Romney seeks primary-fight breaking point in Illinois

While Rick Santorum courted conservatives across Illinois, Mitt Romney was trying to show he was more than ready to rise above the grinding GOP primary battle.

Apple's dividend heralds 'changing of the guard'

New Apple CEO Tim Cook seems determined to stamp his own legacy on the world's most valuable company.

Apple to pay dividend, start stock buybacks

Apple, which makes products such as the iPhone and iPad, intends to reward its shareholders with a dividend and a stock buyback program.

NEWS ANALYSIS: Romney, Paul camps form alliance in Missouri

Although Rick Santorum's supporters turned out in significant numbers, they got outmaneuvered in some Missouri caucuses.

UPDATE: Shooting deaths of woman, three daughters ruled murder-suicide

Crawford County Sheriff's Office determines deaths were murder-suicide. Neighbors of the Ballwin family shot at Blue Springs Ranch & Resort recall a mother and her three girls as a generous, peaceful family.

UPDATE: Woman, 3 daughters shot to death at Missouri campground

A guest at a campground in eastern Missouri stumbled across the bodies that authorities suspect resulted from a murder-suicide, the resort owner said Monday.

Columbia settles motorcycle-bus crash lawsuit for $1.4 million

The wrongful death lawsuit resulted when a Centralia man died after his motorcycle collided with a city bus in 2010.

New ethics measure to be introduced by Missouri House Democrats

The Missouri Supreme Court struck down a previous ethics law in February.

Emails show Forsee wanted Missouri to stay in Big 12

In October, Forsee wrote an email urging Missouri curators and MU chancellor Brady Deaton to keep the university in the Big 12 Conference.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Empower commission to oversee Capitol gallery

The Jefferson City News Tribune suggests that the Missouri State Capitol Commission, a bipartisan group, would be a better body to appoint entries into the Hall of Famous Missourians.

Hickman takes on defending state boys golf champ Rock Bridge in season opener

The Bruins will be without Wilson Sundvold, who placed third in the state last year and is now on the golf team at Missouri. But Bruins coach Doug Daniels said he anticipates the younger members of his team will step up and contribute in a big way.

Former Cardinals manager Tony La Russa has book deal

Tony La Russa — who retired last fall after managing the St. Louis Cardinals to an improbable World Series victory — will join with St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Rick Hummel to write the book, which is tentatively scheduled to release this fall.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Senate has work ahead to fix bad Missouri budget plan

The Missouri House's budget involves made-up money instead of new tax revenue, and the Senate will have to find a truly balanced budget.

College hockey following football's lead with realignment plans

This tradition-rich sport — the most popular game in town on several small campuses along the country's northern boundary — is on the verge of a seismic change rivaling the recent shuffling by the NCAA's biggest football schools.

Rival accuses Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon of selling veto

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence and Gov. Jay Nixon clashed over campaign contributions and recent vetoed bills.

Four slain at French Jewish school

The shootings echoed across a nation that has been focused on an upcoming presidential race in which issues surrounding religious minorities and race have gained prominence.

Rock Bridge baseball game against St. Dominic rained out

The Bruins (1-0) are scheduled to play next at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Blue Springs South.

St. Charles County caucus likely to be rescheduled after chaos

No delegates were awarded over the weekend from the St. Charles County Republican caucus, which would have provided one of the largest delegations in the state.

Woman, three daughters shot to death at Missouri campground

Authorities, who initially said the deaths appeared to be a murder-suicide, wouldn't comment on a possible motive.