PHOTO: MU buildings stand silhouetted against wintry sunset

The dome of Jesse Hall and rooftops of buildings on Francis Quadrangle are silhouetted against a wintry sunset Sunday.

After a high temperature in the 50s on Saturday, a cold snap forced temperatures into the 20s during the day Sunday.


City hopes "net-zero" house will set new standard for low-income homes

Habitat for Humanity's concept house boasts many modern features for saving energy — but none are more important than the insulation.

TOP 10 SPORTS MOMENTS OF 2013: No. 2 Missouri volleyball wins school's first-ever SEC championship

The team's senior setter Molly Kreklow also earned the SEC Player of the Year title, and coach Wayne Kreklow earned SEC Coach of the Year.

MU awaits state funding for teaching winery

The three-building center will include a teaching winery, a research building and a wine and food education facility.

Police arrest man for six warrants from five counties

Police found Jesse Lee Jenkins, 21, hiding under a shrub in the backyard of a southwest Columbia home.

Obama's presidency beset by fits, starts in year 5

As President Barack Obama enters year six of his presidency, he might not have the same public groundswell that propelled him forward in 2009.


GREAT RESET: Unprepared: The world braces for retirement crisis

Many of those facing a financial squeeze in retirement can look to themselves for part of the blame. They spent many years before the Great Recession borrowing and spending instead of saving.

Gracehelen Gentry was president of the Lady Elks Lodge of Gravois Mill

Gracehelen Gentry died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. She was 76.

Gracehelen Gentry, April 13, 1937 — Dec. 28, 2013, of Columbia

Gracehelen Gentry, 76, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at her home in Columbia.

Tax cuts on tap again for Missouri legislators

Republican legislative leaders pledge that an income tax cut will be an early priority in their annual session that starts Jan. 8.

Missouri bill would extend waiting period for abortion

Currently, Missouri has a 24-hour informed consent law. The new legislation would extend that to 72 hours, which would put the state in line with South Dakota and Utah.

NFL makes headlines on and off field all season

Huge fantasy football participation and NFL merchandise sales surely make football team owners smile. But the year has been filled with a series of good, bad and ugly events.

Wiggins brothers the Canadian princes of hardwood

Mitchell Jr., Nick and Andrew Wiggins are becoming increasingly popular basketball players. Nick is a key player for Wichita State while Andrew is playing for Kansas.


A year in golf: Tales from the Tour

There were plenty of other moments that showed more about players than just their birdies and bogeys, and the checks they cash. Take a look at the year in golf with Steve Stricker, Rory McIlroy, Angel Cabrera, Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia and Annika Sorenstam.

GREAT RESET: How the notion of retirement for workers took root

In 1875, American Express offered America's first employer-provided retirement plan. Five years later, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad introduced the first retirement plan, financed jointly by contributions from an employer and its workers.

Boy Scouts open ranks to gay youth on Jan. 1

Some churches are dropping their sponsorship and some families are switching to a new conservative alternative called Trail Life USA, but most major sponsors including the Roman Catholic and Mormon churches are maintaining ties.

Legal pot sales begin amid uncertainty in Colorado

Officials in Colorado and Washington, the other state where recreational pot goes on sale in mid-2014, as well as activists, policymakers and governments from around the U.S. and across the world will not be the only ones watching the experiment unfold.So too will the U.S. Department of Justice, which for now is not fighting to shut down the industries.