Missouri men's basketball looks to improve against North Florida

After surviving a close call in its season opener, the Missouri men's basketball team looks to play up to its potential against North Florida.

Columbia College soccer seniors optimistic for second run at national tournament

The Cougars are ranked 17th in the tournament while their first-round opponent, Bryan College, is ranked 14th.

Interested in tracking Boone County real estate? It's possible now

The Boone County Recorder of Deeds has created a system to notify registered users of changes in real estate documents in an effort to prevent property and mortgage fraud.

Online bill pay not allowed for property taxes this year

Online bill pay created accidental late charges for some property taxpayers last year. The collector's office will not use that system this year to avoid charging unnecessary late fees.

Robb's hope for Boone County home rule still faces obstacles

Home rule would give Boone County its own charter and independence from the state legislature, but Boone County voters have been reluctant to support similar proposals in the past.

Settlement reached for 9/11 responders exposed to toxic dust

A settlement of at least $625 million will provide medical care and other services to the thousands of construction workers, police officers and firefighters who helped clean up the rubble after Sept. 11.

SLIDESHOW: 'Harry Potter' premiere drew costumed crowd

Excited fans await the midnight opening of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1."


NATO to turn over Afghan security control by 2014

The escalating war in Afghanistan, where the alliance is struggling to contain Taliban militants, looked set to dominate a two-day NATO summit opening Friday in Portugal.

Remains of 2,000 fetuses found in Bangkok temple

The fetuses had been hidden in the temple's mortuary for a year in an apparent attempt to conceal illegal abortions.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Will you attend Missouri-Kansas at Arrowhead?

With a less than stellar crowd in attendance for the last Missouri home football game of the season, there is much speculation about how many fans will make the trip to Arrowhead when the Tigers take on the Jayhawks.

Public defender rejects new application from triple-homicide suspect

Joshua William Maylee's second request was denied Friday, Callaway County prosecutor Robert Sterner said.

Boone Landing retirement community feels like home for residents

The independent living retirement community provides a home for 111 residents.

DEAR READER: After the paywall rises, Tribune commenters may migrate to the Missourian

The Tribune's paywall will go into effect Dec. 1 ,and the ensuing months will answer some interesting questions. Will the Missourian actually get a significant increase in online traffic, and can it sustain that readership? After their initial ire, will Tribune readers and commenters stay put and subscribe to see more than 10 articles a month?

Tobacco spitting ban approved in St. Peters

St. Peters' aldermanic board voted Thursday to ban public tobacco spiting in city buildings or on nearby sidewalks. People can still spit into trash cans, sinks and toilets.

Former basketball player Willie Smith and his family open new restaurant

The Smith family pays tribute to a Columbia tradition with Miss Lous', a restaurant at the same location as the Old Haden.

Shoppers shrug off fears about toxic reusable bags

A recent investigation by The Tampa Tribune found excessive amounts of lead in reusable bags bought at Winn-Dixie and other major retailers. The lead appears to be in a form that's not easily extracted or "leached" out. But over time in a landfill, laboratory experts told the newspaper, the bags break down and paint can flake off.

GLOBAL JOURNALIST: Assessing Obama's globetrotting

Journalists discuss the implications for international politics of President Obama's recent trip to Asia.

Economic hurdles plague public art

Public officials are finding it politically difficult to direct dwindling revenues to art when it could be used for other things.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Stable food prices something to be thankful for

In Missouri, the cost of an average Thanksgiving meal for 10 is actually down five cents from 2009.

Missouri dentist reaches out to make teens smile

Dentistry from the Heart, a national movement providing free dental treatment for young people, helps members of Covenant House.