Eurozone recession is now longest in currency bloc

Nine of the 17 European Union countries are in recession. The eurozone's economy contracted for the sixth straight quarter.

UPDATE: Missouri bill would stop Revenue Department from document scanning

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.

Cardinals get to Mets bullpen in 4-2 win

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 unveils $10-a-month 'All Access' music plan

Google also announced expansions to its game services and tools for coders at its annual software developers' conference in San Francisco.

UPDATE: Missouri Senate backs bill aimed at injured workers

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.

$5,000 reward offered in large explosives theft near Troy

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that two cases of explosives were taken Monday night from a business near Troy.

Officials could intervene quicker in Missouri districts

Missouri districts that lose state accreditation currently have two years before state education officials can step in.

Alex Smith is already becoming leader of Chiefs

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.

Missouri ethics panel fines ex-Sen. Wright-Jones $270K

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.

St. Louis doctor with cerebral palsy offers hope

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.

House panel set to OK cut in food stamp program

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.

Alcohol legislation stalls in Missouri Senate

The liquor industry dispute began after a 2011 federal court ruling.

Missouri bill makes older foster kids get college visit

The legislation requires foster children ages 15 through 18 to visit to a Missouri community, technical or four-year college.

Missouri bill tightens criteria for election recounts

The legislation would require a margin of less than one-half of a percent to request a recount.

Missouri softball remains in Top 10 in national polls

Heading into the NCAA softball tournament as a No. 6 seed, Missouri is ranked No. 8 and No. 6 in the national rankings.

Developer says student apartments a good fit for city, MU

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.

Rock Bridge golfers finish fourth at state tournament

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.

GENE ROBERTSON: African-Americans must take control of 'distorted' history

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.

MU to build new softball stadium

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.

At Pendulum Bob's in Columbia, old clocks keep ticking

At Pendulum Bob's Clock Shop, the only large clock repair shop in mid-Missouri, Bob King examines clocks handcrafted as early as the 1830s and brings broken parts back to life.