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Court expands legal rights for injured workers

The Missouri Supreme Court overturned 30 years of precedent with a ruling Tuesday that gives greater legal protections to injured workers who subsequently are fired from their jobs.

Tuesday's American League Capsules

Games played on April 15, 2014

AMERICAN LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Prince Fielder and Kevin Kouzmanoff hit back-to-back homers, Robbie Ross limited Seattle to five singles in seven-plus innings and the Texas Rangers beat the Mariners 5-0 Tuesday night.

Tuesday's National League Capsules

Games played on April 15, 2014

NATIONAL LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Mike Leake doubled and hit a two-run homer Tuesday night, ending Gerrit Cole's winning streak and leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates that completed two days full of homers and delays.

Tuesday's NBA Capsules

Games played on April 15, 2014

NBA ROUNDUP: Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 16 points and the New York Knicks, playing without the injured Carmelo Anthony, beat the Brooklyn Nets 109-98 on Tuesday night to win the season series between city rivals.

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Moon orbiter survives full lunar eclipse

Sky-gazers in North and South America were treated to a full lunar eclipse — at least those fortunate enough to have clear skies.

Male cop dresses as Amish woman to stop flasher

A western Pennsylvania police officer says he spent much of December and January dressed as an Amish woman in hopes of scaring off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children.

Many questions about mom accused in infant deaths

Investigators are reconstructing a mysterious decade from Megan Huntsman’s life as they try to figure out how she concealed seven pregnancies before allegedly strangling or suffocating her newborns.

Obama commutes sentence made longer by typo

President Barack Obama used the unique power of the nation’s highest office Tuesday to correct a typo.

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Car accident killed SD girls missing since 1971

Two South Dakota girls on their way to an end-of-school-year party at a gravel pit in May 1971 drove off a country road and into a creek where their remains lay hidden until last fall when a drought brought their car into view, authorities said Tuesday.

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Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels Kansas City show

Miley Cyrus is in the hospital and unable to perform her "Bangerz" concert in Kansas City, Mo., as planned.

More charges in auto parts price-fixing probe

A Bridgestone Corp. executive and two former company executives have been indicted in an alleged price-fixing conspiracy.

Mo. payrolls, unemployment rates climb in March

Missouri's unemployment rate increased in March, though the size of payrolls also grew.

Mo. court expands legal rights for injured workers

The Missouri Supreme Court has overturned 30 years of precedent with a ruling that gives greater legal protections to injured workers who are fired from their jobs.

Missouri House OKs limiting e-cigarettes to adults

Missouri House members have given first-round approval to legislation that seeks to prevent children and younger teens from buying electronic cigarettes and other devices.

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Shootings labeled 'hate crime'

Shooting suspect had no record of violence; none of victims Jewish

Never one to keep his hatred to himself, Frazier Glenn Cross for decades sought out any soapbox to espouse his white-supremacist beliefs, twice running for federal office with campaigns steeped in anti-Semitism.

Founding osteopath will be inducted to Hall of Famous Missourians

A physician regarded as the father of osteopathic medicine will be inducted this week into the Hall of Famous Missourians in the state Capitol.

Mo. Senate sets aside debate on ethics legislation

The Missouri Senate has temporarily set aside debate on ethics legislation that would curb lobbying.

Members of 37 congregations meet in Springfield

Members of three religious denominations say they are setting aside their differences to work together across the state.

US stocks recover some ground on retail sales again

U.S. stocks mounted a modest rally on Monday, helping investors recover some of the ground lost after a rough finish last week.

Is hot market for IPOs cooling?

A hot market for initial public offerings may soon face a cooler reception from investors.

Swimming great Michael Phelps ends retirement

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Lynn, Cardinals end Brewers’ nine-game win streak

The Milwaukee Brewers’ nine-game winning streak was snapped Monday night when Lance Lynn struck out 11 in seven innings and Jon Jay hit a three-run homer for the St. Louis Cardinals in a 4-0 victory.

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As playoffs begin, Blues need Miller to step up

Exactly as advertised, Ryan Miller came to the St. Louis Blues and the goals-against number went down.

Blackhawks get key contributors back as they begin title defense

Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane had time to heal. Now, they’re ready to launch a title defense.

10 things to watch in the NHL playoffs

Here’s a look at 10 things to watch when the NHL playoffs begin Wednesday with a new format, some stars returning from injuries and renewed rivalries:

Connecticut trades Charles to New York

Tina Charles didn’t want to play in Connecticut anymore, so the Sun got what they could for the 2012 league MVP.

Ogwumike makes history by going No. 1

It was a busy draft night for the Connecticut Sun.

