WHAT OTHERS SAY: Olympic athletes will captivate the world

The Olympics Games in London will captivate a worldwide audience.

Report shows U.S. drought rapidly intensifying

The U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday shows the range of the drought in the continental U.S. has increased only slightly in the past week, but the severity is worsening.

First female Missouri soldier killed in Iraq honored at Fort Leonard Wood

A building at Fort Leonard Wood will be dedicated to Sgt. Amanda Pinson, who died in Iraq in 2006.

Olympics torch has joyous victory lap through London

The torch completes its 70-day, 8,000-mile journey Friday, lighting the Olympic Stadium's cauldron in a ceremony marking the official start of the 2012 London Games. The identity of the final torchbearer is still a closely guarded secret.

Nixon adds $5M to help Missouri. farmers with wells

Gov. Jay Nixon bolstered funding Thursday for an emergency water assistance program and redirected money from winter heating aid to cooling for low-income residents.


Google to offer Kansas City ultra-fast Internet for $70 per month

Google said the "gigabit" Internet service will be about 100 times faster than a basic cable modem.

Sandusky shower abuse victim to sue Penn State

Victim 2, who was sexually assaulted by Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky in the locker room shower, has announced, though his lawyers, he will be suing the university.

Romney: Hard to know if UK can succeed on Olympics

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who served as the head of the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City, was meeting with British leaders and senior lawmakers Thursday, a day ahead of the opening ceremony for the London Olympics.

Horse rescue group facing shortage of hay

The owner of Forget-Me-Not Missouri Horse Rescue and Sanctuary in Linn Creek said the drought has cut into the supply of hay for the horses.