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Since 1870, the Humane Society of Missouri has been dedicated to second chances. We provide a safe and caring haven to all animals in need – large and small – that have been abused, neglected or abandoned. Our mission is to end the cycle of abuse and pet overpopulation through our rescue and investigation efforts, spay/neuter programs and educational classes. ... Read More »

Make A Little Love Week!

Not enough love in the world? Bud and Broadway want to make a little! With the recent hurricanes, earthquakes and politics, Bud and Broadway present: Make a Little Love Week! Call Bud and Broadway every morning at 6:50 and share how you or someone you know is makin’ a little love! You don’t have to fly to a foreign country ... Read More »

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Not enough love in the world? Bud and Broadway want to make a little! With the recent hurricanes, earthquakes and politics, Bud and Broadway present: Make a Little Love Week! Call Bud and Broadway every morning at 6:50 and share how you or someone you know is makin’ a little love! You don’t have to fly to a foreign country ... Read More »

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  • Searches go on dig as Mexico City reopens just 1% of schools

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Search teams are still digging in dangerous piles of rubble hoping against the odds to find survivors at collapsed buildings, while officials say they have so far cleared only 103 of Mexico City’s nearly 9,000 schools to reopen Monday. The need to inspect 98 percent of the capital’s public and private schools nearly a week after ...
  • Rachael Bryant

    Church stoked tithing with unemployment scam, ex-members say

    SPINDALE, North Carolina (AP) — When Randy Fields’ construction company faced potential ruin because of the cratering economy, he pleaded with his pastor at Word of Faith Fellowship church to reduce the amount of money he was required to tithe every week. To his shock, Fields said church founder Jane Whaley proposed a divine plan that would allow him to ...
  • AP Top International News at 12:08 a.m. EDT

    The Latest: Merkel’s bloc comes 1st in German election Trump replaces travel ban with new restrictions Searches go on dig as Mexico City reopens just 1% of schools Puerto Ricans hunt for precious Wi-Fi and cell signals Witnesses: Many Rohingya still trying to flee Myanmar
  • AP Top Political News at 12:08 a.m. EDT

    The Latest: Senate Republicans offer new health bill Opposition from GOP senators grows, jeopardizes health bill Bannon to conservatives: Fear ‘corrupt’ GOP establishment EPA clarifies earlier FEMA statement on Texas toxic sites Treasury chief: First Amendment for players _ off the field US military kills 17 ISIS militants in Libya airstrikes Trump replaces travel ban with new restrictions President’s criticisms ...
  • AP Top News at 12:08 a.m. EDT

    Trump replaces travel ban with new restrictions President’s criticisms spark more protests at NFL games The Latest: Senate Republicans offer new health bill Church stoked tithing with unemployment scam, ex-members say Lawyer: Kushner used personal email for some WH messages Merkel wins 4th term as nationalists enter German parliament Searches go on dig as Mexico City reopens just 1% of ...
  • Lindsey Graham, Sen. Roy Blunt, John Cornyn, Bill Cassidy, John Thune, Mitch McConnell

    The Latest: Senate Republicans offer new health bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican push on health care (all times local): 11:55 p.m. Senate Republicans are adding billions of dollars to their teetering health care bill, hoping to win support from GOP senators who may be opposing the legislation. According to documents obtained by The Associated Press, a new version of the measure would add $14.5 ...
  • China insurance regulator sent to prosecutors in graft probe

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s top anti-corruption agency says the country’s former insurance regulator has been expelled from the ruling Communist Party and turned over to prosecutors to face criminal charges. A weekend statement by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection says Xiang Junbo is accused of taking bribes and other offenses. Xiang, who was dismissed as chairman of the China ...
  • Justin Timberlake

    Justin Timberlake declares love for Tenn at home state set

    FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis native Justin Timberlake returned to his home state for one of his few performances this year to declare his love for Tennessee. Timberlake performed on Saturday in Franklin, Tennessee, at the Pilgrimage Festival, a 3-year-old music festival that he now co-produces and is conveniently close to his current home in Middle Tennessee. The pop singer ...
  • Stephen Curry

    Trump comments on Curry, NFL protests anger athletes

    SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation Saturday from league executives and star players alike. Wading into thorny issues of race and politics, Trump’s comments in a Friday night speech and ...
  • Demi Lovato

    Demi Lovato to help war-scarred children in Iraq

    NEW YORK (AP) — Demi Lovato was named a Global Citizen ambassador at the organization’s annual music festival Saturday, championing the mental health of thousands of children displaced within Iraq and other vulnerable communities. The singer and Global Citizen will fund the expansion of a Save the Children pilot program, Healing and Education through the Arts, to violence-scarred young people ...
  • Stephen Curry

