In addition to the $4.5 billion settlement, three BP employees face charges, two of them with manslaughter.
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.
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.
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.
A growing obesity problem is believed to be behind a surge in the diabetes rate among southern states.
Missouri law makers are trying to pass economic development bills to entice high-tech industries to locate in the state.
The special panel is to make recommendations on whether to toughen laws affecting immigrants' eligibility for public benefits and education.
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.
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 joins other elite universities in the Semester Online project, which offers online courses.
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 County police have already begun a program posing undercover officers as pizza drivers.
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.
Evelyn Jorgenson said Wednesday she will leave the Moberly school at the end of this academic year.