Here are today's top world and national news stories from The Associated Press.
Nine of the 17 European Union countries are in recession. The eurozone's economy contracted for the sixth straight quarter.
The bill, which passed the Missouri Senate 25-8 Wednesday, would force the Revenue Department to stop scanning driving applicants' documents and securely destroy copies of already scanned documents.
The Cardinals scored the go-ahead run in the seventh on a wild pitch in a 4-2 victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday night.
Google also announced expansions to its game services and tools for coders at its annual software developers' conference in San Francisco.
The two-part legislation is intended to reverse some of the consequences stemming from a 2005 state law that overhauled Missouri's workers' compensation system.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that two cases of explosives were taken Monday night from a business near Troy.
Missouri districts that lose state accreditation currently have two years before state education officials can step in.
Newly acquired quarterback Alex Smith has had success over the past two seasons and is a part of the formula that the Chiefs hope turn things around.
A decision by the panel found that former Democratic Sen. Robin Wright-Jones used campaign money for personal expenses such as food and clothing, as well as other reimbursements and reporting infractions.
Jan Brunstrom-Hernandez, who founded the Cerebral Palsy Center at St. Louis Children's Hospital 15 years ago, has cerebral palsy, giving her a special empathy for the people she treats.
The cuts are part of massive legislation that costs almost $100 billion annually and would set policy for farm subsidies, rural programs and the food aid.
The liquor industry dispute began after a 2011 federal court ruling.
The legislation requires foster children ages 15 through 18 to visit to a Missouri community, technical or four-year college.
The legislation would require a margin of less than one-half of a percent to request a recount.
Heading into the NCAA softball tournament as a No. 6 seed, Missouri is ranked No. 8 and No. 6 in the national rankings.
Representatives for Collegiate Housing Partners and city staff discussed the proposed six-story student apartment complex south of Conley Avenue between Fourth and Fifth streets.
In Tuesday's final round in Springfield, the Bruins matched their team total from Monday's first round at 316 for a final score of 632, which put the Bruins 13 strokes behind champion Timberland.
If African-Americans and other cultural groups want a true history based on their values, experiences and insights, they must supplement the media-controlled history with their own history.
Associate Athletics Director Tim Hickman says the school had previously planned a $4.5 million renovation but now envisions a new ballpark costing between $12 million and $15 million.