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10 things to know for Wednesday, April 17

Pressure cookers were used to make the bombs that killed three people at the Boston Marathon, according to The Associated Press. In another top story, a computer glitch grounded American Airlines flights.

Cardinals-Pirates game postponed due to rain

The cancellation allows St. Louis starter Jake Westbrook to reset his ERA to 0.00. The right-hander has struggled against the Pirates in his career, and Pittsburgh turned five consecutive singles in the first inning into four runs.

Cardinals rookie pitcher in fine form coming off gem against Milwaukee

In his first career start in the final game of the 2012 regular season, the hard-throwing right-hander carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning.

Chiefs open three-day voluntary minicamp without Branden Albert

Everyone on the roster was accounted for except the franchise left tackle, who coach Andy Reid said has made the decision to stay away from the team during the offseason program.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: The curse of our era strikes Boston

The aftermath brought out the best in many people. Boston residents opened their homes to runners from around the nation and the world.

Missouri Senate bill would extend safe harbor period by 40 days

State Sen. Ryan Silvey has sponsored a bill to give parents more time to choose whether they want to give up newborn children.

Longtime NFL broadcaster Pat Summerall dies at 82

Over four decades, Summerall described some of the biggest games in America in his deep, resonant voice.

UPDATE: Neighbors recall 8-year-old Boston marathon bombing victim

The boy's mother and sister were badly injured in the blast.

UPDATE: Missouri to stop copying concealed gun documents

Gov. Jay Nixon announced the policy reversal Tuesday after several weeks of criticism from Republicans who said the new document copying policy of the Department of Revenue was an invasion of privacy.

Mass transit security heightened in St. Louis

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said it is too soon to say if the events in Boston will result in greater security at public events in St. Louis.

Missouri education officials to hold public meetings on education standards

The hearings will be an opportunity to discuss the standards adopted by the state education board in 2010.

Gov. Nixon rallies for expanded Medicaid coverage

Gov. Jay Nixon headlined a nearly hour-long rally Tuesday that drew more than 1,000 people to the Missouri Capitol.

Higher Learning Commission approves merger of 3 Assemblies of God schools

The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary and Central Bible College will merge with Evangel University.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Lawmakers should ease access to Plan B contraception

Missouri's "freedom of conscience act" would give pharmacists the right to not stock anything to which he or she was morally opposed including condoms or emergency contraception.

Missouri Gov. Nixon rallying with Medicaid supporters

Republican lawmakers so far have refused to embrace a Medicaid expansion. And the prospects may be getter dimmer.

Missouri man accused of making false abduction report

Clay County authorities charged 40-year-old Bruce G. High of Gladstone with a misdemeanor of making a false missing-person's report.

EBOOK: Douglass classmates' lives are intertwined with Columbia's history

Their experiences tell a story of how race and community in Columbia have — and haven't — changed over time.

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