JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt are taking different approaches to buying health care policies through new online marketplaces. The federal health care law requires members of Congress and their staff to get insurance through a health insurance exchange. Blunt says he already has selected a plan through the District of Columbia's exchange. McCaskill says she plans to shop next week for a policy for herself and two daughters on the Missouri exchange, which is run by the federal government.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - An environmental group says it plans to soon sue utility provider Ameren over what it calls repeated violations of federal air pollution standards. The Sierra Club told Ameren Corporation it plans legal action in the next 60 days over what the group says are nearly 10,000 violations of the Clean Air Act since 2008 at coal-fired power plants in St. Louis, Jefferson and Franklin counties.
PLATTSBURG, Mo. (AP) - A new $3.5 million bridge in northwest Missouri is scheduled to reopen. The Missouri Department of Transportation says in a release that the replacement of the Route 92 Bridge, which is referred to as the Beverly Bridge, will reopen to traffic by tomorrow evening.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Harry Rosenthal, an Associated Press writer who covered America's golden age of space exploration and U.S. presidents back to Harry Truman, has died. He was 86. His daughter says he died today at home in Kansas City, Missouri.
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