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The Mexico Ledger - Mexico, MO
Updated at 12:00 PM

The rail cars that split open and burst into flames during a western Illinois oil train derailment this week were retrofitted with protective shields to meet a higher safety standard than federal law requires, railroad officials said.

Updated at 11:41 AM

Daylight saving time strikes again Sunday at 2 a.m., at least for every state outside Hawaii and Arizona. Though DST has been a part of life in the United States since World War I, its origin and effects remain misunderstood, even by some of the...

Posted at 12:05 PM

Hold us!Showtime's Penny Dreadful returns for its second season on Sunday, May 3 at...

Updated at 10:26 AM

Moving tributes to the lifelong voyage of director, poet and famous “Star Trek” actor Leonard Simon Nimoy are flooding our newsfeeds. His persona, Spock, reminds me of why I became a Trekkie long before being “geeky” was cool.

Updated at 10:25 AM

The Boko Haram militants attacked N'gouboua before dawn, marking the first time the Nigerian extremist group had hit a town inside Chad. Crying "Allahu akbar" or God is Great into the pre-dawn darkness, they opened fire indiscriminately and burned...

Updated at 10:23 AM

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh C. Johnson said his department is fully prepared to allow its protection of Congress to expire at the end of the week, insisting that the nation’s lawmakers had failed a fundamental test of looking out for the...

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