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Why would GOP candidate for Missouri governor kill himself?

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's auditor, who fatally shot himself in an apparent suicide, had vowed to take down the state's most powe... Full Story

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  • Why would GOP candidate for Missouri governor kill himself?
    Why would GOP candidate for Missouri governor kill himself?

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's auditor, who fatally shot himself in an apparent suicide, had vowed to take down the state's most powerful politicians and donors, including his fellow Republicans, when he launched an anti-corruption campaign for governor last month.

  • 8 shot to death, including gunman, in Missouri rampage
    8 shot to death, including gunman, in Missouri rampage

    TYRONE, Mo. (AP) — A man who authorities say may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother went on a house-to-house shooting rampage in a small town in the Missouri Ozarks, killing seven people before taking his own life.

  • Testimony: Several Hernandez texts are missing from phone
    Testimony: Several Hernandez texts are missing from phone

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Texts and phone records shown to jurors Friday in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez showed that several messages he exchanged with a co-defendant before the killing were deleted from his phone.

  • Parents of slain journalist: Next 'Jihadi John' is on way
    Parents of slain journalist: Next 'Jihadi John' is on way

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The parents of an American journalist beheaded by the Islamic State group say they are surprised a college-educated, London-raised man is the masked militant known as "Jihadi John" from the video of their son's slaying but also realize stopping him won't end the bloodshed.

  • Driver freed without charges in California train crash
    Driver freed without charges in California train crash

    OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Federal investigators said a pickup truck driver who turned on to railroad tracks before a crash that derailed a California commuter train made a "mistake," while prosecutors released him from jail as they considered whether to pursue criminal charges.

  • Black Madam: Amber Rose hired me for buttocks injections

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Gothic hip-hop artist charged with killing a London break dancer with an illegal buttocks injection name-dropped her way through testimony Friday, claiming that one of the celebrities who sought her out became "a walking billboard" for her work.

  • Native American tribes converge to discuss pot legalization
    Native American tribes converge to discuss pot legalization

    TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — Tribal representatives from around the country are converging in Washington state to discuss the risks and rewards of marijuana legalization.

  • New charges for group that disrupted Supreme Court
    New charges for group that disrupted Supreme Court

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors took a hard line Thursday with demonstrators who participated in a rare disruption inside the U.S. Supreme Court, adding additional charges against them and saying disrupting the high court is different from other protests in the nation's capital.

  • Indiana may allow 'baby boxes' for surrendering newborns
    Indiana may allow 'baby boxes' for surrendering newborns

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — On the outside, the metal box looks like an oversized bread container. But what's inside could save an abandoned newborn's life.

  • Head injury to suspect as child could be used by defense

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A fractured skull suffered by an infant nearly two decades ago at the hands of his father might become a factor as lawyers defend the now 19-year-old man against charges connected to the killing of a Las Vegas mother in a neighborhood gunbattle, his lawyer said Friday.

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