FBI investigates suspected serial child molester

The FBI asked for the public's help Tuesday to identify at least 90 potential victims of a suspected child predator who worked at 10 American and other international schools abroad for more than four decades before committing suicide last month in Minnesota.

Missouri House panel to consider impeaching Gov. Nixon Wednesday

The Wednesday hearing on three separate impeachment resolutions includes one citing Nixon’s decision to allow same-sex couples who married legally in other states to file joint tax returns in Missouri. Another measure criticizes the governor for the amount of time he took to call a special election to fill legislative vacancies.

Microsoft expands ad-free Bing search for schools

Microsoft is expanding a program that gives schools the ability to prevent ads from appearing in search results when they use its Bing search engine. The program, launched in a pilot program earlier this year, is now available to all U.S. schools, public or private, from kindergarten through the 12th grade.

Ukraine orders new military operation in the east

Ukraine's acting president ordered security forces to resume operations in the country's east on Tuesday after the bodies of two people allegedly abducted by pro-Russia insurgents were found and a military aircraft was reportedly hit by gunfire.

Future is uncertain for suburban icon King Louie

The former bowling alley and ice rink closed five years ago. Johnson County taxpayers now own it, but some are fuming about that, noting that the $3.6 million the county spent to purchase and stabilize the facility over the last 30 months could have been used to address other public needs.

Royals break out of offensive slump with 8-2 win over Indians

The elements clicked into place for the Royals in an 8-2 victory over Cleveland on Tuesday night. Mike Moustakas crushed a three-run homer. Alcides Escobar and Jarrod Dyson manufactured a run for the second night in a row. Billy Butler came a few feet shy of his first homer of the season, instead settling for an RBI double. Eric Hosmer went 4-for-5 with two doubles, three runs and an RBI.

SKorea ferry toll hits 146 as search gets tougher

The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 146, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin walls to retrieve more victims.

Albert Pujols hits 500th HR of major league career

Albert Pujols hit the 500th home run of his career Tuesday night, becoming the 26th player in major league history to reach that milestone. The Los Angeles Angels' first baseman, a Fort Osage High School graduate, did it with a pair of shots off Washington Nationals right-hander Taylor Jordan, a three-run homer in the first inning and two-run drive in the fifth.

Mexico editor: Garcia Marquez left manuscript

Novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez left behind an unpublished manuscript that he chose not to print while he was alive, an editor told The Associated Press on Tuesday as the writer's compatriots held a musical tribute to him in his native Colombia.

MU reaches out to Kim Anderson, Tim Floyd’s name emerges

The search for Frank Haith’s replacement as Missouri’s men’s basketball coach entered its fifth day Tuesday with athletic director Mike Alden bunkered in as promised. Still, Missouri has reached out to former player and assistant Kim Anderson. Also, Texas-El Paso’s Tim Floyd has “emerged as a strong candidate,” according to ESPN.

The highest-paid doctors are in the Heartland

In the six-state region of Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and the Dakotas, doctors averaged $257,000 last year, according to a survey by the online news and information site Medscape. The only doctors with higher incomes — averaging $1,000 more — were in the six Midwestern states clustered around the Great Lakes.