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Three Tigers drafted by NFL teams

Three others to get opportunities

Three Missouri Tigers were selected on the final day of the NFL Draft, while three others will also get a shot at making a team.

Federal judge leaves in place preliminary injunction barring Planned Parenthood license

A federal judge is leaving in place — at least for now — a preliminary injunction barring the state of Missouri from revoking Planned Parenthood’s license to perform abortions at a Columbia clinic.

Sen. Brown drops out of race for state treasurer

Republican Missouri state Sen. Dan Brown is dropping out of the race for state treasurer.

Missouri speaker doubts religious-objections measure revival

The leader of Missouri's House says he doesn't expect there will be an effort to revive a contested measure to protect some businesses opposed to same-sex marriage.

Voter ID measure stalled in Missouri Senate

A proposal to require Missouri voters to show photo ID at polling places is stalled in the state Senate.

Missouri governor approves higher education funding boost

Gov. Jay Nixon has signed a higher education budget that will result in a tuition freeze at public universities.

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Not another one-and-done for Blues

After the final horn and before the ceremonial handshakes, some St. Louis Blues players did a little ice dancing.

Missouri House passes bill to expand access to birth control

Missouri's Republican-controlled House has voted to increase women's access to birth control by allowing pharmacists to prescribe oral contraceptives.

Missouri Senate passes farm exemptions to open records laws

The state Senate has approved exempting some types of farm data from Missouri's open-records laws.

Jobless benefit cuts weighed by Missouri high court - again

The Missouri Supreme Court is wrestling with whether to invalidate a law cutting jobless benefits because of the way it was enacted.

Missouri House advances bill to expand castle doctrine law

Missouri lawmakers are advancing a measure that would limit fees to carry a concealed firearm and expand the state's castle doctrine law.

Missouri House passes tax break for restaurants, grocers

Restaurants wouldn't have to pay sales and use taxes on electricity and other utilities used to prepare food under a measure headed to the Missouri Senate.

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Davis homers, has 4 hits; Orioles beat Royals 8-3

Chris Davis homered and had four hits, Manny Machado extended his hitting streak to 16 games and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Kansas City Royals 8-3 on Saturday night.

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Young has 10 Ks, Moustakas hits HR as Royals beat Orioles

Chris Young struck out 10 in six innings, Mike Moustakas homered, doubled twice and drove in three runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 Friday night.

Bill would allow Missourians to vote on red-light cameras

A bill given first-round approval in the Missouri House would give state residents a chance to vote on whether to ban red-light cameras.

Education boost, Planned Parenthood cuts in budget

Planned Parenthood will lose state funding while universities, colleges and public schools will see millions of dollars more under a Missouri budget passed Thursday by the Legislature.

Missouri lawmakers send ethics bills to governor

Missouri lawmakers no longer could immediately become lobbyists after leaving office under a measure headed to the governor.

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Missouri lawmakers reject Brownback's 'border war' proposal

Missouri lawmakers appear uninterested in Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's proposal to reduce the business "border war" between the two states.

MU graduate students vote to unionize

University of Missouri graduate student workers have overwhelmingly voted to unionize.

Missouri Supreme Court upholds wrongful death lawsuit limits

The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that caps on how much money someone can win in a wrongful death lawsuit do not violate the constitution.

Missouri Legislature passes bill to cap school funding goal

Missouri lawmakers have passed a measure aimed at reining in the amount of money lawmakers will provide to K-12 schools.

Man pleads guilty to making online threats toward Mizzou

A man charged with posting threats online last year that he would shoot black students and faculty at the University of Missouri's Columbia campus has changed his plea to guilty.

Panel OKs needed skills of University of Missouri chief

A committee leading the search for a new president of the University of Missouri system nagged by racial unrest says candidates must have "a deft command" of communications and public relations.

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Kennedy throws 7 strong innings, Royals beat Astros 6-2

Ian Kennedy threw seven strong innings, Eric Hosmer hit a two-run double during a five-run sixth and the Kansas City Royals beat the Houston Astros 6-2 on Thursday night.

Missouri Gov. Nixon signs bill toughening some ethics rules

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed a bill toughening some ethic rules following scandals in the Legislature that prompted a push for reform.

