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FBI's hands-off strategy in Oregon follows lessons learned

Federal officials have allowed the armed occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge to drag on for more than a month as part of a strategy learned from past standoffs in Texas and Idaho that ended in bloodshed and spurred more government mistrust, experts say.

Obama: faith 'great cure' for fear

Delivering his last annual sermon to Washington’s elite, President Barack Obama on Thursday warned of the corrosive impact of fear in public life and urged a bipartisan group of powerbrokers to abide by their faith “even when no one is watching.”

General says troop cuts constrain Afghan training mission

The ability to train and advise the still green Afghan security forces will be constrained if the U.S. troop level is cut to 5,500 as President Barack Obama has proposed, the senior American commander in Afghanistan said Thursday.

Missouri man accused of pointing loaded rifle at deputy gets 4 months

A Missouri man accused of pointing a loaded rifle at a sheriff's deputy during a car chase in North Dakota will serve about four months in prison.

Thursday's NHL Capsules

Games played on Feb. 4, 2016

NHL ROUNDUP: Alex Ovechkin scored the winning goal in his return from a one-game suspension for skipping the All-Star Game, and the Washington Capitals avoided a third straight loss by beating the New York Islanders 3-2 on Thursday night.

Balance helps Georgia women knock off No. 21 Missouri 65-50

Marjorie Butler led a balanced attack with 16 points and Georgia used a late 12-0 run to defeat No. 21 Missouri 65-50 on Thursday night.

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Police: BMX rider Dave Mirra dies at 41 of apparent suicide

Police say veteran X Games biker Dave Mirra has died in North Carolina. He was 41.

Thursday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules

Games played on Feb. 4, 2016

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Alaina Coates had 27 points and 13 rebounds as No. 2 South Carolina overcame an injury to star Tiffany Mitchell to defeat No. 18 Kentucky 78-68 Thursday night and head to its showdown with top-ranked Connecticut at 22-0.

Help sought in Sedalia arson fire where body was found

Investigators are asking the public for help investigating an arson fire at a Sedalia home where a body was found.

Missouri governor criticizes plan to redirect money to roads

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he opposes legislative efforts to fund roads and bridges with general state revenues instead of dedicated sources such as fuel taxes.

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Student protesters interrupt Missouri curators' meeting

Two dozen protesters interrupted a meeting of the University of Missouri system's governing board to read a list of demands for improvements in diversity.

Missouri Senate votes to ban traffic-ticket quotas

The Missouri Senate has voted to bar cities, counties and law enforcement agencies from setting traffic-ticket quotas.

Interim MU chief says lawmaker concerns being addressed

The interim president of the University of Missouri system told lawmakers Wednesday their concerns about the turmoil last year at the state’s flagship campus are being addressed as he urged them not to cut higher education funding.

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Couple sought in southern crime spree suspected in gun theft

Suspects from Joplin wanted for crimes in Alabama and Georgia

Police believe a couple suspected in a series of robberies and abductions in Alabama and Georgia stole guns from a Missouri house a few days before the crime spree.

Former Postal Service worker convicted in theft conspiracy

A former U.S. Postal Service worker from suburban St. Louis has been convicted as part of a conspiracy to steal mail.

Nixon: 96 percent of St. Louis area flood debris removed

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says the vast majority of debris that resulted from flooding in the St. Louis area has been cleared.

Missouri man accused of attacking deputies

A 34-year-old eastern Missouri man is jailed for allegedly attacking three deputies.

Suspect in 1996 slaying of Maryland girl waives extradition

Police say a Missouri man charged in the 1996 slaying of a 15-year-old Maryland girl has waived extradition and will return to face trial in Frederick.

9 suspended KC police officers to be reinstated, reassigned

Nine Kansas City police officers who were suspended during an internal investigation into the department's crimes against children unit will be reinstated and assigned to patrol bureau.

Missouri lawmakers consider fantasy sports regulations

Missouri lawmakers are debating whether to regulate fantasy sports like gambling.

Ziggy Hood signs with Redskins

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins announced they signed defensive lineman Ziggy Hood to a reserve/future contract that begins next season.

Like Elway, Manning has chance to tie things up with title

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The last time the world saw John Elway in a Broncos uniform, he was facing the stands, both hands aloft, holding his helmet in his left hand, and his right hand clenched into a tight, celebratory fist. He flashed that toothy smile, knowing that a few minutes later, he would be cradling his second Super Bowl trophy.

Former O'Fallon detective sentenced for stealing drugs

A former police detective in the St. Louis suburb of O'Fallon, Missouri, has been sentenced to 120 days in jail for stealing drugs from an evidence locker.

St. Joseph man pleads guilty in solar energy fraud case

The owner of solar energy installation company in St. Joseph has pleaded guilty to conspiracy in a $1.4 million fraud scheme.

Back at home, Davis wants to help Broncos win game

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Vernon Davis got to sleep at home for a night in the Bay Area, stay in the same hotel where he lived during 49ers training camp last summer, and the equipment staff even promised him his old locker at Levi’s Stadium this weekend.

