Sophia, Jacob most popular baby names of 2011

Mason, as in Mason Kardashian, jumped 10 spots to become the second most popular name for newborn boys last year, knocking Michael out of the top five for the first time in 63 years.

Missouri legislature enters final week of 2012 session

House Speaker Steven Tilley said he doesn't believe anything really needs to pass.

Missouri lawmakers seek school changes for foster kids

A bill in the state Senate would require a school to give a newly enrolled foster child credit for similar courses taken elsewhere.

Famed Florida A&M marching band suspended for another year

Florida A&M University's famed marching band is being suspended for at least one more school year as officials try to cleanse the hazing culture that led to the death of a drum major.

Blown tire causes wreck that kills 3 kids

Obama seeks to undercut Romney's record on jobs

A biting new TV ad released Monday that recounts through interviews with former workers the restructuring, and ultimate demise, of a Kansas City steel mill under the Republican's private equity firm.

Branson sets Friday deadline for tornado clean up

Officials say the deadline is not just about making Branson ready for the summer tourist season but expressed concern about another storm sending the debris flying.

1 in 3 autistic young adults lack jobs, education

One in 3 young adults with autism have no paid job experience, college or technical school nearly seven years after high school graduation, a study finds.

MU has removed Tiger Spot, to settle litigation with artist

Tiger Spot, the badly damaged mosaic at MU, has been removed, according to a news release. The university will pay artist Paul Jackson $125,000 for the right to clear it from Lowry Mall.

UPDATE: Rush Limbaugh inducted into Hall of Famous Missourians

Rush Limbaugh, a native of Cape Girardeau, was at the Missouri Capitol on Monday for a ceremony inducting him into the hall of fame.