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Carroll leads Tigers to comeback victory

Missouri forward DeMarre Carroll dribbles past USC defender Kasey Cunningham in the Tigers' victory Sunday at the Puerto Rico Tip-off Tournament.

Senior forward DeMarre Carroll led the Missouri men's basketball team back from an 11-point deficit in the second half to beat No. 20 USC 83-72. The Tigers finished fourth in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

Oklahoma makes move in latest BCS rankings

Oklahoma jumped two spots in the latest BCS ranking after defeating previously unbeaten Texas Tech on Saturday night in Norman.

U.S. signs agreement to remove military forces

By the middle of 2009, all American troops in Iraq will be restricted from active duty unless the Iraqi government calls on their assistance. There are mixed opinions on the likely efficacy of this agreement.

Reports say Snyder to return to KSU

A report on the Web site of the The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle says a source indicated that Snyder would be given a five-year contract worth $1.8 million per season.

Gunman sought in N.J. church shooting

Police are searching for Joseph M. Pallipurath of Sacramento, Calif. They say he fatally shot his estranged wife and wounded two other people during Sunday services.

Regulators consider bailout for Citigroup

The Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve have discussed over the weekend about devising a strategy to stabilize Citigroup, according to people familiar with the talks.

ANALYSIS: Panel could recommend pay raises for elected officials

The Missouri Citizens' Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials is forging ahead with public hearings that could result in recommended pay raises for Missouri's elected officials and judges, even though the 22-member salary commission is meeting with just 10 members because Gov. Matt Blunt has not made appointments.

Holiday parade marches through downtown

The Columbia Jaycees held their 29th annual holiday parade Sunday afternoon.

Gasoline prices fall to lowest level in more than 3 years

The average price dropped below two bucks a gallon nationwide.

Soccer coach gives his all to change the future for children

While most parents had just one or two kids competing in the Show-Me State 3v3 Soccer Tournament at MU's Stankowski Field over the weekend, Stan Porter had 42. As head coach of the Hurricanes competitive soccer club in Waynesville, Porter says he views each of his players as an adopted child.

Fraternity food drive provides meals for week

Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity distributed a week's worth of groceries to 30 Columbia families Sunday afternoon. The fraternity's goal was to curb hunger beyond just Thanksgiving Day.

Scarcity of ethanol stations plagues federal alternative-fuel fleet

Despite billions of dollars invested in it, the federal initiative to move away from fossil fuels has encountered its greatest problems in the lack of alternative fuel stations where they have placed fleets, a Washington Post analysis finds.

Fort Leonard Wood sees rise in sex misconduct cases

Twelve years after a military sex scandal that led to changes in Army training, Fort Leonard Wood has seen a stream of cases in which drill sergeants have been accused of sexual misconduct with women trainees. Since February 2007, at least 14 drill sergeants or other trainers have faced courts-martial for improper relationships with soldiers undergoing basic training, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Forum on treating bed bugs in Paquin Tower planned

A community forum is being held at Paquin Tower on Monday on the treatment of bed bugs in the building.

Former teacher again violates probation to contact former student

Jan Kauffman, a former Teacher of the Year award recipient, admitted to contacting former student Tyson Wilson.

7-year-old killed in St. Louis house fire

A 7-year-old boy who died in a house fire Saturday evening was playing with a fireplace lighter or matches in the basement, fire investigators said.

New smokeless tobacco Camel Snus to make national debut

Reynolds America Inc., the creator of Joe Camel, has nationally released a new smokeless tobacco product in an attempt to attract tobacco lovers tired of being forced outside for a smoke. But, health officials and smokers may take some convincing.

St. Louis museum artifact at center of antiquities fight

An ancient mummy mask unearthed in 1952 at the Saqqara pyramids near Cairo went from a storeroom in a warehouse at Saqqara in 1959 to the St. Louis Art Museum in 1998. What happened in the years between is a mystery.

Ted Haggard returns to public eye, but not as preacher

Ted Haggard, former superstar pastor, is making himself a public figure again after he was disgraced two years ago in a sex-and-drugs scandal. He has returned as a Christian businessman who is selling life insurance out of his home and recently spoke at a church in Morrison, Ill.

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