Sen. Charlie Shields, R-St. Joseph, listens to a question from a member of the Senate Education Committee Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, in Jefferson City, Mo. Shields proposed legislation to provide more state money for a teachers' incentive program offered by some school districts.(AP Photo/Kelle…
Thousands of people showed up for a candlelight vigil across the street from Kirkwood City Hall on Feb. 8, 2008, the day after a gunman shot seven people inside the government center. Photo by Dawn Majors of the Post-Dispatch
The Rev. Billy Graham,center, at the podium of the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago on August 27, 1968. (AP Photo)
America's Ann Elsener competing in the compulsory dives of the women's Olympic Games springboard competition at Empire Pool, Wembley, London, Aug. 2, 1948. (AP Photo)
America's Anne Curtis, left, with Karen Harup of Denmark after they had finished the women's Olympic Games 400-metres Freestyle Final at the Empire Pool, Wembley, London, Aug. 7, 1948. Curtis won the race , with Harup taking second place. The first five in the race all beat the Olympic Recor…
American William Porter, winner of the men's Olympic Games 110-metre hurdles, in Wembley Stadium, London, Aug. 4, 1948, shows his gold medal to the press. Porter set a new Olympic record for the race. (AP Photo)
America's James McLane with the gold medal he won in the men's Olympic Games 1,500metres Freestyle Final, at Empire Pool, Wembley, London, Aug. 7, 1948. (AP Photo)
A new business-networking group goes beyond the professional
into the personal and pushes even further — into religion.
MOGADISHU, Somalia — A British woman who is being held by Somali
pirates with her husband after their yacht was hijacked said in a
phone call broadcast Friday that the couple were "bearing up," and
she described her captors as "very hospitable."
WASHINGTON — Celebrities Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney and
Denzel Washington, prominent Democratic fundraisers and
heavyweights from the financial services and high-tech industries
were among those landing visits with President Obama or others at
the White House during Obama's first months i…
• "Public meeting set on Ryan Airfield plan,'' Friday on A18,
included a wrong date for a public meeting to review the final
draft of the Ryan Airfield Master Plan Update. The meeting is
Monday, Nov. 9.
Raytheon Missile Systems Inc. and the Machinists Union reached a
tentative agreement Friday on a new three-year labor contract for
1,750 Tucson workers whose contract is to expire Sunday.
KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Top defense officials from 24 nations in
the Asia-Pacific region discussed how to combat piracy and deliver
disaster assistance at a meeting in Hawaii.
WASHINGTON — Hours after a personal encounter with the grim cost
of war, President Obama said Thursday the sight of 18 flag-covered
cases holding the remains of Americans killed this week in
Afghanistan can't help but influence his thinking about sending
more troops overseas.
CAMPINAS, Brazil — A German man reportedly dumped by a Brazilian
woman he met on the Internet has been living in an airport for 13
days and isn't saying when he will leave.