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UPDATE: 3 dead after shooting near Texas A&M

A police officer, male civilian and the gunman were among three people killed in a shooting near the Texas A&M campus. Police don't know if the shooter was a student at the university.

 

12 states, including Missouri, have high adult obesity rates

Missouri is among the states with at least 30 percent of the adult population listed as obese. Colorado was lowest.

MU rural-doctor program receives national recognition

The medical school's program that places doctors in rural areas recently was honored with a top award by the National Area Health Education Center Organization.

Social Security surplus dwarfed by future deficit

Social Security trustees project the surplus will be gone in 2033. Unless Congress acts, Social Security would only collect enough tax revenue each year to pay about 75 percent of benefits, triggering an automatic reduction.

FACT CHECK: Social Security adds to budget deficit

Social Security's shortfalls are adding to the federal budget deficit, in a roundabout way. The rest of the government has been running such huge deficits over the years that it has spent all of the surpluses accumulated by Social Security.

Social Security cheap compared with Europe's pensions

On average, European pensions are more much generous than Social Security, providing retirees with benefits that come closer to matching the wages they earned when they were working.

Paul Ryan's Medicare plan would be tricky to pull off

The GOP vice presidential candidate also has proposed to sharply rein in Medicaid and turn it over to the states. Usually thought of as part of the low-income safety net, Medicaid also covers nursing home care for disabled middle-class elders.

How Paul Ryan's budget plan differs from Obama's

Romney calls his running mate an intellectual leader of the party with a "bold and exciting" budget plan. But Romney also has been careful to note, without elaboration, that he doesn't necessarily agree with all of Ryan's ideas.

Rams drop plans to play in London in 2013, 2014

The Rams will go ahead with plans to play a home game against the New England Patriots at London's Wembley Stadium on Oct. 28.

Missouri, Kansas universities seek out-of-state students

About 35 percent of MU's freshmen this fall are from out of state. That's more than double the 17 percent out-of-state enrollment a decade ago.

ANALYSIS: Prayer, ads may have aided Todd Akin in Missouri Senate bid

A constitutional amendment on prayer proved to be a strong motivator for many Christian voters and may have contributed to Todd Akin's relatively comfortable margin of victory.

'F-bomb,' 'aha moment' added to mainstream Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary

In all, the company picks about 100 additions for the 114-year-old dictionary's annual update, gathering evidence of usage over several years in everything from media to the labels of beer bottles and frozen food.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Dirty money loses in primary election; time to outlaw it

Many candidates who received money from unethical sources were defeated in the primary election, demonstrating a voter-approved mandate for lawmakers to remove  dirty money from Missouri's political realm.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Find a fair malpractice path in Missouri

Rather than entering into another contentious debate about “greedy trial lawyers” versus patients’ rights, Missouri leaders should look at new ways to handle medical malpractice claims.

Meningitis vaccination urged for children

Meningitis is rare, but often deadly. It can be spread through common school activities such as sharing water bottles and drinking glasses.

Conservation officials seek help from Missouri hunters

The survey, mailed to participating bow hunters, has helped the state agency manage wildlife and set hunting rules.

UPDATE: 3 injured in shooting near Texas A&M

Two police officers and another person have been injured. Police don't know if the shooter was a student at the university in College Station, Texas. 

Texas A&M: Active shooter on campus apprehended

Multiple people have been shot, including law enforcement, College Station police say.

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