Monday's American League Capsules

Games played April 14, 2014

AMERICAN LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Pinch-hitter John Jaso came through with a two-run homer off closer Ernesto Frieri in the ninth inning, sending the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.

Historic church collapses in north St. Louis

A St. Louis church with a long history is in ruins after a sudden collapse, and the school next door is closed for safety reasons.

Family, friends remember victims

William Lewis Corporon was taking his grandson to a singing audition at a community center. Terri LaManno was visiting her mother at a nearby retirement complex.

Monday's National League Capsules

Games played April 14, 2014

NATIONAL LEAGUE ROUNDUP: The Milwaukee Brewers' nine-game winning streak was snapped Monday night when Lance Lynn struck out 11 in seven innings and Jon Jay hit a three-run homer for the St. Louis Cardinals in a 4-0 victory.

Monday's NBA Capsules

Games played April 14, 2014

NBA ROUNDUP: The Miami Heat opted for rest for LeBron James and Chris Bosh over the pursuit of the Eastern Conference's top seed, and the Washington Wizards capitalized in a 114-93 breeze of a game Monday night that clinched the No. 1 seed for the Indiana Pacers.

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Blast at bus station in Nigerian capital kills 72

Suspected Islamic militants struck in the heart of Nigeria on Monday with a massive rush-hour bomb blast at a bus station that killed at least 72 people and wounded 164 in the deadliest attack ever on the nation’s capital.

US: Evidence of Russia driving Ukraine unrest

The White House on Monday said there was “overwhelming evidence” that Russia is fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but suggested that President Barack Obama has not yet concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s actions warrant broader sanctions on key Russian economic sectors.

Ukraine asks for UN peacekeepers in restive east

Ukraine’s acting president urged the United Nations on Monday to send peacekeeping troops to eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian gunmen kept up their rampage of storming and occupying local government offices, police stations and a small airport.

'Captain Underpants' doesn't sit well with some

The potty humor of “Captain Underpants” children’s books and the mature exploration of race and family violence by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison in “The Bluest Eye” would seem to have little in common.

Donna Tartt wins fiction Pulitzer for 'Goldfinch'

Donna Tartt’s “The Goldfinch,” already among the most popular and celebrated novels of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. One of the country’s top colonial historians, Alan Taylor, has won his second Pulitzer, for “The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War In Virginia.”

Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations

The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government’s sweeping surveillance efforts in stories based on thousands of secret documents handed over by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

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Aw, geez, 'Fargo' is on TV with Billy Bob Thorton

After failed attempts and broken dreams, by golly, someone went and put “Fargo” on series TV.

Mid-April freeze threatens fruit trees

The winter that just won't quit has one more punch for the nation's Heartland -- a cold front bringing a brief return to sub-freezing weather, creating concerns for growers of apples, peaches, grapes and other fruit.

Jimenez, Langer, Couples score one for older players

Miguel Angel Jimenez, Bernhard Langer and Fred Couples made the Masters one for the ages — the older ages for sure.

Spieth finally looks his age

As the errant shots began to pile up, Jordan Spieth swung his club angrily and spewed out his frustration for everyone to hear.

49ers’ linebacker arrested at airport after saying he had a bomb

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport after authorities said he became belligerent during a security screening and threatened he had a bomb.

Diaper shortages create hardship, health problems

Disposable diaper shortages among needy families are harming infants and their parents, according to health care providers and advocates for the poor.

Sunday's NBA Capsules

Games played April 13, 2014

NBA ROUNDUP: David West scored 21 points and Lance Stephenson had his league-best fifth triple-double of the season, leading Indiana past Oklahoma City 102-97 Sunday — putting the Pacers one win away from clinching the Eastern Conference's top seed.

Sunday's MLS Capsules

Games played April 13, 2014

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ROUNDUP: Chris Wondolowski scored on a header in the 51st minute to help the San Jose Earthquakes tie the Columbus Crew 1-1 on Sunday.

Saturday's NBA Capsules

Games played on April 12, 2014

NBA ROUNDUP: Blake Griffin scored 27 points, DeAndre Jordan added 21, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Sacramento Kings 117-101 on Saturday to earn their franchise record-tying 56th victory of the regular season.

Boston announces marathon public safety measures

Boston officials have announced improved public safety measures for the final two miles of the Boston Marathon on April 21, a year after two explosions near the finish line killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.

Police: NY officer fatally shot 86-year-old gunman

Officers responding to the home of an 86-year-old New York City man who called 911 to say he'd shot his daughter fatally shot the man Saturday after he turned toward them with a shotgun and refused to drop it when they arrived, police said.

Saturday's MLS Capsules

Games played April 12, 2014

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ROUNDUP: Davy Arnaud scored on a diving header in the fourth minute in D.C. United's 1-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls on Saturday night.