Hundley, UCLA rout Virginia Tech 42-12 in Sun Bowl

The UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley had 86- and 7-yard touchdown runs and finished with 161 yards on 10 carries in the No. 17 Bruins' 42-12 victory over the Hokies on Tuesday.

Injured speedskater drops out of race at U.S trials.

Cliff-Ryan sustained a concussion and several broken teeth when clipped from behind by a crashing skater while standing on the infield at the Utah Olympic Oval on Monday during an off day in the competition.

Russia bombings spark Olympic concerns

The Russians vow the athletes will be safe, even though they will be competing in a city 300 miles away from the roots of an Islamic insurgency that has triggered security concerns for the games, which start Feb. 7. The country has spent a record $51 billion preparing for its first Winter Games and has promised to make the games "the safest in Olympic history."


Sabres' Ryan Miller saving best for Olympic year 

Miller leads the NHL with 948 saves and is tied for seventh with a 92.7 save percentage among goalies with 15 or more games.

Chiefs veterans have been through highs, lows

As the Chiefs prepare to visit Indianapolis for a wild-card showdown Saturday, there's an unmistakable bond that seems to unite the longest-tenured players in the organization.

Lawyer: Slaughterhouse lawsuit is grandstanding

Valley Meat Co. attorney Blair Dunn filed the 173-page motion after state District Judge Matthew Wilson in Santa Fe issued a temporary restraining order preventing the company from opening before he can hold a hearing Friday in the lawsuit filed by state Attorney General Gary King.

2-year $60 million renovation starts for U.S. Capitol's famous dome

The Washington icon — and portions of the Rotunda's painted ceiling that lies below —will be significantly obscured for many months.

Missouri, Oklahoma governors place wager on Cotton Bowl

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon are wagering food products from their home states that will be donated to a food mission in the winning team's home state.

Health law to put calorie info on vending machines

The Food and Drug Administration estimates the cost to the vending machine industry at $25.8 million initially and $24 million per year after that, but says if just .02 percent of obese adults ate 100 fewer calories a week, the savings to the health care system would be at least that great.

Schwartz scores in 6th straight; Blues top Wild

The Blues are 8-1-2 in their last 11 games. The Wild have gone 10 straight games without a win in regulation, leading to speculation regarding coach Mike Yeo's job status.

Missouri brewery responds to Starbucks letter with $6 check 

Exit 6 Pub and Brewery in the St. Louis suburb of Cottleville named one of its brews the "Frappicino." That prompted an attorney for Starbucks Coffee Co. to send the small brewery a cease and desist letter.

Missouri population growth lags national average

Missouri's population of 6 million grew by fewer than 20,000 people from 2012 to 2013, according to new estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Boston Marathon bombing is AP sports story of the year

The top five stories were grim: terrorism, performance-enhancing drug use, legal settlements, murder charges. The first on-field action came in at No. 6 — the Boston Red Sox's worst-to-first World Series title.

BATTLE RISING: AVID gives students support, resources to succeed

Students at Battle High School participate in the AVID system to gain skills and support as they prepare themselves for college.

The Broadway Hotel's 'Wall of Hope' is filling up

The Broadway Hotel's 'Wall of Hope' has gained many more entries since it was unveiled Dec. 27. 

What to know before attending the New Year's Eve celebration in downtown Columbia

The event has a new name — Columbia Eve Fest — and a more condensed location to create a block-party feel to the event. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday with Ninth Street between Elm and Locust streets closed beginning at 5 p.m.

Columbia school among 14 Missouri schools splitting federal grant funds

Frederick Douglass High School in Columbia will share in the $7.5 million for low-achieving schools.

Food bank in Dallas invites MU fans to volunteer before Cotton Bowl

MU fans and their Cotton Bowl rivals from Oklahoma State University can volunteer at a food bank before Friday's game. 

Scholarship fund in memory of slain MU business student will help his son, others

Jarrett's Dream is a scholarship fund created in the memory of MU student Jarrett Mosby, who was shot to death on Christmas Eve. He left behind a 6-year-old son.

Shots fired Sunday night near Rice Road

Officers with the Columbia Police Department responded Sunday night to shots fired near Rice Road. No one was reported injured.