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Young driver hits transit bus in La., injuring 12

A 13-year-old boy driving a pickup truck ran a stop sign and then cut off a city bus in Shreveport, La., causing a collision that left him and 11 others injured, some seriously, authorities said Saturday.

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Funeral held for Pa. boy who was parents’ best man

In his short life, the 2-year-old Pennsylvania boy who died days after he served as best man at his parents’ wedding touched the hearts of many people.

Cruz again raps Obama’s health care law

Sen. Ted Cruz on Saturday continued his call for cutting off funding for President Barack Obama’s health care law and told conservative Christians that congressional lawmakers can’t be counted on to do it.

Firefighters make progress battling CA wildfire

Firefighters are making progress battling Southern California’s latest destructive wildfire, which has burned 26 homes and threatened more than 500 others in the San Jacinto Mountains.

UN Ambassador Samantha Power gives first speech

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power used her first public speech Saturday night to urge young activists to demand results and criticized the UN and red tape-mired bureaucracies that don’t always prioritize progress.

Sporting Kansas City blanks Revolution 3-0

Kei Kamara scored in each half, and Sporting Kansas City retook the Eastern Conference lead with a 3-0 victory over the short-handed New England Revolution on Saturday night.

Saturday's MLS Capsules

Games played Aug. 10, 2013

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ROUNDUP: Mauro Rosales scored in the first half and Seattle hung on to beat Toronto. The game was the Sounders debut for star American forward Clint Dempsey.

Perspective: Providing certainty to farm families

This fall, farmers across Missouri and the nation will be hitting the fields to harvest their crops as part of an annual ritual that has helped make our country the breadbasket of the world. As a small farmer myself, harvest time invigorates me and reminds me of how great our country is.

Our Opinion: Circumstances defy explanation

News Tribune editorial

Some events defy explanation. The circumstances remind us some mysteries cannot be solved.

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Ellsbury leads Red Sox to 5-3 win over Royals

Jacoby Ellsbury matched a career high with four hits and drove in a pair of runs to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 5-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.

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Navarro lifts Cubs to 6-5 win over Cardinals

Pinch-hitter Dioner Navarro hit a run-scoring double in the eighth inning to cap a three-run rally and the Chicago Cubs beat the Cardinals 6-5 Saturday night to win a series in St. Louis for the first time in nearly three years.

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Popular singer Eydie Gorme dies at 84

Eydie Gorme, a popular nightclub and television singer as a solo act and as a team with her husband, Steve Lawrence, has died. She was 84.

Saturday's American League Capsules

Games played Aug. 10, 2013

AMERICAN LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Miguel Cabrera homered against the Yankees again and had three hits while playing on a bandaged leg and Torii Hunter connected and drove in four runs Saturday, leading the Detroit Tigers over New York 9-3.

Saturday's National League Capsules

Games played Aug. 10, 2013

NATIONAL LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Zack Greinke scattered six hits through 6 1-3 innings, Adrian Gonzalez homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Tampa Bay 5-0 Saturday despite the Rays' hidden ball trick.

Saturday's WNBA Capsules

Games played Aug. 10, 2013

WNBA ROUNDUP: Tamika Catchings had 21 points to lead the short-handed Indiana Fever to an 80-66 win over the Atlanta Dream on Saturday night.

Pilot in deadly Conn. wreck survived earlier crash

The plane accident that killed four people in a Connecticut neighborhood was not the first crash for the pilot, a former Microsoft executive who was taking his teenage son on a tour of East Coast colleges.

Missouri Top 50 and Junior Top 50 artists named

Award-winning entries in Fine Arts were recognized at a reception held Wednesday, Aug. 7, on the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia

6 Muslim inmates in SW Mo. allege discrimination

Six Muslim inmates held in the Greene County jail have filed a federal complaint against the sheriff and other deputies, claiming religious discrimination.

Rams' Fisher upset with Kosar

Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Saturday he has lost a lot of respect for former NFL quarterback Bernie Kosar, who was highly critical of Fisher's team while serving as color commentator for the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night in the preseason opener.

Obama: Progress made on disability claims backlog

President Barack Obama assured disabled veterans Saturday that his administration is making progress on reducing a backlog of disability claims and said the number of requests for assistance has fallen by nearly one-fifth since peaking at more than 600,000 just a few months ago.

Movie Review: ’Elysium’ is imaginative but falls short

Of all the movie villains we’ve met lately, few are stranger than Delacourt, Jodie Foster’s evil, white-blonde, power-suited and power-hungry defense official in “Elysium,” the much-awaited but ultimately somewhat disappointing new film from director Neill Blomkamp.

Q&A: Lake Bell on her voice-over obsession

Since she was a little girl putting on nightly shows to stave off bedtime and using her father’s Dictaphone to stealthily record interesting accents, Lake Bell has been fascinated by voices.

Rays pull off hidden ball trick against Dodgers

The Tampa Bay Rays have pulled off the old hidden ball trick, trapping Juan Uribe of the Dodgers at third base.

Body of missing Mo. man found in river

Authorities say the body of a missing St. Louis area man has been found in a canal on the Mississippi River.

Crews find body of Mo. woman killed in flood

Firefighters in south-central Missouri have found the body of a 23-year-old woman who was swept away with her young son in floodwaters earlier this week.

Nevada adds UCLA, Missouri to next basketball sked

Nevada has added UCLA and Missouri to an upcoming basketball schedule that already includes a road game at Cal.

