U.S. Men's Wheelchair Basketball Team considers itself a family

The U.S. Men's Wheelchair Basketball Team scrimmaged Monday at the MU Student Recreation Complex. The team was practicing for the World Championships in Incheon, South Korea, which will be held Saturday through July 14.

The U.S. Men's Wheelchair Basketball Team is a tight knit group that has been practicing for the World Championship, which will be held in Incheon, South Korea.

Attorney Milt Harper collapses during court hearing

Milt Harper, a former prosecuting attorney and associate circuit judge in Boone County, was taken to Boone Hospital Center around 3 p.m. Monday. He was in critical condition, a hospital spokesman said at about 8:30 p.m. No updates were available.

Columbia reacts to Supreme Court ruling in Hobby Lobby case

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday that closely-held corporations, in this case craft-supplies giant Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods cabinet maker, cannot be required to provide coverage for contraceptives. 

Broadway Christian Church promotes literacy with little library

The little library at Broadway Christian Church looks like a birdhouse and is set up on the honor system: Anyone can take a book, read it and return it, or put another in its place.

University Village closes, demolition to begin shortly

The MU-owned apartments were nearly empty Monday, though some remaining residents were cleaning their apartment so they could fully move out. The university has not yet decided on a long-term plan for the site. 

Summer doesn't slow down Kappa Delta sorority sisters

About 15 members of the MU sorority returned to clean and decorate their house during marathon weekend.

Rental utility usage data now available on city website

People can now access data regarding utility usage and cost history of rental properties online. The new feature will allow the public to access usage data after office hours.


UPDATE: Supreme Court: Religious rights trump birth control rule

The justices' 5-4 decision is the first time the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can hold religious views under federal law.

ANY QUESTIONS: Who painted the murals in 1110 South College Ave.?

In 1979, two artists painted murals in the building 1110 S. College Ave. A reader asked us to find out where they are now.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Extra credit for Brazil, but not the grand prize

Is it really fair to consider not cutting down big swathes of rainforest as a positive action?

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Court should send dangerous gun amendment back to legislature

Amendment 5 would add ammunition and gun accessories to constitutionally protected status. It would make these new rights “unalienable,” and require the courts to apply “strict scrutiny” to any challenges to gun laws.

UPDATE: Man shot in home invasion

The victim was shot in the stomach by one of three men who broke into his house in the 5300 block of Trikalla Drive in the Lake of the Woods area.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Missouri public school districts' information available

The Missouri Department of Education lists every public school district in the state. Each district has information about its number of schools, number of employees and contact information.


Obama: I'll act on my own on immigration

Almost a year after the Senate passed a immigration bill that would have offered a path to citizenship for many of the immigrants here in the U.S. illegally, Obama is blaming House Republicans for failing to hold a vote on the bill.

UPDATE: Obama lauds former CEO as right choice to fix VA

President Barack Obama tapped former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to take over the Veterans Affairs Department as the White House calls for a top-to-bottom overhaul of the agency.

Supreme Court: Public union can't make nonmembers pay fees

The 5-4 ruling states that the practice of making nonmembers pay union fees, specifically "partial-public employees," violates their First Amendment rights.

For smokers, can e-cigarettes save money?

Some smokers have saved money by switching to e-cigarettes. But the cost savings might not last as some states are looking into taxing e-cigarettes.

Study: Plastic debris widespread on ocean surface

Plastic pieces appear to be distributed widely throughout the world's oceans, but there's less of it than researchers expected, a Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences report said.


Missouri sets August execution for Worthington

Worthington was convicted of first-degree murder, rape and first-degree burglary. He is now 43 years old.

Royals beat Twins 6-1 in series opener

Alcides Escobar tied a career high with four RBIs on two doubles and Salvador Perez homered to lift the Royals to a 6-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.