The president's speech was the final act of a pair of highly scripted national political conventions in as many weeks, and the opening salvo of a two-month drive toward Election Day.
Republican candidate Dave Spence, who has loaned or given his campaign $4 million, had $1.4 million in his campaign account at the beginning of the month. Incumbent Gov. Jay Nixon had $6.3 million.
President Barack Obama accepted his party's nomination for a second term in a speech Thursday at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
Some key farming states got much-needed rain, but conditions worsened in Nebraska and Iowa.
The suspect, believed to be 55 to 60, is suspected in at least nine robberies, including one in Columbia.
The final night of the Democratic National Convention has been moved inside due to weather concerns.
An unheralded veteran linebacker will be taking the place of the Chiefs' Tamba Hali, who is suspended for Week 1 for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
St. Louis has new starters on its offensive line entering it season opener Sunday against Detroit.
Scarlett Johansson, Kerry Washington and Eva Longoria thrilled the crowd Thursday with their looks and words. Mary J. Blige and James Taylor provided the tunes. And "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm looked happy just to be part of the crowd.
Mitt Romney pointed to an address he gave to the American Legion the night before his Republican convention speech as evidence of his commitment to the armed forces.
Jeff Brunner filed the suit last year against the city of Arnold and American Traffic Solutions, the Arizona firm that runs the city's red-light cameras.
The bodies were found early Thursday at a home near De Soto, about 45 miles south of St. Louis.
Ian Kinsler hit a leadoff triple in the 10th inning and scored on Young's single to lift the Texas Rangers over the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Thursday night.
Bishop Robert Finn was found guilty Thursday of a misdemeanor count of failing to report suspected child abuse.
Dave Spence said Thursday that Gov. Jay Nixon should order the travel restrictions as part of a general belt-tightening by the state.
Ballot proposals to cap interest rates and raise minimum wage will not appear on this November's ballot thanks to lobbyists' efforts.
Grants are going to hospitals in Albany, Carrollton, Dexter, Ellington, El Dorado Springs, Fredericktown, Hayti, Marshall, Milan, Osceola and Potosi.
The panel will look at ways to make Missouri's criminal laws more cohesive and consistent.
Bishop Robert Finn and the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph are charged with one count of failing to report suspected child abuse to the state.