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Technology woes lead to low compliance on Title IX training

An online system used to train employees from the four-campus University of Missouri system to address violations of a federal law that bans gender discrimination in education has been fraught with problems.

Coach K goes for 1,000th career win vs. St. John’s

Mike Krzyzewski is on the verge of yet another coaching milestone.

Saturday's NBA Capsules

Games played on Jan. 24, 2015

NBA ROUNDUP: Zach Randolph had 17 points and 14 rebounds and Jeff Green scored 18 as the Memphis Grizzlies coasted to a 101-83 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.

Jones, Bradley hold off Missouri St. for 61-59 win

Warren Jones scored 16 points, including a late 3-pointer, and Bradley withstood a second-half rally by Missouri State for a 61-59 win on Saturday night.

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Winter's 1st big storm leaves snow, slush covering Northeast

Parts of the Northeast got their first real taste of winter on Saturday as a storm crawling up the coast left a slushy, snowy coating from Pennsylvania to New England, but forecasters are watching a possible second shot of snow that could affect the region early in the work week.

Saturday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules

Games played on Jan. 24, 2015

COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Devin Booker scored 18 points, Aaron Harrison added 13 and No. 1 Kentucky matched its best start under coach John Calipari with a 58-43 victory over South Carolina on Saturday.

MU: Nurses with post-graduate training can improve health

Researchers from the University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia say nurses with post-graduate training can help improve the quality of health care.

Saturday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules

Games played on Jan. 24, 2015

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Alexis Prince scored 18 points and was big in two key runs to help No. 3 Baylor win its 17th consecutive game, 68-46 over Kansas State on Saturday.

Colleges react to proposed increase in higher education funding

State college and universities say they welcome the $12 million in extra funding Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is seeking in the next budget, but it’s not enough to make up for years of underfunding.

Service in Fulton to honor Churchill

The granddaughter and great-grandson of Winston Churchill will join Gov. Jay Nixon and others this weekend in Fulton to mark the 50th anniversary of Churchill’s death.

Justices will review use of midazolam as execution drug

The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma.

Man suspected in 3 St. Louis robberies

A man the FBI believes is responsible for at least three bank robberies this month in St. Louis has turned himself in after seeing his photo broadcast on the news.

Turkish man sentenced for counterfeit cancer drugs

A Turkish citizen has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison and ordered to forfeit $150,000 for smuggling misbranded and adulterated cancer treatment drugs into the United States.

Forensic group to take look at unsolved 1992 Zywicki killing

Illinois State Police say they are turning over to a private forensics group the unsolved 1992 slaying of an Iowa-bound college student from New Jersey.

St. Louis County officer dragged by car, hurt

A St. Louis County police officer is recovering from injuries after he was hit by a car and dragged down a road.

Authorities now suspect suicide in death of Missouri woman

Investigators with the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis believe a Lincoln County woman whose body was found at her home died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Tennessee man sentenced to 10 years in cargo thefts

A Tennessee businessman was sentenced to 10 years in prison with no parole for leading a multi-state cargo theft ring.

Challenges on multiple fronts likely to test new Saudi king

Saudi Arabia’s new monarch inherits the throne at a moment when the oil-rich kingdom is being buffeted by a plunge in the value of its most valuable commodity, growing challenges by activists at home and deepening turmoil on its borders that stands to benefit rival Iran.

Colts’ Grigson goes silent

Ryan Grigson is putting the ball squarely in the NFL’s court.

Like a safety in the Super Bowl? Stand in line in Vegas

For some bettors, there’s just not much value picking either the New England Patriots or Seattle Seahawks in a Super Bowl that is a tossup almost everywhere in this gambling city.

South Carolina has good history at home against Kentucky

South Carolina is looking to channel its success against No. 1 Kentucky, which knows too well the dangers of entering Colonial Life Arena with a perfect record.

Palmer just misses in Humana Challenge

Humana Challenge leader Matt Kuchar was asked if was surprised there have only been six 59s on the PGA Tour and no one has shot 58.

No. 16 VCU wins 11th straight, 63-61 against Saint Louis

The winning play was simple: Get the ball to Treveon Graham and step aside.

Ernie Banks passes away Friday

Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks, the two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Chicago Cubs teams, died Friday night. He was 83.

Prayers said for Japanese hostages held by Islamic militants

Prayers were offered Friday at Tokyo’s largest mosque for two Japanese hostages threatened with beheading by Islamic militants who had demanded a $200 million ransom for their release.

NFL has done interviews, collected evidence

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The NFL said Friday it has interviewed dozens of people and collected physical evidence but has no conclusions yet on how the New England Patriots used underinflated balls in their last game, offering no timetable for resolving the cheating accusations with the Super Bowl nine days away.

Desperate Arkansas enjoys much-needed reprieve in OT win

Bobby Portis committed the untimely foul at the end of regulation that nearly sent Arkansas to a crippling home loss against Alabama.

