SEC teams grabbing headlines for offense in conference known for defense

The conference that has won six straight national titles, largely on the backs of powerful defenses, had two teams combine for 1,000 yards Saturday afternoon. Some SEC teams, and plenty of games, are bucking the conference's defensive tradition.

Rams looking to end Cardinals winning streak Thursday night

Not surprisingly, they're just a one-point favorite to beat the St. Louis Rams. On Thursday night against the Rams, the Cardinals will have a shot at being the NFL's first team to go 5-0 in 2012.

Chiefs plagued by turnovers, have most of any NFL team

The Chiefs have 15 turnovers, their eight fumbles lost are double the next-worst team in the AFC and their minus-13 differential is a big reason they've been blown out in three of the four games they've played and needed a late rally to win the other.

Two-day test can spot gene diseases in newborns

By combining faster gene-analyzing machinery with new computer software that, at the push of a few buttons, uses a baby's symptoms to zero in on the most suspicious mutations, the researchers hope to start treatment earlier or avoid futile care for lethal illnesses.

More Akin abortion remarks stir criticism

The Missouri congressman's remarks in a 2008 speech on the House floor that equated abortion providers to terrorists were being recirculated Wednesday.

BROKEN BUDGETS: Cash-strapped states weigh tax policy on drilling

An Ohio county rebounding from years of unemployment is growing because of crude oil and natural gas, but that community could see possible fees and taxes on the oil and gas to help state budgets.

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE: 5 things to watch for

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney meet in a debate airing at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Royals see history as Cabrera wins Triple Crown

The Detroit Tigers' 1-0 victory Wednesday night over the Kansas City Royals took a backseat to seeing Miguel Cabrera win baseball's Triple Crown.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri lawmakers create election mess for Jefferson City

A law passed by the Missouri General Assembly eliminating the February primary and June elections is causing Jefferson City officials to rework the city's election process.

Rams' Fisher among mustache award finalists

The Rams coach is among 15 finalists for the Robert Goulet Mustached American of the Year award.

Missouri tobacco tax foes cite cost to cities, counties

A study by an MU economist assumes a higher state tax will decrease sales of tobacco products, thus decreasing sales tax revenues for cities and counties.

Man in custody after Springfield church standoff

Lt. Scott Umbarger said a priest called police about 9 p.m. Tuesday to say someone was destroying property inside the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Missouri appeals court orders new trial in tobacco case

The court on Tuesday threw out a $1.5 million punitive judgment the company was ordered to pay to the family of Barbara Smith.

Kansas City man gets life in prison for double murder

Twenty-year-old Todd B. Fonville was sentenced Tuesday for the April 2011 deaths of Jose Morales and Debeney Kreiling.

FACT CHECK: Presidential debate missteps

In the first presidential debate, both President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney are stretching the truth.

COLT railway marks 25 years of city-run operation

The Columbia Terminal railroad line dates back almost 150 years, but it celebrated its 25th year under the control of Columbia Water and Light on Tuesday.

State Senate candidates Schaefer, Still engage in spirited debate at MU

Candidates for one of Missouri's state senatorial races spoke about several key campaign issues Tuesday night during a forum at MU's Allen Auditorium. 

PHOTO GALLERY: COLT railroad celebrates 25th anniversary

The Columbia Terminal railway Tuesday celebrated 25 years of operation by the city of Columbia.

New tracker application allows riders to locate FastCAT Express buses

The city has released an application designed to let FastCAT Express riders track the buses' location.

Community organizer brings her volunteer spirit back to Rock Bridge High School

Rock Bridge gifted education teacher Kathryn Fishman-Weaver sponsors Rock Bridge Reaches Out, a community service organization she helped found 13 years ago as a student.