UPDATE: Missouri company seeks horses slaughter permit

Springfield company works with federal officials so facility can humanely handle animals.

Kansas City diocese reaches settlement in abuse case

The diocese said in a statement that it chose to settle the claim "in consideration of the financial and emotional toll on all parties of an anticipated four-week trial."


Studies: Cyberspying targeting South Korea, U.S. military

McAfee Labs said the malware was designed to find and upload information referring to U.S. forces in South Korea, joint exercises or even the word "secret."

Nixon signs bill that restricts use of welfare funds

New law prohibits recipients from using funds at liquor stores, casinos and strip clubs.