WORLD BRIEFLY: Violence threatens Vegas' reputation as safe for travelers

In South Africa, the family of Oscar Pistorius takes a low profile on social media following his trial for the alleged premeditated homicide of his girlfriend.

Governors say looming federal budget cuts threaten economic gains

Democrat and Republican governors expressed frustration about the impending sequester and its impact on the economy at an annual governors' meeting Saturday.

Hy-Vee recalling dog food after toxin found

A toxin that can cause pets to lose their appetites, become lethargic, have diarrhea, discolor the eyes or gums or vomit was found at elevated levels in Hy-Vee dog food. Those products are being voluntarily recalled.

Missouri bill seeks taxes from out-of-state retailers

Missouri lawmakers are considering a bill to collect taxes from online and out-of-state retailers that sell and deliver products to Missouri.

Unemployed complain they need a job to find a job

It's a frustrating catch for those out of work in an era of high unemployment: looking for a job, only to find that some employers don't want anyone who doesn't already have one.

Missouri men's basketball falls in overtime at Kentucky

Yet again, Missouri lost a Southeastern Conference road game in heartbreaking fashion, falling 9o-83 to the Wildcats in overtime Saturday night at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky.