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Deputy lowered from chopper comes face to face with bears

As Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Ricky Hernandez was being lowered from a helicopter to inspect an abandoned car in rugged terrain, his team spotted a bear on the ground. But when team members tried to warn Hernandez, they lost radio contact.

Kevin Spacey skips award shows to help aspiring Arab actors

Kevin Spacey skipped the Screen Actors Guild awards, which handed him a win for his wildly popular role on "House of Cards", to watch 34 young actors from across the Arab world perform a play as part of his foundation's Home Grown initiative supporting local talent.

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St. Louis to take down homeless tent city near downtown

A large homeless encampment near downtown St. Louis will soon be torn down due to health and safety concerns, but the city’s Human Services director says officials will work with the residents to help them find better alternatives.

Boys basketball: Vienna 73, Richland 59

The Vienna Eagles jumped out to a 12-point lead after the first quarter Tuesday on their way to a 73-59 win against Richland.

Boys basketball: Fatima 77, Dixon 43

Nolan Huot scored 23 points to lead the Comets to a 77-43 defeat of Dixon.

Boys basketball: Russellville 51, Calvary 37

Coy Bond tossed in 17 points Tuesday to lead the Russellville Indians in a 51-37 win against the Calvary Lutheran Lions.

Softball: Struemph named preseason all-conference

The Missouri State softball team recently was selected to finish seventh in the Missouri Valley Conference according to the preseason poll of coaches.

Hughes named preseason All-American

Westminster College junior Deion Hughes has been named to the 2015 D3baseball.com Preseason All-America team.

Lincoln football player Walls invited to Showcase

Lincoln University senior Davon Walls will participate in the College Gridiron Showcase all-star game Saturday in Arlington, Texas.

Prep wrestling: Falcons split

The Blair Oaks wrestling team won one match and lost one Tuesday, falling 47-24 to Sedalia and defeating Knob Noster 57-23.

Girls basketball: Helias frosh lose to Tolton

The Helias Lady Crusaders’ freshman team fell 40-24 to the Father Tolton junior varsity Tuesday in the Helias Gym.

Girls Basketball: Jamestown, Prairie Home win

Haley Windsor and Justice Miller each reached double digits, but Russellville fell to Jamestown on Tuesday in the Russellville Tournament.

Boys basketball: Helias frosh fall to Tolton

The Helias Crusaders dropped a 41-40 decision to Father Tolton in freshman action Tuesday in the Helias Gym.

Gunmen storm Libya hotel, killing American, 9 others

In the latest sign of Libya’s descent into chaos, gunmen stormed a luxury hotel used by diplomats and businessmen in the capital on Tuesday, killing 10 people, including an American, a French citizen and three people from Asia.

Boys Basketball: Blair Oaks 68, Southern Boone 62

The Blair Oaks Falcons put four players in double figures while claiming a 68-62 win against Southern Boone on Tuesday night.

‘Wicked storm’ — drops 2 feet of snow on New England

Its winds howling at more than 70 mph, the Blizzard of 2015 slammed Boston and surrounding parts of New England on Tuesday with none of the mercy it unexpectedly showed New York City, piling up more than 2 feet of snow.

Tuesday's NHL Capsules

Games played on Jan. 27, 2015

NHL ROUNDUP: Jaroslav Halak stopped 40 shots, falling 8.1 seconds short of his second consecutive shutout of the New York Rangers, and the Islanders beat their biggest rival 4-1 on Tuesday night in their return from the NHL All-Star break.

209,000 Missourians sign up for health care on federal exchange

Nearly 38 percent more Missouri residents than last year have signed up health care insurance so far under the federal exchange.

Son: City Hall gunman in Minnesota clashed with authorities

A man killed in a confrontation with police outside a City Council meeting in suburban Minneapolis had a long history of friction with authorities, his son said Tuesday.

Tuesday's NBA Capsules

Games played on Jan. 27, 2015

NBA ROUNDUP: Kyrie Irving matched his season high with 38 points and LeBron James added 32 to lift the Cleveland Cavaliers to their seventh straight victory Tuesday night, 103-95 over the Detroit Pistons.

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