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California boy found asleep in stolen car

An 8-year-old boy snoozing in the backseat of his family’s running car slept through his brief kidnapping Monday after the vehicle was stolen in front of his California home.

6 from Minnesota charged with trying to join Islamic State

Six Minnesota men have been charged with terrorism in a criminal complaint unsealed Monday, the latest Westerners accused of traveling or attempting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group.

FBI, Justice pledge review after flawed hair analysis

The Justice Department and FBI on Monday pledged an independent review of FBI laboratory protocols and procedures following the discovery of flawed forensics testimony in hundreds of older criminal cases.

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Baltimore on edge after arrestee’s fatal spine injury

Baltimore’s top police officials, mayor and prosecutor sought to calm a “community on edge” Monday while investigating how a man suffered a fatal spine injury while under arrest. Six officers have been suspended, but investigators say they still don’t know how it happened.

US businesses expect sales rebound, more hiring

U.S. businesses expect their sales will rebound in the next three months after a sluggish first quarter, and they also plan to boost hiring and pay, according to a survey released Monday.

Running out of time: Limited-time deals can be limiting

Target shoppers found out this weekend that when stores make deals to carry merchandise from high-end designers for a limited time, it can be, well, really limiting.

Bombs shatter houses in Yemen capital, hit near Iran Embassy

Saudi-led airstrikes hit weapons caches held by Iran-backed Shiite rebels, touching off massive explosions Monday in Yemen’s capital that killed at least 19 people and buried scores of others under the rubble of flattened homes.

Spain: Student armed with crossbow, machete kills teacher

A 13-year-old Spanish boy armed with a crossbow and a machete killed a substitute teacher and wounded four other people at his school in Barcelona on Monday.

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Movie Review: A visionary sci-fi thriller is born in 'Ex Machina'

"Ex Machina" establishes itself as a unique and deeply unsettling psychological thriller that's both necessary and unforgettable.

Book Review: Coal and its future fuel conflicts around the globe

"Coal Wars: The Future of Energy and the Fate of the Planet" (Palgrave Macmillan), by Richard Martin

Fierce conflicts over coal are taking place around the globe, but author Richard Martin says the decline and ultimate demise of the fuel that powered the Industrial Revolution is inevitable and cannot be reversed.

Camden County man sentenced to 20 years for forced sex trafficking

A Camden County man was sentenced in federal court Monday for the forced sex trafficking of two women.

Review of Missouri K-12 learning goals further strained

Some groups of parents and teachers tasked by lawmakers with reviewing learning standards for Missouri's K-12 children are so divided that they refuse to work together.

JC man sentenced on federal gun charge

A Jefferson City man was sentenced in federal court Monday for illegally possessing a firearm.

Perspective: Nixon’s veto didn’t change the need for unemployment insurance changes

With only four weeks remaining in the legislative session, both the pace and the volume of legislation being heard is increasing.

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Buck-a-Bone, a rib lover’s dream

The ninth annual Capital City Cook-Off and the Buck-a-Bone barbecue and rib competition fundraiser has been scheduled for Friday, April 24 in Jefferson City.

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See Sturm and friends sing

Returns home to pay homage to his late father

When Steve Sturm was a kid, he loved making music so much he would stack up books and magazines from the family collection to create a drum kit of sorts in the living room.

Hamilton wins Bahrain Grand Prix from pole position

SAKHIR, Bahrain — Defending champion Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Grand Prix from pole position Sunday to strengthen his overall lead in the Formula One standings with his third win in four races this season and 36th of his career.

Missouri Republicans inch forward on Medicaid ‘reforms’

Missouri Republicans said early in the session Medicaid expansion was a non-starter again this year and despite Democratic attempts to address the issue using amendments and protests, they’ve stuck true to their word.

Dixon finally wins at Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Scott Dixon, like nearly every IndyCar driver, loves racing the streets of downtown Long Beach.

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Empty chairs honor 168 victims of Oklahoma City bombing

Every day when Dr. Rosslyn Biggs goes to work as a federal government veterinarian she is reminded of her mother, one of 168 people killed in the Oklahoma City bombing and honored Sunday on the 20th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil until Sept. 11, 2001.

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