No. 3 Vanderbilt trounces Missouri baseball

The Missouri baseball team allowed 19 hits in a 12-1 loss Saturday at No. 3 Vanderbilt. The loss is Missouri's second of the weekend, giving Vanderbilt the series win with one more game to be played Sunday.

Obama's budget plan might limit his bargaining power

President Barack Obama's budget proposals to Republicans might affect his bargaining power if the GOP ever negotiate a deficit-reduction deal.

Looking for logic in North Korea's threats

Many observers think that while North Korea wants the rest of the world to believe it is crazy, Pyongyang has a logic behind its behavior that works for the Kim family that has remained in power for decades.

Seeking calm in Koreas, U.S. looks again to China

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Chinese leaders on Saturday in Beijing to seek help in diffusing tensions with North Korea.

Washington University discovery might lead to securer payments

Tiny signals are present on the magnetic medium that comprises both hard drives and the strips on the back of credit cards. If the unique fingerprint on those strips is compared to fingerprints in a database, fraud can be detected.

Mission trip opens eyes for Hannibal library clerk

Hannibal Public Library clerk spend time with Misgana Ministries in Ethiopia earlier this year. Now, after spending her time overseas washing her clothes in a bucket, showering in a bin and using a toilet carved in the ground, she longs for that simple life.

Pope Francis taps cardinals to advise on governing, reform

Pope Francis named eight cardinals from around the world, including Sean Patrick O'Malley, the archbishop of Boston, to advise him on running the Catholic Church and reforming the Vatican bureaucracy.

Schnucks breach will likely cost millions

Last month, Schnuck Markets Inc. confirmed it had been hacked and was investigating a breach that led to customer credit and debit cards getting fraudulently charged.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: On drones, more transparency is needed

A recent investigation by McClatchy Newspapers raises worrisome questions about the Obama administration’s policy governing drone strikes.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Agriculture infested by 'constitutionitis'

A recent vote by the Missouri Senate and statements from the Missouri Farm Bureau have raised questions as to whether adding an amendment to the state constitution protecting the rights of farmers is necessary.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: 'Iron Lady' defined British conservatism of the 20th century

Margaret Thatcher was credited by supporters as being responsible for an economic revival in Great Britain while others accused her of widening the separation between the country's economic and social classes.

DNR letter questions city process on Providence-Grasslands street project

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has put its review of the city road project on hold, saying that homes slated for demolition may have historic value and that the city provided an inadequate report on its plans.

MU students honor elders at traditional Thai New Years festival

The MU Thai Student Association hosted a Songkran festival in Stotler Lounge Thursday afternoon. A Buddhist monk was among the guests at the celebration. 

Hickman baseball loses to Francis Howell in battle of bats

The Kewpies were able to keep pace early, but the Vikings built a lead in the fourth inning and didn't look back.

UM curators urge agreement on Medicaid expansion in Missouri

In a unanimous vote, the curators agreed to urge the General Assembly and Gov. Jay Nixon to reach an agreement on whether to accept money from the federal government to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Company offers options to residents displaced by Ash Street fire

Mills Apartments, the owner of Ash Street Place, is allowing residents of apartments rendered uninhabitable by the fire to finish their leases at other buildings owned by the company.

Junior pitcher uses knuckleball to establish identity on Hickman baseball team

Primarily a second baseman, Hickman's Brian Montgomery has added pitching to his repertoire with the strength of his knuckleball.  

GEORGE KENNEDY: McDavid and new City Council must be more collaborative

We shouldn’t rule out the possibility that the reshaped council will, at least occasionally, live up to Columbia’s new official slogan — “What you unexpect.”

Columbia College softball splits doubleheader with Harris-Stowe

The Cougars came back from a 4-2 loss in the first game and won the next one 11-0 in five innings.

Redshirt freshman Carlie Rose helps Missouri softball beat Arkansas

Despite a high batting average, redshirt freshman Carlie Rose is not pleased with her hitting this season, but she keeps a positive attitude and works hard for playing time.