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Funeral for Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich set for Tuesday

A memorial service for Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich is scheduled for Tuesday in his hometown of Clayton.

Missouri GOP gubernatorial candidate cancels campaign events

Missouri's former House Speaker Catherine Hanaway has put her campaign for governor on hold following the death of state auditor Tom Schweich, who also was seeking the GOP nomination for governor.

Rose expected to play again this season

After knee surgery

CHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls can breathe a little easier. They expect Derrick Rose to return this season from his latest knee surgery.

Browns agree to deal with Josh McCown

To play quarterback

The Browns have yet another new quarterback, and this one has a familiar last name.

Florida brings back suspended forward Finney-Smith

Florida coach Billy Donovan will have his best player on the floor for his third attempt at win No. 500.

Unmasking of ‘Jihadi John’ as a London lad shocks Britain

The unmasking of Islamic State militant “Jihadi John” as a Londoner who had repeatedly been questioned by security services sent shock waves through Britain Friday, with Prime Minister David Cameron stepping in to defend British spy craft.

Kvapil's Sprint Cup car stolen before race

When Travis Kvapil got the call Friday, he figured someone on his race team was playing a joke.

Logano follows Daytona win with pole in Atlanta

Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano won the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway after a qualifying session in which 13 drivers didn’t get on the track after failing to pass inspection.

Democrats caught between Obama, Netanyahu on speech

Jewish House Democrats personally offered Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a chance to lower the political temperature after he accepted a Republican invitation to speak to Congress next week on Iran — a less provocative, closed-door session.

Northern Iowa to face Wichita State for Valley title

The most famous player ever to lace up his sneakers in the Missouri Valley Conference has been watching Northern Iowa and Wichita State for most of the season.

Pac-12 has several teams looking to solidify tourney spots

The Pac-12’s NCAA Tournament bubble is beginning to pulsate.

St. Joseph board fires 1 administrator, reassigns another

The St. Joseph school board has fired one school administrator and reassigned another in response to a highly critical audit.

Missouri deputy A.D. takes Appalachian State job

Appalachian State has hired Douglas Gillin as its athletic director.

Vanderbilt AD says Stallings’ outburst handled internally

Vanderbilt athletic director David Williams said Kevin Stallings’ outburst after the Commodores’ win at Tennessee was “unfortunate” and he will handle the issue internally.

Wainwright may miss Cardinals’ season opener

Adam Wainwright won’t pitch in exhibition games until mid-March because of his abdominal strain, a delay that could prevent the St. Louis Cardinals ace from starting the major league season opener April 5 at the Chicago Cubs on April 5.

Princeton women remain unbeaten

Blake Dietrick scored 18 points, Annie Tarakchian added 16, and No. 14 Princeton remained the only unbeaten Division I women’s team and made Courtney Banghart the winningest coach in school history with a 67-49 win Friday against Yale.

Friday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules

Games played on Feb. 27, 2015

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Blake Dietrick scored 18 points, Annie Tarakchian added 16, and No. 14 Princeton remained the only unbeaten Division I women's team and made Courtney Banghart the winningest coach in school history with a 67-49 win over Yale on Friday night.

Friday's NHL Capsules

Games played on Feb. 27, 2015

NHL ROUNDUP: Ryan Spooner scored his first NHL goal with 2:14 left in overtime and the Boston Bruins defeated the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Friday night after blowing a two-goal third-period lead.

Mexico official: Police capture top capo ‘La Tuta’ Gomez

Servando “La Tuta” Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico’s most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police, according to Mexican officials.

Friday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on Feb. 27, 2015

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Rory McIlroy's first PGA Tour event in five months lasted only two days.

House Republican leaders scrap education vote

In a political embarrassment for Republicans, House GOP leaders on Friday abruptly cancelled a vote on a bill to update the George W. Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law after struggling to find support from conservatives.

Teen certified as adult for trial in St. Louis hammer death

A 16-year-old has been certified to stand trial as an adult for his alleged role in the St. Louis hammer killing of a Bosnian immigrant.

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Gunman kills 7, commits suicide, in house-to-house rampage

A man who authorities say may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother killed seven people and then took his own life in a house-to-house shooting rampage that wiped out a swath of this tiny town in the Missouri Ozarks.

Missouri governor drops Cuba trip following auditor's death

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is canceling a trip to Cuba following the death of state Auditor Tom Schweich.

Nixon appoints Watson as interim state auditor

The Missouri auditor's office is carrying on its business after the death of Auditor Tom Schweich (shwyk).

