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Saturday's MLB Capsules

Games played on Aug. 29, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Rookie Luis Severino allowed four hits in six scoreless innings to lead the New York Yankees to a 3-1 victory over Matt Wisler and the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.

Illinois man charged in St. Louis New Year's Eve crash

A 27-year-old southern Illinois man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with a New Year's Eve collision in St. Louis.

Saturday's NFL Preseason Capsules

Games played on Aug. 29, 2015

NFL PRESEASON ROUNDUP: Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel made his case to reclaim the starting job by going 7 of 8 for 170 yards and two touchdowns in a 43-19 preseason win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday.

Saturday's WNBA Capsules

Games played on Aug. 29, 2015

WNBA ROUNDUP: Epiphanny Prince had 18 points and four steals and Tina Charles added 15 points and five assists to help the New York Liberty beat the Connecticut Sun 80-66 on Saturday night.

Teen charged with pushing Texas boy into pond in drowning

An East Texas teenager is accused of pushing his pregnant girlfriend's 3-year-old nephew into a pond so the boy would drown to make room for the unborn child to live at their home.

First drive in truck ends in flames at Missouri restaurant

A man's first drive in his new pickup truck has ended in flames in the drive-through of a Springfield restaurant.

Missouri high school football for Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015

Here are final scores from Missouri high school football contests on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015.

Saturday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on Aug. 29, 2015

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Bae Sang-moon is making the most of his final weeks before he starts mandatory military service in South Korea.

Saturday's MLS Capsules

Games played on Aug. 29, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ROUNDUP: Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore scored and Toronto FC beat the Montreal Impact 2-1 on Saturday to match their franchise season record with 11 victories.

Missouri mother pleads guilty in toddler's drowning death

A western Missouri woman has pleaded guilty in the drowning death of her 19-month-old daughter.

Missouri man arrested in attack that killed man, hurt woman

Authorities say a suspect in a southeast Missouri attack that killed a man and critically injured a woman has been arrested after fleeing from deputies.

Missouri sheriff says man killed in fight over woman

Southwest Missouri authorities say a man has been fatally stabbed in a fight over a woman.

Court denies motions from man set to be executed Tuesday

The Missouri Supreme Court has denied the latest legal challenges from a man scheduled to be executed Tuesday for raping and killing a 15-year-old Kansas City girl in 1989.

Royals LF Alex Gordon close to return from groin injury

Kansas City manager Ned Yost says left fielder Alex Gordon is "getting close" to rejoining the AL Central-leading Royals after missing almost two months with a strained left groin.

Funding appears elusive for St. Louis police body cameras

Finding money to purchase body cameras that's estimated to cost up to $2 million for St. Louis' police force appears elusive as more than a dozen Board of Aldermen members oppose a proposal to use "ward capital money" to pay for the technology.

Goodyear retiring iconic blimps

The fabled Goodyear Blimp is retiring. But don’t fret. That cigar-shaped thing you’ve seen over sports events will still be there.

St. Louis leaders agree to minimum wage increase to $11/hour

The minimum wage in St. Louis would rise to $11 per hour by 2018 under a measure approved Friday.

After delay, 1st Kansas City streetcar to arrive in October

Kansas City officials say the supplier of streetcars for the city's new downtown line is promising a new delivery date.

2 Missouri men face charges in killing of Florida doctor

Two Missouri men have been arrested in connection to the slaying of southwest Florida doctor, and one of the men is a longtime friend of the victim's husband.

Purple Heart, Bronze Star recipient fights for Rams spot

Long after the rest of the St. Louis Rams have left the practice field, Daniel Rodriguez drips with sweat, running dozens of extra pass routes with backup quarterback Austin Davis.

Another enrollment record at Maryville University

Fall enrollment has reached a record level for the 11th straight year at Maryville University in suburban St. Louis.

Friday's MLB Capsules

Games played on Aug. 28, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Blake Swihart hit an inside-the-park home run in the 10th inning and the Boston Red Sox stopped the New York Mets' seven-game winning streak, holding on for a 6-4 victory Friday night.

Lab failed to provide state with fetal-tissue reports

A state inspection report says a suburban St. Louis pathology lab failed to provide the state with an unknown number of reports on fetal tissue from the St. Louis Planned Parenthood clinic.

Friday's WNBA Capsules

Games played on Aug. 28, 2015

WNBA ROUNDUP: Epiphanny Prince scored 22 points and the New York Liberty clinched their first playoff berth in three seasons with an 81-68 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Friday night.

Friday's NFL Preseason Capsules

Games played on Aug. 28, 2015

NFL PRESEASON ROUNDUP: Tom Brady overcame two early interceptions to lead his first touchdown drive of the preseason as the New England Patriots beat the Carolina Panthers 17-16 on Friday night.

