{FD} Civil lawsuit over Michael Brown’s death nears settlement with Ferguson

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the family of Michael Brown, the city of Ferguson, former Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson and former police Officer Darren Wilson are nearing settlement of a lawsuit over Brown’s 2014 fatal shooting by Wilson.

{FD} Missouri appears most entrenched holdout on Real ID mandates

Some Missouri lawmakers are so concerned about stricter driver's license requirements mandated by the federal government that they're determined to defy the standards, risking new hassles next year for residents trying to fly or enter military installations.

{FD} Midwest floods: House crashes into Arkansas bridge after severe storms

A flooded house rammed into a bridge in Arkansas, pushed along by powerful rushing water and captured on video -- just one of the moments of destruction from the deadly flooding pummeling parts of the Midwest this week.

{FD} Kansas archdiocese ushers out Girl Scouts and their cookies

The archdiocese covering the Kansas City, Kansas, region and much of the eastern part of the state said Monday it is severing ties with Girl Scouts and urging an end to cookie sales, citing philosophical concerns with the organization.