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A doctor who helped the CIA hunt down Osama bin Laden was convicted Wednesday of conspiring against the state and sentenced to 33 years in prison, adding new strains to an already deeply troubled relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan.
Carlos Beltran hit his NL-leading 14th home run and the Cardinals beat up on former St. Louis postseason star Jeff Suppan for a 6-3 victory Wednesday nigh tover the San Diego Padres and a three-game sweep.
G.I. Joe won't be going into action on the big-screen this summer, after all.
Alex Rodriguez gave Will Smith a rude welcome to the major leagues Wednesday night, hitting two homers off the rookie to back another strong start for Andy Pettitte and lead the New York Yankees past the Kansas City Royals 8-3.
South Carolina's burgeoning aeronautics industry flew by another milestone Wednesday as the first Boeing 787 manufactured in the state completed its maiden flight.
A federal jury heard the lone recorded phone call of an ex-Goldman Sachs board member speaking with a billionaire hedge fund founder Wednesday as the government laid a foundation for its insider trading case.
Bob Moog's synthesizer helped change the sound of modern music. On what would have been his 78th birthday, Google is paying tribute to the man with a virtual version of his famous Moog on their homepage — and it's completely playable.
Bluesy guitar man Phillip Phillips is the new "American Idol," defeating teenage songbird Jessica Sanchez.
Facebook's fourth day of trading as a public company saw an increase in the company's stock price and shareholder lawsuits related to the social network's botched initial public offering.
Procter & Gamble's chief financial officer said Wednesday that the company will not accelerate its expansion as it seeks to resume building its market share and improve its operating results.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Wednesday the world has a “new feeling about America” and more respect for its leadership, weaving re-election themes into a commencement speech to jubilant graduates of the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Hewlett-Packard Co. is cutting 27,000 jobs in an effort to recover from management missteps that hobbled the Silicon Valley pioneer as its rivals raced ahead with more innovative products and services.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Republican National Convention scheduled in Tampa for late August would be among the casualties if the area were threatened then by a hurricane, Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators investigating the Secret Service prostitution scandal said Wednesday that dozens of reported episodes of misconduct by agents point to a culture of carousing in the agency and urged Director Mark Sullivan to get past his insistence that the romp in Cartagena was a one-time mistake.
NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil dropped below $90 per barrel Wednesday, the latest milestone in a weekslong decline brought on by uncertainty surrounding economies from Europe to China.
NEW YORK (AP) — Almost four years after the financial crisis, Wall Street still can’t get it right.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A former “mountain man” known for kidnapping a world-class athlete years ago didn’t turn himself in on federal drug charges as previously reported, but was captured as the result of “old-fashioned police work,” the U.S. Marshals Service said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee chairman charged Wednesday that the CIA and Defense Department jeopardized national security by cooperating too closely with filmmakers producing a movie on the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man wielding a knife broke into a Kansas television station Wednesday morning and stabbed two sales employees.
The Astrodome, a now-empty showplace that has hosted everyone from Elvis Presley to Hurricane Katrina evacuees, should be turned into a multipurpose facility that could spark fresh interest in the city of Houston, a group of consultants recommended Wednesday.
There's a moment early on in "Men in Black 3" when Will Smith's Agent J sits down next to his longtime partner, Tommy Lee Jones' Agent K, and bemoans the fact that he's too old for this sort of thing — for running around New York in matching dark suits, chasing down aliens and zapping them with their shiny metal weapony doo-hickeys.
Wedding bells will ring this summer for Marvel Comics' first openly gay hero, super speedster Northstar, and his longtime boyfriend.
A fraternity at the University of Missouri-Columbia is removing a Republican campaign banner after concerns were raised by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon’s communications director.
Gov. Jay Nixon has placed the proposed “right to pray” constitutional amendment to the Aug. 7 primary election ballot.
Supporters of a Columbia man sentenced to three years in prison for sending money to Iraq despite federal sanctions are organizing an effort to commute his federal sentence
At about 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, officers of the Jefferson City Police Department were on routine patrol in the 200 block of East Dunklin when they noticed a suspicious person walking in the street, eastbound.
A Missouri lawmaker is recovering from a back injury after being thrown from her horse over the weekend.
A Congressman investigating wholesalers accused of jacking up prices of crucial prescription drugs in short supply on Tuesday introduced a bill meant to curb the problem.
I happened on an old copy of your newspaper. The headline read: City Council Studies Convention Center. The newspaper was over 13 years old.
I must say I was truly amazed when I read that our fine, upstanding legislators voted in at the waning hours of the session, a bill to extend the hours to serve liquor at Lambert International Airport beginning at 4 a.m.
