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Supreme Court won’t stop gay marriages in Florida

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to block gay marriages in Florida, the latest of about three dozen states allowing same-sex weddings.

New York mayor caught between protests, police

Mayor Bill de Blasio was elected last year after making promises to keep crime low while improving relations between police and the community.

Actor Stephen Collins denies he's a pedophile in interview

Former "7th Heaven" star Stephen Collins declares he's not a pedophile, and insists he has molested a minor on just one occasion and engaged in sexual misconduct with only three girls in all.

Powdered alcohol? Not so fast, lawmakers say

Powdered alcohol hasn’t even arrived in stores yet, but states already are moving to ban the product touted by its inventor as an easy way to mix a drink on the go.

Five Rams give back to Ferguson

‘Hands Up’ players donate to residents at holiday event

JENNINGS — The St. Louis Rams players who did the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” gesture treated residents of nearby Ferguson to some holiday cheer Friday.

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Rams’ Mason wants to forget about first fumble

ST. LOUIS — Tre Mason averaged just 2.5 yards per carry last week. A critical lost fumble hurt the most for the St. Louis Rams rookie running back, and he is looking for a bounceback game against the New York Giants.

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Lawsuit shows resistance to legalization of pot

Despite growing public support for legalizing marijuana, a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma shows at least two segments of American society are prepared to fight the idea before the nation’s highest court — social conservatives and law enforcement.

Theater shooter’s parents plead for his life

The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes begged Friday for his life to be spared through a plea bargain — a move that rekindled the long-running, emotional debate about whether the horrific details of the mass killing should be played out at his upcoming trial.

Tick-tock: Tips for last-minute shoppers

The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn’t complete.

Boil water advisory issued at Loose Creek

Due to a water main break, a boil water advisory was issued Friday for residents in parts of Osage County Public Water District No. 1 until noon Tuesday.

Friday's NHL Capsules

Games played on Dec. 19, 2014

NHL ROUNDUP: Anders Lee knocked the puck over the goal line for a split-second in the second period, and the New York Islanders went on to a 2-1 victory over Detroit on Friday night.

Friday's NBA Capsules

Games played on Dec. 19, 2014

NBA ROUNDUP: LeBron James scored 22 points and Mike Miller, making his first start of the season, added 21 on seven 3-pointers to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers over the Brooklyn Nets 95-91 on Friday night.

Stephens gives scholarship to homeless student

A homeless 14-year-old whose story was featured on NBC's "Today" show will receive a full scholarship from a central Missouri women's college.

Gold tooth dropped into Missouri donation kettle

A Salvation Army spokesman says someone has dropped a gold tooth into a holiday collection kettle.

Friday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules

Games played on Dec. 19, 2014

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Breanna Stewart scored 25 points and No. 2 UConn returned from a 13-day break to rout No. 25 DePaul 98-64 on Friday night.

Friday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules

Games played on Dec. 19, 2014

COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Corey Walden scored 18 points to help Eastern Kentucky rout No. 18 Miami 72-44 on Friday night.

Chrysler gives in to gov’t, expands air bag recall

After resisting for several weeks, Chrysler is bowing to government demands to expand a recall of driver’s side air bag inflators across the entire nation.

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Staples: Customer data exposed in security breach

Staples Inc. says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security breach earlier this year.

Lockheed Martin pays $27.5M in billing allegation

A subsidiary of defense contractor Lockheed Martin has agreed to pay $27.5 million to resolve allegations that it overbilled the government, federal prosecutors announced Friday.

Seibert to direct Missouri Gaming Commission

The Missouri Gaming Commission will be getting a new executive director next year.

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