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Public gets second chance to weigh in on education standards

Public hearing set for Monday in Jefferson City

The public is getting a second chance on Monday to weigh in on an effort to review Missouri’s educational standards at a public hearing in Jefferson City.

Organizations urge MU to protect Jewish students

Sixteen national organizations are asking the University of Missouri to ensure the safety of Jewish students after anti-Semitic messages were found last week.

Attorney General sues Missouri meat-processing facility

Attorney General Chris Koster has filed a lawsuit accusing a small southeast Missouri meat-processing plant of polluting a steam with slaughterhouse waste.

SpaceX shipment arrives at space station: 1st espresso maker

The SpaceX supply ship arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, delivering the world’s first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts.

Parents of marathon victim say take death penalty off table

The parents of the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing are urging federal authorities to consider taking the death penalty off the table for the man convicted in the case.

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US senator says it’s time to put a woman on the $20 bill

The first woman to serve as both governor and U.S. senator is backing a campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill.

Western Conference teams face perilous path to NBA Finals

With the 4-3 lead, two outs and no runners on base in the bottom of the seventh, Green Ridge could taste the victory over California and advancing in the winners bracket of the fourth annual Calvary Lutheran/New Bloomfield Invitational. But so could the Pintos.Tony Parker thought he’d seen it all in the Western Conference.

Eastern Conference features three teams at .500 or worse

Having trouble envisioning an upset in the Eastern Conference playoffs?

Ex-police commander accused of torture decries reparations

Disgraced Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge says he finds it hard to believe the city is establishing a fund to compensate alleged victims of torture by him and his officers.

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Wacha has 7 strong innings, Cardinals shut down Reds, 6-1

Michael Wacha pitched seven strong innings and Yadier Molina delivered a bases-clearing double to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.

Friday's NHL Playoff Capsules

Games played on April 17, 2015

NHL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and two assists, and Alex Ovechkin scored once, leading the Washington Capitals and fill-in goalie Philipp Grubauer past the New York Islanders 4-3 Friday night to even their first-round playoff series at a game apiece.

Royals shortstop Escobar exits, injured by late Lawrie slide

Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar was helped off the field without putting weight on his left leg Friday night after Oakland's Brett Lawrie slid into him in a play at second base.

Friday's MLB Capsules

Games played on April 17, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Jose Iglesias singled through a drawn-in infield to drive in the winning run with one out in the ninth inning, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 2-1 Friday to improve their major league-best record to 9-1.

Royals recall Fuentes from Omaha, option Gore to NW Arkansas

The Royals have recalled outfielder Reymond Fuentes from Triple-A Omaha and optioned outfielder Terrance Gore to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

Missouri Senate approves change to license office bidding

The Missouri Revenue Department would be blocked from considering how much a business would pay back to the state for running license offices under a proposal moving forward in the Legislature.

Missouri OKs 15-month reduction in lifetime welfare benefits

More than 3,000 low-income Missouri families could lose monthly welfare assistance under a measure heading to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon for consideration, the first such bill approved by lawmakers this year among a number aimed at trimming social services.

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College a cappella: Not your granddad’s barbershop quartet

Their musical performances pack college auditoriums, though they play no instruments.

Catholic bishops: More executions a ‘grave concern’

Missouri’s Roman Catholic leaders are pressing anew for the abolishment of the state’s “flawed” system of capital punishment, expressing concern at the rapid recent pace of executions and questioning whether last-minute clemency requests get proper consideration.

Yahoo chooses to stay with Microsoft in updated search deal

Yahoo and Microsoft will keep working together on Internet search, but Yahoo is getting more control over the how the search results are presented.

Top US lawmakers strike deal to fast-track trade deals

Top lawmakers struck a bipartisan agreement Thursday to allow President Barack Obama to negotiate trade deals subject to a yes-or-no vote from Congress without the possibility of changes.

Washington auditor pleads not guilty to federal indictment

Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley, the elected official charged with rooting out government fraud and waste, pleaded not guilty Thursday after a federal grand jury indictment charged him with filing false tax returns, attempted obstruction of a civil lawsuit and possession of more than $1 million in stolen property related to his former business.

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Deputy shot while directing traffic near school

In what authorities call an apparent ambush by an angry motorist, a south Louisiana sheriff’s deputy was shot three times Thursday, sustaining injuries to his eye and chest in a gunfight that broke out at a school traffic zone.

Spain: Ex-IMF chief Rato probed by authorities in tax case

Former International Monetary Fund chief Rodrigo Rato was taken away by police Thursday night after tax officials spent hours searching his apartment in one of Madrid's wealthiest neighborhoods.

Coming to the Kentucky Derby? Leave selfie sticks at home

For the 160,000 people crammed into Churchill Downs on Derby Day, picture-taking can run neck-and-neck with betting and sipping mint juleps amid a winning field of photo opportunities: sleek racehorses, daring fashion statements, celebrities and the twin spires.

Connect the dots: Minnesota city gets umlauts back on signs

Minnesota’s Great Umlaut Crisis is over — and without Gov. Mark Dayton having to use his paint and brushes.

