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University of Missouri System leader's job description OK'd

A new job description for the next University of Missouri System president says that whoever enters the position will be expected to create a vision for the system, assemble a leadership team and lead a statewide conversation about diversity inclusion, equity and respect.

Missouri House passes 'personhood' measure

The Missouri House has passed a controversial "personhood" measure opponents say could ban abortion, including in cases of rape and incest.

Legislature budgets nearly $1 billion for state property

The Missouri Legislature has authorized nearly $1 billion for maintaining state property and constructing new buildings.

Jewish group faults Missouri school's anti-Semitism response

A Jewish human rights group alleges the University of Missouri is "missing in action" when it comes to addressing anti-Semitism on campus

Former Missouri lawmaker accused in road rage incident

A former Missouri lawmaker faces assault and weapons charges for allegedly pulling a gun and assaulting a man during a road rage incident.

Missouri voters could decide on campaign contribution limits

Missouri voters could decide whether to re-impose limits on the large amounts of money flowing to political candidates and committees.

MU projects low freshman enrollment

The University of Missouri will have the smallest class of new students this fall since 2006, according to recent projections that show the loss of new enrollments could be 50 percent or higher than previous predictions.

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Holliday’s single gives Cardinals win against Phillies

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Holliday’s RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the St. Louis Cardinals a 5-4 victory against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.

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Royals pounded 13-2 by Nationals

KANSAS CITY (AP) — Kris Medlen got pounded off the mound in the third inning. Eric Hosmer got tossed in the sixth.

Missouri Legislature passes photo ID requirement for voters

The Missouri Legislature has passed a requirement for voters to show photo identification.

Missouri House votes to override veto on public union dues

Two-thirds of the Missouri House has voted to change how public union members pay dues, the first step to overriding a veto by Gov. Jay Nixon.

Missouri Supreme Court: no tax loophole for doughnut holes

Missouri Supreme Court judges have ruled against what some called a tax loophole for doughnut holes.

Despite deal, lawmakers predict voter ID fight to endure

The Legislature is poised to tighten Missouri's voter ID requirements, but lawmakers see the issue as far from settled.

Legislature passes University of Missouri review commission

Missouri lawmakers have approved the creation of a commission to review the University of Missouri System's policies and administrative structure.

Legislature overrides Nixon to block home-care wage hike

The Missouri Legislature has voted to override the governor and block a wage hike for home-care attendants.

Deadly shooting by state trooper probed

After vehicle stop, suspect attacked, drug him with car

The Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating after a trooper fatally shot a suspect following a traffic stop.

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.