Principal: ‘Vile’ cyberbullies worse than Iraq insurgents

A Massachusetts high school principal said cyberbullies who targeted some of his students are worse than the insurgents he fought in Iraq and vowed the anonymous posters would be found and punished.

VA chief backs outside medical care as new program falters

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald said Thursday he was committed to a law making it easier for veterans to get private health care, but he offered few answers for lawmakers irritated at the slow effort to put it in place.

Lawmaker faults district after autistic boy beaten

A Missouri lawmaker has criticized a suburban Kansas City school district after a student with Asperger’s syndrome was beaten so severely he was hospitalized.

House GOP weighs new approach on Homeland Security

Sounding a likely retreat, House Republicans weighed short-term funding Thursday to prevent a partial shutdown at the Department of Homeland Security while temporarily leaving in place Obama administration immigration policies they have vowed to repeal.

Facebook adds new gender option for users: fill in the blank

Facebook users who don’t fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank.

Cyber threats expanding, new US intelligence assessment says

The U.S. has elevated its appraisal of the cyber threat from Russia, the U.S. intelligence chief said Thursday, as he delivered the annual assessment by intelligence agencies of the top dangers facing the country.

Feds spot third baby orca born recently to imperiled pods

U.S. scientists following endangered killer whales from a research vessel have spotted a baby orca off the coast of Washington state, the third birth documented this winter but still leaving the population dangerously low.

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Fruits, vegetables get star-studded marketing push

What if cauliflower got the same type of marketing firepower as candy bars and potato chips?

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400-year-old books stolen in Italy are found in California

Two stolen Italian books dating to the 17th century that were discovered in the San Francisco Bay Area and many other plundered ancient artifacts will be returned to their country of origin, federal officials say.

Police: Body found in Kansas City well identified

Kansas City police say the body found last week in a city-owned well has been identified as a 27-year-old woman, though the cause of her death hasn't been released.

Falcons cut Jackson

The Atlanta Falcons on Thursday released running back Steven Jackson, who in two seasons with the team couldn’t recapture his 1,000-yard form that made him one of the league’s top backs with the St. Louis Rams.

Rams release Langford

The St. Louis Rams have released defensive tackle Kendall Langford, who lost his starting spot to rookie Aaron Donald last season.

Chiefs waive Fasano

The Kansas City Chiefs waived veteran tight end Anthony Fasano on Thursday, freeing up about $2 million in salary cap space that they could use to keep All-Pro linebacker Justin Houston.

Rams' Weinke happy about working with Bradford

Chris Weinke is looking forward to working with Sam Bradford.

Suffering just abdominal strain, Wainwright could be available for Opening Day

Adam Wainwright has been diagnosed with an abdominal strain but the St. Louis ace could be available to pitch the Cardinals’ opener April 5 at Wrigley Field.

Thursday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules

Games played on Feb. 26, 2015

COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Stanley Johnson scored 11 of his 15 points in the second half and No. 7 Arizona beat struggling Colorado 82-54 on Thursday night.

Thursday's NHL Capsules

Games played on Feb. 26, 2015

NHL ROUNDUP: Corey Crawford earned his second shutout of the season in the Chicago Blackhawks' 3-0 win over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.

Late 3 lifts Missouri women over No. 12 Texas A&M 70-69

Maddie Stock made the game-winning 3-pointer with 0.1 seconds left to give Missouri women a 70-69 upset over No. 12 Texas A&M on Thursday night.

Cameron man charged with murder in wife's death

Northwestern Missouri authorities have charged a 27-year-old man with murder in the shooting death of his wife.

Thursday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules

Games played on Feb. 26, 2015

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Tiffany Mitchell scored 16 points and No. 2 South Carolina beat No. 11 Mississippi State 69-50 on Thursday night to clinch a share of its second straight Southeastern Conference regular-season title.

Thursday's Golf Capsules

Games played on Feb. 26, 2015

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Playing in America for the first time this year, Rory McIlroy's first shot was a 2-iron out of play.

UMKC seeks to raise $6.75M from faculty, staff by June 2016

The University of Missouri-Kansas has set a new faculty and staff fundraising goal after surpassing the old one.

Stock market shrugs off net neutrality vote

The stock market largely shrugged off the Federal Communications Commission's vote to impose tougher rules on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes for the Internet and slowing or blocking Web traffic.

House budget panel wants more for K-12 education

Missouri’s public schools and community colleges would receive larger funding increases than recommended by Gov. Jay Nixon, under a budget plan presented Wednesday to a House committee.

Execution date set for Missouri inmate Andre Cole

The Missouri Supreme Court on Wednesday set an April execution date for 52-year-old Andre Cole, who killed a man in 1998 out of anger over a child support payment.

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