Dave Duncan, All-Star manager Tony La Russa's pitching coach, is on an open-ended leave of absence to be with his ailing wife and is living in southwest Missouri. He hasn't officially retired, but said Tuesday he didn't anticipate coaching again.
Scientists can't blame any single weather event on global warming, but they can assess how climate change has altered the odds of such events happening, Tom Peterson of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in a briefing.
Among today's top headlines: the face-off between Egypt's new Islamist president and the old guard military and a collection of baseball cards discovered in Ohio that could be worth millions.
The U.S. Labor Department dropped its proposal that set age requirements for operating farm equipment for paid farm workers.
Minor blunders, instead of important issues, have become the focus of the major media during the presidential campaign.
Licensing delay charges, soaring construction expenses and installation glitches have driven up the costs of three plants in Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina. Those problems, along with jangled nerves from last year's meltdown in Japan and the lure of cheap natural gas, could discourage utilities from sinking cash into new reactors, experts said.
The former chief executive of Anheuser-Busch is being sued by the son of his former girlfriend Adrienne Martin. Martin died of a drug overdose at Busch's home in 2010.
The total number of heat-related deaths in the region is 12 since the heat wave began last month.
Missourian reporter Pavan Vangipuram went around Columbia on Wednesday and asked people what the Fourth of July meant to them.