Wiggins brothers the Canadian princes of hardwood

Mitchell Jr., Nick and Andrew Wiggins are becoming increasingly popular basketball players. Nick is a key player for Wichita State while Andrew is playing for Kansas.


A year in golf: Tales from the Tour

There were plenty of other moments that showed more about players than just their birdies and bogeys, and the checks they cash. Take a look at the year in golf with Steve Stricker, Rory McIlroy, Angel Cabrera, Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia and Annika Sorenstam.

GREAT RESET: How the notion of retirement for workers took root

In 1875, American Express offered America's first employer-provided retirement plan. Five years later, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad introduced the first retirement plan, financed jointly by contributions from an employer and its workers.

Boy Scouts open ranks to gay youth on Jan. 1

Some churches are dropping their sponsorship and some families are switching to a new conservative alternative called Trail Life USA, but most major sponsors including the Roman Catholic and Mormon churches are maintaining ties.

Legal pot sales begin amid uncertainty in Colorado

Officials in Colorado and Washington, the other state where recreational pot goes on sale in mid-2014, as well as activists, policymakers and governments from around the U.S. and across the world will not be the only ones watching the experiment unfold.So too will the U.S. Department of Justice, which for now is not fighting to shut down the industries.


Missouri beats N.C. State 68-64

Missouri bested North Carolina State 68-64 on Saturday. The Tigers' Jabari Brown came up with a big 3-pointer in the final minute of play.

Baha'i faith has a small but growing community in Columbia

Principles of Baha'i faith guide family life and work of two Columbia men, particularly the teaching that one must be open to the experiences and opinions of others.

Everett Price "Jake" Jacobs worked in real estate in Columbia

Everett Price "Jake" Jacobs of Columbia died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. He was 95.Mr. Jacobs founded a realty company after he retired as a meat department manager.

Battle boys basketball falls to Raytown South

Raytown South High School defeated Battle High School 53-48 on Saturday during play at the Machens Great 8 Holiday Classic in Jefferson City.

Hickman girls defeat Benton 50-46

The Hickman girls basketball team defeated Benton High School 50-46 on Saturday. The win puts them in the championship game of the State Farm Classic.

High stakes for U.S. families losing jobless benefit

The end to the five-year program that extended benefits for the long-term jobless affected 1.3 million people immediately and will affect hundreds of thousands more who remain jobless in the months ahead. Under the program, the federal government provided an average monthly stipend of $1,166.

James D. Flower was an Air Force veteran, retired mail carrier

James D. Flower Sr. of Columbia died Friday Dec. 17, 2013. He was 75. 

Columbia resident hospitalized for gunshot wound

Sheriff's deputies responded a report of gunfire in north Columbia, where they found one person shot. The person was released from the hospital the same day.

James Flower, Jan. 28, 1938 — Dec. 27, 2013, of Columbia

James Flower of Columbia died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. He was 75 years old.

Approach to deer disease stirs debate in Missouri

Conservationists and owners of fenced hunting ranches disagree over how to contain the disease. The legislature is expected to consider solutions during its 2014 session.

Woman assaulted, robbed in southwest Columbia

A woman was hospitalized Friday night after a man assaulted and robbed her on Millbrook Drive.

Bolts fishing for a miracle to get into playoffs

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid is expected to approach this game the same as an exhibition, so most starters are expected to play a series or two and then sit the rest of the game.

Seattle gets third chance at NFC West title vs. Rams

As the Seattle Seahawks close out their regular season against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, they are aware of how much of a challenge the game will be.

Chiefs, 49ers get 8 players each for Pro Bowl

Kansas City's eight selections are up from six last year. The Chiefs are the No. 5 seed in the AFC playoffs heading into Sunday's game.

COLUMN: An Olympic city that did it right

In Salt Lake City, the legacy of the 2002 Winter Games carries on vibrantly more than a decade later. It's a lesson all cities bidding for big-time sporting events should heed.