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Matt Garza is set to come off the disabled list and make his first start of the season for the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday against Pittsburgh.
When a South Florida high school senior asked Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade to her prom, she knew it was a long shot. Fortunately, that's Wade's specialty on and off the court.
A north St. Louis County man admits that he stole money from his 4-year-old nephew's piggy bank to use for drugs and prostitutes.
The Jackson County prosecutor says DNA evidence led to charges against a former Kansas City man in the 1986 rape and robbery of a deaf woman.
Jurgen Klinsmann envisions Landon Donovan returning to the U.S. national team. He’s just not sure when.
At 14, Tyler Cohen had never been out of the country or traveled without his Long Island family when he found himself in Costa Rica on a monthlong service trip for teens.
Carl Edwards captured the pole for the Sprint All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, paying tribute to the late Dick Trickle along the way.
Everything’s a go for Orb. The Kentucky Derby winner was in a playful mood the day before the Preakness, making faces for photographers between nibbles of grass outside his stall at Pimlico Race Course.
All eyes will be on Kentucky Derby winner Orb today in the Preakness Stakes. The 3-year-old colt will take on eight challengers in the second leg of the Triple Crown. If he wins, Orb will attempt to become the first Triple Crown champion since Affirmed in 1978 at the Belmont Stakes on June 8. In the Preakness, Orb will be facing five horses he defeated in the Derby and three who did not run in the race.
Games played May 17, 2013
NATIONAL LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Justin Upton gave Atlanta the lead with a sixth-inning grand slam and the Braves finally unveiled their full-strength lineup, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-5 on Friday night.
Games played May 17, 2013
AMERICAN LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Jason Kipnis’ three-run homer in the 10th inning gave the Cleveland Indians a 6-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.
Finals week was dangerous for Thomas Saenz.
Senior Treasury officials were made aware in June 2012 that investigators were looking into complaints from tea party groups that they were being harassed by the Internal Revenue Service, a Treasury inspector general said Friday, disclosing that Obama administration officials knew there was a probe during the heat of the presidential campaign.
Tournaments played April 17, 2013
PRO GOLF ROUNDUP: Keegan Bradley again bogeyed Nos. 1 and 18 in the Byron Nelson Championship.
David Freese hit a grand slam for his first homer of the season, and the St. Louis Cardinals used a five-run first inning to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-6 on Friday night.
Ken Venturi, who overcame dehydration to win the 1964 U.S. Open and spent 35 years in the booth for CBS Sports, died Friday afternoon. He was 82.
Attention, bargain-hunters around the world: Japanese goods — from cars to televisions — are going on sale.
Likely pushes back his return
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jake Westbrook has received another elbow treatment, the Associated Press has learned, perhaps pushing back his return.
Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to a bill clarifying the way a vacancy is filled in the office of lieutenant governor.
Missouri lawmakers have Gov. Jay Nixon legislation closing a loophole in the state's mandatory child abuse reporting law.
Japanese goods are getting more affordable. For consumers worldwide — and for Japan's economy — it's welcome news.
People convicted of committing sexual crimes when they're 17 or younger would not appear on Missouri's public website of sex offenders under legislation heading to Gov. Jay Nixon.
Missouri lawmakers have passed legislation consolidating four of the state's business incentives. The newly created Missouri Works program would be modeled after the current Quality Jobs program, which would come to an end.
Missouri lawmakers have sent Gov. Jay Nixon a measure restoring expired exemptions to the state’s open-records law.
A bill passed in the closing hours of Missouri’s legislative session Friday could patch a hole in the state budget for early childhood programs and some health care initiatives.
Bring up Lough
OAKLAND, Calif. — The Kansas City Royals placed center fielder Jarrod Dyson on the disabled list with a sprained right ankle Friday and recalled outfielder David Lough from Triple-A Omaha.
State employees in Missouri could keep firearms in their vehicles on state property under a bill sent to Gov. Jay Nixon.
Parents could give up their babies without legal consequences up to 45 days after birth under a bill sent to Gov. Jay Nixon.
Missouri lawmakers have approved legislation that would require education officials to seek grants and donations to help children with special needs such as autism.
Missouri's legislative session was ending Friday in a familiar way, with the failure of a proposal that would have overhauled the state's costliest tax credit programs and created several new business incentives.
Missouri’s county sheriffs would become responsible for printing concealed weapons permits instead of the state Revenue Department under legislation sent to the governor Thursday.
The Missouri House has made a final offer to senators on a plan authorizing new business incentives and trimming some existing tax credits.
The grand reopening of the Wonders of Wildlife Museum after a multi-million dollar renovation has been delayed again, but the owners of the Springfield operation are promising it will be worth the wait.
A South Carolina woman who authorities say killed her two young children and seriously injured her husband crashed her pickup into a tree so hard the roots came out of the ground, according to 911 calls released Thursday.
The 28-year-old son of a Florida fertility doctor has been charged by federal authorities with tricking his girlfriend into taking a pill used to induce labor and cause an abortion, killing the embryo she was carrying.
Wartime sex crimes justified by co-leader
An outspoken Japanese mayor who outraged many with remarks about Japan’s wartime and modern sexual services stood by his comments Thursday, but said he may have lacked “international sensitivity.”
One of five people charged in the abduction and killings of a southwest Missouri couple has pleaded guilty to reduced charges.
A mother whose 4-year-old was being abducted chased the suspect down and crashed her vehicle into his car, triggering a manhunt and the arrest of the suspect, Albuquerque police said Thursday.
Two brothers with a history of drug arrests and suspected ties to a neighborhood gang each face 20 counts of attempted second-degree murder in a shooting spree that brought a sudden bloody end to a neighborhood Mother’s Day parade.
Games played May 16, 2013
NHL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Brad Marchand scored with 4:20 left in the first overtime and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in the first playoff game in 40 years between the Original Six teams.
Games played May 16, 2013
NATIONAL LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Stephen Strasburg pitched a career-high eight innings against his hometown Padres, and Bryce Harper and Adam LaRoche homered to lead the Washington Nationals to a 6-2 victory against San Diego on Thursday night.
Games played May 16, 2013
AMERICAN LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Will Middlebrooks had a three-run double off closer Fernando Rodney with two outs in the ninth inning that lifted the Boston Red Sox past the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Thursday night.
Habitat for Humanity spent years in a North Texas suburb, helping build many of the 110 homes in the low-income area. But its work was largely undone during an outbreak of 10 tornadoes Wednesday night that killed six people and injured dozens.
Venezuelans scrambled to stock up on toilet paper Thursday as fears of a bathroom emergency spread despite the socialist government’s promise to import 50 million rolls.
President Barack Obama, seeking to regain his footing amid controversies hammering the White House, named a temporary chief for the scandal-marred Internal Revenue Service Thursday and pressed Congress to approve new security money to prevent another Benghazi-style terrorist attack.
Dick Trickle, a former NASCAR driver whose larger-than-life personality and penchant for fun won him legions of fans despite a lack of success beyond the nation’s small tracks, died Thursday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said. He was 71.
The manager of the sexual harassment and assault response program at Fort Campbell, Ky., was arrested in a domestic dispute and relieved of his post, authorities said Thursday.
The Brazilian government says some of the security robots bought to improve public safety during the 2014 World Cup will be ready for the Confederations Cup in June.
Landon Donovan was left off the 29-man U.S. roster for a training camp ahead of a trio of World Cup qualifiers next month. But American coach Jurgen Klinsmann anticipates he will rejoin the team at some unspecified point.
An Ohio man was found guilty Thursday of fatally shooting a man who authorities say identified his assailant by blinking his eyes while paralyzed and hooked up to a ventilator.