A Columbia cyclist died at a fundraising race and fast-food workers demanded higher wages in this week's most read stories.
With classes in full swing, college football season kicked off this weekend, and the Missouri Tigers started the season with an emphatic victory over Murray State. Missouri volleyball and soccer also had strong starts to their season while Columbia's high school football teams began their seasons Friday.
The Columbia College men's soccer team tied 1-1 at Baker University on Monday night.
The United States is considering launching a punitive strike against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, blamed by the U.S. and the Syrian opposition for an Aug. 21 alleged chemical weapons attack in a rebel-held suburb of the Syrian capital of Damascus.
Here's a look at key Syria developments around the world Monday amid heightened tensions over potential military action:
The Columbia College women's soccer team won 1-0 at Baker University on Monday night.
The Missouri women's soccer team picked up a 3-0 win over the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Columbia College held a preseason rank of 12 in the NAIA, and Kansas Wesleyan was ranked 23rd prior to the match.
The teams played the extra 20 minutes to a draw, though Kansas Wesleyan had many scoring opportunities.
Carl Traxler of Columbia died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. He was 86.
USAgain is a for-profit company operating in Missouri and 17 other states, with the mission of keeping textiles out of landfills and giving them a second life.
Danny Duffy allowed one run on five hits and four walks, while striking out four before being replaced by Will Smith.
Diana Nyad, 64, swam up to the Key West beach just before 2 p.m. EDT, about 53 hours after starting her journey from Havana on Saturday.
The Reds quickly got to Adam Wainwright. Shin-Soo Choo opened the first with a single and scored on Ryan Ludwick's two-out single.
Blaine Gabbert threw passes in practice Monday and after suffering a hairline fracture of the thumb on his throwing hand in the team's second preseason game against the New York Jets.
Certain vaccines offered this fall will guard against four strains of flu instead of three.
Construction on a wind farm in Osage County, Okla., is scheduled to begin before the end of the year.
The Kansas City Chiefs claimed seven players off waivers in preparation for the upcoming season. The Chiefs open the season Sunday at Jacksonville.
Inventor Edward Craven Walker became inspired to create the lava lamp after seeing a liquid-filled egg timer at a British pub.
Former heavyweight boxing champion Tommy Morrison died Sunday night. Morrison was suspected to have contracted the HIV virus in the mid 90s but denied it ever since.
Reggie Griffin, a 53-year-old St. Louis native, was sentenced to death before his conviction was overturned because of faulty evidence. He was in prison for almost 30 years. The state is now filing new murder charges against him.