FDA approves first pill to help prevent HIV

The FDA's decision marks the latest milestone in the 30-year battle against the virus that causes AIDS.

A year after floods, shippers face low Mississippi River

The river's low water levels have caused cargo barges to run aground and have forced their operators to transport fewer goods per ship.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Tax breaks for the wealthy are the whole ballgame

The 2012 presidential election will hinge on where the majority of voters stand on the issue of taxation of the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans.

Missouri Gov. Nixon building big account for campaign

Gov. Jay Nixon raised $7.6 million through June.

Brunner puts another $2.5 million into Missouri Senate race

Much of the $4.8 million John Brunner has spent on his campaign has been used on TV ads.

9-year-old girl shot by brother in southeast Missouri

Police are still trying to determine if the shooting was accidental or intentional. The girl was shot in the left shoulder and is expected to recover.

MU announces details of revamped University of Missouri Press

Officials hope the new "scholarly communication initiative" will set an example for other universities struggling to maintain traditional presses.