An explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, a community north of Waco, happened shortly before 8 p.m. and could be heard as far away as Waxahachie, 45 miles to the north. Several fires continued to burn in West two hours after the blast.
The FBI says that letters to Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., both say: "To see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance." Both letters are signed, "I am KC and I approve this message."
Kansas City Royals pitcher Wade Davis and right-fielder Jeff Francoeur guided the team to a 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.
Passage of the 3/16-cent sales tax increase in St. Louis city and county will help fund improvements to the Gateway Arch area. A civic group called CityArchRiver 2015 announced Tuesday its planned improvements to areas around the Arch, along with hiking and biking path additions to parks, the city and county.
A.J. Burnett took a no-hitter into the seventh inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0 on Wednesday night.
Missouri senators have endorsed a plan to provide $15 million to Joplin to fund disaster recovery projects.
Robert Wood Wilson, publisher of The Milan Standard and a past president of the Missouri Press Association, died Sunday at a Kansas City hospital.
Children between age 15 and 18 would be required to receive a visit to a community, technical or four-year college in Missouri.
Former MU Tiger Blaine Gabbert will compete with fellow Jacksonville Jaguars player Chad Henne for a spot as the team's franchise quarterback.
Senate Republicans backed by a small band of rural-state Democrats scuttled the most far-reaching gun control legislation in two decades Wednesday, rejecting tighter background checks for buyers and a ban on assault weapons.
A women was taken into custody after a man in his 70s was found dead in a home the two are believed to have shared. Kansas City police were sent to the home at 1 p.m. Wednesday, and the man was found dead at the scene.
In the past, when the United States or its allies offered aid to calm tensions, North Korea promised to clean up its act — for instance, to abandon weapons programs — and then reneged. This has to stop.
The National Weather Service is predicting 3 to 4 inches of rain in a swath from Kansas City through Chicago by Friday morning.
Instead of using fuel rods, the new reactors would house uranium fuel in spheres the size of tennis balls, which are called pebbles.
The initiative rewards investors in private equity funds that help finance small businesses in areas with high poverty rates or lower-than-average family incomes.
Wednesday morning's flight from Columbia to Dallas was only slightly delayed. The rest of the flights at the Columbia airport are listed as scheduled.
Avoiding the storms that swept across mid-Missouri on Wednesday, the Bruins, led by Jack Knoesel's 75, shot a combined 316 for the day. Timberland (Wentzville) High School shot 307 for the tournament championship.
Stephens College's tennis match against Lincoln University is now scheduled for April 22.
Columbia College women's golfers earned second place in the Hannibal-LaGrange University Spring Invite this week.
San Francisco 49ers players Justin Smith and Aldon Smith are expected to recover from offseason surgeries in time for training camp.