11 penalties doomed Rams against 49ers

St. Louis' two-game winning streak was snapped in Sunday's 23-13 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.


No. 3 Auburn players say it's more pluck than luck

The third-ranked Tigers have navigated a season of close calls and amazing finishes to make it into Saturday's Southeastern Conference Championship game against No. 5 Missouri.

Drop hurts Redskins more than chain gang gaffe

The glaring error by the officiating crew didn't cost the Redskins in their 24-17 loss Sunday night. Some of the same mistakes that have plagued the team all season did.

Chiefs try to regroup after 3 straight losses

The Chiefs became the first team in NFL to win its first nine games and then lose three in a row.


Slow economic growth likely in 9 Midwest, Plains states

According to a survey of nine states, the overall economic index for November is 51.2, an increase from October's 50. An above-50 score suggests growth, while any score below 50 suggests decline, survey organizers say.

Gay artifacts subject of new museum collection

Items for the new display at the Missouri History Museum could include drag queen dresses, leather vests and handwritten protest signs. The museum's effort to preserve gay history is similar to those taking shape in other cities. 

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Get the priorities straight on Missouri's elections

Incidents of non-U.S. citizens voting, or people voting under the wrong identities, are far less common than the glitches and barriers that prevent or discourage citizens from exercising their right to vote.

Kansas aqueduct project faces problems

Negotiations between the two parties are making the infrastructure project a tough task.

Arians: 'Many problems' in officiating in Philly

Arizona coach said officiating in Sunday's game could possibly cost the Cardinals a playoff spot.


Insane Clown Posse festival to move from Illinois site

Outdoor Insane Clown Posse festival will not be at is tradition Southern Illinois site.


Study: Airports contribute $11 billion to Missouri economy

The study examined the nine commercial and 99 public-use airports that the agency supports.

Missouri food stamp rolls drop with less in-person help

Social services advocates say the new process is making it harder to sign up and easier to get thrown off the rolls.

Campaign works to boost college applications

Chipotle gift cards are handed out at some high schools to promote applying for college. A complicated application process hinders some students from enrolling in college.

St. Louis events to mark city's 250th year

2014 will mark the 250th anniversary of the founding of St. Louis. Events will begin on New Year's Eve and continue through February.

Christian sports camp facing sex abuse lawsuits

One lawsuit, filed in Taney County against Kanakuk Kamps, alleges former director Peter Newman molested a boy from 2000 to 2005.

MU reschedules maintenance on research reactor

The MU reactor provides isotopes for medical applications, and pushing back its maintenance project ensures their supply while international reactors return to full operation.

Missouri to host first, second rounds of NCAA volleyball tournament

Missouri (34-0) will face Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (19-13) on Friday at the Hearnes Center.

Fish biologist Jeff Finley conserves endangered pallid sturgeon

There is no typical day for a fish biologist. One day, Finley might be in the field collecting fish samples for surveys. Another day, he is helping crews on the Missouri River with pallid sturgeon recovery. Sometimes he is in his office, completing paperwork.

Florida St, Ohio St take top 2 spots in BCS; Missouri stays at No. 5

The Crimson Tide's wild 34-28 loss at Auburn dropped Alabama to fourth. Ohio State is second and Auburn is third. Missouri is fifth.

Missouri remains No. 5 in AP rankings as Alabama tumbles

Alabama lost its spot at the top of the rankings after losing to Auburn, which moved up to No. 3 in the AP Poll.