Missouri men's basketball announces games against Arizona Wildcats

The agreement is a home-and-home series. Missouri will travel to Tucson, Ariz., for a game on Dec. 13, 2015 and will play them at Mizzou Arena the following season on Dec. 10, 2016.


WORLD NEWS IN BRIEF: North Korea launches its first satellite

Vital loan to rescue Egyptian economy hangs in the balance as political impasse drags on, fiscal cliff talks appear stalled less than three weeks before deadline, an explosion targets Syrian Interior Ministry building in Damascus, and racial and ethnic minorities in U.S. are to outnumber white people by 2043.

Special teams key to Rams winning streak

Coach Jeff Fisher likes his punt team's ability to help the Rams overcome their anemic offense by repeatedly "flipping the field" to help the defense.

Charles starring for Chiefs after tragedy

Running back Jamaal Charles is looking as good as ever, especially for a guy operating behind a patchwork offensive line for a team that's lost 11 of its first 13 games. He's also a guy running with a heavy heart.


Shields, Davis come to Kansas City as Royals

Former All-Star James Shields arrived in Kansas City along with Wade Davis on Wednesday after a blockbuster trade with Tampa Bay over the weekend that should instantly upgrade the Royals' rotation.

84-year-old Missouri woman earns nursing degree

Leslie Nivens will graduate from Cox College on Friday with a bachelor of science degree in nursing after decades of scattered coursework and a 50-year nursing career.

Regulators approve $260 million rate increase for Ameren

The increase is about two-thirds of the $376 million hike that Ameren originally sought in February.

McCaskill wants relaxed device rules on flights

Sen. Claire McCaskill said it's absurd to retain the restrictions for passengers given that the FAA decided earlier this year to let pilots use tablet computers in the cockpit.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: McCaskill's efforts to cut military waste are paying off

McCaskill's measure would improve the way contracts are managed, expand planning requirements and boost oversight responsibility of inspectors general.


Fire in KC suburb displaces about 50 people

The Liberty Fire Department said 30 rooms were occupied and about 50 people were evacuated.

University City to add more surveillance cameras

Several cameras now monitor activity on the Loop as part of an effort to deter crime.

Americans finding dozens of ways to mark 12-12-12

A charity show for Superstorm Sandy victims has been dubbed the "12-12-12" concert and will include Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Eric Clapton, Billy Joel, Kanye West, Alicia Keys and Bon Jovi.

Man drives wrong way for 11 miles on Missouri highway

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said only two minor accidents occurred while the 78-year-old man drove the wrong way on Interstate 44.