FROM READERS: What “Merkelphone” means for U.S.-German relations

Alexander Drößler, a German student studying at MU, discusses electronic communications monitoring and how that affects relations between U.S. and Germany.

West Virginia drubs Loyola (Md.) 96-47

Remi Dibo scored a career-high 19 points and four of his teammates chipped in with double figures and West Virginia ripped Loyola (Md.) 96-47 Monday night in a nonconference game.

Hickman girls win opener by 51 points

Emily Miller scores 28 points in strong season-opening performance by Hickman.

Stephens basketball player receives conference honor

Stephens forward Dana Heggemann earned American Midwest Conference women's basketball Player of the Week honors.

Hickman boys basketball now 2-0

The Hickman boys basketball team won its second game of the season with a 84-57 win over Wentzville Holt.

Another week, another must-win game for Buckeyes

The second-ranked Buckeyes escaped Michigan Stadium with a 42-41 victory on Saturday and face another must-win game this week against Michigan State.

Veterinarian finds caring for dogs with cancer a rewarding change

Julie Wentz is the director at the Mizzou Animal Cancer Care center and manages radiation and chemotherapy treatments.


How Switzerland joined the World Cup seeded elite

The rise of the unheralded Swiss in the FIFA rankings has brought a tournament seeding that will allow the country to avoid many of the top teams in the group stage. Switzerland's status, however, demands an explanation for fans who don't recall that this landlocked Alpine nation of 8 million hosted the 1954 World Cup.

Fire outside north Columbia home sends woman to hospital

A woman was burned while trying to extinguish the fire. She was transported to University Hospital.

Missouri sued over limits on health reform advice

The state's requirement that insurance navigators receive training and pay a fee is under fire from a group of medical organizations.


Fertility doctors aim to lower rate of twin births

A growing number of couples are attempting pregnancy with just a single embryo, helped by new ways to pick the ones most likely to succeed.

COMO SOCIAL: Find the best of CoMo with TripAdvisor and Yelp

Learn about Columbia through social websites such as TripAdvisor and Yelp, and see what previous guests and locals find to be the best restaurants and attractions.

Parkade Elementary embraces social media in the classroom

The school is using Twitter as a learning tool in its classrooms to connect with students and parents.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Boeing deal an extraordinary challenge

In order to entice Boeing Co. to build its newest plane in Missouri, legislators must submit a proposal by Dec. 10. The stakes are high, and many other states have expressed interest.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Compare state and local ACT results

Available data can be used to compare the average ACT score of individual districts to the state average.

FROM READERS: Documentary about small-town life will play Monday at Ragtag

Medora is a look at life in Medora, Ind., by following four teenage basketball players.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Government should not be allowed to limit free markets

When government takes over a market removing competition, it is no longer free to compete with other like businesses.

US Hockey Hall of Fame inductions held

Doug Weight and Bill Guerin began their friendship before they were in the NHL and grew closer while playing together for the Edmonton Oilers, St. Louis Blues and New York Islanders.

Missouri lawmaker Steve Webb resigns amid criminal case

Webb said he believes the criminal charges "will work themselves out," but that he didn't want his colleagues and constituents to be harmed by the distraction of his legal challenges.

Fast-food strikes aim at 100 U.S. cities

The strike is intended to call attention to the difficulties of living on the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.