13 free agents turn down qualifying offers

Thirteen $14.1 million qualifying offers were turned down Monday, as baseball's general managers began their fall meeting Monday.


Alderson: Stacking money, but Mets have only 5s

After two offseasons of cutting payroll, the Mets are ready to spend now that Johan Santana, Jason Bay, Carlos Beltran, Jose Reyes and Francisco Rodriguez all are off the active books.


Rams at best entering bye week

The Rams built such a huge cushion against the heavily favored Indianapolis Colts that they didn't need any late-game scores to end a three-game losing streak.

Mississippi receiver emerges after slow start

Mississippi's Donte Moncrief has most of the attributes expected of an elite receiver, but is missing an ego.

MRI shows no damage to Manning's ankle

Peyton Manning is expected to play Sunday when the 8-1 Broncos take on the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs.


Chiefs back to work as Broncos showdown awaits

The Chiefs spent their bye week preparing to face their AFC West rivals, the Denver Broncos. 


Study: Record number of foreign students hit U.S.

Study abroad programs are becoming increasingly popular among students traveling to and from the United States.

Wildlife refuge in northwest Missouri contributes $3.5 million to economy

The Squaw Creek refuge returned $7.13 for every $1 appropriated, according to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service report.

Satellite hits Atlantic, but what about next one?

A European Space Agency satellite splashed into the Atlantic Ocean, prompting questions about remaining "space junk."

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Labeling GMOs is a good idea but may not make a difference

Consumers are understandably suspicious when food producers and agribusinesses like locally based Monsanto wage a $21.95 million campaign in Washington state to defeat a GMO-labeling ballot measure.

Quarterbacks unusually shaky around Big 12 this season

Baylor is the Big 12's only team in the top 10, and its no coincidence that the Bears are the only team with a consistent quarterback.


Musial online auction nets $1.2 million

St. Louis Cardinals fans had the opportunity to bid on personal memorabilia of baseball great Stan Musial. Musial died in January.

Typhoon-hit victims in Philippines plead for aid

The Philippine military confirmed 942 dead, but shattered communications, transportation links and local governments suggest the final toll is days away.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Veterans deserved more than just thanks

Our service members have given so much of their time and health to protect the nation.

Missouri minimum wage to rise to $7.50 an hour

The increase will make Missouri's minimum wage 25 cents higher than the federal minimum wage.

Veterans Day Parade honors servicemembers

Although Tim Wiyria is turning 63 tomorrow, his focus is on something more important to him than his birthday: Veterans Day. He was one of many who came out to Sunday's MU Joint ROTC Annual Veterans Day Parade.

Missouri ranked at No. 9 in BCS; Florida State takes firm hold of No. 2

Missouri was pushed one spot back from No. 8 last week after a shake-up in the top five teams.

Columbia School Board to discuss proposed Mill Creek area boundary change

The board will consider proposed upcoming bond issues and Mill Creek area boundary changes.

Missouri volleyball overcomes toughest road challenge yet to stay perfect

The Tigers posted a season-high 19 blocks in their win against Alabama on Sunday.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Ferguson conviction vacated, Green-Beckham sets record

The most popular headlines this week included a Missouri appeals court's vacation of Ryan Ferguson's conviction, Missouri football fans booing a mention of the president at the Nov. 2 game, and Dorial Green-Beckham's record number of touchdowns.