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Morel Mushroom madness: the hunt is on Its not easy getting the honey-combed shaped mushrooms in your hands. Morel mushrooms thrive in damp conditions and sunshine. " We're going to find a bunch of mushrooms today." Deryk Morelock has been hunting Morels since he was old enough to comb through the woods to find them. Finding a Morel mushroom can only be done in the Spring. Fungi fans have secret spots they like to ...

Wacha has 7 strong innings, Cardinals shut down Reds 6-1 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Wacha pitched seven strong innings and Yadier Molina delivered a bases-clearing double to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night. With the score 1-1, Matt Holliday led off the bottom of the seventh with a single to right field. He went to third on a one-out double by Jhonny Peralta. After Jon ...

Royals beat Athletics 6-4 in rematch of AL wild-card game KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals and A's picked up right where they left off. In their first meeting since last September's dramatic wild-card game, Paulo Orlando delivered a go-ahead triple in the eighth inning Friday night to help Kansas City to a 6-4 win over Oakland in another back-and-forth affair. Omar Infante also drove in a pair of runs for the Royals, whose 12-inning victory ...

Record Resurgence: Music lovers drive strong sales of vinyl albums Vinyl records were once a mainstay of our music collections.  After nearly fading away, records are back in a big way. In recent years, sales of vinyl albums have been skyrocketing. "It started out as a joke," stated Olivia Cassidy, Music Manager at Vintage Vinyl.  "Like, hey we missed this. We are going to put it out. And, it caught back on. Now they are re-making record ...

Fordland Police hope to fight rising speeding problem Spend more than a couple minutes on Highway 60 in Fordland, and odds are you'll see some speeders. "Take a look at this, 85 miles an hour. Now him I got to go get," Fordland Police Chief James Cervi said. Police say speeding on Highway 60 has always been an issue, but recently the problem has gotten much worse. "This is an every day occurrence," Cervi said, as ...

Pictures: Driver moves pickup in nick of time to keep gas station from burning near Springfield The driver of a pickup got a big scare on Friday afternoon at a gas station west of Springfield. The pickup burst into flames right after the truck was filled with gasoline.   It happened about 4:30 at the Briarwood One station along U.S. 60 (Sunshine Street) between West Bypass and the James River Freeway.  Harold Kuschmeader, the owner, had just finished filling up when he ...

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5 things from former Bush press secretary Perino's book
FILE - In this Jan. 16. 2009, file photo, then-White House press secretary Dana Perino says goodbye to reporters during her final appearance in the press briefing room at the White House in Washington. Perino, President George W. Bush's spokeswoman at the end of his presidency, is out with a book that is part memoir, part career advice. Perino is the only Republican woman ever to serve as White House press secretary and is now a co-cost of "The Five" on Fox News Channel. Here are five tidbits from "And the Good News Is ...: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side," which goes on sale Tuesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Dana Perino, President George W. Bush's spokeswoman at the end of his presidency, is out with a book that is part memoir, part career advice. Perino is the only Republican woman ever to serve as White House press secretary and is now a co-cost of "The Five" on Fox News Channel.

Chelsea look to overcome Manchester United hurdle
Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas (L) celebrates with teammate Branislav Ivanovic after scoring during the Premier League match against Queens Park Rangers in London on April 12, 2015Chelsea will face an in-form Manchester United on Saturday as they try to move one step closer to the Premier League title at Stamford Bridge. Jose Mourinho's table-toppers are currently seven points in front of second-placed Arsenal, who are involved in FA Cup semi-final action against Reading at Wembley on Saturday. Third-placed United are a point further back, having played a game more than Chelsea, but Louis van Gaal's men will arrive in London on a run of six successive wins. Chelsea need just 12 points from their seven remaining matches to win their first league title since 2010 and while a defeat on Saturday wouldn't spell the end of their challenge, it would give the chasing pack a glimmer of hope.

Israel, Palestinians agree on tax revenue transfer
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian president says he has reached an agreement with Israel in which tax revenues it collects for the Palestinians will be transferred following a three-month freeze.

IS claims responsibility for deadly Afghan bombing: President Ghani
A burqa-clad Afghan pedestrian walks past security personnel at the site of a suicide attack outside a bank in Jalalabad on April 18, 2015The Islamic State (IS) group claimed to have carried out a deadly suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan Saturday that killed at least 33 people and injured more than 100, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said, in what, if verified, would be the first major attack claimed by the jihadist group in the country. The Taliban did not claim responsibility for the attack, Daesh (IS) claimed responsibility for the attack," President Ghani said on a visit to northeastern Badakhshan province. "Thirty-three dead bodies and more than 100 wounded were brought to the hospital," Dr Najeebullah Kamawal, head of the provincial hospital, told AFP. Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, a provincial government spokesman, confirmed the attack -- the deadliest since November.

Police: Man shot, killed by Chicago officer
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police have shot and killed a man in the city's South Shore neighborhood after officers said he pointed a gun at them.