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4 kids killed in crash weren't restrained

Four children killed in a multi-vehicle crash in northeastern Pennsylvania were not in booster seats or wearing seatbelts when the car in which they were traveling caused a high-speed, four-car crash, police said Sunday.

GM recalls 221,558 sedans for fire risk

General Motors is recalling 221,558 Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impala sedans because the brake pads can stay partially engaged even when they’re not needed, increasing the risk of a fire.

Chrysler recalling nearly 189,000 SUVs

Chrysler is recalling almost 189,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos in the U.S. to fix a fuel pump problem that can cause the SUVs to stall.

Man seen with UVA student faces driving charge

A man seen with a University of Virginia student before she disappeared was being sought Sunday on arrest warrants charging him with reckless driving, police announced at a news conference.

Police say rifle carried by ambush suspect found

Nine days after a gunman went on a deadly ambush at a state police barracks, authorities said Sunday they have recovered one of the weapons he was carrying and believe they are hot on his trail as he travels on foot through rugged forests in northeastern Pennsylvania.

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Bus overturns, at least one dead

A bus carrying dozens of people crashed and overturned in Delaware, leaving one woman dead and several other people injured, authorities said.

Sunday's Major League Baseball Capsules

Games played on Sept. 21, 2014

MLB ROUNDUP: Vance Worley pitched eight sparkling innings, Russell Martin hit a late RBI single and the Pittsburgh Pirates trapped a runner in the ninth to edge Milwaukee 1-0 Sunday, extending their wild-card lead over the Brewers.

Judge: Man in 9/11airport hoax should be freed

A Pennsylvania man accused of creating a hoax that closed down a busy terminal at Kansas City International Airport on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks might go free without ever standing trial, after a federal judge recommended the court allow the mentally ill man to be released.

Sunday's NFL Capsules

Games played on Sept. 21, 2014

NFL ROUNDUP: Rookie Jordan Matthews, the receiver who replaced DeSean Jackson in Philadelphia, caught two touchdown passes, and the Eagles beat Jackson and his Washington Redskins 37-34 on Sunday in a nasty game marred by a fourth-quarter brawl.

5 ways to protect yourself from data breaches

Data breaches at retailers aren’t going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information.

Sierra Leone ends nationwide Ebola lockdown

Frustrated residents complained of food shortages in some neighborhoods of Sierra Leone’s capital on Sunday as the country reached the third and final day of a sweeping, unprecedented lockdown designed to combat the deadly Ebola disease.

Syria blasts coalition against Islamic State

Syria’s parliament speaker said Sunday that the U.S. should work with Damascus to battle the Islamic State extremist group rather than allying with nations which he accused of supporting terrorism.

New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan’s election commission named a new president Sunday only hours after the leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal that names one of them as the country’s new chief executive.

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Scotland’s leader: Voters ‘tricked’ in referendum

The debate over Scotland’s future fizzled amid a bitter war of words Sunday, with the Scottish leader claiming his countrymen were “tricked” into rejecting independence in a referendum and Britain’s three main political parties bickering over how to take political reform forward.

Production of Lincoln Logs toy returning to US

Lincoln Logs, the popular toy created nearly a century ago by a son of Frank Lloyd Wright, is coming home to the U.S.A.

Busch Gardens removes props in wake of beheadings

Busch Gardens removed some props from their Halloween attractions after people in Virginia complained about decapitated heads, the theme park said.

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Craig Ferguson plays it loose with new game show

Craig Ferguson approached his first TV game show host’s job with a subversive attitude. Then came the simple matter of his wardrobe for “Celebrity Name Game.”

MU offers voluntary buyout offer for some faculty

The University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia is offering a buyout option for some of its tenured faculty members.

State hosts hearing on Riverview Gardens district

State education officials are headed to north St. Louis County to discuss steps the unaccredited Riverview Gardens school district is taking to improve.

Missouri State beats Central Arkansas 33-31 on late FG

Marcelo Bonani kicked a career-best 53-yard field goal as time expired to give Missouri State a 33-31 win over Central Arkansas on Saturday night.

Missouri high school football for Sept. 20, 2014

Here are high school football scores from around Missouri for Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.

SE Missouri tops SE Louisiana 24-23

Kyle Snyder found Paul McRoberts from two yards out with 4 seconds remaining to lift SE Missouri over SE Louisiana 24-23 Saturday night.

Teams assess damage as California wildfire burns

Assessment teams sought Saturday to find out just how many structures have been damaged or destroyed by a massive wildfire that threatens thousands of homes in Northern California.

Saturday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on Sept. 20, 2014

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: South Korea's Mi Jung Hur birdied four of the last eight holes Saturday for a 5-under 67 and a share of the lead with South Africa's Paula Reto in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic.

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Indiana upsets No. 18 Missouri 31-27

D'Angelo Roberts scored on a 3-yard touchdown run with 22 seconds remaining and Nate Sudfeld passed for 252 yards and a touchdown to help Indiana upset No. 18 Missouri 31-27 on Saturday.

