UM reacts to possible breach of student Social Security numbers

The University of Missouri System cannot determine how many of 75,000 tax forms had visible Social Security numbers in the envelope window, but the Social Security Number Remediation Project will eliminate Social Security numbers from as many information systems as possible by next year.

Analysis: Senate race underscores voter anger

The Massachusetts Senate race between Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Scott Brown highlights the anger some citizens have with President Barack Obama and the Democrats. 

Two Columbians trying to learn fate of families in Haiti

Two Columbians who were trying to contact Haitian family members, had no success by Wednesday afternoon. Charities are open to donations to help Haiti through text messaging.

One dead in Missouri horse-drawn buggy collision

Eli Borntrager was killed in a collision with his horse-drawn buggy and a Chevrolet on Tuesday morning.

Columbia school district starts multiracial identification

Following a requirement by the federal government, Columbia Public Schools is  implementing a new system allows students and staff to identify more than one choice for their race.

Deborah Howell dies; husband headed UM system in 1980s

Group contends popular Zhu Zhu Pets toys unsafe

A consumer group claims to have found toxic chemical on whiskers of popular holiday toy.

Japanese dance students at Stephens College prepare for performance

Sachiyo Ito, a Japanese dance teacher, prepares Stephens College dance students for a performance on Friday. "Dance is not just steps, but learning about life," " Ito says.

Mid-Missouri workshop celebrates 40 years of employing adults with disabilities

Amid an uncertain economic climate, Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterpises is celebrating 40 years of employing adults with developmental disabilities and mental illnesses.

Former Columbia Water & Light director in custody on suspicion of three slayings

James "Kraig" Kahler is in custody in Kansas in connection with the slaying of his wife and two daughters.

Thanksgiving from a Native American perspective

While some Native Americans feel conflicted about the holiday, for most it is just another day to give thanks.

Two local teens participate in NY Macy's Parade

Two Columbia high school band members will represent Columbia in the New York Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as members of the Macy's Great American Marching Band.

Analysis: The effects of including religion in Fort Hood coverage

While Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said the media could not avoid including Hasan's faith once it came up, he said this angle needs to be kept in perspective.

Army: 11 killed, 31 hurt in attacks at Texas base

Major Nidal Malik Hasan is the suspect in a shooting at Fort Hood Army base on Thursday. The shooter killed 11 people and wounded 31 before authorities killed the gunman.

Federal officials had concerns about Fort Hood suspect

The suspect in the Fort Hood, Texas, shooting drew the attention of federal law enforcement officials at least six months ago because of Internet postings that talked about threats such as suicide bombings.

Video: Ravin' about dance marathon

In an effort to promote next week's dance marathon to benefit Children's Miracle Network, students put on a "flash rave" dance party on Wednesday.

Oscars doubling Best Picture nominees to 10

The Academy Awards will doubles its number of Best Picture nominees from five to 10 beginning with next year's Oscars. Academy President Sid Ganis said the broader field could make room for documentaries, animated movies and comedies.

'Tonight' sidekick Ed McMahon dies

McMahon served as Johnny Carson's sidekick on the "Tonight Show" for 30 years.

First Gitmo inmate comes to US court, pleads not guilty

Ahmed Ghailani, a Tanzanian accused in two American Embassy bombings a decade ago participated in a brief but historic federal court hearing that transported him from open-ended military detention to the civilian criminal justice system.

Imprisoned American journalists unlikely to see N. Korea's worst conditions

Two American journalists – Laura Ling and Euna Lee – will more likely be used for political leverage in North Korea than spend time in the nation's worst labor camps.