Editor’s note: In honor of Memorial Day and the many people who fought for the United States, the Missourian is republishing this column by Ernie Pyle. Pyle accompanied World War II Allied forces in the invasions of North Africa, Italy and Normandy, and reported from the front lines with stories of soldiers and their lives. He was killed by Japanese gunfire on Ieshima in 1945.
Teachers are running out of options for naming their children due to negative memories of students with common names like "Amanda" and "Michael".
The chancellor of Germany, citing the risks of nuclear energy and economic opportunity, has reversed an earlier position and decided the country should shut down its nuclear power plants within 11 years.
In this year's NCAA regional competition, the Tigers' Jace Long tied a school record, set a new course record, tied for medalist honors and qualified for Tuesday's NCAA Championship.
The Missouri River, swollen by heavy snowmelt and rain, has South Dakota residents preparing for a lengthy flood.
Kansas City manager Ned Yost has been standing by Joakim Soria, but after his latest debacle, said he would use rookie Aaron Crow, a former Tigers standout.
The Historic Preservation Commission plans include adding a description about each property and its architect. A draft map is currently available for public feedback.
Some residents spent the hot spring day remembering loved ones and visiting Memorial Park Cemetery, and others tried to keep cool at Pinnacles Youth Park and in their yards.
A storm that destroyed sections on Wheatland, Pa., and Niles, Ohio, in 1985 left communities in shambles. In its aftermath, the towns picked up the pieces in very different ways.
The 23rd annual Salute to Veterans Parade marched through downtown Columbia on Monday morning.
Although the air show's paratroopers, traditionally a highlight of the parade, could not perform due to wind, parade-goers enjoyed performances by the Hickman High School Marching Band and speeches from decorated members of the armed forces.
Rescue workers continue to search Joplin for survivors in the face of diminishing odds.
An MU archaeology professor and his team discovered statues dating back to about 2000 B.C. while digging for plant and animal remains outside Lima, Peru.
Looking at the decline in populations of Greensburg, Kan., and New Orleans, La., after tragic storms hit those areas, FEMA considers providing temporary housing close to Joplin city limits.
President Barack Obama has selected Gen. Martin Dempsey, a veteran of the war in Iraq, to become chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The nomination is subject to Senate approval.