Gay-rights activist detained at Olympic Park

Vladimir Luxuria, a former Communist lawmaker in the Italian parliament who has become a prominent transgender rights crusader and television personality, was stopped by four men and then driven away by police in a car with Olympic markings.

Supporters pressing early voting initiative in Missouri

The proposed constitutional amendment would create a no-excuse-needed early voting period that would begin six weeks before the general election.

U.S. women's hockey coasts to gold medal game

The United States beat Sweden 6-1 to advance to the gold medal game, where the U.S. team will face Canada.

Bob Costas returns to Olympic coverage

Bob Costas returns as host for NBC's prime-time Olympic coverage Tuesday night, if still not exactly clear-eyed, at least with a sharpened sense of respect for the colleagues and crew who covered for him during a six-day absence.

Disallowed goal heats up Russian hockey fans

Demonstrators gathered in Moscow on Monday to protest a referee's call disallowing a Russian goal in the match that Russia ultimately lost in a penalty shootout.

Next up: TV ads just for you, dear voter

Technology is now making it possible for advertisers and political candidates to target specific households through cable and satellite television services.

Holcomb, Langton win bronze in two-man bobsled for U.S.

Steven Holcomb and Steve Langton won the bronze medal in two-man bobsledding at the Sochi Games, the first Olympic medal by an American sled in the event since 1952.

Inmate killed at Jefferson City prison

The sheriff's office identified the suspect in Daniel Skipper's slaying as his cellmate — 23-year-old Ryan Vaught, who was serving a sentence for armed criminal action and assault.

MONDAY: 5 things to know about the Sochi Olympics

Heavy fog has delayed men's snowboardcross and the men's 15-kilometer mass-start biathlon race.

FROM READERS: Modern-day 'Meatheads' are a different breed of athletes

MU graduate student Katy Shircliff shares her experiences as coach of the MU Meat Judging Team. The team recently placed seventh overall in a national contest.

Many questions facing NFL after bullying report

League executives agree steps need to be taken and have vowed to take action. But it may be difficult to regulate locker room behavior by determining when something a player considers to be harmless locker room nonsense crosses the line.

Royals pitcher Guthrie had eventful offseason

Jeremy Guthrie toured Spain with catcher Salvador Perez and climbed China's Great Wall before reporting to the Kansas City Royals camp.

Ellis ready to compete at second base with Cardinals

The 11-year veteran arrived at Roger Dean Stadium on Monday — the date for Cardinals position players to report. On Tuesday, he'll jump into what manager Mike Matheny emphatically declared to be an open competition at second base with rookie Kolten Wong.

Price breaks persist for small Missouri tobacco makers

Missouri is the only state that signed a landmark settlement agreement more than 15 years ago to not eliminate a loophole allowing small cigarette manufacturers and retailers to avoid making escrow payments.

Missouri lawmakers look to crack down on navigators

The measures represent the state's latest attempt to fight the federal health care law.

Former Rep. Casey dies after falling

Relatives of former Democratic Rep. Ron Casey, of Crystal City, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he died Sunday from a head injury he received after a fall a few days earlier.

Tweet evolves into perceived threat at Missouri State University

The student tweeted in early February that he was upset classes were not canceled because of bad weather. A student at Lincoln University in Jefferson City responded with a tweet saying that the MSU student was about "to shoot up his school #MSU BEWARE."

Co-pilot hijacks plane to Geneva, seeks asylum

It wasn't immediately clear why the co-pilot, an Ethiopian man born in 1983 whose name wasn't released, wanted asylum.

Serena Williams to get back in game after back injury

Serena Williams said she asked for a wild card into the Dubai Championships to combat boredom once she believed her back injury was on the mend.

UPDATE: Missouri Senate backs off reporting of stolen guns

Republicans in the Missouri Senate withdrew support from a provision to the Second Amendment Preservation Act following an attack on it by the National Rifle Association.