News for Saturday, May 3, 2014

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Saturday's National League Capsules

Games played May 3, 2014

NATIONAL LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Brandon Belt, Buster Posey and Michael Morse led off innings with home runs, and the streaking San Francisco Giants beat the slumping Atlanta Braves 3-1 on Saturday night in a matchup of first-place teams.

Saturday's NHL Playoff Capsules

Games played on May 3, 2014

Marian Gaborik scored with seven seconds left in regulation to force overtime, and then scored 12:07 into the extra period to lift the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-2 win Saturday night against the Anaheim Ducks.

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Charge: Alaska man, 19, shot troopers from behind

As two state troopers struggled to arrest his father, a 19-year-old man armed himself with an assault rifle and shot them seven times, killing them outside his home in a remote Alaska village, authorities said in charges filed Saturday.

British princes go to Graceland, wedding on trip

British royals Prince William and Prince Harry toured the home of the King — Elvis, that is — and then went to a friend's wedding on Saturday during their trip to Tennessee.

Teen charged in attack, child's death in Virginia

A 16-year-old boy was charged Saturday in the assault of a young girl and the killing of her 8-year-old brother, who was apparently slain when he tried to protect her, authorities and relatives said.

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Gunman, 3 others killed in Arkansas shootings

A gunman shot six people at an Arkansas home Saturday, killing a man and a teenager and critically wounding two boys, before fatally shooting a worker at a nearby business, police said.

OSCE observers held in Ukraine released

European military observers who were held more than a week by insurgents in eastern Ukraine walked free Saturday, with Kiev insisting the release proves Russia is fomenting unrest in Ukraine — as Moscow touted the insurgents as courageous humanists.

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Tigers' Smyly shuts down Royals in 9-2 romp

Drew Smyly picked up where fellow Tigers starter Rick Porcello left off, tossing seven shutout innings and leading Detroit to a 9-2 rout of the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.

Saturday's American League Capsules

Games played May 3, 2014

AMERICAN LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Masahiro Tanaka extended his regular-season unbeaten streak to 40 starts, and Mark Teixeira homered and drove in three runs to help the Yankees rally past the Tampa Bay Rays 9-3 Saturday and end a season-high, three-game losing streak.

Saturday's MLS Capsules

Games played May 3, 2014

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ROUNDUP: Defender Doneil Henry made two mistakes that led to New England goals in the Revolution's 2-1 victory over FC Toronto on Saturday.

Saturday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played May 3, 2014

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Phil Mickelson's best round of the year wasn't enough for him to stay in the lead Saturday in the Wells Fargo Championship, just enough to give him a chance to end his slowest start to a season in 11 years.

Official: Boy who stowed away on jet leaves Hawaii

The 15-year-old boy who survived a 5½-hour flight from California to Hawaii in a jet's wheel well has left the state, but officials on Saturday would not say where they sent him and with whom.

Air Show in Chesterfield ties up traffic

An air show in suburban St. Louis is drawing a larger crowd than expected.

California Chrome wins 140th Kentucky Derby

California Chrome pulled away down the stretch for a dominant win at the 140th Kentucky Derby.

2 adults, 3 kids found dead in Pennsylvania cabin

Pennsylvania police say two adults and three children have been found dead inside a cabin in the north-central part of the state.

NBA to appoint CEO to supervise Clippers

The NBA says it will appoint a chief executive officer to supervise the Los Angeles Clippers' operations.

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Cardinals shut down again, blanked by Cubs 3-0

The St. Louis Cardinals are in such a hitting funk these days, one big swing against Michael Wacha was enough to beat him.

Joplin man sentenced to 15 years in death

A 26-year-old southwest Missouri man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the death of an 18-month-old girl.

Minnesota man's body found in rented RV cargo area

A group of men on their way to the Kentucky Derby for a bachelor party made a gruesome discovery after they pulled their rented RV over in southeastern Minnesota: a body inside the vehicle's exterior cargo compartment.

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Movie Review: 'The Other Woman' has zip but little else

On its surface, "The Other Woman" is a very welcome thing: A movie starring talented, funny women with their own punch lines and everything. In the movies, this is bizarrely rare.

Music Review: Damon Albarn looks back on 1st solo album

Damon Albarn, "Everyday Robots" (Warner Bros.)

Twenty years after he became a Brit-pop poster boy as lead singer of Blur, Damon Albarn has released his first solo album.

Book Review: 'Desperate' is well-crafted thriller

"Desperate" (Kensington Publishing), by Daniel Palmer

An act of kindness turns a young couple's life upside down in "Desperate," Daniel Palmer's latest peek behind suburbia's facade.

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Uruguay leader calls Colorado pot law 'a fiction'

'We aren't going to promote smokefests, bohemianism, all this stuff they try to pass off as innocuous when it isn't.'

