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Springfield Chase

Man in custody after Sunday morning high-speed chase in Springfield

It started just before  6:00 am near Walnut Lawn and Kansas Expressway, when a sheriff's deputy tried to pull the man over for a lane violation.

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Competing grocery stores profiting off Dillons closure

Competing grocery stores profiting off Dillons closure

Competing grocery stores profiting off Dillons closure.  KSPR's Sheena Elzie reports.

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Saturday Evening Forecast Good Travel Weather

Saturday Evening Forecast: Good Travel Weather

We have a some rain and snow chances into next week...but not looking at anything significant as we head towards Christmas.

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(img1)Listeria: Get rid of bad apples

Listeria: Get rid of prepackaged caramel apples

Five people are dead as a result of the latest listeria outbreak. The Center for Disease Control has confirmed 28 cases across ten states. Five of those are here in Missouri.


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Listeria: What you need to know about the latest outbreak

Five people are dead as a result of the latest listeria outbreak. The Center for Disease Control has confirmed 28 cases across ten states. Five of those are here in Missouri.


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Another night of fog & drizzle

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty is looking for the end of this fog and drizzle.

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Windsor Court apartment fire

Man is charged with starting fire at apartment where his mother lived

The fire at Windsor Court was the night of Dec. 10 near Campbell Avenue at Grand Street.  James Helfer's sister told an investigator that she thinks her brother was trying to kill their mother.

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Assault charges

Man in jail, woman hospitalized after shooting

Police say man called 911 to report he had shot his girlfriend.

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VIDEO Friday evening weather - More fog drizzle

VIDEO: Friday evening weather - More fog & drizzle

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at more of the same in the weather.

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gas price

Diesel, grocery prices slow to change, analysts blame high demand

Prices at the pump dropped again overnight in Springfield, but if you're driving on diesel, it's still going to cost you more. KSPR'S Sheena Elzie shows you how that could affect you not only at the gas station, but at the grocery store.

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Mark Twain National Forest

Forest Service will hold public hearing on planned burn in Barry County

Service plans burn on 17,000 acres in Mark Twain National Forest

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Missouri part of settlement with T-Mobile

The company placed charges for third-party services on consumers’ mobile telephone bills without authorization.

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Proposal aims to cut red tape for family farms

Local Republican lawmakers file legislation on behalf of Democratic Secretary of State. 

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Fair Play House fire

Photo courtesy Richard Harrington

Fire destroys home near Fair Play

Fire forces family of five out of their home. 


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Diesel signs

Diesel price drop not keeping pace with cheaper gas

Diesel prices are dropping, but remain more than $1 higher than gas. 

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Ozark Football

Ozark High School football coach resigns

Mark Bliss had a four-year record of 28-17.

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VIDEO Nationwide Increase of Mumps

Virus makes comeback

CDC reports more cases of mumps nationwide.

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Photo courtesy the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau

Joplin Catholic church celebrates reopening

Parishioners meet in rebuild church for first time since 2011 tornado. 

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Friday Morning Forecast Stuck in the Clouds

Friday Morning Forecast: Stuck in the Clouds

Expect more clouds today...along with some fog and drizzle and temperatures only in the upper 30s.

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Missouri revenues

Missouri expects smaller revenues, modest growth

Missouri officials reduce revenue projections for 2015 by hundreds of millions of dollars

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Chiefs Steelers

Chiefs hope to keep playoff hopes alive against Steelers

Chiefs face do-or-die scenario as they visit fellow playoff contender Pittsburgh

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Missouri health pay

Missouri home care workers ask for higher pay

Missouri home care workers are calling on Gov. Jay Nixon to implement higher wages for their work.

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Police investigate Republic shooting

A woman is in the hospital and a man is in custody after a shooting in a Republic neighborhood.

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U.S. Funding Bill to impact truckers

With the President's signature, the U.S. Funding Bill will impact America's truckers in two key areas.

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Springfield filmmakers react to Sony's controversy

Sony Pictures pulled its film ‘The Interview’ from theaters after major movie chains took it out of their lineup. Some call it a safety measure, since hackers threatened to attack theaters that show the movie. But others say it’s an attack on America’s freedom.

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Local filmmakers react to 'The Interview' controversy

Sony Pictures pulled its film ‘The Interview’ from theaters after major movie chains took it out of their lineup. Some call it a safety measure, since hackers threatened to attack theaters that show the movie. Others say it’s an attack on America’s freedom. Film expert say either way, it's going to have a huge impact on the industry. 

