Pioneering reporter Helen Thomas, 92, aged into legend

Helen Thomas, who died Saturday after a long illness, made her name as a bulldog for United Press International in the great wire-service rivalries of old, and as a pioneer for women in journalism.

Missouri River project to help endangered fish species to proceed

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced this month that it awarded a $3.5 million contract for construction of a shallow-water project at Jameson Island near the village of Arrow Rock in mid-Missouri.

Obama's second-term ambitions meet political reality

President Barack Obama's top aides insist they came into the year clear-eyed about the potential pitfalls, particularly on Capitol Hill, where Republicans run the House.

In passionate speech, Obama bares his black self

In remarks Friday about Trayvon Martin's death, President Barack Obama suddenly lifted the veil off his black male identity and showed it to the world. It was something no American president before him could have done.

Food safety, farm groups oppose Smithfield sale

Coalition members say the deal could weaken domestic food safety, cause economic damage in rural communities and harm national security.

Need a tool? Libraries lending more than books

Some libraries in communities across the U.S. are expanding collections to include hedge trimmers, measuring tapes and other items.

Snooty the manatee celebrates 65th birthday

The South Florida Museum, in Bradenton, will host a free party on Saturday. Snooty turns 65 on Sunday.

DEAR READER: Schlundt story leads to reflection on the transience of the digital

In the digital future, the past might remain hidden as information could become less available.

PHOTO GALLERY: Baseball starts at Show-Me State Games

Baseball games were played on the opening day.

Prosecutor files charges against new suspect in Daniels' homicide

The Boone County prosecutor's office is in the process of  extriditing Casey Lewis of Ada, Okla., who was charged on Thursday with first-degree murder in connection to the killing of Brian Daniels.

UM System prioritizes projects for 2015 funding, discusses 2014 restrictions

MU's top requests are renovating Laffere Hall, building a School of Music facility and renovating Strickland Hall.

City Council tweaking comprehensive plan

Mayor Bob McDavid said the plan needs to remain general and flexible into the future due to uncertain growth patterns.

PHOTO GALLERY: Artist displays robot sculpure 'Lumen' at city hall

Lumen was a part of a fundraiser for the Ragtag Cinema on Sept. 31.

Free vaccine clinics target whooping cough

The Health Department will hold two free clinics for the vaccine next week.

Spotlight not part of success for Missouri swimmer Max Grodecki

Missouri swimmer Max Grodecki has competed against top athletes such as Olympians Ryan Lochte and Conor Dwyer, but that notoriety is not what's important to him. He just wants to get good enough to beat them.

FROM READERS: Pet hydration during the summer months

Jessica Schlosser, the co-owner of Lizzi & Rocco's Natural Pet Market, shares tips on how to keep your pets hydrated and happy this summer season.

Artrageous hosts guerrilla art event, featuring local artists

Local artists install temporary displays downtown that help bring art out of the gallery and into the street.

Services set for Columbia teen killed in shooting

Funeral services are set for the 17-year-old who was shot and killed on July 14. Columbia police continue to investigate.

City to begin sidewalk and street repairs Monday

Street and sidewalk closures are planned to begin Monday and will affect Hitt and Locust streets.

Peace advocate loved family, enjoyed fishing

Co-founder of the MU peace studies program, Charles "Charlie" Luther Atkins died of metastatic colon cancer Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at home. He was 85.