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Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock

Apple plans to buy back an additional $30 billion of its stock, raise its quarterly dividend by 8 percent and split its stock for the first time in nine years.

Mo. Senate backs potential for preschool ratings

Missouri senators have endorsed legislation that could lead to the development of a preschool rating system by private or nonprofit groups.

Mo. House endorses motorcycle helmet law change

The Missouri House has endorsed a bill that would allow motorcyclists over the age of 21 to forgo wearing helmets while traveling on the road.

Mo. House endorses June primary election date

The Missouri House gave initial approval to legislation that would move the state's primary elections to June.

Navy veteran, 92, finally gets military medals

A 92-year-old military veteran has gotten long-overdue medals he earned for serving in the Navy during World War II.

Feds investigating brakes on Chevrolet Impala

Federal regulators are investigating the 2014 Chevrolet Impala after a driver reported that the emergency braking system activated multiple times without warning.

Southern Oregon farmers divided on GMO bans

Southern Oregon farmers are choosing sides in a pair of local campaigns to ban genetically modified crops.

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Sub records detailed images of WWII wreck

An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II, according to the Massachusetts company that surveyed the wreckage to mark the disaster’s 70th anniversary.

Blues hope history won’t repeat against Blackhawks

The St. Louis Blues don’t want their recent playoff history repeating itself.

Drug firm exec gets 16 months in inside-trade case

A former pharmaceutical executive has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for his role in an insider trading scheme.

Pujols hits milestone

Albert Pujols reached 500 homers in a hurry.

Tuesday's NBA Playoff Capsules

Games played on April 22, 2014

NBA PLAYOFFS ROUNDUP: DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points and 14 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets 100-95 on Tuesday night, evening their first-round playoff series at one game apiece.

Tuesday's American League Capsules

Games played on April 22, 2014

AMERICAN LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Jacoby Ellsbury doubled, tripled, drove in two runs and made a sliding catch in his return to Fenway Park, helping the New York Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka beat the Boston Red Sox 9-3 Tuesday night.

Tuesday's National League Capsules

Games played on April 22, 2014

NATIONAL LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Albert Pujols became the first major leaguer to hit his 499th and 500th homers in the same game, driving in five runs to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Washington Nationals 7-2 Tuesday night.

House OKs use of cannabis extract for epilepsy

The Missouri House has endorsed legislation allowing use of a cannabis extract by people whose epilepsy is not relieved by other treatments.

Man who avoided prison for 13 years seeks release

A St. Louis man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for more than a decade before he was locked up last year is asking a Missouri judge to set him free.

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Shields, Moustakas lead Royals past Indians 8-2

James Shields allowed two runs in six innings and Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer to lead the Kansas City Royals to an 8-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.

Big 12 coaches discuss state of college football

The mercurial state of college football could be summed up by listening to Big 12 coaches respond to questions Monday as spring practices draw to a close.

Auburn won’t ask NCAA to lift penalty against new coach

Auburn won’t ask the NCAA to lift the show-cause penalty against new basketball coach Bruce Pearl.

Vols hire Tyndall

Tennessee’s coaching position had just become available when Donnie Tyndall received a text message urging him to pursue the job.

Tuesday's NHL Playoff Capsules

Games played on April 22, 2014

NHL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Max Pacioretty lifted the Montreal Canadiens into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday night with a power-play goal with 43 seconds remaining for a 4-3 victory and a four-game sweep of Tampa Bay.

Columbia police investigate homicide

Columbia police are investigating the death of a man in an apartment building as a homicide.

Army leader suspended after insensitivity claims

A Fort Carson commander who wasn’t allowed to leave for Afghanistan with his troops last month was suspended over allegations that he was insensitive to victims of sexual assault and discrimination, a newspaper reported Tuesday.

US reviewing plans for fewer troops in Afghanistan

The White House is reviewing a new series of options that would leave fewer than 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan next year, a U.S. official said Tuesday.

US troops head to exercises in Eastern Europe

U.S. Army paratroopers are arriving in Poland to begin a series of military exercises in four countries across Eastern Europe to bolster allies in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula last month.

Activity at NKorea site hints at nuke test preps

Commercial satellite imagery shows increased activity at North Korea’s nuclear test site but not enough to indicate an underground atomic explosion is imminent, a U.S. research institute said Tuesday.

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Navalny's conviction in Russia a chilling message

A Moscow judge on Tuesday left open the possibility of jailing President Vladimir Putin’s main critic for years, a sign of Putin’s increasingly hard-line rule against opponents.

