Helicopter downing in Afghanistan kills 30 Americans

The Taliban is claiming they shot down the helicopter with a rocket in the Wardak province. Most of the Americans in the helicopter were part of SEAL Team 6, the same elite unit that killed Osama bin Laden, though none of these members were at the bin Laden raid.

Missouri football's Matt Hoch makes transition to other side of the trench

Redshirt freshman Matt Hoch came to Missouri for the opportunity to play tight end and to play along side his older brother, starting senior right tackle Dan Hoch. This spring, though, he moved across the line to defensive end.

Exporting meat from St. Louis to China feasible, study finds

Export of Midwestern meat is part of a plan to create an international air cargo hub at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Missouri lawmakers will vote next month on $360 million in related tax breaks.

Trappers gather in Columbia to trade tips, celebrate fur

Trapping and skinning were the highlights of the National Trappers Association convention at the Boone County Fairgrounds this weekend. Trappers came from all over North America to attend.

Missouri's top public salaries: Doctors get paid while sleeping

Forty-six of the top 50 highest-paid state employees are in the Department of Mental Health.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: In FAA showdown, good government is held hostage

After the Federal Aviation Administration's spending authorization expired on June 23, House and Senate leaders reached a deal Thursday to temporarily fix the problem and extend the authorization until Sept. 16.

University of Phoenix, other for-profit colleges respond to scrutiny

For-profit college enrollment grew rapidly over the past decade amid renewed calls to increase the nation's college graduation rate and a need to help laid-off workers find new careers.

Texas Gov. Perry: Turn to God for answers to nation's woes

Texas Gov. Rick Perry hosted what he has called a national day of prayer before an audience filled with people who sang with arms outstretched in prayer.

After S&P downgrade, Obama says 'we must do better'

A day after Standard & Poor's lowered the nation's credit rating from AAA to AA+, Republicans and Democrats traded blame over the move.