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Review of Missouri K-12 learning goals further strained

Some groups of parents and teachers tasked by lawmakers with reviewing learning standards for Missouri's K-12 children are so divided that they refuse to work together.

Hamilton wins Bahrain Grand Prix from pole position

SAKHIR, Bahrain — Defending champion Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Grand Prix from pole position Sunday to strengthen his overall lead in the Formula One standings with his third win in four races this season and 36th of his career.

Missouri Republicans inch forward on Medicaid ‘reforms’

Missouri Republicans said early in the session Medicaid expansion was a non-starter again this year and despite Democratic attempts to address the issue using amendments and protests, they’ve stuck true to their word.

Dixon finally wins at Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Scott Dixon, like nearly every IndyCar driver, loves racing the streets of downtown Long Beach.

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Empty chairs honor 168 victims of Oklahoma City bombing

Every day when Dr. Rosslyn Biggs goes to work as a federal government veterinarian she is reminded of her mother, one of 168 people killed in the Oklahoma City bombing and honored Sunday on the 20th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil until Sept. 11, 2001.

Kenseth ends 51-race drought with win at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. — After four rain delays and 11 extra laps, Matt Kenseth finally drove to victory lane.

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Survivor: Smugglers locked hundreds in hold of capsized boat

A smuggler’s boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya’s coast as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean’s deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union Sunday to finally meet demands for decisive action.

Dropped charges raise questions about tracking device

Prosecutors have dropped more than a dozen charges against three defendants just one day before a city police officer was to face questions about a secret device used to locate suspects in a robbery spree.

Researcher denied flight after tweet poking United security

United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline’s onboard systems could be hacked.

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Almonds get roasted in debate over California water use

California almonds are becoming one of the world’s favorite snacks and creating a multibillion-dollar bonanza for agricultural investors.

Sperm bank sued after donor details emerge 7 years later

He was good on paper: Eloquent, mature, healthy and smart to boot.

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Firefighters make progress on Southern California wildfire

Cooperative weather and the efforts of hundreds of firefighters helped beat back flames Sunday that had threatened hundreds of homes near a Southern California dam.

Tim Tebow expected to sign with Eagles today

It’s Tebow Time in the City of Brotherly Love.

Charles discusses range of topics as Chiefs get to work

As the Kansas City Chiefs prepare to begin their offseason program today, most of the attention right now is on the upcoming NFL draft, even among some of the players.

Wainwright, Cardinals nip Reds 2-1 for 5th straight win

Two on and two out in the eighth inning with the heart of the Cincinnati Reds lineup due in a tie game, Adam Wainwright was at a crossroads.

Sunday's MLS Capsules

Games played on April 19, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ROUNDUP: Teal Bunbury had a goal and an assist after entering the game in the 61st minute and the New England Revolution beat the Philadelphia Union 2-1 on Sunday.

Sunday's NBA Playoff Capsules

Games played on April 19, 2015

NBA PLAYOFFS ROUNDUP: Kyrie Irving scored 30 points in his playoff debut, LeBron James added 20 in his first postseason game with Cleveland in five years and the Cavaliers opened a run toward an NBA title with a 113-100 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday.

Cardinals place Grichuk on DL, recall IF Dean Anna

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny says outfielder Randal Grichuk, put on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain, will have to change his workout routine to avoid further problems.

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Royals overcome 5 ejections to beat Athletics 4-2

After Oakland and Kansas City cleared the benches for the third straight game and five more Royals got ejected, Lorenzo Cain tried to put a positive spin on the day. "We didn't get into a fight, so that's always good," he said.

Sunday's MLB Capsules

Games played on April 19, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Matt Harvey won his third straight start to begin his comeback season and the banged-up New York Mets, despite losing two important players to injuries, held off the Miami Marlins 7-6 Sunday for their eighth consecutive victory.

Sunday's Golf Capsules

Games played on April 19, 2015

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Jim Furyk won the RBC Heritage on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title in five years, making birdies on both playoff holes to outlast Kevin Kisner.

Sunday's NHL Capsules

Games played on April 19, 2015

NHL PLAYOFFS ROUNDUP:New York captain John Tavares scored 15 seconds into overtime to give the Islanders a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series.

Ohio woman's search for birth mother leads to co-worker

A 38-year-old woman's quest to find her birth mother ended in a surprising place — the company where she works.

Intervention by Alaska governor spares lives of bears

The lives of a black bear and four cubs that have been feasting on garbage in an Anchorage neighborhood will be spared after the governor on Saturday asked the state's fish and game commissioner whether they could be moved rather than shot.

Man who went on 9-day killing spree in 1977 denied parole

A convicted California serial killer who went on a nine-day rampage that claimed the lives of four people has been denied parole and cannot reapply for seven years.

