There is so much need to raise Medicaid eligibility to 138 percent of federal poverty level, so small community hospitals can stay open and provide vital care and stabilization to those who live far from larger cities.
Blues goalie Brian Elliott made 21 saves in his team's 2-1 win.
After a rough streak leading into the game, Phillies starter Roy Halladay held the Cardinals to two hits in seven innings on Friday.
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.
Nixon said he believes the bill contains flaws that could result in inequitable taxation or an even greater loss of revenues to local governments.
Gov. Nixon sent the Missouri National Guard to help fight the impending flood conditions in Clarksville, Mo., located along the Mississippi River.
Even before investigators released a confirmed number of fatalities, the names of the dead were becoming known in the town of 2,800.
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.
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.
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.
The program would provide transportation for children and their caretaker who live more than 50 miles away from their parent's prison for visits.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.