ST. LOUIS (AP) — An apparent meteor has brightened the night sky over St. Louis. The National Weather Service posted a video of the flashing light streaking across the area Monday night with homes in the background. It was captured by a volunteer storm spotter in the suburb of O’Fallon. Other videos posted on social media showed…

Israeli Airstrike kills Islamic Jihad Commander in Gaza Home

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A pair of Israeli airstrikes targeted senior Islamic Jihad commanders in Gaza and in Syria early on Tuesday, escalating Israel’s confrontation with Iran across the region and threatening to unleash another devastating round of cross-border violence with Palestinian militants. In eastern Gaza, the Israeli strike killed Bahaa Abu el-Atta…

Missourians Compete With Out-of-State Marijuana Businesses

ST. LOUIS, MO (AP) — Some Missouri business owners looking to profit from the state’s burgeoning marijuana industry worry that they’ll lose out to established out-of-state organizations that have been aggressive in applying to process or sell medical marijuana in Missouri. Nearly 700 groups filed a total of 2,163 marijuana businesses applications in Missouri, the St.…

Hong Kong Protesters Blame Police After Student Dies in Fall

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong university student who fell off a parking garage after police fired tear gas during clashes with anti-government protesters died Friday in a rare fatality after five months of unrest, fueling more outrage in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. The Hospital Authority said the 22-year-old died Friday morning, but didn’t…

Prosecutor: Husband ‘prime suspect’ in wife’s disappearance

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A prosecutor said a University of Missouri student is the “prime suspect” in the disappearance of his Chinese wife, and he played audio in court of the young husband saying he wanted a divorce “the sooner the better.” Joseph Elledge is a “jealous, controlling, manipulative psychopath,” Boone County Chief Prosecutor Dan…