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Obama pushes for global trade deals in face of opposition

President Barack Obama mounted a strong defense of international trade deals Sunday in the face of domestic and foreign opposition, saying it’s “indisputable” that such agreements strengthen the economy and make U.S. businesses more competitive worldwide. But he acknowledged the clock is ticking on his faltering trade agenda.

White House poised to release secret pages from 9/11 inquiry

The Obama administration will likely soon release at least part of a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 that may shed light on possible Saudi connections to the attackers.

Clinton, Trump stream ahead as rivals show signs of fading

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump surged Sunday toward another round of pivotal presidential primaries as their party leaders faced new questions about internal divisions that could complicate their nominees’ general election chances.

State pays millions to bar Medicaid from Planned Parenthood

Missouri lawmakers passed a budget last week that spends millions in state money to block Planned Parenthood from accessing federal funding.

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Prince’s legacy includes black activism

Prince accepted a standing ovation as he strolled out carrying a cane and rocking an Afro to present the 2015 Grammy for album of the year. Then he stole the show with a line that reminded everyone he was more than just a pop superstar; he was a black activist.

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Solar-powered plane journeys across Pacific Ocean

A solar-powered airplane on a mission to fly around the world landed in California, completing a risky, three-day flight across the Pacific Ocean.

Trump is top suggestion to replace Robert E. Lee school name

A YU-U-U-GE name is the most popular suggested replacement name for a Texas elementary school named after the top hero of the Confederacy.

North Florida school board supports transgender bathroom ban

A school board in north Florida plans to restrict access to school bathrooms based on a person's biological gender.

Maine governor: Workers from India hardest to understand

Maine's Republican governor says it's hard to understand workers "from Bulgaria" and workers from India are "the worst ones."

Hundreds walk pooches to protest dog-walking limits

Hundreds of dog owners walked their poodles, corgis, dachshunds and many mutts to protest the proposed limits on dog-walking in San Francisco's Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

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Davis homers, has 4 hits; Orioles beat Royals 8-3

Chris Davis homered and had four hits, Manny Machado extended his hitting streak to 16 games and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Kansas City Royals 8-3 on Saturday night.

Woman found dead in remains of Missouri fire

Authorities in southwest Missouri are investigating after a woman's body was found in the remains of a brush fire.

Saturday's MLS Capsules

Games played on April 23, 2016

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ROUNDUP: Sebastian Giovinco scored his fifth and sixth goals of the season to help Toronto FC beat the Montreal Impact 2-0 on Saturday.

Saturday's MLB Capsules

Games played on April 23, 2016

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Tanner Roark struck out a career-high 15 and allowed only two hits over seven innings in a dominating performance that carried the Washington Nationals past the Minnesota Twins 2-0 Saturday.

Saturday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on April 23, 2016

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Ricky Barnes shot a 5-under 67 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead in the Valero Texas Open in a bid for his first PGA Tour victory.

Twins, 16, killed in southern Missouri crash

Twin teenagers were killed in a crash in southwest Missouri.

Saturday's NBA Playoff Capsules

Games played on April 23, 2016

NBA PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: George Hill and Ian Mahinmi each scored 22 points, Paul George added 19 and the Indiana Pacers beat the Toronto Raptors 100-83 on Sunday to tie the first-round playoff series at 2-2.

Saturday's NHL Playoff Capsules

Games played on April 23, 2016

NHL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: The Pittsburgh Penguins ended their postseason slump against the New York Rangers emphatically Saturday, lighting up Henrik Lundqvist in a remarkably easy 6-3 rout in Game 5 to win the series 4-1 and advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals.

3-month-old boy shot in hand while in car in Kansas City

Kansas City police are looking for suspects after a 3-month-old baby was shot in the hand while he was in a car with his mother.

Whiteman drone pilots receive new, more prestigious title

The Air Force will now recognize drone pilots who conduct remote military strikes from Whiteman Air Force Base as “attack squadrons,” a designation with more prestige that could help with retention and recruitment.

5-year prison term recommended for woman in toddler's death

A jury has recommended a five-year prison term for a former eastern Missouri day care provider found guilty in the death of an 18-month-old child.

Sato, Honda have good practice in Alabama

Takuma Sato helped Honda to a strong start Friday in IndyCar practice at Barber Motorsports Park

Harvick wins pole on rainy day

Rain washed out qualifying Friday at Richmond International Raceway, giving Kevin Harvick the pole position Sunday for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race based on being the fastest in an abbreviated morning practice session.

Tony Stewart's safety concerns backed by fellow drivers

Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart returned to the track Friday for the first time this season, and several drivers said they support his right to raise questions about safety concerns.

Kansas City man charged after child, 2, fatally shot

A 24-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the shooting death of his 2-year-old daughter.