Ohio officer praised for restraint, refused to shoot suspect

An Ohio police officer is being praised for holding his fire even as a slaying suspect charged him, saying repeatedly, "shoot me."

Independent league experiments with 3-ball walks

The Long Island Ducks and Bridgeport Bluefish tried some radical speedup rules Saturday in an exhibition of the independent Atlantic League.

Saturday's MLS Capsules

Games played on April 18, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ROUNDUP: Federico Higuain and Kei Kamara each had a goal and an assist and the Columbus Crew beat Orlando City 3-0 on Saturday night.

Saturday's NBA Playoff Capsules

Games played on April 18, 2015

NBA PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Stephen Curry scored 34 points with an MVP-worthy performance, and the Golden State Warriors went up big before holding off the New Orleans Pelicans 106-99 in their playoff opener Saturday.

Saturday's MLB Capsules

Games played on April 18, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Kris Bryant drew a standing ovation after blooping an RBI single for his first major league hit, and reached base five times Saturday as the Chicago Cubs beat the San Diego Padres 7-6 in 11 innings.

Former New Madrid County teacher facing child porn charge

A former teacher has been charged with possessing child pornography.

Saturday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on April 18, 2015

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Troy Merritt shot a 2-under 69 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the RBC Heritage, while defending champion Matt Kuchar and Masters winner Jordan Spieth stayed within reach.

Saturday's NHL Playoff Capsules

NHL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Tampa Bay's Ben Bishop stopped 24 shots for his first NHL playoff victory Saturday, a 5-1 win over Detroit that evened their opening-round Eastern Conference series at one game apiece.

Man charged in deadly St. Louis County bar shooting

A 27-year-old man has been charged in a fatal shooting at a St. Louis County bar.

Police: Officers kill man who charged at them near St. Louis

Authorities said Saturday that police officers shot and killed a suburban St. Louis man after he charged at them with a knife.

Travelers diverted from Denver get stuck on plane for hours

At least eight planes were diverted from Denver to Colorado Springs on Friday because of weather, and some passengers were left sitting on the tarmac for hours.

Royals put closer Holland on 15-day DL with pectoral strain

KANSAS CITY — The Kansas City Royals have put closer Greg Holland on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right pectoral muscle.

Public gets second chance to weigh in on education standards

Public hearing set for Monday in Jefferson City

The public is getting a second chance on Monday to weigh in on an effort to review Missouri’s educational standards at a public hearing in Jefferson City.

Organizations urge MU to protect Jewish students

Sixteen national organizations are asking the University of Missouri to ensure the safety of Jewish students after anti-Semitic messages were found last week.

Attorney General sues Missouri meat-processing facility

Attorney General Chris Koster has filed a lawsuit accusing a small southeast Missouri meat-processing plant of polluting a steam with slaughterhouse waste.

SpaceX shipment arrives at space station: 1st espresso maker

The SpaceX supply ship arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, delivering the world’s first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts.

Parents of marathon victim say take death penalty off table

The parents of the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing are urging federal authorities to consider taking the death penalty off the table for the man convicted in the case.

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US senator says it’s time to put a woman on the $20 bill

The first woman to serve as both governor and U.S. senator is backing a campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill.

Western Conference teams face perilous path to NBA Finals

With the 4-3 lead, two outs and no runners on base in the bottom of the seventh, Green Ridge could taste the victory over California and advancing in the winners bracket of the fourth annual Calvary Lutheran/New Bloomfield Invitational. But so could the Pintos.Tony Parker thought he’d seen it all in the Western Conference.

Eastern Conference features three teams at .500 or worse

Having trouble envisioning an upset in the Eastern Conference playoffs?

Ex-police commander accused of torture decries reparations

Disgraced Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge says he finds it hard to believe the city is establishing a fund to compensate alleged victims of torture by him and his officers.

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Wacha has 7 strong innings, Cardinals shut down Reds, 6-1

Michael Wacha pitched seven strong innings and Yadier Molina delivered a bases-clearing double to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.

Friday's NHL Playoff Capsules

Games played on April 17, 2015

NHL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and two assists, and Alex Ovechkin scored once, leading the Washington Capitals and fill-in goalie Philipp Grubauer past the New York Islanders 4-3 Friday night to even their first-round playoff series at a game apiece.

Royals shortstop Escobar exits, injured by late Lawrie slide

Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar was helped off the field without putting weight on his left leg Friday night after Oakland's Brett Lawrie slid into him in a play at second base.

Friday's MLB Capsules

Games played on April 17, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Jose Iglesias singled through a drawn-in infield to drive in the winning run with one out in the ninth inning, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 2-1 Friday to improve their major league-best record to 9-1.