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  • KC Royals snap 9-game losing streak, beat Tigers 3-2 to salvage split

    DETROIT — Detroit rookie first baseman Niko Goodrum dropped Jon Jay’s grounder and then made a wild throw, allowing the tie-breaking run to score in the ninth inning as the Kansas City Royals snapped a nine-game losing streak, rallying past the Tigers 3-2 Friday night in the second game of a split doubleheader.   Detroit won the afternoon opener 3-2 on a 10th-inning solo homer by JaCoby Jones. The Tigers led 2-1 in the ninth of the nightcap before pinch […]

  • North Korea says it will suspend nuclear and missile testing

    SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea says it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said the suspension of nuclear and ICBM tests went into effect Saturday. The country says it’s making the move to shift its national focus and improve its economy. The announcements came days before North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in in a […]

  • Amber alert leads Kearney man to ram, shoot at van in Iowa, police say

    ALTOONA, Iowa — Police in central Iowa have arrested a Kearney man accused of ramming and firing shots at a van he mistakenly thought was involved in an Amber alert. The Des Moines Register said 41-year-old Matthew Golden, of Kearney, Missouri, called 911 just before 3 a.m. Tuesday after spotting the white van with Florida plates on Interstate 80 in Altoona. An Amber alert had been issued earlier for two Toronto, Iowa, children in a silver sedan with Illinois plates. […]

  • KU’s Udoka Azubuike declares for NBA draft, not hiring agent

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas center Udoka Azubuike is declaring for the NBA draft but is not hiring an agent, leaving open the possibility of returning to the Jayhawks for his junior season. The 7-foot, 280-pound Azubuike missed most of his freshman season with a wrist injury, but was often dominant in helping the Jayhawks to the Final Four this past year. He averaged 13 points and seven rebounds while shooting 77 percent from the field, the second-best mark in NCAA […]

  • Producer and DJ known as Avicii has been found dead

    NEW YORK — The Swedish-born producer and DJ known as Avicii has been found dead in Oman. Publicist Diana Baron said in a statement that the 28-year-old DJ, born Tim Bergling, was in Muscat, Oman. “The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time,” the statement said. Avicii was a pioneer of the contemporary Electronic Dance Movement and a rare DJ capable of worldwide arena tours. He won two MTV […]

  • 4 brothers left alone at Lake of the Ozarks home die in fire

    LAKE OZARK, Mo. — Authorities say four brothers were found dead inside a house destroyed by fire near the Lake of the Ozarks. Lake Ozark Fire Protection District Assistant Chief Matt Birdsley said in a news release that firefighters rushed to the home just before 1 a.m. Thursday. Lake Ozark Chief Mark Amsinger said when firefighters arrived at the home, three sides of it had collapsed. The fire was so intense responders couldn’t immediately get inside. Fire crews didn’t know […]

  • The strange history behind 4/20, marijuana’s high holiday on April 20

    SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — Friday is April 20, or 4/20. That’s the numerical code for marijuana’s high holiday, a homage to pot’s enduring appeal and universal slang for smoking. Festivities are planned worldwide, culminating with a synchronized smoke at 4:20 p.m. How the marijuana-loving world came to mark the occasion is believed traceable to five Northern California men now in their 60s with bad backs and graying hair. They are the unofficial grandmasters by virtue of the code they created […]

  • Worker killed when Missouri public TV tower collapses

    FORDLAND, Mo. — Officials say a maintenance worker died when a Missouri television station tower collapsed and he became trapped under a tangle of metal and wires. Rob Talburt, assistant fire chief for the Logan-Rogersville Fire Protection District, says the 1,980-foot (600-meter) tower near Fordland collapsed Thursday. Missouri State University owns the tower and uses it to broadcast KOZK Ozarks Public Television and KSMU Ozarks Public Radio. Talburt says six workers were about 105 feet (32 meters) off the ground […]

  • Prosecutor closes Prince death case; no charges

    CHANHASSEN, Minn.– The prosecutor in the Minnesota county where Prince died says he’s filing no criminal charges in the musician’s death. The announcement Thursday from Carver County Attorney Mark Metz means the state’s investigation into how Prince got the fentanyl that killed him is closed. It came hours after documents revealed a doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid for Prince had agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a federal civil violation. The settlement comes nearly two years after Prince, […]

  • Judge denies dismissal of Greitens indictment, sanctions prosecutors

    Want to watch Fox 4’s newscast? Click here. ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis judge on Thursday rejected a request from Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens to dismiss a felony criminal indictment against him, but sanctioned prosecutors for failing to turn over evidence as soon as they should have. Greitens was indicted in February on a charge of invasion of privacy. He’s accused of taking a nonconsensual photo of a partially nude woman with whom he had an affair in 2015, […]

  • Airline regulators to require inspections after Southwest jet engine explosion

    PHILADELPHIA — U.S. airline regulators said Wednesday they will order inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off and triggered a fatal accident on a Southwest Airlines jet. The move by the Federal Aviation Administration comes nearly a year after the engine manufacturer recommended the additional inspections, and a month after European regulators ordered their airlines to do the work. Pressure for the FAA to act grew after an engine on a Southwest jet blew apart Tuesday, […]

  • Former President George H.W. Bush buoyed by tributes to wife Barbara Bush

    HOUSTON — In his first public comments since his wife’s death, former President George H.W. Bush said Wednesday that he used to tease his spouse of 73 years that he had a complex about how much people liked her. That fact, he said, is buoyed by stories about Barbara Bush’s warmth and wit following her death. Tributes have rolled in from around the world, from former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to a U.S. Navy commander, who recalled Mrs. Bush handing […]