Peruvian statues uncovered by MU professor, students called New World's oldest

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.

FEMA trailers for displaced residents could help maintain Joplin population

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.

Obama names Dempsey chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff

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.

UPDATE: Missouri softball advances to College World Series

Missouri softball coach Ehren Earleywine ended up watching his team's victory on television, after his first-inning ejection.

Obama tours twister-ravaged neighborhood in Joplin

The president spoke at a memorial service for tornado victims on Sunday after touring the destruction.

UPDATE: Number unaccounted for now stands at 39 in Joplin

The Missouri Department of Public Safety released the new total Sunday evening. There are four more people who family members have reported as deceased but their deaths haven't been officially confirmed.

Harvick wins when Earnhardt runs out of gas

The win was Kevin Harvick's third of the year. Dale Earnhardt Jr. said he'd tried to save gas and knew he'd be stretching it to finish the race.

Dispatches from Joplin: Don't forget about us

Reporter Eliza Smith, a Joplin native, reflects on the tornado's aftermath and President Obama's visit.

Parachuters, World War II planes highlight air show's second day

Parachuters plummeted, fighter jets screamed overhead and veterans stepped back into a plane cockpit on the second day of the Memorial Day weekend air show.

PHOTO GALLERY: Joplin welcomes President Obama

People lined the streets in Joplin as President Barack Obama came to survey the destruction and speak at a memorial service on Sunday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Audience enjoys second day of Salute to Veterans Airshow

After a weather-shortened first day, there was nothing but blue skies for the second day of the Salute to Veterans Airshow.

Missouri baseball falls to Texas A&M in Big 12 title game

The Tigers lost to the Aggies on a walk-off home run in extra innings. The loss means the Tigers will not make the NCAA tournament field.

Delta Chi fraternity collects more than 10,000 items for Joplin

MU's Delta Chi fraternity held a week long drive to aid the Joplin tornado relief effort.

Text of Obama's remarks at Joplin memorial service

The text of President Barack Obama's remarks at Sunday's memorial service for victims of the Joplin, Mo., tornado, was provided by the White House.


Hospital near Joplin adds extra labor rooms

Fifteen miles from Joplin, a Carthage hospital has increased its labor and delivery capacity to handle patients who would have been treated at the now-evacuated St. John's Regional Medical Center.

VA infection issues lead to 13,000 veterans' tests

In the last two years, 13,000 veterans have been warned to receive blood testing after improper hygiene practices at five VA hospitals, including one in St. Louis, were discovered.

Number of unaccounted for drops to 40 in Joplin

Next-of-kin notifications have been made for many of the deceased. More than 130 people have been reported killed in the storm.

Missouri softball advances to Women's College World Series

A 6-3 win over Washington earned Missouri a spot in the Women's College World Series.

Missouri softball team one win away from Women's College World Series

The Tigers won Saturday night's game against Washington Huskies with a final score of 4-0.

UPDATE: Joplin official lowers tornado death toll to 139

Joplin's death toll following the deadly tornado is on the rise, and families continue to search for missing loved ones. After incidents of mistake identification, authorities are using DNA tests and dental records to assist them.