Lack of rainfall hinders frog reproduction, MU researcher says

Dry conditions have halted local frog reproduction and might affect next year's population. MU researchers are struggling to gather data and are now gathering frogs from other states.

MU Women's and Children's Hospital joins program to increase breastfeeding rates

The MU Women's and Children's Hospital is joining a nationwide program in hopes of increasing breastfeeding rates in Columbia. 

Wainwright leads Cardinals over Rockies

Adam Wainwright pitched six strong innings and Matt Holliday had three hits to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night.

Royals recall Adcock, Coleman, designate Maier for assignment

The Kansas City Royals recalled right-handers Nate Adcock and Louis Coleman from Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday and designated outfielder Mitch Maier for assignment.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: High school student rejects the 'American Dream,' aims for personal success

Ryan Stahlschmidt, 18, sees 'the American Dream' as a bygone relic of generations past. A self-described realist, Stahlschmidt hopes to achieve success on his own terms.

Recapping the American Dream

A collection of reflections on the American Dream from various journalists and writers as the country celebrates its 236th birthday.

Jasmine Mack, 18, Kirksville

Jasmine Mack, 18, has big dreams. She wants to travel the world and become a teacher so she can work with children. She also plans to attend Moberly Area Community College, but all of this depends on her finances.

Caleb Haydon, 23, St. Louis

As attorney jobs have vanished since 2008, the debt law students carry is a heavier burden.


The American Dream in numbers

The American Dream and definitions of success vary from person to person even within the same region, but Xavier University economics professor Amit Sen has found a way to boil the dream down to numbers.

Villanueva leads Blue Jays past Royals

Carlos Villanueva pitched six shutout innings, Yunel Escobar drove in two runs and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 4-1 Wednesday night.

Lawmakers don't like summary of Missouri ballot issues

Supporters of ballot measures dealing with health insurance and the selection of appellate judges are unhappy with how the Missouri secretary of state's office summarized the issues for voters.

Successful Army drill sergeants teach rather than yell

A new generation of drill sergeants says relating to and mentoring Army recruits makes them into better, smarter soldiers.

UPDATE: Brad Pitt's Missouri brother endorses Virgin Mobile

Doug Pitt, a Springfield resident, headlines a new ad campaign for Virgin Mobile Australia, which says the company wants to give Pitt a taste of his brother's lifestyle as part of its "celebrity deals at celebrity brother prices" promotion.

Kansas City man dies after falling from 17th-floor balcony

Twenty-year-old John Conner Schaible's body was found in the bushes of the Westin Crown Center Hotel. 

Ashland siblings electrocuted at Lake of the Ozarks

Two Ashland children were electrocuted while swimming Wednesday afternoon at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Brad Pitt's Missouri brother endorses Virgin Mobile

Doug Pitt, a Springfield resident, is headlining a new ad for Virgin Mobile Australia. 

Ellis Library fire suspect indicted on federal charges

A Columbia man suspected of setting fires at MU's Ellis Library and a building at Stephens College could face up to 20 years in prison if he is found guilty.

ROSE NOLEN: Job training is more about people than work

A lack of employer leadership hinders employee growth and productivity and fosters complacency, which leads to poor employee performance.

Despite detours, Ashley Glover holds on to dreams of performing her music

Ashley Glover dreams big, but she knows that dreams take time and hard work. Glover might have put her dreams on hold for her family, but she hasn't given up and hopes to someday make it as a singer.

New teacher evaluation focuses on growth

A new statewide evaluation system will serve as a model for Missouri school districts. A Columbia teacher conducted field testing for the new program.