Posted at 10:17 AM

A new event is coming to the community stage at this year’s Santa-Cali-Gon Days festival this weekend in Independence.The Little Miss Independence contest, for girls ages 4 to 6, is at 2 p.m. Sunday. The stage is at Osage Street and Maple Avenue. The festival, which starts Friday, runs throughout the Labor Day weekend on the Square.Three little girls have signed up for the contest.“Basically we’re going to ask them that their favorite thing is, or...

Updated at 9:32 AM

The grisly on-camera murder of American journalist James Foley has made it difficult for isolationist Americans to oppose military action in Iraq and Syria. With every passing day, we are seeing just how dangerous the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria...

Updated at 9:22 AM

Every year about this time the U.S. Department of Agriculture makes me laugh my head off by estimating the cost of raising a child to the age of 18.

Posted at 9:03 AM

Summer jobs can be hard to find for young men with college aspirations. Summertime can also bring difficulty staffing Boy Scout camps. The Heart of America Council, which served nearly 18,000 campers at the Bartle and Naish reservations in 2013,...

Posted at 10:05 AM

D'oh...nuts! Homer Simpson and his clan make a guest appearance on the Sept. 28 season premiere of Family...

Posted at 9:05 AM

The NBC sitcom Welcome to Sweden couldn't get much more personal for

Posted at 10:05 AM

It's official — no, seriously this time.Brad Pitt and 

Posted at 9:05 AM

Come with me if you want to live! Linda Hamilton emerged from 1984's The...

Posted at 9:05 AM

The Closer vet Kyra Sedgwick returns to the force in an arresting guest stint beginning Oct.

Posted at 9:05 AM

A one-armed surfer and a Survivor couple are among the cast members of The Amazing Race...

Updated at 8:19 AM

A new clue emerged in the case of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, The Associated Press reported. A failed satellite call to the airliner "suggests to us that the aircraft might have turned south a little earlier than we had previously...

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