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ABC 17 News wins November ratings race

KMIZ-TV won the 5-7 a.m. news, 5 p.m. news, 6 p.m. news, 9 p.m. news and 10 p.m. news in the key adult demographic of ages 25-54, and in household rating and share, according to the recently released November 2014 Nielsen ratings for the Columbia/Jefferson City market.

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.

Sony film took aim at North Korea’s biggest taboo

If the U.S. government’s claim is correct that North Korea was involved in the unprecedented hack attack on Sony Pictures that scuttled Seth Rogen’s latest comedy, no one can say they weren’t warned. The movie, “The Interview,” pushed all of North Korea’s buttons.

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Reading embraces ugly Christmas tree

Reading’s official Christmas tree has brought the city plenty of grief. Good grief.

Canada man finds woman for free trip around world

A Toronto man who made headlines last month by offering a free round-the-world air ticket to a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend has found Ms. Right.

‘Prison Houdini’ set to make his 1st legal escape

Had Mark DeFriest just waited a couple of months to collect his inheritance, he never would have gone to prison. Had he just behaved while he was there, he would have been released more than 30 years ago.

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Sony cancels ‘The Interview’ Christmas Day release

Sony Pictures has canceled the Dec. 25 release of “The Interview” after hackers threatened terrorists attacks and the largest multiplex chains in North America pulled the film from its screens.

Robin Williams tops 2014 list of Google searches

Robin Williams’ suicide seared into the world’s collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what people were searching for on Google.

Cosby won’t be charged over molestation claim

Los Angeles prosecutors on Tuesday declined to file any charges against Bill Cosby after a woman recently claimed the comedian molested her around 1974.

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Camille Cosby defends husband as ‘kind, generous’

Bill Cosby’s wife rejected sex assault allegations against her husband of a half-century on Monday, saying the man being accused by at least 15 women of drugging and having sex with them is “a man I do not know.”

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Google researching use of color in business

Google is one of the major U.S. corporations researching the power of color in the working world, in everything from workspaces to marketing and branding.

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Sale of Oregon craft brewery provokes backlash

The Facebook page of a local brewery lit up with condemnations: Loyal beer drinkers said the brewers were greedy “sellouts.” Some fans threatened to boycott the brand.

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Spreading ‘Christmas Magic’ through Lake Ozark

Lake of the Ozarks Christmas Parade celebrated 30 years

“Christmas Magic” was abound during the Lake of the Ozarks Christmas Parade Saturday afternoon in downtown Lake Ozark.

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SantaCon kicks off with hopes of less naughtiness

The annual costumed pub crawl featuring a horde of sloshed Santas on the streets of Manhattan got underway Saturday with a lesson in the First Amendment.

Construction begins soon on Blues Museum

Construction will begin by the end of the year on the National Blues Museum in St. Louis, now that financing is in place.


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