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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Nixon says he will veto sweeping Mo. gun rights bill (06/27/16)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon plans to veto Monday a sweeping gun rights bill that would allow the concealed carry of firearms without a permit and expand residents' rights to stand and fight against perceived threats -- a move that could set up a battle with the Republican-controlled Legislature...
Galloway issues follow-up report on Pemiscot County (06/27/16)
JEFFERSON CITY -- A follow-up report on findings from a December 2015 audit of Pemiscot County has been released by Missouri state auditor Nicole Galloway. The initial report gave the county an overall performance rating of "poor," the lowest rating giving by the Auditor's office. A poor rating triggers a follow-up review to confirm whether selected audit recommendations have been implemented...
Kentucky man and his horse trot for a cause (06/27/16)
SIKESTON - Anyone that was near Town and Country RV Resort Friday may have gotten a glimpse of Thomas "Tom" Witten, 56, trekking on his Tennessee Walker horse, Traveling Rock. Sikeston was just one of many stops to their final destination -- Garrison, Colo...
'Super Saturday' (06/27/16)
Members of Tetra Pak compete against Alan Wire in the tug of war as part of "Super Saturday" of the Corporate Games at the Sikeston Sports Complex on Saturday in Sikeston.
10 Things to Know for Today (06/27/16)
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. NO LET-UP OF SHOCK WAVES FROM BREXIT Britain's decision to remove itself from the European Union brings more political turmoil as Scotland's leader threatens to block the move...
  • Oakland City Council bans coal
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Arguing health risks, the Oakland City Council unanimously voted to ban coal shipments Monday night, killing a plan to transport Utah coal to Asia through a proposed marine terminal. Backers maintained the proposal would bring badly needed jobs to an impoverished area....
  • Asian stocks mostly lower as 'Brexit' worries linger
    HONG KONG (AP) -- Most Asian stock benchmarks slipped on Tuesday as Britain's vote to quit the European Union and its messy aftermath continued to reverberate throughout global financial markets....
  • AP Source: Volkswagen reaches $14.7B emissions settlement
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Volkswagen diesel owners can choose to either sell their car back to the company or get a repair that could diminish the vehicle's performance under a settlement of claims tied to the German automaker's emissions-cheating scandal....
  • Getting overdose antidote with painkillers may cut ER visits
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Overdoses don't happen just to heroin addicts - patients who legally use strong painkillers called opioids are at risk in the nation's epidemic, too. A new study says when patients were prescribed an overdose antidote along with those medications, they made fewer painkiller-related visits to the emergency room....
  • AP FACT CHECK: Warren fudges some facts at Clinton stop
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton and liberal stalwart Elizabeth Warren campaigned together Monday in Ohio, symbolizing the coming together of the Democratic Party for Clinton's presidential campaign. A sampling of their statements and how they compare with the facts:...
The Latest from our Columnists
Paying a painful price for huckster's advice
The pain of others should not provoke humor. In this case, I'm sorry, but it does. Here's the background. You've probably heard of motivational guru Tony Robbins, the highly-photogenic mogul who promises to unlock your hidden potential by attending his somewhat costly seminars...
Bored? Try a board meeting
This summer I have tried several times to find a funny comedy at the movies, only to be disappointed each time. I should have just saved my money and gone to a Miner Board of Aldermen meeting for free. After reading month-after-month how the Miner Board struggles to get anything done I thought I would go and take a look for myself at a recent meeting. Needless to say I wasn't disappointed...
A cut above the rest
There are certain professions in our society that are afforded the privilege of knowing what's going on. They have daily contact with a number of residents within the community and more than just a few minutes to listen to their concerns. In the cities, it's the taxi cab drivers who seemed to have their thumb on the temperament of the populace. Today, Uber drivers could be added to that list...
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10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

1. NO LET-UP OF SHOCK WAVES FROM BREXIT

Britain's decision to remove itself from the European Union brings more political turmoil as Scotland's leader threatens to block the move.

2. IRAQ ADVANCES IN FIGHT AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE GROUP

A senior Iraqi military commander declares the city of Fallujah "fully liberated" from the extremists.

3. WHAT'S CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION IN PANAMA

Fireworks explode as a huge container ship makes the inaugural passage through the newly expanded Panama Canal.

4. SEVERAL STABBED IN VIOLENT CLASH IN SACRAMENTO

The injuries come as counter-protesters confront right-wing extremists who planned to rally outside the California state Capitol building.

5. WHO'S STRUCK UP AN UNUSUAL FRIENDSHIP

The campaign managers for Clinton and Sanders have become a powerful political odd couple and are engineering a graceful conclusion to the hard-fought Democratic contest.

6. TURKEY RANKLED BY POPE'S CHOICE OF WORDS

The pontiff defends his use of the term "genocide" to describe the Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians, saying that's how he has always referred to the massacre. The Turks have long rejected the term.

7. WHY TONE OF PRIDE PARADES WAS DIFFERENT

The massacre at a Florida gay nightclub tempers this year's gay pride parades, in which thousands marched in the U.S.

8. ROLLER COASTER DERAILS IN SCOTLAND

The crash of the Tsunami coaster ride at a theme park in Motherwell injures eight children and two adults.

9. PURPLE ONE TAKES CENTER STAGE AT AWARDS CEREMONY

The BET Awards plays like "The Prince Tribute Show" with performers honoring the late entertainer.

10. WIMBLEDON MISSING SEVERAL STARS

Rafael Nadal and Victoria Azarenka are sidelined by injuries and won't play this year. Maria Sharapova is serving a suspension for failing a drug test.

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