A 49-year-old Columbia woman has won a $3 million prize in a Missouri Lottery game.
The searing historical epic "12 Years a Slave" and the con-artist caper "American Hustle" lead the 71st annual Golden Globes with seven nominations each.
A light week of activity for the Royals at the Winter Meetings concluded Thursday morning appropriately with a whisper at the Rule 5 Draft. The Royals did not select a player in the major-league or minor-league portions of the draft, and they lost only one player, pitcher Tyler Sample, throughout the three phases.
Eighteen thousand arena seats. Sixteen thousand first-class hotel rooms. Three hundred fifty air-conditioned buses. Five thousand volunteers. Those requirements and scores of others are included in a document recently sent to Kansas City and more than a dozen other cities. Kansas City convention officials say the to-do list is long but not impossible to meet.
Federal bus safety regulators have shut down 52 companies in what they describe as a major nationwide crackdown on unsafe outfits, including lines whose drivers had suspended licenses or worked routes of more than 800 miles without rest.
U.S. postal workers already shoveling through an avalanche of greeting cards, letters and packages destined for homes this holiday season are expected to process about 600 million pieces of mail Dec. 16, the busiest mailing day projected this year.
U.S. consumers ramped up spending in November on cars, appliances and furniture and made more purchases online, signaling growing confidence in the economy at the start of the holiday shopping season.
The global airline industry expects its profits to jump to a record high next year, helped by falling jet fuel prices, rising travel demand and cost-cutting.
Having already lost her 6-year-old son, Nicole Hockley insists she won't lose the fight to reduce gun violence — no matter how long it takes.
The American Association of University Professors is concerned that institutions will change massive open online courses created by professors, and that professors will sign away their intellectual property rights to the courses they create. Doing so may have long-term consequences, it says.
Missouri executed Allen Nicklasson on Wednesday night for killing a Good Samaritan who stopped to help him and his friends after their car stalled on Interstate 70 in 1994. It was the state's second execution in three weeks. Nicklasson, 41, was pronounced dead at 10:52 p.m. Wednesday at the state prison in Bonne Terre.
Police are investigating the incident near 10th Street and Ann Avenue.
Talk about an airing of grievances. In protest of a Nativity scene at the Florida Capitol, Chaz Stevens drove 450 miles from Fort Lauderdale to Tallahassee and put up a Festivus pole with beer cans around it. "Festivus for the rest of us" is a nonsecular holiday made up by the television show "Seinfeld."
Dec. 31 will be here before you know it, and almost every nightclub, bar, tavern or restaurant will have something going on. Here are some of the biggest celebrations and select others so you can make plans and reservations for New Years Eve.
With two weeks remaining in the balloting, Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles continues to rank among the top five vote-getters for the 2014 Pro Bowl, and outside linebacker Tamba Hali, offensive tackle Branden Albert, and punter Dustin Colquitt are the top vote-getters at their positions.
Even fans of last years The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey had to admit there were problems. There was still much to admire about Peter Jacksons return to J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth, but it wasnt up to the standards he had set for himself with his Lord of the Rings adaptations. Apparently, he was saving all his energy for The Desolation of Smaug.
About 300 people who attended two conventions in Boston this fall reported that their credit card information was stolen and used to make fraudulent purchases.
Jarring collisions at home plate could become a thing of the past if the players union signs off on the ban announced Wednesday by Major League Baseball at the Winter Meetings.
A private investigator convicted of eavesdropping on the voice mails of royal staff told a tabloid editor that Queen Elizabeth II was annoyed because police officers ate the nuts laid out for Buckingham Palace guests.
Seven Kansas City Democrats contend a newspaper report shows “deceitful and questionable actions” in the bid process that awarded CEE-Trust the contract to prepare a long-range proposal for Kansas City Public Schools.