Illinois leaders seek meeting over US spy agency location

A group of U.S. senators and representatives from Illinois wants to meet with the director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, which favors a St. Louis site over relocating to Illinois for a new headquarters.

White Sox pull off strange triple play against Rangers

The Chicago White Sox pulled off their first triple play in nearly 10 years in unique fashion in the seventh inning of Friday night’s game against Texas.

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Young has 10 Ks, Moustakas hits HR as Royals beat Orioles

Chris Young struck out 10 in six innings, Mike Moustakas homered, doubled twice and drove in three runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 Friday night.

Friday's NBA Playoff Capsules

Games played on April 22, 2016

NBA PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: LeBron James had 20 points and 13 rebounds, and Kyrie Irving made a pair of big 3-pointers down the stretch to help the Cleveland Cavaliers move within a game of a first-round sweep with a 101-91 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.

Friday's NHL Playoff Capsules

Games played on April 22, 2016

NHL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Michal Neuvirth made a playoff career-high 44 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Washington Capitals 2-0 in Game 5 on Friday night to stay alive in their first-round series.

Friday's MLB Capsules

Games played on April 22, 2016

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Anthony Rizzo homered for the third consecutive game on Friday night, and Jon Lester gave a fitting follow-up to Jake Arrieta's no-hitter by going seven innings and leading the Chicago Cubs to an 8-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

Friday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on April 22, 2016

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Brendan Steele completed an 8-under 64 in the morning and shot a 70 in the second round Friday to take a three-stroke lead in the Texas Open.

Chiefs GM Dorsey thinks LB Houston will play this season

Chiefs general manager John Dorsey expects Pro Bowl pass rusher Justin Houston to play this season, even though surgery to repair his torn ACL could take up to 12 months of recovery time.

Langer, Lehman shoot better-ball 60 to take Legends lead

Bernhard Langer and Tom Lehman teamed to shoot an 11-under 60 in better-ball play Friday to take the first-round lead in the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge.

Wentzville woman convicted in death of 18-month-old

A former eastern Missouri day care provider has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of an 18-month-old child.

Missouri Senate passes new penalty for immigrant criminals

The Missouri Senate has passed legislation to increase penalties for some immigrants who enter the country illegally and commit crimes.

Bill would allow Missourians to vote on red-light cameras

A bill given first-round approval in the Missouri House would give state residents a chance to vote on whether to ban red-light cameras.

Ex-player says Swoopes created hostile environment

A former Loyola University basketball player said women’s coach Sheryl Swoopes created a hostile environment and routinely threatened to cut players from the roster or have their scholarships scrapped.

Stewart gets hit with fine by NASCAR

Tony Stewart has been cleared to return to racing and will be back in his car Friday at Richmond International Raceway.

Arrieta throws second no-hitter

Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs pitched his second no-hitter in a span of 11 regular-season starts, shutting down the Cincinnati Reds in a 16-0 rout Thursday night.

Illinois’ Black gets probation for threatening bouncer

Illinois basketball player Leron Black has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor aggravated assault after threatening a bouncer at a campus bar and has been sentenced to a year of probation.

Man found not guilty in death of Kansas City survey worker

A man accused of killing a Kansas City survey worker in 2004 has been found not guilty.

Park Service: Remains found during search for missing woman

Female remains were found in the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia on Thursday during the search for a paramedic-firefighter who disappeared a week ago, the National Park Service said.

Drenched Houston area gets more rain and flooding

Thunderstorms raced through the Houston area Thursday, aggravating flooding in already drenched parts of the city as mandatory evacuations were ordered for low-lying neighborhoods in a community about 50 miles away.

Education boost, Planned Parenthood cuts in budget

Planned Parenthood will lose state funding while universities, colleges and public schools will see millions of dollars more under a Missouri budget passed Thursday by the Legislature.

Girl who wrote Obama excited over Harriet Tubman on $20 bill

In a few years when Sofia gets her first chance to spend a redesigned $20 bill featuring Harriet Tubman, the Massachusetts fifth-grader can take some extra pride in knowing the role she played in getting the first woman portrayed on U.S. paper currency in more than a century.

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Flood of tributes for Queen Elizabeth on her 90th birthday

Fate unexpectedly made her queen. Duty and endurance have made her an institution and an icon.

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No more ties? Spelling Bee to get harder words

After two straight years of ties, the Scripps National Spelling Bee is adding more sting: The championship rounds will last longer, and the words will be harder.

Thursday's NHL Playoff Capsules

Games played on April 21, 2016

NHL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Ben Bishop stopped 34 shots, Alex Killorn scored with less than two minutes remaining and the Tampa Bay Lightning advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 1-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.

Thursday's NBA Playoff Capsules

Games played on April 21, 2016

NBA PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Kevin Durant bounced back from the worst shooting game of his playoff career with 34 points and Oklahoma City retook control of its first-round series with a 131-102 victory over Dallas in Game 3 on Thursday night.