When I read that the Legislature had concluded its business on Friday, I felt a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye — not from pride, but nausea.
I am beginning to see a trend, it started with the word gay being turned into a catch all word for everything bad, stupid, ugly or unlikable.
Members of the Missouri National Guard have been disciplined for looting in Joplin after the massive tornado last year, but the Guard refuses to release information about the incidents, citing an exemption from Missouri’s open records law.
The American Civil Liberties Union is suing an eastern Missouri county in an effort to halt prayers at county commission meetings.
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An expansion of the Missouri’s “move over” law deserves to be signed by Gov. Jay Nixon.
An eastern Missouri babysitter has been sentenced to five years of probation for the death of an infant who died while in her care.
Firefighters from the Cole County Fire Protection District responded to a report of a structure fire in the southern part of the county Wednesday morning.
A Roman Catholic priest accused of abusing a girl in the 1960s has died, leaving only the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph as defendants in a civil lawsuit.
A Missouri proposal to restrict imports and sales of live crawfish for use as fish bait is drawing opposition.
A would-be bank robber apparently changed her mind midway through the crime, but police are still looking for her.
Jefferson City is bracing for a rough budget year in 2013, as it can no longer rely on a windfall from companies making large back-tax payments.
The portion of lodging tax funds marked for use in construction of a conference center are expected to fall short of the initial $600,000 projection for the year.
JOPLIN — There is a scar. A long, dark scar, somewhat healed over, but still red with pain, still smooth with newness. The tornado left that scar, miles long and nearly a mile wide at some points.
A Jefferson City woman has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with a fatal car crash in February on Interstate 70 in Montgomery County.
In a joint ceremony, the Holts Summit Community Betterment Association and the Kingdom of Callaway Chamber of Commerce Tuesday dedicated six U.S. 54 landscaped entrance and exit ramps in the city.
Laurel Kramer and Jahnae Barnett were given the Zonta Women of Achievement awards at the Zonta Yellow Rose Luncheon on Tuesday.
Partners Auxiliary donated $100,000 to Capital Region Medical Center to be used in a new lung cancer screening the hospital will begin June 6.
The maker of a new DVR that lets consumers zap away broadcast TV commercials at the touch of a button suggested Tuesday that the networks are being short-sighted in opposing the technology.
The rate of late payments for auto loans fell nationally in the first three months of the year to the lowest level in more than a decade, even as lenders financed more vehicle purchases for high-risk borrowers.
Merck & Co. CEO Kenneth Frazier told company shareholders on Tuesday that 2012 and 2013 will be difficult years, but he's confident the company can weather them.
If supporters of a proposal to raise taxes on tobacco products gathered enough signatures on their initiative petitions, Missourians will see that issue on the Nov. 6 general election ballot.
A passenger train rammed into a parked freight train and caught fire before dawn Tuesday in southern India, killing at least 25 people and injuring dozens more.
A new government study released Tuesday says that allowing Bush-era tax cuts to expire and a scheduled round of automatic spending cuts to take effect would probably throw the economy into a recession.
Who’s going to win the European Championship? Time to ask an elephant — or a pig.
Ryan Crocker, the unflappable diplomat who became the civilian face of America’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan over two administrations, is stepping down as ambassador to Afghanistan and retiring from the U.S. foreign service after a storied tenure in some of the world’s most dangerous hotspots.
NATIONAL LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Jordan Zimmermann pitched six solid innings, and Ian Desmond and Rick Ankiel homered to lead the Washington Nationals to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.
AMERICAN LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Brian Matusz allowed two hits and struck out nine in 6 1-3 innings, Steve Tolleson and Wilson Betemit hit two-run homers, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1 on Tuesday night.
Dustin Penner scored 17:42 into overtime and the Los Angeles Kings are headed to the Stanley Cup finals for the second time as a franchise after beating the Phoenix Coyotes with a 4-3 win in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Tuesday night.
WNBA ROUNDUP: Candice Dupree scored 31 points and had a key offensive rebound that led to Samantha Prahalis' winning free throws with 22.2 seconds left and the Phoenix Mercury held off the Tulsa Shock for an 89-87 victory on Tuesday.
Cole County Fire Protection District firefighters battled a blaze at an unoccupied mobile home Tuesday morning.
Aereo, a startup that takes live TV broadcasts and sends them to mobile devices in New York for a monthly fee, has won a partial victory in court over the media companies that are suing it.
It's a family affair at the upcoming BET Awards: Kanye West has the most nominations with seven, while his mentor, Jay-Z, earned five, and Jay-Z's wife, Beyoncé, received six.