Dufner, Furyk tied for lead at PGA Championship

On a day when Oak Hill finally showed its bite, Jason Dufner dunked his ball in the creek that snakes through the course and fell into a tie for the lead with Jim Furyk in the third round of the PGA Championship on Saturday.

Pujols: Taking legal action against Clark

Albert Pujols says he's taking legal action against Jack Clark after the former St. Louis Cardinals star accused him of taking performance-enhancing drugs.

Real Madrid beats Inter Milan 3-0

fter yet another impressive display to finish its U.S. tour, Real Madrid headed for the airport confident it's ready for the season. Another highlight goal from Cristiano Ronaldo led the way in a dominant preseason finale with a 3-0 victory over Inter Milan on Saturday.

Teen found safe in Idaho; alleged abductor killed

The search for 16-year-old Hannah Anderson and her suspected abductor, 40-year-old James Lee DiMaggio, has spanned three states and thousands of miles.

Royals make roster moves

Cain goes on DL

KANSAS CITY — The Kansas City Royals have put outfielder Lorenzo Cain on the 15-day disabled list because of a pulled left oblique.

Guardsmen helping flooded towns (VIDEO)

Missouri Guardsman are busy supporting traffic control points and other missions in support of local authorities in central Missouri after they were mobilized by Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday to assist residents with flood response efforts.

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River levels hold despite Friday’s rains

The level of the Osage River near the town of Bagnell held steady even after more heavy rain fell Friday.

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McCaskill notes Missouri’s roles in civil rights battles

Missouri and Missourians played several key roles in America’s civil rights movement, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill noted Friday night, during her keynote address to the Jefferson City NAACP’s Freedom Dinner 50th anniversary.

Cost of Frog Hollow project climbs

The potential that a new Jefferson City High School could be built in the future near the new St. Mary’s Health Center has increased the costs of a road project in the area.

Neighborhood to be considered for National Register of Historic Places

A favorite street for many with Jefferson City roots, Moreau Drive and 95 surrounding acres may soon become a national treasure, too.

Day care discovers dino disappeared

Since a search for Apatosaurus footprints failed to turn anything up, Apple Tree Academy, a Jefferson City day care center, has placed an ad in the News Tribune classifieds in hopes of finding a missing $600 dinosaur.

Man sentenced after drug investigation

A Jefferson City man was sentenced to 120-day shock detention in connection with a drug investigation in Osage County.

JC couple charged with robbing man

A Jefferson City man and woman have been charged with robbing a man who had scheduled a massage from the woman Thursday afternoon in her home.

More rain expected, floods possible in central US

Water-weary residents of Missouri, Kansas and nearby states are girding for more possible floods after a week of intermittent downpours dumped as much as 15 inches of rain and caused several deaths.

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Florida murder suspect posted photo of wife's body (VIDEO)

Derek Medina appeared to live much of his life online.

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Grade scandal could slow charter school movement (VIDEO)

For charter school supporters, there were few better champions than Tony Bennett.

Beauty queen in Utah charged with possessing bombs

Prosecutors filed charges of bomb possession Friday against a recently crowned Utah beauty pageant winner.

MoDOT advises on state highway flood status

All lanes of Interstate 44 across Missouri are open. All lanes of U.S. 63 throughout the state are open. See www.modot.org for updated road closing information.

Vexed viewers find workarounds for CBS-TWC spat

As the fee fight between Time Warner Cable and CBS threatens to prevent millions of Americans from viewing major sporting events this weekend, fans will be hanging out in bars, hooking up antennas, and firing up laptops to get around the blackout.

German companies to automatically encrypt emails

Two of Germany’s biggest Internet service providers said Friday they will start encrypting customers’ emails by default in response to user concerns about online snooping after reports that the U.S. National Security Agency monitors international electronic communications.

At center of Islamic uprising, Nigerians mark Eid

Nigerians in the birthplace of the Islamic uprising gripping the country’s northeast celebrated the start of the Muslim holy festival of Eid al-Fitr with devout prayers and a joyful show of adulation for their king that attracted more than 10,000 people.

Danish Muslim leader regrets role in cartoon rage

A Danish Muslim leader who seven years ago traveled the Muslim world fueling the uproar over newspaper caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad is back in the headlines in Denmark after doing an about-face on the issue.

Mexico releases drug kingpin Rafael Caro Quintero

Infamous drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero walked free Friday after 28 years in prison when a court overturned his 40-year sentence for the 1985 kidnapping and killing of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent, a brutal murder that marked a low point in U.S.-Mexico relations.

Yemen: 7 Saudis among militants killed by drones

At least seven suspected militants from Saudi Arabia were among the alleged al-Qaida members killed in Yemen in a recent wave of U.S. drone strikes, senior Yemeni officials said Friday, suggesting Saudis are increasingly crossing the border to carry funds or seek terrorist training.

Friday's NFL Preseason Capsules

Games played Aug. 9, 2013

NFL PRESEASON ROUNDUP: Tom Brady led the New England Patriots to a pair of 80-yard TD drives in his only two series in a 31-22 win over Philadelphia on Friday night.

Real Madrid sets up shop before final stop

One more victory and Real Madrid wraps up a perfect preseason.

Friday's WNBA Capsules

Games played Aug. 9, 2013

WNBA ROUNDUP: Epiphanny Prince scored 23 points and Elena Delle Donne added 19 to lead the Chicago Sky to a 77-61 victory over the Connecticut Sun on Friday night.