Q and A: What does Google's new privacy policy mean for users?

Google's new privacy policy, set to go into effect Thursday, allows the company to streamline data gathered about users and their computer habits.

Democrats Carnahan, Clay file as candidates for same congressional seat

Democratic lawmakers are hoping to prevent a primary contest between Carnahan and Clay with a court decision.

Columbia College dominates Stephens in conference tournament

Five Cougars scored in double digits, and Columbia College defeated Stephens College 96-51 in the first round of the American Midwest Conference Tournament.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Legislative inaction leads to filing chaos

Boundaries haven't been solidified for state House and Senate districts and Missouri’s congressional districts. As a result, candidates may file for districts they are ineligible to represent.


Preparing for the 2012 tornado season in Missouri

Missouri's peak tornado season usually starts in mid-March and continues to late June. The Missourian wants to hear about how you are preparing for the upcoming tornado season in Missouri.

Top statehouse leader to chair Sarah Steelman's US Senate campaign

Missouri House Speaker Steve Tilley will serve as chairman and play a significant role in Sarah Steelman's campaign. He says she is the only candidate likely to beat incumbent U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill.

Some Missouri House members will have primary opposition for re-election

The newly redrawn Missouri House districts mean that some incumbents will be in the same district.

Missouri Senate endorses lightening sentences for offenders, saving money

Senators overhaul a bill that would change the laws that the Department of Corrections applies to criminal offenders.

Cardinals agree to contracts with 24 players

David Freese, MVP of both the National League championship and World series will earn $508,000 — just $28,000 more than major league minimum.

Dempsey secures historic U.S. soccer win over Italy

The U.S. national soccer team beat the Azzurri for the first time.

Missouri teacher is fired for planning same-sex wedding

Al Fischer's Feb. 17 firing from St. Ann Catholic School follows a Jan. 11 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that religious employees of a church cannot sue for employment discrimination.

Three Missouri family members die in car accident

However, a 2-day-old baby of the Eldon family survived, suffering moderate injuries.

Missouri senator introduces bill to combat bed bug infestations

Bed bugs are becoming bothers in several parts of Missouri, and Sen. Kevin Engler is biting back in Jefferson City.

Republicans outnumber Democrats on first day of Missouri filings

The number of Republicans who filed for office on the first day topped Democrats by nearly 100.

Leap Day babies celebrate their unique birth date

Jan Harrell of Ashland, Ore., handles off years by staying up until midnight with friends who shout "Happy birthday!" in "that magical nanosecond" between Feb. 28 and March 1.

Branson tornado Facebook page successful after storm

After last night's apparent tornado, more than 6,300 people have "liked" a Facebook page created to help spread information about a tornado situation in the city.

Diner owner on Branson Strip says damage appears tornadic

Damage includes roofs being torn off, downed power lines and damage to windows and neon signs on the strip.

Storms damage Branson, kill at least nine in Illinois, Missouri

Winds ripped through the country music mecca of Branson, damaging some of the city's famous theaters just days before the start of the busy tourist season. Meteorologists expect another strong storm system Friday. 

UPDATE: Storms kill 13, damage Branson Strip, southwest Missouri cities

Three people have died in Missouri, and another 10 died in southern Illinois.

Storm in southwest Missouri, Kansas leaves one dead, dozens hurt

An apparent tornado left a trail of destruction in the tourist hub of Branson, where the storm seemed to have hopscotched up Highway 76, scattering the area with debris, uprooting road signs and heavily damaging buildings in the city's famous theater district.