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Body of fisherman recovered in Missouri lake

The body of a fisherman who disappeared last week has been recovered in a southwest Missouri lake.

McDowell looks to overcome disappointment

Two years after the “Miracle of Medinah,” it’s not just the Americans seeking redemption at the Ryder Cup.

McDowell believes foursomes the best fit with McIlroy

The relationship between Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy has changed off the course and in the Ryder Cup.

Redskins’ defense has been up and down in sack production

The Washington Redskins defense has proved it can go from zero to 10 in seven days — and then back to zero just as quickly.

Spieth back in comfortable surroundings

When Jordan Spieth helped the United States win the Junior Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in 2010, he knew he’d have little chance to play in the real thing on the same course four years later.

Ryder Cup tilted in Europe’s favor

Paul McGinley is not trying to reinvent the wheel at the Ryder Cup. He just wants to keep Europe rolling.

NASCAR sets testing ban that includes Daytona 500

NASCAR announced a new rules package Tuesday that will ban all private testing in 2015, including the annual Daytona 500 test, and levy the stiffest penalty possible on any team caught conducting its own sessions.

Patriots struggling on offense

Prepping to play Chiefs on Monday

FOXBOROUGH, Mass.— The New England Patriots have plenty of time to get their offense rolling. The question is: Do they have the players?

Rams thinking positive

Despite loss to Cowboys

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Rams enter their bye at 1-2, and seemingly with a lengthy to-do list. They’ve been sloppy in critical times in both of their home games. About the only good news after blowing a 21-point lead against the Cowboys is no one got hurt.

"Victory Monday' for Chiefs

After must-win decision against Dolphins

KANSAS CITY — The sense of relief at One Arrowhead Drive was palpable.

Stars rally to beat Blues

Jordie Benn and rookies Curtis McKenzie and Jason Dickinson scored third-period goals and the Dallas Stars rallied to defeat the St. Louis Blues 4-3 on Monday night.

Wainwright gets to 20-win plateau for second time; Cardinals rout Cubs

Mike Matheny looked at Adam Wainwright’s run over the past five years and summed it up with one word.

Duffy give Royals lift in his return to mound

Danny Duffy pushed the Royals a little closer to the top in the AL Central and nearer their first playoff appearance in 29 years.

Missouri awarded $2 million for higher ed

A national nonprofit group is pumping $2 million into Missouri higher education programs. Gov. Jay Nixon on Monday announced USA Funds plans to give grants to help colleges speed students to finishing their degrees and moving into careers.

Tension marks Common Core rewrite

Task forces off to shaky start in crafting school benchmarks

An effort to rewrite Missouri’s educational standards got off to a tense and sometimes confrontational start Monday as parents and educators opposed to the Common Core guidelines clashed with those reluctant to ditch them.

St. Louis cops apologize for flier wording

St. Louis County police apologized Monday for the wording of a flier announcing a seminar to help officers interact with the media.

Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case

Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition in the car of the man accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside the building, a federal prosecutor said Monday. A machete and two hatchets also were found.

Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria

The U.S. and partner nations began launching airstrikes against Islamic State group targets in Syria for the first time Monday night, expanding a military campaign against the militants with a mix of fighter jets, bombers and Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from ships in the region.

Sheriff: Iowa man locked 5 kids in bedroom all day

An Iowa man is charged with locking his girlfriend’s five children in a bedroom for more than 24 hours at a time without food or a bathroom, authorities said Monday.

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Protesters stage climate crisis sit-in on Wall Street

A day after 100,000 people marched to warn that climate change is destroying the Earth, hundreds of activists gathered Monday in lower Manhattan’s financial district, chanting, carrying signs and — in some places — sitting down in the street to protest what they said was corporate and economic institutions’ role in the climate crisis.

Bear suspected to have killed NJ hiker

A black bear believed to have attacked and killed a hiker over the weekend likely was looking for food and was circling the victim’s body when sheriff’s officers and wildlife officials killed it, officials said Monday.

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Focus on UVA employee in student disappearance

Officials investigating the disappearance of a University of Virginia student focused Monday on the man they believe was the last person seen with her, searching his apartment for a second time and trying to locate the campus employee to arrest him on reckless driving charges.

