Libyan rebels building civil society from scratch

Rebel forces in Libya strive to create a new society free from Moammar Gadhafi's rule.

For battered Japan, a new threat: nuclear meltdown

Although the government played down fears of radiation leak, Japanese nuclear agency spokesman Shinji Kinjo acknowledged there were still fears of a meltdown — the collapse of a power plant's systems, rendering it unable to regulate temperatures and keep the reactor fuel cool.


Wisconsin labor protesters refuse to back down

Although Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's bill to cut collective bargaining rights has been passed into law, protesters still swarm the Capitol.

Chelsea Thomas saves game, MU softball beats Illinois again

Chelsea Thomas recorded her first career save in Missouri's 4-3 win over Illinois on Saturday afternoon. Earlier in the day, Thomas picked up her fifth win of the season in a 9-0 five-inning win over Illinois State.

The Arab League calls for no-fly zone as Gadhafi pushes ahead

The U.S. and other countries have expressed deep reservations about the effectiveness of a no-fly zone and the possibility it could drag them into another messy conflict in the Muslim world.

Missouri baseball team wins doubleheader with pitchers in dugout

The Tigers won both games of a doubleheader against Le Moyne on Saturday at Taylor Stadium, taking the first game 7-4 and the second 4-2. They believe they have found a source of positive energy in moving the rambunctious group of relievers to the dugout.

Injured linebackers return to Missouri football team

After a knee injury last season, Missouri linebacker Donovan Bonner hadn’t put on his pads in nearly a year. But Saturday, he was working hard at the Tigers' spring practices.

PHOTO GALLERY: Competing at the Columbia Kennel Club Dog Show

The Columbia Kennel Club took over the Boone County Fairgrounds this weekend for its dog show competition.

Top MU swimmers hail from Canada

Canadian swimmers Lauren Lavigna and Dominique Bouchard will represent MU at the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships on March 17 to 19.

Man arrested in connection with shooting in northern Boone County home

A struggle over a shotgun at a party sent one man to University Hospital with nonlife threatening injuries.

PHOTO GALLERY: Junior high students study energy, build transformers

Saturday's program brought 24 Jefferson Junior High School students together to learn about energy conversion.

This time, Kansas has no problem with Texas

Kansas beat Texas 85-73 on Saturday in the title game of the Big 12 Conference men's basketball tournament, avenging that melancholy January loss that snapped the Jayhawks' 69-game home winning streak.

MU's Lars Rise finished second in heptathlon at NCAAs

Missouri senior Lars Rise finished second in the heptathlon and had a weekend full of career bests at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in College Station, Texas.

Rock Bridge boys basketball team loses third-place game

The Rock Bridge boys basketball team lost 55-43 to Lee's Summit North on Saturday in the third-place game of the Class 5 state tournament to finish the season at 24-6.

Figueroa qualifies for NCAA diving championships

Missouri freshman Loren Figueroa qualified for the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in the 1-meter event Saturday at the NCAA Diving Zone Championships.

MU gymnasts place second at Ohio State

The Missouri gymnastics team placed second in a three-way meet Saturday at Ohio State.

Missouri baseball team wins first game of doubleheader

The Tigers scored five runs in the eighth inning to beat Le Moyne 7-4 in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader at Taylor Stadium.

Scientists demand diligence from laboratory workers

After a death and many contracted illnesses, lab workers are taking extra precautions against disease. 

Missouri parole board among more secretive agencies

Missouri's Board of Probation and Parole stands as the stark exception to the Sunshine Law. 

Missouri group finds purpose in wood from old trees

The Woodturners of Southwest Missouri find different ways to use old wood for different purposes. The club doesn't cut down trees because nature typically gives them trees when storms roll through.