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  • Avalanche sweeps Everest; 6 killed, 9 missing
    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- An avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to ascend the world's highest peak, killing at least six Nepalese guides and leaving nine more missing, officials said....
  • Remembering an officer slain after bombs went off
    BOSTON (AP) -- Like many other youngsters, Sean Collier wanted to be a police officer. Unlike most, he brought that dream to life - and then died doing it, becoming a central character in one of the most gripping manhunts the nation has ever seen....
  • Transcript shows ferry captain delayed evacuation
    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) -- Fresh questions arose about whether quicker action by the captain of a doomed ferry could have saved lives, even as rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of passengers still missing Friday and feared dead....
  • Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in 3 OTs
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Thursday night....
State Headlines
  • Suspect arrested in Kansas City highway shootings
    GRANDVIEW, Mo. (AP) -- Police arrested a suspect Thursday in a string of random vehicle shootings on Kansas City-area highways over the past few weeks that have wounded three motorists and frightened many more....
  • Settlement reached in suit over Bridgeton Landfill
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The operator of the Bridgeton Landfill in suburban St. Louis will pay nearly $7 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of hundreds of homeowners living nearby who claimed that noxious odors and an underground fire lowered property values and harmed their quality of life....
  • Trail delayed for former sweetener plant CEO
    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- The criminal trial of former Mamtek CEO Bruce Cole has been delayed until December by a St. Charles County judge presiding over the case....
  • Man shot to death by St. Charles police officer
    ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) -- A 52-year-old man is dead after he was shot by police in St. Charles....
  • Holder: Hate crimes 'an affront to who we are'
    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) -- All Americans stand with the mourners of three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday, adding that hate crimes are "an affront" to the nation....
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