Obama to Congress: The 'time for bickering is over'

President Obama called for renewed dedication to health care reform, denouncing those who spread "cynical and irresponsible" misinformation.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Questions surround cancellation of 'Pepper and Friends'

Management and funding of the show are questioned.

Denying public money to fund abortion unfair

An amendment passed by Congress in 1976 prevents the federal government from funding abortions.

Legos' soul moves aside for movie tie-ins, video games

Legos are staying afloat because of a new, more profitable business model, but this comes at the expense of creativity.

Hushovd takes third stage of Tour of Missouri

Britain's Mark Cavendish, of Columbia-HTC, had won the first two stages but finished fifth.

Time changed for MU soccer match in Alabama

New hip procedure shifts gears for Floyd Landis

Former 2006 Tour de France winner Floyd Landis has been biking professionally on an artificial hip for seven months.

Kennedy is gone, but health care is still his issue

Obama will host family members of  Sen. Edward Kennedy during his address on health care to a joint session of Congress. Kennedy made health care reform the focus of his political career.

Teen flips car on U.S. 63

Christian Wyatt, 17, of Jefferson City fell asleep at the wheel, flipping his vehicle Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Crude oil, gold and major currencies gain on weak dollar

The price of crude oil is rising against the dollar as the American currency weakened relative to the Euro, gold and the Pound Sterling. An upcoming OPEC meeting may also have contributed to the jump.

Lincoln County woman arrested after marijuana found during house fire

Angela Nash, 48, was arrested and charged with manufacturing a controlled substance after a room allegedly used for growing marijuana was found during a fire in her home.

Tourism recovers as folks visit Hannibal to meet the Twain

Hannibal officials say marketing their town in the St. Louis region has helped boost businesses in and around Mark Twain's stomping grounds.

Analysis: Obama foes contrived speech controversy to hassle president

By manufacturing a ruckus around the president's Tuesday speech to students just to get under the administration's skin, Obama's opponents tossed aside the layer of respect that traditionally surrounds the country's chief executive.

Taxpayers face heavy losses on auto bailout

Most of the $23 billion provided late last year to General Motors and Chrysler is unlikely to be repaid. The money was provided through the Troubled Asset Relief Program.

Lakes' E. coli levels acceptable even after recent sewage spillage

A week after thousands of gallons of sewage spilled into a western Missouri lake, tests show that E. coli levels in that lake and a neighboring body of water were within a safe and acceptable range.

Nixon, AmerenUE to announce plan using methane gas for energy Thursday

The "Methane to Megawatts" operation, which turns methane gas into 15 megawatts of power, is expected to be up and running by 2011

Missouri gets federal OK for truck-only lanes

The next step for the state is seeking $200 million in federal stimulus money to build 30 miles of truck-only lanes while finding funds for the rest of the project

Missouri keeps 'AAA' rating for $600 million in bonds

Missouri kept its top grade for its outstanding debts, and is recognized for the state's conservative approach to assuming new debts.

UMKC, Missouri State agree to expand pharmacy degrees

The University of Missouri-Kansas City and Missouri State University signed an agreement Tuesday for UMKC to offer a satellite doctoral program in pharmacy at MSU.

VIDEO: Dogs take last summer swim

The Oakland Family Aquatic Center hosted dogs and their owners for a swim in the pool. This is the second time Columbia Parks and Recreation has held the event.