Holts Summit man found not guilty in grandmother's murder due to insanity

A Holts Summit man charged with killing his grandmother in 2012 has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity and will be committed to a state mental institution.

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Buffalo snow melt: How bad will flooding get?

What's worse than 7 feet of snow piled up in front of your house? How about the flooding that comes once those 7 feet of snow melt?

That's exactly what some Buffalonians will grapple with when temperatures Monday warm up to around 60 degrees.

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China is not finished with rate cuts

China's central bank surprised investors last week with its first rate cut in more than two years. But get used to that -- analysts say more cuts are in the pipeline.

The consensus is that the central bank will cut rates again early next year, and mov...

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Kmart workers fight against Black Friday creep

Somebody has to work on Thanksgiving, and Kmart says it does its best to staff stores with volunteers that day. But hundreds of workers say that's not good enough.

More than 600 employees have signed a petition asking that the store allow employees t...

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Cosby: From TV dad to accused sexual predator

Bill Cosby has dominated headlines for much of the last month as accusations of sexual assault pile up.

More than a dozen women have accused Cosby, many of whom say he drugged them first.

Their stories paint a starkly different picture of the man belov...

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Australian Broadcasting Corp slashes jobs, radio

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation will cut 400 jobs and close five radio production centers as government funding shrinks.

In addition to the sweeping job cuts, managing director Mark Scott told staff Monday that the ABC would review its proper...

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5 reported dead after earthquake hits China

A powerful earthquake struck a remote Tibetan region of southwestern China, reportedly killing at least five people and causing a stampede at a primary school.

It injured more than 50 people and damaged around 25,000 houses, state media reported.

The ...

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Family fights to save beloved dog

A Louisiana family is fighting to protect its beloved pit bull from a "vicious dogs" ordinance.

Joanna Armand started an online petition to protect pit bull Zeus from an uncertain fate. The petition, which asks the village of Moreauville to reverse a ...

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Baby found in storm drain days after birth

The bicyclists were on a morning ride Sunday when they heard a shocking sound coming from somewhere below them: a baby crying.

They lifted a slab off a storm drain beside the bike trail and discovered a newborn boy, police in Blacktown, Australia, sai...

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Why no word from Ferguson grand jury?

The signs pointed to the grand jury drawing near a decision as to whether Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson will be charged with a crime for fatally shooting Michael Brown.

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Buffalo's forecast: Warming + rain = flooding

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told residents in the Buffalo area to be ready to evacuate if they think floodwater caused by melting snow could reach their residences.

"It's not enough that your home has never flooded before," Cuomo said Sunday morning at...

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