Mizzou just misses AP Top 25

After four winning games, including a victory against Nevada, Missouri still falls short of the rankings by one. With many upsets over the weekend, the polls for teams below the top three rankings struggled to place the other football teams.

Missouri soccer team starts conference season with a win

The Missouri women's soccer team opened the Big 12 Conference season with a 3-2 victory over No. 12 Oklahoma State Sunday at Walton Stadium.

Johnson dominant in Chase race at Dover

Jimmie Johnson won the second race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship at Dover International Speedway to accelerate his bid for an unprecedented fourth straight Sprint Cup title.

Stephens student takes 'The Laramie Project' to heart

Stephens College's production of a play based on "The Matthew Shepard Story" is underway this weekend as well as next. Actress Kiely Schlesinger said she hopes folks take something away from the school's performance.

PHOTO GALLERY: Pagan Pride Day

Pagan Pride Day rang in its seventh year of celebrations at Peace Park on Sunday.

MU professor to be honored as 'adoption angel'

The award recognizes individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the lives of children in need.

MU program helps children by teaching parents

Connecting for Baby, an MU extension program, strives to provide assistance for parents of lower income at no financial cost.

Intense tracking for swine flu shot's side effects

The new H1N1 vaccine being a mere recipe change from the regular winter flu shot started to be issued next month. A major cause for concerns lies in younger individuals receiving more of these shots than previous flu vaccinations.

Germany's Merkel wins voters with low-key style

Merkel has received high popularity ratings since becoming Germany's chancellor in November 2005, earning praise for her deliberate and informed decision-making.

ANALYSIS: Questions of race make debates over Obama prickly

The president says his critics aren't motivated by race, and conservatives agree. But that hasn't laid the racial question to rest. 

Analysis: Nixon's lake controversy follows Blunt's

Governor Nixon's handling of E. coli bacteria in the Lake of the Ozarks resembles Matt Blunt's handling of deleted e-mails.

PHOTO GALLERY: Musicians perform on final night of festival

The Steel Drivers and the Blind Boys of Alabama came out to play Saturday at the Peace Park Stage. Both groups drew large crowds.

RV travelers build community wherever they land

Statistics from the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association show that one in six U.S. households intends to buy an RV. One couple living part-time in Columbia say the sacrifice in space is worth the experience of living on the road.

Mother holds benefit in memory of late daughter

Lisa Forbis is holding a benefit for her late daughter, Whitney Bentlage, who died in a car accident two years ago. The benefit will be held Oct. 3 at Hallsville Fairgrounds. The goal is to reach $25,000 for the Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Missouri, who will then name a room after Bentlage.

Cole County judge nominated U.S. attorney for eastern Missouri

Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan, who has presided over high-profile constitutionality challenges to state laws, was nominated to be a U.S. attorney for eastern Missouri.

Festival goers, police, performers all offer points of view at Roots ’N Blues

A group of Missourian reporters collected a variety of experiences and images at the Roots ’N Blues ’N BBQ Festival, from regular festivalgoers to police patrolling the grounds to the musicians on stage and on the street.

Missouri man overcomes brain injury with help of rehabilitation center

Funding to cover certain brain injury treatment centers has been slashed. The younger population, the most likely to be uninsured, are the most likely to suffer a traumatic brain injury.

Missouri football team uses bye week to prepare for Nebraska

Players said the upcoming bye week is a good opportunity to rest and get healthy for the next home game Thursday against Nebraska.

After long layoff, job seekers return to routine

Career services experts are encouraging job hunters to treat the search like a job itself: by getting up in the morning, leaving the house and developing a routine.

Missouri wrestlers push cars, limits

The Tigers wrestling team, which began its preseason workouts last Monday, is preparing for what it hopes will be another successful season. During preseason, coach Brian Smith hopes to push his players mentally and physically with creative and challenging workouts.