Hundreds injured by blasts as meteor falls in Russia

The Russian Academy of Sciences said in a statement that the meteor over the Chelyabinsk region entered the Earth's atmosphere at a speed of at least 33,000 mph and shattered about 18 to 32 miles above ground.

American pope? Missouri native Dolan has long odds

Ballwin native Cardinal Timothy Dolan might represent the first real prospect of an American pope. Prevailing modern wisdom has been that a citizen of a superpower could not be elected pope.

Fisher hires Walton as defensive coordinator

The Rams finally settled on the 41-year-old Tim Walton, whose top selling point for Jeff Fisher was familiarity with the system.

Cardinals get going at spring camp, with an 'edge'

The St. Louis Cardinals had a rainy day of training on Friday. Rain prevented field practice, but hitters took to the batting cages for practice.

Missouri bill requires governor to sign off on big incentives

Legislation filed Friday by Republican Rep. Jay Barnes would require Gov. Jay Nixon to personally sign off on all discretionary tax incentives of more than $1 million.

Missouri Senate bill helps veterans get state residency

The bill would help military veterans get in-state tuition at Missouri public universities.

Missouri Senate passes bill aimed to curb tuberculosis

The bill would require more people to be screened for tuberculosis.

Missouri House bill would grade individual schools

Schools would be graded from F to A-plus based upon the percentage of possible points they receive.

Francoeur understands Royals fans' frustrations

Jeff Francoeur, who had a disappointing season last year, expects to play better this year and reverse Royals fans' frustrations.

Civil War battle in Callaway County to be surveyed

The survey results will be used to prepare a battlefield preservation plan and a National Register nomination.

Truman State alumnus' life in public service on display in new exhibit

Secretary Alphonso Jackson, who served as secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President George W. Bush, donated close to 75 items from his time in public service to be displayed in an exhibit at his alma mater.

Missouri panel backs anti-United Nations bill

The bill's sponsor, Republican Lyle Rowland of Cedarcreek, said he's concerned about "sneaky" attempts to push Agenda 21 priorities in local communities.

MU will accept new nuclear engineering graduate students, Deaton says

Chancellor Brady Deaton has announced that nuclear engineering graduate programs are open for admissions and stated the MU Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute curriculum won't be changed within the next five years.

New MU Hillel director steps in on temporary basis

Jeanne Snodgrass, the new director of MU Hillel, uses her experience with college students and business knowledge to expand programming. 

American Airlines begins flights at Columbia Regional Airport

American Airlines launched flights to and from Chicago and Dallas-Fort Worth. 

High school student uses difficult childhood for motivation to succeed

Despite her parents being arrested when she was 8, Monica Smith has become a successful student and athlete and has learned what it means to forgive.

Missouri women struggle to score in loss at Vanderbilt

The Tigers shot just 4-for-27 behind the arc Thursday at Vanderbilt, resulting in a 62-46 loss. Senior guard Sydney Crafton led the Tigers with 20 points in the loss.

PHOTO GALLERY: Students make condom roses for Valentines Day at booth promoting safe sex

Stephens basketball team topples Harris-Stowe

Senior Jess McConnell led the Stars with 20 points, six rebounds and five assists in the win.

Columbia College men beat Missouri Baptist to remain undefeated

The Columbia College men's basketball team narrowly beat Missouri Baptist University to remain undefeated and clinch a share of the conference regular-season championship.