Missouri soccer freshman hopes to bring international experience to team

Missouri freshman midfielder Rachel Hignett hopes to transition to the collegiate style of play without losing her European influence.

MAP: Mick Deaver Memorial Drive road to be closed

Mick Deaver Memorial Drive will close Monday and reopen Nov. 22 for construction toward a Memorial Stadium addition.

Margaret 'Jean' Preston active in church, involved in anti-abortion activities

Margaret "Jean" Preston of Columbia died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. She was 83.

Government shutdown stalls fellowships applicants

Some fellowships applications will not be accepted or processed during the government shutdown. Students who started their applications early are at an advantage, especially for fellowships with upcoming deadlines.

MU partners to expand Internet access to community college graduates

Each community college in the Missouri Community College Association is agreeing to provide Internet access as needed through campus computer stations to Mizzou Online students as a free service. MU Senior Information Specialist Josh Murray said the plan will be implemented immediately.

Margaret Preston, Dec. 4, 1929 — Oct. 8, 2013

Margaret “Jean” Preston of Columbia died Oct. 8, 2013. She was 83.

Study: Temperatures go off the charts around 2047

A new study on global warming pinpoints the probable dates for when cities and ecosystems around the world will regularly experience hotter environments the likes of which they have never seen before.

Missouri sending back some propofol to distributor

Propofol has never been used in an execution, and Missouri's plan to use it has prompted the anti-death penalty European Union to say it could limit the drug's export. Nearly 90 percent of the U.S. supply comes from Europe. A shipment from Morris & Dickson Co. is being returned as it was inadvertently shipped to Missouri.

Investors keep faith in U.S. in spite of crises

The 10-year Treasury note, the bedrock of the government's debt market, has attracted more money in recent weeks, not less, and the stock market is still close to record highs.

Federal government shutdown not affecting local flu shots

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a flu vaccine supplier, closed when the federal government shut down on Oct. 1.

FROM READERS: Reflections of a Latino during Hispanic Heritage Month

Miguel Ayllon, president of MU Voz Latina, is grateful to Columbia for the opportunities it has provided him. He also urges other Hispanic people in leadership positions to advocate for social justice and inclusion.

Red Sox beat Rays 3-1 in Game 4 to reach ALCS

Shane Victorino's infield single snapped a seventh-inning tie and journeyman Craig Breslow gave Boston a huge boost out of the bullpen, sending the Red Sox into the AL championship series with a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.

Sporting Kansas City, Dynamo finish in scoreless draw

The draw extends Houston's unbeaten streak to five games. Kansas City (15-10-7, 52 points) remains four points ahead of the Dynamo in second place in the Eastern Conference.


Steen's late goal lifts Blues over Blackhawks

Alexander Steen got just enough on a slap shot in the closing seconds to get the puck past Corey Crawford and give the St. Louis Blues a win over the rival Chicago Blackhawks. Steen's drive with 21.1 seconds left trickled through Crawford and lifted the Blues to a 3-2 victory against the defending Stanley Cup champions on Wednesday night.

Jupiter-bound craft runs into problem after flyby

"We believe we are on track as planned to Jupiter," said project manager Rick Nybakken of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which manages the $1.1 billion mission.

Rams' Austin not frustrated by lack of production

Tavon Austin had four returns for just 15 yards in Sunday's win over Jacksonville. The elusive rookie from West Virginia had 72 yards of punt-return yardage wiped out by his teammates' illegal blocks.

Chiefs suffocating defense key to unbeaten start

The Kansas City Chiefs' defense have the best mark in the NFL when it comes to third-down percentage. They're also best in the NFL in takeaways with 15 already this season.

Missouri appeals court upholds ruling in Guatemala case

A state appellate court rules that a Missouri couple can adopt a boy after the boy's biological mother's parental rights were terminated.


Missouri woman acquitted at 2nd trial over 2003 slaying

The Green County judge said he questioned the testimony of a witness and could not conclude the cause of death "beyond a reasonable doubt."

Chiefs rookie tight end Kelce has arthroscopic surgery

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce had a surgical procedure on his knee to repair cartilage. Kansas City is thin at this position with Anthony Fasano also being injured.