USA, Germany advance from Group G to knockout stage at World Cup

A U.S. fan holds up his country's banner prior to the Group G World Cup match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, on Thursday. Both the Germans and Americans advanced to the knockout stage after a 1-0 win by Germany and a 2-1 win by Portugal over Ghana.

The U.S. is on to the knockout stage at the World Cup after a 1-0 loss to Germany and Portugal's 2-1 win over Ghana in Brazil.

Jordan Clarkson lands with Lakers, Jabari Brown goes undrafted

Former Missouri basketball guard Jordan Clarkson was selected 46th overall in Thursday's NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards.

UPDATE: St. Louis challenges Missouri ban on gay marriage

Four gay couples were married Wednesday in the mayor's office, in a civil ceremony presided over by a municipal judge. Attorney General Chris Koster says he is obligated to defend the state's constitutional ban.

UPDATE: Tramaine Isabell commits to Missouri basketball

Tramaine Isabell, a three-star recruit from Seattle's Garfield High School, verbally committed to Missouri basketball Thursday morning, according to a report.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Holy Chutzpah! St. Louis takes on the state's gay marriage ban

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch calls on Missouri Republicans to challenge their party's platform against gay marriage.

13th annual Cambio de Colores Conference promotes immigrant integration

The 13th annual Cambio de Colores Conference hopes to present research and data and prompt conversation about immigrant integration.

Survey looks to promote amateur sports in Columbia

A survey looking to promote more amateur sports interests in Columbia was sent out to coaches, parents, players, enthusiasts and organizers Tuesday.

Huge advances for gay marriage in an eventful year

A year of state Supreme Court rulings has transformed the national debate over same-sex marriage, convincing many people that a nationwide legalization of the unions is likely.

Password fatigue begets digital generators, biometric exploration

Remembering passwords is difficult at every age, but technology is advancing to help digital users access their accounts easily.

Gloria Niewoehner dedicated life to community, traveled to 49 states

Gloria Niewoehner of Columbia died Wednesday. She was 87.

Gloria E. Niewoehner, January 25, 1927 — June 25, 2014

To most she will be remembered as a woman of deep compassion with a "can-do" pragmatism that left its mark on many.

Shots exchanged in north Columbia on Wednesday night

Gunfire between two groups in the 5300 block of Currituck Lane damaged property, but no one was injured. Police were investigating.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Turns out walking is the solution to aging well

Steve and Cokie Roberts write about their family's walking habits and about traditions around the world.

Young women direct, light and edit at filmmaking camp

Young women filmmakers have been busy this summer at Camp Citizen Jane. The camp runs from June 9 to July 3 and teaches girls from grades 7-12 the skills of the art of filmmaking. Students direct, produce, light and edit all of their own work.


Mackenzie's Prime will not reopen after Wednesday night fire

The restaurant at 131 S. Tenth St. had smoke and water damage after firefighters extinguished a fire that destroyed the restaurant's shed and part of the main building. Mackenzie's Prime was set to close at the end of June.


Kansas' Andrew Wiggins goes No. 1 in NBA Draft

With Andrew Wiggins at No. 1, it was a big night for Canada and Kansas. And it better be the right one for the Cavaliers.

FAA, developers clash over tall buildings

The proposal would ask developers to take into account the hazard that buildings pose during one-engine takeoffs.

Oil boom fuels drop in age in Great Plains states

The Census Bureau released data Thursday about the age and ethnicity changes that took place in the U.S. last year. The report found California is the most diverse state and the District of Columbia has the highest percentage of women.

President of Three Rivers College resigns

Devin Stephenson said Wednesday that he was resigning to pursue other opportunities in higher education.

UPDATE: Fire crews respond to blaze at Mackenzie's restaurant

Locust Street between Ninth and Tenth streets was lit up early Thursday morning as the Columbia Fire Department responded to a one-alarm fire at Mackenzie's Prime.