Top Stories:  Three people have died in a mid-Missouri traffic accident after a car tried to pass a semi on a two-lane Highway south of Laddonia and hit an SUV head-on yesterday afternoon.  A couple in their 70’s from southern Missouri in the SUV died as well as an 18-year-old passenger.  And a St. Louis jury has awarded nearly $4.7 billion in damages to 22 women and their families after they claimed asbestos in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder caused their ovarian cancer.  Republican state lawmakers have vowed to curtail such lawsuits that allow out of state plaintiffs to join together in large lawsuits.  Johnson & Johnson says it’s looking at options to appeal the case.