London Olympics: 5 things to know for Monday

The first medals in gymnastics will be awarded in the team final, and Lochte goes for a second gold in the 200 freestyle.

Chiefs hoping Poe gamble with Dontari Poe pays off

The Kansas City Chiefs are hoping Dontari Poe shines in the middle of the defensive line.

Missouri GOP gubernatorial hopefuls keep self-financing

Dave Spence supplied an additional $500,000 to his campaign Monday. Other Republicans seeking to challenge Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon also have been spending their own money for the Aug. 7 primary.

Palin compares Steelman to 'momma grizzly' in ad

In a TV spot that began running Monday, the former Alaska governor describes Sarah Steelman as an economist "who defends our tax dollars like a momma grizzly defends her cubs."

London Olympics: U.S. swimmers win four medals Monday

Matt Grevers broke an Olympic record to win the gold medal in the men's 100-meter backstroke.

London Olympics: China wins 2nd diving gold medal at Olympics

The Americans are 2-for-2 after Abby Johnston and Kelci Bryant earned a silver in 3-meter synchro springboard Sunday, ending a 12-year medal drought.

London Olympics: Venus, Serena Williams advance at Olympics

Top-seeded Roger Federer made only a brief appearance on Centre Court, beating Julien Benneteau of France 6-2, 6-2 in less than an hour to reach the third round.

U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler proposes bill after Lake of Ozarks issue

The congresswoman plans to introduce legislation designed to limit the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's authority over issues not directly connected to power generation.

Rams linebacker James Laurinaitis not worried about new deal

A day after the Rams and Chris Long agreed to a new contract that will keep the defensive end with St. Louis for five more seasons, the franchise shifted its focus to locking up middle linebacker James Laurinaitis.

Southeast Missouri man to be tried in wife's presumed death

Clay Waller, the estranged husband of a southeast Missouri mother of triplets who disappeared last year, will stand trial for murder in his wife's presumed death.


Missouri man pleads guilty to 6 bank robberies

Kenneth Dewain Parker of Rockaway Beach is pleading guilty to committing six bank robberies in Missouri, Iowa and Oregon.


Hundreds of acres burn in Missouri forest

The U.S. Forest Service said about 400 acres of the Mark Twain National Forest are burning, and firefighters said it might continue to do so until later this week


Brunner supplies nearly $7M for his Missouri Senate bid

Federal campaign finance reports show John Brunner contributed almost $2 million to his campaign during the first 18 days of July.

Mother, 2 children dead; murder-suicide suspected

Police were called Monday to a home in Glendale after a man found the bodies of his wife, 11-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter.

London Olympics: Some Olympians want marketing rules changed

There are restrictions on Olympians can promote at the London Games. That has upset some competitors, who want organizers to change the policy — especially to help athletes without lucrative sponsorship deals.

London Olympics: U.S. women volleyballers defeat Brazil in Olympics

The top-ranked Americans won 25-18, 25-17, 22-25, 25-21 to improve to 2-0 in pool play at Earls Court.

Chiefs sign linebacker Edgar Jones

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed linebacker Edgar Jones and placed defensive back Kyle McCarthy on injured reserve.

London Olympics: British prime minister says 'We can do better' on tickets

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron says he shares people's frustration at seeing empty seats in the London Olympics venues, and that "we can do better."

French president considering bid for 2024 Games

France is expected to consider a bid from Paris for the 2024 Summer Games.

Delta will offer two daily flights to Atlanta from Columbia Regional Airport

Two flights to Atlanta and one to Memphis will depart Sunday through Friday from Columbia Regional Airport starting Sept. 5, according to a news release.