Blues' Elliott dominant again in win over Stars

Blues goalie Brian Elliott made 21 saves in his team's 2-1 win.


Phillies' Halladay returns to form in win over Cardinals

After a rough streak leading into the game, Phillies starter Roy Halladay held the Cardinals to two hits in seven innings on Friday.

Floodwaters rising after storms throughout Midwestern states including Missouri

Communities around Midwestern rivers prepare for possible near-record floods as the rain from this week causes rivers to rise. Some communities are already affected by flood waters.

Missouri Gov. Nixon vetoes local vehicle sales tax bill

Nixon said he believes the bill contains flaws that could result in inequitable taxation or an even greater loss of revenues to local governments.

Missouri Gov. Nixon declares flood emergency, activates National Guard

Gov. Nixon sent the Missouri National Guard to help fight the impending flood conditions in Clarksville, Mo., located along the Mississippi River.


Official: 12 bodies recovered after Texas blast

Even before investigators released a confirmed number of fatalities, the names of the dead were becoming known in the town of 2,800.

10 things to know for Friday, April 19

The FBI released photos and videos of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing. Here's a quick guide with links and video to that and other top nation and world news.

Adolphus Busch IV resigns from NRA

Busch criticized the group for its stand against a ban on assault weapons and large capacity magazines. He was a member of the NRA since 1975 and has been known as a staunch gun rights advocate.

Residents honor lost, but Texas blast toll unknown

Even as investigators were tight-lipped about the number of dead from the blast — authorities say more than 160 are injured but have not yet released a firm death toll — the names of the dead were becoming known in the town of 2,800, even if they hadn't been officially released.

Missouri bill would let kids see jailed parents more

The program would provide transportation for children and their caretaker who live more than 50 miles away from their parent's prison for visits.

Boston suspect's father: A true angel

Anzor Tsarnaev spoke with The Associated Press by telephone from the Russian city of Makhachkala on Friday after police said one of his sons, 26-year-old Tamerlan, had been killed in a shootout and the other, Dzhokhar, was being intensely pursued.

Social media threat closes 2 St. Charles County schools

Immaculate Conception in Dardenne Prairie and the Assumption School in O'Fallon canceled classes on Friday. The threat also named Fort Zumwalt West Middle School but it remained open.

Russia's Caucasus: breeding ground for terror

Two suspects in the Boston bombings were identified to The Associated Press as coming from the Russian region near Chechnya, but there was no immediate information of their links, if any, to any insurgent group.

Hoaxes, scams abound after disasters like Boston

Like numerous disasters before, hoaxes and conspiracies have popped up in the chaotic first days after the tragedy, days when people want to jump in with help and support while investigations have barely begun or level of help for victims identified.

Makeshift memorial honors marathon's dead, injured

People take turns volunteering at the barricade on Boylston Street. But Ed Starbuck is perhaps the most faithful, arriving home at 2 a.m. Thursday, then turning around and coming back on the morning bus that arrived just before noon.

UPDATE: Boston police have bombing suspect in custody

The burst of activity came at the end of a tense day in and around Boston, and less than an hour after police announced that they were scaling back the hunt because they had come up empty-handed following an all-day search that sent thousands of SWAT team officers into the streets and paralyzed the metropolitan area.

UPDATE: Police converge on Mass. neighborhood after fatal shooting of MIT police officer

Cambridge police and the Middlesex District Attorney's Office said the officer was responding to a report of a disturbance when he was shot multiple times. He later died at a hospital. His name was not immediately released.

As MU and Columbia grow, developers say city's infrastructure lags

The construction of new housing and parking complexes pepper downtown Columbia, but this new growth comes at a cost to the city's aging infrastructure.

Stay-at-home mother starts nonprofit CoMo Cares for children in need

CoMo Cares' motto is "Helping Children Thrive, Not Just Survive." The nonprofit organization aims to go beyond minimal needs to help struggling parents take care of their children.

Morel hunters still waiting for season to begin in earnest

The morel season usually goes from early April to the beginning of May, but this year's has been delayed because of cool weather.