President Jose Mujica says Uruguay's legal marijuana market will be much better than the system in Colorado, which doesn't track the drug after sale. And he says the medical marijuana laws many U.S. states have adopted are based on "hypocrisy" because they enable people to fake illnesses to get prescription weed.

Our Opinion: Can combined facility serve two masters?

News Tribune editorial

Jefferson City officials are exploring the possibility of merging the city’s long-held desire for a conference center with the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department’s plans to build a multipurpose building.

Perspective: Challenges ahead for Congress

Meeting with constituents throughout the 3rd District during the most recent District Work period, I returned to Washington with an even stronger commitment to an America that works to improve the lives of all of its citizens.

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Westphalia native among 50 Marines honored on monument

Nearly 44 years after 1st Lt. Bernard Plassmeyer’s plane went down in South Vietnam, the Westphalia native was among those honored April 25 at Marine Corps Base Quantico near Triangle, Va.

Highway 63 construction progresses in Mid-Missouri

Between Jefferson City and Columbia

Liberty Lane at U.S. 63 in Boone County will close at 8 a.m. Monday for paving operations. The closure is part of the Missouri Department of Transportation’s efforts to eliminate two median crossovers in the vicinity.

Kehoe to deliver LU graduation address next Saturday

State Sen. Mike Kehoe will be the keynote speaker for Lincoln University’s 2014 Commencement exercises, scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10, in Dwight Reed Stadium.

Lawyer wants to video upcoming Missouri execution

An attorney for a Missouri inmate scheduled to be put to death this month is seeking permission to record video of the execution over concerns the man could suffer during the process — a request that follows a botched execution in Oklahoma.

Holts Summit woman arrested for selling marijuana

A Holts Summit woman has been charged with selling marijuana in April in Jefferson City.

JC woman charged with drug possession

A Jefferson City woman has been charged with possession of heroin and endangering the welfare of her child.

Acting state marshal named

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has named Assistant State Fire Marshal Greg Carrell to serve as the acting state fire marshal.

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Miracle Leagues play ball

Jefferson City’s Breakfast Lions Club has taken on the mission of fundraising for a rubberized baseball field for the capital city’s Miracle Baseball League of Central Missouri.

Nixon proposes Missouri Health Works plan

Gov. Jay Nixon is proposing “Missouri Health Works” to Missouri small businesses with fewer than 150 employees, in an effort to offset costs in providing employees’ health insurance.

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Alewine back where she started

Former Lady Jay competes at MIAA Championships

Erin Alewine’s track and field career has come full circle — and perhaps just in the nick of time.

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Man tells mother he hates her during murder trial

Jurors heard emotional testimony Friday from one of the sons of a Missouri woman on trial for allegedly shooting her husband in Wyoming almost 40 years ago.

School: Bear cub that bit students not rabid

A bear cub that nipped students at Washington University was not rabid and will not be euthanized, officials of the St. Louis school said Friday.

Blair Oaks frosh win pair

Against Camdenton

WARDSVILLE — The Blair Oaks Falcons took two games from the Camdenton Lakers on Thursday.

Blair Oaks, Jays JV split

In baseball

The Blair Oaks Falcons and the Jefferson City Jays split a junior-varsity doubleheader Friday.

Fatima edges Linn

By 10-9 count

LINN — Hunter Hennier had a three-run home run to help the Fatima Comets snag a 10-9 win against the Linn Wildcats on Friday.

Southern Boone tops Russellville

Hit three home runs in victory

RUSSELLVILLE — Southern Boone used the long ball to beat Russellville 6-3 on Friday.

Tuscumbia tops Richland

Patterson goes the distance

TUSCUMBIA — Orrie Patterson went the distance on the mound Friday as Tuscumbia defeated Richland 9-4.

Blair Oaks blanks Versailles

In baseball

VERSAILLES — Logan Bax drove in three runs Friday to lead the Blair Oaks Falcons to a 12-0 victory in five innings against the Versailles Tigers.

Helias rolls past Hannibal

In baseball

HANNIBAL — The Helias Crusaders scored six runs in the first inning Friday on their way to a 12-2 victory in five innings against the Hannibal Pirates.

Ceremonies to honor officers who died in line of duty

More names will be added today to the Law Enforcement Memorial, located on the grounds of the north side of the state Capitol, to honor Missouri law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty.

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CDC confirms first case of MERS virus in American

Health officials on Friday confirmed the first case of an American infected with a mysterious virus that has sickened hundreds in the Middle East.

US gains 288k jobs, most in 2 years

U.S. employers added a robust 288,000 jobs in April, the most in two years, the strongest evidence to date that the economy is picking up after a brutal winter slowed growth.

