New pope is first Francis, saint of peace, poverty

The choice could foretell the pope's priorities in striving to bring a sense of serenity to the troubled church.

Missouri teen drowns at Disney resort near Orlando

Officials said Anthony Johnson died Tuesday at an Orlando hospital.

Missouri to reduce telephone surcharge

The surcharge for the Missouri Universal Service Fund will drop from 12.5 cents on a $50 bill to 8.5 cents.

Missouri House members to begin forming budget plan

The committee is unlikely to go along with the governor's recommended funding increase for public universities based on certain performance criteria.

Man dubbed 'Bucket List Bandit' set to plea in Pennsylvania

Prosecutors have charged Michael Eugene Brewster, formerly of Pensacola, Fla., with 11 heists in 10 states.

POPE LIVE: New pope chosen, glee in Latin America

Pope Francis' choice of a name won over the crowd gathered in Rome.