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Shooter confronted estranged wife, coach outside theater, police say
Joplin police say Jeffrey Bruner shot Missouri Southern coach Derek Moore in the torso, then stood over him and fired additional shots, outside a movie theater Friday night.
Couple begins 'kindness' journey
Did a stranger buy your coffee this morning? Or pay your parking ticket? If so, you could be a recipient of a Michigan couple's random kindness. They're traveling part of the United States, helping as many people as they can.
European capital's delicacies reveal its rich past
Tallinn's Old Town Pharmacy - the oldest in Europe - is thought to be the birthplace of marzipan, and the capital's Haa Eesti Asi is a foodie's dream with provisions including bear terrine and horse sausage.
Police say football coach murdered by acquaintance
A football coach at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Mo., was gunned down in a movie theater parking lot Friday night by what police say was an assailant who knew the coach. The shooting caused cancellation of the school's homecoming activities and football game with Lindenwood University.
Despite the smell, Perry-the-plant draws a crowd
The rare bloom of a corpse flower is drawing plenty of visitors to a small liberal arts college, despite an offending odor that's likened to boiled cabbage, stinky shoes, poop and zombies.
Feds to review case of teen found dead in wrestling mat
Federal prosecutors will conduct a formal review of the death of Kendrick Johnson, a 17-year-old who was found dead earlier this year inside rolled-up wrestling mats at his high school.
Shutzhund trains dogs to track, protect
The German Shepherd named Jaro looks me squarely in the eyes. It snarls. Each powerful bark pins me further in place. Stay calm, I tell myself. Dogs can smell fear, can't they?
Memorial to Sherman's march missing from Georgia city
A historical marker recalling a visit by Gen. William T. Sherman and his army, as he set out on his destructive March to the Sea, is curiously missing from this former Georgia capital.
Anonymity is fleeting when people are tweeting
In the ego-driven game of Twitter, Jofi Joseph was, for a while, one of the winners. But what did it get him? While Twitter has launched many once-obscure wits to social prominence, Joseph — the National Security Council staffer fired this week when he was revealed as the secret author of @natsecwonk — could never benefit from a growing fan base.
Dog who helped search for tornado victims honored
His name is Bond. He is courageous and confident, renowned for his search and rescue work. But unlike the fictional secret agent known as 007, this Bond has four legs and a silky fur.
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