LETTER TO THE EDITOR: U.S. must take more active role in United Nations

By taking an active role in the UN, U.S. leaders can ensure that American priorities are heard on the world's stage, including advancing human rights, and emergency humanitarian aid in times of need.

Missouri secretary of state puts ballot initiative up for public comment

The proposed 1 percent sales tax would go toward state transportation funding.

UPDATE: DirecTV subscribers can watch Wednesday's World Series game

Meghan McLarty, senior public relations associate at DirecTV, said in a release that the company received News-Press & Gazette Co.'s permission to temporarily return its five FOX channels so people could watch the game.

SEC coordinator calls for re-examination of targeting ejection overturns

Although some have weighed in with negative reactions to the new rule, targeting is keeping hits lower and players safer, Steve Shaw says.

SEC: Upsets prove more parity, fewer patsies

Five of the eight SEC teams ranked in the Top 25 in the conference were upset Saturday.

Cardinals, Red Sox set for World Series rematch

From Stan the Man vs. the Splendid Splinter, to Gibby vs. Yaz, to Pujols vs. Pedro, the Redbirds and Red Sox are set to renew their fall rivalry, meeting in the World Series for the fourth time.

ZZ Top This! Bearded rockers cheer scruffy Red Sox

Lead vocalist and guitarist Billy Gibbons tells The Associated Press the group likes what it sees in the Boston beards.

Browns bench Weeden; Campbell to start

Jason Campbell to start for Browns against Chiefs on Sunday.

Injuries, schedule key to charmed start for Chiefs

As teams across the league deal with devastating injuries to some of their best players, unbeaten Kansas City has just about everyone healthy, just as it has most of the season.

Missouri officials: Help prevent deer disease spread

The Missouri Department of Conservation says hunters should avoid cutting through the spine, brain or bones to stop the spread of chronic wasting disease.

Rams bring in quarterbacks Quinn, Davis for depth

No joke: Wainwright, Beltran try to win together

Carlos Beltran plays in his first World Series, Allen Craig is back in the lineup, Jon Lester reflects on his health during the 2007 World Series, and Tim McCarver recalls a story about Carl Yastrzemski.

Chris Carpenter again embraces role as cheerleader

The pitcher is one of several big-name players missing from the game's biggest stage. St. Louis is also without Jason Motte, Jaime Garcia and Rafael Furcal, roughly $30 million in talent this season.

Hundreds rally for Missouri teen in sex assault case

Courtney Cole, who organized the event over social networks and got a boost from the Internet hacker group Anonymous, said she wasn't bothered by the modest turnout.

Boston, St. Louis archbishops make baseball bet

The archbishop in the losing city will donate $100 to a charity in the other's city.

No bet: Slay, Menino passing on World Series wager

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino wasn't impressed with what he called "fried raviolis" that St. Louis Mayor Slay sent to him to settle a bet after the Cardinals lost the 2004 World Series to Boston.

Five Things to Know about this World Series

The St. Louis Cardinals may have to get by the beards and the monster to win Game 1 of the World Series in Boston.

Missouri House committee asking for comments about education issues

Anyone may address the House Interim Education Committee about any education concern from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday at Reynolds Alumni Center at MU.

St. Louis high school names stadium for Cardinals' Mike Shannon

Christian Brothers College High School is raising money toward a new Mike Shannon Stadium at Cadet Park.

'Big Tree' treated for disease, given protections for longevity

Work on the tree Tuesday included cutting off dead wood, coating the tree's roots in fungicide, mulching and installing an in-ground lightning rod.