Cardinals put closer Trevor Rosenthal on paternity list

St. Louis Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal was put on the paternity leave list Friday as the club opened a weekend series at San Francisco.

Chiefs lose Wilson, Titans lose Searcy in preseason game

Chiefs wide receiver Albert Wilson and Titans safety Da'Norris Searcy were banged-up in the opening quarter of Friday night's preseason game.

Friday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on Aug. 28, 2015

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Jordan Spieth lost out on a chance to play the weekend at The Barclays. He also lost his No. 1 ranking.

Blues' first captain dies

Al Arbour, the bespectacled gentleman of a coach who molded a young and talented New York Islanders franchise into an NHL dynasty that won four straight Stanley Cups in the early 1980s, has died. He was 82.

Former student at elite prep school convicted of sex charges

A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of rape but convicted Friday of lesser sex offenses against a 15-year-old freshman girl in a case that exposed a tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with.

911 calls from fatal fire: 'Send somebody fast'

Homeowners frantically asked for help as a swiftly moving wildfire headed toward their houses, 911 audio calls show, and dispatchers tried to clear up confusion over injured firefighters from a blaze in Washington state that ultimately killed three firefighters.

After TV slaying, reporter's dad finds voice on gun control

Andy Parker’s resolve to fight for gun control formed in the hours after his daughter was shot and killed on live television. In his first interviews after the tragedy, he briefly mentioned the issue as he eulogized Alison. By Friday, he was pledging a full-scale fight for tougher gun laws on national TV.

US oil prices climb again after Thursday’s big jump

Oil prices surged again Friday, a day after recording their biggest gain in more than six years. U.S. crude rose 6.3 percent to finish at $45.22 per barrel after climbing 10.3 percent on Thursday.

Shell pauses Arctic offshore drilling for high wind, water

Strong winds and high waves that pounded the northern coast of Alaska have led Royal Dutch Shell PLC to temporarily stop exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean.

US stocks close nearly flat after a wild week

U.S. stocks are ending the day little changed at the end of a volatile week.

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Europe’s migrant crisis brings new death by land and sea

Death and desperation mounted in Europe’s migrant crisis Friday as Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the back of an abandoned truck, while an estimated 200 people were feared drowned off Libya when two overloaded boats capsized.

New Missouri law expands who can get order of protection

Victims of rape and sexual assault can get orders of protection against their assailants under a new Missouri law.

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University of Missouri grad assistants to continue movement

A steering committee working to improve conditions of graduate assistants at the University of Missouri plans to make changes that will more effectively communicate the group's message to school officials, several committee members said.

Missouri police training panel to hold public hearings

The public will have an opportunity to suggest changes to the training requirements of law enforcers in Missouri.

Medical examiner: Suspect shot by police had severed spine

The St. Louis medical examiner says the 18-year-old fatally shot by police last week suffered a severed spinal cord, prompting a lawyer for the family to further question the police contention that the suspect ran a short distance after the shooting.

Creve Coeur man identified as victim in St. Louis shooting

A man who was found fatally shot in south St. Louis has been identified.

White supremacist to defend himself in Jewish site shootings

A Missouri man who says he killed three people in suburban Kansas City last year because he thought they were Jewish gets his chance to defend himself against a capital murder charge

Thursday's MLB Capsules

Games played on Aug. 27, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Daniel Murphy hit a go-ahead double in the 13th inning after making a spectacular defensive play to end the 10th, leading the New York Mets over Philadelphia for their seventh straight win.

No charges in accidental shooting death of toddler

The St. Louis County prosecutor's office has determined that no charges will be filed in relation to the shooting death of 21-month-old Carter Epps.

Enrollment down slightly at Southeast Missouri State

Enrollment at Southeast Missouri State University is down for the first time in 20 years.

Jury: Cable company largely responsible in fatal blast

Time Warner Cable must pay nearly $6 million as part of a lawsuit alleging it was largely responsible for a fatal natural gas explosion that leveled an upscale Kansas City restaurant, jurors ruled Thursday.

Man charged in Jewish site deaths: Judge denying fair trial

A white supremacist charged with killing three people at Kansas City-area Jewish sites accused a judge on Thursday of denying him a fair trial for not allowing him to present evidence explaining his mindset at the time.

MU grad assistants to continue movement

A steering committee working to improve conditions of graduate assistants at the University of Missouri plans to make changes that will more effectively communicate the group’s message to school officials, several committee members said.

Credit impact unclear amid fight over new St. Louis stadium

It’s unclear whether halting payments for the current St. Louis football stadium, or refusing to make them for a potential new stadium, would hurt the state’s high credit rating, a state official told Missouri lawmakers Thursday.

Thursday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on Aug. 27, 2015

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: The start of the FedEx Cup playoffs brought out the worst score from Jordan Spieth in three months.