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An Afghan government security guard opened fire Thursday on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said.
Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions “teed up” — even as he acknowledged those penalties may do little to influence Vladimir Putin’s handling of the crisis in Ukraine.
Inside a chapel on the edge of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche.
Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe Systems have settled a class-action lawsuit alleging they conspired to prevent their engineers and other highly sought technology workers from getting better job offers from one another.
Alison Lundergan Grimes is the latest Democratic Senate candidate to call for building the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but the Kentucky secretary of state's move doesn't seem to have cost her support among environmental groups who want to unseat Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.
A former partner at the accounting firm KPMG has been sentenced to 14 months in federal prison for insider trading.
A major supplier to the oil and gas industry says it will begin disclosing 100 percent of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluid, with no exemptions for trade secrets. The move by Baker Hughes of Houston is a shift for a major firm; it's unclear if others will follow suit.
Starbucks keeps finding ways to squeeze more money out of people.
Visa Inc.'s profit jumped 26 percent in its fiscal second quarter from a year earlier as the company benefited from strong growth in payments volume, service revenue and a one-time tax gain.
Netflix's Internet video service is about to join the programming line-up of three small cable-TV providers in the U.S.
Results from Microsoft's first quarterly earnings release under new CEO Satya Nadella offered fresh justification for his focus on cloud computing.
Bearded dragons have joined the list of pets that can give you salmonella poisoning.
Fans of classic HBO shows like “The Sopranos” and “The Wire” will soon have access to those series and more through Amazon Prime in the first online streaming deal signed by the cable network.
Russia announced new military exercises Thursday involving ground and air forces near its border with Ukraine, swiftly responding to a Ukrainian operation to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the country's tumultuous east.
Joan Rivers refuses to apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity of three women kidnapped in Cleveland.
The Missouri House has approved legislation that would allow use of a cannabis extract by people whose epilepsy is not relieved by other types of treatments.
Governor will have 15 days to sign or veto the bill after he gets it early next week.
It’s box turtle time! Give them a break and look out for them.
Jim Dyke persists in defending nicotine addiction in spite of the facts.
Serve Jeff City, true to its name, is inviting volunteers to serve Jefferson City.
County officials could compile lists of residents with health problems under a Missouri bill intended to identify people in need of help during disasters.
A former Missouri lawmaker has been sentenced to five years of probation for Social Security fraud.
Suit challenges policy on overdraft charges
A class-action lawsuit against Hawthorn Bank alleges the bank has illegally charged customers for overdrafting their accounts.
An effort to impeach Gov. Jay Nixon over his decision to allow same-sex couples to file joint tax returns received its first public hearing Wednesday in a Missouri House committee.
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Many Earth Day celebrations this year marked the seventh anniversary of when the bald eagle was removed from the endangered species list.
A longtime advocate for the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, Judi Jecmen is one of 13 artists in the country whose artwork was selected to appear in the organization’s nationally distributed 2014 Creativity and Parkinson’s Calender.
A Potosi teacher recently told students “they were not allowed to have their Bibles out in the school,” state Rep. Elijah Haahr told Missouri senators Wednesday.
The debate over a law that allows Missouri students in unaccredited school districts to transfer to neighboring schools will soon hit the House floor, and it will likely bring a fight over sending public dollars to private schools with it.
Bill focused on children in post-secondary school
State Children’s Division hearing officers tell Missouri lawmakers that about half their divorce case hearings involve child support payments for college students.
A Jefferson City man, charged with attempting to break into a business in February 2013, has been placed on five years supervised probation after being found guilty by a Cole County jury in January.
Police in a St. Louis suburb who pulled over a swerving pickup truck say they found a 13-year-old driving because his dad was intoxicated.
Any school-aged child through the age of 18 may eat breakfast and lunch free during summer school June 2-13 at Russellville Elementary School.
Families are invited to attend the Community Kite Festival from noon-4 p.m. Saturday at the Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds.
The Jefferson City Medical Group Heart Walk team will host a chicken dinner and trivia event Saturday to benefit the American Heart Association at the American Legion Hall, 1423 Tanner Bridge Road.
Poor management, an eroding safety culture, ineffective maintenance and a lack of proper oversight are being blamed for a radiation release that contaminated 21 workers and shuttered the federal government’s nuclear waste dump two months ago in southeastern New Mexico.
The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian — if party operatives' spin is to be believed.
If you'd like to live in Downton Abbey, the good news is that our economy has entered a second Gilded Age of opulence and elegance. The bad news is that you'll likely end up among the vast majority stuck sweating in the kitchen.
Jefferson City had 14 hits and Adam Grunden threw a complete-game shutout as the Jays rolled to an 11-0 victory against Rolla in six innings Wednesday at Vivion Field.
University of Tulsa head basketball coach Frank Haith has hired four assistants to his staff — including three former head coaches.
The Lincoln women dropped two spots to No. 5 while the men moved up a spot to No. 12 in the latest United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division II national rankings, released Tuesday.
Brian Lillevold tied for sixth overall, leading the Lincoln Blue Tigers to a tie for third place at the 2014 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Championship on Wednesday.
Lincoln wrapped up play in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Championship on Wednesday, with three players representing the Blue Tigers as individuals.
Tanner Elder of Blair Oaks shot a 68 on Wednesday to lead the Falcons to the team title in the Tri-County Conference Golf Tournament at the Oak Hills Golf Center.
The Helias Crusaders dropped an 8-1 tennis decision Wednesday to the Marshall Owls at Washington Park.
Four Lady Crusaders scored goals Wednesday as Helias defeated the Sedalia Smith-Cotton Lady Tigers 4-2.
Lincoln closed out the 2014 tennis campaign with a 9-0 loss to Stephens College on Wednesday.
atrick Kane scored his second goal of the game at 11:17 of overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues 4-3 on Wednesday night to even their first-round playoff series at two games apiece.
Peter Fairbanks went a career-best eight innings, holding Illinois to just two runs as Missouri claimed a 5-2 victory against the Illini on Wednesday night at Busch Stadium.
Erin Struemph went the distance Wednesday, tossing a six-hitter for Missouri State in a 5-0 loss to Missouri.
The Blair Oaks Falcons claimed a 10-0 win in the opener, but the Helias Crusaders bounced back for a 6-3 win in Game 2 of a Wednesday doubleheader.
Allan Roettgen threw a complete-game no-hitter and struck out nine as the Jefferson City Jays rolled to a 9-0 win against Battle on Wednesday.
The Calvary Lutheran Lions rolled to a 19-5 win in six innings at Prairie Home on Tuesday.
Ryland Johnson allowed two runs on seven hits and struck out one in five innings to help lead the Russellville Indians to a 4-2 win against the Tuscumbia Lions on Wednesday.