WORLD BRIEFLY: Benedict XVI officially leaves office as pope

The Obama administration is asking the Supreme Court to overturn the California gay marriage ban.


WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri's wrong way on Medicaid expansion

A bill introduced by Rep. Jay Barnes would expand Medicaid limits for adults, but only to 100 percent of the poverty level. The bill would likely rule out the state receiving any added federal funds.

Texas A&M rewards Sumlin with raise after impressive debut season

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin led the Aggies to an 11-2 record in 2012. He will now make $3.1 million per year.

Missouri House approves workplace discrimination bill

House members voted 94-55 to pass the measure Thursday.

Missouri Senate endorses bill curbing nuisance lawsuit

The bill given initial approval Thursday would bar nuisance lawsuits over air, water or solid waste emissions that have been authorized and aren't in violation of a law, permit or court order.


Missouri House endorses school report card legislation

Principals could provide up to 250 words of context or background on the scores.


Missouri Senate sends tax credit overhaul to House

The Senate's 27-7 vote Thursday sends the bill to the House, where it already faces some opposition.

Missouri Senate sends tax credit overhaul to House

Legislation passed by the Missouri Senate could scale back tax breaks for developers and offer new incentives for high-tech businesses and world trade.

Missouri lawmaker wants to eliminate daylight saving

A Republican House member wants the state to get rid of daylight saving time but only if 20 other states agree to do the same.

Wireless connections creep into everyday things

In the next wave of wireless, machines will talk to machines. New companies are developing tools based on the idea of the "Internet of Everything."

Columbia College women's basketball wins AMC tournament opener

With the win, the top-seeded Cougars advanced to the semifinals of the tournament where they will play against fourth seed Williams Baptist on Friday.

Mediacom experiences widespread Internet outages Wednesday afternoon

Mediacom customers lost service at about 4:45 p.m. when Mediacom's system servers blocked a high volume of incoming traffic. Three of Mediacom's servers had to reconfigure before service could be restored.



Missouri men's basketball team prepares to go to work against Gamecocks

Tigers coach Frank Haith wants to see his players bring a construction worker mentality Thursday when they go to Columbia, S.C., to play South Carolina.


FROM READERS: MU students attend a pipeline protest in Washington, D.C.

Missourian reader Alexandra Rather visited a rally for climate change in Washington, D.C., earlier this month.

Crafton reflects on turning point of Missouri women's basketball career

On Thursday night, senior guard Sydney Crafton will play her last regular-season home game for the Tigers. Crafton says she's grown as a player and a person since coach Robin Pingeton took over.

City will focus on development of two bike boulevards during Thursday meeting

The city is making plans to develop a new bike boulevard and extend an existing one.

Stephens College hosts panel to discuss women in film

Panelists for "Women of T/F" will include directors Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Sarah Gavron, Lucy Walker, Madeleine Sackler, and Liz Ogilvie of the online movie screening site Fandor.

J. KARL MILLER: The sequester — cause for panic or an orchestrated hoax?

The sequester was, and remains, a bad idea, conceived in haste and doomed to failure from day one,as neither side would budge one iota.

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Hickman boy's basketball preps for district tournament with high expectations

The Kewpies hope to turn the momentum from a 22-2 regular season record into a district championship.