News for Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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Yahoo CEO heeds shareholders' call to spin off Alibaba stake

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is spinning off the company's $39 billion stake in China's Alibaba Group Holding in a move that wards off a potential shareholder rebellion.

American Airlines 4th-qtr profit gets lift from cheap fuel

American Airlines is logging record profits and rewarding shareholders just one year removed from bankruptcy court and a big merger.

Big costs drag AT&T to 4Q loss, but revenue up 4 percent

AT&T booked a nearly $4 billion loss for the fourth quarter because of a slew of one-time expenses that included a loss on benefit plans, but its revenue grew 4 percent to top expectations.

Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter

For years, ex-CIA case officer Jeffrey Sterling was the one under indictment but prosecutors’ primary focus of pursuit was journalist Jeffrey Risen.

Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche issue recalls for fuel leaks

Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche are recalling more than 80,000 cars and SUVs worldwide to fix fuel leak problems.

Democrats put brakes on Iran sanctions bill

Senate Democrats on Tuesday put the brakes on new Iran sanctions legislation, ending for now a looming showdown between Congress and President Barack Obama over negotiations to prevent Tehran from having the capability to make a nuclear weapon.

What! Facebook went down? No storm selfies during brief outage

No storm selfies, hookups, status updates. With Facebook and Instagram down for nearly an hour overnight, what were legions of users to do?

US company outlooks worry investors, sending stocks lower

U.S. stocks slumped Tuesday after some of the market’s largest companies reported disappointing earnings, taking investors on a turbulent ride that deepened the losses for the year.

Our Opinion: Pass legislation requiring students to pass civics test

Do Missouri high school students need another mandatory test?

Local man arrested for armed robbery

A Jefferson City man has been charged with first-degree robbery for stealing a purse at gunpoint on Sunday night.

New veterans home propoed

Nixon wants bonds to build it, repair others; Silvey pushes veterans care legislation

Gov. Jay Nixon wants to repair four of Missouri’s seven veterans homes and build a new one.

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Larry Linthacum gets a warm greeting in his first public appearance

Hundreds of people filed through the Miller Performing Arts Center atrium Monday afternoon in order to greet incoming Superintendent Larry Linthacum.

Dixon's law officer's license revoked

Osage County sheriff has 30 days to appeal

Missouri’s Public Safety department revoked Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon’s peace officer’s license Monday.

Girls Basketball: Linn 58, Calvary 40

The Calvary Lutheran Lady Lions scored just two points in the fourth quarter Monday and fell to Linn, 58-40.

Girls Basketball: Tuscumbia 70, St. Elizabeth 50

TaKayla Gunter ripped the nets for 31 points Monday night, leading the Tuscumbia Lady Lions to a 70-50 win against St. Elizabeth.

Girls Basketball: Blair Oaks 56, Osage 51

Seniors Chelsi Emerson and Lauren Viessman led the way for Blair Oaks as the Lady Falcons edged School of the Osage 56-51 on Monday.

Media Day for the Super Bowl: The art of saying little to nothing

This is not a story about Super Bowl Media Day. Thank God. This IS a story about the story of Super Bowl Media Day.

California rips Warsaw to open Russellville tourney

Top-seeded California pounded eighth-seeded Warsaw 82-26 on Monday in the opening round of the Russellville Tournament.