Kevin Durant scored 17 of his 28 points during the Americans' explosive 42-point third quarter, turning a one-point game into a blowout that sent the U.S. soaring into the quarterfinals.
Engineers celebrated the landing of Curiosity, a roving laboratory the size of a compact car, on Mars on Monday.
Aliya Mustafina of Russia won gold on uneven bars and Beth Tweddle of Great Britain received her first Olympic medal. American Gabby Douglas finished last.
Missouri's public defender system needs an overhaul. Tax increases to help will save the state money in the long run.
John Hall photographed hummingbirds drinking at his feeders and spotted one unusual, long-tongued bird.
The Missouri State Supreme Court ruled the state auditor is empowered to write fiscal notes for ballot issues.
American judo fighter Nick Delpopolo was expelled from the Olympics on Monday after testing positive for marijuana. The positive test was taken on the day of his event, in which he placed seventh.
An 18-month-old Joplin girl died Saturday after being on life support in a Kansas City hospital since July 31.
Serena Williams said she will defend her gold medal in the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016.
A 38-year-old Dellwood man was shot and killed in his home Monday morning after a struggle with several suspects who broke into the house.
A fire on Monday engulfed the Islamic Society of Joplin after firefighters arrived on the scene.
Missouri's Older Worker of the Year contest will honor workers who are at least 65 years old and demonstrate dependability and skill.
Arthur Zanetti of Brazil upstaged defending Olympic champion Chen Yibing to win the still rings title Monday, handing Chen only his second loss since 2006.
Fire officials at the scene did not know the cause or origin.