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Pumpjacks operating at the Kern River Oil Field are seen in Bakersfield, Calif., on Jan. 16, 2015
Sep 18, 2023

California lawsuit says oil giants deceived public on climate, seeks funds for storm damage

The state of California filed a lawsuit against some of the world’s largest oil and gas companies, claiming they deceived the public about the risks of fossil fuels now faulted for climate change-related storms and wildfires that caused billions of dollars in damage, officials said Saturday.

William Null gestures with his hands while seated and speaking during a trial in a courtroom
Sep 15, 2023

Jury clears 3 men in last trial tied to the plot to kidnap Whitmer

A jury acquitted three men Friday in the last trial connected to a plan to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a scheme that was portrayed as an example of homegrown terrorism on the eve of the 2020 presidential election.

Gabriel Gore
Sep 14, 2023

Charges in St. Louis more than doubled after embattled St. Louis prosecutor resigned

Criminal prosecutions have more than doubled in St. Louis since the city’s progressive prosecutor resigned under fire.

Workers raise a duck boat that sank in Table Rock Lake in 2018
Sep 14, 2023

New rules for repurposed duck boats aim to improve safety after drownings

Five years after 17 people died when a duck boat sank on a Missouri lake, the U.S. Coast Guard has issued new rules for the amphibious World War II vessels retrofitted for tourist excursions.

The Missouri Capitol
Sep 13, 2023

Missouri court upholds state Senate districts in the first test of revised redistricting rules

A Missouri judge has upheld the constitutionality of the state's Senate districts in a case that provided the first legal test of revised redistricting criteria approved by voters.

A judge's gavel resting atop several open books with a spotlight on the gavel and block
Sep 12, 2023

Missouri clinic halts transgender care for minors in wake of new state law

A Missouri clinic will stop prescribing puberty blockers and hormones to minors for the purpose of gender transition, citing a new state law that the clinic says “creates unsustainable liability” for health care workers.

A shot of a nearly empty Arrowhead Stadium before a game on Dec. 12, 2021, with the silhouettes of two fans shown from behind in the foreground
Sep 12, 2023

Missouri’s pro sports teams push to get legal sports gambling on 2024 ballot

A coalition of Missouri's professional sports teams is backing a new effort to legalize sports betting that could put the issues to voters on the 2024 ballot.

Missouri state capitol building
Sep 11, 2023

Missouri constitutional amendment would ban local gun laws, limit minors’ access to firearms

A newly proposed constitutional amendment would prohibit St. Louis and other Missouri cities from cracking down on guns. The petition filed this week would also require parental permission for minors to use and carry firearms.

Lindsey Graham sits in front of a desk and microphone as he speaks during a hearing
Sep 8, 2023

Georgia special grand jury recommended charges against 39 people, including Sen. Lindsey Graham

A special grand jury investigating efforts to overturn Georgia’s 2020 presidential election results recommended indictments against a much larger group than prosecutors ultimately charged, including one current and two former U.S. senators.

The Google logo in front of the company's London headquarters
Sep 7, 2023

Google reaches tentative settlement with all 50 states over alleged app store monopoly

All 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have reached an agreement in principle with Google to settle a lawsuit filed in 2021 over the tech giant’s alleged monopolistic control of the distribution of apps for the software that runs most of the world’s cellphones.

A judge's gavel resting atop several open books with a spotlight on the gavel and block
Sep 7, 2023

Florida man riding human-sized hamster wheel in Atlantic Ocean faces federal charges

A Florida man who was attempting to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a man-made hamster wheel is facing federal charges after it took the U.S. Coast Guard five days to bring him ashore.

Close-up Of Male Judge In Front Of Mallet Holding Documents
Sep 6, 2023

Missouri inmate convicted of killing cop says judges shouldn’t get to hand down death sentences

A man awaiting sentencing for killing a Missouri police officer is challenging the constitutionality of a state law that allows judges to hand down the death sentence.

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