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MU student reports on-campus robbery

Police responded to a report of a strong-armed robbery near the intersection of South Ninth Street and Conley Avenue at approximately 12:30 a.m., MU Police Captain Scott Richardson said. The investigation is ongoing.

Powerful cyclone strikes Australia's northeast

The Bureau of Meteorology said the destructive core of Cyclone Yasi hit the coast a few minutes after midnight at the small resort town of Mission Beach in Queensland state. Dozens of other cities and towns in the region — known to tourists worldwide as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef — were being battered by heavy rain and winds forecasters said could reach gusts of 186 mph.

Fire at Tiger Village Apartments causes 17 to evacuate

The American Red Cross made housing arrangements for the nine residents of the apartment complex who were displaced by the damage. A resident was taken to University Hospital for treatment of facial burns.

Effects of blizzard felt across Midwest

The monstrous storm brought a huge portion of the country to a halt. Schools and universities closed, roads were shut down and some areas saw power outages.

Journalists attacked, detained in Egypt

The Committee to Protect Journalists accused the Egyptian government of orchestrating attacks on reporters to deprive the world of independent information about the unrest. CNN's Anderson Cooper and correspondents from Belgium, Russia and Israel were among those roughed up or detained.

Winter storms expected to slow economy slightly

Economists predict only a modest slowdown of the U.S. economy as a result of severe snow storms stretching from the Midwest to the East Coast. It that happens, most think the economy will rebound in the following months.

Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring

One day after a massive winter storm struck one-third of the U.S., the groundhog emerged from a hole and didn't see his shadow. The Groundhog Day forecast tradition traces its roots to Germany.

PHOTO GALLERY: Weather wrap-up from around the U.S.

A massive winter storm knocked out power in Ohio, stranded motorists and halted most of daily life on Tuesday and into Wednesday across the nation.

DAVID ROSMAN: Legislature ignores will of the people

The Missouri GOP is pushing back against voter-approved laws.

La Niña helping direct winter storm to Midwest

La Niña, a periodic cooling of the surface temperatures of the tropical Pacific Ocean, has affected weather in most of the United States and might be contributing to the floods and storm battering Australia.

Missouri seeks groups to serve summer meals to children

The state's summer food program reimburses groups for serving meals to children using money from the federal government.

Despite snow, at least two state House panels to meet

The House Financial Institutions Committee and House Agri-Business Committee both were scheduled to meet and vote on legislation Wednesday.

McCaskill begins U.S. Senate race with cash lead

Finance reports show Claire McCaskill has more than $900,000 in her campaign account. Challengers Sarah Steelman and Ed Martin have $200,000 and $40,000, respectively.

Two Washington University students safely out of Egypt

One student made it to Greece and was heading to Jordan while the other was in Prague.

1,500-year-old church found in Israel

The church, which has an unusually well-preserved mosaic floor with images of lions, foxes, fish and peacocks, will be visible only for another week before archaeologists cover it again with soil for its own protection.

Infant dies in mobile home fire

Three other family members escaped the fire early Wednesday morning.

WikiLeaks nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Snorre Valen, a 26-year-old legislator from Norway's Socialist Left Party, said he nominated WikiLeaks because its disclosures of classified documents promote world peace by holding governments accountable.

Historic storm winds down in Missouri, but problems linger

The storm brought 20 inches of snow to Hannibal and near that in Columbia and 18 inches in Jefferson City and Joplin. If not unprecedented, the storm was extremely rare, a Weather Service meteorologist said.

Farrah Fawcett's iconic red swimsuit goes to Smithsonian

Fawcett wore the suit for what became one of the best-selling posters of all time.

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