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Plagiarism charges mar Melania Trump's moment

Published Jul. 19 2016
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This was to have been Melania Trump's moment, her first real introduction to American voters who'd seen her by her...

Doom and gloom ... or Trump

Published Jul. 19 2016
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Painting a bleak picture of America's future, Republicans promised a new era of security with Donald Trump as president...

Trump to complete improbable rise at GOP convention

Published Jul. 18 2016
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A year ago, few imagined Donald Trump as a headline speaker at the Republican National Convention — let alone as...

Assessor candidates talk about office's role in Cole County

Published Jul. 17 2016
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An incumbent and a newcomer to county politics are vying for the Cole County Assessor's office.

Estes looking to serve another term

Published Jul. 17 2016
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In 2007, Gov. Matt Blunt appointed Chris Estes to be the Cole County Assessor when then-Assessor Shawn Ordway went to...

Rollins hopes to give back as assessor

Published Jul. 17 2016
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As a lifelong Cole County resident, Greg Rollins said he's always looked for way to give back to the community.

Three face off for Callaway County sheriff

Published Jul. 17 2016
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Three candidates with law enforcement experience are seeking the Republican nomination for Callaway County sheriff on the Aug. 2 ballot.

Trump presents 'partner' Pence, but no doubt who's the star

Published Jul. 17 2016
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Donald Trump presented running mate Mike Pence to the nation Saturday, hailing the Indiana governor as his "first choice" and...

Missouri GOP delegate seeks to dump Trump, others reluctant

Published Jul. 16 2016
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Carl Bearden will attend the Republican National Convention as a Missouri delegate pledged to support Donald Trump for president, but...

Political outsider Trump introducing insider Mike Pence

Published Jul. 16 2016
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His running mate largely unknown to the public, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is introducing Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, a...

Pence wins Trump's vote; GOP team addresses America Saturday

Published Jul. 15 2016
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After frenzied, final decision-making, Donald Trump announced Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate Friday, adding an experienced politician...

List of Christie allies tied to Port Authority schemes grows

Published Jul. 15 2016
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A growing list of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's allies have pleaded guilty or have been charged in schemes involving...

US officials cite potential for violence at GOP convention

Published Jul. 15 2016
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U.S. national security officials said Thursday they're concerned about the potential for violence at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland...

Ginsburg sorry for "ill-advised" criticism of Trump

Published Jul. 15 2016
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Conceding her outspoken criticism of Donald Trump was "ill advised," Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg apologized Thursday in an...

Trump postpones VP announcement, citing France attacks

Published Jul. 15 2016
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Donald Trump was on the verge of announcing his vice presidential pick Thursday, with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence emerging as...

Trump and family meet with VP finalists

Published Jul. 14 2016
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Republican Donald Trump has entered the final phase of his high-profile search for a running mate, arranging last-minute meetings with...

Clinton urges nation to fix divisions

Published Jul. 14 2016
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Hillary Clinton said Wednesday the Republican Party of Abraham Lincoln has been transformed into "the party of Trump," declaring her...

NY candidate's Quaker faith prompts threatening posts

Published Jul. 14 2016
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New York State Police have been asked to investigate threatening online comments directed at state Senate candidate Sara Niccoli, whose...

Missouri GOP candidates for governor talk police, Ferguson

Published Jul. 14 2016
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Missouri's Republican candidates for governor renewed calls to support police during a debate largely focused on racial tensions and police-involved...

Top Nixon spokeswoman joining Hillary Clinton's campaign

Published Jul. 13 2016
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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's communications director is joining presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign as deputy chief of staff.

Texas governor to miss GOP convention

Published Jul. 12 2016
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will miss next week's Republican National Convention as he recovers from extensive burns sustained when he...

Congress expected to leave town with no action on guns or Zika

Published Jul. 12 2016
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Congress is expected to exit Washington for a months-long recess with no action on gun control, despite mass shootings in...

AG Lynch defends decision on Clinton email inquiry

Published Jul. 12 2016
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Attorney General Loretta Lynch deflected a barrage of Republican questions Tuesday about her decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for...