Posted at 11:01 AM

The American Legion Department of Missouri Boy Scouts Committee announced that the Eagle Scout of The Year program for 2016 is underway. The program at the national level grants the winner a $10,000 college scholarship and three other Eagle Scouts each receive a $2,500 college scholarship. The Eagle Scout who wins the competition from Missouri will receive a $500 college scholarship. Prospective nominees must be a registered, active member of a Boy Scout Troop, Varsity Scout Team or...

Updated at 10:59 AM

Don Landgren cartoon mocking the Pumpkin Spice craze.

Updated at 10:57 AM

Actress Ashley Benson has apologized after sparking up Internet uproar on Tuesday this week when she posted a snap of herself wearing a "Cecil the Lion" costume on her Instagram account. 

Updated at 10:20 AM

BOISE, Idaho — A restaurant manager gave an Idaho mother a free meal after two other customers delivered a scathing note to her table, accusing her baby of "ruining" their dinner.

Updated at 9:57 AM

An Alabama television reporter's attempt to interview a city commissioner went haywire on Tuesday when the local politician hit the reporter in the face.

Updated at 9:47 AM

If you think your commute is bad, try getting stuck in a traffic jam with thousands of other people in Beijing. 

Updated at 9:07 AM

Try thinking of a film in which Tom Hanks isn’t the good guy. Without doing a detailed Internet search, the only characters I can come up with are the murderous Irish author in “Cloud Atlas” and the hitman in “Road to Perdition.” Otherwise, Hanks...

Updated at 8:51 AM

Baby on the way? Congratulations. That gives you about a million things to plan for and dream about. One of the most immediate is preparing a special living space for the impending arrival. While it may be tempting to just redo a spare bedroom in...

Updated at 8:41 AM

It feels so good to say this: Janet Jackson is back. Her latest album, “Unbreakable,” has debuted at No. 1. It’s on fire.

Posted at 6:20 AM

My name is Popcorn and I’m here to tell you about the ABF Chili Supper that is coming up Saturday, Oct. 10. The ABF Chili Supper will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 600 N. Liberty, Independence. Dinner will be at 6...

Posted at 6:20 AM

Great Plains SPCA is having a donation special right now. Every dollar donated by Oct. 15 will be matched. The following animals are available for adoption at the Regional Animal Shelter, 21001 E. Missouri 78. Call 621-7722 or visit...

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