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Analysis: Lawmakers opt for privacy in budget deals

As the clock winds down for Missouri lawmakers to compromise on some of the most contentious bills of the legislative session, questions are being raised about closed-doors negotiations that allow a few key players to shape state policy out of the public’s sight.

Liotta recalls Scorsese discussion before ‘Goodfellas’ shoot

The Tribeca Film Festival ended Saturday night with a bang — a special 25th anniversary screening of the Martin Scorsese gangster flick “Goodfellas.”

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Correspondents’ dinner mixes big names in media, politics

Two secretaries of state, Tea Leoni and Madeleine Albright, arrived arm in arm as a wide mix of Hollywood and Washington players gathered for the national “Nerd Prom.”

Home-ice advantage overrated in Wild-Blues series

NHL teams play all season for home-ice advantage. Only to give it away. It hasn’t meant much at all in the Wild-Blues first-round Western Conference series.

Castroneves grabs IndyCar pole, leads Team Penske charge

Helio Castroneves, Will Power and Team Penske will start from a familiar position at the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama: Up front.

Ex-Oklahoma investigator accused of lying about credentials

A former Oklahoma Veterans Affairs Department chief investigator who was fired after authorities said they discovered he had faked his credentials and was actually a convicted felon is facing new criminal charges.

Love, cookies helped sisters lost in Michigan woods survive

Two sisters from Oklahoma and Nebraska said Saturday that they survived in a remote part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula on love for their family, melted snow and the little food they had in their snow-crippled SUV.

Saturday's MLS Capsules

Games played on April 25, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ROUNDUP: Benny Feilhaber scored from distance in stoppage time and Sporting Kansas City rallied to tie the Houston Dynamo 4-4 on Saturday night.

Saturday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on April 25, 2015

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Erik Compton birdied three of five holes after a nearly six-hour rain delay Saturday, giving the two-time heart transplant recipient a share of the lead with Jason Day early in the third round of the rain-plagued Zurich Classic.

Saturday's NHL Playoff Capsules

Games played on April 25, 2015

NHL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Nikolay Kulemin scored the go-ahead goal with 9:27 left and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 on Saturday to force Game 7 in the first-round playoff series.

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