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Beshear vs. Bevin political showdown set in Kentucky

In Kentucky political circles, Beshear vs. Bevin has become shorthand for the bitter feud between the state's governor and attorney general over legal issues with sweeping implications for the future. More>>

Former judge files new motions in Jussie Smollett case

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CHICAGO (AP) - A former judge who wants a special prosecutor appointed in the Jussie Smollett case is back in court with new motions to obtain her goal. 

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Blues beat Sharks, march on to Stanley Cup Final

The St. Louis Blues are marching into the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in decades. More>>

Kentucky AG Beshear wins Democratic gov. primary

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Attorney General Andy Beshear has won the Democratic nomination for governor in Kentucky, setting up a showdown with his political nemesis - Republican incumbent Matt Bevin.

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St. Louis airport reopens after storm shutdown

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Flights have resumed at Lambert Airport in St. Louis after a temporary halt caused by a severe storm.

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Man killed in southern Indiana house explosion identified

A coroner has released the name of the man who was killed when an explosion leveled a home in southern Indiana. More>>

Storm flips campers at race track, causes renewed flooding

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WHEATLAND, Mo. (AP) - A severe weather system that formed in the Plains rumbled across Missouri Monday night and into Tuesday, bringing damaging winds along with heavy rain that added even more water to already flooded rivers.

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New garment manufacturer to open this year in St. Louis

A new $5 million garment manufacturing facility is planned in St. Louis' Grand Center neighborhood. More>>

Court: University fails to follow open-records law

An appeals court says the University of Kentucky failed to follow open-records law in a dispute with the campus newspaper over its pursuit of documents in a sexual harassment investigation. More>>

Investigation into Greitens' staff's social media use ended

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is closing an investigation into whether former Gov. Eric Greitens improperly used his office staff to work on his campaign's social media accounts. More>>

5 students involved in meth incident at middle school

Authorities say five students were involved in an incident involving methamphetamine at a Kentucky middle school. More>>

Texas dam collapse caught on camera Video included

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(CNN) --  The partial structure failure took place at the Dunlap Dam in New Braufels.  The break sent water cascading briskly through the 91-year-old dam's middle gate.

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Logistics firm hiring for 500 cargo jobs at Rockford airport

A logistics company says it plans to add 500 jobs at Chicago Rockford International Airport. More>>

Illinois encourages recycling of farm-chemical containers

Illinois agriculture officials are encouraging farmers and agrichemical facilities to save empty chemical containers for recycling late this summer. More>>

Semi-trailer hauling honey overturns along Indiana highway

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HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) - A semi-trailer hauling honey overturned on a northwestern Indiana highway, spilling some of the sticky substance and restricting travel for hours.

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Search area widens for missing toddler in eastern Kentucky

Officials have widened the search area for a 22-month-old boy who disappeared Sunday evening from his rural Kentucky home. More>>

Police: Gunshots meant for someone else killed Peoria boy

Authorities in Peoria say a 4-year-old boy died when gunfire intended for someone else struck him three times in the back and arm. More>>

Teacher accused bathroom recordings pleads not guilty

A former Kentucky teacher has pleaded not guilty to charges that he placed a video recorder in a bathroom at a high school. More>>

New plan aims to end HIV in Illinois by the year 2030

A new plan has been introduced that aims to end HIV in Illinois by the year 2030. More>>

'Heartbeat' abortion ban to be debated in Missouri Senate

Missouri senators are set to take up one of the nation's most restrictive proposed abortion bans. More>>

Comedian Tim Conway of 'The Carol Burnett Show' dies at 85

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NEW YORK (AP) - Tim Conway, the stellar second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show, has died, according to his publicist. 

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Transgender inmate sues; seeks transfer to female prison

A transgender prisoner is suing Illinois' Department of Corrections, accusing it of doing too little to protect her from abuse for over 15 years and requesting an order transferring her to a women's prison. More>>

Block of downtown St. Louis closed due to suspicious package

A mysterious package found at a St. Louis TV station caused a brief scare, but it turned out it contained neither an explosive nor a hazardous substance. More>>

Dog disease that can be passed to humans confirmed in Iowa

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials say a dog disease that can be passed to humans has been confirmed in Iowa.

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St. Louis Zoo orangutan turns 50

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A popular animal at the St. Louis Zoo is celebrating milestone birthday: Merah the Sumatran orangutan is 50 years old.

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Authorities look for missing Illinois man in Missouri

Authorities are looking for a missing Illinois man whose vehicle was found in a suburban St. Louis park. More>>

Illinois State University freezes tuition, room and board

Illinois State University is freezing tuition and room and board rates for the next academic year. More>>

Illinois revenue bump spurs debate over Pritzker tax hikes

Illinois lawmakers and Gov. J.B. Pritzker have learned that the state's take from income taxes in April was $4 billion - 60% higher than anticipated. More>>

Former judge files new motions in Jussie Smollett case

A former judge who wants a special prosecutor appointed in the Jussie Smollett case is back in court with new motions to obtain her goal. More>>

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