Hope for cure emerges 30 years after first AIDS cases

Gene mutations that have a natural resistance to HIV were key in performing transplants that helped eliminate the virus from tissues, blood and other locations where it could remain dormant. 

Columbia city manager appoints Greg Slinkard as new internal auditor

Greg Slinkard, who will retire from his position as audit manager with the Missouri auditor's office July 1, begins his job as internal auditor for Columbia on July 11.

Joplin pools Ewert and Schifferdecker offer free admission this weekend

After a delay caused by the recent tornado, two Joplin area pools are set to open Saturday.

LETTER: Red Cross praises mid-Missouri for help in Joplin

The Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross is thankful for mid-Missouri's quick response in support of disaster relief efforts.

Missouri anglers get money for tagged smallmouth bass

As part of a research project, the Missouri Department of Conservation offer anglers a reward for catching certain smallmouth bass in rivers across the state.

MU program trains teachers in ninth grade physics education

A TIME for Physics First prepares secondary school educators to be leaders in ninth grade science education.

Missouri softball team frustrated in WCWS loss

Chelsea Thomas boasted a record of 31-6 coming into the Women's College World Series, and her 0.83 ERA led the nation. But Thursday, Thomas allowed six runs on eight hits in a 6-2 loss to Florida.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tigers lose opener in Women's College World Series

The Missouri softball team lost 6-2 to Florida in the opening round of the Women's College World Series on Thursday night in Oklahoma City.

Pennsylvania girl aces 'cymotrichous' to win Spelling Bee

Sukanya Roy of South Abington Township, Pa., has won the 84th Scripps National Spelling Bee. Sukanya took the title with the winning word cymotrichous, which means wavy hair. She wins more than $40,000 in cash and prizes.


PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri fans warm up with tailgate parties before Women's College World Series begins

Tigers face the Gators in the opening game of the Women's College World Series on Thursday in Oklahoma City on Thursday.

City ends Ameren deal, takes ownership of Columbia Energy Center

Although Columbia's energy portfolio is changing, the city will continue to get the vast majority of its electricity from coal-fired power plants.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Missouri athletes tops in academics

MU's athletes are leading the race among the NCAA-member institutions in academic achievement, a measure of athletic success that is often under celebrated.

Northwest Missouri prepares for imminent flooding

Massive loads of sand and more than 75,000 sandbags were placed in strategic spots around Holt County, and residents there were waiting to see where the sandbags were most needed to reinforce the river's banks.

Sparky's sells out of cicada ice cream

Sparky's Homemade Ice Cream is creating a buzz around town. The ice cream was gone Wednesday night before it could be put out for display on Thursday.

Early WCWS games low-scoring affairs

Strong pitching and defense featured in first three opening round games of Women's College World Series.

Grant Elementary School principal Beverly Borduin retires

Grant Elementary School principal Beverly Borduin reminisces about her 29 years with Columbia Public Schools.

MU study links playing violent video games and aggressive behavior

MU psychology professor conducted a study that demonstrates a reduced brain response to violence can contribute to an increase in aggression. Researchers are also exploring other effects that playing violent video games might have on people.

Columbia home prices up; actual sales decline

Although actual home sales are down, the Boone County housing market shows improvement compared to last year, despite a dip in national home prices.


VA mortgage company to add 300 Columbia jobs

VA Mortgage, which provides home loans to veterans and active members of the military, will add 300 jobs to Columbia by the end of 2016. Positions will include loan processors, loan officers and credit consultants, the center's manager said.


Scientist to decode songs of the cicada at Columbia conference

International scientists are gathering for a conference in Columbia this weekend to talk about communication among cicadas and other invertebrates.