Mizzou Basketball Just Misses Preseason Top-25 AP RankingDuke was the preseason No. 1 for the second straight season, as three SEC schools were placed in the AP's Top-25 ranking.
St. Louis-Native, UConn Forward Napheesa Collier Named AP All-AmericanCollier was named an AP All-American, and finalist for the Wade Trophy, which is "The Heisman of Women's Basketball."
US Capitol Lockdown EndsCapitol police had said they were searching for an individual but offered no details.
AP Sunshine Requests Denied by Legislative LeadersHouse Minority Leader Jake Hummel was the only one of Missouri's top four lawmakers to provide the information.
Deadly Storm System Scatters Damage Across the SouthThe storms killed at least three in Mississippi, two others in Tennessee and one in Arkansas before the worst passed Wednesday night.
Football Prepares Israeli Teens for Military CombatA growing number of native-born Israelis have taken to the army-like strategy, camaraderie and collisions of the gridiron.
Across U.S., Over 220 Prison Escapees On The LooseSomewhere out there are an admitted killer who crawled through a Texas prison's ventilation ducts. A murderer who apparently escaped from an Indiana institution in a garbage truck.
Union Official: Charges Seem Unlikely for Darren WilsonJeff Roorda, business manager for the St. Louis Police Officers' Association, later told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the AP "mistook what I said."
Woe And Opportunity: Tales From Historic Drought The United States is in the midst of the worst drought in decades, and the dry weather and soaring temperatures are taking a toll on people living and working in Ohio west to California and Texas north to the Dakotas. Farmers have watched their corn wither and their cattle go hungry. Homeowners have seen their lawns turn brown and gardens wilt. Communities in the Midwest that rarely experience water shortages have enacted restrictions, and businesses are looking for ways to stay afloat as sales fall off. Here are a few of their stories: