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Ferguson attorney: Brown family settlement is $1.5M

The $1.5 million awarded this week to the parents of Michael Brown is the latest of several large settlements involving killings of black people by police, but it’s far from the largest.

Mizzou to rent out empty dorm rooms for football games

Families and fans will be able to rent rooms in University of Missouri-Columbia residence halls for football games and other campus events starting this fall.

University of Missouri revokes Bill Cosby’s honorary degree

The University of Missouri’s Board of Curators has voted unanimously to revoke an honorary degree it granted to Bill Cosby.

Trump now suggests he was trying to keep FBI director honest by teasing to release tapes

President Donald Trump suggested he was just trying to keep fired FBI Director James Comey honest with his cryptic tweet implying there might be recordings of their private conversations.

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After threat and weeks of teasing, Trump finally says he didn't record meetings with Comey

President Donald Trump said Thursday he "did not make" and doesn't have any recordings of his private conversations with ousted FBI Director James Comey, speaking up on Twitter after a month-long guessing game that began with him delivering an ominous warning and ended with his administration ensnared in more scandal.

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Senate GOP releases 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard

Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid and erase tax boosts that helped Obama finance his expansion of coverage. The measure encountered immediate trouble as four GOP senators said they opposed it but were open to negotiations.

Mom: Police officer could have prevented daughter from drowning

The mother of a University of Missouri-Kansas City student who drove into the Missouri River and drowned after a traffic stop said her daughter was "hammered" and shouldn't have been allowed to drive.

Current, former U.S. officials detail Russian cyberattacks aimed at helping Trump; 21 states targeted

A sinister portrait of Russia's cyberattacks on the U.S. emerged Wednesday as current and former U.S. officials told Congress Moscow stockpiled stolen information and selectively disseminated it during the 2016 presidential campaign to undermine the American political process.

Republican Handel wins Georgia House seat in key contest

Republican Karen Handel has won a nationally watched congressional election in Georgia, avoiding an upset that would have rocked Washington ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

U.S. Supreme Court says law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional; ruling expected to help Redskins

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks in a ruling that is expected to help the Washington Redskins in their legal fight over the team name.

KU freshman found dead on Sunday killed by alcohol, father says

We'll see plenty of sunshine throughout the day, but cooler temperatures hang tough as we top out around 35. North winds of 10-20 mph. Overnight, we're looking at mostly clear skies. Lows around 18. In today's news: Father says alcohol ...

New record set for biggest pumpkin

The Minnesota gourd weighed in at 1,810 pounds.

70-year-olds skydive for birthday

A group of high school graduates from Minnesota celebrated their 70th birthdays by skydiving. Seven classmates took part in the adventure.

Rubber ducks take over Chicago river

About 33,000 rubber ducks were dumped into the river in Chicago in support of the Special Olympics. The fundraiser allowed participants to buy single ducks or a "quack pack" of six.

Topeka giraffe to make national debut

Hope, a young giraffe at the Topeka Zoo, is garnering national attention after undergoing surgery to repair problems with its legs. The staff at the zoo is also expected another baby giraffe to be born in the near future. Hope will appear on the Today Show on Sunday.

Arizona immigration law goes into effect

The most controversial parts of the law have been put on hold by a federal judge.

Toyota recalls 400,000 vehicles

The vehicles were recalled after a potential problem was discovered with the steering.

Pony swim an annual tradition in east

The ponies are auctioned off after the swim in Virginia.

Missouri men catch record-setting fish

Two St. Louis men caught a 130 pound catfish. The catfish, if confirmed, would set a new world record.

Lawrence youth takes second in Braille contest

Lawrence youth Luther Fuller took home a second place finish in the National Braille Challenge held during the weekend. Luther placed second in his age group at the contest and was awarded a $1,000 savings bond.

Homeless shelter in national spotlight

The Lawrence Community Shelter spent some time in the national spotlight Wednesday. Good Morning America spent talked with shelter director Loring Henderson Wednesday morning.

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