City of Hope soccer camp unites refugees

City of Hope's camp started its fourth week Saturday morning.  Taw Taw, who came to Columbia from Burma in 2009, was one of about 25 participants. 

UPDATE: Fire in northeast Columbia home displaces three residents

Columbia Fire Department units arrived at 2701 McClure Drive just after midnight and found flames coming out of the front of the house. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

Two overnight shootings in Columbia leave one man injured

Police were investigating gunfire incidents that occurred Friday night and early Saturday in Columbia. One, at Downtown Optimist Park, sent a man to the hospital and left 29 shell casings at the scene.


Columbia man shot while driving in Moberly on Saturday

The 29-year-old man was treated for non-life threatening injuries at University Hospital and released. An investigation is ongoing.

ANALYSIS: What's making U.S. economy a world beater? Five factors

The U.S. job market is humming, and the pace of economic growth is steadily rising. Five full years after a devastating recession officially ended, the economy is finally showing the vigor that Americans have long awaited.

Argentina reaches World Cup semis with win over Belgium

Argentina, which hadn't advanced past the World Cup quarterfinals since 1990, used a disciplined defense to control the match.

Neymar injury sends host Brazil into somber mood

A somber mood spread over Brazil on Saturday as football fans came to grips with the loss of Neymar, the superstar striker who was knocked out of the World Cup with a fractured vertebra.

Columbia woman accused of knowingly exposing others to HIV

The woman was arrested as part of a crackdown on prostitution in which the Columbia Police Department worked with the FBI.

Saint Louis University welcomes new president

Fred Pestello, the school's first secular president, joins the university after six years at Le Moyne College in upstate New York.

5 Things: Federer, Djokovic in Wimbledon final

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will renew their rivalry Sunday in the Wimbledon championship

After World Cup, MLS looks to steady growth

MLS Commissioner Don Garber is trying to elevate his league to one of the best in the world, and has pegged 2022 as the year when that might finally be true.

Athletics finalize blockbuster trade with Cubs

The Oakland Athletics made an aggressive move to add Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to their pitching staff.

Royals lose to Indians 7-3

House allowed three runs over 6 2-3 innings for his first major league win and the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 on Saturday night.

No Wimbledon coronation for Eugenie Bouchard

Bouchard, the 20-year-old Canadian playing in her first Grand Slam final, was trounced 6-3, 6-0 in 55 minutes by the hard-hitting Czech lefthander on Saturday, a humbling lesson for a player considered the next big star of the women's game.

Marlins rally past Cardinals 6-5

The Miami Marlins cleanup hitter grounded into a game-ending double play in a one-run loss Friday night. He wasn't thinking about instant redemption before getting the key two-out hit in a ninth-inning rally of a 6-5 victory on Saturday.

60 years later, woman's death remains a mystery

Bonnie Huffman of Delta, Missouri, was last seen on July 3, 1954. She was 20 at the time. Her car was found a day later, a cap pistol on the ground nearby. The mystery of her death has never been solved.

Pipeline in Kansas part of a much bigger story

The Keystone XL Pipeline doesn't inflame much passion in Kansas, where the Legislature's and refineries actions don't reflect the divisiveness of the national debate.

Man killed in robbery attempt near St. Louis casino

The victim was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Police are asking for help from anyone who has information about the shootings.

84-year-old man killed when mower overturns

An 84-year-old De Soto, Missouri, man is dead after his riding lawnmower overturned on a steep embankment.

3 people drown in Missouri waterways on holiday

Three people drowned in separate incidents around Missouri on Independence Day.