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Wilson signs 4-year contract extension with Seahawks

Russell Wilson is sticking around with the Seattle Seahawks.

Beijing to become first city to host winter and summer games

Throughout more than 120 years of Olympic history, no city has hosted both the winter and summer games. Now, Beijing will be the first do it — and in the span of just 14 years.

TriWest Healthcare plans to hire 500 people in Kansas City

An Arizona-based health care services company for the military plans to open a service center in Kansas City and hire 500 employees.

Missing father of golfer found safe

The father of PGA Tour player Billy Hurley III was found safe in Texas after he went missing for nearly two weeks, police said Friday.

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Jets surprised, disappointed Richardson hid his arrest

Todd Bowles and the New York Jets had no idea about Sheldon Richardson’s latest troubles until media reports started popping up early Thursday night. That’s around the same time Richardson’s parents found out, too.

Friday's MLB Capsules

Games played on July 31, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: New fan favorite Wilmer Flores hit a leadoff homer in the 12th inning to give the New York Mets a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday night in the opener of a pivotal series between the top teams in the NL East.

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Carpenter homers again as Cardinals beat Rockies 7-0

Matt Carpenter homered for the third time in two games, Michael Wacha pitched seven crisp innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Colorado Rockies 7-0 on Friday night.

Texas company asks Missouri to rethink power line rejection

A Houston-based company is asking Missouri utility regulators to reconsider their rejection of a proposed high-voltage power line that was planned for a multistate wind energy project.

Friday's WNBA Capsules

Games played on July 31, 2015

WNBA ROUNDUP: Maya Moore scored 21 points, the 10th straight game the All-Star MVP has had at least 20 points, and grabbed 10 rebounds to help the fast-starting Minnesota Lynx cruise to an 86-70 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Friday night.

Friday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on July 31, 2015

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Tiger Woods showed a rare flash of anger on a mostly stress-free day when his second shot on the eighth hole failed to clear a massive fairway bunker. The best he could do was to squeeze it onto the front of the green.

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Cardinals get reliever Jonathan Broxton from Brewers

The St. Louis Cardinals acquired reliever Jonathan Broxton from the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, supplementing their bullpen with another veteran.

Woman accused in antifreeze deaths wants statements tossed

Attorneys for a southwestern Missouri woman accused of fatally poisoning her husband and a son with antifreeze are asking a judge to toss out her videotaped statements to investigators.

I-70 lanes in St. Louis open again after water main break

The eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 in St. Louis have reopened after closure for about an hour when a water main break flooded the pavement.

Cierpiot elected by peers to Missouri House majority leader

Missouri House Republicans have elected Rep. Mike Cierpiot (SEEHR'-poy) of Lee's Summit as their new majority leader.

Endangered pallid sturgeon larvae found in Missouri River

Three fish larvae captured from the Missouri River last year have been confirmed as those of the endangered pallid sturgeon, the U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday.

Gurley impresses Rams in early tests

Despite Todd Gurley being ahead of schedule in his return from injury, the St. Louis Rams aren’t counting on the first-round pick right away.

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Already suspended, Jets’ Richardson in traffic trouble

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Sheldon Richardson has already been suspended four games by the NFL for drug use. The New York Jets defensive lineman is now facing trouble with the law.

Coleman appointed to Missouri utility regulation panel

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he'll appoint former state Sen. Maida Coleman to a panel of utility regulators.

Probation in hit-and-run case angers relatives of victim

Relatives of a suburban St. Louis man killed by a hit-and-run vehicle are angry after the driver received probation.

Charges reduced against Missouri teen in grandparents' death

A southwest Missouri prosecutor has reduced the murder charge against an 18-year-old man accused of killing his grandparents.

Cardinals, Fox Sports Midwest announce new deal

The St. Louis Cardinals will stay on Fox Sports Midwest through 2032, thanks to an agreement announced Thursday.

Dodgers add pitching in 13-player deal

The first-place Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their pitching staff on the eve of the trade deadline, completing a 13-player deal with the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins that sent two starters and two relievers to the NL West leaders Thursday.

Ohio State levels penalties

Suspends four players for opener

CHICAGO — Ohio State will face one of its toughest tests of the season without its best defensive player and three talented receivers.

Pirates get Soria to bolster bullpen

The Pittsburgh Pirates made another move to upgrade their bullpen Thursday night, acquiring right-hander Joakim Soria from the Detroit Tigers for a minor leaguer.

Victim of fatal shooting at beach identified

Authorities have released the identity of a man fatally shot at an eastern Missouri beach.

Missouri man, 55, drowns in creek

Authorities say a 55-year-old southern Missouri man has drowned in a creek.

Blue Jays land Price in Toronto's 2nd big trade of week

Toronto acquired All-Star left-hander David Price from the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, the second major move in less than a week by the Blue Jays as they chase their first postseason appearance since 1993.