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Foggy night ahead

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at how long fog and drizzle will be around.

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Dash cameras on police cars in Sparta

Dash cameras coming to Sparta police cars

The city of Sparta recently approved the addition of two new dash camera in their police cars.

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Local business owners react to news about Cuba

Could Cuban cigars be on the way?

The announcement by president Obama regarding international relations with Cuba is getting mixed reactions across the country.

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Lester Erby

Jury convicts man of sexual assault for 2nd time this year

Lester Erby's ex-girlfriend said he raped her in her bedroom after trying to convince her to get back together with him.

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Competing grocery stores profiting off Dillons closure

Competing grocery stores profiting off Dillons closure

Competing grocery stores profiting off Dillons closure.  KSPR's Sheena Elzie reports.

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Saturday Evening Forecast Good Travel Weather

Saturday Evening Forecast: Good Travel Weather

We have a some rain and snow chances into next week...but not looking at anything significant as we head towards Christmas.

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(img1)Listeria: Get rid of bad apples

Listeria: Get rid of prepackaged caramel apples

Five people are dead as a result of the latest listeria outbreak. The Center for Disease Control has confirmed 28 cases across ten states. Five of those are here in Missouri.


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VIDEO Friday evening weather - More fog drizzle

VIDEO: Friday evening weather - More fog & drizzle

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at more of the same in the weather.

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Assault charges

Assault charges

KSPR's Lauren Pozen reports on the latest details in an early morning shooting in Republic.

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VIDEO Nationwide Increase of Mumps

VIDEO: Nationwide Increase of Mumps

Why the Springfield Greene County Health Department says that is.

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Friday Morning Forecast Stuck in the Clouds

Friday Morning Forecast: Stuck in the Clouds

Expect more clouds today...along with some fog and drizzle and temperatures only in the upper 30s.

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U.S. Funding Bill to impact truckers

With the President's signature, the U.S. Funding Bill will impact truckers in two key areas.

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Local filmmakers react to 'The Interview' controversy

Sony Pictures pulled its film ‘The Interview’ from theaters after major movie chains took it out of their lineup. Some call it a safety measure, since hackers threatened to attack theaters that show the movie. Others say it’s an attack on America’s freedom. Film expert say either way, it's going to have a huge impact on the industry. 

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VIDEO Thursday evening weather - Fog developing

VIDEO: Thursday evening weather - Fog developing

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty with a look at some fog developing tonight.

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(img8)Snow storm in Kansas City

WATCH: 1st snowfall of the season for Kansas City

The more north you travel from the Ozarks, the more snow you will see.  Snow started falling around Kansas City in the overnight hours.  Up to five inches of snow could fall on the city by Thursday night. (Courtesy CNN/KSHB)

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Community closeup Stirring up trouble

Community closeup: Stirring up trouble

Katie Moore, president of Junior League Springfield, dishes out some holiday dip straight from the Isabel's House cookbook. You can order that cookbook by clicking on the "Cookbooks" link of our website!

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(img1)Roads in Springfield

Midday Update: A look at traffic on I-44 after Thursday morning's mess

Here's a look at traffic on I-44 at midday in Springfield.  Thanks to Josh Napper for this video. (AviWxChasers.com)

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VIDEO Donation to heat up Crosslines

VIDEO: Donation to heat up Crosslines

Volunteer donates $40,000 to replace heater.

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Thursday Morning Forecast Dreary Weather into Friday

Thursday Morning Forecast: Dreary Weather into Friday

We're looking at the wintry precipitation moving away...but the clouds and drizzle will persist into Friday.

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VIDEO Morning Road Conditions

VIDEO: Morning Road Conditions

The roads are covered in slush, but aren't frozen.

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Fatal crashes reach record lows in Missouri

MoDOT says the number of fatal crashes this year have hit a low that hasn't been reached since the 1940s.

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(img1)Snow at Missouri State University

Raw Video: Snow falls Wednesday night at Missouri State University

Storm spotter Josh Napper snapped this video of snow falling at Plaster Stadium at Missouri State.   You can find more of his work at AviWxChasers.com

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State accuses Branson business of fraud and deception

State accuses Branson business of fraud and deception

Imagine joining a vacation club in hopes of taking advantage of discounts, only to get ripped off. According to the court documents, that’s what happened to more than 50 customers since 2008. All together, they were scammed out of more than $200,000.

