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KMBZ News Staff
August 06, 2019 - 7:17 am
Data show 73 percent of adults who die leave behind at least some outstanding debt, but what happens to those unmet obligations? The average total balance debt at time of death is just shy of $62,000, but financial advisor Bridget Burgess said that number is somewhat misleading. "A big portion of...
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FILE - This May 20, 2019 file photo shows marijuana plants in a grow room using green lights during their night cycle in Gardena, Calif. According to research released on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, archaeologists have unearthed the earliest direct evidence of people smoking marijuana from a 2,500-year-old graveyard in western China. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
AP News Staff
June 12, 2019 - 1:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Archaeologists have unearthed the earliest direct evidence of people smoking marijuana from a 2,500-year-old graveyard in western China. The evidence comes from 10 wooden bowls found in a complex of lofty tombs situated among the Pamir Mountains. Using new techniques for chemical...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2018 file photo, Jason Momoa arrives at the premiere of "Aquaman" at TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Momoa on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 released a video in which he shaved off his signature beard and mustache in order to promote recycling. He started by saying farewell to his “Game of Thrones” and DC characters Drogo and Arthur Curry. Momoa said he thought he last shaved in 2012. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
AP News Staff
April 18, 2019 - 9:55 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Aquaman" is clean-shaven. Actor Jason Momoa on Wednesday released a video in which he shaved off his signature beard and mustache in order to promote recycling. He started by saying farewell to his "Game of Thrones" and DC characters Drogo and Arthur Curry. Momoa said he thought...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 17, 2015 file photo Francois-Henri Pinault and Salma Hayek pose for photographers upon arrival for the screening of the film Carol at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Businessman Francois-Henri Pinault and his billionaire father Francois Pinault said they were immediately giving 100 million euros from their company, Artemis, to help finance repairs to fire damaged Notre Dame cathedral. A statement from Francois-Henri Pinault said "this tragedy impacts all French people" and "everyone wants to restore life as quickly as possible to this jewel of our heritage." (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
AP News Staff
April 16, 2019 - 10:40 am
PARIS (AP) — Two of France's richest men, long locked in a very public rivalry, are once again pitted against each other — this time over flashy and competing donations to rebuild Notre Dame. Billionaire luxury tycoons — Bernard Arnault, 70, and Francois Pinault, 82 — are among France's fiercest...
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AP News Staff
November 13, 2018 - 6:45 am
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A former Dexter High School industrial arts teacher will not be prosecuted for now, in response to the wishes of a former student with whom she allegedly had a relationship. The Southeast Missouri newspaper reported that prosecutors elected to defer prosecution against 40-...
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AP News Staff
August 23, 2018 - 4:51 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley says the Archdiocese of St. Louis has agreed to open its files for an investigation of potential clergy abuse. Hawley told reporters in a teleconference Thursday that he is asking the three other Catholic dioceses in Missouri to similarly open...
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A screengrab from a video shot by Jenny Carr on July 19th, showing a duck boat fighting whitecaps in Table Rock Lake
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KMBZ News Staff
August 01, 2018 - 2:56 pm
A certificate of inspection for the duck boat that sank last month in Table Rock Lake in Branson, killing 17 people, shows that it was on the lake at a time when the wind speed far exceeded allowable limits. The Coast Guard has convened a formal Marine Board of Investigation into the accident...
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AP News Staff
July 30, 2018 - 10:15 am
The owners and operators of a tourist boat that sank this month in Missouri, killing 17 people, put profits over people's safety when they decided to put the Ride the Ducks boat on a lake despite design problems and warnings of severe weather, a lawsuit alleges. The lawsuit filed Sunday in U.S...
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A screengrab from a video shot by Jenny Carr on July 19th, showing a duck boat fighting whitecaps in Table Rock Lake
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AP News Staff
July 27, 2018 - 4:44 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Video and audio recordings from a fatal tourist boat accident in Missouri show that the lake went from calm to deadly dangerous in a matter of minutes. The National Transportation Safety Board on Friday released information gathered from the video recorder camera system salvaged by...
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KMBZ News Staff
July 13, 2018 - 2:19 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis jury has awarded nearly $4.7 billion in damages to 22 women and their families after they claimed asbestos in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder caused their ovarian cancer. Jurors on Thursday awarded the women $4.14 billion in punitive damages and $550 million in...
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