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A Missouri Senate committee plans to study the state’s construction needs while the House will create two panels to focus on the Medicaid program for the poor.
State education officials are investigating allegations of cheating on annual state testing given to students at Camdenton Middle School.
Missouri education officials are recommending that early childhood programs use a system developed in California to assess whether children are ready to enter school.
Missouri Southern State University officials have terminated the university president's contract but have not explained why he was let go after about five years on the job.
Forensic work on remains found in a St. Louis area cemetery is aimed at trying to identify a little girl murdered two decades ago, and possibly her killer.
An Associated Press journalist and four newspaper industry leaders are the newest Missouri Newspaper Hall of Fame inductees.
Ready to thrill a few hundred school kids, Jimmie Johnson hopped into a replica of his No. 48 car to fire up the engine. The battery was dead. He and some members of his group tried to bump start the car. That just bashed in the show car’s bumper, led to some odd grinding noises and the car started leaking oil. Undaunted, the NASCAR star jogged through the parking lot to the grass plot where the kids were gathered, chanting his name.
Nick Vander Tuig allowed four hits over seven-plus innings and UCLA produced just enough offense to defeat North Carolina State 2-1 in the College World Series on Tuesday night.
Jozy Altidore scored a goal in his fourth consecutive international match, enough for the United States to edge Honduras 1-0 in a World Cup qualifying game Tuesday night.
LeBron James shrugged off a poor start to get 32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, Ray Allen hit a 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds to play to force overtime and the Miami Heat staved off elimination with a 103-100 victory against the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night.
After 16 consecutive years of always showing up at Wimbledon, winning five titles along the way, Venus Williams pulled out of the grass-court Grand Slam tournament Tuesday, citing a lower back injury.
Marian Hossa is one of the Chicago Blackhawks’ top scorers, with three game-winning goals already this postseason. And then, suddenly, he wasn’t in the lineup for a team that needed all the scoring it can get. Hossa’s surprise scratch from Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals — and the one-word explanation, “upper,” for the part of his body that was injured — is part of a long-running cat-and-mouse game NHL teams play on the theory any information about injuries is a competitive disadvantage.
A federal bank that backed a huge airplane loan for Air India will have to explain that the loan didn’t hurt U.S. airlines.
Years of talk about building a Las Vegas Strip arena capable of hosting professional sports yielded an announcement Tuesday casino giant MGM Resorts International and entertainment company AEG will build a privately financed 20,000-seat indoor venue on the Las Vegas Strip.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lolo Jones’ attempt at humor in a video that’s gone viral received a chilly reception from some members of the bobsledding community.
Residents of a southern Missouri town are mourning a local pharmacy owner whose body was found in the Lake of the Ozarks.
It didn’t take long for Missouri to hire a new assistant basketball coach. The Tigers announced the hiring of former Drake head coach Mark Phelps as the team’s new assistant coach. Phelps replaces Rick Carter, who left last week to take a job at Xavier.
The St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission said Tuesday it has paid $2 million to the St. Louis Rams to cover the team’s legal fees for the dispute over upgrades to the Edward Jones Dome that resulted in arbitration.
Ryan Sweeney and Cody Ransom hit back-to-back homers in a four-run first inning and that was plenty for Jeff Samardzija, who pitched the Chicago Cubs past the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 Tuesday night.
With home plate just a few more strides away, David Lough suddenly stopped. And right there in the middle of the third-base line, Kansas City’s chances to win halted, too. Attempting to score the tying run, Lough ran through third-base coach Eddie Rodriguez’s stop sign and got caught in a rundown in the ninth inning as the Royals lost 4-3 to the Cleveland Indians, who rallied against Kansas City’s normally reliable bullpen for three runs in the eighth inning.
Games played June 18, 2013
NATIONAL LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Zack Wheeler lived up the hype in his major league debut, pitching six scoreless innings to lead the New York Mets to a 6-1 victory over the first-place Atlanta Braves and a doubleheader sweep on Tuesday.
Games played June 18, 2013
AMERICAN LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Jonny Gomes hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night, completing a doubleheader sweep.
Games played June 18, 2013
COLLEGE WORLD SERIES ROUNDUP: Nick Vander Tuig allowed four hits over seven-plus innings and UCLA produced just enough offense to defeat North Carolina State 2-1 in the College World Series on Tuesday night.
The U.S. Golf Association is not opposed to inflicting cruel and unusual punishment at its premier championship, so here’s something it might want to consider. Award the “Phil Mickelson Medal” to the runner-up in the U.S. Open.
A Missouri judge used a technicality Tuesday to dismiss a former soldier’s petition seeking custody and child support payments from a teenager he impregnated when she was 14 years old.
