American Airlines will favor passengers without roller bags for boarding

Passengers carying small personal items such as backpacks or purses instead of rolling suitcases will be allowed to board before most other passengers.

Kentucky Derby winner Orb has gone from ordinary to extraordinary

Orb, who will attempt to win the Preakness this weekend, was not always a sure winner.

Chiefs adopting more aggressive defense in spring camp

New defensive coordinator Bob Sutton has installed a defense built upon exotic blitzes and constant movement, a welcome sight for Chiefs defensive players.

Niese helps Mets beat Cardinals, end losing streak

Jonathan Niese allowed only two runs in 7 1/3 innings as the Mets defeated the Cardinals on Thursday, 5-2.

Student loan rates would fluctuate with market under House bill

In real dollars, the GOP plan would cost students and families heavily, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service.

Missouri bill would limit lawsuits over lead contamination

The measure would exempt the Doe Run Resources Corp. from punitive damages if the court determines the company is making a "good faith" effort to clean up the contaminated sites.

Missouri lawmakers pass changes to workers' comp claims

The bill sent to the governor Thursday marks a compromise among some business groups and attorneys who represent injured workers.

Tiny preemies get a boost from live music therapy

Missouri lawmakers say criminal code overhaul must wait

The measure is the product of a Missouri Bar committee charged with updating the criminal code for the first time since 1979.

At least 6 confirmed dead in Texas tornadoes

The powerful storm crushed buildings as it tore through the area, leaving some as just piles of planks and rubble. Trees and debris were scattered across yards, fences flattened.

Missouri bill allows return of printed state manual

It had been printed every two years until a 2010 law barred its continued paper publication. The intent was to save about $1.7 million in costs.