My political friends on the right always talk about small government, being fiscally responsible, and not burdening our children with a massive debt. OK, no problem.
A fourth infant has been discovered to have been infected with a rare, sometimes fatal form of bacteria that can come from baby formula, but there is no evidence the cases are related, federal health authorities said Friday.
Wal-Mart recalled a batch of infant formula after a baby died in Missouri. Tests for the cause are in progress.
Police in eastern Missouri found the body of missing 1-year-old Tyler Daniel Dasher on Tuesday in a wooded area about a mile from his home.
A lawsuit filed against a Missouri school district alleges that officials failed to protect a female student from repeated sexual assaults from a male student, and at one point expelled her for reporting the alleged attacks.
A 43-year-old Missouri man has been charged with first-degree murder in the disappearance of a 3-year-old girl last seen a week ago riding her bicycle, the Dunklin County prosecuting attorney said Saturday.
Police in Missouri said Thursday that they'd found two training wheels similar to those on a pink bike ridden by a 3-year-old girl before she went missing.
Nearly three-quarters of the mountain snowpack contributing to high water levels along the Missouri River system has melted, but significant flooding remains a concern in seven states from Montana to Missouri, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Weather Service.
The swollen Missouri River washed over and punched through levees in northwestern Missouri early Sunday, spurring authorities to urge about 250 nearby residents to leave their homes.
The overflowing Missouri river could flood Omaha, Nebraska, and disrupt the College World Series.
The tornados, floods and wildfires that have swept across the United States are also wreaking havoc on state budgets.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon speaks about the levee crisis that has flooded hundreds of square miles of farmland.
The intentional breach of a levee on the Mississippi River is helping to ease unprecedented flood pressure on other areas, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said.
Missouri on Sunday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to halt a plan to intentionally breach a levee on the rain-swollen Mississippi River, flooding Missouri farmland in an effort to save an Illinois town.
A mandatory evacuation was issued Saturday for a southwestern Illinois town threatened by the rain-swollen Mississippi River, an order that was issued as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers weighed whether to blow up a levee and flood rural farm communities to save the town.
Missouri's attorney general turned to a federal court Tuesday to stop a federal plan to blow a levee to ease pressure on the flood-engorged Mississippi River.
A levee broke along the Black River sending water rushing into a rural area of southeast Missouri. KFVS reports.
Sandbag walls were beginning to rise Tuesday across parts of the Midwest against what the National Weather Service warned could be record flooding in the Mississippi and Ohio river valleys over the next week.
Home video shows a tornado that swirled through northeast Missouri. WGEM has more.
Portions of the Midwest and South were experiencing another round of severe weather on Tuesday, as a line of violent storms threatened some of the same states battered by a wave of violent weather last week, forecasters say.
A poultry facility in southwest Missouri was quarantined after the discovery of a suspected case of bird flu, officials said.
Small businesses in three states may have an easier time getting loans, thanks to an infusion of funds from Uncle Sam.
It is a case so heart-wrenching that a key ruling referenced the biblical Solomon, who, a Missouri judge said, at least had the option to decree that the child be cut in half.
Authorities spent the day picking up mail on a Missouri highway after an open door led to a spill. KSDK reports.
Residents are picking up the pieces after major storms ripped through areas of Missouri.
A man shot and killed two women and another man Tuesday in Bonne Terre, Missouri, before killing himself with a handgun, in what local police said was a domestic dispute.
Five elementary school students and their bus driver were hurt when a school bus and a sport-utility vehicle collided Thursday west of St. Louis, Missouri, authorities said.
A chimpanzee owned by a Missouri resident smashes up cars and terrorizes a couple after its escape. KSHB reports.
A Missouri state trooper died Friday when the helicopter he was flying crashed on a suburban street.
Human factors and road construction issues will be the focus of a federal investigation into the highway accident involving two school buses in Missouri on Thursday.
Two people have died in a wreck involving two school buses in Missouri Thursday, said Jorma Duran, a spokesman for the Missouri Department of Transportation.
U.S. Senate races in Kansas and Missouri and a ballot measure seen as a referendum on President Obama's health care reform highlighted Tuesday's primary elections.
U.S. Senate races in Kansas and Missouri and a ballot measure seen as a referendum on President Obama's health care reform are among Tuesday's primary elections.
Voters from the Great Lakes to the Plains head to the polls Tuesday with primaries in Kansas, Michigan, and Missouri. In the spotlight are a competitive Republican Senate contest and gubernatorial primaries, as well as a key provision in the new federal health care reform law.
New clothing helped lead police to the man suspected of kidnapping a 4-year-old Missouri girl.
A man who killed himself before police could question him about the abduction of a 4-year-old Missouri girl was a convicted sex offender, a local official told CNN Thursday.
A snow storm on the first day of spring could drop several inches this weekend from New Mexico to Missouri, while farther north, Minnesota and North Dakota brace for the rising waters of the Red River.
Graphic details of bestiality, child rape and sodomy emerged in court documents filed Thursday in the case of a Missouri family accused of horrific crimes against their relatives.
Getting arrested for stealing cars after his 16th birthday may be the best thing that ever happened to Terrence Barkley.
An investigation into dogfighting across five states has resulted in federal charges against 19 people, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday.
iReporter and storm chaser Michael Ambrosia shot some amazing footage of a tornado passing through Novinger, Missouri.
Thunderstorms and high winds are expected to keep sweeping across Missouri and Kentucky on Saturday after Friday's pounding rain left thousands without power, officials said.
BOISE, Idaho -- Following the defensive battle between Xavier-Wisconsin earlier in the day, watching Missouri and Marquette was a refreshing jolt of speed and scoring, capped by a stirring and slightly controversial finish.
