USA Today tests online edition at MU, other colleges

Facing declining readership, USA today is targeting college students with an online form of their print edition. MU is one of the first schools to be included.

Missouri diocese spends more on lawyers, than victims

"More and more, the archdiocese is playing legal hardball with victims," said David Clohessy, the national director of The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. Financial figures released by the St. Louis Archdiocese show no spending in the last four years to offer counseling to offending clergyman.

Missouri unemployment rate dips to 9.3 percent

Missouri's unemployment rate dropped to 9.3 percent last month. Nationally, the unemployment rate was 10.2 percent in October.

Midwest group researches program to help students finish college degrees

The Midwestern Higher Education Compact is researching a college-credit exchange program that would store the college credits earned by students from multiple instiutions in a central location. Colleges and universities then could give students the opportunity to enroll and complete their degrees.

Cape Girardeau woman finalist in Victoria's Secret modeling competition

Allison Turner of Cape Girardeau is among five finalists for the Victoria's Secret Angel Boot Camp model competition. Turner is hopeful the exposure will advance her modeling career even if she doesn't win.