- State declares test results for schools invalid (10/4/17)2
- College algebra to be removed from Southeast required curriculum (10/10/17)1
- Child-custody advocate: State law needs fix to provide parents with more equal custody (10/12/17)
- Past Rowdy the Redhawk mascot's identity revealed (10/15/17)
- Cancer will 'change your life, but it doesn't have to rule it' (10/8/17)
- Sikeston singer moves on with 'The Voice' (10/16/17)
- Police chief, council: Cape Girardeau faces growing gun violence (10/17/17)4
- Developer asks court to OK tax district board for improvements near Hobby Lobby (10/17/17)4
- Bills addressing equal child custody to be filed, legislators say (10/13/17)
- The last person to be laid to rest at Old Lorimier Cemetery: Mary Russell Fox (10/17/17)2
'Destiny's Child' takes break for solo projects
NEW YORK -- The members of Destiny's Child plan to be "Independent Women," taking time off from the group to concentrate on solo projects.
Already, lead singer Beyonce Knowles has a featured role in the upcoming "Austin Powers" sequel, and Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland have discussed solo albums.
The Grammy-winning trio has been busy over the last couple years, with back-to-back multiplatinum albums, a string of hits, dolls made in their images, and a new holiday disc in stores.
Knowles told the E! Entertainment network that it's time for the group to go on hiatus, but they're not breaking up.
Governor upset that torch run skips Minnesota
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Olympic organizers got heat from Gov. Jesse Ventura over their decision not to bring the torch to Minnesota.
The torch began its two-month journey to Salt Lake City, the site of the 2002 Winter Olympics, on Tuesday. But Minnesota is one of four states not on the Olympic Torch Relay route.
A spokesman for the Salt Lake City Organizing Committee has said there isn't time to hit all 50 states.
Ventura said it wouldn't upset him as much if this were the summer Olympics. But he was dumbfounded that the torch would bypass a cold-weather state that's home to many past and prospective U.S. Winter Olympic team members.
Hawaii, North Dakota and South Dakota were left off the map, too.
Henley, Crosby raise money for terror victims
LOWELL, Mass. -- Don Henley and David Crosby helped raise $300,000 for children of Merrimack Valley victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The two singers headlined a concert Wednesday night at Tsongas Arena, which U.S. Rep. Martin Meehan, D-Mass., organized to help children of his district pay for future education expenses.
-- From wire reports