Top Stories:  Republican U.S. Representative Ann Wagner declined to participate in a candidate forum last night in the St. Louis area that featured the Democratic and Libertarian nominees. A spokeswoman for Wagner accused the forum’s organizers, the League of Women Voters, of being biased against Republicans.  And two Kansas City K-Mart stores along with one in St. Joseph will close by the end of the year as part of parent company Sears’ bankruptcy arrangement.  Sears will shutter 142 Sears and K-Mart stores nationally.