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Funeral held for 2 shooting victims

About 3,000 people attended services for a doctor and his 14-year-old grandson killed in shootings at a Jewish center in suburban Kansas City.

Star sea lion at the St. Louis Zoo has died

A star sea lion at the St. Louis Zoo has died.

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France, United States tied at 1 in Fed Cup

Madison Keys rallied for a three-set victory over Alize Cornet on Saturday, giving the United States a split of the opening two matches in its Fed Cup weekend against France.

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Zanders' TD run highlights Missouri scrimmage

Signing autographs and taking pictures for a gaggle of fans around him, Marvin Zanders seemed right at home.

Saturday's NBA Capsules

Games played on April 19, 2014

NBA ROUNDUP: Jeff Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points and Paul Millsap added 25 as eighth-seeded Atlanta rolled past top-seeded Indiana 101-93 on Saturday night, taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

Saturday's MLS Capsules

Games played on April 19, 2014

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ROUNDUP: New England Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth stopped Juan Luis Anangono's penalty kick in the first minute of stoppage time Saturday to preserve a 1-1 draw with the Chicago Fire, who matched a Major League Soccer record with their sixth straight tie.

Saturday's American League Capsules

Games played on April 19, 2014

AMERICAN LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Mark Buehrle pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and remained unbeaten this season, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over the Cleveland Indians 5-0 on Saturday.

Saturday's National League Capsules

Games played on April 19, 2014

NATIONAL LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Nationals star Bryce Harper was pulled by first-year manager Matt Williams after failing to run out a grounder in Washington's 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday.

Joplin prepares to open several new safe rooms

Joplin residents will soon be able to seek shelter from storms in safe rooms across the city, school district officials said.

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Man who avoided prison overwhelmed by support

A Missouri man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for 13 years said he is overwhelmed by the support he’s received since the story of his incarceration became public.

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Murder suspect wants statements thrown out

An attorney for a Springfield man suspected of kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old girl want statements he made to police after his arrest to be suppressed.

Ready for the first step in NBA playoff journey

NBA playoff capsules

A look at the eight first-round series in the NBA playoffs:

Business events scheduled for the coming week

Here are business events scheduled for April 21-25, 2014.

Pepsi franchise to open center in Cape Girardeau

A Pepsi franchise is planning to build a new customer service center in Cape Girardeau that could create 74 jobs.

Police raid LA Times building after threat reports

Police took a man into custody Friday night inside the Los Angeles Times building after it was locked down because of a shooting threat report, the newspaper said.

Providence, RI sues firms over stock trades

Providence, R.I. is suing dozens of Wall Street banks and other financial companies over high-frequency trading.

Pujols nears milestone

With homer No. 497

DETROIT — Albert Pujols is quietly closing in on 500 home runs.

Friday's American League Capsules

Games played on April 18, 2014

Albert Pujols hit his 497th home run and Howie Kendrick added two of his own to lead the Los Angeles Angels to an 11-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.

Friday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on April 18, 2014

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: K.J. Choi's early tee time and quick start moved him to the top of the rain-delayed RBC Heritage on Friday.

Friday's NHL Playoff Capsules

Games played on April 18, 2014

NHL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Pavel Datsyuk scored at 16:59 of the third period, moments after Jimmy Howard's best save of the game, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the top-seeded Boston Bruins 1-0 in the opener of their Eastern Conference playoff series Friday night.

Friday's National League Capsules

Games played on April 18, 2014

NATIONAL LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Alfredo Simon lowered his ERA to 0.86, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 Friday for their 16th win in their last 17 games at Wrigley Field.

Blackhawks’ Quenneville apologizes for gesture

After Blues win longest game in franchise history

A mood of euphoric exhaustion carried over to the next day after the St. Louis Blues won the longest game in franchise history and got the upper hand against the defending Stanley Cup champions.

Autopsies done on 7 Utah babies found in garage

The Utah State Medical Examiner’s Office has completed autopsies of seven infants found in cardboard boxes in a woman’s garage, but it is unclear when the results will be released.

Professor: 'Game of Thrones' pic got me suspended

A New Jersey professor claims he was suspended over an online photo containing a quote from “Game of Thrones” that he says a school official perceived as a threat.

Little-known Democrat tries to unseat Scott Walker

Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was a teenager.

Unemployment rates fall in 21 US states last month

More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery.

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Colorado deaths stoke worries about pot edibles

A college student eats more than the recommended dose of a marijuana-laced cookie and jumps to his death from a hotel balcony. A husband with no history of violence is accused of shooting his wife in the head, possibly after eating pot-infused candy.

