Democrats propose rules for Hall of Famous Missourians

The proposed new requirements, released Thursday to The Associated Press, would require that selections for the Hall of Famous Missourians be supported by at least three of the top four legislative leaders.

Missouri women's basketball team looks ahead to offseason

With three seniors graduating, coach Robin Pingeton is looking to the future with new recruits and Missouri's transition to the Southeastern Conference.

Low-interest loans available in 14 Missouri counties

Missouri counties recently affected by severe weather may qualify for low-interest loans.

Schools will get to opt out of 'pink slime' beef

Amid a growing social media storm over so-called "lean finely textured beef," the Agriculture Department announced that schools involved in the national school lunch program will have the option of avoiding the product.

Sex-deprived male flies go for the booze, could link to alcoholism cure

Rejected flies consistently went for the alcohol more than did the male flies that had just mated. In fact, they evidently got plastered.

CDC launching graphic anti-smoking ad campaign

The government is trying to shock smokers into quitting with a new ad campaign announced Thursday that includes sometimes-gruesome stories of people damaged by tobacco products.

Columbia College women's basketball ends season with NAIA tournament loss

Ashley Fisher led the Cougars with 23 points, but No. 10 Langston University ended the Cougars' season Thursday with a 76-46 victory.

I-70 stops net 117 pounds of pot, two pounds of meth

Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers seized 117 pounds of marijuana near Marshall Junction. A trooper also found two pounds of methamphetamine in another stop near Sweet Springs.

St. Louis soldiers memorial falls short of national monument

Although the decision isn't final, a federal report found the memorial and museum lack the "national significance" to become a national monument.

Sales tax might help pay for Arch project

The sales tax would affect St. Louis city and St. Louis and St. Charles counties by three-sixteenths of a cent.

Branson Airport adds flights to Chicago, Houston

The airport now has nine nonstop destinations and one-stop connecting services to most major U.S. cities.

INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC: Missouri men's basketball season in review

Prepare for March Madness by taking a look at the Tigers' season in review. Find the highlights of the season, along with Missouri's strengths and weaknesses as they enter the NCAA Tournament.

Phil Pressey serves as starting point for Missouri men's basketball team's offense

The sophomore guard's teammates call him the "floor-general" because of the way he directs the Tigers' high-scoring offense.

UPDATE: In Columbia, a record high for March 14

The temperature in Columbia hit 85 degrees Wednesday, toppling the record of 82 degrees set in 1971. The last time it was that warm in Columbia was Sept. 13, when the temperature climbed to 91 degrees.

Tony La Russa speaks candidly during speech at MU on Wednesday night

The recently retired manager of the St. Louis Cardinals spent two hours speaking and taking questions from fans at an appearance at Jesse Hall.

Missouri baseball team trounces North Dakota 21-5

The Tigers hit, ran and walked all over the seemingly lifeless Fighting Sioux en route to a victory, sweeping the two game series and easily extending their winning streak to eight.

MU chapter of Invisible Children hosts screening, discussion of 'KONY 2012'

Messages about the documentary have flooded social media websites over the past week, along with a YouTube video that has gone viral, identifying Josephy Kony as No. 1 on a list of the world's most dangerous war criminals. Kony, head of the Lord's Resistance Army, is accused of enslaving millions of children in and around Uganda.

A brief timeline of KONY 2012 and its Internet response

The viral video received more than 100 million views in six days, but many people question the organization behind it.

DAVID ROSMAN: Voter registration, not identification, causes problem

Estimates about voter fraud are overblown by Republicans, and voter identification laws solve no existing problem.

PHOTO GALLERY: Fans send off Tigers to NCAA Tournament

The Missouri men's basketball team was greeted by a crowd at Mizzou Arena on Wednesday before it left for the NCAA Tournament. The No. 2 seed Tigers will play No. 15 seed Norfolk State on Friday.