PHOTO GALLERY: MU falls to Auburn in softball, 10-8

Missouri softball lost its series to Auburn on Sunday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Downtown churches gather for Palm Sunday service

Seven downtown Columbia churches gathered at Ninth Street and Broadway for an ecumenical Palm Sunday service.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge's Sophie Cunningham breaks records

Sophie Cunningham, a guard for the Rock Bridge Bruins basketball team, is expected to play in the McDonald's All American Game on April 1 in Chicago.

PHOTO GALLERY: Seafood from slaves?

In a year-long investigation, the Associated Press interviewed more than 40 current and former slaves in Benjina, Indonesia. The AP documented the journey of a single large shipment of slave-caught seafood from the village and tracked it by satellite to a Thai harbor. AP journalists followed trucks that loaded and drove the seafood over four nights to dozens of factories, cold storage plants and the country's biggest fish market. From there, it went around the world, including the U.S.

PHOTO GALLERY: Washington internet outages indictive of larger infrastructure problems

People on San Juan island lost Internet and phone service for 10 days there in 2013. Other regions around the country also have fallen dark in recent years, sometimes for days at a time, because of failures or accidents affecting the nation’s broadband infrastructure. The failures have revealed vulnerabilities in the backbone of the nation’s high-speed Internet highway, which often lacks the detour routes necessary to quickly restore service when outages occur outside of major cities.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hundreds compete in statewide geography bee

Hundreds of elementary and middle school students, including nine from Columbia, competed Friday in a statewide geography bee at MU.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri tennis falls to Tennessee

Missouri lost 4-1 to Tennessee during tennis matches at the Green Tennis Center on Friday.

PHOTO GALLERY: 'Eminent Domain' art installation documents urban politics' effects

Matt Rahner began documenting dozens of homes on nearly 130 parcels of land that were acquired by Kansas City via eminent domain to make room for a new East Patrol police station and crime lab in 2012. "Eminent Domain," an art installation highlighting Rahner's work, opened last week at the Kansas City Public Library.

PHOTO GALLERY: Chad Phillips campaigns around northwest Columbia

Chad Phillips, a senior at MU studying political science and psychology, is one of nine candidates campaigning for the First Ward City Council seat.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia's Armory touted as an architectural treasure

The Armory Sports and Recreation Center, 701 E. Ash St., was built in 1938 and features the Art Deco style.

PHOTO GALLERY: George Hodgman returns to Missouri to care for his mother

George Hodgman, an editor and author, moved from New York City to Paris, Missouri, to care for his elderly mother. He wrote a memoir, "Bettyville," about his experiences.

PHOTO GALLERY: Jake Loft hopes for career in politics

Jake Loft, a senior at MU, campaigns along West Ash Street on Sunday. Loft is one of nine candidates running for a First Ward city council seat that was vacated when former Councilwoman Ginny Chadwick resigned from her position in January. Loft said he wants to build trust with the residents of the First Ward and be a voice for people who have felt under-represented or misrepresented by previous councils.

PHOTO GALLERY: Parents work to find treatment for daughter's rare disease

Glenn and Cara O'Neill, started the Cure Sanfilippo Foundation in hopes of saving their daughter Eliza, 5, who has a rare disease that kills brain cells, causing hyperactivity and autistic-like behavior, then seizures, loss of ability to walk and usually death by the mid-teens.

PHOTO GALLERY: Brian Wendling juggles, jokes for local crowds

Brian Wendling, a performer from Kansas City, told stories and showed off tricks to an audience of about 40 during a 45-minute performance Tuesday evening at the Columbia Public Library.

PHOTO GALLERY: A look at residential colleges

The complex of Moore College and Warren College at Vanderbilt University is part of the "residential college" model where students become part of a diverse community. Student and resident adviser Vivek Shah said he particularly has enjoyed getting to know students and faculty members whose interests sharply differ from his own.

PHOTO GALLERY: Show in New York addresses social and criminal justice issues

A show called FLEXN, co-directed by Peter Sellars, at the Park Avenue Armory in New York explores social and criminal justice issues through dance, photography and public dialogue.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU lab testing for bird flu

The MU Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory is one of two state laboratories monitoring quarantined birds from two sites in Missouri, after an outbreak of bird flu.

PHOTO GALLERY: Children learn art skills at TRYPS spring break camp

About 30 students in kindergarten through seventh grades worked on art, theater and music skills Monday during Stephens College's TRYPS spring break program.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia still figuring out public transit needs

Columbia is still trying to determine how to best serve the transit needs of its citizens after rolling out the latest citywide bus system during the summer.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri baseball team takes on South Carolina Gamecocks

The Missouri Tigers lost 5-7 to the South Carolina Gamecocks during a baseball game Sunday at Taylor Stadium.