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  • Global marches draw attention to climate change
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Tens of thousands of activists walked through Manhattan on Sunday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth - in stride with demonstrators around the world who urged policymakers to take quick action....
  • Police say rifle carried by ambush suspect found
    CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) -- Nine days after a gunman went on a deadly ambush at a northeastern Pennsylvania state police barracks, authorities said Sunday they have recovered one of the weapons he was carrying and believe they are hot on his trail as he travels on foot through nearby rugged forests....
  • Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000
    KUCUK KENDIRCILER, Turkey (AP) -- The 19-year-old Kurdish militant, who has been fighting the Islamic State group in Syria, brought his family across the border into Turkey to safety Sunday. But in the tranquility of a Turkish tea garden just miles from the frontier, Dalil Boras vowed to head back after nightfall to continue the fight....
  • Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- There has only been one prosecution under the Emmett Till Act, even though the law was passed with the promise of $135 million for police work and an army of federal agents to investigate unsolved killings from the civil rights era. Some deaths aren't even under review because of a quirk in the law....
State Headlines
  • Man charged in shooting of gang members
    JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- A rural Joplin man previously charged with abandoning the corpse of a gang member faces new charges in the shooting of another gang member....
  • 3 arrested in latest round of Ferguson protests
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Police say three people have been arrested while protesting the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson....
  • Judge: Man in 9/11 airport hoax should be freed
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man accused of creating a hoax that closed down a busy terminal at Kansas City International Airport on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks might go free without ever standing trial, after a federal judge recommended the court allow the mentally ill man to be released....
  • Emerson funding seeks to help Ferguson area youths
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- One of the St. Louis region's largest employers is donating $4.4 million for scholarships and youth employment efforts in Ferguson and the area around the town....
  • Mo. Southern has more international students
    JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- Efforts to attract more international students to Missouri Southern State University in Joplin are succeeding, with the school recording almost a 20 percent increase in the students this year compared with last year....
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