Chiefs welcome back offensive tackle Branden Albert

Kansas City will use the franchise tag on Branden Albert this season, paying him $9.3 million in 2013.

Men's basketball leagues announce Big 12/SEC Challenge

The 2013 matchups include West Virginia at Missouri on Dec. 5.

Angelina Jolie says she had double mastectomy

Actress Angelina Jolie, 37, writes that she made the choice with thoughts of her six children after watching her own mother, actress Marcheline Bertrand, die too young from cancer.

Dempsey: Bonds, criminal code not likely this year

Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey said the measures are too complex to bring up with just a few days remaining before Friday's mandatory adjournment.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: State services, employees hit in crossfire of spite-based budgeting

An issue flared after a civil lawsuit in the Bootheel challenged the Department of Revenue’s collection of personal information as part of its driver’s license permitting process.

Beltran drives four runs to power Cardinals over Mets

Rookie John Gast also pitched five shutout innings for St. Louis in a 10-4 victory over New York on Tuesday night.

Missouri lawmakers pass farm constitutional amendment

If approved by voters in the November 2014 election, the amendment would protect farmers against potentially unfair regulations, supporters say.

Missouri lawmakers look to renew Ticket to Work program

The Ticket to Work program covers more than 1,300 Missouri residents but is due to expire in August.

Missouri bill would create workers' compensation database

The division says an online database initially would include 554,000 claim records, with about 13,000 records added annually.


Butler's 5 hits, 5 RBIs help Royals rout Angels

Billy Butler broke out of a severe slump with five hits and five RBIs, and the Kansas City Royals kept Joe Blanton winless in eight starts this season with an 11-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.

Uncle of Missouri lawmaker admits to voter fraud

John Joseph Rizzo won a Democratic primary for a state House seat in August 2010 by a lone vote and went on to win the general election that fall.

Zebra mussels found in western Missouri lake

Zebra mussels are considered pests because they clog water intake pipes, cut swimmers' feet and disrupt the ecosystem.

Government probe obtains wide swath of AP phone records

The government seized the records for more than 20 separate telephone lines assigned to AP and its journalists in April and May of 2012.