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Pee, flush, repeat: Second reservoir to be emptied because of urine contamination

The mix of 38 million gallons of treated water and one teen’s urine has proven unacceptable to Portland officials who plan to flush away the whole lot — the second time in less than three years the city has gone to such lengths to keep its water pure.

Famous Los Angeles mountain lion exposed to poison

A mountain lion that appeared strong and healthy when it was photographed as it ruled a wilderness park in the middle of Los Angeles has been exposed to rat poison and is suffering from mange, officials said.

Holder: Hate crimes 'an affront to who we are'

All Americans stand with the mourners of three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday, adding that hate crimes are “an affront” to the nation.

Thursday's National League Capsules

Games played on April 17, 2014

NATIONAL LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Hyun-Jin Ryu stretched his road scoreless streak to 26 innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 Thursday to avoid a sweep.

Thursday's American League Capsules

Games played on April 17, 2014

AMERICAN LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Ian Kinsler homered and drove in four runs, and the Detroit Tigers held on for a 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday.

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Shields strikes out 12, Royals sweep Astros 5-1

James Shields struck out 12 in eight innings and the Kansas City Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 5-1 win on Thursday night.

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Wainwright's 2-hitter leads Cards past Nats 8-0

Adam Wainwright threw a two-hitter Thursday night for his seventh career shutout, chipped in at the plate with a double and single, and St. Louis benefited from four errors by Washington in the Cardinals' 8-0 victory.

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JCPD cancels advisory seeking young girl

UPDATE: Jefferson City police indicate the girl named in this advisory has been located and is safe, and the advisory has been canceled.

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Judge won't order recalled GM cars to be parked

A Texas federal judge has denied an emergency motion that would have forced General Motors to tell owners of more than 2 million recalled cars to stop driving them until the ignition switches are replaced.

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Police search home of KC highway shooting suspect

Police arrested a suspect Thursday in a string of random vehicle shootings on Kansas City-area highways over the past few weeks that have wounded three motorists and frightened many more.

Overall index up in rural Midwest banker survey

The overall index for an economic survey of bankers in 10 Midwestern and Plains states has risen for a second consecutive month, suggesting more growth in the months ahead.

Chipotle plans first price hike in three years

Chipotle is feeling confident that customers are willing to pay more for its burritos, bowls and tacos.

Budget office: Wage boost would cost firms $15B

A Senate Democratic bill gradually increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would require private businesses to spend $15 billion more in salaries when it takes full effect in 2017, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Thursday.

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Unity on display with peaceful rallies

Ukrainian unity was on display Thursday night as peaceful demonstrations were held in at least four eastern cities condemning Russia for its perceived meddling in Ukrainian affairs.

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Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find

Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December.

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Overcoming the 'uncanny valley' to catch a pedophile

Dutch non-profit animates a 10-year-old 'Sweetie' as bait

Technology is all too often used by pedophiles and those who cater to them. Now a Dutch non-profit has turned the tables and is putting technology to work stopping pedophilia.

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Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions - for now

In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by Moscow's annexation of Crimea.

Tournament in search of catfish on Missouri River

Mid-Missouri hosts King Kat Tournament Trail

A professional catfish tournament will be casting into the Missouri River on Saturday.

Oshie ruled out for Blues playoff opener

The St. Louis Blues have ruled out forward T.J. Oshie for their playoff opener against the Chicago Blackhawks, but Vladimir Tarasenko is set to return after missing 15 games with a broken thumb.

A word of caution about relying on Dr. Internet

Researchers find health information on the web isn't always reliable

If you happen to consult the Internet on health issues, rather than talking them over with your doctor, you might be making a big mistake.

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