J. KARL MILLER: Tolerance is a two-way street

Recent comments by Chick-Fil-A President Dan Cathy have prompted public protest and threats to deny permits to open new restaurants, and J. Karl Miller contends that freedom of speech is being lost in the outrage.

DAVID ROSMAN: Can one leave the news behind?

While vacationing in New York, Rosman found that staying away from the news is nearly impossible.

Host of Columbia radio show remembered for his love of the blues

Radio show host "Bluesman B" died at his home in Huntsville. He was 50. 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Brunner's business record raises concerns

John Brunner, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, cites his business background as the reason why voters should trust he will clean up America's debt and create jobs, but Brunner's history doesn't give him much credibility.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: John Davis believes in helping others

Columbia resident Rebecca Miller endorses John Davis for Republican Committeeman for the Third Ward.

Mendoza pitches Royals past Indians, 5-2

Luis Mendoza pitched into the eighth inning, Lorenzo Cain and Jarrod Dyson stroked two hits each and drove in a run and the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 on Wednesday night.

London Olympics: 5 things to know for Wednesday

The roles have been reversed: The U.S. women's gymnastics champions are Justin Bieber fans, but now he is a fan of them.


Funding needed to research possible adverse effects of gas drilling

While some small efforts have been made to test the connection between hydraulic fraction, or fracking, oil extraction and adverse health effects, critics say much more is needed.

New research questions stem cells in cancerous tumors

The research supports the long-debated idea that tumors have their own stem cells, which allows the cancer to continue to come back.


Class of 2012: Europe's young pursue dreams abroad

Nations throughout the euro zone are suffering severe brain drain as their best and brightest young professionals seeks employment outside Europe.


Rams going young at kicker, punter

New St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead said measured expectations of a franchise that totaled just 15 victories in the last five seasons factored into the decision to cut ties with veteran kicker Josh Brown and punter Donnie Jones in favor of promising young legs.

Survey: Drought dragging down Midwest economy

A monthly report out of Omaha, Neb. says the ongoing drought is hurting the economy of Midwest and Plains states and will continue to do so in the coming months.

London Olympics: CEO says NBC set to 'break even' on Olympics

NBC was expecting to take a $200 million loss on its coverage of the London Olympics, but ratings have been so stellar over the first five days of the Games, they are now expecting to break even.

London Olympics: Kristin Armstrong wins 2nd straight time trial gold

Kristin Armstrong of the United States covered the 18-mile course south of London in 37 minutes, 34.82 seconds.

Cardinals activate Mujica, option Rosenthal

The St. Louis Cardinals activated newly acquired right-hander Edward Mujica on Wednesday and optioned righty Trevor Rosenthal to Triple-A Memphis.

London Olympics: Avoiding spoilers is a sport of its own

Some have chosen to boycott social media in an attempt to keep away from Olympics updates.

London Olympics: U.S. wins two more golds in swimming

Nathan Adrian made a name for himself by winning the 100-meter Olympic freestyle Wednesday, and Allison Schmitt chased down Alicia Coutts to give the Americans gold in the 4x200 freestyle relay.

London Olympics: Uchimura gets Olympic gold to go with world titles

Danell Leyva added another step in his incredible journey from Cuban refugee to world-class athlete, closing the day with spectacular routines on parallel bars and high bar to win the bronze medal.

8 Olympic badminton players kicked out of Games

One Chinese, Indonesian and two South Korean women's badminton teams were kicked out of the London Olympics for trying to lose on purpose.

U.S. Olympic soccer coach says women's team will never intentionally lose

Japan coach Norio Sasaki told his players not to win against South Africa on Tuesday so that his team wouldn't have to travel to Scotland for the quarterfinals.