Facebook brings a more personal touch to News Feed in redesign

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hopes to turn the News Feed into something more like a newspaper tailored to the particular interests of each user.

Ford recalls 230,000 minivans to fix rust problem

Ford said rust can weaken the mounting brackets that hold the removable seats to the van floor.

Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal to have elbow surgery

The St. Louis shortstop expects to miss the 2013 season because of injury.

WORLD BRIEFLY: U.N. Security Council approves North Korea sanctions

Osama bin Laden's spokesman and son-in-law has been captured by the United States, officials said Thursday, in what a senior congressman called a "very significant victory" in the fight against al-Qaida.

Nixon opposes tax overhaul plan in Missouri Senate

Gov. Jay Nixon disapproves of a Missouri Senate bill that would gradually raise the state sales tax by one-half cent over five years.

Recent heat spike unlike anything in 11,000 years

A new study shows the world climate lurching from near-record cooling to a heat spike.

Caffeine in nectar improves bees' memory

The caffeine helps a bee remember that the flower's scent promises a tasty payoff, increasing pollination.

Northwest Missouri State University to close former home economics department

The Department of Family & Consumer Sciences, currently in its 105th year, will close  because of budget cuts at the end of the spring semester.

Missouri House panel endorses tax credit caps

The legislation endorsed Thursday by a House panel would impose a $135 million annual cap on tax credits for historic renovation projects.

Center that helped Joplin tornado victims to close

With fewer than 35 people still living in the Federal Emergency Management mobile homes, officials will move the center's services to a downtown Joplin YMCA.

ACLU still opposing prayer amendment after lawsuit

The ACLU sued Missouri's Department of Corrections on behalf of two inmates after voters approved the amendment in August.

Jimmie Johnson unhappy about way Carl Edwards raced

While Jimmie Johnson expressed displeasure at Carl Edwards driving during the race March 3 in Phoenix, the two NASCAR drivers prepare to race again this weekend in Las Vegas.

Missouri lawmakers to review driver's licenses

Newly proposed House legislation would prohibit the Revenue Department from scanning personal documents and transferring them to an out-of-state database.

Mo. Senate passes password privacy bill

A new bill would prevent bosses from firing or disciplining employees who do not disclose passwords for personal online services or accounts.

Missouri Senate passes limits on nuisance lawsuits

A new bill would prevent neighbors from filing nuisance lawsuits against farms or businesses. Some lawmakers worry it could bar neighbors from suing potent hog farms.

Nixon raises concerns about GOP Medicaid plan

Several provisions in a new Republican alternative to Medicaid expansion has been met with resistance by Gov. Jay Nixon


Mo. House approves change to term limits

A new bill on term limits would allow members of the General Assembly to spend up to 16 years in office, either split between chambers or in the same role.

Mo. House passes child sex abuse measure

A bill that allows past evidence of criminal behavior to be used in child sex abuse prosecutions passed the state House.

Mo. House approves initiative petition legislation

Initiative petitions would be subjected to more scrutiny in the General Assembly if a new bill passes the Senate. Initiatives that gather enough signatures would be part of a public hearing and a public comment period.

General: Heart attack killed a suffering Chavez

The general said he spent the last two years with Chavez, including his final moments, as Venezuela's president of 14 years battled an unspecified cancer in the pelvic region.