Recalls this week: lanterns, exercise devices, gun storage

Candle lanterns that can melt and pose a fire hazard and gun storage boxes that can unlock when dropped are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include faulty exercise devices and steel-toed boots.

Plane spotted in Iran is registered to Utah bank

An airplane that mysteriously ended up in Iran is registered to a Utah bank under an arrangement that has prompted recent warnings from a government watchdog.

Mo. House votes to expand sales tax exemptions

Pizza parlors, doughnut shops and even convenience stores all could be in line for a tax break on the food that they make and sell as a result of a measure moving through the Missouri Legislature.

Lawyers to defend Boone County in Ferguson case

A central Missouri county has hired four outside attorneys to help defend itself and three employees named in a lawsuit filed on behalf of a man whose murder conviction was overturned after he served nearly a decade behind bars.

Police: Man went out of control after too much weed

A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death at a Denver hotel had eaten more of a marijuana cookie than was recommended by a seller, police records show — a finding that comes amid increased concern about the strength of popular pot edibles after Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational marijuana.

Settlement reached in suit over Bridgeton Landfill

The operator of the Bridgeton Landfill in suburban St. Louis will pay nearly $7 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of hundreds of homeowners living nearby who claimed that noxious odors and an underground fire lowered property values and harmed their quality of life.

Man homesick for prison gets 3.5 years

An ex-con who spent most of his adult life in behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-year-old gets to go back to the place he called home — prison.

Thursday's NHL Playoff Capsules

Games played on April 17, 2014

NHL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Tomas Hertl and Raffi Torres both scored in their first game together as teammates and San Jose jumped on top of Jonathan Quick and rival Los Angeles with a victory in its playoff opener.

Puig's scary story

Now in U.S. court

MIAMI — The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents.

Rosberg expects to fight with teammate Hamilton in Chinese Grand Prix

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg expects another tight race with teammate Lewis Hamilton this weekend at the Chinese Grand Prix, although hopefully with a different ending.

Duke freshman Jabari Parker declares for NBA draft

Jabari Parker is hoping to become Duke’s latest one-and-done star to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.

Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America’s passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City around midday, according to people close to his family. He was 87.

Confused, chaotic scene described on sinking ferry

There was chaos and confusion on the bridge of a sinking ferry, with the captain first trying to stabilize the listing vessel before ordering its evacuation, a crewman said Thursday.

Samples collected from oil slick not from plane

Investigators were analyzing data collected by a robotic submarine that completed its first successful scan of the seabed Thursday in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, but say tests have ruled out that a nearby oil slick came from the aircraft.

Nigeria: Fate of 115 abducted girls unknown

The fate of 115 female students abducted by Islamic extremists was thrown into uncertainty Thursday when their school principal denied the Nigerian military’s report that almost all the pupils had been freed.

Pee, flush, repeat: Second reservoir to be emptied because of urine contamination

The mix of 38 million gallons of treated water and one teen’s urine has proven unacceptable to Portland officials who plan to flush away the whole lot — the second time in less than three years the city has gone to such lengths to keep its water pure.

Famous Los Angeles mountain lion exposed to poison

A mountain lion that appeared strong and healthy when it was photographed as it ruled a wilderness park in the middle of Los Angeles has been exposed to rat poison and is suffering from mange, officials said.

Holder: Hate crimes 'an affront to who we are'

All Americans stand with the mourners of three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday, adding that hate crimes are “an affront” to the nation.

Thursday's National League Capsules

Games played on April 17, 2014

NATIONAL LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Hyun-Jin Ryu stretched his road scoreless streak to 26 innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 Thursday to avoid a sweep.

Thursday's American League Capsules

Games played on April 17, 2014

AMERICAN LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Ian Kinsler homered and drove in four runs, and the Detroit Tigers held on for a 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday.

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Judge won't order recalled GM cars to be parked

A Texas federal judge has denied an emergency motion that would have forced General Motors to tell owners of more than 2 million recalled cars to stop driving them until the ignition switches are replaced.

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Police search home of KC highway shooting suspect

Police arrested a suspect Thursday in a string of random vehicle shootings on Kansas City-area highways over the past few weeks that have wounded three motorists and frightened many more.

Overall index up in rural Midwest banker survey

The overall index for an economic survey of bankers in 10 Midwestern and Plains states has risen for a second consecutive month, suggesting more growth in the months ahead.