Thursday's NHL Playoff Capsules

Games played on April 16, 2015

NHL ROUNDUP: Derick Brassard and Ryan McDonagh scored in the first period and Henrik Lundqvist made the goals stand up as the New York Rangers won the opener of their playoff series with the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 Thursday night.

Suspect in 2 fatal shootings is dead

A Milwaukee man has taken his own life after inadvertently killing his teenage nephew in a revenge shooting designed to slay a motorist for a traffic accident that killed a younger nephew.

USDA to propose standards for organic seafood raised in US

After more than a decade of delays, the government is moving toward allowing the sale of U.S.-raised organic fish and shellfish. But don’t expect it in the grocery store anytime soon.

New Kansas rules limit spending of welfare benefits

A new Kansas law tells poor families they can’t use cash assistance from the state to attend concerts, get tattoos, see a psychic or buy lingerie. The list of don’ts runs to several dozen items.

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Homeland chief: Gyrocopter came in 'under the radar'

The gyrocopter that landed on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol “apparently literally flew in under the radar,” Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday, as concerned lawmakers questioned how it was allowed to happen and why.

Thursday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on April 16, 2015

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Jordan Spieth had a post-Masters letdown Thursday, shooting a 3-over 74 at the RBC Heritage to end his run of 16 straight rounds under par.

Thursday's MLB Capsules

Games played on April 16, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Kennys Vargas and Kurt Suzuki each hit a two-run homer, powering the Minnesota Twins past the Kansas City Royals 8-5 Thursday for their first series win this season.

Police: Man fatally shot inside MU parking garage

Authorities say an armed man was fatally shot inside a University of Missouri parking garage.

Missouri Senate seeks right to intervene in lawsuits

A measure allowing Missouri lawmakers to hire defense attorneys for lawsuits is moving forward.

Missouri Senate approves new public safety director

Lane Roberts, a former Joplin police chief, will become the leader of Missouri's Department of Public Safety.

Southwest Airlines unveils 'Missouri One' jet at KCI

Southwest Airlines has unveiled a Boeing 737 jet that is painted as though it's wrapped in the Missouri state flag.

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Video: Arizona officer rams police cruiser into suspect

Dramatic dash-cam videos of an arrest in Arizona showed an officer plowing his cruiser into an armed robbery suspect at high speed, once again putting police actions under the public microscope.

Former youth soccer coach sentenced for videotaping girls

A former youth soccer coach in a Kansas City suburb was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for secretly videotaping young girls on his team while they changed clothes.

With Iran deal, Washington shows it can work — sometimes

For at least a few days, Washington may have actually worked.

No timetable for Kyle Busch's return


HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — As he pulled off pit road at Daytona International Speedway moments before the season-opening Xfinity Series race, Kyle Busch said he looked to the left and noticed for the first time a concrete wall along the race track.

WireCo to move headquarters across border to Kansas

The business border wars continue between Kansas and Missouri.

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Islamic State militants seize villages near Ramadi

The Islamic State extremist group launched an offensive Wednesday in Iraq’s western Anbar province, capturing three villages near the provincial capital of Ramadi in what was the most significant threat to the city by the Sunni militants to date.

Turkey lashes out at pope, EU over Armenia genocide comments

Turkey was on the defensive Wednesday, lashing out at both Pope Francis and the European Union’s legislature for their descriptions of the Ottoman-era killing of Armenians as genocide.

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Cubans to open talks about US fugitives as ties warm

The U.S. and Cuba will open talks about two of America’s most-wanted fugitives as part of a new dialogue about law-enforcement cooperation made possible by President Barack Obama’s decision to remove Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terror, the State Department announced Wednesday.

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Small aircraft lands on Capitol lawn; pilot in custody

Police arrested a man who steered his tiny aircraft onto the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol after flying through restricted airspace around the National Mall Wednesday.

U.S. beats Mexico in men's soccer

SAN ANTONIO — Stanford sophomore Jordan Morris scored early in the second half in his first start for the U.S. national team, Juan Agudelo added his first international goal in four years and the Americans dispatched Mexico by their traditional 2-0 score in an exhibition game Wednesday night.

Wednesday's NBA Capsules

Games played on April 15, 2015

NBA ROUNDUP: Anthony Davis had 31 points and 13 rebounds and the New Orleans Pelicans earned their first playoff berth since 2011 with a 108-103 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night.

Ex-NFL star Hernandez convicted of murder

Sentenced to life in prison

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40-million contract and a standout career ahead of him.

Wednesday's NHL Playoff Capsules

Games played on April 15, 2015

NHL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Brock Nelson scored twice, Josh Bailey and Ryan Strome added goals, Jaroslav Halak made 24 saves, and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 4-1 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series Wednesday night.

Wednesday's MLB Capsules

Games played on April 15, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Mike Trout had three hits, scored twice and drove in a run to back another win in Texas for Hector Santiago as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Rangers 10-2 in a series finale Wednesday.