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Shattenkirk lifts Blues past Predators in shootout

Kevin Shattenkirk scored the winner in the shootout to lift the St. Louis Blues to a 5-4 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.

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Missouri falls again to Kentucky

Missouri coach Kim Anderson said his team would have to play a perfect game to defeat top-ranked Kentucky, which beat the Tigers 86-37 just 16 days earlier. It wasn’t a 49-point blowout, but it wasn’t perfect either, as the undefeated Wildcats rolled to a 69-53 win Thursday against Missouri at Mizzou Arena.

Thompson leads George Mason past Saint Louis 68-60

Shevon Thompson scored 19 points, hauled in 14 rebounds and led George Mason to a 68-60 win over Saint Louis on Thursday night.

Thursday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules

Games played on Jan. 29, 2015

COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Marc Loving scored 19 points and D'Angelo Russell added 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead Ohio State to an 80-56 victory over No. 16 Maryland on Thursday night.

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McCain to protesters: 'Get out of here, you low-life scum'

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain kicked protesters out of a committee hearing Thursday, calling them "low-life scum" as they hollered for the arrest of one of the witnesses, former secretary of state Henry Kissinger.

Thursday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules

Games played on Jan. 29, 2015

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: A'ja Wilson scored 17 points, Alaina Coates had 14 points and 10 rebounds and No. 1 South Carolina routed Alabama for the second time this month in a 85-54 victory Thursday night.

St. Louis seeks more police with recent increase in crime

As St. Louis leaders make their pitch to spend nearly $10 million on an extra 160 city police officers, they often point to last summer’s fatal shooting of Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson as a catalyst for the recent spike in violent crime.

Thursday's NHL Capsules

Games played on Jan. 29, 2015

NHL ROUNDUP: Kevan Miller scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period, Tuukka Rask stopped 43 shots, and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Islanders 5-2 on Thursday night.

Google's 4Q earnings disappoint, but CFO eases the letdown

Google has gotten into the habit of missing analysts' earnings targets, frustrating investors who believe the online search leader would be more profitable it wasn't pouring so much money into far-flung projects such as Internet-connected eyewear and driverless cars.

For traders, oil's plunge takes a toll on egos and accounts

The plunge in oil has crushed the Russian ruble, erased $80 billion from Exxon Mobil's market value and pushed Venezuela to the brink of economic collapse. But to Justin Thomas, the real drama in oil unfolds on a smaller scale, a story told in tiny, second-by-second moves in prices on his computer screen.

India woman sues Uber after reporting driver raped her

A woman who says an Uber driver raped her in New Dehli, India, on Thursday accused the company in a lawsuit filed in U.S. court of failing to properly investigate the alleged assailant's background.

Rod McKuen, mega-selling poet and performer, dies at 81

Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and '70s won him an Oscar nomination and made him one of the best-selling poets in history, has died. He was 81.

Amazon's big spending pays off in 4th quarter

It was a Prime quarter for Amazon. Amazon surprised investors on Thursday with a fourth-quarter profit that soundly beat expectations, despite a continued increase in spending and a slight sales miss, partly linked to the strong dollar. Investors drove shares up over 11 percent in aftermarket trading.

Thursday's Business News Highlights

From Jan. 29, 2015

Here are business news highlights from Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015.

Strong earnings, job news give stocks a lift

After a shaky start, U.S. stocks rebounded Thursday, snapping a two-day losing streak.

Senate passes Keystone pipeline bill

The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment.

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TV Review: A murder at the edge of the world takes 'Fortitude' to crack

A sick child. Buried treasure. A bit of wiggle room in honoring wedding vows. An all-important tourist project suddenly imperiled. Plus polar bears that outnumber humans, which means everyone (kids included) totes a rifle just in case.

‘The Thorn Birds’ author Colleen McCullough dies at 77

Best-selling Australian author Colleen McCullough, whose novel “The Thorn Birds” sold 30 million copies worldwide, has died at age 77 after a long illness.

Visa announces 4-to-1 stock split

Payment processor Visa has announced a four-to-one stock split, effective March 18.

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Alden stepping down at Missouri

Last day as athletic director will be Aug. 31

The longest-tenured University of Missouri athletic director since the legendary Don Faurot will be stepping down, as Mike Alden has announced he will leave the post Aug. 31.

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