Seahawks edge Broncos in AP Pro32 power rankings

The Seahawks took over the top spot in the poll on Tuesday with 379 points. The Broncos had 377 points and the other five first-place votes, while the Chiefs dropped to third with 354 points from the 12-member panel that regularly covers the league.

Former UCI president questions Lance Armstrong's credibility

Former UCI president Hein Verbruggen says he has nothing to fear from an investigation after an interview published Monday in Britain's Daily Mail revealed Lance Armstrong claims Verbruggen instigated a cover-up of his doping in 1999.

Harassment investigation has Dolphins on edge

Bryant McKinnie, a 12th-year pro, was among the Miami Dolphins still waiting Tuesday to be interviewed by New York attorney Ted Wells and his staff in the bullying scandal surrounding the team.

Argentina tops Bosnia-Herzegovina in St. Louis exhibition

Argentina outshot Bosnia 5-1 in a 2-0 win on Monday night in St. Louis+.-, so Sergio Romero, the Argentine goalkeeper, wasn't pressed in the shutout against a country that's a first-time World Cup qualifier for next year.

Lebanon blasts: Q&A about why they happened

A suicide bombing in Beirut kills dozens underscores how sectarian the war in Syria has become and the effect of the war on the Middle East.

With George Zimmerman, dueling 911 calls raise questions

In the age of Twitter and the 24-hour news cycle, experts say a call to central dispatch can quickly become public, and is often manipulated to spin a story or even lay the groundwork for a criminal defense.

Study shows kids are less fit than their parents were

Today's kids are about 15 percent less fit than their parents were, according to health experts. Research suggests that 80 percent of young people globally may not be getting enough exercise.

Farm bill takes aim at state animal welfare laws

As written, the provision would not allow a state to impose "a standard or condition on the production or manufacture of any agricultural product sold" if the product is manufactured out of state and those standards go beyond federal law and the law of the state in which it is produced.

Gettysburg Address is a sacred but elusive text

One hundred fifty years later, Lincoln's speech still breeds admirers for its elegance and mystery.

Ronaldo's hat trick sends Portugal to World Cup

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo came out on top against fellow superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic to win 3-2 over Sweden on Tuesday, sending Portugal to the 2014 World Cup finals.

Officials report declines in Missouri unemployment rate

Missouri's unemployment rate declined to 6.5 percent in September and October, according to the state Department of Economic Development.


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Attracting better-paying jobs, taking advantage of online resources and increasing progress by focusing on specific concerns are common sense.


Ceremony marks 100th year of Twain statue

The statue, made by sculptor Frederick Hibbard of Lewis County was placed on its platform in 1913.

UPDATE: Federal judge grants stay of execution in Missouri; state appeals

A federal judge in Missouri has given a stay of execution to serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin because of concerns over the state's new execution drug.

Options low for condemned killer Franklin

Joseph Paul Franklin, 63, is scheduled to die at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Monday refused to halt the execution.