The Rev. Al Sharpton and five other speakers agreed Thursday at a national convention that closing the economic gap between blacks and whites is the most important issue facing blacks today.
JEFFERSON CITY — Attorney General Jay Nixon suggested Wednesday that most candidates should have to return any campaign money they received above the state’s recently reinstated contribution limits.
The Hinchey Medical Marijuana Amendment,would prohibit the federal government from prosecuting people caught with a misdemeanor amount of marijuana with a doctor’s permission if it is legal in their state.
A Joplin teenager charged with firing an assault rifle in his middle school will go to trial as an adult and not be sent back to the juvenile system, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Utility employees who removed safety gauges at the Taum Sauk reservoir immediately after it collapsed essentially tampered with key evidence, a state dam safety official testified.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a potential independent presidential candidate, said today that performance-based merit pay for teachers should be implemented in the nation’s public schools.
ST. LOUIS — About half as many visitors as usual will be able to visit the top of the Gateway Arch through the rest of the summer.
KANSAS CITY — Eight months ago, Missouri seemed well on its way to becoming a national leader in stem cell research.
ConocoPhillips is teaming with the coal company Peabody Energy on plans to build a Midwest coal-to-substitute natural gas facility, the companies said today.
House Democrats have chosen Rep. Paul LeVota, of Independence, as their new leader to succeed Columbia’s Jeff Harris.
Rollie Stiles, a former St. Louis Brown who at 100 was believed to be the oldest former major leaguer, has died.
Shawn returned to life with his mother and stepfather at his home in Richwoods. He has not spoken to the friends he made while living in Kirkwood, and a psychiatrist said it would be a mental strain for him to do so.
After Aug. 28, any medical clinic performing more than five first-trimester abortions a month, or any abortions later in pregnancy, will be required to be licensed as an “ambulatory surgical center.”
Tourists could travel to the top of the Gateway Arch on Sunday, after a power outage Saturday night trapped roughly 200 people inside the landmark for up to three hours.
Paul LeVota, D-Jackson County, has been unanimously elected as House Minority Leader of the Missouri House of Representatives. He replaces Jeff Harris of Columbia.
CityWatcher.com, a provider of surveillance equipment, attracted little notice itself — until a year ago, when two of its employees had glass-encapsulated microchips with miniature antennas embedded in their arms.
Two men were airlifted to University Hospital on Saturday after a boat engine exploded at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Kansas lawmakers are upset about a new law in Missouri that eliminates an income tax deduction for Kansans who cross the state border to work.
Police are investigating the fatal stabbing of an Arkansas man at a Branson motel late Thursday.
If the case is determined to be a homicide, it would be the first slaying this year in the resort town and only the third since 2000.
Federal regulators today cited a chemical company for a series of alleged safety violations tied to an explosion at the company’s Kansas City distribution plant in February.