Missouri House passes ban on fetal-tissue donation

Missouri lawmakers are advancing a proposed ban on donation of fetal tissue from abortions.

Duties of former chancellor Loftin's job at Missouri unclear

Former University of Missouri Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin is preparing to take on a new role at the school but details of what he will be doing remain unclear.

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Planned Parenthood CEO summoned over Senate subpoena

Missouri lawmakers have voted to summon a regional Planned Parenthood CEO to explain why she should not be held in contempt of the state Senate for defying a subpoena that demanded documents on how the organization handles fetal remains.

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Missouri Senate searching for missing wooden gavel

The Missouri Senate is missing the large wooden gavel used to call the chamber to order.

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Perez tags Giles, Royals beat Astros 4-2

Salvador Perez tagged Houston reliever Ken Giles for a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning, lifting the Kansas City Royals over the Houston Astros 4-2 Wednesday night.

Cardinals' Gonzales to have Tommy John surgery

St. Louis Cardinals left-hander Marco Gonzales will have season-ending Tommy John surgery.

Missouri certifies wins for Trump, Clinton in close primary

Republican businessman Donald Trump and former Democratic Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were certified Tuesday as the winners of Missouri’s presidential primaries, though a recount remains a possibility.

Missouri House committee approves 'personhood' amendment

A Missouri House committee has approved a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would declare a right to life for unborn children "at every stage of biological development."

Missouri Senate passes mid-year spending boost

The state Senate has passed a mid-year spending increase to Missouri's $26 billion budget.

Study outlines university's economic impact on Missouri

A report says the University of Missouri boosts the state's economic output by 25 percent, and that each dollar of state support means $38.43 in economic activity over the next 25 years.

50 University of Missouri-Columbia operations jobs to be cut

The University of Missouri department tasked with cleaning, maintaining and fixing buildings on the Columbia campus is eliminating 50 jobs.

Missouri businesses join against religious-objection measure

Some Missouri business leaders are forming a coalition against a proposal that would protect some businesses that object to same-sex marriage on religious grounds.

Nixon bans box

State job applications won’t ask about criminal pasts

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri is removing questions about a job candidate’s criminal history from initial applications for work within state government, even as a legislative effort to also “ban the box” in the private sector stalls.

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Why you might soon text robots as often as friends

The robots are coming — to help run your life or sell you stuff — at an online texting service near you.

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Kennedy impressive in Royals debut, beats Twins

Ian Kennedy pitched impressively into the seventh inning in his Kansas City debut and the Royals hit their first three home runs of the season to beat the winless Minnesota Twins 7-0 Saturday night.

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Perez triples, scores twice and Royals top Twins 4-3

Salvador Perez had an RBI triple in the eighth inning and scored the go-ahead run on Omar Infante's sacrifice fly to help the Kansas City Royals come back and beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 Friday night.

Blues sign defenseman Joel Edmundson to 2-year extension

The St. Louis Blues signed rookie defenseman Joel Edmundson to a two-year, $2.1 million contract extension Friday.

Hosmer mobbed by fans, rescues girl after Bieber concert

Eric Hosmer proved he is more of a heartthrob in Kansas City than Justin Bieber and more than a hero on the baseball field.

Mizzou graduate student workers to vote on unionization

University of Missouri graduate student workers are planning a vote on whether to unionize.

House passes ride-hail passes for Uber, Lyft

A Missouri lawmaker who works as an Uber driver was among House members who voted Thursday to pass proposed statewide regulations for ride-hailing companies, which supporters say will spur competition and create jobs.

Senate approves $27 billion spending plan

More money would go to public schools, universities and scholarships under a budget plan the Missouri Senate passed Thursday that would also cut state funding for Planned Parenthood.

Missouri House passes bill on rules for daily fantasy sports

Fantasy sports could continue in Missouri without facing gambling regulations under a bill advancing in the state Legislature.

Missouri House OKs helmet exemption for motorcycle riders

Motorcyclists who are 21 and older could ride without wearing a helmet in some cases under a bill heading to the Missouri Senate.

National grade inflation trend hits University of Missouri

The University of Missouri has seen grades steadily rise, like most colleges and universities across the nation.

Missouri Senate panel okays censuring Planned Parenthood CEO

A proposal to censure a Planned Parenthood official is advancing to the floor of the Missouri Senate.