Friday's NBA Capsules

Games played on Jan. 23, 2015

NBA ROUNDUP: Paul Millsap scored 22 points, Jeff Teague added 17 and the Atlanta Hawks eclipsed the franchise record with their 15th straight victory, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 103-93 on Friday night.

Federal judge strikes down gay-marriage ban in Alabama

Alabama became the latest state to see its ban on gay marriage fall to a federal court ruling Friday, as the issue of same-sex marriage heads to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Murder suspect arrested after running into I-70 traffic

An eastern Missouri woman remained in custody Friday after she ran into traffic on Interstate 70 while driving to turn herself in on charges of killing her husband.

Anheuser-Busch buying Elysian Brewing

Anheuser-Busch is buying Seattle’s Elysian Brewing Co., expanding further its collection of craft brewers.

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Pro-Russian rebels reject peace deal, launch new offensive

Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine rejected a previously signed peace deal Friday and launched a new multipronged offensive against Ukrainian government troops, upending recent European attempts to mediate an end to the fighting.

Senate confirms Isom as public safety director

A former St. Louis police chief earned Senate confirmation Thursday to become Missouri’s new public safety director, making him one of state’s highest-ranking black public officials despite concerns about a racial discrimination lawsuit brought against him.

Scherzer’s departure not a shock for Tigers

Pitcher signs with Nationals

DETROIT — Justin Verlander is doing his best to take Max Scherzer’s departure in stride. Yes, the Detroit Tigers will miss Scherzer, one of the game’s top right-handers. But his exit via free agency was by no means a shock.

Chiefs-Lions will start early in Midwest

Game in London later this year

LONDON — All three NFL games in London next season will have early afternoon kickoffs in the U.K., meaning fans back in the United States will have to get up early to watch.

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Final season for Jeff Gordon

As full-time NASCAR driver

Jeff Gordon, with a nagging back injury, a young family he wanted to spend more time with and a phenom waiting in the wings at Hendrick Motorsports, knew midway through last season he had one more year in him.

Obama to pass on meeting Netanyahu during Washington visit

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned trip to Washington in March is kicking up a diplomatic dust storm in the nation’s capital.

GOP pushes abortion bill through House on March for Life Day

With thousands of abortion protesters swarming the city in their annual March for Life, Republicans muscled broadened abortion restrictions through the House on Thursday after a GOP rebellion forced leaders into an awkward retreat on an earlier version.

Kobe sidelined with torn rotator cuff

LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant tore his right rotator cuff in the Los Angeles Lakers’ latest defeat, the club announced Thursday.

Prosecutor: Bombings defendant was top Osama bin Laden aide

A man charged in the deadly 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa was a top aide to Osama bin Laden in the early days of al-Qaida and worked hard to spread his message to kill Americans, a prosecutor said Thursday at the start of his terrorism trial.

4 bears die of chocolate overdoses; expert proposes ban

New Hampshire’s bear expert is proposing to eliminate the use of chocolate as bait after four bears were found dead at one trapping site due to a chocolate overdose.

Brady, Belichick offer no explanation for deflated footballs

The two men most responsible for delivering wins for the New England Patriots both said Thursday they have no explanation for how footballs used to reach the Super Bowl were underinflated by 2 pounds per square inch.

Yellowstone begins transferring bison for slaughter

Yellowstone National Park has begun shipping wild bison for slaughter as part of a plan to reduce the park’s population by as many as 900 animals this winter.

Cops: Twins, 9, left mostly alone for months, parents abroad

Twin 9-year-old boys were left mostly alone in their New Hampshire apartment for four months after their parents took three siblings to Nigeria and left an uncle to care for them, authorities said Thursday.

NTSB: Planes should have technologies so they can be found

Responding to recent incidents in which airliners vanished, U.S. accident investigators recommended Thursday that all passenger planes making long flights over water carry improved technology that will allow them to be found more readily in the event of a crash.

Union Pacific railroad hauls in 22 percent more 4Q profit

Union Pacific finished last year with a strong 22 percent jump in fourth-quarter profit, but volatile energy prices are making it difficult to predict how 2015 will unfold.

Deputies fatally shoot man they say killed police dog

Sheriff’s deputies fatally shot a man they believe killed a police dog during standoff at a Southern California home.

Thursday's NBA Capsules

Games played on Jan. 22, 2015

NBA ROUNDUP: Derrick Rose scored 22 points and the struggling Chicago Bulls beat the San Antonio Spurs 104-81 on Thursday night.

Thursday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules

Games played on Jan. 22, 2015

COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Malcolm Brogdon scored 13 points and No. 2 Virginia ran its home winning streak to 21 games with a 57-28 victory against Georgia Tech on Thursday night.

Thursday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules

Games played on Jan. 22, 2015

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Maegan Conwright scored 17 points and Shakayla Thomas added 13 points and 10 rebounds as No. 17 Florida State stunned No. 4 Louisville 68-63 on Thursday night.