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Sheriff investigates Thursday midday shooting

A disturbance that turned into a shooting sent one man to the hospital for treatment Thursday afternoon.

Missouri lawmaker Hinson pleads guilty to DWI near Capitol

A state House member from eastern Missouri has pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated in the capital city.

2 in custody for JC robbery and kidnapping case

Two people are in custody in connection with a robbery and kidnapping that took place last week in Jefferson City.

Stadium Boulevard, Christy Drive intersection to be three-way stop

As part of Jefferson City’s project to improve Stadium Boulevard, Christy Drive and Monroe Street near Capital Region Medical Center, the signalized intersection at Stadium and Christy will temporarily become a three-way stop starting at 9 a.m. Friday.

Zobrist to make Royals debut against Jays

Ben Zobrist was set to make his Kansas City Royals' debut in left field against the Blue Jays on Thursday night.

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Strengthening El Nino giveth and taketh away

In California, they’re counting on it to end an historic drought; in Peru, they’ve already declared a pre-emptive emergency to prepare for devastating flooding. It’s both an economic stimulus and a recession-maker. And it’s likely to increase the price of coffee, chocolate and sugar.

Endangered butterfly recovering in some, not all, of range

More than 20 years of habitat restoration and breeding programs have helped the endangered Karner blue butterfly make a comeback in the pine barrens of upstate New York where it was discovered by Russian author Vladimir Nabokov decades ago.

Philae probe finds evidence that comets can be cosmic labs

Scientists say the Philae space probe has gathered data supporting the theory that comets can serve as cosmic laboratories in which some of the essential elements for life are assembled.

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Oil slick likely from natural seafloor seapage

Coast Guard officials were still trying to determine the source of a mysterious miles-long oil slick off California’s Santa Barbara County shoreline, but a scientist said Thursday that it’s likely the result of naturally occurring seepage from the sea floor.

US fine-tunes sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

The Obama administration moved Thursday to update and fine-tune sanctions on Russia, pro-Russian companies and people over the conflict in Ukraine.

UN adopts resolution to combat illegal wildlife trafficking

The U.N. General Assembly unanimously adopted its first-ever resolution aimed at combatting illicit trafficking in wildlife on Thursday as its sponsors expressed outrage at the killing of a beloved protected lion in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabweans baffled by foreign concern for killed lion

While the death of a protected lion in Zimbabwe has caused outrage in the United States — much of it centered on the Minnesota dentist who killed the animal — most in Zimbabwe expressed a degree of bafflement over the concern.

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Afghan Taliban confirm Mullah Omar’s death, choose successor

The Taliban confirmed the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammad Omar and appointed his successor Thursday, as a new round of peace talks was indefinitely postponed amid concerns over how committed the new leadership is to ending the militant group’s 14-year insurgency.

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Movie Review: Mission accomplished for Cruise in new 'MI' flick

There's some interesting talk in the cleverly satisfying script of "Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation" about the element of luck. As in: How much is luck a factor in the success of Ethan Hunt and his IMF cohorts?

Book Review: Temperance Brennan returns in 'Speaking in Bones'

"Speaking in Bones" (Bantam), by Kathy Reichs

A hallmark of Kathy Reichs' Temperance Brennan novels is how she incorporates a solid knowledge of forensics in a way that a novice can understand the intricacies, yet still appeal to an expert in the field.

Cardinals get Moss from Indians

CLEVELAND — The Indians have dealt outfielder Brandon Moss to the St. Louis Cardinals. In return, Cleveland will receive minor league pitcher Rob Kaminsky.

Cardinals put Holliday on disabled list

Matt Holliday is back on the disabled list. The St. Louis Cardinals placed the All-Star outfielder on the 15-day disabled list Thursday because of a recurrence of his right quadriceps injury.

US stocks eke out tiny gains

Stocks ended the day mostly flat on Thursday, recovering from broad losses earlier in the day. Investors continue to focus on corporate earnings, and Thursday’s batch brought mostly disappointing results from Procter & Gamble, Facebook and others.

US economy posts solid 2.3 percent growth rate in Q2

The U.S. economy posted a solid rebound in the April-June quarter after a harsh winter, led by a surge in consumer spending and a recovery in foreign trade that bode well for the rest of the year.

Hercules recalling 90,000 SUV tires

An Ohio company is recalling about 90,000 SUV tires because the tread can separate, causing a loss of air and increasing the risk of a crash.

University removes ‘bias-free language guide’ from website

The University of New Hampshire has removed from its website a “bias-free language guide” that warned against using the word “American” because it fails to recognize South America.

Facebook ready to test giant drone for Internet service

Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year for a solar-powered drone with a wingspan as big as a Boeing 737, in the next stage of its campaign to deliver Internet connectivity to remote parts of the world.

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Lennon honored with artwork showing him in yellow submarine

Standing in front of artwork depicting Manhattan as a yellow submarine and John Lennon as the pilot displaying the peace sign, Yoko Ono joined Bono and other guests to honor her late husband Wednesday.

Jon Stewart signing off ‘Daily Show’ fake newscast for real

After more than 16 years and nearly 2,600 telecasts, Jon Stewart can feel proud of his scads of Emmys and his pair of Peabody Awards, his cultural gravitas (he hung with the Prez, both on and off the air!), even his reprobate status at Fox News.

