Hotel workers enlisted in human trafficking fight

Organizers of a workshop held in Columbia on Tuesday said that hospitality workers are particularly valuable in recognizing possible warning signs of abuse.

Chiefs sign Bray, trade Arenas to Cardinals for fullback

Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray is among 13 rookie free agents to have signed with the Kansas City Chiefs. The rookie free agents will join the Chiefs' eight-member draft class for a three-day minicamp beginning on May 10.


Obama signs legislation ending FAA furloughs

The bill lets the Federal Aviation Administration transfer around as much as $253 million to prevent staffing reductions.

Midwest, Plains economic survey index dips

The survey, which serves nine Midwest and Plains states, also indicates slow growth in the coming three to six months.


Debate stalls on Missouri liability limits legislation

Senators discussed the legislation for about eight hours and worked into the night but did not reach a vote.

Missouri lawmakers taking testimony on license records

A federal Social Security fraud investigator is to testify Wednesday before the Senate Appropriations Committee about why he sought a list of Missouri's concealed gun permit holders.

Missouri bill allows adults to forgo motorcycle helmets

The measure given first-round approval Tuesday would allow riders over the age of 21 to not wear a helmet when traveling.

Texas A&M's Kyle Field to hold 102,500

The stadium's capacity will increase from 82,589 to 102,500 in the expansion, making it just larger than Tennessee's Neyland Stadium's 102,455.

Tolton drops final tennis match before districts

Playing in a duel meet Tuesday against Sacred Heart High School, Tolton's No. 1 singles player Joe Fulca was the only Trailblazer to emerge victorious at Cosmo-Bethel Park.

NCAA, Emmert face tough agenda at board meeting

It has not been a good year so far for NCAA President Mark Emmert. Some of the fast-track reforms he championed in August 2011 have been slowed down by the governing body's legislative process.

Scholars find cannibalism at Jamestown settlement

Scientists found that to survive the harsh conditions known as "starving time" from 1609 to 1610 in Jamestown, Va., some colonists turned to cannibalism.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri should be next state to ban texting while driving

More than 40,000 traffic accidents in the state each year are attributed to inattentive or distracted drivers.

Fort Leonard Wood rehab facilities get a boost

With the opening of the new buildings, the fort is able to offer improved housing to 48 soldiers.

Kentucky Derby field will be full; trainer Todd Pletcher enters 5 starters

The field will be full at Saturday's Kentucky Derby with one more than the maximum field of 20 horses entered. Wood Memorial and Tampa Bay Derby winner Verrazano will be leading the way as one of five colts trained by Todd Pletcher.


Lynn improves to 5-0, leads Cards over Reds 4-2

The Cardinals scored three runs in the sixth and held on to beat their division rival.

FDA lowers age for buyers of Plan B pill to 15

The FDA said the Plan B One-Step will be packaged with a product code that prompts the cashier to verify a customer's age.