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Articles from May 30, 2015

Adams Has Surgery as Cards Commit to Reynolds
Even as his surgery Friday pushed back the earliest possible return date for Matt Adams, the Cardinals asserted before they start looking at other options at first base internal and external they intend to give Mark Reynolds the playing time promised.Adams...
Alabama Shakes Rattles and Rolls at Fox Theatre Concert
Opening acts can be tricky. The act should be strong enough to sell a few tickets, though not so strong as to upstage the headliner.That nearly happened Thursday night at the Fox Theatre for the sold-out Alabama Shakes concert, thanks to the lesser-known...
Baseball Notes: Strasburg Leaves Start Early
Nationals' Strasburg leaves start earlyStephen Strasburg left Friday night's game due to stiff neck after throwing only 16 pitches to the Cincinnati Reds. Strasburg had a rough May, failing to last four innings in four of his five starts. He gave up...
Bernie Bits: Mozeliak Has No Regrets with Heyward Trade
By now there's no need to engage in another lengthy, redundant rehash of the offseason trade that sent right fielder Jason Heyward to St. Louis from Atlanta.Everyone is aware of the basics. The shocking death of top prospect Oscar Taveras left a void...
Bill Allowing Open Carry of Handguns Clears Legislature
More labs may have received anthraxThe Pentagon said Friday that the Army's mistaken shipments of live anthrax to research laboratories were more widespread than it initially reported, prompting the Defense Department's second- ranking official to order...
Blackhawks, Ducks Set for Game 7
ANAHEIM, Calif. * Someday the Anaheim Ducks and the Chicago Blackhawks will relish the stories they'll be able to tell about playing in a postseason series as good as these Western Conference finals.Not just now, though. They've still got to determine...
Blatter Wins Re-Election despite FIFA Corruption Scandal
ZURICH * In the end, nothing could stop Sepp Blatter.Not a far-reaching corruption scandal. Not a tarnished international image. Not a young prince who gave him a stronger- than-expected challenge.Despite the biggest crisis in FIFA's 111-year history,...
Business Digest
New EPA biofuel targets anger interest groups * The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday unveiled much delayed biofuel targets that sought a middle ground for the nation's contentious renewable fuels policy, but the plan triggered challenges...
Cards Shuffle, Keep on Winning
It was shortly after Adam Wainwright's Achilles tendon split and everything changed for the Cardinals' rotation that the veteran who rarely changes at all started his finest run with the team.John Lackey is an unapologetic strike-thrower, a righthander...
Exciting Missouri Track Prelims
JEFFERSON CITY * For seven and a half laps Anna West laid in wait. A junior distance runner for the Lafayette girls track and field team, West made her move down the final straight away to win the 3,200 meter race by a step in the Class 5 state track...
Ex-House Speaker Dennis Hastert Paid to Conceal Sexual Misconduct: Sources
CHICAGO * Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, a person familiar with the allegations said Friday.The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because...
Federer Doesn't Take Unknown Foe Lightly
PARIS * Stepping onto center court to take on 88th-ranked Damir Dzumhur, Roger Federer was on his guard.The 17-time Grand Slam champion had been caught cold at a previous French Open by a player ranked as low as the 23-year-old Bosnian, and he made sure...
Hamlin 'Clearly' Wins Pole in Dover
DOVER, Del. * Denny Hamlin was in the clear, in his head and on the track.Hamlin put a weekend of illness behind him, turning a lap of 160.121 mph Friday at Dover International Speedway to win his first pole of the season.He suffered from a migraine...
Headed Downtown? Ramp Closures, Bridge Lane Shifts May Snarl Traffic (Print)
Drivers trying to get in, out or through downtown St. Louis will have a bevy of closures, lane restrictions and detours to deal with this weekend.INTERSTATE 44/55 CLOSEDCrews were to close lanes and ramps on Interstate 44 in both directions between the...
Interpol: Islamic State Group Gains Support in Africa, Asia
UNITED NATIONS * A growing number of extremist groups from Africa to southeast Asia are shifting allegiance to the Islamic State group, leading to greater risk of "cross-pollination" among conflicts beyond Syria and Iraq, the head of Interpol said Friday.Juergen...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS > Killing is city's 70th * A man, 24, was fatally shot about 2:15 p.m. Friday in the 5200 block of St. Louis Avenue in the city's Kingsway West neighborhood, police said. He was outside with friends when a gunman approached and started shooting....
MLB Roundup: Cain, Royals End Skid, Top Cubs
Lorenzo Cain hit a tiebreaking RBI double and scored in a three- run eighth, and the visiting Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago Cubs 8-4 Friday to snap a four-game losing streak.Alcides Escobar homered on the game's first pitch. Alex Gordon and Salvador...
NBA Notebook: Warriors' Thompson Has Concussion
The initial hit caused Klay Thompson plenty of pain. The final diagnosis delivered another blow to him and the Golden State Warriors as they prepare for the NBA Finals.Two days after he got kneed in the head by Houston's Trevor Ariza, the Warriors said...
NCAA Baseball Tourney Has Key Local Players
Area athletes are sprinkled across the 64-team field of the NCAA Division I baseball tournament that opened at 16 regional sites Friday.In addition to the five players from the area in key roles for No. 8 overall seed Missouri State (45-10) who were...
Newly Released Court Records Raise Doubts about Birth at Homer G. Phillips Hospital
ST. LOUIS * The city's family court has formally released the original birth certificate and adoption records of Melanie Gilmore, the woman at the center of controversy involving the former maternity ward of Homer G. Phillips Hospital.Albert Watkins,...
