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  • Margaret Bush Wilson dies at 90; first black woman to head national NAACP board

    Margaret Bush Wilson dies at 90; first black woman to head national NAACP board
    Margaret Bush Wilson, the first African American woman to head the national NAACP board of directors, and who was ousted in 1983 after a public feud with its executive director, died Tuesday at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis of multiple organ...
  • A town fights back in MySpace suicide case

    DARDENNE PRAIRIE, MO. -- For nearly a year, the families who live along Waterford Crystal Drive in this bedroom community northwest of St. Louis have kept the secret about the boy Megan Meier met last September on the social networking site MySpace. He...
  • List Of Transplant Facilities Not Meeting Standards

    To qualify for Medicare funding, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requires transplant centers to perform a certain number of transplants annually and achieve a specific unadjusted survival rate for patients one year after surgery....
  • Tapes show O.C. jail

    Orange County sheriff's deputies repeatedly shocked a handcuffed prisoner with a Taser, even after he had been strapped into a restraint chair, slammed him onto the floor with a "knee drop" and appeared to hit him in the head while he sat passively on a...
  • Supreme Court takes up lethal injection battle

    The legal battle over lethal injection, which comes before the U.S. Supreme Court today, has been conducted in unusual secrecy, with courts permitting states across the country to keep from lawyers and the public precisely how death row inmates are...
  • L.A. grand jury issues subpoenas in Web suicide case

    A federal grand jury in Los Angeles has begun issuing subpoenas in the case of a Missouri teenager who hanged herself after being rejected by the person she thought was a 16-year-old boy she met on MySpace, sources told The Times. The case set off a...
  • Crime down in Los Angeles, other parts of Southern California

    Crime down in Los Angeles, other parts of Southern California
    Crime in much of Los Angeles County and elsewhere in Southern California has dropped significantly so far this year, despite an economic meltdown that has pushed unemployment into double digits, imploded the housing market and shuttered countless...
  • Flooding hits small towns hardest

    Flooding continued to rip apart small towns along the Mississippi River on Friday as urban areas were spared -- the flood highs in St. Louis were about 10 feet below expected near-record levels. Some small communities were protected by levees that were...
  • Missouri family struggles to stay above water

    Missouri family struggles to stay above water
    Bill and Virginia Russell woke up Friday morning at his brother's place. It was messy and cramped. But it was also high in the hills above the ungovernable Mississippi River, which, at present, was coursing through the couple's split-level ranch house...
  • Midwest floods' economic fallout uncertain

    Midwest floods' economic fallout uncertain
    . -- Frayed optimism is the best that flood-weary Midwest residents can cling to after a harrowing month of battering rainstorms and swollen rivers that overtopped sodden levees in Iowa and then in Illinois and Missouri. The signs of economic fallout...
  • Chrysler to close plant, cut output at a second

    Chrysler to close plant, cut output at a second
    Chrysler said Monday that it would indefinitely close one Missouri plant and cut production at another because of slumping demand for pickup trucks and minivans. Executives said in a conference call that the automaker would shutter the St. Louis South...