PHOTO GALLERY: Faithful celebration commemorates the breaking of Ramadan

Participants in the Muslim Student Organization fall welcoming event kneel during the Maghrib prayer Wednesday in Mark Twain Ballroom in the Memorial Union. The Maghrib is prayed just before sunset and is the fourth of the five daily prayers of Islam.

MU's Muslim Student Organization celebrates the beginning of the fall semester and the breaking of Ramadan on Wednesday in the Mark Twain Ballroom in the Memorial Union.

Missouri officials comment on Texas A&M's move from Big 12

Texas A&M has announced it is leaving the Big 12, and Missouri officials have a lot to say about the move.

UPDATE: Texas A&M plans to leave Big 12 by July 2012

Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin said leaving the conference is in the best interest of the university. It's not clear yet which conference the Aggies would move to, but it wants to join the SEC.

Texas A&M plans to leave Big 12 by July 2012

The move, which had been expected, might set off another round of conference realignment in college sports.

Sheldon Richardson can't wait for Saturday's Missouri football opener

Defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson has been a Tiger for less than a month. Although he's been called the most-hyped Missouri football player ever, he's proving himself on the field as a humble young man ready for some field time.

Legislators call for termination of SynCare's contract with state

A number of concerns have arisen over the ability of SynCare to fulfill its duties of providing support and assessment of health care plans. A provision in their contract with the state fines them $5,000 for every month they do not do so.

Twitter reactions to Texas A&M's departure from the Big 12

Here is a glimpse into how people are reacting to the news on Twitter.

State auditor blasts St. Louis Post-Dispatch after critical editorial

The deadly tornado that devastated Joplin has become a potent issue for Missouri politicians, including Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich.

Monsanto seeks OK for low-fat soybean

Supporters have said the bean, Vistive Gold, could help raise farmers' income and make a difference in producing healthier foods. But others have said the bean and other engineered crops don't go through rigorous enough testing and could be harmful.

Ex-CIA operative from Missouri accused of leaking government secrets

Secrecy and silence characterize the case of Jeffrey Sterling, an ex-CIA operative from O'Fallon, who prosecutors said leaked classified information.

UPDATE: Firm with Medicaid deal gets help from Missouri

Two officials with the state Department of Health and Senior Services told a House committee that the agency hired 13 temporary workers and shifted as many as 20 state workers from their regular jobs as the withering consumer complaints against SynCare LLC pile up.

Panel finds widespread waste in wartime spending

The Commission on Wartime Contracting said as much as $60 billion in U.S. tax dollars have been lost during the past decade, and that waste could continue to grow.

World Chess Hall of Fame to open in St. Louis

The hall of fame, previously located in Florida, will open in September.

State park closed in Birds Point levee breach to reopen

Four months after being covered in water by the intentional breach of the levee, Big Oak Tree State Park and Towosahgy State Historic Site are set to reopen on Friday.

What others say about Texas A&M's Big 12 departure

News outlets across the country are buzzing with the reality of another bout of conference realignment in college athletics.

International Muslim students celebrate Ramadan’s end far from their homes, families

On Wednesday evening, dozens of MU Muslim students met in Memorial Union to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the holiday that marks the end of Ramadan.

BOONE LIFE: 'It can be done' attitude makes business successful

Rodney Gaines owns a car washing and detailing business that has stayed open because of his hard work and perseverance.

Freshmen on Missouri volleyball team set for first road trip

The Missouri volleyball team will spend the next five days and four nights on the road. For the seven freshman on the team, this will be the first time they play  away from the Hearnes Center.

For first time, candidates for Missouri Supreme Court publicly screened

The seven members of the Appellate Judicial Commission asked prospective members of the state's highest court about their work experiences, mentors and whether they could review legal cases with a "clean slate."

Boone County Commission proposes short-term plan for problematic fairgrounds

The Boone County Commission has proposed a plan for the Boone County Fairgrounds that it hopes would lead to better management, financial oversight and maintenance over the next year.