BP agrees to pay $4.5 billion in Gulf oil spill settlement

In addition to the $4.5 billion settlement, three BP employees face charges, two of them with manslaughter.


An uphill fight to prevent preterm births

While much is still unknown about what triggers premature births, a new report from an international coalition said there are ways to help reduce preterm birth rates.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Compensation issues for state workers spur frustrations

Some Missouri state employees have become demoralized because they are the lowest paid among their peers in the country and because the committee tasked with fixing the problem has not been quick to make progress.

U.S. Postal Service reports record loss of $15.9 billion for year

The Postal Service's financial losses for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30 were more than triple the $5.1 billion loss in the previous year.


Diabetes rates rocket in South

A growing obesity problem is believed to be behind a surge in the diabetes rate among southern states.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Freshen up Missouri's economic development laws

Missouri law makers are trying to pass economic development bills to entice high-tech industries to locate in the state.

Missouri Senate panel focuses on immigration policies

The special panel is to make recommendations on whether to toughen laws affecting immigrants' eligibility for public benefits and education.

ANALYSIS: Can Obama, Republicans avoid 'fiscal cliff' partisan divide?

President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner have both expressed a willingness to work together in order to avoid the "fiscal cliff," but the reality of it isn't that simple.

Quinn, Blunt add voices to concerns about resevior plan

The Army Corps of Engineers will drastically reduce the Missouri River flow at Gavins Point Dam in southeastern South Dakota on or around Nov. 23, which could significantly affect shipping on the Mississippi.

Washington University teams up with elite schools on online program

Washington University joins other elite universities in the Semester Online project, which offers online courses.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri must correct the outrageous spending on elections

The Citizens United decision and the rise of super PACs created an election process that spends more money and is less transparent than ever before. 

St. Louis pizzerias working together to protect drivers

St. Louis County police have already begun a program posing undercover officers as pizza drivers.

Blunt retains U.S. Senate leadership post

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt is the vice chairman of the chamber's Republican conference, which is the fifth-most senior position in the caucus.

Moberly college president to take Arkansas job

Evelyn Jorgenson said Wednesday she will leave the Moberly school at the end of this academic year.