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  • Hong Kong students, officials talk but don't agree
    HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong student leaders and government officials talked but agreed on little Tuesday as the city's Beijing-backed leader reaffirmed his unwillingness to compromise on the key demand of activists camped in the streets now for a fourth week....
  • Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison
    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp....
  • America says no to cappuccino potato chips
    NEW YORK (AP) -- America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay's potato chips....
  • Ebola: Why virus kills some, other people survive
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies....
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  • Grandview man accused of scamming businessman
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A 39-year-old suburban Kansas City man is accused of extorting $3 million from a businessman who thought the money was going toward bribing judges and paying off lawyers in pending drug cases....
  • Student still hospitalized after school bus wreck
    LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) -- One member of the Raymore-Peculiar High School girls volleyball team remained hospitalized after the team bus collided with a truck on the way to a match....
  • Critics: Search for education commissioner rushed
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Some district-level Missouri school officials have criticized the state school board's plan to quickly hire a new education commissioner, saying the board should first gather input on the position's needs and conduct a national search for qualified candidates....
  • Homeless man victim of knockout assault
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Authorities in St. Louis are blaming a knockout assault for an attack that left a homeless man with a head injury....
  • Homeless man victim of knock-out game attack
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Authorities in St. Louis are blaming the so-called "knock-out game" for an attack on a homeless man....
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