    Trump comments on Curry, NFL protests anger athletes

    SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation Saturday from league executives and star players alike. Wading into thorny issues of race and politics, Trump’s comments in a Friday night speech and ...
  • Charles Bradley

    Soul singer Charles Bradley dead at 68

    NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Bradley, known as the “Screaming Eagle of Soul” for a powerful, raspy style that evoked one of his musical heroes, James Brown, died Saturday at age 68. Bradley, who achieved success later in life with his 2011 debut album “No Time for Dreaming,” was diagnosed with stomach cancer in the fall of 2016 and underwent ...
  • Dandy Yankee

    Daddy Yankee’s fans fill 4 trucks with donations in NY

    NEW YORK (AP) — When Daddy Yankee calls, people answer. So when the reggaeton star went on social media to ask fans to help victims of Hurricane Maria in his native Puerto Rico and the earthquake in Mexico, his fans delivered with an avalanche of donations. Diapers, bottled water, mosquito repellent and batteries for flashlights were some of the provisions ...
  • Shawn Mendes

    Mendes donates $100k to Mexican earthquake relief

    Shawn Mendes has launched an online fundraiser to help those affected by the Mexican earthquake just days after he escaped safely from the quake ahead of a planned show in Mexico City, an incident he called “pretty scary.” The Canadian singer-songwriter and his manager, Andrew Gertler, have gotten things started with a $100,000 donation to the fundraiser on GoFundMe’s Crowdrise ...
  • The Latest: More than 200 NFL players don’t stand for anthem

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sports world reacting to President Donald Trump’s remarks about pro football (all times Eastern): 9 p.m. When you add up the numbers, about one in eight NFL players did not stand for the national anthem this weekend. AP reporters and photographers counted the players kneeling or sitting at every NFL game Sunday. ...
  • Trump tweet, NFL response escalate drama of Sunday games

    The owners of the Baltimore Ravens, the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and other teams on Sunday joined a chorus of NFL executives criticizing President Donald Trump’s suggestion that they fire players who kneel for the national anthem. The statements, including those from Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, contrasted a morning tweet from Trump and ...
  • Donald Trump

    NFL commissioner, players’ union angrily denounce Trump

    SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — The National Football League and its players’ union on Saturday angrily denounced President Donald Trump for suggesting that owners fire players who kneel during the national anthem and that fans consider walking out in protest “when somebody disrespects our flag.” “Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game ...
  • Donald Trump

    Trump says NFL should fire players who kneel during anthem

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump says National Football League owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. And he’s encouraging spectators to walk out in protest. In an extended riff during a freewheeling rally speech in Alabama Friday night, Trump also bemoaned that football games have become less violent. “They’re ruining the game,” he complained. Several ...
  • Sean Hannity

    Hannity boycott call fizzling, at least publicly

    NEW YORK (AP) — More than a month after a liberal advocacy group publicly called on advertisers to boycott Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News Channel, luxury carmaker Cadillac has been the only new company to publicly back away from the program. While Hannity has appeared largely impervious to the efforts against him, opponents say they’re not giving up. Meanwhile, ...
  • Kylie Jenner

    Reports say Kylie Jenner is pregnant with first child

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Is there going to be another addition to the Jenner-Kardashian clan? Several media outlets, including TMZ and People, are reporting Friday that 20-year-old Kylie Jenner, the youngest member of the reality show family, is expecting a child with her boyfriend Travis Scott. Reps did not confirm the pregnancy, however, and did not immediately respond to The ...
  • Bill Clinton

    Showtime making series of Clinton-Patterson thriller

    NEW YORK (AP) — Showtime has won a bidding war to develop former President Bill Clinton and powerhouse author James Patterson’s upcoming thriller, “The President is Missing,” into a television series. The network announced the deal Friday, months away from the book’s publication next June. In the collaboration with Patterson, Clinton provides an insider’s perspective of having been in the ...
  • ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ dethrones ‘It’ with $39M debut

    NEW YORK (AP) — The R-rated spy comedy “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” displaced the horror sensation “It” as the No. 1 film in North America, while the second “Lego Movie” spinoff of the year didn’t assemble the expected audience. The 20th Century Fox release opened with a weekend-leading $39 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday. But “It” still continues ...
  • British actor, director Fiennes gets his Serbian passport

