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Patrick Kennedy memoir creates rift among his family

A memoir by former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy has created a rift with family members upset over his portrayal of family secrecy, substance abuse and mental illness, including that of his father, late Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy.

Westminster volleyball wins seventh straight

The Westminster Blue Jays extended their winning streak to seven matches when they posted a 25-17, 25-9, 22-25, 25-22 win against Blackburn on Tuesday night.

Miners volleyball wins seventh straight

The Missouri S&T Miners won their seventh straight match by posting a 25-18, 18-25, 25-22, 25-19 victory against Drury on Tuesday night.

Man gets 10 years for great-grandmother's sledgehammer death

A 19-year-old Oregon man convicted of manslaughter for helping kill his great-grandmother with a sledgehammer was sentenced Tuesday to a decade in prison.

Police identify man found slain in Wellston

A suburban St. Louis man who was gunned down over the weekend had attended homecoming activities at his alma mater earlier in the day.

Atlanta man sentenced in homeless check cashing scheme

An Atlanta man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in a gang scheme that used homeless people to cash counterfeit checks.

Falcon Basketball Club holds tryouts

The Falcon Basketball Club will hold tryouts Sunday for the upcoming season at the high school gym.

3 Helias tennis players move on to state meet

The Helias Lady Crusaders qualified a singles player and a doubles team for the individual state meet with their results Tuesday in sectionals.

Lady Jays doubles team advances to state

The Jefferson City doubles team of Athira Nambiar and Erica Dunn advanced to the Class 2 individual state tennis tournament with a victory Tuesday in sectionals.

Pedestrian hit by car in Jefferson City

A Jefferson City man received minor injuries Tuesday afternoon when a car struck him while he was crossing a street.

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Fowles, Lynx pull out tense Game 2 to even WNBA Finals 1-1

Sylvia Fowles and the Minnesota Lynx walked off the court after Game 2 of the WNBA Finals standing tall, responding with an aggression and desperation that was sorely needed after losing homecourt advantage in the opener.

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Keuchel, Astros beat Yankees in AL wild-card game

Dallas Keuchel pitched three-hit ball for six baffling innings, Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez each homered, and the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 3-0 Tuesday night in the American League wild-card game.

Michigan factory supervisor wins $310.5M Powerball ticket

A supervisor at a Michigan fiberglass factory who won a $310.5 million Powerball jackpot said Tuesday that she immediately quit her one-time “nasty, dirty” job and will buy land to build houses for her family.

EPA finds hazardous waste violations at UMKC

The University of Missouri-Kansas City will pay a $23,679 civil penalty as part of a settlement reached with the Environmental Protection Agency for violating federal regulations involving the storage and handling of hazardous waste.

House Speaker Richardson to lead Rubio’s Missouri campaign

Missouri’s Republican House Speaker Todd Richardson will lead GOP presidential hopeful Marco Rubio’s campaign in Missouri.

Company faces lawsuit over slur allegations

A federal agency has filed a lawsuit against a Missouri hotel management company over allegations that some of the company’s black employees were subjected to racial slurs.

Russia, US plan another talk to avoid air conflicts in Syria

Russia has informed the United States that Moscow is willing to continue talks to ensure the two countries’ aircraft don’t interfere with each other over Syria, senior U.S. military officials said Tuesday.

Top general in Afghanistan recommends keeping more US troops

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan recommended on Tuesday that President Barack Obama revise his plan and keep more than 1,000 U.S. troops in the country beyond 2016, just days after a deadly U.S. airstrike “mistakenly” hit a hospital during fierce fighting in the north.

NATO chief: Russian jets in Turkish airspace no accident

NATO’s secretary-general on Tuesday rejected Moscow’s claim that its military incursion into alliance airspace over Turkey wasn’t intentional or important, saying there were two separate incidents and “the violation lasted for a long time.”

Sunken ship had enough lifeboats, but storm overpowered it

Crew members trained regularly in calm waters to handle the lifeboats would instead likely have struggled against buffeting by huge 50-foot waves, a vessel taking on water and listing to one side and winds the Coast Guard estimated reached 140 mph. Life rafts can get torn apart. Lifeboats become impossible to drop into the sea.

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