Olive Garden joins Michelle Obama's campaign against obesity

Milk, fruit and vegetables will become an automatic part of kids' meals at Olive Garden, Red Lobster, LongHorn Steakhouse and other restaurant chains under the same ownership. The company will unveil the changes Thursday with Michelle Obama in attendance.

Transportation-related law changes could be worth millions of dollars

The Missouri Department of Transportation plans to pursue changes that include modifying a law about repeated drunken driving offenses and implementing a requirement to report medical information on commercial drivers' licenses. 

UPDATE: 9/11 bomb scare suspect paid cash for flight

A Pennsylvania man is still waiting for formal charges after security thought he had a bomb at Kansas City International Airport on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Stop politicking and start creating jobs

The nation's poverty rate is at its highest point since 1993 and jobs need to be created, but for this to happen, politicians need to transfer their focus from elections to creating these jobs.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Sugar is sugar, despite feud over renaming corn syrup

No matter the name we give it, sugar is unhealthy for Americans.

Morse Diesel blamed for courthouse flood, damage

The cont+ractor, which was fired at the courthouse years ago, is said to have installed a misaligned pipe that broke in August, causing potentially millions of dollars in damage.

Kansas City's Kauffman performing arts center to open this weekend

The $414 million center will hold a public open house with performances by local groups Sunday.

Federal government chips in $2 million to fix flood-damaged Missouri roads

Overall damage to highways that get federal aid could total more than $11 million, according to estimates from the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Express Scripts sues Walgreen in contract dispute

The lawsuit alleges that Walgreen is telling Express Scripts plan members, and especially Medicare Part D beneficiaries, that they will not be able to fill their prescriptions at Walgreen pharmacies unless they leave Express Scripts and switch to a new pharmacy benefits management plan.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Lawmakers should stand up for Social Security

Rick Perry and other lawmakers' attacks on the Social Security program ignore the original intent of the legislation.

Teen aids injured officer after Dexter fight

After a police officer was attacked while responding to a fight, an 18-year-old girl comforted him and called an ambulance.

TIGER KICKOFF: Big 12 television schedule for this weekend

Keep up with the Big 12 games on TV and online.

DOUGLASS: High school students launch newsletter with community support

The first installment of the student-produced newsletter Pawprint will be available Friday. With enough support, the school hopes to expand the newsletter into a full newspaper in the future.