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — British actor and director Ralph Fiennes has received a Serbian passport from the Balkan country’s president after he was granted citizenship earlier this month. President Aleksandar Vucic handed the passport to Fiennes at a meeting Sunday in the Serbian presidency building in Belgrade. Vucic says “we Serbs are happy to have you as a friend and ...
  • Jake Gyllenhaal, Jeff Bauman

    ‘Stronger,’ new movie about marathon bombing, hits theaters

    BOSTON (AP) — A new film starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman is hitting theaters nationwide. “Stronger” captures Bauman recalibrating his life after losing both legs in the April 2013 bombings near the marathon finish line. Tatiana Maslany plays Bauman’s then-girlfriend, Erin Hurley. It’s based on Bauman’s 2014 memoir of the same name. The movie premiered ...
  • Key figure in Northern Ireland peace work subject of film

    BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. premiere of a documentary about Roman Catholic politician John Hume and his efforts in the Northern Ireland peace process is being held in Boston. A screening of “In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America” is the opening-night film of the Boston Film Festival that starts Friday. Narrated by actor Liam Neeson, the film ...
  • 4 detained in probe linked to film on Russian czar’s affair

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian police have detained four people suspected of an arson attack linked to a movie about the last Russian czar’s affair with a ballerina, officials said Thursday. “Matilda,” which is set to be released in October, has sparked harsh criticism from hard-line nationalists and some Orthodox believers in Russia, who see it as blasphemy against the emperor, ...
  • Bernie Casey

    Bernie Casey, pro football player turned actor, dies

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bernie Casey, a professional football player turned poet, painter and actor known for parts in films such as “Revenge of the Nerds” and “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka,” has died. He was 78. Casey died Tuesday in Los Angeles after a brief illness, his talent agent Erin Connor said. Born in West Virginia in 1939 and ...
  • Japanese video gaming adapting new tech for familiar titles

    CHIBA, Japan (AP) — The Japanese video game industry is finding its way out of the doldrums by adapting new technology for decades-old titles. And that energy was evident at the annual Tokyo Game Show, which opened to media Thursday before opening to the public over the weekend. “Our old fans used to play Japanese games, and those people are ...
  • New York Gov. Cuomo pledges state aid effort for Puerto Rico

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday launched a state effort to help Puerto Rico. The Democrat announced the relief effort after visiting the hurricane-ravaged island Friday. It will encourage residents statewide to donate goods and will raise funds from the business community for organizations in Puerto Rico. It also will include efforts from medical professionals ...
  • Saudi festivities stress unity amid political, economic woes

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia is celebrating its National Day with an array of family-friendly festivities, including allowing women to enter the main stadium in the capital, Riyadh, for the first time, to see a performance recounting the country’s founding 87 years ago. The King Fahd stadium has previously been reserved for male-only crowds to watch soccer matches. ...
  • Justin Timberlake

    Justin Timberlake declares love for Tenn at home state set

    FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis native Justin Timberlake returned to his home state for one of his few performances this year to declare his love for Tennessee. Timberlake performed on Saturday in Franklin, Tennessee, at the Pilgrimage Festival, a 3-year-old music festival that he now co-produces and is conveniently close to his current home in Middle Tennessee. The pop singer ...
  • Demi Lovato

    Demi Lovato to help war-scarred children in Iraq

    NEW YORK (AP) — Demi Lovato was named a Global Citizen ambassador at the organization’s annual music festival Saturday, championing the mental health of thousands of children displaced within Iraq and other vulnerable communities. The singer and Global Citizen will fund the expansion of a Save the Children pilot program, Healing and Education through the Arts, to violence-scarred young people ...
  • Melania Trump

    US first lady to Invictus athletes: ‘Bring home the gold’

    TORONTO (AP) — U.S. first lady Melania Trump on Saturday encouraged the American team participating in an Olympic-style competition for wounded service members and veterans to take their “fighting spirit” and “bring home the gold.” Mrs. Trump also applauded the team members for their contributions, calling them “our heroes.” “On behalf of my husband and our entire country, I want ...
  • Stephen Curry

    Trump’s comments about anthem, Curry inflame sports stars

    SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation from league executives and star players alike on Saturday. Wading into thorny issues of race and politics, Trump’s comments in a Friday night speech ...
  • Italy’s 5-Star party picks its next candidate for premier

    ROME (AP) — Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement opened a new phase in its quest for the country’s premiership Saturday by choosing Luigi Di Maio as its candidate and party leader to take the reins from founder Beppe Grillo. Movement members cast ballots online for one of eight candidates but there was never any contest as Di Maio, the 31-year-old vice ...