ANALYSIS: Missouri Republicans bristle over national GOP Real ID measures

The Real ID Act is a law passed by Congress in 2005, amidst security concerns from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, that requires standards for identification cards in order to enter federal buildings and board commercial flights.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Clydesdales, Clements memorial, beer festival

Missourian photographers captured Patriot Riders escorting the family of Tom Clements to a memorial in his honor, Clydesdale foals and the Missouri Beer Festival.

Missouri softball loses series finale to Alabama

The game ended early when Chelsea Thomas gave up a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the sixth to give the Crimson Tide an eight-run lead and the series victory.

Columbia Police investigating sexual assault near MU

Columbia Police officers are looking for a white, older model pickup truck that was seen in the area of the incident, which occurred on the 900 block of Curtis Avenue in MU's Greektown.

Missouri baseball takes two of three from Georgia

The Tigers defeated the Bulldogs by a score of 8-5 Sunday to clinch the series and widen the gap between the two teams in the SEC East standings.

THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Missouri softball loses two games to Alabama

The Missouri softball team lost two of three games to Alabama, while the Missouri baseball team picked up two much-needed wins against Georgia.

Betty Kemper, 81, was a lifelong area resident

Betty G. Kemper died Thursday, April 4, 2013. She was 81.

Missouri tennis falls 4-1 to No. 23 Auburn

Madison Rhyner picked up the only point for Missouri in a 4-1 loss Sunday. 

Betty G. Kemper, July 16, 1931 — April 4, 2013, of Columbia

Betty G. Kemper of Columbia passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013. A gathering of Betty's family and friends will be from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, at Memorial Funeral Home.

FROM READERS: An accidental case of homemade confetti

Joe G. Dillard shares a story about a lawn mower accident, during which he learned how to make homemade confetti.

Drury wins NCAA Division II title

Drury (31-4), from Springfield, Mo., closed the season with 23 straight wins to win its first Division II national championship on Sunday.

One man dead, another injured in accident Sunday morning

Rodolfo Rodriguez, 25, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, and Dante V. Jones, 24, was transported to University Hospital for moderate injuries, where he remains in stable condition.

Sen. Schumer sees deal this week on immigration

All involved in negotiations are optimistic that the time is ripe to make the biggest changes to the nation's immigration laws in more than a quarter-century.

All about immigration: Green cards? Citizenship?

The Associated Press has compiled a big dose of facts, figures and other information to help understand the current debate about immigration.


Broadcasters worry about 'Zero TV' homes

A growing number of people have stopped paying for cable and satellite TV service. These "Zero TV" households are changing the traditional definition of a TV home by watching shows and movies on the Internet.


Weak post-recession job market discourages Americans from submitting applications

The percentage of Americans in the labor force dropped to its lowest point since May 1979 after more than half a million people left the work force from February to March.

Cardinals score 9 runs in fourth against Matt Cain, beat Giants

The Cardinals chased Cain (0-1) while scoring nine times in the fourth inning. The last two runs came home on Carlos Beltran's single off reliever Jose Mijares.

Butler hits grand slam, drives in 7 for Kansas City in win

Billy Butler's fifth-inning homer, the first slam of his career and the first ever allowed by Philadelphia left-hander Cole Hamels, put Kansas City ahead 6-4.

Blues' Elliott blanks Red Wings 1-0

Chris Porter scored the game's only goal in the St. Louis Blues' 1-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings. With the win, St. Louis moved into a tie with Minnesota for sixth place in the Western Conference.