NHL: Bishop, Lightning Shut Down Rangers, Streak to Cup Finals
New York * The only history the Tampa Bay Lightning were interested in was what they would create.Such as handing the New York Rangers their first Game 7 loss at Madison Square Garden, which they did Friday night with their second straight 2-0 road victory...
Nigeria's New President Pledges Fight against Boko Haram
New Nigerian leader vows to take on Boko HaramNigeria's new president was sworn in Friday and pledged to tackle Boko Haram "head on," asserting the fight against the Islamic extremists wouldn't be won until hundreds of schoolgirls abducted last year...
Parents Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Caging Autistic Son in O'Fallon, Mo
ST. CHARLES COUNTY * A couple were sentenced Friday to seven years in prison for keeping their severely autistic son in a makeshift cage.Terry and Victoria Smith, formerly of O'Fallon, Mo., had been convicted last month of child endangerment in the case.Circuit...
Paul McKee out of Hazelwood Project
Developer Paul McKee's ownership of the Hazelwood Logistics Center ended Friday when a company from the Kansas City area paid $9.2 million for the project.NorthPoint Development, of Riverside, Mo., submitted the only bid at a foreclosure auction conducted...
Pevely's New Mayor Sues City, Alleging She Was Unlawfully Fired as City Clerk
PEVELY * Stephanie Haas served as this city's clerk for about 20 months before being fired by the Board of Aldermen. Then, in April, she ran for mayor and garnered more than 70 percent of the vote.Now, Haas is suing her own city in federal court, arguing...
Poor Adults in Missouri May Get Better Access to Health Care
* About 250,000 Missouri adults could qualify for dental benefits starting in the fall.* The services are expected to cost the state about $14 million for one year. It is projected to start sometime this fall.* Benefits include tooth extractions, exams...
Raasch: Bee Co-Champions Show Respect, Humility
WASHINGTON * As they sat together on a national stage during ESPN commercial breaks in the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, soon-to-be co-champions Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar exchanged nary a word.Later, Gokul explained that...
Religion Events 5/30
SATURDAYBook signing * Morrison-Talbott Library, 215 Park Street in Waterloo, will host James F. Winter, who will sign his books, "Baptism by Toilet Water" and "A Text from Heaven," from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Copies will be available for purchase. 618-939-6232SUNDAYBeatles...
Rookies Are Soaring for the Dodgers
It isn't difficult for Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly to remember the last time his team played at Busch Stadium."I think guys that are here know what happened," Mattingly said. "We follow baseball all the time. You know what happens one year...
SEC Distributes Record Revenue Figures
COLUMBIA, Mo. * The SEC Network will celebrate its first birthday in August, but members of the Southeastern Conference are already taking home party favors.As this week's SEC meetings wrapped up in Destin, Fla., on Friday, the league announced it will...
Silk Road Founder Gets Life for Creating Online Drug Site
NEW YORK * A San Francisco man who created the underground drug- selling website Silk Road was sentenced Friday to life in prison by a judge who cited five deaths from drugs bought on his site and five people targeted for killing.U.S. District Judge...
Sobotka 'Probably' Staying in KHL in 2015-16
A Blues roster without Vladimir Sobotka in 2015-16 is probable, according to a published report Friday.The Russian-based website Hawk.ru reported that Sobotka has elected to play a second season with Avangard Omsk of the Kontinental Hockey League.Sobotka,...
Spieth in Contention at Rain-Altered Byron Nelson Classic
IRVING, Texas * Jordan Spieth wasn't sure what par was at his hometown AT&T Byron Nelson and thinks it actually might have helped him through some frustrating early holes.There's a reason the Masters champion was uncertain overnight rain turned one...
Sports Digest: Rams' Watts Suspended Four Games
The NFL announced Friday that Rams running back and special teams player Trey Watts has been suspended without play for the first four games of the season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.Signed as an undrafted free agent a year ago...
STLFC Still Has More Work to Do despite Complete Win Wednesday
Coming off its most complete effort of the season a 2-1 win in penalty kicks over visiting Minnesota United in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday St. Louis FC will get a chance to test itself against the big boys.In the fourth round of the Open...
St. Louis County Judge Will Hear Grand Jury Critic in Michael Brown Shooting Case
CLAYTON * A judge here agreed Friday to consider a law professor's criticism of the conduct of the grand jury that investigated the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown but he signaled skepticism of a request to have a special prosecutor re- examine...
'Suge' Knight Hires His 4th Lawyer, Who Once Defended Michael Jackson
Knight enlistsMichael Jackson's former attorney * Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has hired a new attorney, his fourth since he was taken into custody in January, court officials said Friday.Thomas Mesereau, who successfully defended Michael Jackson against...
The World Needs Freedom of Religion, Not Freedom from Religion
I have been to France a few times and cherish the beautiful memories of an illuminated Eiffel Tower, Louvre, delicious meals and English with a musical accent. But over the last decade, I have observed with concern the rising tide of bias against Muslims...
Washington Removes Cuba from US List of Terrorism Sponsors
HAVANA * President Barack Obama's administration formally removed Cuba from the U.S. terrorism blacklist Friday, a decision hailed in Cuba as the healing of a decades-old wound and an important step toward normalizing relations between the Cold War foes.Secretary...
Weekend Sports on the Air
SATURDAY MAY 30BASEBALL3 p.m. National League: Arizona at Milwaukee, Fox Sports 13:10 p.m. National League: New York at Miami, WXOS (101.1 FM)6:15 p.m. National League: Los Angeles at Cardinals, KTVI (2), KMOX (1120 AM)9:05 p.m. American League: Detroit...
WU Triples High-Schoolers in College Prep Program
Washington University has nearly tripled the number of high- achieving, low-income high school students in its College Prep program.In the program's second year, 48 high-school sophomores are expected to join 25 students returning from last year to live...
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