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Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

May. 10, 2022 22:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House emphatically approved a fresh $40 billion Ukraine aid package Tuesday as lawmakers beefed up President Joe Biden’s initial request, signaling a magnified, bipartisan commitment to thwart Russian President Vladimir Putin’s bloody three-month-old invasion. ...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

May. 10, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. May 4, 2022. Editorial: Missouri has a shortage of teachers. We’ll lose more if they don’t get a pay raise It’s no secret that Missouri teachers are among the poorest paid in the country, and by some calculations pay for starting teachers is...

WWI Navy hero may get Medal of Honor 52 years after death

May. 08, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Frederick Riefkohl was the first Puerto Rican to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy. A World War I hero who led a successful showdown with a German submarine. And a World War II ship commander who retired as a rear admiral — he even has his own Wikipedia page. ...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Apr. 26, 2022 11:59 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. April 20, 2022. Editorial: Kansas, Missouri senators do nothing as veterans exposed to toxins get sick and die One by one, U.S. military veterans walked to a podium at Kansas City’s VFW headquarters Tuesday, describing the brutal effects of...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Apr. 26, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. April 20, 2022. Editorial: Kansas, Missouri senators do nothing as veterans exposed to toxins get sick and die One by one, U.S. military veterans walked to a podium at Kansas City’s VFW headquarters Tuesday, describing the brutal effects of...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Apr. 23, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Yevheniya Kravchuk, a member of the Ukrainian parliament; Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sens....

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Apr. 19, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. April 13, 2022. Editorial: Missouri should fund basic government services before passing out surplus cash Republicans criticized the Biden administration’s stimulus spending during the pandemic as wasteful, and today they point to that cash...

Greitens undeterred by abuse allegations in GOP Senate race

Apr. 18, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Eric Greitens stepped aside as Missouri's governor in 2018 amid a scandal involving accusations of blackmail, bondage and sexual assault. As he attempts a political comeback this year with a U.S. Senate bid, his ex-wife has said Greitens physically abused her and one of their...

St. Louis prosecutor, disciplinary panel reach agreement

Apr. 11, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner has reached an agreement with the Missouri Office of Disciplinary Counsel in which she acknowledges mistakes in her handling of the prosecution of former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens but won't face severe penalties for those mistakes. ...

COVID spending bill stalls in Senate as GOP, Dems stalemate

Apr. 07, 2022 00:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A compromise $10 billion measure buttressing the government’s COVID-19 defenses has stalled in the Senate and seemed all but certainly sidetracked for weeks, victim of a campaign-season fight over the incendiary issue of immigration. There was abundant...