U.S. 63 J-turns open Wednesday; changes expected to help traffic flow

The Missouri Department of Transportation will open two J-turns at 10 a.m. Wednesday on U.S. 63. The new turns are designed to promote safer driving. 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ryan on right track with church taxes

Rep. Paul Ryan is headed in the right direction in his proposal for Catholic churches to start paying property taxes, but his proposal could go further.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let's be reasonable about politicians' misstatements

There was no uproar when President Obama said the United States had 57 states.


FROM READERS: Images of Katrina make threats of Isaac more ominous

No one is really sure what Isaac will do. But Missouri native Eliot Thomas decided to evacuate from New Orleans, where he's in law school, and is seeking refuge in Texas until Isaac passes.

Republicans nominate Mitt Romney; wife Ann convention star speaker

The convention delegates also approved a conservative platform that calls for tax cuts to stimulate the economy at a time of sluggish growth and 8.3 percent unemployment.

Pirates rough up Cardinals

Pedro Alvarez hit two home runs and went 4 for 5 for Pittsburgh, which beat St. Louis 9-0 Tuesday to pull within two games of St. Louis in the race for the NL's second wild-card spot.

Texas A&M football opener postponed by Hurricane Isaac

Texas A&M's season opener, which was scheduled for Thursday against Louisiana Tech, has been postponed because of  Hurricane Isaac.

Republicans nominate Mitt Romney for president

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney finished with 2,061 delegates, well over the 1,144 needed to claim the Republicans' presidential nomination.

Missouri's 'Kelsey's law' challenged in court

Missouri's new cellphone tracking legislation is challenged on the basis it contradicts federal law.


UPDATE: Cole County Judge hears lawsuit over Missouri health care measure

Republicans challenge Secretary of State Robin Carnahan's healthcare summary in court

GOP CONVENTION: What to watch for Tuesday

Tropical Storm Isaac could still be a distraction for the Republican convention as the storm moves up the Gulf Coast..

Moustakas powers Royals past Tigers

Moustakas secured the 9-8 win over the Tigers with a two-run single. The Royals' 2-through-6 hitters — Escobar, Gordon, Butler, Perez and Moustakas — combined for 12 hits and nine RBIs.

Christie's blunt style tested in Republican convention speech

The New Jersey governor's mission was to make the case against President Barack Obama and fire up a convention delayed in its start by a tropical storm.

Chiefs enduring their usual wretched preseason

At 1-2 going into Thursday's final 2012 tuneup at Green Bay, Kansas City is a woebegone 7-28 in preseason games since 2004.

Ann Romney says her husband will lift up America

Ann Romney swept onto the stage at the Republican National Convention late Tuesday  and delivered a forceful defense of her husband's character and values.

Isaac approaches hurricane status, threatens to flood coast

The outer bands of the large storm are expected to make landfall in southeast Louisiana on Tuesday night or early Wednesday.

Missouri program to improve farmers' water supplies could cost $29 million

The state program announced by Gov. Jay Nixon a month ago covers 90 percent of the cost for farmers to drill or deepen wells or expand their irrigation systems.

Republican convention disappointing for Tampa merchants

A combination of bad weather, tight security that blocks off streets and a delay in Republican National Convention activities has left Tampa's streets deserted, its restaurants nearly empty.

Obama's juggle: Doing the job, fighting to keep it

President Barack Obama's swift pivot illustrated the juggle of governing and campaigning — and that neither ever stops in an election year.


Springfield marijuana penalties reduced, sort of

The council approved an ordinance to reduce penalties for marijuana possession. But council members said they plan to amend the bill or remove most provisions before it takes effect in 30 days.