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Boys Basketball: Eugene 70, Hallsville 53

The Eugene Eagles used a big third quarter to rally for a win against the Hallsville Indians on Tuesday night.

Stream seeks recount in St. Louis County exec race

A former Republican state lawmaker who narrowly lost a November election for St. Louis County executive has asked for a recount on the final possible day to make such a request.

Girls Basketball: Fatima 75, Eldon 67

The Fatima Comets defeated Eldon on Thursday, 75-67, thanks to strong performances by Morgan Brandt, Sammey Bunch and Kate Massman.

Tsarnaev appears in court for first time since 2013

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the mother-in-law of a man who was shot and killed while being questioned by law enforcement after the bombings.

Missouri truck driver convicted of sex trafficking

A northwest Missouri commercial truck driver has been convicted of transporting a minor across state lines for prostitution.

Ichabods top Lincoln women

The Lincoln women shot just 25 percent from the field and dropped a 61-46 decision against Washburn.

Lincoln men fall to Washburn

The Lincoln men’s basketball team played Washburn to a virtual standstill in the second half Thursday night, but by that point the game was well out of reach.

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Exiles divided on plans to thaw US-Cuba relations

When Cuban and American leaders announced they would restore diplomatic relations after a standoff lasting more than a half-century, all eyes in the U.S. immediately turned to Miami, where many expected the country’s largest population of Cuban exiles to pour angrily into the streets.

Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policy

A lack of unanimity in both political parties toward President Barack Obama’s sudden move to re-establish ties with Cuba complicates any congressional effort to scuttle the most significant change in U.S. policy toward the communist island in 50-plus years.

Borghardt, White honored by NAIA

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced Thursday that Central Methodist quarterback/wide receiver Kaleb Borghardt and linebacker Conner White are among 319 football student-athletes that have been named 2014 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes.

Westminster Blue Jays lose

The Westminster Blue Jays dropped to 2-7 on the season with a 70-52 loss to Simpson College on Wednesday night.

Ferguson, Dellwood host resource fair Friday

The cities of Ferguson and Dellwood are hosting a community resource fair Friday to connect residents with nonprofit service providers.

Man charged in Illinois gun theft tied to Ferguson

An Illinois parolee has been charged with helping steal assault-style rifles and other firearms from a store and plotting to sell them to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.

Putin: West wants to defang, declaw Russian bear

Sternly warning the West it cannot defang the metaphorical Russian bear, a confident-looking President Vladimir Putin promised Thursday to shore up the plummeting ruble and revive the economy within two years.

Missouri town gives rides home to drunk drivers

A suburban St. Louis police chief says a policy that allows officers to give suspected drunk drivers rides home is a community policing strategy designed to build citizen trust.

Obama signs legislation ending Nazi benefit checks

President Barack Obama on Thursday capped a swift and forceful response to an Associated Press investigation by signing into law a measure that bars suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving U.S. Social Security benefits.

Five Rams going to Ferguson

Jared Cook wants to be more than hands up. He wants to be hands on this holiday season.

Columbia College men fall at home

The Columbia College Cougars saw their NAIA record of 58 straight home wins at Southwell Complex come to a close Thursday with an 82-80 loss to Benedictine College.

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LA Kings erase 3-goal deficit, move past Blues 6-4

Shortly after the Los Angeles Kings gave up their eighth consecutive goal to St. Louis over the last two games, the defending Stanley Cup champions finally gathered themselves and answered back.

How will US respond to Sony hack?

The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Press has learned. The dramatic conclusion of a Korean role is based on subtle clues in the hacking tools left behind and the involvement of at least one computer in Bolivia previously traced to other attacks blamed on the North Koreans.

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