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VIDEO Wednesday evening weather - Wintry mix begins

VIDEO: Wednesday evening weather - Wintry mix begins

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at the wintry precipitation moving in tonight.

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Missouri proposes health care for eating disorders

Missouri proposes health care for eating disorders

Health care plans would have to cover eating disorder treatments under proposed Missouri legislation.

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Library carolers

Video: Carolers at the Library

The Courthouse Chorale is made up of employees and elected officials from the city of Springfield and Greene County.  The ensemble spreads Christmas cheer at various public buildings around the area during the holiday season.

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(img1)Batman honored in Springfield (1)

WATCH: Batman receives key to City of Springfield

Last week, the City of Springfield honored its own Batman.  Derek Smith donates hundreds of hours too appear at hospitals and at special events dressed as the caped crusader.  He received the key to the city for his charity work last Friday.  (Video courtesy Benjamin Bagwell)

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VIDEO Nixa Smoking Ordinance

VIDEO: Nixa Smoking Ordinance

The city is considering making a change to its current smoking laws.

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Wednesday Morning Forecast Wintry Mix Developing

Wednesday Morning Forecast: Wintry Mix Developing

We'll see a wintry mix of precipitation developing later today into tonight with some accumulating snow possible.

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Slain NYPD officers Wenjian Liu, Rafael Ramos

CNN

2 NYPD officers slain; shooter dead

The killing this weekend of two New York City police officers as they sat in their patrol car left many people devastated. But a message from the teenage son of one of the officers is a heartbreak in itself.

"Today is the worst day of my life," 13-ye...

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Steelers' Roethlisberger returns after injury

No. 23 St. John's puts a five-game winning streak on the line when it concludes a four-game home stretch Monday night against Long Beach State. The Red Storm are 6-0 at Carnesecca Arena this season, including a 53-47 comeback win over Saint...

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Preview: Long Beach State at St. John's

No. 23 St. John's puts a five-game winning streak on the line when it concludes a four-game home stretch Monday night against Long Beach State. The Red Storm are 6-0 at Carnesecca Arena this season, including a 53-47 comeback win over Saint...

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Springfield Chase

Man in custody after Sunday morning high-speed chase in Springfield

It started just before  6:00 am near Walnut Lawn and Kansas Expressway, when a sheriff's deputy tried to pull the man over for a lane violation.

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URGENT - obama calls NYPD commissioner

(CNN) -- President Barack Obama called New York Police Commissioner William Bratton on Sunday, in the wake of the murder of two police officers in Brooklyn. "The President reiterated his call for the American people to reject violence and words that ...

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Lions C Raiola stomps Bears' Ferguson

CHICAGO -- Fiery Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola appeared to intentionally stomp Chicago Bears defensive tackle Ego Ferguson Sunday at Soldier Field. Raiola, who last month admitted he went at the knee of an opponent seeking payback for...

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Report: Nuggets' Gallinari out with knee injury

CHICAGO -- Fiery Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola appeared to intentionally stomp Chicago Bears defensive tackle Ego Ferguson Sunday at Soldier Field. Raiola, who last month admitted he went at the knee of an opponent seeking payback for...

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Dish Network

David Becker/Getty Images

Another blackout for Dish customers, this time Fox News

For the third time in a month, Dish Network customers are missing out on popular programming due to a dispute with a channel owner.

This time it's Fox News, one of the most popular cable channels in the United States. The channel disappeared from Dish...

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Oil, natural gas well

CNN

Is the oil scare over for the stock market?

Crashing oil prices looked like the black death for the stock market. Then the market had its best two days of the year and is now back in record territory.

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Manziel exits with hamstring injury

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel left Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers with a first-half hamstring injury. Manziel, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner, was making his second career NFL start. The team an...

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Virginia shuts down Harvard, wins by 49

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Arms folded with a blank stare on his face, Harvard head coach Tommy Amaker knew it was going to be a long day as he glanced up at the scoreboard and found his team trailing by double-digits just minutes into the fir...

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Pataki blames mayor for shootings of 2 NYPD officers

Pool/Getty Images

Finger pointing starts after NYPD officers' killings

Not too long after a man ambushed and killed two police officers sitting in a patrol car in New York City, the finger-pointing started.

Ismaaiyl Brinsley walked up to Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos on Saturday in Brooklyn as they sat in their ...

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Jets C Mangold leaves with ankle injury

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel left Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers with a first-half hamstring injury. Manziel, the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner, was making his second career NFL start. The team an...

