Texas governor calls second special session on abortion

Gov. Rick Perry ordered lawmakers to meet again July 1 to act on abortion proposals, as well as separate bills that would boost highway funding and deal with a juvenile justice issue.

Q&A: Impact of same-sex marriage rulings will vary by state

Even with Wednesday's decisions, where legally married gay couples live still may affect the federal benefits they can obtain, at least for now.

GM announces another expansion in Wentzville

The $133 million expansion calls for GM to build a new 114,000-square-foot stamping press. Construction will begin in July and the press is expected to be operational by early 2015.

Gov. Nixon vetoes bill raising motorist fees

It would have cost $5 more to get a driver's license, $1.50 to register a car under the legislation.

House votes to name St. Louis bridge after Musial

The U.S. House approved a compromise Tuesday that would name the span the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge.

High court strikes down federal marriage act, clears way for California same-sex marriages

The court invalidated a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act Wednesday that has prevented married gay couples from receiving a range of tax, health and retirement benefits that are generally available to married people.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Immigration reform is not a free ride

Legislation crafted by the U.S. Senate's "Gang of Eight" makes sense, financially and morally.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Somebody needed to make school transfer guidelines

The state's education department issued guidelines to school districts in the St. Louis and Kansas City areas about how to handle an expected rush of school transfers.

Curfew, task force recommended as solutions to escalating violence in Columbia

Council members emphasized that this is not only a city government issue but a community issue.