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Royals win 3-2, take 2-1 lead in World Series The last time the San Francisco Giants came to bat in the bottom of the 9th inning at AT&T Park, they walked away with a win, and the National League pennant, when they eliminated the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series. The stage was set for more heroics Friday night, as the Giants came to bat in Game 3 of the World ...

Wet or dry decision: Arkansas prepares for alcohol sales measure The booze business has been good re in Boone County, Arkansas “I think it has gone pretty well, stated Joni Ramsey of Express Liquors.  “I think we are keeping our revenue here instead of other counties, and it can be spent in Boone County instead of driving to Branson, Missouri or going to another county. “We have liquor stores now located in the city limits,” explained Jeff ...

SLIDESHOW: Royals vs. Giants: Game 3 of World Series We have a crew at AT&T Park in San Francisco for Game 3 of the World Series between the Royals and the Giants. ...

Communities make pitch for new Arkansas prison Several Arkansas cities and counties have submitted proposals to host a proposed $100 million prison that would house maximum-security inmates in the state. Friday is the deadline for communities to submit paperwork if they want to be home to the new prison, which officials say is needed to accommodate the fast-growing inmate population. The Legislature must approve funding when it meets next year for the project ...

Professor fuses science with nail polish You might see Dr. Erin Buchanan teaching statistical and research psychology at Missouri State University, or find her tucked away in her office, working on a scientific paper, surrounded by her psychology texts, degrees, and awards for her research. Either way, the colorful personality of this recently tenured associate professor is hard to miss. "I'm big in my science area but I'm also known for my high ...

PHOTOS: Farewell to a fallen firefighter in Alton Alton's fire and police chief, Eddie Johnson, was remembered in funeral services Friday. He died in a crash while driving to a house fire. (Photos by Eric Neilsen) ...



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School gunman was homecoming prince, students say
Suspected high school gunman was homecoming royaltyMARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Police responded Friday to a high school north of Seattle following reports of a shooting.

Two killed, four wounded in Washington state school shooting
People attend a community vigil at the Grove Church following a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in MarysvilleBy Eric M. Johnson and Victoria Cavaliere MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - A student shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others when he opened fire in the cafeteria of his Washington state high school on Friday, apparently after a fight with fellow students, officials said. The shooter, a homecoming prince at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, took his own life as his classmates scrambled to safety in the latest outburst of deadly violence at an American school. ...

Royals edge Giants 3-2 for 2-1 World Series lead
San Francisco Giants' Gregor Blanco is out at first as he dives with Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer covering during the seventh inning of Game 3 of baseball's World Series Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jeremy Guthrie pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, Lorenzo Cain drove in an early run off Tim Hudson and made a pair of nifty catches, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-1 World Series lead.

Two deputies killed, two others hurt in California shooting spree
A California Highway Patrol car and other law enforcement vehicles set up a roadblock near Placer High School leading to a rural area where authorities are searching for an assailant, in Auburn, Calif., who shot three sheriff's deputies in two Northern California Counties, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Deputies were searching a canyon in the Sierra Nevada foothills for an armed man suspected in the shooting of a Sacramento County Sheriff's deputy and two Placer County Deputies and a bystander in an attempt to carjack a vehicle.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Two California sheriff's deputies were killed and two others were wounded in a shooting spree that started in a motel parking lot in Sacramento on Friday, authorities said. Marcelo Marquez, 34, and a female companion, who were described on Twitter by the California Highway Patrol as armed and dangerous, were taken into custody, police said. The incident began on Friday morning in the parking lot of a Motel 6 when a deputy, later identified as Danny Oliver, 47, approached a vehicle considered to be suspicious, said Sacramento County Sheriff Lieutenant R.L. Davis. ...

Stock market's big seesaw gives investors pause
Stock market's big seesaw gives investors pauseNEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes a little fear is healthy for stock investors.