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Man faces charges in shooting

Drug charged filed against woman, 17

A Jefferson City man has been charged in connection with a weekend shooting.

Families safe, but homeless after two weekend fires

Two house fires left two Cole County families without homes.

Petition campaign launched to add Cole County to Nonpartisan Court Plan

If enough people sign the petitions, Cole County voters next year would be asked to decide whether to add the county’s 19th judicial circuit to the list of Nonpartisan Plan counties in the state.

Some immigrant students face doubt over state college aid

With the fall semester set to begin in weeks for many Missouri colleges and universities, students whose parents brought them illegally to the U.S. still face uncertainty regarding financial aid for the upcoming school year.

Drogba to play for Impact in MLS

The Montreal Impact added an established scoring presence when they traded for former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba on Monday.

Tigers’ Price faces trade rumors again

David Price is in a familiar place, just wearing a different uniform, in the days before the major league trade deadline.

A-Rod celebrates 40th birthday with a home run

Alex Rodriguez is hitting home runs in his 40s, just like he did as a teenager.

Cards deal with a warm workplace

St. Louis Cardinals players arrived Monday to un-air conditioned Busch Stadium.

NASCAR blew it on Indy rules package

Run, NASCAR, don’t walk, back to the drawing board to figure out how to liven up racing. The rules package used for the Brickyard 400 was a failure no matter how the race is dissected.

USOC won't seek bailout penalty from Boston

Oh, about that $25 million. Don’t worry about it, Boston.

With Boston out, can Los Angeles revive a U.S. Olympic bid?

Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics was undercut by its own mayor, its skeptical public and, finally, leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee, who were tired of the city’s ever-changing blueprint.

Keys to winning the 2022 Olympics bid

The vote to determine which city will host the 2022 Winter Olympics will come down to the quality of sports facilities for athletes and sustainability, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said Monday.

Bobby Brown 'completely numb' after death of daughter

R&B singer Bobby Brown said Monday that his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was “an angel” and that the family must find a way to honor her memory.

Milwaukee dad took blame for son's fatal hit-run

A judge on Monday vacated the sentence of a Milwaukee man who spent more than a year in prison before admitting he took the blame for a fatal hit-and-run to protect his son.

‘Aggressive’ search underway for 2 teens on fishing trip

The Coast Guard searched “aggressively” off the Florida coast and friends combed the shoreline Monday for any sign of two teenage fishermen, described as experienced boaters, who went missing three days earlier after setting out for the Bahamas on a stormy afternoon.

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Judge did not involuntarily commit theater gunman

The gunman responsible for last week’s deadly attack in a Louisiana movie theater was delivered by deputies to hospital for a mental evaluation in 2008 after his family said he was a danger to himself and others.

Mother pleads for return of missing 8-year-old

The mother of a missing 8-year-old girl pleaded for her safe return Monday as search efforts grew to include federal authorities.

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Boy Scouts approve ending blanket ban on gay leaders

Religious exemptions kept

The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.

Fed meets, edges toward its first rate hike since 2006

The Federal Reserve is getting close to raising interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade, perhaps in September. When it meets this week, though, don’t expect any timetable for a rate hike to be spelled out in a post-meeting statement. For now, the Fed wants to keep its options open.

Fiat Chrysler settlement could prove costly

Fiat Chrysler could be required to lay out hundreds of millions of dollars to get potentially defective Ram pickups and older Jeeps off the road under a deal with safety regulators to settle claims that the automaker mishandled nearly two dozen recalls.

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