Scientists hunt for ways to stall Alzheimer's earlier

A study announced Tuesday will track whether an experimental drug can stall Alzheimer's in people who appear healthy but are genetically destined to get a type of the disease that runs in the family.

Missouri House approves bill that prohibits suing co-workers

The bill would allow such lawsuits only in cases where one worker "purposefully and dangerously" injures another.

Missouri lawmakers approve expanding charter schools

The legislation would permit charter schools in all districts, but the rules on who could sponsor them would depend on a district's accreditation status.

UPDATE: Missouri lawmakers vote to allow digital billboards

Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation last year that could have allowed more digital billboards because the bill also contained provisions barring local governments from enacting total bans against billboards within their city or county limits. Those provisions are not included in the legislation passed Tuesday.

UPDATE: Town honors Mark Twain Home dedication anniversary

The small two-story house a few blocks from the Mississippi River is among several buildings that are part of the Mark Twain home and museum.

Hollywood actors to perform Joplin tornado benefit

Dramatic readings of the Book of Job will be performed by David Strathairn, Paul Giamatti and Arliss Howard.

Half of Americans in poll call Facebook a fad

A narrow majority of young adults predict Facebook's appeal will fade down the road (51 percent), fewer think it will stick around as a service (44 percent).

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri budget pact puts fairness in funding in play

Missourians can hope lawmakers wisely craft a new higher education funding formula down the road, but nothing is guaranteed.

Missouri gains 6,000 jobs in April

Figures released Tuesday by the state Department of Economic Development also show that Missouri added more jobs in March than originally thought.

Missouri House votes to expand state's elder abuse law

The House voted 147-2 in favor of legislation that makes it a crime for those with authority over an elderly person to take advantage of that person's state of mind for financial gain.

Longtime St. Louis journalist Rick Desloge dies

Desloge, an MU graduate, spent nearly three decades as a journalist with the St. Louis Business Journal.

Guatemala: US refuses to return adopted girl

The U.S. government has told Guatemala it won't return a girl adopted in 2008 by a Missouri couple. The girl was allegedly snatched from her biological mother.

Demand high in Joplin region for storm shelters

About 15 businesses in and around Joplin are working to provide the shelters, an increase from five companies two years ago.

Missouri senators back changes to vacancy appointments

The measure would curtail the governor's ability to appoint people to openings in offices such as attorney general or secretary of state.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Ballot proposals offer stark contrast to legislature's follies

Two of the proposals aim to help the working poor and the tobacco tax would buttress education funding. Each of the four issues was brought to the legislature and discarded.

Unusually dry conditions in southeast Missouri

The region has received only about two-tenths of an inch of rain in May, putting the area about nine to 10 inches behind the average rainfall for this time of the year.

2 file suits over deadly St. Louis tent collapse

Two St. Louis residents filed separate suits claiming significant injuries from the April 28 accident outside Kilroy's Sports Bar near Busch Stadium.

Missouri Senate votes to add cellphones to No Call List

The bill has been passed by the House and the Senate and will go to Gov. Jay Nixon for his signature.

Mark Twain Home dedicated 100 years ago

The northeast Missouri town of Hannibal is celebrating the centennial of the dedication of the Mark Twain Boyhood Home.

UPDATE: Goverment adopts new plan to fight Alzheimer's

Top Alzheimer's scientists are working toward the ambitious goal of better treatments and perhaps even ways to stall the disease by 2025.