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Scully humbled to return to Dodgers booth in 2015

Vin Scully poked fun at himself after word came out he plans to return for his record 66th season in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ broadcast booth next year.

Chiefs' Murray says brother, 'Bachelorette' very happy

Chiefs rookie Aaron Murray was tied up in meetings Monday night, at the same time millions of people were tuning into ABC to see whether his brother would be popping the question.

Quarterback questions with big stars gone in SEC

Quarterback battles and signal-caller questions abound in the Southeastern Conference going into preseason camps around the league.

Riley insists Heat will be competitive

One of the last things Miami Heat President Pat Riley told LeBron James before free agency began this summer was he would be selling potential players on the notion of playing alongside a four-time NBA MVP.

Mid-Missouri teen hurt in wreck

A Camdenton teen was injured in a one-car accident at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. 54 east outer road in Camden County.

Clashes prevent experts from reaching bodies

Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky, the remains of some passengers are feared rotting in the 90-degree midsummer heat, deepening the frustration of relatives desperate to recover the bodies of their loved ones.

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Israeli strikes hit UN school, shopping area

Israeli strikes hit a crowded shopping area in Gaza City Wednesday, hours after tank shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with war refugees in the deadliest of a series of air and artillery attacks that pushed the Palestinian death toll above 1,300 in more than three weeks of fighting.

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Perez helps Royals struggle to 3-2 win over Twins

Salvador Perez triggered a go-ahead rally with a double in the sixth inning and made several spectacular plays behind the plate, helping the Kansas City Royals to a scrappy 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.

Wednesday's MLB Capsules

Games played on July 30, 2014

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP

Wednesday's MLS Capsules

Games played on July 30, 2014

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ROUNDUP: Lee Nguyen had a goal and an assist and the New England Revolution beat the Colorado Rapids 3-0 on Wednesday night to end an eight-game losing streak.

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Jesse Ventura's image and legal battles not over

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura got the legal vindication he craved when a jury agreed he had been defamed in slain military sniper Chris Kyle's autobiography.

New 'know your customer' rules proposed for banks

The U.S. government is proposing new rules for banks and other financial firms aimed at preventing the use of anonymous companies to launder illicit profits.

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Contract dispute delays 'Big Bang' production

Production on a new season of "The Big Bang Theory" is being delayed because of a contract dispute with its top actors.

US judge slaps $1.3B fine on Bank of America

A federal judge imposed a $1.3 billion civil penalty against Bank of America on Wednesday for its role in selling risky mortgages to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that were advertised as safe investments.

Central Missouri inmate back in custody after week on run

A central Missouri inmate who has been missing for nearly a week is back in custody after being caught while asleep on a couch in a Sedalia home.

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Obama to GOP: 'Stop just hating all the time'

Pointing the finger at Republicans for congressional inaction, President Barack Obama chided lawmakers Wednesday for spending the waning days before their month-long summer break trying to sue him rather than addressing economic issues that could boost the middle class.

Stocks flatten out after Fed delivers no surprises

A cheerful report on the U.S. economy, rising profits and no surprises from the Federal Reserve left the stock market nearly where it started on Wednesday.

McDonald's could be liable for labor practices

McDonald's is coming under intensifying pressure for labor practices at its U.S. restaurants.

Cardinals acquire Masterson

In deal with Indians

CLEVELAND — Justin Masterson began the season as the Indians' ace. He'll end it with a different team in a different league. The Indians traded the disappointing Masterson on Wednesday to the St. Louis Cardinals, a deal that will allow Cleveland to get something in return for the right-hander who was in his final year under contract.

Your Opinion: Question for congressman

It’s nice to see Congressman Luetkemeyer’s support of the Child Tax Credit Improvement Act which will raise the federal child tax credit and index it to inflation which will help families “keep more of their hard-earned money.” (Perspective, “Growing up under Obama’s policies,” July 26, 2014.)

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