Missouri Senate backs measure blocking health exchanges

The legislation, given initial approval Tuesday, would block Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon from creating an insurance exchange by executive order.

Missouri casino operators object to higher fees to help veterans

Missouri House of Representatives members have suggested adding $1 to casino entrance fees. The extra revenue could provide consistent funding for veterans' homes and possibly pay for one more.

JFK library releases last of President Kennedy's secret tapes

Recordings offer a raw look into important moments of the Kennedy White House, including a chilling remark by the president in his final days.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Spending cap won't improve things in Missouri

Missouri, though falling behind in per capita spending on higher education and health, is looking at a constitutional amendment that would limit spending even further.

Nation's oldest federal judge dies at age 104

The nation's oldest sitting federal judge died at age 104. U.S. District Judge Wesley Brown was appointed as federal district judge in 1962 and died Monday night in Wichita, Kan.

GUEST COMMENTARY: End of Iraq War registered zero on the Richter scale

With little to show for it, the end of the Iraq War seemed to stay under the home front's radar last year.

Arkansas off to fast start under new coach Mike Anderson

Arkansas is 14-5 overall and beat Michigan on Saturday for its second win over a ranked team.

Text of Obama's State of the Union address

President Obama gave his State of the Union address Tuesday evening.

Public to view plans for Arch grounds, riverfront

Plans to revitalize the St. Louis Gateway Arch grounds and riverfront include new exhibits and new programming on the park grounds. There will be a public hearing on the project Wednesday night.

Chronic wasting disease found in Missouri free-range deer

Two adult bucks killed in northwestern Missouri have tested positive for chronic wasting disease. The disease has been found in captive deer in Missouri before, but the two bucks are the first wild deer in the state to test positive for the disease.