Some Ferguson residents using body cameras

A California-based group has distributed and trained some Ferguson residents on how to use body cameras to record police.

Monday's Major League Baseball Capsules

Games played on Sept. 22, 2014

MLB ROUNDUP: Danny Duffy pitched six shutout innings for his first win in more than a month as the Kansas City Royals moved closer to the top of the AL Central and kept some distance over Cleveland in the wild-card race, beating the Indians 2-0 on Monday night.

Proposed wind farm near wildlife refuge will move

A company that had planned to build the largest wind farm in Missouri near several wildlife areas has decided to look elsewhere because modifications needed to protect the area’s animals made it financially unworkable.

A Missouri drill sergeant charged with sexually assaulting eight female soldiers pleaded guilty Monday to three charges at the outset of his court-martial.

A Missouri drill sergeant charged with sexually assaulting eight female soldiers pleaded guilty Monday to three charges at the outset of his court-martial.

Students can use online service to report bullies

Belton middle school students used to drop complaints about bullies into slotted-lid boxes bolted to hallway walls.

3 missing Afghan soldiers in custody near US-Can border

Three Afghanistan National Army officers who went missing during a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base were detained Monday at the U.S.-Canadian border, Massachusetts law enforcement officials said.

Yemeni rebel sweep through capital kills 340

In a stunning sweep of the Yemeni capital, the country’s Shiite rebels seized homes, offices and military bases of their Sunni foes on Monday, forcing many into hiding and triggering an exodus of civilians from the city after a week of fighting that left 340 people dead.

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Islamic State group calls for attacking civilians

The Islamic State group’s spokesman said its fighters are ready to battle a U.S.-led military coalition, casting it as a historic clash between Muslims and their enemies and calling for attacks at home and abroad.

Tension marks Missouri education goals rewrite

Educators and parents chosen to rewrite learning benchmarks for Missouri children are divided on how to move forward.

William Woods wins pair

The William Woods Owls won a pair of home matches during the weekend, taking down Williams Baptist on Friday and Lyon on Saturday.

Logano wins at New Hampshire in second Chase race

Raised in Connecticut, Joey Logano always considered New Hampshire his home track, the one where he dreamed of being bathed in confetti in Victory Lane and flocked by family and friends.

Survive and advance in college football

Breaking down the ballots for the AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football’s fourth weekend:

Aoki, Guthrie help Royals avoid sweep, beat Tigers

Each win moves the Royals one step closer to the end of their long playoff drought, and Sunday was a big one.

Cardinals clinch playoff spot, then lose 7-2 to Reds

The St. Louis Cardinals clinched a playoff spot Sunday, and then lost 7-2 to Jay Bruce and the Cincinnati Reds.

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Smith leads Chiefs past Dolphins 34-15

When Alex Smith threw his third touchdown pass to seal the Kansas City Chiefs’ first victory, he sprinted to the end zone to join the celebration, then raised two fingers to signal his teammates to line up for a 2-point conversion attempt.

Rams blow 21-0 lead, lose 34-31 to Cowboys

Jeff Fisher knew the St. Louis Rams had to keep pushing.

Former Titans kicker Bironas killed in accident

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas died Saturday night after a car accident near his home, according to police.

Sunday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on Sept. 21, 2014

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Mi Jung Hur held off top-ranked Stacy Lewis on Sunday to win the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic, finishing with a 6-under 66 for a tournament-record 21-under 267 total.

Authorities: Islamic State group an online threat

The latest issue of the digital magazine “Dabiq” features glossy photos of smiling militants from the Islamic State group, mutilated bodies on the battlefield and articles with titles such as, “There is No Life Without Jihad” and “Foley’s Blood is on Obama’s Hands.”

Global marches draw attention to climate change

Tens of thousands of activists walked through Manhattan on Sunday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth — in stride with demonstrators around the world who urged policymakers to take quick action.

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Relatives: Vet arrested at White House needs help

An Iraq war veteran accused of scaling a fence and making it into the White House before the Secret Service stopped him owns several guns that he could have brought with him if he had meant to harm anyone, his former stepson said Sunday.

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.