Lady Jays fall in opener

In soccer tournament

BURLINGTON, Iowa — The Jefferson City Lady Jays dropped a 2-0 decision Friday to St. Charles (Ill.) North in the opening round of the Tournament of Champions.

Tough defeat for Helias

Lose on late goal to Incarnate Word

ST. LOUIS — Incarnate Word Academy scored with less than three minutes remaining Friday to take a 3-2 victory against the Helias Lady Crusaders.

Less stress on Dorsey

Chiefs' GM prepares for draft

KANSAS CITY — Much has changed since last year’s draft for Chiefs general manager John Dorsey.

Today’s advice to graduates: No selfies

Toss your cap. Turn your tassel. Just don’t snap that selfie.

Florida jail that exploded had past problems

The Florida jail crippled by an apparent gas explosion was the subject of a five-year investigation that uncovered a facility so “grossly” understaffed that posts went unmanned and cells were seldom searched. Violence was pervasive and inmates were segregated by race.

As wildfire fear rises, US tanker fleet incomplete

With a vast swath of the West primed for wildfires, federal foresters are preparing for the worst with a budget that might run dry and a fleet of air tankers that in some cases aren’t ready for takeoff.

Helias blanks Rolla

In tennis

ROLLA — The Helias Crusaders dropped just 17 games in rolling to a 9-0 victory Friday against the Rolla Bulldogs.

Jays advance in tennis tournament

With two victories

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — The Jefferson City Jays won a pair of duals Friday in the Edwardsville Invitational.

US, Germany warn Putin not to disrupt Ukraine vote

President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel threatened tough sanctions Friday on broad swaths of Russia’s economy if Moscow disrupts Ukraine’s May 25 presidential elections, putting President Vladimir Putin on notice for harsher penalties even if he stops short of a full invasion.

Unlikely owner of Kentucky Derby favorite

Nevadan was looking for tax break

RENO, Nev. — Horse racing is a sport filled with blue bloods.

Primed for a big Derby run

California Chrome the favorite

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The owners of California Chrome are putting all their hopes into the chestnut colt to win the Kentucky Derby. After all, he’s the only horse they own.

Man arrested in deaths of Alaska State Troopers

A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of two troopers in a remote village, the Alaska State Troopers said Friday.

Big win in Kentucky Oaks

Untapable runs away from field

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Untapable surged past My Miss Sophia entering the stretch and rolled to a 4½-length victory Friday in the 140th Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs.

Field of 19 for Kentucky Derby

No. 1 gate will be empty

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky Derby field has been reduced to 19 horses after the owners of Pablo Del Monte decided to pass on the race.

Soccer still important to ESPN

Despite impending loss of World Cup

NEW YORK — ESPN executives gushed Friday about the World Cup with no hint they are a lame-duck broadcaster when it comes to the tournament.

49ers sticking with Aldon Smith

Pick up contract option

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco 49ers know Aldon Smith still has plenty of work to do in order to repair his tarnished image and stay on track away from the football field.

Surgery for Calipari

Hip replacement

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari is recovering from right hip replacement surgery Friday.

Court rules against Tennessee prep athletic association

In open records case

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A state appeals court has ruled the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association, the body that regulates high school sports, is subject to the Tennessee Public Records Act.

Five Lincoln golfers honored

By MIAA

Five Lincoln University golfers were honored Thursday by the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association when they were named to the MIAA Academic Honor Roll.

Efrem Zimbalist Jr., star of 'The FBI,' dead at 95

Efrem Zimbalist Jr., the son of famous musicians who gained television stardom in the 1950s-60s hit "77 Sunset Strip" and later "The FBI," has died at age 95.

Cease-fire, evacuation deal in Syria's Homs

Isolated and battered after months of bombardment and blockades, Syrian rebels agreed Friday to a cease-fire that would allow hundreds of fighters to evacuate their last bastions in Homs, handing over to President Bashar Assad's forces a strategic but largely destroyed city once hailed as the capital of the revolution.

South Africa: Poachers hit urban area, rhino dies

On one side of a major highway lies Hammanskraal, a poor township in South Africa’s most populous province.

British royals spotted at Memphis restaurant

British Princes William and Harry have been spotted at a downtown Memphis, Tennessee, restaurant.

Police get extra 48 hours to question Gerry Adams

Northern Ireland police were granted an extra 48 hours Friday to interrogate Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams about the 1972 IRA killing of a Belfast widow, infuriating his Irish nationalist party and raising questions about the stability of the province’s Catholic-Protestant government.

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Ray LaMontagne ventures out musically in new album

It may be hard to recognize Ray LaMontagne behind all the reverb and distortion on his new album, but the singer-songwriter says it's the most exposed he's ever been on a record.

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Homer goes hard-body in 'Simpsons' Lego episode

Episode No. 550 of Fox's "The Simpsons" was put together Lego brick by brick, in a CGI manner of speaking.