Fort Leonard Wood returns to core mission

Now that the United States is pulling out of the Middle East, military training programs will be altered toward a more "expeditionary-based" experience.


SHOW ME THE RECORDS: USDA publishes Boone County agriculture statistics

Census records of Boone County farms can shed light on the state of agriculture in the area. Information provided includes farm size, market value of products sold and the number of farms in Boone County.


FROM READERS: Perfectionism impedes writing process

Eric Praschan, author of The James Women Trilogy, explains how you can't be too concerned with perfection when you write drafts. The more restrictions in place, the harder it is to develop ideas.

St. Louis Rams guaranteed a non-winning season

The 2013 Rams have clinched the franchise's 10th consecutive non-winning season after a 30-10 loss at Arizona on Sunday.

Storm snarls travel; power outages persist

More than 22,000 Dallas-area homes and businesses were still without power on Monday, and there have been over 6,000 flight cancellations since Saturday due to winter storms.


Kansas City finds Washington to be tonic for ills

A win over Washington broke the Chiefs' three-game losing streak and brings them one step closer to clinching a playoff spot.


UPDATE: Congress extends ban on plastic firearms

Monday's vote to extend the prohibition on plastic guns for another decade responds to a growing threat from steadily improving 3-D printers that can produce such weapons.

As he heads to the Hall of Fame, La Russa hopes for club exec job

After retiring from baseball after the 2011 season, Tony La Russa said he would be willing to come back to the game at some point.

New American Airlines emerges as deal closes

The merger between American Airlines and US Airways on Monday leaves four airlines with 80 percent of the U.S. air-travel market.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Celebrating the season without worshipping consumerism

 You can be a Scrooge when it comes to holiday shopping and still be generous.

Missouri special session on Boeing cost less than $100,000

The House clerk's office said the special session cost about $75,000 for members' travel and daily living allowances and extra operational costs such as printing. The Senate administrator's office said the special session cost that chamber about $17,500.

Obama to pay tribute to Mandela in South Africa

President Barack Obama and three past presidents will join dozens of other dignitaries and tens of thousands of mourners at Tuesday's memorial service at a Johannesburg stadium.

Tech giants call for controls on government snooping

The companies, which include Google, Facebook and Twitter, said that while they sympathize with national security concerns, recent revelations make it clear that laws should be carefully tailored to balance them against individual rights.

Nixon to outline plan for new mental hospital

State officials have said it could cost more than $200 million to replace the old facilities with a new, high-security hospital that is better suited for patients and employees.

Missouri football's Cotton Bowl bid brings back memories of 2007 disappointment

The 2013 Missouri team wanted to be different, but it's tough to ignore the similarities to 2007.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: SEC championship draws fans; MU chooses new chancellor

Tigers fans' travels to the Southeastern Conference Championship in Atlanta and MU's selection of R. Bowen Loftin as its new chancellor resonated with readers this week.

Rock Bridge, Hickman girls cruise to Norm Stewart Classic wins

Hickman's Emily Miller led the way to a 63-31 over Troy, and Rock Bridge toppled Blue Springs 61-28 in a rematch of last season's Class 5 championship.

Fans react to bowl announcement

Fans responded to the news that the Missouri Tigers would be playing in the Cotton Bowl against the Oklahoma State Cowboys.

Mill Creek boundary change, bond issue up for school board vote

The Columbia School Board will vote on boundary changes for Mill Creek Elementary School's 2014-15 school year.

Missouri falls to No. 9 after SEC Championship

Missouri's ranking in the AP Poll dropped to No. 9 after its loss to Auburn at the SEC Championship.