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Senate overrides governor to block home care wage increase

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

More Missouri businesses decry religious-objections measure

More than a dozen companies want shields for businesses removed from a Missouri proposal creating religious protections for those objecting to gay marriage.

Negotiators back 6-month lobbying ban for Missouri lawmakers

Missouri lawmakers would need to wait six months after their term ends before lobbying under a compromise reached by a legislative panel.

Missouri US Sen. Blunt won't meet with Obama court nominee

Missouri U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt says he has no plans to meet with President Barack Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court, though nearly 20 other Republican senators have said they are willing to do so.

Planned Parenthood attorney disputes Senate subpoena’s scope

An attorney for Planned Parenthood told lawmakers Tuesday the Missouri Senate has demanded a broad array of documents without giving the group a way to negotiate a more narrow agreement.An attorney for Planned Parenthood told lawmakers Tuesday the Missouri Senate has demanded a broad array of documents without giving the group a way to negotiate a more narrow agreement.

Missouri House advances rules on daily fantasy sports

The Missouri House is advancing a bill to allow daily fantasy sports and exempt the practice from gambling regulations.

Missouri House advances motorcycle-helmet exemption

Missouri lawmakers are advancing a bill to exempt motorcyclists who are 21 and older from wearing a helmet.

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A shadowy world

Data trove offers glimpse of how rich hide their money

A leak of 11.5 million documents from a Panama-based law firm offers a glimpse into the shadowy world where the rich and powerful hide their money, raising sharp questions about the use of shell companies that obscure the identities of their true owners.

Owings homers, Diamondbacks beat Royals

Chris Owings, in his first full game playing center field in professional baseball, hit a three-run homer to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Saturday.

Missouri House committee votes to reverse guns-on-campus ban

A House committee has passed a bill that would allow concealed guns on college campuses.

Senate votes to expand secretary of state’s powers

Missouri’s secretary of state would have the power to prosecute election crimes under a measure the Senate approved Thursday.

Senator seeks Planned Parenthood testimony

A Missouri state senator began moving forward Wednesday with an effort to hold a Planned Parenthood official in contempt for refusing to provide documents on how the organization handles fetal remains.

State: Missouri has second case of Zika virus

Health officials say a pregnant Missouri woman who traveled to Honduras has the second confirmed case of Zika virus in the state.

Lawmakers pass limits on paid political consulting

The Missouri Legislature on Tuesday agreed to ban lawmakers and statewide elected officials from working as paid political consultants while in office, the first bill lawmakers have approved in a package of legislation aimed at tightening the state’s loose ethics laws.

Missouri Senate panel boosts higher education funding

Senate budget writers have agreed to boost Missouri's higher education spending, but the panel still is deliberating over budget cuts targeting the University of Missouri.

Capitol gunfire

Man shot by police after drawing weapon at US Capitol checkpoint

Police shot a man on Monday after he pulled a weapon at a U.S. Capitol checkpoint as spring tourists thronged Washington, authorities said. The suspect was previously known to police. The suspect was taken to a local hospital, and a female bystander also sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Volquez will start opener vs. Mets in World Series rematch

Edinson Volquez will start the Kansas City Royals' opener April 3 against the New York Mets in a rematch of the World Series Game 5, manager Ned Yost announced Saturday.

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Terror in Brussels

Islamic State claims deadly bombings that kill at least 34

Islamic extremists struck Tuesday in the heart of Europe, killing at least 34 people and wounding scores of others in back-to-back bombings of the Brussels airport and subway that again laid bare the continent’s vulnerability to suicide squads.

Twitter marks 10th birthday searching for followers, profits

Happy birthday, Twitter.

Obama, Castro layt bare tension

Laying bare a half-century of tensions, President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro prodded each other Monday over human rights and the longstanding U.S. economic embargo during an unprecedented joint news conference that stunned Cubans unaccustomed to their leaders being aggressively questioned.

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Elliot makes 19 saves in return, Blues beat Canucks 3-0

Brian Elliott made 19 saves in his return from injury and the St. Louis Blues handed the Vancouver Canucks their second straight shutout loss, 3-0 on Saturday night.

Rangers overcome homers by KC stars for sweep in San Antonio

Robinson Chirinos homered over the right-field fence 272 feet away and the Texas Rangers overcame home runs by Kansas City stars Eric Hosmer, Salvador Perez and Lorenzo Cain to beat the Royals 13-6 Saturday in a split-squad matchup at the Alamodome.

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Donor milk program helps babies at Boone Hospital

When Belle Meyers came into the world early on Feb. 24 at Boone Hospital Center, the tiny infant was in a predicament faced by most of the more than 200 premature babies born each year at Boone.

