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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
Updated at 4:27 PM

For the rebel fighters who seized control of this strategic town, Thursday was a day of jubilation and bragging of victory. The retreating Ukrainian soldiers were grim, stunned and relieved to have escaped with their lives as the scope of their losses became clearer: at least 13 dead and hundreds missing, captured or wounded.

Updated at 4:15 PM

We hear a lot about Islamic fundamentalists terrorizing people in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, but seldom does the media acknowledge the atrocities taking place in sub-Saharan Africa, where the al-Qaeda-backed Ansar Dine is cruelly enforcing sharia...

Updated at 3:19 PM

WHAT IS IT? Motorists on Harrison Hill in Hannibal were slowing down Thursday morning to check out a two-vehicle accident.

Updated at 3:05 PM

A "superbug" outbreak suspected in the deaths of two Los Angeles hospital patients is raising disturbing questions about the design of a hard-to-clean medical instrument used on more than half a million people in the U.S. every year.

Updated at 2:43 PM

It should be a battle between the killer B’s — “Boyhood” and “Birdman” — when the night’s biggest award is passed out Sunday at the 87th Academy Awards. The two films have split every industry and critic prize during the interminable awards season.

Updated at 2:40 PM

Attention China, Mark Zuckerberg just lobbed another friend request across the Pacific Ocean.

Posted at 3:05 PM

Though Katrina has now joined the dark side, Sleepy Hollow's No. 1 villain has been and will...

Updated at 2:36 PM

Will Smith can play comedy (“Men in Black”) and he can play drama (“Seven Pounds”). He’s done the bigger-than-life hero (“Ali”) and the slick wiseguy (“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”). In his newest film “Focus,” he delivers a serio-comic role as a...

Updated at 2:17 PM

Alicia Rollins, left, of the Hannibal Rotary Club, presents a check to Ginny Webb, with Hannibal Clinic Health Services, for Ride Cool — safety events held in the summer for area youth. More than 600 helmets were given away during...

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