LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Say 'no' to military action in Syria

I would like to assure you that I understand the fundamental differences between what happened in Iraq and what is happening in Syria. What has happened in Syria is unconscionable, and something should be done, but that something should not be unilateral war-making.

DAVID ROSMAN: Let veto of Missouri tax bill stand

Lower taxes might sound good, but in reality we need to ask ourselves how the monies will be replaced and who will take the hit?

Harrisburg Bulldogs win first ever football game

The Harrisburg Bulldogs played their first regulation football game, edging Tipton High School 14-12. There was some gutsy play in the fourth quarter of the junior varsity contest, and a late touchdown and two-point conversion gave the Bulldogs the edge.

Fugitive Columbia man arrested in Ohio

Brian Adkison of Columbia escaped from Caldwell County Jail on Aug. 10. He is accused of rape and kidnapping.

Chiefs' No. 1 pick Fisher ready for debut

The Kansas City Chiefs had offensive tackle Eric Fisher rated No. 1 on their draft board. The Jacksonville Jaguars had fellow offensive tackle Luke Joeckel rated first on their board.

Both of the teams got what they wanted in April.

Bradford: Rams offense ready to roll

The St. Louis Rams expect to have a much more dangerous offense given Sam Bradford's familiarity with the system in year two with coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. Plus, they've got Tavon Austin, Jared Cook and Jake Long now.

VA estimates expanded program for veterans' caregivers would cost billions

The Department of Veterans Affairs expressed concerns about expanding its aid program for veteran caregivers in a report Wednesday, projecting the cost at between $1.8 billion and $3.8 billion in the first year alone. The current program, created by Congress in 2010, is limited to veterans who have served since Sept. 11.

Nixon won't call special session on Missouri income tax cut

Gov. Jay Nixon says he doesn't want to rush to create a new tax-cut bill in a special session and he will work with the General Assembly in January when they return for the regular session.

September could be a wild month for markets

Upcoming events such as the release of the U.S. Jobs report, a possible military strike against Syria, elections in Germany, The Federal Reserve's September meeting and the borrowing limit expiring at the end of the fiscal year could have large impact on the financial industry this month.


G-20 summit leaders face a divided global economy

G-20 summit leaders will likely discuss developing countries' concerns that emerging economies will restrain the global economy because of economic slowdowns.

Ohio man who held 3 women captive found hanged in prison

Ariel Castro, 53, was sentenced Aug. 1 to life in prison plus 1,000 years on his guilty plea to 937 counts including kidnapping and rape.

Federal government won't enforce same-sex veterans law

The Obama administration said Wednesday it will stop enforcing a law that blocks benefits to partners of military veterans in same-sex marriages. This is in light of the Supreme Court ruling in June that declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.

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Japan's radioactive water leaks create potential risk to fish, humans

Fisheries near Fukushima where radioactive water has been leaking into the sea have been closed because radioactive fish pose threat to humans who eat them.

High temperatures, low moisture taking toll on Missouri crops

A weekly report says just 1 percent of the corn crop has been harvested, compared with 42 percent at the same time last year and a five-year average of 13 percent.

Injury keeps Missouri chief justice out of courtroom

Chief Justice Mary Russell has a broken arm but listened to oral arguments in five cases remotely Tuesday.

Southeast Missouri attorney appointed to state's higher education board

Douglas Kennedy, of Poplar Bluff, was appointed for a term that would run through June 2015, if he is confirmed by the Senate.

How a possible U.S. strike against Syria could unfold

The details of how and when the U.S. military and allied forces might attack Syria are under debate but would be based on complex plans developed and repeatedly reworked over time by the Pentagon.

Missouri football's Hansbrough doesn't mind playing in Josey's shadow

Missouri running back Russell Hansbrough still doesn't think he has arrived. Not after one game and only eight carries. But he has the attention of his teammates, particularly Henry Josey, who returned from injury to a more crowded backfield than expected.

Lucky's Farmers Market's Columbia debut delayed

A lack of steel supplies has delayed the opening of Lucky's Farmers Market. The Providence Road location is now expected to open between late November and early January.