No move to alter Olympic venues despite water contamination

Sailors and other athletes preparing for the Olympics have been training for months in contaminated waters where the Rio Games will be held. Many believe moving events now would put them at a disadvantage, even though water-quality tests analyzed by the Associated Press show athletes have a high chance of being exposed to viruses.

AP Investigation: Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics

The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America’s first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, an Associated Press investigation has found.

Congress passes 3-month highway, transit aid patch

Congress sent President Barack Obama a three-month bill to keep highway and transit money flowing to states on Thursday, one day before the deadline for a cutoff of funds.

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Wing part could help solve what happened to MH370

A barnacle-encrusted wing part that washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island could help solve one of aviation’s greatest mysteries, as investigators work to connect it to the Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished more than a year ago.

St. Louis area health system endures 20-hour computer outage

An executive with the St. Louis area's biggest hospital provider say the network is rebounding from a 20-hour computer outage that disrupted its operations system-wide.

Thursday's MLB Capsules

Games played on July 30, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Justin Upton hit a three-run homer through a driving rain with two outs in the ninth inning, and the San Diego Padres stunned the New York Mets 8-7 Thursday as they overcame a six-run deficit during a game delayed nearly four hours by two storms.

Thursday's Golf Capsules

Tournament played on July 30, 2015

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Donald Trump's show-stealing arrival Thursday at the Women's British Open upstaged Hyo-Joo Kim's latest strong start in a major championship.

Executive, daughter on college trip killed in plane crash

The victims of a fiery plane crash in Milwaukee were identified Thursday as a top executive at a Boston capital investment firm and his teenage daughter who were traveling to the Midwest for a college visit.

Teen accused of suffocating newborn son, then going shopping

A teenage girl suffocated her just-born baby boy before putting his body in a shopping bag then going on a trip to a Victoria’s Secret store the next day, prosecutors said as she was charged with murder Thursday.

Hope for miracle dims but search goes on for missing boys

Families hoped for a miracle even as science nagged one was improbable and rescue crews went into a seventh day of searches Thursday for two teens missing at sea.

Man steals SUV with baby in it, leads police on long chase

A Kentucky State Police trooper feared the worst as he climbed into the crashed SUV, stolen 48 miles away, and saw the car seat flipped over in the back.

Campus cop pleads not guilty to murder in traffic stop

A University of Cincinnati police officer who shot a motorist after stopping him over a missing front license plate pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter.

Missouri lawmaker Hinson pleads guilty to DWI near Capitol

A state House member from eastern Missouri has pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated in the capital city.

Zobrist to make Royals debut against Jays

Ben Zobrist was set to make his Kansas City Royals' debut in left field against the Blue Jays on Thursday night.

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Strengthening El Nino giveth and taketh away

In California, they’re counting on it to end an historic drought; in Peru, they’ve already declared a pre-emptive emergency to prepare for devastating flooding. It’s both an economic stimulus and a recession-maker. And it’s likely to increase the price of coffee, chocolate and sugar.

Endangered butterfly recovering in some, not all, of range

More than 20 years of habitat restoration and breeding programs have helped the endangered Karner blue butterfly make a comeback in the pine barrens of upstate New York where it was discovered by Russian author Vladimir Nabokov decades ago.

Philae probe finds evidence that comets can be cosmic labs

Scientists say the Philae space probe has gathered data supporting the theory that comets can serve as cosmic laboratories in which some of the essential elements for life are assembled.

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Oil slick likely from natural seafloor seapage

Coast Guard officials were still trying to determine the source of a mysterious miles-long oil slick off California’s Santa Barbara County shoreline, but a scientist said Thursday that it’s likely the result of naturally occurring seepage from the sea floor.

US fine-tunes sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

The Obama administration moved Thursday to update and fine-tune sanctions on Russia, pro-Russian companies and people over the conflict in Ukraine.

UN adopts resolution to combat illegal wildlife trafficking

The U.N. General Assembly unanimously adopted its first-ever resolution aimed at combatting illicit trafficking in wildlife on Thursday as its sponsors expressed outrage at the killing of a beloved protected lion in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabweans baffled by foreign concern for killed lion

While the death of a protected lion in Zimbabwe has caused outrage in the United States — much of it centered on the Minnesota dentist who killed the animal — most in Zimbabwe expressed a degree of bafflement over the concern.

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Afghan Taliban confirm Mullah Omar’s death, choose successor

The Taliban confirmed the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammad Omar and appointed his successor Thursday, as a new round of peace talks was indefinitely postponed amid concerns over how committed the new leadership is to ending the militant group’s 14-year insurgency.

Cardinals get Moss from Indians

CLEVELAND — The Indians have dealt outfielder Brandon Moss to the St. Louis Cardinals. In return, Cleveland will receive minor league pitcher Rob Kaminsky.

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