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Manziel exits with hamstring injury

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel left Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers with a first-half hamstring injury. Manziel, the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner, was making his second career NFL start. The team an...

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Gun Generic Handgun

AP

Police officer shot and killed in Florida

A police officer in Tarpon Springs, Florida, was shot and killed early Sunday, a sheriff's spokeswoman said.

A suspect is in custody.

The fatal shooting occurred in a residential area in the predawn hours, said Cecilia Barreda from the Pinellas County...

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POLISH XMAS LIGHTS

On Camera: Christmas display uses 60K lights

A family in Poland decked out their home with more than 60,000 Christmas bulbs.

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Grizzlies recall G Adams, F/C Stokes

The Memphis Grizzlies recalled guard Jordan Adams and forward/center Jarnell Stokes from the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League on Sunday. Adams has averaged 18.0 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.43 steals in 32.0 minutes in seven games fo...

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Sony Pictures generic

CNN

Sony doesn't know how but says 'The Interview' will be shown

At one point, it looked like Sony was bowing to hackers' wishes that "The Interview" never be shown.

But that's not so, says an attorney for Sony Pictures.

"Sony only delayed this," attorney David Boies said on Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."

He was...

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Preview: Coppin State at Michigan

Michigan has lost four straight games for the first time since January 2011, so it's understandable that some players are feeling the pressure heading into Monday's contest against visiting Coppin State. "I think guys are overthinking a lit...

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Virginia 76, Harvard 27

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Sixth-ranked Virginia sent Harvard and head coach Tommy Amaker home with a sour taste in their mouths right before the holidays as the Cavaliers demolished the Crimson 76-27 Sunday afternoon at John Paul Jones Arena....

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Obama's presser gender gap motivated by 2016?

Girl Power was a first-time topic for our Sunday trip around the "Inside Politics" table, along with some key things -- and people -- to watch for as we leave 2014 behind and brace for 2015 and 2016.

CNN's John King and other top political reporters e...

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Hug, hugging, embrace

iStock

Study: Hugs can prevent the flu

Want to stay healthy this cold and flu season? Give a hug, according to a new study.

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Tom Brokaw

Stephan Lovekin/Getty Images

Tom Brokaw says his cancer is in remission

NBC great Tom Brokaw is ending the year with good news: His cancer is in remission.

"A year ago my future was more uncertain than I cared to acknowledge but now I face the New Year with very encouraging news," he wrote in a letter NBC News said was d...

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Blame piles on NYC mayor for cop shooting

Several police officials and politicians are pointing fingers at New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio after two New York City police officers were murdered on Saturday, following weeks of protests against police treatment of minorities in New York and ...

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Christie: Tell Cuba to hand over cop killer

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie -- a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate -- finally broke his silence on President Barack Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba in a letter to the President issued on Sunday.

Christie urged Obama...

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Rubio continues fight against Cuba deal

Sen. Marco Rubio, who is considering a presidential run, said Sunday that President Barack Obama has thrown away valuable leverage to bring about political changes in Cuba. He also took another opportunity to attack his potential opponent for the Rep...

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Sen John McCain

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McCain hits Obama on North Korea hack, Russia

President Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain are once again at odds over national security: this time, it's over the North Korean cyberattack on Sony Pictures.

McCain rejected Obama's characterization of the North Korean hack as "an act of cyberva...

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States trying to lure lawyers into rural practice

Nebraska and Arkansas are soon launching their own incentive programs for rural lawyers.

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Missouri lawmakers say abortion bills not top goal

Eight bills have been filed so far as the legislative session that starts Jan. 7 nears.

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Kid rescued from kidnapper

Police: 2-year-old rescued from abductor

Police say someone spotted the subjects of an Amber Alert and called 911, which led to the dramatic rescue of Alex Almodovar, 2.

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Louis: Dark times in a divided New York City

We don't yet know what polluted swamp of mental sickness led Ismaaiyl Brinsley to embark on a multistate rampage that culminated with the barbaric, execution-style killing of NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos on a New York City street.

But t...

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Report: Cutler likely to remain with Bears

The benching of Bears quarterback Jay Cutler sent shockwaves around the NFL last week, but is hardly an indicator that he won't be back. While head coach Marc Trestman is all but certain of being fired next week and GM Phil Emery could meet...

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Texas AM stadium demolition

On Camera: Stadium implosion

A section of Texas A&M's Kyle Field was imploded early Sunday morning. Watch from two different angles.

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