Jim Salter, The Associated Press

  • In this Nov. 9, 2016, file photo, Democrat Jason Kander concedes to Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., during an election watch party at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, Mo. (Orlin Wagner/AP)
    Jason Kander is back after quietly working through PTSD

    Not so many months ago, Jason Kander was spending his life on airplanes. The picture of youth and energy, Kander was in demand from Democratic groups across the U.S., a military veteran from middle America making a powerful case for generational change in his party, possibly with an eye toward a 2020 presidential run.

  • In this Sept. 5, 2017, photo, sociologist Lisa Martino-Taylor poses for a photo in her office in Kirkwood, Mo. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
    Cold War radiation testing in US widespread, author claims

    Three members of Congress are demanding answers after a St. Louis scholar’s new book revealed details of secret Cold War-era U.S. government testing in which countless unsuspecting people, including many children, pregnant women and minorities, were fed, sprayed or injected with radiation and other dangerous materials.

  • Report finds flaws in mental health care at St. Louis VA

    St. Louis Veterans Administration health care officials insufficiently investigated the death of a mental health patient who killed himself, according to a report from the VA Office of Inspector General.

  • Incumbent Blunt defeats Kander in Missouri Senate race

    Republican Roy Blunt will return for a second term representing Missouri in the U.S. Senate after holding off a spirited challenge from Jason Kander, an outcome that helped the GOP block a Democratic push to win control of the chamber.

  • FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2014 file photo Police and Missouri National Guardsmen stand guard as protesters gather in Ferguson, Mo. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 ended the state of emergency for unrest in the St. Louis area related to the grand jury announcement in the Ferguson case, lauding the efforts of police and the Missouri National Guard for preventing any loss of life. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
    Gov. Nixon ends state of emergency for Ferguson protests

    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday ended the state of emergency that he declared for the St. Louis area ahead of unrest over the Ferguson grand jury decision, praising the work of police and the National Guard in preventing any protest-related deaths.

  • FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2012 file photo Elsie Shemin-Roth holds a World War I photo of her father William Shemin at her home in Labadie, Mo. Nearly a century ago, Sgt. Shemin raced across a battlefield three times to pull wounded comrades to safety, survived a bullet to the head and led his unit to safety. The heroism should have earned him the Medal of Honor but didn't, possibly because discrimination was rampant _ and he was Jewish. Thanks to the efforts of his daughter, Shemin is on the cusp of finally being honored with a medal, 41 years after his death. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
    Century later, Jewish soldier may get top medal

    Nearly a century ago, Sgt. William Shemin raced across a World War I battlefield three times to pull wounded comrades to safety. With all the senior leaders of the platoon wounded or killed, the 19-year-old survived a bullet to the head and led his unit to safety.