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Missouri senator wants texting ban as secondary offense

A bill discussed Wednesday would prohibit drivers of all ages from texting while driving, but police would have to pull motorists over for a separate violation before they could write a ticket for texting.

Retired manager La Russa to manage NL All-Stars

This will be his sixth appearance as an All-Star team manager. The game will be played July 10 in Kansas City.

New first-time farming loan guarantees available in Missouri

The new loans are part of the state's Linked Deposit Program, designed to give farms and small businesses low-interest loans.

Missouri's Amtrak passenger train service causing debt to federal government

MoDot officials predict train, which runs between St. Louis and Kansas City, will owe Amtrak $2.9 million by the end of the next fiscal year.

Obama, GOP candidates offer campaign preview

In a campaign-style appearance in Iowa, President Barack Obama said Congress should approve a tax increase for anyone whose income exceeds $1 million a year.

Islamists, liberals square off in Egypt's Tahrir Square

Cairo's Tahrir Square was transformed into the focal point of the rivalry between revolutionary activists and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Aid worker rescued by Navy Seals described as devout, driven

Jessica Buchanan, 32, was rescued along with Poul Hagen Thisted, a 60-year-old Dane. The two were working with a demining unit when gunmen kidnapped them in October.

Ohio orangutan is first to receive implanted birth control device

The Bornean orangutan is the first animal of its kind in North America to receive the contraceptive. The device was intended for human use.

Suspect in Ohio Craigslist case pleads not guilty

An attorney for Richard Beasley, 52, entered the plea Wednesday. Beasley is accused of three men and wounding a fourth after luring them with a Craiglist job advertisement.

UM System curator nominees face possible withdrawal from consideration

The nominations of two Missouri curators appear in jeopardy as Gov. Jay Nixon attempts to withdraw their names from consideration.

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