March 10, 2014
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Shelby Miller walks off the mound as he's relieved after giving up a two-run home run to Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera in the third inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game Monday in Jupiter, Fla.
Oliver Sommerfeld-Sager, lef), Joshua Craig, middle, and Jacob Craig play on the jungle gym at Flat Branch Park on Monday. Columbia experienced weather in the 70s on Monday. The forecast calls for a high of 78 on Tuesday.
Jacob Craig, 6, swings from the monkey bars at Flat Branch Park on Monday. Columbia experienced weather in the 70s on Monday.
Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk prepares to throw in the first half against Ole Miss on Nov. 23 at Vaught–Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Miss. Mauk will be back with the Missouri football team this year.
On Feb. 5, Alec Rash practices with the Missouri baseball team as it prepares for its upcoming season which begins on Feb. 14.
Central District engineer Dave Silvester announces the state's enhanced Pothole Patrol program on Monday. The program allows people to report potholes by phone, online, or on a smartphone or tablet computer. The program aims to have all reported potholes filled within 24 hours.
Kent Cunningham, a senior maintenance worker for the Missouri Department of Transportation, fills a pothole Monday on Clark Lane. MoDOT's program, Pothole Patrol, aims to fill potholes within 24 hours, relying on residents to report them using a smartphone or tablet.
Senior Missouri Department of Transportation maintenance worker Kent Cunningham scoops asphalt to fill a pothole Monday on Clark Lane. MoDOT's new program, Pothole Patrol, aims to repair potholes within 24 hours of when residents report them.
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.
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.