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Oscar mistake puts consulting firm's reputation in jeopardy

Published Feb. 27 2017

For 82 years, accounting and consulting firm PwC has enjoyed a reputational boon from handling the balloting process at the...

Flap eclipses'Moonlight' win, but civility reigns

Published Feb. 27 2017

The 89th Academy Awards got off on the right foot, with a song and dance, but ended with the most...

Envelopes explained: How presenters get winning names

Published Feb. 27 2017

A look at how the Academy Awards' winners envelopes are handled before being opened live onstage:

'Moonlight' wins best picture

Published Feb. 27 2017

"Moonlight" won the best picture trophy at the Academy Awards in a historic Oscar upset that followed Warren Beatty...

Rio's Carnival: a high-stakes samba parade

Published Feb. 26 2017

Rio de Janeiro's Carnival parade is world famous for the samba dancing, costumes that leave little to the imagination and...

Joseph Wapner, star of 'The People's Court,' dead at 97

Published Feb. 26 2017

Joseph Wapner, the retired Los Angeles judge who presided over "The People's Court" with steady force during the heyday of...

Actor Bill Paxton dies

Published Feb. 26 2017

Bill Paxton, a prolific and charismatic actor who had memorable roles in such blockbusters as "Apollo 13" and "Titanic" while...

Which tipples are the toast of the town?

Published Feb. 26 2017

Glasses are raised nightly throughout the city. Some people hold mugs filled with frothy craft beers or traditional domestics.

Fans of fungus begin to think about festival

Published Feb. 26 2017

Enter Garry Vaught, owner of Beks restaurant and an organizer of Fulton's Morels and Microbrews festival. In its fifth year,...

Get ready for Pancake Day

Published Feb. 26 2017

Strap on the old feed bag. It's almost Shrove Tuesday.

Novel features mystery, cultural commentary, memorable characters

Published Feb. 26 2017

"The Rise and Fall of Great Powers," the second novel by Tom Rachman, works as a mystery, a cultural commentary,...

Spring gardening tips

Published Feb. 26 2017

I always encourage gardeners to review advised planting dates for their region of Missouri for vegetables they'll grow.

Godspell Jr. to take Lighthouse Preparatory stage

Published Feb. 25 2017

A show that goes along with the mission statement of Lighthouse Preparatory Academy will be the next production from the...

HALO to celebrate 9th annual Artreach Auction

Published Feb. 25 2017

Community members have an opportunity to extend their support to homeless youth as HALO celebrates its ninth annual Artreach Auction...

Go for the king of English street food: fish and chips

Published Feb. 25 2017

As our palates grow accustomed to savory spices and tongue-numbing chiles, it's easy to forget the classics of our close...

The Oscars are less white, but the industry hasn't changed

Published Feb. 24 2017

After two years of intense public scrutiny over the academy's all-white acting nominations, the 2017 Oscar nominees are as diverse...

Sharp vision: New glasses help the legally blind see

Published Feb. 24 2017

Jeff Regan was born with underdeveloped optic nerves and had spent most of his life in a blur.

Bill Cosby won't face a barrage of accusers at his trial

Published Feb. 24 2017

In a major break for Bill Cosby, a judge ruled Friday that just one of the comedian's multitude of other...

'SIX' to headline charity concert

Published Feb. 24 2017

A charity concert to support Toys for Tots will be coming Saturday to the Miller Performing Arts Center in Jefferson...

Many 'reasons for freezing' at the 2017 Polar Plunge

Published Feb. 24 2017

The 22nd annual Polar Plunge on Saturday will be the 10th consecutive time Jessie Wells, of Jefferson City, will take...

Cool facts about 7 Earth-size planets circling single star

Published Feb. 23 2017

Scientists have spotted seven Earth-size planets around a nearby star, some or all of which could harbor water and possibly...

Ready2Eat: Freezer meals - planning way ahead

Published Feb. 23 2017

I've been spending some time recently in Buffalo, New York, with my son and daughter-in-law after the birth of my...

Healthy Life: Dairy food group

Published Feb. 23 2017

Foods in this group are high in calcium and vitamin D, which are essential for bone health. Calcium is also...