Cardinals' coach Dave Duncan isn't planning return

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.

Global warming tied to risk of weather extremes

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.

TOP HEADLINES: Egypt's president flexes power, baseball cards may be worth millions

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.

Parents defend putting children to work on farms

The U.S. Labor Department dropped its proposal that set age requirements for operating farm equipment for paid farm workers.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Media focus on 'gaffes' distracts public focus

Minor blunders, instead of important issues, have become the focus of the major media during the presidential campaign.

Building costs rise at U.S. nuclear sites

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.

Judge says Busch civil case will stay in southeast Missouri

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.

7 more heat deaths confirmed in St. Louis

The total number of heat-related deaths in the region is 12 since the heat wave began last month.

SUMMER IN COMO: What does the Fourth of July mean to you?

Missourian reporter Pavan Vangipuram went around Columbia on Wednesday and asked people what the Fourth of July meant to them.