Missouri enacts health care compact

Missouri has joined other states with laws that ignore the requirements of the new health care law, but Congress has to sign off on the multistate compact. Nixon allowed the bill to be enacted as law without his signature.

Sallie Mae to postpone loan payments for Joplin tornado victims

The financial services company has agreed to allow those affected by the tornado to delay payments through September.

Judge declares mistrial in Clemens case

Prosecutors showed jurors evidence that wasn't supposed to be included in baseball star Roger Clemens' perjury trial. 

Spending cut under new highway construction plan

Under the new plan, about $600 million will be spent on roads each year, instead of the current average $1.2 billion per year. The plan focuses on maintenance, as opposed to new construction projects.

Missouri uncorked: a guide to the state's wine region

According to and, there are four recognized viticulture areas ("terroirs") in Missouri: Augusta, Hermann, the Ozark Highlands and the Ozark Mountains.