Cardinals, David Freese agree to one-year contract

With Freese's agreement intact, the Cardinals have come to terms with all arbitration-eligible players.

Loretta Jean Hegstad, 57, participated in Alzheimer's, cancer charities

Loretta Jean Hegstad was a 19-year survivor of breast cancer and actively participated in cancer and Alzheimer's charities.

New England begins the big dig-out after epic snow

About 560,000 homes and businesses remained without power late Saturday night, down from a total of about 650,000, and some could be cold and dark for days.

Southeast Missouri group raises awareness of human slavery

A Southeast Missouri chapter of Free the Slaves has focused its efforts on child slaves in Ghana, West Africa. The group works to promote children's rights and education.

After Joplin storm, mystery persists around fungus

Thirteen Joplin tornado victims contracted an aerosolized fungus called apophysomyces trapeziformis.

Free food services to homeless could change in Kansas City

Food services provided by the Salvation Army, Taking It to the Streets and other charitable organizations in Kansas City could be required to change the way they provide the free food. Critics say it creates sanitation and theft problems and claim it enables the homeless to not seek services.