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UPDATE: Missouri auditor Schweich explores Senate bid

During Tom Schweich's campaign for state auditor, he pledged to serve the full term. Now, he may be reconsidering.

Proposed workers' compensation bill ensures occupational disease coverage

The bill, which has been sent for approval to Gov. Jay Nixon, also would restrict certain employee lawsuits against co-workers for injuries suffered on the job.

Schweich sets up political committee for Senate campaign

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich has formed a political committee to test the waters for a U.S. Senate campaign.

UPDATE: Apple unveils new iPad with sharper screen

Apple unveiled its new iPad on Wednesday at a reveal in San Francisco. The new model has a sharper screen and faster processor and will be available next week.

Missouri fires burn across southern part of state

Winds exacerbated the damage the fires have caused in southwestern and southeastern counties as well as in Kansas. 

Defense budget cuts could cost Missouri Air Guard positions

Twenty-seven Guard positions and 11 civilian technician positions could be cut in St. Joseph.

No foul play in death of Cape Girardeau man

The body of Bobby Hennecke, 59, was found on Monday at the inlet to a diversion channel at the Cape Girardeau/Scott County line. The cause of death has not been revealed.

Missouri House backs bill to punish shaken baby deaths

Under the bill, child abuse on a child younger than 2 years old would result in five to 15 years in prison.

USA Today's Christine Brennan speaks of sports' role on women's lives

The award-winning sports columnist spoke Wednesday at Columbia College about the importance Title IX had in shaping women's lives beyond the playing field.

Columbia College men's and women's basketball teams get NAIA tournament berths

Both of Columbia College's basketball teams received berths in the 32-team National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics tournaments and will begin play next week. 

Missouri Democrats end delay to vote on workplace discrimination legislation

After five hours of deliberation by the state Democrats on the proposed legislation that would change the state's rules for lawsuits over workplace discrimination, the Democrats are no longer delaying the vote for the proposed legislation. The Senate is expected to vote on the bill Thursday.

Romney encourages rivals to fold

Mitt Romney nudged his Republican opponents toward the sidelines Wednesday and said he was on track to wrap up the presidential nomination before the party convention next summer.

Two more captive deer in Missouri test postive for chronic wasting disease

The diseased white-tailed deer were killed at Heartland Wildlife Ranches in Macon County.

FROM READERS: Second annual Voluntary Action Center trivia night raises $6,800

The trivia night took place Tuesday and was hosted by Veterans United Home Loans. 

Brown Shoe posts $8.2 million fourth quarter loss

The St. Louis-based company's shares tumbled $1.28, or 9.7 percent, Wednesday morning. About 155 employees will lose their jobs.

Syrian officials open deserted Baba Amr neighborhood to Red Cross

Amid accusations of atrocities in Baba Amr and other cities, the U.S. Defense Secretary hesitates unilateral action without a "mission."

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