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Missouri virtual education case talks underway

Teachers who sued when a Missouri virtual education program stopped operating only four months after it began negotiating with the state and other authorities to settle the case, attorneys said.

St. Louis-area man accused of sexual torture

A St. Louis County man sexually tortured five women in his apartment at separate times over a period of several years, using threats and psychological control to keep them from leaving or going to police, the county prosecutor said Tuesday.

Blues getting closer to full strength

Oshie, Morrow return to practice

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Blues are getting closer to the lineup that set a franchise record for victories and challenged for first place overall, instead of the patchwork roster that lost six in a row to finish the regular season.

Panthers beat the odds

In NHL draft lottery

The Florida Panthers bucked the odds by jumping up a spot to win the NHL draft lottery and earn the right to the top pick in June.

Tarkanian on the mend after heart attack

Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian is up and moving around at a Las Vegas hospital and could go home this weekend after suffering a heart attack and contracting pneumonia.

Court expands legal rights for injured workers

The Missouri Supreme Court overturned 30 years of precedent with a ruling Tuesday that gives greater legal protections to injured workers who subsequently are fired from their jobs.

Tuesday's American League Capsules

Games played on April 15, 2014

AMERICAN LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Prince Fielder and Kevin Kouzmanoff hit back-to-back homers, Robbie Ross limited Seattle to five singles in seven-plus innings and the Texas Rangers beat the Mariners 5-0 Tuesday night.

Tuesday's National League Capsules

Games played on April 15, 2014

NATIONAL LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Mike Leake doubled and hit a two-run homer Tuesday night, ending Gerrit Cole's winning streak and leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates that completed two days full of homers and delays.

Tuesday's NBA Capsules

Games played on April 15, 2014

NBA ROUNDUP: Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 16 points and the New York Knicks, playing without the injured Carmelo Anthony, beat the Brooklyn Nets 109-98 on Tuesday night to win the season series between city rivals.

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Moon orbiter survives full lunar eclipse

Sky-gazers in North and South America were treated to a full lunar eclipse — at least those fortunate enough to have clear skies.

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