Saturday's Major League Baseball Capsules

Games played on Sept. 20, 2014

MLB ROUNDUP: Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers won their appeal on a wild play, and Joe Nathan escaped a ninth-inning jam to hold off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Saturday and boost their AL Central lead.

Saturday's Top 25 College Football Capsules

Games played on Sept. 20, 2014

COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Melvin Gordon rushed for career highs of 253 yards and five touchdowns, and No. 19 Wisconsin ran for a Big Ten-record 644 yards to trample Bowling Green 68-17 on Saturday.

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Tigers win appeal, top KC to boost AL Central lead

Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers won their appeal on a wild play, and Joe Nathan escaped a ninth-inning jam to hold off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Saturday and boost their AL Central lead.

Rep. Randy Pike, of rural western Missouri, dies

Republican Randy Pike, of Butler, was first elected to the House in 2012 and was running for a second term. His campaign treasurer Barney Fisher said Pike died Saturday at a hospital after swallowing a drink into his lungs. He was 60.

Oct. 29 execution date set for Missouri inmate

An execution date has been set for next month for a man who killed a south-central Missouri mother and her two children.

Reynolds Foundation gives $10 million to MU

The University of Missouri says it has received a $10 million pledge from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation to enhance faculty salaries of the School of Journalism.

Missouri man sentenced for embezzling $4.9 million

A southwest Missouri man is going to prison for embezzling more than $4.9 million from his employer and spending the money on gambling, a tractor and other personal expenses.

Man draws life sentence for triple homicide

A Kansas City man has been sentenced to life without parole for the fatal shootings of three people, including his estranged girlfriend.

Nestle Purina expands suit against Blue Buffalo

St. Louis-based Nestle Purina PetCare Co. is expanding its lawsuit against Blue Buffalo Co. to include additional allegations of false advertising.

Ex-diner manager gets 8 years for murder plot

The former manager of a popular northern New Jersey diner was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison for trying to hire a hit man to kill his uncle, a co-owner of the restaurant, in an attempt to gain greater control for himself.

Kansas man accused of airport bomb hoax

A Kansas man who investigators say made comments about a bomb at Kansas City International Airport is facing federal charges.

Goodell: ‘Same mistakes can never be repeated’

Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl.

Li Na retires

Li Na, a two-time Grand Slam champion from China, has announced her retirement.

Friday's Major League Baseball Capsules

Games played on Sept. 19, 2014

MLB ROUNDUP: Clayton Kershaw became the majors' first 20-game winner and A.J. Ellis hit a pair of two-run homers, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 14-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday.

Friday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on Sept. 19, 2014

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: South Africa's Paula Reto birdied her final hole Friday for a 6-under 66 and a three-stroke lead in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic.

Nixon revamps Missouri Lottery Commission

Sales record followed by drop in funds to schools

Gov. Jay Nixon replaced most of the members of the Missouri Lottery Commission on Thursday as he released a report recommending the agency review its policies on prizes and advertising in a quest to route more money to education.

Man urged victim to kill self via webcam

A Montana man in prison for raping a girl starting when she was 12 is now charged with trying to persuade her to kill herself by cutting her wrists and taking prescription medication while he watched on a webcam.

More videos show missing Va. student, male walking

Police said Thursday they are seeking to talk to a male who was seen by a witness with a University of Virginia student the night she disappeared.

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Trooper ambush suspect added to most wanted list

Cpl. Bryon Dickson was an impeccable officer who put his family first, friends and colleagues said Thursday at the slain state police trooper’s funeral, hours before his suspected killer was added to the FBI’s most wanted list.

NATO to fast-track rapid-reaction force

NATO’s new rapid-reaction “spearhead” force, meant as a deterrent to Russian aggression, should be up and running with initial capabilities in less than a year, a top alliance official said Thursday.

New football foe for Missouri

Tigers slate two-game series with Connecticut

Missouri and Connecticut finalized a deal Thursday to play a home-and-home football series between the programs.

Royals host Tigers in pivotal three-game set

Alcides Escobar stood in front of his locker after hitting a home run that helped boost the Royals to a victory against the White Sox, and glanced at a TV screen hanging to his left.

Chiefs’ Reid dedicated to victims of domestic abuse

Beth Sturman’s voice lights up when she remembers a fund-raising gala that she helped put on for Laurel House a few years ago. Most of the volunteers in charge were women, she recalled, so naturally their husbands and boyfriends were drafted into service.

Report: Progress ‘modest’ on upping embassy safety

The State Department has made only limited progress in its pledge to boost the number of Marine security guards at high-threat diplomatic posts around the world, the agency’s internal watchdog said Thursday.

White House orders plan for antibiotic resistance

Signaling the seriousness of the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant germs, President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered the government to create a national plan to fight them by early 2015.

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