PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri basketball knocks off Southern Illinois

The Missouri basketball team beat Southern Illinois on Tuesday at Mizzou Arena.

PHOTO GALLERY: Survivors left in Typhoon Haiyan's wake

Thousands of typhoon survivors swarmed the airport in Tacloban city Tuesday seeking a flight out, but only a few hundred made it, leaving behind a shattered, rain-lashed city short of food and water and littered with countless bodies. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday, leaving a wide swath of destruction.

PHOTO GALLERY: Ryan Ferguson released

Ryan Ferguson's parents and girlfriend gathered at the Boone County Courthouse on Tuesday in anticipation of his release. After he was released at the Boone County Jail, Ferguson spoke at a news conference at the Tiger Hotel.

PHOTO GALLERY: Typhoon Haiyan causes devastation

Typhoon-ravaged Philippine islands faced an unimaginably huge recovery effort that had barely begun Monday, as bloated bodies lay uncollected and uncounted in the streets and survivors pleaded for food, water and medicine.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU remembers Missouri veterans at ceremony

On Monday, MU held a wreath laying ceremony to honor Missouri veterans in commemoration of Veterans Day.

PHOTO GALLERY: Camp Kesem counselors and campers reunite

Campers and counselors from Camp Kesem, a weeklong camp for children with parents affected by cancer, reunited Sunday at MU.

PHOTO GALLERY: Reunions poignant for dwindling WWII veterans

About 70 years after World War II, veterans still gather to talk about their experiences, but their numbers are decreasing each year.

As many as 11,000 people served in the 57th Bomb Wing that flew missions over German-held Europe from North Africa and the island of Corsica during most of the war. Hundreds survive, according to wing historians and reunion organizers. Only nine veterans made it to this fall's reunion event.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri women's basketball defeats Southern Illinois-Edwardsville

The Missouri women's basketball team played its first regular season home game Sunday against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. The Tigers won 59-48.

PHOTO GALLERY: Veterans and supporters march in Veterans Day Parade

Members of the Columbia community gathered Sunday to honor veterans in the Veterans Day Parade

PHOTO GALLERY: Ryan Russell hunts champion trees

Ryan Russell hunts champion trees. He has found 14 of the state's 111 champions, a half-dozen of which are on MU's campus.

PHOTO GALLERY: ROTC marches in vigil of honor

Volunteer cadets and midshipmen from the Army, Navy and Air Force ROTC took shifts marching in a vigil of honor on Saturday. The one-hour shifts ran over a 24-hour period from Saturday to Sunday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia Cougars soccer defeats Lyon College

The Columbia Cougars men's soccer team defeated Lyon College 3-1 during the start of the American Midwest Conference quarterfinals in the AMC Tournament.

PHOTO GALLERY: World War II Doolittle Raiders reuinion for final toast

Surviving members of the 1942 Tokyo raid — Edward Saylor, Richard Cole and David Thatcher — celebrated a final toast Saturday at the National Museum of the Air Force near Dayton, Ohio. Only four of 80 Raiders are still living. One was unable to attend because of health issues.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia College volleyball wins last home game 3-0

Columbia College won their last home game against Williams Baptist College at Columbia College on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri football beats Kentucky 48-17

The No. 8 Missouri Tigers dominated the Kentucky Wildcats to improve to 9-1 on the season, and 5-1 in the Southeastern Conference. Wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham set a school record with four touchdown passes, and quarterback Maty Mauk tied Chase Daniel's record of five TD passes in a game. The defense recorded seven sacks, and extended their streak of games with at least one turnover to 40, the longest such streak in college football.

PHOTO GALLERY: Model makers and judges unite at TigerCon 2013

The Central Missouri Scale Modelers Club hosted its third annual TigerCon contest and vendor show on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri men's basketball team beats Southeastern Louisiana 89-53

The Missouri men's basketball team beat Southeastern Louisiana 89-53 in the season opener Friday night at Mizzou Arena.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU provost, vice chancellor honored at retirement reception

MU vice chancellor for administrative services, Jackie Jones, and Provost Brian Foster were honored at a retirement reception Friday at Jesse Hall.

PHOTO GALLERY: In Kentucky, basketball, not football, reigns supreme

"This is a basketball school. Football is an afterthought," Kentucky junior Ashley Ferguson said Friday in the UK student center. Even with the 8-1 Missouri Tigers in Lexington for a Southeastern Conference football matchup on Saturday, on Friday night most Wildcats fans' attention was on Rupp Arena, where the No. 1-ranked Wildcats basketball team faced the University of North Carolina-Asheville in the first game of the season.

PHOTO GALLERY: New Haven Elementary School celebrates Veterans Day

New Haven Elementary School students and Miss Missouri Shelby Ringdahl sang as part of a Veterans Day celebration Friday at the school. Ringdahl and the students visited afterward with veterans who attended.