News for Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Shipping company Horizon Lines Inc. says its vessels will no longer deliver cargo from the U.S. West Coast to Guam, and then bring Chinese exports to the U.S. West Coast on a return trip across the Pacific.
Toyota Motor Corp. is trimming production this week at its group assembly plants in Japan due to a shortage of parts from suppliers in Thailand, where severe flooding has disrupted its supply chain.
Royals manager Ned Yost said last month he wanted to find a new pitching coach who managed to have a long career in the major leagues despite having “mediocre stuff.” He found precisely that in Dave Eiland.
The Big 12 has a replacement lined up for Missouri before it even leaves the conference.
It’s already been a productive postseason for Colby Lewis. Next up, a shot at the biggest prize yet.
Bobby Valentine thought about the bizarre events he had seen in Game 5 of the World Series, when 19th-century technology fouled up Tony La Russa and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Republican presidential candidates Herman Cain and Mitt Romney filed Tuesday for Missouri’s primary, though the state Republican Party has decided to choose delegates to the national convention through a caucus process later in the year.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s first black Marines received a rare national tribute Tuesday as the House voted to award the Montford Point Marines with the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor given by Congress.
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — The last of the nation’s most powerful nuclear bombs — a weapon hundreds of times stronger than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima — is being disassembled nearly half a century after it was put into service at the height of the Cold War.
HONOLULU (AP) — Up to 20 million tons of tsunami debris floating from Japan could arrive on Hawaii’s shores by early 2013, before reaching the West Coast, according to estimates by University of Hawaii scientists.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks closed with steep losses Tuesday after disappointing corporate earnings and reports that a key meeting of European financial ministers had been canceled. Assets that tend to hold their value in a weak economy like U.S. government debt and gold rose.
NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix shares plunged 35 percent Tuesday after the one-time Wall Street favorite revealed a massive departure of subscribers angered by price increases and other questionable changes at the rental service that was created to make entertainment a snap.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Home prices rose in August in half of major cities measured by a private survey, a sign that prices are stabilizing in some hard-hit portions of the country.
NEW YORK (AP) — Fed up with petty crime, the all-night racket of beating drums, the smell of human waste and the sight of trampled flowers and grass, police and neighbors are losing patience with some of the anti-Wall Street protests around the U.S.
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The 15-year-old girl injured in a shooting at her North Carolina high school was downgraded from stable to critical condition on Tuesday, police said.
DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas-area rapist appears to be preying on members of a national black sorority, leading the organization to urge alumnae to remove any trace of their affiliation from cars, clothing and even their key chains.
Starting next Monday, it will be Joe Machens Capital City Ford Lincoln.
Fort Leonard Wood officials are planning a memorial service for three post soldiers who were died in the same attack in Afghanistan.
With a lifetime of wisdom and experience, no one dared question Ralph Golzio's choice of venue for his 102nd birthday — even if it was a doctor's office.
Power outages at one of the terminals at Kansas City International Airport caused airlines to delay or cancel several flights.
Legislation offering new tax incentives for Missouri businesses is officially dead because of a decision by the Missouri Senate to end a special legislative session.
Six months after a strong tornado caused millions of dollars of damage at Lambert Airport, the St. Louis airport is about to begin replacing broken windows.
A mistrial has been declared in a $700 million lawsuit against Philip Morris in a case heard in St. Louis, after jurors could not agree on a verdict.
A Missouri appeals court has upheld an ordinance in a suburban St. Louis city that imposes a $100 fine when cameras catch vehicles running red lights.
Missouri’s presidential primary may not officially decide anything, but that’s not stopping candidates from running anyway.
Forck family hopes Facebook contest will help in visit to children's homeland
Brian and Lisa Forck have always worked hard, and taught their children the same. The family even won an award from a local business owner for teaching their children the importance of being fiscally responsible.
The Archdiocese of St. Louis is facing a lawsuit filed by a 19-year-old woman who accuses a priest of molesting her when she was a young child.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says two in-home care providers have agreed to pay a total of more than $700,000 to settle investigations by his office’s Medicaid fraud unit.
Authorities say a 3-year-old southwest Missouri girl died after she found a loaded handgun and shot herself.
The Big 12 board of directors has expressed a “strong desire” for Missouri to remain in the conference.
NEW BLOOMFIELD — A campaign to encourage students to stay away from tobacco products begins this week at the New Bloomfield Junior/Senior High School and ends next week with a 5K Run/Walk event.
A St. Louis man has been charged in a connection with a Friday night chase with Jefferson City police.
Officers with the Lincoln University Police Department and Jefferson City Police Department were called to handle large disturbances late Saturday night and early Sunday morning.
E.J. Gaines was just trying to give his team a spark.
Aaron Crane needed it. Jefferson City needed it more.
In district play, sometimes the worst thing a higher seed can do is let a lower seed hang around, get confidence and make a close match out of what should be a blowout.
More than an hour long discussion on two potential sites for a proposed conference center did not result in a decision on either site and instead led to a request by Mayor Eric Struemph for proposals on both sites before the council moves forward.
With a hearing set for next Monday morning, state Auditor Tom Schweich last week again asked the Cole County circuit court to declare that Gov. Jay Nixon’s budget withholdings for the current state business year violated the state Constitution.
Over the next three years, Gov. Jay Nixon said Monday morning, Missouri’s exports to mainland China should grow by “more than $1 billion.”
Jefferson City police on Monday arrested one of their own after responding to a possible hit-and-run accident.
The Rolla Lady Bulldogs couldn’t string together points Monday night because the Jefferson City Lady Jays wouldn’t let them.
It was all cheers for Matthew Beaudry, probably the tiniest pitcher ever to raise his arm and throw the first ball for the Southcoast Knights baseball team at Thomas Chew Park. Just one in 1 million children is diagnosed with the rare type of brain tumor Matthew has, and just one in 2 million survives the cancer, goes into remission and has the tumor come back.
In Billie Shanks’ home on Missouri Avenue in Joplin, an old black roofing tile hung with the image of a bluebird, redbuds and dogwoods. She would stare at the Christmas gift each day as she started her morning in her kitchen.
Tony La Russa thought he was making a simple request of the bullpen: get closer Jason Motte ready. Turns out it was anything but simple.
The Cardinals couldn't get any key hits. Then again, they hardly got much right in a World Series game that turned slapstick for St. Louis.
Stifling stops against the run. Relentless pressure on the quarterback. A struggle just to make a first down. It was the kind of defense expected when the Baltimore Ravens play.
NHL ROUNDUP: Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger left the game after taking a vicious stick to the face, leaving Philadelphia concerned over the health of its captain after a 4-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night.
A few weeks ago, many Chiefs fans were lobbying to join the Andrew Luck sweepstakes.
The Rams entered the season as a legitimate contender for the NFC West title, and they’re winless after six games.