Friday's Men's NCAA Tournament Capsules

Games played on March 18, 2016

The second day of the NCAA Tournament Friday saw its first bracket-buster.

Missouri governor vetoes bill on union fees

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation that would require public employees to give annual written consent before union dues could be withheld from their paychecks.

Greitens slammed over donation at debate

Candidate keeps money from donor sued for sex abuse

Missouri gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens is keeping $1 million in campaign donations from a California venture capitalist accused of sexual abuse, even though fellow Republican and presidential candidate John Kasich’s super PAC is giving a contribution from the same donor to charities that fight human trafficking.

House passes half-billion dollar increase to Missouri budget

The House has voted to send a supplemental budget bill to the Senate that calls for nearly $500 million more in spending this year.

Missouri House passes limits on paid political consulting

Some Missouri lawmakers in both chambers have reached an agreement on a bill that is part of a package of ethics legislation.

Mozeliak: Cardinals take gay ex-player's allegation 'very seriously'

The St. Louis Cardinals said they're taking allegations that a gay minor-league pitcher abandoned baseball because of homophobia "very seriously."

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Kendrys Morales hits 1st spring homer, helps spark Royals

Kendrys Morales hit his first home run this spring, helping the Kansas City Royals to a 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday.

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Thursday's Men's NCAA Tournament Capsules

Games played on March 17, 2016

One 12 seed got its first NCAA Tournament win in program history. Another staged a huge comeback then hung on for a double-overtime victory. And, as usual, the No. 1 seeds have so far assured themselves a spot in the second round.

Missouri business group opposes religious objections measure

A top Missouri business association is opposing legislation to create religious protections for some businesses objecting to gay marriage.

Missouri House passes tighter rules for minors' abortions

Girls who want an abortion in Missouri would need to tell both their parents under a bill that has passed the House.

Missouri curators defend educator's firing over protests

The University of Missouri system's governing board is dismissing a national professors group's claims that an educator was unjustly fired over her run-ins with student journalists.

MU to close 2 dorms because of declining enrollment

The University of Missouri says two residence halls already scheduled for demolition will not be used this fall because of declining enrollment.

Lawmakers question bill limiting Missouri municipal fines

A proposal to limit Missouri's municipal court fines is facing some skepticism in the House after breezing through the Senate.

House votes to override Nixon’s budget limits

The Missouri House voted Wednesday to release nearly $1 million for education and health care programs the governor had restricted, invoking for the first time a constitutional power lawmakers gained less than two years ago.

Missouri lawmakers urge statewide regulations for Uber

Missouri lawmakers in both chambers say passing statewide regulations for app-based car services will lead to thousands of new jobs.

Blunt says he won't support Supreme Court nominee

Republican U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri says he will not vote for President Barack Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court.

Cardinals have lots of options at first base

There’s quite the crowd vying for playing time at first base for the St. Louis Cardinals. Matt Holliday is getting plenty of looks, giving the team a potential right-handed bat to complement left-handed hitting Brandon Moss and Matt Adams.

Missouri House passes limits on student reporter censorship

The Missouri House has passed a bill giving student journalists more leeway over their publications.

The Latest Missouri: Clinton, Trump in close contests in Missouri

Osage County runs out of GOP ballots

The latest on the presidential preference primary In Missouri.

Missouri Supreme Court: Boy Scouts not liable for abuse

The Missouri Supreme Court says the Boy Scouts of America can't be held liable for alleged sexual abuse by a scoutmaster.

Missouri Supreme Court upholds HIV-risk law

The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a woman who did not tell her sexual partner that she was HIV-positive.

Missouri Supreme Court upholds death penalty for 3 murders

The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a Kansas man convicted of killing three relatives in Missouri.

State senator proposes bill for disabled students

A Missouri senator has proposed a bill that would allow students with disabilities to receive scholarship money created through tax credits to move from the public school system to a private institution that might better suit their needs.

4 Trump protesters issued disorderly conduct citations

Kansas City police say four people who were arrested at a weekend rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump have been issued disorderly conduct citations.

Chiefs sign cornerback Fleming, wide receiver Streater

The Chiefs signed free-agent cornerback Jamell Fleming and wide receiver Rod Streater on Saturday.

Man accused of threatening Missouri judge

A 69-year-old central Missouri man faces a felony charge accusing him of threatening a circuit judge.

University of Missouri student nominated to system board

Gov. Jay Nixon has nominated a University of Missouri junior to be the next student representative to the university system’s board of curators.