March 10, 2014
Hog farms in Missouri have been struck by a fast-spreading and deadly virus called porcine epidemic diarrhea. The reduced number of pigs in the market could lead to higher prices.
The Missouri Department of Transportation's new Pothole Patrol program aims to fill in all reported potholes within 24 hours of resident reports. Last year, the Central District filled more than 10,000 potholes across 18 counties.
More than a dozen supporters of Aiden's Avengers embraced baldness Saturday at Mojo's during the Shave for Aiden fundraising event. Community support has already raised over $25,000 for Aiden Taylor and his family.
From left: Tania Johnson, Monica Korba, Victoria King and Meghan McCullah embrace one another's shaved heads at the Shave for Aiden fundraiser Saturday at Mojo's. The women volunteered to shave their heads in effort to help raise money for the Taylor family.
Monica Korba gets her head shaved at the Shave for Aiden fundraising event Saturday at Mojos. The fundraiser included a silent auction and local musicians to benefit the cost of medical expenses for the Taylor family.
The number of Native American students enrolled at MU has been decreasing over the past five years. Native Americans make up less than 1 percent of MU's total student population. The bar chart shows the total number of Native American students, including undergraduate, professional and graduate students. The bottom chart shows Native Americans as a percentage of MU’s student body.
This Jan. 29, 2014 file photo shows Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on Capitol Hill in Washington. U.S. intelligence officials are planning an electronic monitoring system that would tap into government, financial and public databases to scan the behavior patterns of many of the 5 million government employees who hold secret clearances, according to current and former officials. The system draws on a Defense Department model in development for more than a decade, documents reviewed by the Associated Press show.
These tools were used to shave the heads of Aiden Taylor's "Aiden's Avengers" at a fundraiser at Mojo's on Saturday.
Meghan McCullah, left, and Tania Johnson prepare to donate their hair at the Shave for Aiden fundraiser at Mojo's on Saturday. The proceeds of the fundraiser will help pay Aiden Taylor's expenses.
This photo taken Aug. 11, 2013 shows Kimberly C. Ellis tweeting at Freedom Corner in the Hill District of Pittsburgh. Black Twitter is a small but growing corner of the social media giant where an unabashedly black spin on life gets served up 140 characters at a time. Black Twitter holds court on pretty much everything from President Barack Obama to the latest TV reality show antics.
With a bucket on the floor nearby, Oscar Pistorius covers his face with his hands as he listens Monday to cross questioning about the events surrounding the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in court during his trial in Pretoria, South Africa. Pistorius vomited in the dock and retched repeatedly and loudly as he heard graphic details of the injuries sustained by Steenkamp, who he fatally shot on Feb. 14, 2013.
Hundreds of drilling pipes are stacked at a rail center May 15, 2011, in Gardendale, Texas. America’s plan to use more natural gas to run power plants, make chemicals, drive vehicles and heat homes has been called into question by 2014's tough winter.
A wild elephant in Amboseli National Park in Kenya reacts to sound played by scientists in experiments from April 2011, showing elephants can distinguish between human languages and genders. According to a study released Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, this is an advanced thinking skill that no other non-human animals have demonstrated.
In this Jan. 4, 2005, file photo, a group of young pigs stare out of a pen at a hog farm in central North Dakota. A virus that has killed more than 4 million pigs in the U.S. in less than a year has been found in a swine herd in the eastern part of North Dakota. The virus was first found in the country in April 2013. The American Association of Swine Veterinarians says 27 states, including Missouri, have now reported at least one confirmed case.
Florida coach Billy Donovan watches from the sideline late in the second half of Saturday's game against Kentucky. Donovan renewed his long-standing argument Monday that teams playing in conference title games on "Selection Sunday" should not have to return to the court in the NCAA tournament until Friday.
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy, left, joins former player Barry Bonds at a news conference before a spring training baseball game in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Monday. Bonds started a seven-day coaching stint Monday.
Katrine Haarklau on the runway at the Collegiate Challenge on Feb. 21.
Katrine Haarklau of Bergen, Norway, attends the Missouri Invitational on Feb. 7.
Shinelle Proctor, from Anguilla, chats with teammates.