The Latest: Kent testifies on Burisma and Biden’s son

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump (all times local): 10:50 a.m. A top State Department official says he never saw any effort by U.S. officials to shield from scrutiny a Ukrainian natural gas company where Hunter Biden sat on the board. George Kent is testifying Wednesday in the House…

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An apparent meteor has brightened the night sky over St. Louis. The National Weather Service posted a video of the flashing light streaking across the area Monday night with homes in the background. It was captured by a volunteer storm spotter in the suburb of O’Fallon. Other videos posted on social media showed…

Israeli Airstrike kills Islamic Jihad Commander in Gaza Home

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A pair of Israeli airstrikes targeted senior Islamic Jihad commanders in Gaza and in Syria early on Tuesday, escalating Israel’s confrontation with Iran across the region and threatening to unleash another devastating round of cross-border violence with Palestinian militants. In eastern Gaza, the Israeli strike killed Bahaa Abu el-Atta…

Missourians Compete With Out-of-State Marijuana Businesses

ST. LOUIS, MO (AP) — Some Missouri business owners looking to profit from the state’s burgeoning marijuana industry worry that they’ll lose out to established out-of-state organizations that have been aggressive in applying to process or sell medical marijuana in Missouri. Nearly 700 groups filed a total of 2,163 marijuana businesses applications in Missouri, the St.…