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   Officials in the Francis Howell school district say a computer error led to a strange email blast over the weekend.  Parents of current and former students received emails saying their children were failing classes -- hundreds of them.  

   School district spokesperson Neosha Hayes says the issue has been identified and the flow of emails stopped. Hayes also says student information wasn't compromised because only authorized addresses received the emails.

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   JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri officials say more than 1,300 Medicaid participants had some of their personal information mailed to incorrect addresses.

   The Department of Social Services said Monday a software programming error led to the wrong mailings by a contractor called Infocrossing Inc.

   The agency says the error was discovered June 6 and affected correspondence sent to 1,357 managed care participants from October 16th, 2011 through June 7th of this year.

   The department says no personal medical or financial information was released. But it says the incorrect mailings could have included participants' names, birth dates, MO HealthNet identification numbers, phone numbers and the last four digits of their Social Security numbers.

   Officials say there's no reason to believe any identity theft occurred, but Infocrossing is offering free credit monitoring services to those affected.

 
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   Late Tuesday night, some American Airlines passengers were still waiting to get to their destinations after a computer glitch grounded the carrier's flights most of the day.  

   American officials say a problem with their flight reservations system forced them to cancel or delay more than 700 flights across the country, including more than 20 Lambert Airport flights.  

   The glitch was resolved around 4:30 Tuesday afternoon, too late for some passengers, who'll have to wait to travel until Wednesday.

   Check aa.com for flight information.

 

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