U.S. safety regulators said Tuesday that they are investigating problems with air-bag sensors in the seats of some small Suzuki SUVs.
Activist investor Carl Icahn on Tuesday proposed a $16 billion share buyback in his latest effort to thwart Dell Inc. founder Michael Dell’s effort to take the struggling computer maker private.
Daytona International Speedway is getting another facelift, this one considerably bigger than the last. Three years after a complete repaving project, the famed track is overhauling the frontstretch to enhance the “fan experience.”
The Republican-led House on Tuesday passed a far-reaching anti-abortion bill that conservatives saw as a milestone in their 40-year campaign against legalized abortion and Democrats condemned as yet another example of the GOP war on women.
The U.S. foiled a plot to bomb the New York Stock Exchange because of the sweeping surveillance programs at the heart of a debate over national security and personal privacy, officials said Tuesday at a rare open hearing on intelligence — a set-piece for supporters of the spying.
About 8 million immigrants living unlawfully in the United States would gain legal status under sweeping legislation moving toward a vote in the Senate, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday, adding the bill would push federal deficits lower in each of the next two decades.
The latest possible resting place of Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa is an overgrown farm field where the normal calm of chirping crickets is being drowned out by a beeping backhoe, the chop of an overhead news helicopter and the bustle of reporters and onlookers.
FBI agents with jackhammers and shovels were digging Tuesday under a New York City house once occupied by a famed gangster who inspired Robert De Niro’s character in the movie “Goodfellas.”
Some 239,000 teachers are trained each year and 98,000 are hired
The nation’s teacher-training programs do not adequately prepare would-be educators for the classroom, even as they produce almost triple the number of graduates needed, according to a survey of more than 1,000 programs released Tuesday.
A pair of wild boars that were menacing hikers on the Katy Trail in central Missouri have been shot and killed.
Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill says she is supporting a super political action committee encouraging Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president in 2016.
A last-minute move by Missouri lawmakers could make it easier for a Chinese conglomerate to buy one of the biggest pork producers in the U.S.
Missouri’s frogging season is about to begin.
California's Caleb Jones says legislators 'hungry for change'
A leadership competition is brewing in the state House after a Republican lawmaker from central Missouri said Monday he is running for speaker — a post that also is being sought by the chamber’s current majority leader.
The ash trees on the grounds of the Gateway Arch are expected to die off soon, and they’re being removed.
States can’t demand proof of citizenship from people registering to vote in federal elections unless they get federal or court approval to do so, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a decision complicating efforts in Arizona and other states to bar voting by people who are in the country illegally.
The WNBA’s first president feels women’s college basketball needs to make changes if the sport is to grow. Val Ackerman was hired by the NCAA in November to assess the state of the women’s game. In a report submitted last week, Ackerman advised a series of ideas that would help. They included moving the Final Four back to a Friday-Sunday format, exploring a two-site super regional for the second week of the NCAA Tournament and returning to the top 16 teams hosting the first two rounds. In Ackerman’s proposal, the eight-team super regionals would be awarded to sites for three years at a time.
Jason Leffler, like every other racer, understood the risks of his profession. It’s a conversation he had with his longtime girlfriend when his NASCAR prospects dried up and a return to the sprint car circuit was the only way he could compete on a regular basis. It wasn’t a glamorous life, and it certainly wasn’t going to make him rich. But it was a chance to race and, man, did Leffler love racing.
The Miami Heat weren’t supposed to be in this situation. Not now, anyway. Coming home from Texas with their season on the line in 2011 was one thing. They were at the end of their first year together — LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh still trying to figure it all out and clearly a long way from it.
Nothing defines Fabian Johnson better than versatility. It is one reason why the German-American was such a coveted addition to the U.S. national team in 2011. Johnson can shift between midfield and left back with ease. No matter where he plays on the field, he takes to the position like it is his natural one.
Games played June 15, 2013
NATIONAL LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Zack Cozart and Todd Frazier hit upper-deck homers off left-hander Francisco Liriano, and the Cincinnati Reds moved a season-high 15 games over .500 by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 on Monday night.
Games played June 17, 2013
AMERICAN LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Max Scherzer improved to 10-0 and struck out 10, Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer and the Detroit Tigers beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Monday night.
Games played June 17, 2013
COLLEGE WORLD SERIES ROUNDUP: Trey Porter drove in the go-ahead runs in the eighth inning, and Mississippi State took control of its bracket in the College World Series with a 5-4 victory over Indiana on Monday night.
Trey Porter drove in the go-ahead runs in the eighth inning, and Mississippi State took control of its bracket in the College World Series with a 5-4 victory over Indiana on Monday night.
Rookie Shelby Miller pitched five shutout innings and Yadier Molina had a two-run double to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-2 win against the Chicago Cubs on Monday night.