White Sox miss chances, beaten in ninth inning by Royals

Chicago wasted an early lead of 3-0 and lost to the Royals for the ninth time in their last 11 meetings.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Mamtek deal proved more diligence, safeguards needed

The economic development debacle that left Moberly in default on a loan has been marked by a shocking lack of due diligence by state and local officials. And there’s nothing in place to prevent a recurrence.

Missouri Rep. Akin calls for suspension of aid to Egypt

Akin said in a statement Thursday that the fact that the embassy attack occurred on Sept. 11 suggests it was planned and not spontaneous.

Kansas City Zoo breaks ground for penguin exhibit

Officials announced Wednesday that $4.1 million in private money has been raised for the project.

AT&T worker dies after on-the-job assault near Kansas City

Kevin M. Mashburn managed to pull himself into his service truck and radio for help after he was struck in the head early Wednesday in Gladstone.

Has U.S. economy bottomed out? Census numbers suggest yes

Census data released Thursday shows more Americans are moving to new homes, poverty is slowing and once-sharp declines in birth rates are leveling off.

Key Mississippi River lock reopens after emergency fixes

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reopened Lock 27 at Granite City at about 3:30 a.m. Thursday.

Missouri State University has record enrollment at Springfield campus

The university says 21,059 students are enrolled for the fall semester. That's up more than 250 students from last year.

Slain sisters' family responds to Reginald Clemons hearing

A written statement describes Reginald Clemons' guilt as "irrefutable" and says his attorneys are presenting "a series of elaborate distractions" to save his life.

2 charged after Missouri infant died of drug overdose

A probable cause statement says the infant was found dead on Aug. 4 in Troy, where the couple was babysitting.