Paul Ryan faces accuracy questions as he assails Obama

In an afternoon appearance in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the 42-year old Republican congressman took the offensive against President Barack Obama, even as Democrats opened their convention in Charlotte, N.C.

Bill Clinton, Barack Obama set aside rivalry for election

With the Democratic incumbent locked in a tight race with Republican Mitt Romney, Barack Obama has fully embraced former President Bill Clinton as a political partner.

Democrats eye rainy weather as Obama outdoor speech nears

With President Barack Obama set to address supporters in Charlotte's open-air football stadium Thursday, Democratic Party officials insist the speech will go on even if it rains.

U.S. 71 from Kansas City to Joplin to become Interstate 49

Changing the road to an interstate means eliminating all intersections and crossroads along the road.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri courts should uphold cellphone tracking

Phone companies are required to help track cellphone signals or to ping a phone's location when there is danger of death or serious physical injuries.

Digitizing of southeast Missouri Civil War materials continues

More than 1,600 documents, photographs and artifacts have been gathered from 28 counties for a project at Southest Missouri State University's Kent Library. The goal is to develop extensive digital archives for people to view online.

Drought among drains on Midwest economy

A report released Tuesday says August's Mid-America Business Conditions Index remained below growth neutral for a second month.

Natural disaster panel to meet in Jefferson City

Representatives from several state agencies responsible for disaster response are expected to testify at a Sept. 11 meeting.

DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION: What to watch for Tuesday

The Democratic National Convention kicks off Tuesday in Charlotte, N.C.

PHOTO GALLERY: Working in Columbia through the years

To mark Labor Day this year, Missourian photographers used file photos from the early 1990s to set up similar scenes of people working in Columbia in 2012.

Union representatives call for reflection on Labor Day

Columbia's workforce says the 118-year-old holiday is a celebration of what American laborers have created.

Marcus Murphy shows he's the right player for Missouri's football team's kick return job

After missing last season with an injury, sophomore Marcus Murphy returned two punts for touchdowns in the Tigers' opener Saturday against Southeastern Louisiana.

Weekend rainfall less than expected; long-term outlook bleak

The National Weather Service expects the drought to persist or worsen over the next three months.

Georgia might start freshman tailback during Missouri match-up

Freshman Todd Gurley ran for three touchdown's on only eight carries in Georgia's 45-23 opening win over Buffalo.

VolleyZou gears up for SEC play

VolleyZou student coordinators are seeking new ways to entertain the crowd and to recruit new members as the Tigers head into their first Southeastern Conference game against Tennessee on Sept. 12.

Columbia city staff recommends eliminating eight advisory boards

In a report to the City Council, the city clerk and city manager suggest several changes to the city's myriad

PHOTO GALLERY: Families enjoy cooler weather at Devil's Ice Box

Families enjoy cooler weather while exploring Devil's Ice Box cave system on Labor Day.

Heart of America Marathon draws runners from across the continent

Runners from across the country, as well as Canada, came to Columbia for what proved to be a challenging race course.

Report finds historic preservation has profound impact on economy

Historic preservation tax credit projects in the Columbia area totaled $88.8 million over the past decade, according to a report commissioned by the city of Columbia. Every public dollar spent generated $4.40 in private investment, the study found.

Gulf Coast oil and gas production ramping up after Isaac

While a substantial amount of oil and gas remains off line, production is coming back as expected. No major damage to oil platforms or refineries have been reported, and no further storm-related spikes in energy prices are expected.