LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Republican candidates need to stand by their principles

In 2006 and 2008 voters gave the Republican Party some tough love because too many Republican politicians had strayed too far away from their own principles. Has the lesson been learned?

Columbia police seek suspects in Greeley Drive home invasion

The Columbia Police Department is seeking two suspects in connection with a Thursday-evening home invasion on Greeley Drive. The suspects left with an undisclosed amount of money and jewelry.

Missouri primary turnout forecast at 25 percent

Missouri election officials expect one-quarter of registered voters to cast ballots in Tuesday's primary elections.

Missouri agency to hold meetings on chronic wasting disease

Officials have scheduled a series of open houses in north-central Missouri to discuss a disease that's fatal to deer.

FROM READERS: Grilled pizza recipes

Christa DeMarke of the c. jane create blog shares some summer grilling recipes.

Harrison, Moreland lead Rangers over Royals

Matt Harrison gave the beleaguered Texas pitching staff a strong start, Mitch Moreland hit a three-run homer and the Rangers defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-3 on Friday night.

Cardinals put Lance Berkman on 15-day disabled list

The St. Louis Cardinals placed first baseman Lance Berkman, still not fully recovered from surgery in late May, on the 15-day DL because of inflammation in his right knee.

Rams lineman Rokevious Watkins wins by losing

St. Louis Rams lineman Rokevious Watkins is in better shape and is being rewarded with practice time at training camp.

London Olympics: Phelps goes out in style, rallying in 100 fly

Missy Franklin set a world record in the 200 backstroke, her third gold in London, just minutes before Michael Phelps took center stage at the Olympic Aquatics Centre.

Three Rivers College, MU reach transfer agreement

Three Rivers College and MU have signed several agreements to make it easier to transfer credits between the schools.

London Olympics: 5 things to know for Friday

Five things to know about Day 7 of the London Olympics.

London Olympics: Ennis sets record for heptathlon hurdles, Cantwell makes finals

British heptathlete Jessica Ennis finished the 100-meter hurdles in 12.54 seconds, the fastest time ever recorded in the opening race of the event.

Linemen, including Chiefs' Roaf, become the stars on Hall of Fame weekend

Four linemen, including former Kansas City Chiefs' star Willie Roaf, will be among the six players inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night.

U.S. Olympic women's soccer team tops New Zealand 2-0

Abby Wambach extended her U.S. record with her eighth career Olympic goal — a mark she holds despite missing the Beijing Games with a broken leg — and pushed her international tally to 142, only 16 behind Mia Hamm's world record.

London Olympics: Federer edges Del Potro in Olympic semifinals

Roger Federer played for 4 hours, 26 minutes to beat Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina 3-6, 7-6 (5), 19-17. It was the longest three-set men's match of the Open era.

London Olympics: IOC clears British cyclist of deliberate crash

An apparent deliberate crash by British track cycling gold medalist Philip Hindesis not being investigated, the International Olympic Committee said Friday.

Kirksville commemorates 150th anniversary of Civil War battle

Kirksville is planning a weekend of events to honor the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Kirksville during the Civil War.

MoDOT posting fatality figures on roadside message boards

The new safety campaign comes as Missouri has seen a 14 percent increase in traffic fatalities this year — an unwelcome reversal after six years of declining fatality figures.

Children learn about stop-motion animation at summer camp

At a summer camp in Chesterfield, students learned about creating storyboards, making flat or 3D figures with moveable parts and different facial expressions, and animating those characters using a stop-motion animation video camera.

Missouri officials say stress, heat contributing to elk deaths

Officials say stress, heat and drought appear to have contributed to the deaths of several elk recently relocated to Missouri.