Argentine woman admits relationship with S.C. governor

She says the e-mail exchanges with Gov. Sanford that were widely published by U.S. media were obtained by someone who hacked her account.

TV pitchman Billy Mays dies at 50

Infomercial personality Billy Mays was pronounced dead in his Florida home Sunday morning. He was 50 years old.

Motorcycle collision leaves 3 injured

New clashes in Iran as standoff worsens with West

Iranian authorities detained several local employees of the British Embassy in Tehran. The EU condemned the arrests.

Jackson was acquitted at trial but never recovered

After being charged with and enduring a trial on child molestation claims, Michael Jackson spent his remaining years trying to put the pieces of his life back in place.

ANALYSIS: Climate bill shows Obama will have to work for priorities

The president's furious lobbying got a broad-reaching climate bill passed, but the difficulty getting votes showed that legislation on other issues such as health care might need a little more help to get passed than once thought.

Vacation Bible School encourages faith and fun for Columbia's youth

Churches in Columbia find dynamic, creative, and fun-filled ways of presenting their faith to children through summertime Vacation Bible School programs.

Richland Road project prompts questions of staff advocacy, transparency

Planning and Zoning commissioners and the city planning department spent Thursday night discussing staff's role in development review.

Former state budget director paints bleak picture of Missouri's finances

Missouri's current deficit is nearly $1 billion. A significant drop in revenue combined with lack of significant spending cuts during the past fiscal year are largely to blame.

Local musicians remember Jackson

Reacting to Michael Jackson's death, local artists reflected on his influence on music and culture and drew parallels between Jackson and Elvis Presley.

Columbia businesses selling out of Jackson memorabilia

Columbia retailers are seeing a frenzy of Michael Jackson memorabilia sales following the singer's death.

Week of heat hits its peak

Some outdoor events required extra precautions but are still going strong after a week of intense heat.

Ice cream parlor pays tribute to Jackson with creative flavor names

Local ice cream shop pays tribute to the King of Pop in its own unique way with flavors like "Thrilla Vanilla" and "Blueberry Jean (is not my flavor)."

Questions swirl around doctor in Jackson's death

As police investigate Michael Jackson's sudden death, questions about the King of Pop's personal cardiologist and his actions in the superstar's final days remain.

ANALYSIS: Climate bill may spur energy revolution

With the passing of a new energy bill by the House, the Senate will now decide whether the bill will be put into action. The bill includes tighter regulations on energy and pollution.

Cartoon-shaped drugs hit Kansas City streets

Many pills and tablets advertised as Ecstasy or MDMA contain BZP, another illicit drug with similar effects, instead, according to crime labs.

Missouri man drowns at Lake of the Ozarks

Todd Cornine of Richmond, Mo., was found dead in 16 feet of water at the Lake of the Ozarks. He had gone swimming earlier and never resurfaced.

Former Chiefs lineman involved in deadly accident

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said that one woman was killed and two of her passengers injured. The former lineman was not listed as injured.

Under-bite helps Pabst become World's Ugliest Dog

Pabst was the underdog in the contest to decide on the ugliest canine, beating last year's winner, a Chinese Crested named Rascal.

Fears remain a year after 8 killings in 2 states

A man has been charged in the Missouri and  Illinois deaths and is awaiting trial.