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Hennessy hurls Jays past Hawklets for Invitational crown

Jefferson City coach Brian Ash thinks there are better outings to come from Travis Hennessy.

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Moustakas homers as Royals get past Astros

Mike Moustakas homered in the 11th inning Wednesday night to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 6-4 win against the Houston Astros.

IndyCar drivers calmer after Long Beach tempers

Tony Kanaan got a text of apology from Ryan Hunter-Reay. Will Power tried to apologize in person to Simon Pagenaud.

Wallace showing improvement in Truck Series

Darrell Wallace Jr. was the first black driver to win a NASCAR race since the 1960s when he took the checkered flag in a Truck Series race at Martinsville last year.

Fashion show planned

The Strut Your Style fashion show and luncheon is May 5 at the Jefferson City Country Club.

House OKs notification for ending fluoridation

Public water systems could be required to notify Missouri customers before eliminating fluoride from drinking water.

Cuba publishes text of foreign investment law

Cuba on Wednesday published the full language of a new law that seeks to make it more attractive for foreign investors to bring badly needed capital to the island, but provides less advantage for projects that are 100 percent foreign-financed.

German media boss says he's scared of Google

The head of Germany's biggest media company says he is afraid of Google and wants the company to become more transparent.

Chiefs WR Bowe pleads guilty to lesser charges

Kansas City Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe has pleaded guilty to amended charges of defective equipment and littering in connection with his November arrest for possessing marijuana.

Kansas State gives Weber 1-year contract extension

Kansas State basketball coach Bruce Weber has received a one-year contract extension through the 2018-19 school year after leading the Wildcats to 47 wins in his first two seasons, the most victories by any coach in his first two years in school history.

Fingerprint required for Six Flags season tickets

A fingerprint is now required for season pass holders at Six Flags St. Louis.

US readies sanctions on Russia, aid for Ukraine

The Obama administration is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the coming days, U.S. officials said Wednesday, as Ukraine struggles to contain a pro-Russian uprising in its eastern cities.

Man finds 6-carat diamond at Crater of Diamonds

A man who moved to the Murfreesboro area because he enjoys hunting for precious stones at Crater of Diamonds State Park has found a 6.19-carat white diamond.

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Wednesday's NHL Playoff Capsules

Games played April 16, 2014

NHL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Brandon Sutter scored on a wrist shot from the left circle 8:18 into the third period, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins rally for a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Wednesday night.

20 killed as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria

Suspected Islamic militants have struck for a fourth time in three days in Nigeria, killing 20 people including a traditional ruler in attacks in the northeast, local government and security officials said Wednesday.

NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, the alliance’s chief said Wednesday.

Combat vehicles in east Ukraine fly Russian flag

A column of armored vehicles flying Russian flags drove into a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russia demonstrators Wednesday, dampening the central government’s hopes to re-establish control over restive eastern Ukraine.

Wednesday's NBA Capsules

Games played April 16, 2014

NBA ROUNDUP: Bradley Beal scored 27 points and Washington clinched the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 118-102 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.

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Ferry sinks off South Korea; 6 dead, 290 missing

Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told passengers to wait for rescuers.

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Man charged with marathon hoax is held on bail

The man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker was sent to a state psychiatric facility for an evaluation Wednesday after an initial court appearance.

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