represent some criminal defendants.
Several pharmacies in the St. Louis area are now selling the first-ever pseudoephedrine-based decongestant that apparently cannot be used to make methamphetamine.
The AP propaganda selling Obamacare continues.
Fluoridation of public water is clearly the best choice for Missouri citizens.
News Tribune editorial
Transparency, accessibility and simplicity are worthy goals of government.
Consumers should be aware if fundraiser is an unpaid volunteer or a business
This is the season for shopping, feasting and partying. It's also the season of “good will toward men,” when many people make generous contributions to charity. But California Attorney General Kamala Harris wants consumers to be aware that not all charity fundraisers who call you are quite as generous as you are. For many, it's a business -- and a lucrative one at that.
A Missouri Democratic lawmaker is trying to stop “black Friday” shopping from ruining the Thanksgiving dinners of workers.
The murder trial of a Kansas City lawyer charged with killing her millionaire father by forging health care documents won’t take place until 2013.
An animal welfare group is combining efforts with a Kansas City suburb to help law enforcement investigate animal fighting.
The killing of a U.S. Coast Guardsman whose crew was chasing a vessel suspected of being laden with drugs appears to be the latest example of how smugglers are venturing farther north in a game of cat-and-mouse along the California coast.
A New Jersey bridge where a train derailed last week, releasing a hazardous chemical into the air, had a series of rail alignment problems leading up to the derailment, the National Transportation Safety Board’s top official said Monday.
A strong earthquake Monday was felt over a 175-mile swath of Alaska, including the state’s largest city, but there were no immediate reports of damage beyond items knocked off shelves.
A monthly economic index report suggests an economic slump will continue over the next three to six months for nine Midwest and Plains states.
Promoters of a memorial for the victims and rescuers of the 1981 skywalks collapse at a Kansas City hotel say design changes will lower the costs of the project, making it more likely that the structure will be built by the end of next year.
KANSAS CITY(AP) — David Lieb, correspondent for The Associated Press in Jefferson City, was named the AP’s Fred Moen Kansas-Missouri 2012 Staffer of the Year for his political and legislative coverage.
Last December, Fulton public information officer Darin Wernig marked the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor with a documentary featuring the memories and experiences of local veterans and residents from Dec. 7, 1941.
Less than a month after cruising to a new term in Washington, Republican Jo Ann Emerson announced Monday she is leaving her southeastern Missouri congressional district and will lead the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
Christie Thompson always thought she was the picture of health.
A man charged with detonating a homemade explosive device outside a Social Security Administration office in Arizona had researched how to construct a particular explosive that authorities say has been used in terrorist bomb plots, according to a criminal complaint.
House Republicans put forth a $2.2 trillion “fiscal cliff” counteroffer to President Barack Obama on Monday, calling for raising the eligibility age for Medicare, lowering cost-of-living hikes for Social Security benefits and bringing in $800 billion in higher tax revenue — but not raising rates for the wealthy.
The cleanup of 3,000 tons of explosives haphazardly stored at a munitions plant has frayed the nerves of residents who evacuated, closed the high school and spawned a criminal investigation of the company that owns the materials.
News Corp. said Monday its new publishing company will keep the News Corp. name, while its separate media and entertainment company will be renamed Fox Group.
U.S. manufacturing shrank in November to its weakest level since July 2009, one month after the Great Recession ended.
Flu season in the U.S. is off to its earliest start in nearly a decade — and it could be a bad one.
With the fiscal cliff looming over America, leaders with local nonprofits worry how automatic spending cuts and tax increases could affect their agencies.
With contracts signed Monday morning, LU and Linn State administrators said they already are working together to develop ways to make the proposed “Higher Education Corridor” along Lafayette Street function.
Officials at Linn State Technical College and Lincoln University joined forces Monday to announce a deal to lease-purchase several public school properties from the Jefferson City School District.
WESTPHALIA — In a back-and-forth game, the St. Elizabeth Lady Hornets were the ones moving in the right direction at the end.
COLUMBIA — The Missouri basketball team is in the midst of the “sandwich” portion of its schedule.
Krista Haslag of Missouri S&T was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s All-America team Monday.
Misapplication can cause serious health problems -- even death
We've all heard the old saying, “sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite.” Well, apparently there's something worse than the bites.
Games played Dec. 3, 2012
NBA ROUNDUP: Brandon Knight scored 17 points, Kyle Singler and Tayshaun Prince had 15 apiece and the Detroit Pistons beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 89-79 on Monday night for their fifth straight home win.
Games played Dec. 3, 2012
TOP 25 COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Michael Carter-Williams had 11 points and 11 assists, freshman Jerami Grant had a season-high 11 points and two blocks, and No. 4 Syracuse beat Eastern Michigan 84-48 on Monday night.
Games played Dec. 3, 2012
TOP 25 COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Stefanie Dolson scored 14 points and Breanna Stewart added 13 to lead No. 2 Connecticut to a 63-48 victory over No. 9 Maryland on Monday night in the Jimmy V Classic.
NHL owners and players have met in big groups. They've held smaller sessions. They're tried federal mediators. Nothing has worked, so they're going to try something different.
The Boston Red Sox began to play catch-up by getting All-Star catcher Mike Napoli, Tampa Bay took a chance on James Loney and the New York Yankees prepared for more time minus Alex Rodriguez during a brisk Monday at baseball's winter meetings.
Dear Editor: There was a heart-warming article in Friday’s paper about the “Secret Santa” who gave away $100,000 of his own money to residents of storm-hit New Jersey and New York.
Dear Editor: Isn’t it amazing how the leftist liberals are now so confident of their control of our culture that they can now “come out of the closet” and be truthful about their bigoted beliefs?
News Tribune editorial
Wreaths for Heroes combines traditions from two holidays – Memorial Day and Christmas. During the observance, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, wreaths will be placed on military graves in Jefferson City National Cemetery on East McCarty St.