U.S., France launch strike to counter aggression by Gadhafi regime

As part of an international effort to enforce a U.N.-mandated no-fly zone, the U.S. began firing missiles into Libya Saturday.

Obama: U.S. launches military action against Libya

The U.S., Britain and France started launching missiles against Moammar Gadhafi's forces Saturday. Obama authorized military action, though it wasn't his first choice. He said he will not send ground forces to Libya.

National Planned Parenthood debate comes to Columbia

Opposing groups held rallies in front of the Columbia Planned Parenthood office Saturday.

MTV's 'The Real World' looks for cast members in Columbia

MTV held a casting call at Bengal's Bar and Grill on Saturday afternoon. Since 1992, cast members on "The Real World" have dealt with issues including sexuality, addiction and romance — often while drunk and always on camera.

Sophomore splitting time between roles for MU baseball team

Eric Anderson will start on the mound for Missouri on Tuesday, but he's also getting time to play the field and hit this season.

Egypt votes freely for first time in half-century

One of the proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot has heightened the tension between Islamists and Coptic Christians. Voting results will be released Sunday.

For Columbia students "Failure is NOT an Option"

Through the collective efforts of teachers and speakers, Hickman High School held an annual conference that urges students to excel.

MU softball gets win, leads in postponed game

The Missouri softball team led Western Michigan 10-1 in a game postponed because of the weather. The game continues Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

Missouri wrestlers finish strong at NCAA Wrestling National Championships

Missouri wrestler Dom Bradley finished third in the heavyweight division and Todd Schavrien finished sixth in the 141-pound weight class.

MU gymnast Mary Burke wins all-around at Big 12 Championships

Sophomore Tori Howard earned a career high score on the beam and senior Alex Gold earned a season high score on the vault. 

Columbia College softball wins all four at McKendree Invitational

The Columbia College softball team (11-4) won four games over the weekend at the McKendree Invitational, three of them by one run.

Budget shortfall projected for MU, even with tuition increase

A tuition waiver will save MU about $13.3 million, but the university still must close a projected $21.7 million funding gap.

Columbia Regency mobile home park has cleanup day

The neighborhood cleanup, held Saturday morning, is one of several steps being taken to fix up the mobile home park.

Columbia sewer ordinance seeks to correct billing

A sewer task force is attempting to correct utility bills sent to Columbia residents, who saw massive spikes in their bills in 2008.

Volunteers use their heads to fight childhood cancer

A head-shaving event raised nearly $30,000 for Columbia's St. Baldrick's Foundation, a national nonprofit that holds fundraisers for childhood cancer research.

Figueroa and Bouchard earn seconds at NCAA swimming championships

Freshman Loren Figueroa took second place in the 1-meter dive at the NCAA Championships on Friday. Sophomore swimmer Dominique Bouchard took second in the 200 backstroke on Saturday.

Japan's nuclear crisis reminiscent of Three Mile Island

Although similarities exist between the ongoing crisis in Japan and the partial meltdown in Pennsylvania in 1978, experts say the disaster in Japan is far more complex.



Farmland flooded for duck habitat after oil spill, ducks disregard

Farmers are being paid to flood their land as duck habitat to prevent the birds from flocking to the oily coastal marshes. Overall, it didn't work as  planned — the ducks went to their usual habitat despite the oil damage. It did attract shorebirds as they migrated.

Missouri town names steeped in lore

Several Missouri town names' roots come from famous explorers and patriots from the past. Others get their names from the geographical features in the area.

MU professor advocates for marijuana law examination at NORML conference

The law professor said the government should look at treatment options rather than incarceration for drug use.