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House panel mulls impeaching Nixon

An effort to impeach Gov. Jay Nixon over his decision to allow same-sex couples to file joint tax returns received its first public hearing Wednesday in a Missouri House committee.

Police: 13-year-old was driving for drunk dad

Police in a St. Louis suburb who pulled over a swerving pickup truck say they found a 13-year-old driving because his dad was intoxicated.

Management, safety cited for radiation release

Poor management, an eroding safety culture, ineffective maintenance and a lack of proper oversight are being blamed for a radiation release that contaminated 21 workers and shuttered the federal government’s nuclear waste dump two months ago in southeastern New Mexico.

Haith adds staff at Tulsa

University of Tulsa head basketball coach Frank Haith has hired four assistants to his staff — including three former head coaches.

Gun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law

Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed gun carriers can take their weapons, as the governor signed a bill allowing them in bars without restriction and in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances.

Child porn victim loses $3.4M award

The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet.

One-stop job site for vets

First lady unveils effort at Army post

To help veterans leaving the military as it downsizes, the government on Wednesday started a one-stop job-shopping website for them to create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database for companies to mine.

4th grader sells pot in northern Colorado

School officials in northern Colorado are asking parents to take care with their newly legal recreational marijuana, after fourth graders were caught dealing the drug on an elementary school campus.

Amid Russian warning, Ukraine's in a security bind

Ukraine’s highly publicized goal to recapture police stations and government buildings seized by pro-Russia forces in the east produced little action on the ground Wednesday but ignited foreboding words from Moscow.

Wednesday's NHL Playoff Capsules

Games played on April 23, 2014

NHL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Brandon Dubinsky scored with 22.5 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and Nick Foligno's wrist shot just inside the blue line 2:49 into the extra session gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night.

Wednesday's National League Capsules

Games played on April 23, 2014

NATIONAL LEAGUE ROUNDUP: The Chicago Cubs marked Wrigley Field's 100th birthday in dramatic fashion Wednesday, allowing the Arizona Diamondbacks to rally for five runs in the ninth inning and a 7-5 victory.

Wednesday's American League Capsules

Games played on April 23, 2014

AMERICAN LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Kyle Seager hit a three-run homer with one out in the bottom of the ninth, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Houston Astros 5-3 Wednesday to stop an eight-game losing streak.

Wednesday's NBA Playoff Capsules

Games played on April 23, 2014

NBA ROUNDUP: LeBron James scored 32 points and added eight assists, Chris Bosh scored 20 points and the Miami Heat held on to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 101-97 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series.

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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.

US stocks edge lower after a six-day rise

Stocks edged mostly lower Wednesday, breaking a six-day winning streak, as investors reacted to another round of quarterly earnings reports from U.S. companies.

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.

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