Cardinals' Berkman out at least 6-8 weeks with knee injury

Lance Berkman of the St. Louis Cardinals will be sidelined at least six to eight weeks with an injured right knee.

FROM READERS: Children in Guatemala need Columbia residents' help

The Foundation for the Higher Good encourages people in Columbia to seek out ways to show compassion to people in need around the world.

SHOW ME THE RECORD: The state of Missouri's well-being

The data here break down each state's happiness into six categories: life evaluation, mental health, physical health, healthy behavior, work environment and basic access.

Cardinals beat Padres 4-3, end 4-game slump

Tyler Greene hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth, trumping Jesus Guzman's two-run double in the top half, as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 4-3 to snap a four-game losing streak Monday night.

Paulino, Moustakas lead Royals over Yankees 6-0

Felipe Paulino blanked New York for the second time in a month, and Mike Moustakas and Jeff Francoeur hit two-run homers to lead the Kansas City Royals over the reeling Yankees 6-0 on Monday night.

Charles, Berry progressing as Chiefs get on field for offseason workouts

Six Kansas City Chiefs expected to contribute heavily next season continue to rehab during offseason workouts in Kansas City.


TOP HEADLINES: NATO leaders solidify Afghanistan transition

Among Monday's top stories: President Barack Obama and other world leaders locked in place their exit path from the war in Afghanistan.  A former Rutgers University student who used a webcam to spy on his gay roommate was sentenced to 30 days in jail.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Volunteer spirit still shines after Joplin twister

A year after an EF5 tornado ripped through Joplin, helping hands continue to uplift the community. Volunteers have contributed $17.7 million in donated resources and hours, city officials say.


Hearing postponed for former MU student accused of racist vandalism

The vandalism occurred in February 2011 and is being prosecuted as a felony under hate crime legislation.

'Move Over' legislation for state Transportation Department vehicles awaits Gov. Jay Nixon's signature

Newly approved state legislation, if signed into law, would require motorists to use more space when passing state Transportation Department vehicles.

Limbaugh bust displayed at Missouri Capitol

Rush Limbaugh's bust was positioned Monday near the doors to the House chamber, across the corridor from the bust of a fellow southeastern Missourian, former Democratic Gov. Warren Hearnes.

In Joplin, a senior year to remember after tornado

Despite the less than ideal location, Joplin students embraced their return to a school they saw as a refuge, a safe haven in a town otherwise gone awry, said Joplin High English teacher Brenda White.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Spirit of Joplin resilient after disaster

Sen. Roy Blunt reflects on the resilience of the Joplin community one year later.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri's desultory, destructive legislative session

Missouri's legislature ended session with more failures than accomplishments.

St. Louis institutions file birth control suits

Many faith leaders say the requirement that most employers provide birth control coverage violates religious freedom.

Missouri Southern extends tuition plan to nearby states

Sen. McCaskill paid condo property taxes late

The Democratic senator from Missouri paid $197 in penalties and interest — on top of the $1,514 in taxes owed for half the year on her Washington, D.C., condo — after missing the fall 2011 tax deadline by about three weeks.

Forced to fly solo, even on family vacations

The family that flies together,  and stays together, pays more together, too. Airlines are reserving aisle and windows seats for higher-paying customers, forcing family members to cough up more dough to sit next to each other.


Long-delayed Eads Bridge work to begin

The cost of the work to rehabilitate the 138-year-old Mississippi River bridge has risen to $36 million from the original $23 million estimate.

UPDATE: Obama describes Joplin graduates as a source of inspiration

President Barack Obama said the graduating seniors of a Missouri town devastated by a deadly tornado are a "source of inspiration" to him and the nation.