It took one movie star five hours and a judge's order before he could vote by machine in his district Tuesday.
CNN's John King reports that the black vote could be crucial in deciding which Missouri swings.
Officials in Missouri, a hard-fought jewel in the presidential race, are sifting through possibly hundreds of questionable or duplicate voter-registration forms submitted by an advocacy group that has been accused of election fraud in other states
Gasoline prices fell slightly Tuesday, bringing the total decline in the nationwide average to more than 10% since mid-July, according to a daily survey of gas station credit card swipes.
Price of gas got you crying at the pump? Is it eating into your household budget? Well, get used to it.
Sodden and crumbling, the Pin Oak levee was the only thing standing between Winfield, Missouri, and the flood-swollen Mississippi River on Wednesday.
Another round of storms headed toward tornado-ravaged areas of Missouri, Arkansas and several other states early Tuesday
CNN's Jacqui Jeras takes a look at some of the most dramatic moments from the recent storms in the Midwest.
Flood water laps over Arkansas, closing the only road out of the small prairie hamlet of Georgetown.
A school bus in Jefferson County, Missouri, is caught in flooding.
Flood waters continue to rise in Pacific, Missouri and are not expected to crest until this weekend.
Missouri has always been a nearly flawless barometer of presidential elections, so it was only fitting that both party's races there on Super Tuesday were incredibly tight
A federal appeals court has upheld the right of female inmates to be transported at state expense for elective abortions.
Where can you grab a cold beer from the company keg when the clock strikes four? Where can you take in a yoga class during your lunch hour? And where can you do laundry for free?
Theoretically, you come to the Mailbag each week seeking my "expertise" on college football matters. This week, however, the biggest story in the country involves a subject I feel somewhat unqualified to speak about.
A federal court shuts down a flood-control boondoggle in Missouri, saying the books were cooked to justify the project
Hot, humid air is blanketing wide areas of the nation this week, and Missouri health experts have been urging people to stay in air-conditioned buildings
Rick Majerus has been analyzing basketball games at ESPN for three seasons. On Saturday, he found himself at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis for the first BracketBusters matchup between two ranked teams.
Voters in six states Tuesday approved ballot measures raising the minimum wage, joining 18 other states in setting a wage higher than the federal mark of $5.15 an hour, according to CNN projections.
The results of Missouri's referendum on stem cell research Tuesday could impact several biotechs specializing in that line of work.
The New York Democrat leading the party's campaign efforts in the Senate said Monday he considers the key battleground states in the midterm election "very winnable."
Almost 300,000 electric customers in the St. Louis, Missouri, area remained in the dark Sunday night, four days after the first of two severe thunderstorms battered the region amid a lingering heat wave, a utility spokesman said.
"No, we probably would have guessed it would be half of what it costs today. And we're worried." --Judie Kavit (and daughter Caroline), Yorktown, Va.
A record $340 million Powerball jackpot has sent ticket sales for the multi-state lottery soaring.
Storms drenched parts of the nation's mid-section Saturday, and at least 30 twisters were reported in several states in the first major outbreak of tornadoes this year.
Even in mid-April, the public does not despise all income taxes.
My wife and I recently had our first son and my mother wants to buy him a $50,000 life insurance policy. But when I tell her I think it would make more sense for her to contribute to a college savings plan or custodial account in his name, she makes it sound as I'm a lunatic. We are fighting mad at each other at this point. So I ask you: am I right on this or am I a lunatic?
In a ruling that marked a change in "national standards," a divided Supreme Court Tuesday ruled that the execution of juvenile killers is unconstitutional.
The following is information provided by the Death Penalty Information Center on the death penalty in the United States.
I'm 42 years old and have about 95 percent of my money in stocks (70 percent large-company stocks, 15 percent small company and 10 percent international) with the rest in cash and bonds. Everything I read says now is not a good time to get into bonds, but should I have more bond exposure?
The U.S. attorney for the Western District of Missouri said Thursday that Lisa Montgomery -- the woman charged with strangling a pregnant woman, cutting the near-term fetus from her womb and kidnapping the baby -- will make an initial court appearance Tuesday in Kansas City, Missouri.
Lisa Montgomery, accused of strangling a 23-year-old Missouri woman and cutting the fetus out of her womb, sat motionless Monday as a judge read the charge against her in U.S. District Court.
One of the two people to survive the crash of a commuter plane in Missouri this week described his ordeal in a phone call from his hospital bed, his voice breaking as he recounted the screams from the dying.
An election afterthought a few weeks ago, Friday night's debate in St. Louis and a tightening race nationwide have focused fresh attention on Missouri.
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Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry and his running mate John Edwards Thursday kicked off a joint campaign swing -- through the Western United States -- in Missouri, where they were met by both cheering supporters and boisterous protesters.
President Bush and John Kerry campaign within a quarter-mile of each other today in Davenport, Iowa, an evenly divided town in a battleground state.
The severe weather that brought 84 tornado sightings across eight states Sunday was responsible for three deaths, taking the death toll from the weekend storms to eight, officials said Monday.
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What they view as a troubled national economy drew many voters to the primaries in five states Tuesday, but exit polls showed respondents picking different candidates based on that issue.
Howard Dean lashed out Saturday at Democratic presidential front-runner Sen. John Kerry with some of the harshest rhetoric of the campaign, calling Kerry "another special interest clone."
By the time we go to sleep tonight, or early tomorrow morning, '04 Dems will have ended their yearlong love/hate relationship with New Hampshire.
The Supreme Court Monday agreed to again decide the constitutionality of executing people who were juveniles at the time they committed murder.
Missouri Rep. Dick Gephardt spoke to supporters in Iowa after placing a disappointing fourth in the caucuses.
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