Missouri quarterback Mauk arrested in scooter incident

Freshman Maty Mauk, Missouri's third-string quarterback, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident Wednesday night.

Hickman softball team wins at Ursuline Academy

The Hickman softball team improved to 6-2 Thursday night with a 11-1 road victory over Ursuline Academy.

James McCartney's pursuit of knowledge took many forms

James Lee McCartney, Aug. 15, 1936-Aug. 28, 2012, of Columbia

James Lee McCartney of Columbia died Tuesday, Aug. 28. He was 76 years old.

Two set to join Columbia College Athletic Hall of Fame

Alumni Kory Thoma and Cindy Fotti will be inducted on Oct. 5.

LIVE VIDEO: Mitt Romney speaks from Republican National Convention

Watch live YouTube video of the presidential nominee's speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

GOP CONVENTION: What to watch for Thursday

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is scheduled to speak Thursday, along with Sen. Marco Rubio and Newt Gingrich. Romney's Mormon religion, which he hasn't frequently addressed during his campaign, will get some attention as members of his church share personal stories about him.

Guthrie pitches Royals past Tigers for sweep

Jeremy Guthrie effectively into the eighth inning and Alex Gordon hit a home run to lead the Royals over Detroit 2-1 on Thursday night for a three-game sweep.

Cardinals' struggles continue in loss to Nationals

Washington pitcher Edwin Jackson struck out 10 in eight stellar innings Thursday night as the Nationals padded their NL East lead with an 8-1 win over the punchless Cardinals.


Romney appeals to economic worries, disappointment with Obama

The biggest moment of his political career at hand, Mitt Romney looked to appeal to the feelings of anxiety that are rippling through the electorate as the nation faces stubbornly high unemployment and fears about its future place in the world.

FACT CHECK: Romney's deficit vow lacks specifics

Mitt Romney promised voters Thursday that he would cut deficits, but the details behind that pledge, and the painful spending choices involved, are conspicuously lacking in his agenda.

Romney makes his case: Americans need 'jobs, lots of jobs'

Mitt Romney holds a fundraising advantage over President Barack Obama, and his high command hopes to expand the electoral map soon if post-convention polls in several swing states indicate it's worth the investment.

CONVENTION WATCH: Clint Eastwood cracks wise before Romney's speech

The crowd at the Republican convention roared at its first glimpse of actor and director Clint Eastwood, the night's surprise guest. "Save some for Mitt," he told them.


Last of TWA attendants recalled from furlough 11 years later

More than 200 former Trans World Airlines flight attendants who were put on furlough after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks are about to go back to work. The recall is effective Nov. 17.

Rams dominate early in preseason victory over Ravens

Sam Bradford threw three touchdown passes in the first 1 1/2 quarters, giving the Rams an early lead in a 31-17 preseason win on Thursday night.

Chiefs lose final preseason tuneup

Green Bay backup quarterback Graham Harrell drove for touchdowns on all three of his possessions and the Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 24-3 Thursday night.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Labor Day weekend calls for higher attention to safety

Law enforcement will be vigilant on both road and waterways this Labor Day weekend.

2 Illinois men die in plane crash near Canton

Authorities are trying to determine the cause of the crash, which occurred as the men were en route to an antique air show in Iowa.


Washington University student robbed after being forced into her car

The student was getting into her car when a man approached, indicated he had a knife, and demanded that she drive to ATMs to make withdrawals.

St. Louis County steps up effort against West Nile virus

Adding to concern is the expected onslaught of rain in Missouri resulting from Hurricane Isaac, which is now a tropical storm.