Ukraine orders new 'anti-terror' operation

Ukraine’s acting president ordered security forces to resume “anti-terror” operations in the country’s east Tuesday after the bodies of two people allegedly abducted by pro-Russia insurgents were found and a military aircraft was reported to be hit by gunfire.

Thawing out: Warmer temperatures lift US economy

Spring’s thaw is reviving the economy, too. A recent batch of government and business reports show a U.S. economy emerging from winter’s deep freeze.

Earnings and corporate deals lift US stocks

Corporate deals and some solid earnings reports propelled the stock market to its sixth straight gain Tuesday.

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Lucey is top dog in ‘Beautiful Bulldog’ event

Lucey is a slobbering 18-month-old pooch whose human family dreams of making her a therapy dog.

Missouri House panel endorses bonding plan

A Missouri House panel has endorsed a bonding proposal that calls for spending at least $200 million on a new state mental health facility in Fulton.

Missouri Democrats name new staff leaders

The Missouri Democratic Party announced a pair of new leaders Monday as it heads into a 2014 election with a goal of putting a dent in the large state legislative majorities enjoyed by Republicans.

Latest death row appeal focuses on execution drug

A federal appeals court on Monday denied a stay of execution for a condemned Missouri man scheduled to die later this week.

Lobbyists spent $200K on lawmakers' trips

Industry and special interest groups spent more than $200,000 in the last three years on trips for Missouri lawmakers, according to a newspaper analysis.

Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal

Swan Lockett had high hopes that President Barack Obama’s health overhaul would lead her family to an affordable insurance plan, but that hasn’t happened.

Dozens denied Navy base access due to past crimes

Dozens of transportation workers have been denied access to Navy bases on the East Coast because of their criminal histories since more stringent rules were put in place following a fatal shooting aboard a destroyer in Virginia, according to figures provided by the Navy.

Royals lose coach in pregame, then squirrel steals show before K.C. falls to Cleveland

The Royals lost a coach during batting practice. Then a squirrel ran onto the field.

Monday's NBA Playoff Capsules

Games played April 21, 2014

NBA PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Zach Randolph scored 25 points to help the Memphis Grizzlies defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-105 in overtime on Monday night and tie their first-round playoff series at one game apiece.

Bulls’ Noah is NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year

There were some emotional moments and some funny stories as Joakim Noah accepted the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year award on Monday, like this one.

Jazz will not bring back Corbin

The Utah Jazz front office is searching for a new coach after declining to offer Tyrone Corbin a new contract.

Retires as coach of Timberwolves, ending 23-year NBA career

As his 23rd season as an NBA coach entered the home stretch, Rick Adelman looked tired.

Knicks fire Woodson after lost season

Mike Woodson had the Knicks on top of their division and in the second round of the playoffs, destinations that had become unreachable and practically unimaginable in New York.

Quarterback, Chiefs talking extension

Alex Smith would like to stay in Kansas City. He just doesn’t want to waste his time dealing with the negotiations that could keep him with the Chiefs beyond next season.

Wanting to get last season’s bad taste out of their mouths, Chiefs begin workouts

More than three frustrating months after their season ended in Indianapolis, the Kansas City Chiefs gathered for the start of offseason workouts Monday and there was plenty of news for coach Andy Reid to deliver.

Pinehurst No. 2 gets ready to host two U.S. opens

Pinehurst No. 2 is ready for its double dip of U.S. opens.

Lyons solid in first start, but Mets blank Cards

Tyler Lyons stepped into the St. Louis rotation and looked right at home. Too bad for him, the Cardinals couldn’t get anyone home to help him.

Blackhawks shut out Blues, pull to within 2-1 in series

Corey Crawford made 34 saves in his third career postseason shutout, and the Chicago Blackhawks got back into their playoff series with the St. Louis Blues with a 2-0 victory in Game 3 on Monday night.

Monday's National League Capsules

Games played April 21, 2014

NATIONAL LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Ike Davis became the first player to hit grand slams for different teams in the same April, and Neil Walker had a winning run single with two outs in the ninth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates twice overcame deficits to beat the Reds 6-5 Monday night.

Monday's American League Capsules

Games played April 21, 2014

AMERICAN LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Clay Buchholz allowed six runs in the third inning, and the Baltimore Orioles held on to beat the Red Sox 7-6 Monday in the annual Patriots' Day morning game at Fenway Park, a year after the Boston Marathon bombings.

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