Power college football conferences feeling hampered by smaller leagues

 The schools in the most powerful and wealthy leagues want more freedom to be able to run their programs the way they want, without the less powerful schools standing in the way.

Royals' Brett embraces his infamous 'Pine Tar Game'

George Brett's reaction after hitting a home run then being called out for using too much par tar on his bat is part of baseball lore. It happened 30 years ago Wednesday.

Columbia's Mindy Coyle defends Mid-Amateur title

Columbia's Mindy Coyle held off a charge from Kansas City's Carmen Titus to win the Third Annual Missouri Women's Golf Association Mid-Amateur Title

Man stabbed near Scott Boulevard on Tuesday morning

A man was stabbed near Scott Boulevard around Bellview and Bethany drives early Tuesday morning.

Columbia event celebrates Yoruba fashion as a cultural expression

Egbe Omo Oduduwa of Mid Missouri, a Nigerian cultural organization, will celebrate its 14th anniversary this Saturday. The free, public event will include traditional West African food and a presentation about Yoruba people's fashion.

Ardath Emmons, 89, was MU Research Reactor director and experienced pilot

Ardath Emmons was the first director of the MU Research Reactor and an experienced pilot. He died July 20, 2013, in Sun City West, Ariz.

Dr. Ardath Henry Emmons, formerly of Columbia, March 12, 1924 — July 20, 2013

Ardath Emmons was the first director of the University of Missouri Research Reactor until he was made vice president for research at MU in 1970.

Royals hold on to beat Orioles

Greg Holland pitched out of a ninth-inning jam, and the Kansas City Royals held on to beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Miller pitches Cardinals past Phillies

Shelby Miller, starting for the first time in 12 days, threw six shutout innings and Allen Craig drove in a pair of runs to lead the Cardinals to a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.

White House backs student loan compromise

The White House on Tuesday released a statement urging swift passage of the deal, which would link student loan interest rates to the financial markets.

Chiefs' Smith getting first reps of training camp

On an unseasonably cool morning Tuesday on the campus of Missouri Western, new Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith took the first steps toward fulfilling expectations that have steadily grown ever since he was acquired from the 49ers this past offseason.

Obama's economic vision forged in college address

President Barack Obama will return Wednesday to Knox College for what the White House is billing as another major address on the economy. Later Wednesday, Obama will speak at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.

Fewer parents can afford to pay the bulk of college tuition

Since the recession, more college-bound students have eliminated schools from their searches based on costs and have relied less on their parents once they get to campus, said a report released Tuesday.

Missouri court takes a look at gay death benefits

Supreme Court revisits case of survivor seeking compensation after partner died in line of duty.

What not to say to Kate, William and other new parents

From diet tips to "little baby, little problems," sleep-deprived and super-stressed new parents have heard it all. And they want you to stop it.

Kate's baby caps image turnaround for British royals

The outpouring of public and official enthusiasm showed that Britain's royal family is back in its subjects' affections, especially now that it has an adorable infant heir, third in line to the throne.

William, Kate, show off newborn royal baby boy

His name has not yet been announced; that's expected in the next few days.

FDA cracks down on illegal diabetes remedies

The FDA sent warning letters to 15 companies, both in the U.S. and abroad, ordering them to stop selling diabetes treatments which violate U.S. drug laws.

House GOP, Democrats clash over immigration

The reaction to the GOP proposal to offer eventual citizenship to some immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as children underscored the difficulties of finding any compromise in the Republican-led House.

Brazilian crowds delight Pope Francis, frustrate security

The pope is in Brazil on a seven-day visit meant to fan the fervor of the faithful around the globe.