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Senators seek to curb campus sexual assault

Colleges and universities could be more accountable to rape victims under legislation introduced Wednesday by a bipartisan group of senators.

First case of mosquito-borne virus appears in St. Louis area

Missouri health officials have reported the state’s first case of a mosquito-borne virus that has been spreading to the U.S. from the Caribbean.

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GOP-led House gives the go-ahead on suing Obama

A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority.

Central Missouri inmate back in custody after week on run

A central Missouri inmate who has been missing for nearly a week is back in custody after being caught while asleep on a couch in a Sedalia home.

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Obama to GOP: 'Stop just hating all the time'

Pointing the finger at Republicans for congressional inaction, President Barack Obama chided lawmakers Wednesday for spending the waning days before their month-long summer break trying to sue him rather than addressing economic issues that could boost the middle class.

State law to require meningitis vaccines for college students

Starting July 2015, public college and university students who live on campus will be required to be vaccinated for meningitis, unless they have overriding medical reasons or opposing religious beliefs.

Lottery ticket would aid Missouri veterans

Sales from Missouri Lottery tickets have raised billions of dollars for education programs since proceeds were directed to education-only programs two decades ago.

Muslims in Joplin celebrate new mosque

Two years after Muslims in Joplin suffered the traumatic loss of their place of worship at the hands of an arsonist, a new $2 million mosque has opened.

1 of 2 Saudis found not guilty of attacking woman

One of two Saudi Arabian nationals accused of kidnapping a woman from a southwest Missouri nightclub and sexually assaulting her has been found not guilty, with a judge ruling there was no evidence she had sex with either of the men or was held against her will.

PSC staff testimony questions overearnings claim

The Public Service Commission’s staff didn’t ask their bosses to pursue an “overearnings” case against Ameren Missouri because the staff didn’t think the company’s earnings had reached that level, staff members told the five-member commission this week.

Obama eats ribs with 4 KC letter writers

President Barack Obama feasted on barbecue Tuesday with four people who wrote him letters in a trip to highlight the struggles of working families in American’s heartland, as the clock ticked on pressing issues before Congress goes on summer break.

Feds end effort to reclaim mummy mask for Egypt

A 3,200-year-old mummy mask at the center of a years-long custody fight will stay at the St. Louis Art Museum now that the U.S. government is giving up its fight to reclaim it for Egypt.

Attack begins on Ameren 'overearnings'

Greg Meyer spent 29 years as a Missouri Public Service Commission staff member, “had a weekend of retirement” and then began working as a consultant for Chesterfield-based Brubaker and Associates.

Missouri voters may fortify digital privacy rights

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld privacy protections against police searches of cellphones, but Missouri voters looking to fortify those rights will get their chance next week.

Corinthian Hall in KC on the rebound

Several dozen Kansas Citians got a close-up look this month at the status of the area’s ultimate rehab project: Corinthian Hall, the once and future location of the Kansas City Museum.

Antique store owner, 95, has no plans to retire

Ila May Dimmitt sits behind the counter at Show-Me Antiques, just like she has most days since 1968.

Millions spent on farm, road proposals

Supporters of a pair of Missouri ballot proposals have spent millions promoting the measures that would raises taxes for transportation and create a state constitutional right to farm, far outspending opponents, according to state finance reports.

Express Scripts expansion could mean 1,500 jobs

The nation’s largest company that manages pharmacy benefits is opening a new office building in St. Louis County as part of an expansion, which is expected to add 1,500 jobs over the next five years.

Cases of rabies are lower this year in Missouri

Missouri health officials say although three rabid bats have been found this summer in a Kansas City suburb, the statewide number of total rabies cases is down.

Missouri congressional hopefuls running on low budgets

Together, Missouri’s eight Congress members were sitting on nearly $5 million in campaign cash heading into the final few weeks before the Aug. 5 primary elections.

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