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Congress weighs landmark change in Web ad privacy

Privacy watchdogs are worried about how marketers compile data about people on the Internet. Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va., is drafting a bill to address the problem.

Cavendish takes second stage of Tour of Missouri

After taking the first stage on Monday, Mark Cavendish prevailed to win the second stage Tuesday in Cape Girardeau, maintaining his overall lead.

Vande Velde withdraws from Tour of Missouri

Last year's winner decided not to continue Tuesday because of an injured hand.

Idaho lawmaker will attempt to pass bill to prohibit and punish Internet harassment

Idaho Rep. Stephen Hartgen cites the 2006 Missouri case that involved a 13-year-old girl who committed suicide after getting online taunts from a woman posing as a teenager.

Missouri National Guard using federal stimulus money for renovations

The National Guard is using the funds for 21 projects throughout the state, including barracks and training facilities.

Merrill Lynch to pay $26.5 million settlement over sales force's credentials

Missouri is one of seven states that will recieve money from the settlement.

Record low number of Missouri medical malpractice claims

The number of claims has dropped since 2005, when then-Gov. Matt Blunt and the legislature enacted a law that restricts injury lawsuits.

Ash borer doesn't seem to have spread within Missouri

The beetle, which was discovered near Detroit in 2002, was found in Wayne County last year, but it hasn't been found anywhere else in Missouri.

Missouri woman leads police on high speed chase

On Interstate 90, Olive Nightingale, drove faster than 100 mph, according to Montana Highway Patrol. The chase ended when Nightingale's vehicle drove over a set of spikes put in the road by Yellowstone County deputies.

Former Missouri state senator Smith apologizes for lies to FEC

The Republican state senator wrote a letter to family members, friends and other senators to express regret for his involvement in a 2004 plan against Russ Carnahan.

Missouri woman leads police on high speed chase on I-90

The Park Hills, Mo. woman was clocked going speeds up to 130 mph.

Springfield expected to remove law aimed at gay people

An ordinance that makes it illegal to solicit sex from someone of the same gender has been called unconstitutional by the city attorney.

Missouri National Guard using stimulus for renovations

The Missouri National Guard is using almost $3 million in stimulus money for 21 renovation projects at Camp Clark in Nevada, Mo., and other facilities.

Tour of Missouri opens in St. Louis

Mark Cavendish of Great Britain prevailed in a sprint finish of a 75-mile circuit race that opened this year's Tour of Missouri on Monday in St. Louis. 

BNSF Railway's plans in Kansas City raise environmental concerns

Several groups and individuals are concerned about BNSF's proposed freight center project near Gardner because they say diesel emissions would increase air pollution in the area.

St. Louis institute to host discussion on future of medicine

The Institute of Medicine will host a variety of medical professionals this week for a discussion about cancer and genes at the Washington University School of Medicine.

Business good on Katy Trail in St. Charles County

Business owners along the Katy Trail have seen an increase in traffic this year. More people are enjoying the trail than in past years, and the restaurants and gift shops along the route are reaping the results.

Private sector investing in Missouri charter schools

As enrollment grows, charter schools are finding ways to supplement public funds with private investors.

Jefferson City inmates design penitentiary Web site

A dozen inmates from the Jefferson City Correctional Center helped create the site for the former prison, Missouri State Penitentiary, despite a lack of experience with the Internet.

Officials: Man didn't hear train that killed him

Officials said the man didn't hear the train coming because he was wearing earphones.

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