Kahne captures victory, leaps five spots in Sprint Cup standings

Driver Carl Edwards walks through the garage with the aid of crutches during practice for Sunday's Pep Boys 500. He broke his right foot playing frisbee with friends Wednesday.

Carl Edwards finished 37th. The 12-driver playoff field will be finalized Saturday night.

Heart of America won by marathon rookie from Columbia

Ryan Hauser won Columbia's Heart of America Marathon by 9 seconds. It was the first marathon the 28-year-old had ever entered.

Down economy means tough job searches for new graduates

In a down economy, new graduates struggle to find jobs in their fields. But when they do, salaries on average are close to what they were last year.

Our love-hate relationship with standardized tests

Regardless of whether standardized test scores actually measure a student's knowledge or the quality of a class of freshmen, schools continue to use them as a means of comparison.

PHOTO GALLERY: 50th Annual Heart of America marathon

The 50th Annual Heart of America marathon held Monday is considered one of the most difficult in the United States because of the heat and the grade of hills. Most competitive runners avoid it because of its potential impact on their national standings.

Tour of Missouri opens in St. Louis

Mark Cavendish of Great Britain prevailed in a sprint finish of a 75-mile circuit race that opened this year's Tour of Missouri on Monday in St. Louis. 

Misinformation hides the real cost of ignoring the uninsured

The most distressing realization of this summer's debate over health care reform is that so many appear to care so little about the well-being of their neighbors.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tour of Missouri kicks off in St. Louis


Mark Cavendish of Great Britain prevailed in a sprint finish of a 75-mile circuit race that opened this year's Tour of Missouri on Monday in St. Louis.

BNSF Railway's plans in Kansas City raise environmental concerns

Several groups and individuals are concerned about BNSF's proposed freight center project near Gardner because they say diesel emissions would increase air pollution in the area.

St. Louis institute to host discussion on future of medicine

The Institute of Medicine will host a variety of medical professionals this week for a discussion about cancer and genes at the Washington University School of Medicine.

Business good on Katy Trail in St. Charles County

Business owners along the Katy Trail have seen an increase in traffic this year. More people are enjoying the trail than in past years, and the restaurants and gift shops along the route are reaping the results.

Private sector investing in Missouri charter schools

As enrollment grows, charter schools are finding ways to supplement public funds with private investors.

Former Tiger Daniel added to Saints' practice squad

Chase Daniel got added to the Saints' practice squad on Sunday after getting cut by the Redskins on Saturday

PHOTO GALLERY: Fun in the Labor Day sun

Families around Columbia took advantage of the sunny weather by visiting local parks. Children used their day off school to fish, play with water and enjoy nature.

Missouri men's golf wins first tournament since 2005

The Missouri men's golf team won the Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate tournament Monday. The win was the Tigers' first since the fall season in 2005.

Jefferson City inmates design penitentiary Web site

A dozen inmates from the Jefferson City Correctional Center helped create the site for the former prison, Missouri State Penitentiary, despite a lack of experience with the Internet.

Officials: Man didn't hear train that killed him

Officials said the man didn't hear the train coming because he was wearing earphones.

Missouri gets baseball stadium upgrades

Taylor Stadium is getting its first major renovation since 2000 in an effort to improve the player experience.

Today's Question: Should the Missourian have published the photo of the dying Marine?

The image captures the moment immediately after a Marine in southern Afghanistan was mortally wounded by a rocket-propelled grenade. The Marine's father had asked the Associated Press not to publish the photo.

State National Guard taps into stimulus funds

Nearly $3 million is being used to upgrade the Guard's facilities.