Tight ends Olsen, Daniels could be decisive in Super Bowl

SAN FRANCISCO — In a tight spot, Cam Newton and Peyton Manning just might look for their tight ends. It works.

Republican proposes birth control from pharmacists

A Republican lawmaker wants to make it easier for Missouri women to get birth control.

Indicted anti-abortion activist offered probation in video case

One of the two anti-abortion activists indicted last month after making undercover videos about Planned Parenthood has been offered probation to settle the charge, prosecutors announced Wednesday.

Wednesday's NBA Capsules

Games played on Feb. 3, 2016

NBA ROUNDUP: Stephen Curry scored 51 points, tying his career high with 11 3-pointers and leading the Golden State Warriors over the Washington Wizards 134-121 Wednesday night for their eighth straight win.

Wednesday's NHL Capsules

Games played on Feb. 3, 2016

NHL ROUNDUP: Ben Bishop made 24 saves to get 100th win with Tampa Bay, Nikita Kucherov scored his 21st goal, and the Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 on Wednesday night.

Wednesday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules

Games played on Feb. 3, 2016

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Breanna Stewart made her first seven shots in a 20-point performance and No. 1 UConn easily remained unbeaten with a 96-38 victory over Tulane on Wednesday night.

Wednesday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules

Games played on Feb. 3, 2016

COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Kris Jenkins scored 22 points, Jalen Brunson had 16 and No. 3 Villanova rolled past Creighton 83-58 on Wednesday night.

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Trump, Cruz go at it

Once a bromance, now a brawl.

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Tornadoes pound southern states

Snow blankets Plains and Upper Midwest

A damaged women’s prison was running partly on backup power, schools and a major highway were closed for a second day, and an apartment building was evacuated Wednesday, a day after storms unleashed tornadoes and flooding in the South and dumped heavy snow in the Midwest.

No credible threat to Super Bowl 50

NFL security leaders and top law enforcement officials say there is “no credible threat” to Super Bowl 50.

Growth at US services firms slowed in January

A private survey says U.S. services companies grew in January at the slowest rate in nearly two years, as global economic challenges are showing some signs of spreading to consumers.

US stocks stage late turnaround

Stocks staged a rapid comeback in late-afternoon trading to close solidly higher Wednesday, helped by a surge in the price of oil and a decline in the U.S. dollar.

Toyota recalls 320,000 trucks, SUVs

Toyota is recalling about 320,000 trucks and SUVs because the roof-mounted air bags can inflate without a crash.

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Pilot recounts blast on jet, emergency return

An explosion that blew a hole in a jetliner shortly after takeoff and left one man missing is believed to have been caused by a bomb, the pilot said Wednesday, describing how the crew calmed frightened passengers as smoke enveloped the cabin before he brought the plane back to Mogadishu’s airport for an emergency landing.

British earl suspected of murder 40 years ago declared dead

More than 40 years after a British aristocrat disappeared without trace in the hours after his children’s nanny was bludgeoned to death and his wife was badly beaten, he was officially declared dead Wednesday, allowing his son to take his title.

Benin Navy guarding Greek ship, hostages held in Nigeria

The navy of Benin is guarding a Greek-owned oil tanker hijacked by Nigerian militants who are holding five crew members hostage in Nigeria, a Nigerian agency that issues government statements and a shipping security expert said Wednesday.

Missouri's Odom adds 2 RBs in first recruiting class

Barry Odom has filled a sudden vacancy at quarterback and Missouri's new coach said on-campus turmoil was no factor in assembling his first recruiting class.

Missouri bill on medical students' mental health advances

A bill to promote awareness and research on mental illness among medical students is moving forward in the Missouri House.

University of Missouri system announces diversity spending

The University of Missouri system has announced more than $920,000 in spending on diversity efforts as it seeks to recover from racial unrest on its Columbia campus

Group urges reinstatement of suspended Missouri professor

A national association is calling for the reinstatement of a suspended University of Missouri assistant professor who was involved in a run-in with two student journalists during campus protests.

Top US commander says war in Afghanistan is not a lost cause

The top American commander in Afghanistan told lawmakers on Tuesday that the war is not a lost cause and underscored his optimism with a personal story about his son, an Army sergeant preparing for his third deployment to the war-torn country.

Generals say women should have to register for draft

The top Army and Marine Corps generals told senators Tuesday that it will take up to three years to fully integrate women into all combat jobs, adding that women also should have to register for the draft.

Sinquefields give $2M to University of Missouri music effort

Conservative donor Rex Sinquefield and his wife have donated $2 million to the University of Missouri to support a music initiative.

Missouri lawmaker wants former health official's salary cut

A Republican Missouri lawmaker wants to cut the former health department director's salary because of how she responded to questions about a Planned Parenthood clinic.

Alabama seeking to continue its recruiting dominance

Less than a month after winning its fourth national championship in seven seasons, Alabama has a chance to extend its string of unofficial recruiting titles.