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Judge: Sale of convent to Katy Perry's competitor appears to be invalid

A judge said Thursday he believes a group of elderly nuns improperly sold their hilltop convent to a businesswoman but delayed any efforts by church officials to finalize a competing sale to pop singer Katy Perry.

Canoeists set new record in paddling from Kansas to Missouri

Two Texas men have set a new record in a race by canoeing the Missouri River from Kansas City, Kansas, to St. Charles, Missouri, in 34 hours and 34 minutes.

Our Opinion: Traffic fatalities, drownings demand attention

From a public safety perspective, Missouri is not having a good year.

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GoFundMe account set up after family loses home in fire

Family members have started a fund to help a Cole County family whose home was destroyed by fire early Monday morning.

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Jaycees president fills many roles in fair week

An attorney by day, Erin Wiseman has been troubleshooting and keeping logistics on track at the Jefferson City Jaycees Cole County Fair each night this week.

Public meeting-open house set on Jefferson-Stadium project

In response to traffic backing up onto U.S. 54 from the off-ramp at Jefferson Street and congestion on Stadium Boulevard, Jefferson City officials are hosting an open house/design public hearing to gather public comments on the preliminary design plans for a traffic improvement project in that area.

State begins work to plan Capitol renovations

The state is beginning its project to renovate the exterior stonework on the Missouri Capitol — part of a $40 million effort to rehabilitate the building and eliminate some water-leak problems, especially on the building’s south side.

Blunt pleased with US Senate budget work

The federal government’s business year begins Oct. 1, and U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt said Wednesday that Congress is moving forward on passing a budget to run the government in the new year.

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Russellville band camp upbeat with new director, instruments

The percussion section of Russellville High School’s band has received some extra attention this summer. Besides new band director Nathan Gargus arriving with nearly a decade of competitive drumline experience, community donations added some extra thump to the line’s instruments.

Conservation starts hunt for Christmas tree at Governor’s Mansion

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is conducting its annual search for a large Christmas evergreen tree for use at the Governor’s Mansion.

Effort starts to fight KC’s new minimum wage law

A new group of business owners is gathering signatures on petitions seeking to force a referendum to overturn a new law that will gradually increase Kansas City’s minimum wage to $13 an hour.

Civil War medicine exhibit at LU library

The Inman E. Page Library 2015 summer exhibit, “Binding Wounds Pushing Boundaries: African-Americans in Civil War Medicine,” opened Wednesday and runs through Aug. 18 in the library on the Lincoln University campus.

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US court says drug-sniffing dog fails the smell test

Lex the police dog from central Illinois is far from top dog in drug-sniffing skills.

University president offended by bias-free language guide

The president of the University of New Hampshire said Wednesday he is troubled and offended by many parts of a “bias-free language guide” posted on the school’s website, particularly a suggestion using the word “American” is problematic because it fails to recognize South America.

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Chiefs safety Berry back at practice after cancer fight

ST. JOSEPH — There was a moment in the early stages of chemotherapy when Eric Berry was having breakfast with his father, and the enormity of what faced him was so great that he broke down and cried.

Chiefs release Gray

ST. JOSEPH — The Chiefs have released running back Cyrus Gray, who tore his ACL last November, in what coach Andy Reid described Wednesday as a “football decision.”

Brady fights on, files lawsuit to stop suspension

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady took the fight over his “Deflategate” suspension to social media and federal court Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft backed the three-time Super Bowl MVP, saying “I was wrong to put my faith in the league.”

No new charges for boy's death 21 years after injuries

A Missouri man who spent nine months in prison in the mid-1990s for an assault conviction after his 3-month-old son suffered injuries that left him with brain damage won't face new charges now that the son has died, a spokesman for the county's prosecutor says.

More than 60 cigarette-recycling bins installed in St. Louis

Tired of discarded cigarette butts littering the streets and sidewalks of St. Louis, several organizations have partnered to install 62 recycling bins scattered across the city.

Renovated Missouri State residence hall won't open on time

Some Missouri State University students will be housed in hotels when the semester begins next month due to a $13 million renovation of a residence hall taking longer than expected.

Automatic weapons missing from Missouri sheriff's department

Automatic weapons and weapon parts, including silencers, have gone missing from the Christian County Sheriff's Department, according to the interim sheriff.

Advocates seek Vatican inquiry of Newark, NJ, archbishop

Priests, nuns and canon lawyers who advocate for molestation victims urged Pope Francis on Wednesday to use the new Vatican tribunal he formed on negligent bishops to investigate the archbishop of Newark, New Jersey, who has long been accused of sheltering abusive priests.

Police: Passenger shoots driver of SUV in back of head

A man is in critical condition after police say he was shot by a back-seat passenger in north St. Louis County.

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Royals trade Joe Blanton to Pirates for cash

The Royals have traded right-hander Joe Blanton to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations.

American Pharoah arrives at Monmouth for Sunday’s Haskell

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah received star treatment as he arrived to prepare for the $1.75-million Haskell Invitational on Sunday at Monmouth Park.

Jake Long to visit Denver Broncos on Thursday

The Denver Broncos want to see if former No. 1 draft pick Jake Long is healthy enough to bolster their offensive line to protect 39-year-old Peyton Manning.

Rose leads weak field in tourney in PGA

GAINESVILLE, Va. — Most of the world’s top players are skipping the Quicken Loans National. Justin Rose wouldn’t miss it — even if he weren’t the defending champion.