Colin Kaepernick, 49ers prepare for raucous Seattle fans

Jim Harbaugh will turn to lip reading, motioning and even sign language if he has to in order to communicate with quarterback Colin Kaepernick and keep things running smoothly in the deafening noise of Seattle's home stadium.

AP source: Minnesota Vikings select Mike Zimmer as head coach

Mike Zimmer is finally a head coach in the NFL. The Minnesota Vikings think now is the time for the veteran defensive coordinator.

Google builds a 'Nest' for future of smart homes

The company's purchase of Nest Labs, maker of high-tech thermostats and smoke detectors, suggests that it is interested in the future of Internet-connected home products.

Study dispels 'obesity paradox' idea for diabetics

A major study finds there's no survival advantage to being large, and a disadvantage to being very large.

Boonville girls basketball drops Battle

Seniors Aly Wessing and Morgan Edwards scored 13 points apiece to lead top-seeded Booneville to a 55-47 win over Battle in a California Tournament girls’ basketball game Wednesday at California High School.

Patriots counting on Blount in AFC Championship

Given a chance by the New England Patriots to revive his career, LeGarrette Blount is running over and away from defenders while leaving behind images of a hot-headed youngster putting his future in jeopardy.

Omaha, Peyton Manning's mysterious play call, gains national attention

Peyton Manning's road to the Super Bowl has taken an unexpected detour: through Omaha, of all places.

Firefighters at San Francisco plane crash saw girl before hitting her

What's not clear from the video is why rescuers didn't try to move or clearly mark the presence of the person on the ground during the chaotic aftermath of the July 6 crash at San Francisco International Airport.

Major change unlikely for broadband providers despite open-Internet ruling

Will broadband providers start charging Internet services such as Netflix to deliver the massive amounts of data that streaming video and other content require?

Apple will refund at least $32.5M in app case

Following tens of thousands of consumer complaints, the Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that Apple Inc. will pay at least $32.5 million to settle a federal case involving those in-app purchases.

Flap artists: Birds sync wing beats in V formation

For about a decade, researchers from the University of London's Royal Veterinary College has hand-reared ibises from zoos and taught them their migration route by leading the way with a piloted ultralight craft.

Missouri lawmakers outline oral chemotherapy measure

A proposed bill would require insurance companies to charge the same fees for chemotherapy pills as they do for intravenous treatment.

Probe finds Springfield zookeeper followed rules before death

John Bradford, a zoo employee for 30 years, was reaching into a chute with a 5-foot livestock guide to try and move the elephant forward when the accident occurred.

Lawmaker renews resignation call for Missouri ed chief

Democrat Genise Montecillo, of St. Louis, addressed Nicastro during a hearing of the House Budget Committee on Wednesday.

Auto parts maker to build facility in Missouri

Janesville Acoustics plans to build a $13.4 million, 155,000-square-foot facility in Warrensburg.

Missouri House Democrats pick new leaders

State Rep. Chris Kelly of Columbia will serve as caucus chairman, a position he's previously held. 

Violence continues in volatile areas surrounding Sochi

A shootout between security forces and militants in the volatile Russian region of Dagestan killed five people, authorities said.

Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic advance to 3rd round in Australia

Serena Williams wore a fitted pink blazer into her second-round match at the Australian Open, giving the impression she wasn't feeling the heat.

Clayton Kershaw receives record-breaking deal from Dodgers

The deal made the two-time Cy Young Award winner baseball's first player with a $30 million average salary.

U.S. freestyle skiers finish 2nd and 3rd in men's, women's World Cup moguls

Patrick Deneen and Bradley Wilson claimed silver and bronze for the U.S. men, and Heidi Kloser and Hannah Kearney followed suit for the women.