College Football Spotlight: Conference Perception Key As Big 12 Makes StatementConference play will begin picking up this week, but there will also be some key non-conference match-ups as well. Defending SEC champion Auburn heads to Kansas State for a Thursday night match-up. This could be the Big 12’s last chance to leave a huge impression on the selection committee.
Missouri Has Nation's Fourth-Highest Smoking Rate; Illinois 20th26.2 percent of Missourians say they smoke. Kentucky has the highest smoking rate, West Virginia is number two, and Oklahoma is third.
Teen Pregnancy Dropped in Missouri, IllinoisThe overall teen birth rate in Missouri and Illinois fell between 20 to 29 percent, right at the national average of 25 percent.
Big Winners Share Lessons, Risks of Powerball WinPast winners of mega-lottery drawings and financial planners have some more sound advice: Stick to a budget, invest wisely, learn to say no and be prepared to lose friends.
Jailers Worry About Dental Floss As A WeaponWhen a group of New York prisoners sued last month to demand access to dental floss, officials said they had to consider "security issues."
Monsanto $ettles with West Virginia Residents on Agent Orange A judge approved the proposed deal ending a class-action lawsuit by current and former Nitro residents who say Monsanto polluted their community by burning waste from Agent Orange production.
Blair Mountain Protest Comes to Creve CoeurStudents from Washington University and environmental activists say the mining at Blair Mountain in West Virginia has got to stop.