Man sentenced to 40 years in prison for 2013 Columbia killing

A Boone County Judge Thursday morning sentenced Domionte Cheatum to 40 years in prison for a 2013 drug-related killing in Columbia.

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Slovakia Blood Countess

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On the trail of Slovakia's 'Blood Countess'

With a ruined centuries-old castle looming up on the hill above, the Slovakian village of Cachtice could easily take a starring role in a Gothic horror film.

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Airline profits up in first half of 2014

The top U.S. airlines earned a net profit of $3.8 billion during the first half of this year -- up from $1.6 billion during the same period last year, according to an industry group.

Bardarbunga volcano

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Will another Iceland volcano eruption hit air travel?

In 2010, an Icelandic volcano with an unpronounceable name spewed an ash cloud into the skies that disrupted travel for millions of passengers and cost airlines a small fortune. Now another Icelandic volcano is rumbling.

Hotel Zamora

From The Hotel Zamora

9 great new US beach hotels

Few travel pleasures match checking into a room few others have stayed in. From Rhode Island to Santa Barbara, South Beach to Kauai, new hotels just steps from the beach are marking their first summer -- it's not over yet! -- in business.

TSA, airport security

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No charges for accused airport security scammer

A passenger accused of posing as an airport security agent and taking women into a private screening room will not be prosecuted.

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World's best cycling cities

If you're taking a strict view on the world's most bike-friendly cities, the eventual list would mainly take in a smallish patch of northwest Europe.

One woman dies, another fighting for her life after accident on Highway 54

One woman is dead and another is fighting for her life after a crash with a semi-truck Friday afternoon.

Ebola

Centers for Disease Control

Ebola fears lead to bans in Kenya

Kenya Airways will suspend flight operations to Liberia and Sierra Leone, the latest airline to curb flights because of the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The suspension is temporary, and the airline will continue operating flights to Nigeria...

Rental car delivered to owner of recalled GM car

General Motors has recalled nearly 30 million cars this year, the most recent just weeks ago.

Cockpit

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Pilot's false arm falls off as he lands plane

It's probably one of the more unusual incidents air traffic investigators have looked into, but the good news is that when a pilot's prosthetic arm fell off during landing, no one got hurt.

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