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His Dad Injected Him With HIV 24 Years Ago. Here's How He's Doing

Brryan Stewart still sees life as an adventure

(Newser) - Brryan Stewart was only 10 months old when his father injected him with HIV-positive blood—and now, burdened with health challenges at age 25, Stewart is not only surviving but seeing the positive. "Man, either I could be sitting around being so mad at the situation, or I can... More »

Woman Poisoned by Mom and Sister Speaks Out

She forgives them, Sarah Staudte says

(Newser) - A 26-year-old Missouri woman poisoned and nearly killed by her mother and younger sister in 2013 is speaking out following their convictions this year. "I forgive them for what they did because forgiveness is the right thing to do," Sarah Staudte tells ABC News . Staudte's father Mark... More »

FBI Offers $25K Reward in Theft of Warhol Soup Prints

Seven of the Missouri museum's 10 prints were stolen last week

(Newser) - Federal investigators looking into the theft of artwork from a Missouri museum—including Andy Warhol prints of Campbell soup cans—hope a $25,000 reward stirs up leads, the AP reports. According to the Springfield News-Leader , the FBI says the break-in at the Springfield Art Museum took place early last... More »

Walmart's Firing of Hug-Happy Cashier Causes a Stir

Supporters are planning a protest

(Newser) - Just a few weeks before he marked his 20th anniversary working for Walmart, Frank Swanson was fired Saturday—partly for hugging his customers, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The 52-year-old West Plains, Mo., cashier was canned after his supervisors told him his hugging was inappropriate, as well as for selling... More »

US Student Who Vanished in Siberia Found Dead

No one knows why Colin Madsen took off into freezing cold in middle of the night

(Newser) - A Missouri man attending college in Russia headed with friends on Easter weekend to a popular resort town known for its mineral springs, with plans to hike a mountain, the AP reports. But when 25-year-old Colin Madsen's friends—two Russian locals and an American student—woke up early Easter... More »

'War on Gardens' Flares in Mo. Town

New ordinance restricts front yard gardens; guy says it's targeting only him

(Newser) - Score one for lovers of the lawn in Sugar Creek, Mo. The city has passed new restrictions on front-yard vegetable gardens, KSHB reports. One man, Nathan Athans, says he's the sole target of the new rules that prohibit growing food within 30 feet of the street. "We are... More »

Robber Wannabe Fails With Water Gun: Police

Victim not fooled by toy's bright colors

(Newser) - If you're going to attempt a robbery, you probably won't succeed if your intended victim sees you're using a fake gun, especially if it's all different colors. That's what police say happened to Amanuel Perkins, who's accused of trying to rob a Missouri business... More »

Clinton Wins as Sanders Concedes Missouri Primary

Sanders avoids recount 'to save the taxpayers of Missouri some money'

(Newser) - Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says he will not seek a recount of results in Missouri's Democratic primary, conceding defeat to Hillary Clinton. Sanders tells the AP it's unlikely the results will affect the awarding of delegates in the state and he would "prefer to save the taxpayers... More »

Surprise $4.99 Find in Goodwill Bin: a Purple Heart

Ariz. woman's post seeking its owner goes viral

(Newser) - Laura Hardy says she and her husband were browsing in their local Goodwill in Mesa, Ariz., over the weekend when her husband spotted something unusual in the jewelry section: a Purple Heart medal with the name Eual H. Whiteman on it. "It was just classified as purple jewelry for... More »

Husband Mistakenly Tosses Wife's $400K Wedding Ring

But a trash company miraculously finds it

(Newser) - If it wasn't for a trash company worker going the extra mile, the $400,000 wedding ring that Missouri man Bernie Squitieri gave his wife 25 years ago would now be in a radioactive waste site instead of on her finger. Squitieri tells ABC News that he accidentally tossed... More »

Missouri Might Need 2 Recounts

Both races within half a percentage point

(Newser) - Missouri voters in both parties are split on who should be their nominee. As of Wednesday morning, the results from Tuesday's voting remained too close to call with recounts possible for both, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch . Hillary Clinton led Bernie Sanders by about 1,500 votes, and Donald... More »

Kasich Stays Alive in Ohio; Trump Wins 3

Marco Rubio drops out after Florida loss

(Newser) - It's a campaign-saving win for John Kasich and a campaign-ending loss for Marco Rubio. In the latter race, Donald Trump easily defeated the Florida senator in Rubio's home state. The contest had been seen as do-or-die for Rubio, and it turned out to be die: He suspended his... More »

Cops: Motorists Drove Around Dying Boy, 11

East St. Louis boy killed in hit-and-run

(Newser) - Cops in East St. Louis want to speak to several callous drivers: The one who fatally injured 11-year-old Maurice A. Richards on Wednesday night, and the ones who drove around the dying boy afterward. Police say the boy was hit around a block away from his home in the Illinois... More »

Fugitive Arrested in Kansas-Missouri Killing Spree

5 are dead in 2 states

(Newser) - A man suspected of fatally shooting four people at his neighbor's home in Kansas before killing another man about 170 miles away in a rural Missouri house was taken into custody early Wednesday morning after an extensive manhunt, the Missouri State Highway Patrol says. The Highway Patrol tells the... More »

Black Student Has to Change Schools Because of His Race

Thanks to a decades-old anti-segregation ruling

(Newser) - A black third-grader is being booted from his St. Louis school over the wording of a 30-year-old Missouri desegregation ruling, Fox News reports. Edmund Lee's family is moving from St. Louis to a new school district in the suburbs, but Lee wanted to stay at the Gateway Science Academy... More »

University of Missouri Fires Instructor After Student Run-Ins

She famously called for "some muscle" to remove a journalist last year

(Newser) - The University of Missouri fired an assistant professor on Thursday who had been suspended after run-ins with student journalists during protests last year, including a videotaped confrontation where she called for "some muscle" to remove a videographer from the Columbia campus, the AP reports. Melissa Click's actions were... More »

Worker Saves Puppy From Certain Death

Missouri maintenance supervisor was in the right place at the right time

(Newser) - There's a very lucky puppy still happily wagging its tail in Springfield, Mo., thanks to a quick-on-his-feet maintenance worker. Per the New York Daily News , security video shows what happened during Brian Ussery's shift Wednesday morning at an apartment building: A man with his dog on a leash... More »

Toddler Found Dead Hours After Going Missing

After overnight search, Missouri boy's body was found in van

(Newser) - Police investigating the tragic death of a Missouri toddler are trying to piece together what happened in the hours before his body was found in a van around a mile from his home in Iron County on Wednesday morning. Police say 3-year-old Titus Greyson Tackett's grandparents were babysitting when... More »

'Bonnie and Clyde' Stay One Step Ahead of Cops

They're suspected in robberies across 4 states

(Newser) - A Missouri couple is allegedly robbing its way across the American South with the FBI and US Marshals hot on its heels, AL.com reports. "I guess they see themselves as some kind of modern-day Bonnie and Clyde,'' one Missouri lawman says. The crime spree may have... More »

Behold the Biggest Prime Number Ever—All 22M Digits

It was discovered on a computer that went in for routine maintenance

(Newser) - The longest prime number ever found has been discovered by a computer in Missouri, and it's a doozy: 274,207,281–1 has 22,338,618 digits, the Guardian reports. The number also known as M74207281 was found by a computer tied to the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search... More »

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